English

ENGLISH 6
The sixth grade English curriculum seeks to increase students’ awareness of the
elements of effective group process and provides students practice with speaking and
listening skills in group and individual activities. Students read a variety of material, from
fiction to poetry to informational texts, and continue to develop skills of literary analysis as
well as strategies for comprehension. Students use the writing process to develop
narrative, descriptive, and expository writings and learn to use writing as a tool for
learning in all subjects. Additionally, students enhance their research skills by developing
strategies for using both print and electronic reference sources.

ADVANCED ENGLISH 6
The sixth grade advanced English course begins with the foundation of English Six skills
(i.e. speaking and listening, reading, writing, research) and extends student learning
through critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. The course is designed to help
students become independent readers, writers, and thinkers as they continue to
progressively build the skills necessary for academic success in middle school. Students
are challenged to read and compare a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, and
poetry, with complex vocabulary. Students use writing, in multiple genres, as a tool to
communicate, demonstrate, and enhance learning. The course interweaves Laying the
Foundation English strategies and is a building block for future Pre-AP and AP course
offerings at the high school level.

TEACHERS
Ms. Evans
Mrs. Godsey
Mrs. Pugh
Mrs. Reynolds
Mr. Joel Myers
Mrs. Happs



ENGLISH 7
The seventh grade English curriculum strives to make students more
knowledgeable about the effects of verbal and nonverbal behaviors in oral
communication. Students continue to develop vocabulary skills through the study of
figurative language and continue to refine writing skills by developing narrative,
expository, persuasive, and technical writings. Students’ research skills are enhanced
through the use of print and electronic information sources and through practice with
documentation for secondary reference sources. In addition, students are given practice
with organizing and synthesizing information found in printed materials such as
newspapers and magazines. Concentrations on a variety of literature such as fiction,
nonfiction, and poetry rounds out the seventh grade English curriculum, allowing students
to analyze relationships among author’s style, cultural context, and literary form.

ADVANCED ENGLISH 7
The seventh grade advanced English course begins with the foundation of English Seven
skills (i.e. speaking and listening, reading, writing, research) and extends student learning
through critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. The course is designed to help
students become independent readers, writers, and thinkers as they continue to
progressively build the skills necessary for academic success in middle school. Students
are challenged to read and compare a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, and
poetry, with complex vocabulary. Students use writing, in multiple genres, as a tool to
communicate, demonstrate, and enhance learning. The course interweaves Laying the
Foundation English strategies and is a building block for future Pre-AP and AP course
offerings at the high school level.

TEACHERS
Ms. Stanko
Mrs. Miller

Mrs. Sugden
Mrs. Reynolds
Mrs. Campbell-Lane



ENGLISH 8
The eighth grade English curriculum focuses on the oral language skills needed
for interviewing. The students continue to refine skills necessary for acquisition and
development of vocabulary and to develop strategies for comprehension and analysis of
both literary and informational reading. Students use the writing process to develop
narrative, expository, and persuasive writings and develop skills necessary for the
analysis of persuasive techniques used in mass media.

ADVANCED ENGLISH 8

The eighth grade advanced English course begins with the foundation of English Eight
skills (i.e. speaking and listening, reading, writing, research) and extends student learning
through critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving. The course is designed to help
students become independent readers, writers, and thinkers as they continue to
progressively build the skills necessary for academic success in middle school. Students
are challenged to read and compare a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, and
poetry, with complex vocabulary. Students use writing, in multiple genres, as a tool to
communicate, demonstrate, and enhance learning. The course interweaves Laying the
Foundation English strategies and is a building block for future Pre-AP and AP course
offerings at the high school level.

TEACHERS
Ms.  Roberts
Mrs. Knowles
Mrs. Comninaki