English 6-8

Students in 6th-8th grade English study the following core areas:

  • Language: Usage, mechanics, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, definition, pronunciation, sentence structure
  • Communication: Listening skills, speaking skills
  • Writing: Write for a variety of purposes to different audiences, write in various modes and genres, resources for the six steps of the writing process
  • Research: Identify and narrow a topic, gather information from a variety of sources, present research results in a written report
  • Logic: Enhance thoughtful reasoning and facilitate learning, make inferences and draw conclusions, apply logic skills
  • Literature: Comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, various literary genres and their characteristics, basic literary terms (e.g., setting, point of view, simile, metaphor, rhythm)

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