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When kids are talking casually with their friends, do they call English class "English" or "Language Arts"? (Or something else?)
I figure different schools might be different, so I wanted to reach as wide a pool as possible. Please let me know how it is with your kids. :thankyou
#1 - September 08, 2017, 07:51 AM

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I think this varies a lot. In TX, my kids called it English in middle school (Language Arts was used in elementary grades). Here in MO, my son's middle school breaks it into two separate classes, Reading  and Writing.
#2 - September 08, 2017, 08:07 AM

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My kids call it English. But there have been schools and grades where they called it Language Arts (especially if there was some other class like reading). I think English would be the most generic term, though.
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English here in VA for Middle and High School.
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My 7th grader (in Massachusetts) calls it ELA (for English/Language Arts) and scoffs if I mistakenly call it English.
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My kids are grown now, but they called it English.
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Here in Central NY it is R/LA, and my son refers to it as Language Arts.
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My Pennsylvania middle schooler has two classes: Language Arts and Language Arts Writing.
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In Florida, or at least at my son's school and I know of a few others, it is English.
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For my daughter's middle school (in CO), she calls it Language Arts.
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In PA, my kids refer to it as ELA.
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I've heard English, ELA and RLA (Reading/Language Arts.) My schools are ELA through high school, but my kids don't balk if I say English. For us, reading implies remedial.
#12 - September 08, 2017, 06:31 PM

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My 7th grade daughter usually calls it ELA. (And CarrieF, I get the same scoffing.) We are in Tennessee.
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In our district (suburb of Philadelphia,  PA), we call it English from middle school through high school.   
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Around me they try and do a lot of cross-curricular learning, so a class isn't necessarily one subject. Generally the class time is called LASS (Language Arts/Social Studies), but casually the kids refer to the class by the teacher and task rather than the subject.

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