Juni English

Our Curriculum

Juni English

English at Juni is crafted around creating meaningful projects that teach students how to read strategically, think critically, and write clearly. Adapted from the Common Core State Standards, we will offer courses ranging from Early Elementary to Late High School designed with flexible text sets to fit the reading level and interests of each student. Students who enjoy personalized instruction or who need an extra boost of confidence in their reading and writing skills will thrive in our 1:1, skills-based core sequence. While we do recommend that students take the core sequence for their grade level sequentially, each of the core courses in a grade level can be taken independently if the student has a particular interest or needs specific support in just one of the core course focus areas.

To complement our core sequence, we will also offer electives that build towards a final, creative writing project that students can add to their portfolio of original work. Aspiring writers and students seeking a creative challenge beyond the scope of traditional English classes will love our elective courses. The first elective course, coming soon, is a novel writing course open to middle and high school students.


Juni English Writing Project

Middle School Core

MSA

Middle School A: Reading & Analyzing Literature

Ages 11-14

This course challenges students to master middle school level skills in reading and analyzing literature, based on the Reading Literature category of Common Core State Standards for 6th-8th grade English/Language Arts. As students develop mastery of reading comprehension and analytical writing skills, they practice writing original fiction by employing the same elements of craft that they are learning to notice in their reading and analysis.

Each of Juni’s core English courses is designed with flexible text sets that our curriculum team curates and authors in-house to suit a range of reading levels and student interests. With 12+ projects and 30+ short texts that students can choose, Middle School A provides students with frequent and diverse opportunities to practice and master the skills of reading and analyzing literature.

MSB

Middle School B: Analytical & Creative Writing

Ages 11-14

This course challenges students to master middle school level skills in writing, both analytical and creative, based on the Writing category of Common Core State Standards for 6th-8th grade English/Language Arts. The first half of the course is a deep dive into analytical, arguable writing about works of fiction, including modules about writing claims and counterclaims, integrating and analyzing evidence, and revision. The second half of the course is a deep dive into creative, fiction writing, including modules about character development, generating conflict, structuring plot, and manipulating point of view. With 24+ projects, by the end of this course, students will be able to write a compelling and precise arguable paragraph and an original short story.