5-8 Instruction

"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.  

As the 5-8 English department, we are all working together to ensure the success of every student. At the middle school level we work with your children to build the necessary skills to prepare them for the state exams that they will take each year and that they will need in future courses. We focus on writing, reading comprehension, grammar and spelling as well as providing an introduction to literature that they will be able to draw on in their high school classes.

Some of the titles your child may read in each grade include:

  • 6th grade- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 
  • 7th grade- The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Cay by Theodore Taylor, The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
  • 8th grade- The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor, Night by Elie Wiesel, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

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