The focus of middle school English is expression.  Students learn how to shape their thoughts to communicate them intelligently; recognizing the audience and the best modality to reach their goal.  This means students work on writing robust sentences, flowing paragraphs, and quality essays and papers.  They also apply these basic skills of communication to speaking, debating, artistic and digital projects.  Students will read a variety of genres including novels, poems, short stories and non-fiction, which will all be analyzed, discussed and written about.  They will be properly prepared for high school by learning how to take efficient notes, increasing vocabulary and perfecting their grammar.  Over the three  year span of English classes, your child will be a proficient communicator.