About Mrs. Chai
Welcome to Mrs. Chai's class page!
Our school's motto is to "Educate, Equip, and Enable the Christian leaders of tomorrow." As New Covenant Academy's middle school English teacher, I have the wonderful privilege of combining NCA's mission with my love of English. I truly believe that being skilled in English is a necessary part of being educated in the twenty-first century, one of the best tools to equip young men and women for success in the workplace, and absolutely foundational to enabling our children to rise as leaders in the world.
4th and 5th grade English will be focused on building foundational grammar skills, learning reading comprehension skills and strategies, expanding vocabulary, and developing the Six Traits of Writing. Additionally, we utilize technology such as IXL and Google Classroom to help your children be proficient in computer use.
6th, 7th, and 8th grade English will expand up the content taught in grades 4 and 5. Students will explore more complex grammar concepts, read and respond to significant works of literature by analyzing the motivations and reactions of characters, the relevance of setting, and literary devices that define a writer’s style, expand their vocabulary, and further refine their writing. Technology use will be accerlated as students beginning in grade 6 use a hybrid form of learning, moving away from traditional textbooks to online curriculum.
In all classes, writing, reading, listening, and speaking are practiced daily, and discussions and group work are frequently used in order to encourage students to learn with and from each other. A heavy emphasis will also be placed on critical thinking and study skills.