Grades 6, 7 & 8

In middle school students improve writing skills by practicing writing. Students will:

Learn and use the writing process.
Learn and incorporate English grammar and usage rules in their writing.
Understand parts of speech and sentence structure.
Improve spelling skills.

Curriculum Highlights

Students will work to demonstrate competencies in writing formal papers, including (but not limited to) five paragraph essay, biography, myth, and structured research paper.

Students will explore the following writing genres:

Realistic Fiction
Informational Writing
Personal /Persuasive Essay
Historical Fiction
Literary Essay

Five Paragraph literary analysis essay

Short story
Students will give speeches, both formal and informal.

We will also cover the grammar and spelling basics which are of the utmost importance as students prepare to enter high school.