Middle School English Courses

Middle School English 1
Suggested Age

10-12 years old; students who want to work at approximately a 6th grade level.

Prerequisite

 

Purpose

The purpose and goal of this class is focused grammar study, putting together all the pieces of grammar that a student has been learning through their elementary years. Students’ writing in later middle school and high school years will be strengthened by the development of strong grammatical skills. Students will also study vocabulary and grow in confidence through writing weekly. 

 

Process

Grammar

  • Easy Grammar 6 will be the main text utilized.

  • A grammar lesson will be taught in class.

  • Homework will help reinforce the skill taught in class.

  • By the end of the year, students will be able to identify all parts of a sentence. 

 

Writing

  • At the beginning of the year, students will review basic sentence and paragraph structure.

  • Students will complete bi-weekly compositions, allowing time to complete the writing process and receive feedback from instructors. 

           

Vocabulary/Spelling

  • Weekly vocabulary charts.

  • Vocabulary/Spelling words that teach basic prefixes and suffixes.

  • Vocabulary/Spelling words which can be integrated into students’ writing.

Parental Responsibilities

Parents are responsible for grading anything that has a key, which is spelling, vocabulary charts and grammar. All grades will be recorded on a grade sheet and turned into the teacher. Teachers will keep track of grades throughout the semesters and give final grades. Teachers will also grade compositions and exams.

Curriculum/Materials
Middle School English 2
Suggested Age

12-14 years old, students who want to work at approximately a 7th or 8th grade level.

Prerequisites

Purpose

The purpose and goal of this class is to take the focused grammar study from earlier middle and elementary English courses and implement them in students’ writing. This class will prepare students for the rigor of high school writing by laying a strong foundation. Students will also study vocabulary, learning how to derive the meaning of words based on the root.

 

Process

Writing

  • Students will utilize and apply the grammar skills from other English courses.

  • A variety or writing styles will be explored. Narratives, topical, literature response, and poetry are just a few types of writing which will be examined. 

  • The foundation for high school writing will be laid.

             

Grammar

  • Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 8 will be the main text utilized.

  • A grammar lesson will be taught in class.

  • Homework will help reinforce the skill taught in class.

 

Vocabulary/Spelling

  • Weekly vocabulary charts.

  • Vocabulary/Spelling words that teach derivation of words from roots.

  • Vocabulary/Spelling words which can be integrated into students’ writing.

Parental Responsibilities

Parents are responsible for grading anything that has a key, which is spelling, vocabulary charts and grammar. All grades will be recorded on a grade sheet and turned into the teacher. Teachers will keep track of grades throughout the semesters and give final grades. Teachers will also grade compositions and exams.

Curriculum
Middle School Literature
Suggested Age

12-14

 

Prerequisite

Middle School English 1 or 2: Students must be competent, independent readers able to  participate in class discussion and write short reports or essay answers to reading questions.  

Purpose

To explore and enjoy great classic literature in the forms of fiction, fantasy, biography, short  story, poetry, and drama. Students will learn how to find significance in the stories through  their historical context and application to modern culture and biblical principles through literary  analysis, guided discussion, engaging activities, historical study, and creative writing.  


Parental Responsibilities  

Parents are responsible for purchasing the course workbook and each of the reading titles  (print version preferred) for their student at the beginning of the year. While library editions  are also permitted, students must have the workbook and the current reading book with them  in class each week. Parents are also asked to help their student pace out their reading and  complete assignments on time.  
 

Curriculum/Materials

Original, unabridged versions of the following titles: