Middle School English Language Arts Curriculum
Middle school language arts is so much more than just reading and writing. It aims to move students from mastering the mechanics of language to becoming effective communicators. Students will become familiar with different writing styles, have opportunities to strengthen their grammar skills, and analyze literary texts in ways that enhance their own writing. Overall, it should prepare students for the rigors of high school level English courses.
Choosing the best middle school language arts curriculum for homeschool or after school supplementation depends on truly understanding your child’s needs. Before making a decision, you’ll want to take stock of your child’s learning style, past experiences with curriculum (both good and bad), and your overall goals for your child’s middle school English language arts development.
On this page, we help you by providing an overview of middle school English language arts by grade level. We’ll also detail how Time4Learning can be the ideal program for teaching language arts in middle school. Find out more about:
6th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
By the end of 6th grade, students should be reading non-fiction texts with ease as well as analyzing them more deeply. They will use resource materials both for research and for writing assignments that can be backed up with evidence.
When choosing a language arts program for 6th grade, you should look for a standards-based curriculum that covers the full scope of phonics, fluency, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and writing processes. Time4Learning’s online, multimedia approach meets each of those objectives while keeping students entertained and engaged with humor, video instruction, and fun activities.
Some of the goals your 6th grade language arts students will be able to achieve include:
- Writing a complete paragraph with topic sentences and supporting details.
- Expand their vocabulary and use them in discussions, reports and texts.
- Consistently apply rules of spelling.
- Use commas in appositives and after introductory words and phrases, as well as with names in direct address.
Learn more about our 6th grade language arts curriculum.
7th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
Seventh graders become more precise with their written language and learn to present large ideas in a concise format. Students in seventh grade also expand their grammatical knowledge and use multiple strategies for acquiring new vocabulary.
Time4Learning’s comprehensive collection of almost 200 video, multimedia activities, and interactive assessments in the seventh grade English language arts curriculum ensures that student instruction is varied and engaging. The fully online program can be customized to fit any family’s needs, whether they are looking for a comprehensive homeschool curriculum or just an affordable tutoring solution.
Some of the goals your 7th grade language arts students will be able to achieve include:
- Compare books to their movie version and describe how the message is affected.
- Giving an objective summary of a text.
- Conduct short research projects to answer questions.
- Recognize simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences to signal differing relationships among ideas.
Learn more about our 7th grade language arts curriculum.
8th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
To prepare for high school and beyond, eighth graders must have a firm grasp of reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. This year, they focus on writing clear and coherent texts that align with the right audience and purpose. They will work on mastering complex reading passages and using the context of what they are reading to determine the meaning of new words. They learn to express their ideas more succinctly, using grammatically correct language.
With Time4Learning’s language arts curriculum, parents and students are in complete control of their learning path. Your eight grader will appreciate the immense variety of lessons and activities, while you will benefit from resources such as printable lesson plans, homeschool teaching tools, detailed progress reports, activity scheduling and parental support.
Some of the goals your 8th grade language arts students will be able to achieve include:
- Understand main ideas, compare and contrast ideas and information, cause and effect, symbolism, make inferences, mood, tone, and point of view, in a story.
- Use critical thinking skills to separate truth from error.
- Use technology-aided tools such as graphic organizers to help them with prewriting and planning.
- Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood.
Learn more about our 8th grade language arts curriculum.
Why Choose Time4Learning’s Middle School Language Arts Curriculum?
Middle school language arts is an important bridge between the grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing instruction of elementary school and high school. If you are teaching middle school language arts, you need a curriculum that covers all the major learning strands in a student-paced, interactive environment. Time4Learning’s flexible program can be used as a core middle school language arts curriculum or for after school remediation.
Below are just some of the reasons our curriculum is so popular with families looking for middle school language arts curriculum.
|As a Full Curriculum
||As a Supplement