suggested for ages 11-14
This course challenges students to master middle school level skills in reading, analyzing, and writing about literature, based on the 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 analyze in their writing.
This course culminates in an original fiction writing project that draws on the English skills developed throughout the course. Each of Juni's core English courses is designed with flexible text sets to suit a range of reading and writing levels and student interests.
This course typically takes 4-7 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.
MSA1 Main Ideas & Supporting Evidence I
MSA2 Main Ideas & Supporting Evidence II
MSA3 Making Inferences
MSA4 Show, Don’t Tell
MSA5 Identifying Themes
MSA6 Analyzing & Developing Themes
MSA7 Analyzing Point of View
MSA8 Analyzing Words & Phrases
MSA9 Analyzing Rhyme & Alliteration
MSA10 Analyzing Figurative Language
MSA11 Arguments & Evidence
MSA13 Analyzing Evidence
MSA14 Integrating Evidence
MSA15 Concluding Statements & Transitional Devices
MSA16 Color Coding & Revision
MSA17 Character Development
MSA18 Character Portraits
MSA19 Generating Conflict & Structuring Plot
MSA20 Manipulating Point of View
MSA21 Writing an Original Short Story