I am excited about the new reading series, MyPerspectives, that we will be using in middle school this year. The series encompasses reading, writing, listening, and language in each of 5 units. Each unit revolves around an essential question and topic. The students will be involved in whole class work, group work, individual work, and each unit will end with a writing/presentation project.
In addition to MyPerspectives students also have a new spelling curriculum that they will be using this year. There will be a page of spelling assigned each day with a test on Friday. The spelling lists will be on SpellingCity to give them a chance to study throughout the week.
6th Grade: Childhood - What are some of the challenges and triumphs of growing up?
7th Grade: Generations - What can one generation learn from another?
8th Grade: Rites of Passage - What are some milestones on the path to growing up?