English (Middle School Curriculum)


In Middle School English classes, teachers help students develop:

  • comprehension;
  • critical analysis and thinking;
  • creativity; and
  • personal opinions.

Students expand their knowledge of language, composition, communication, presentation, evaluation, personal awareness and collaboration. English classes focus on improving writing, reading and oral presentation skills through engaging activities.


  • genre writing
  • collaborative writing
  • author visits
  • peer editing
  • publishing
  • Poetry Café
  • literature circles


  • games
  • novel studies
  • drama
  • book talks
  • Socratic questioning
  • drama
  • discussion


  • presentation style
  • debate
  • speechmaking
  • videos
  • interviews
  • goal-setting

SMUS Middle School Viewbook cover cropThe Middle School viewbook provides an overview of programs and the SMUS experience.

See the Viewbook