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Middle School English I

Course ID: 1005

This course is designed to develop the written language skills of the first-year junior high student and to help students transition into writing at a secondary level. During the first semester of this class, the students will examine sentence structure, learning how to parse and diagram. The students will become experts in the art of diagramming, a beneficial tool in becoming an articulate writer. During the second semester, the students will put into practice what they have learned. The Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum along with the second half of the Analytical Grammar curriculum which focuses on punctuation in writing will guide them in this process. Writing assignments will offer students opportunities to refine the lessons taught during the course.

Resources and Materials:

  1. US History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book

    — Author: Lori Verstegen

    — ISBN-10: 978-1-62341-324-8

    — This can be ordered from the IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) website. BE SURE TO ORDER THE SECOND EDITION!!

  2. Eleven

    — Author: Tom Rogers

    — ISBN-10: 978-0-9911810-0-1

  3. Grammar Revolution: Sentence Diagramming Exercises

    — Author: Elizabeth O'Brien

    — You can either order the hard copy of this workbook OR have your student complete the work in a spiral notebook and just use the digital copy.

  4. The Boy in Striped Pajamas

    — Author: John Boyne

    — ISBN-10: 978-0-385-75106-3

  5. Wonder

    — Author: R.J. Palacio

    — ISBN-13: 978-0375869020

  6. A Place to Hang the Moon

    — Author: Kate Albus

    — ISBN-10: 978-0-8234-5246-0

Categories: English
Target Levels: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9

Daryl Middlebrooks

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Full Year 2024-25

  • Tuition and Fees

    • Grading Fee: $80.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

  • Section 1: Daryl Middlebrooks ( (Open)

    • Tue 9:25 am - 10:45 am

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