Rising 7th and 8th grade students
Content: Emphasis is on close reading, comprehension, analysis and retention. Students will strengthen their ability to paraphrase and summarize text, infer overall meaning, and learn how to visually outline, analyze, and write about a poem, essay, and short story - writing about what has been read.
Pencil and paper writing promotes careful planning, forethought and organization. Attention to detail, organization, planning, neatness, and study skills permeate the course.
Authors read include Steinbeck, Poe, Updike, Thurber, Shakespeare, Housman, Dickinson, Hemingway.
A semester credit in upper school English can be earned with permission from the student's other school.
- Little Worlds: A collection of Short Stories for the Middle School (Wayside Publishing)
- Selected short stories
- Other materials to meet individual student needs.