Classes Taught

English 6

Sixth grade students learn word analysis and vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literary response and analysis, writing strategies and conventions - grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling, as well as listening and speaking strategies.

English 7

Seventh grade students study reading, writing and speaking strategies and conventions. The literature correlates to the 7th grade world history curriculum. The textbook is McDougal Littel's The Language of Literature. Core literature may include:

  • Dragonwings
  • The Sign of the Chrysanthemum,
  • Shabanu
  • Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
  • A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver
  • Catherine, Called Birdy
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

English 8

Eight grade students expand their reading, writing and presentation strategies and conventions. The literature for this class correlates to the 8th grade U.S. History curriculum. Our textbook is McDougal Littel's The Language of Literature. Core literature may include:

  • The Outsiders
  • Across Five Aprils
  • The Slave Dancer
  • The Call of the Wild
  • Sarah Bishop

Honors English 7 and 8

These courses study the same curriculum as the regular English 7 and 8 courses, but with more in-depth reading and writing and a greater emphasis on learning to become autonomous learners.