Middle School A: Reading & Analyzing Literature

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Middle School A: Reading & Analyzing Literature

suggested for ages 11-14

Course Details

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 short pieces of 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 32+ projects and 90+ 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.

Course Curriculum

This course typically takes 3-6 months to complete. This depends on the student's dedication to homework, their previous experience, and the difficulty of course material. Our instructors move at the pace of the student, taking extra time to reinforce concepts as needed.

Reading Literature

MSA1 Main Ideas & Supporting Evidence I

MSA2 Main Ideas & Supporting Evidence II

MSA3 Making Inferences

MSA4 Show, Don’t Tell

Check In #1

Analyzing Literature

MSA5 Identifying Themes

MSA6 Analyzing & Developing Themes

MSA7 Analyzing Point of View

MSA8 Analyzing Words & Phrases

MSA9 Analyzing Rhyme & Alliteration

MSA10 Analyzing Figurative Language

Check In #2