Literature for Middle School

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Teacher: Linda Richardson
Date/Time: Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Recommended Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Departments: Language Arts, Sixth Grade Core Classes
Grade Level: Middle School (6th-8th)
Maximum Enrollment: 18

Students will dive into rich and relevant literature while learning how authors use literary terms and devices to make their writing come to life. We will read a variety of literature including novels, short stories, and poetry. Students will be taught how to craft a literary response in clear and guided steps and how to lead and participate in a group discussion. This class pairs beautifully both with the Grammar and Composition classes for middle school students to create a complete language arts block. Students should expect to spend 4 hours a week on homework. Parents will be expected to check their child’s work for quality. 

There is no diagnostic test needed for entry. 

  • Students are expected to know how to type or be enrolled in a course to learn. 
  • Students are expected to be able to read at a 6th grade reading level.* 
  • Students are expected to dedicate an hour a day to homework. 
  • Students are expected to have Gmail account.
  • Parents are expected to spend 15 minutes a day with their student to check that homework is being completed, to provide guidance, and to answer questions.
  • Parents are expected to provide needed materials for the course prior to the start of the course.

Tuition - $310 a semester or $600 a year 

Materials/Admin fee: $85

*Email the instructor at if you are unsure about your child’s reading level. 

The final book list will be emailed to you, but will include the following: 

(please plan to purchase all books before school starts)

The Wind in the Willows order here

The Prince and the Pauper order here

Anne of Green Gables order the book

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh  order the book