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LANGUAGE ARTS

The BASA ELA program, aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence, equips students with the ability to use formal English in their writing and speaking by gaining, evaluating, incorporating, and using credible information, complex ideas, and textual evidence. They will be able to identify and understand the development of multiple ideas through details and structure in non-fiction and poetry, and track the development of complex characters and advanced elements of plot in fiction and poetry. Student writing will reflect the ability to present, develop, substantiate, and defend a thesis, employing the structure, evidence, logic, rhetoric and figurative language, mood and tone necessary in the composition of effective, clear, and persuasive texts. Graduating students will be able to construct college-ready research papers of significant length in accordance with the guidelines of standard format styles such as APA and MLA. Through extensive reading and writing with an emphasis on context, students will build strong and varied vocabularies across multiple content areas, including technical subjects. 

COURSES OFFERED

  • 8th-grade English--Language Arts
  • 9th-grade English--Literary Genres
  • 9th-grade English Honors--Literary Genres
  • 10th-grade English--World Literature
  • 10th-grade Honors--World Literature

Additional Resources

For additional information, please contact:
Department Lead - Dr. Anne Locke Ridgway (annelocke.ridgway@barrow.k12.ga.us)
Magnet & Academy Coordinator - Dr. Cheryl Guy (cheryl.guy@barrow.k12.ga.us)

Language Arts Teachers

Additional information about each teacher is available by clicking their name below.

Charles Clark

ELA Teacher

Ms. Ysheena Lyles

8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Ysheena Lyles was born and raised in Barrow County and is a proud graduate of Winder Ba...

Liberty New

8th Grade Social Studies and ELA Teacher

Dr. Anne Ridgway

Language Arts Teacher

Anne Locke Ridgway hails from the small bucolic town of Hartwell named after the amazin...

Amy Wilson

Newcomer Academy Instructor

Mrs. Wilson is in her 13th year working in Barrow County.  After graduating from t...

Dr. Deborah Yarrow

ELA Teacher

Debbie Yarrow was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She completed an undergraduat...

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