Middle School English provides students with a foundation for reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It focuses on remediation in grammar and literature by providing students with a variety of learning strategies and critical thinking skills. Instructional methods include cooperative learning, large and small group instruction, and integrate a variety of instructional strategies, such as MAX teaching and differentiated instruction for remedial, academic, and accelerated levels.
In literature, students are taught reading strategies that improve comprehension while examining the story elements in a group novel. Students are also encouraged to develop an enjoyment of reading by choosing two novels of their own to develop these skills throughout the course.
Students are also expected to use the Collin’s Writing Method to produce a variety of works such as narrative, persuasive, and expository essays, poetry, and other forms of creative writing.