Rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students
Content: This course can provide credit in 7th, 8th or 9th grade English, especially when combined with a Written Expression course.
Emphasis is on close reading, reading motivation, comprehension and retention. Students will strengthen their ability to paraphrase and summarize text, infer overall meaning, and 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.
- Little Worlds: A collection of Short Stories for the Middle School (Wayside Publishing)
- Selected short stories
- Other materials to meet individual student needs.