Middle School

English Language Arts

English Literature and History instruction in the secondary schools builds on the comprehension strategies taught in prior grades while increasing the academic challenge of the text.  These include rigorous and engaging literature selections as well as primary and secondary source documents.  Students are taught how to interact with text, synthesize and evaluate what they have read, and develop an argument with substantive evidence. Through collaborative discussions and seminars, students develop skills to be ready for college and beyond. For more information, please view the curriculum guides for grades 6-8 in the area of English Language Arts