Emphasize in strengthening of basic reading comprehension and writing skills. An integrated language arts approach will be used; therefore, specific grammatical skills will also be developed along with oral communication and listening skills. The ability to organize one’s thoughts, to express them simply and clearly, and to observe the standards and conventions of language usage will be developed. Emphasis on strategies for generating ideas for writing, planning, and organizing material, intended to prepare students for the demand of college writing, focusing on reading critically and incorporating source material in students own writing. Research projects will be developed through the responsible use of technology by pair or group work.