WMS ELA and Reading Curriculum

Our Middle School Program

The middle school English curriculum bridges students’ understandings between elementary school ELA and the high school English program.  Following a reading and writing workshop model, the students select their own independent reading books, analyze anchor texts for styles, techniques, and strategies, and examine whole-class books that are read.  Students also write personal memoirs, biographical memoirs, argumentative speeches/essays, informational texts, and original stories.  Throughout the year, classroom teachers work with the students to provide feedback through conferencing, small-group workshops, and whole-class discussions.  The goal of middle school English instruction  is to foster a love of learning while also inspiring our students to become thoughtful thinkers and communicators.



Sixth Grade ELA Curriculum

Seventh Grade English Curriculum

Eighth Grade English Curriculum

Academic Integrity Policy

Grading Policies

Reading Rubrics


Summer Reading 2022