English (Middle School Curriculum)

English

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.

Writing

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

Reading

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

Presentations

  • presentations
  • debate
  • speechmaking
  • videos
  • interviews
  • goal-setting
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