Through a multisensory approach, middle school Language Skills classes guide students through advanced decoding-spelling concepts, including higher level multi- syllable words, morphology study, vocabulary practice, reading fluency, and passage comprehension exercises. Class groupings consist of one to three students to best provide more intensive intervention, direct instruction, and mentoring to promote skill development.
The middle school literature program is designed to stimulate interest and discussion among our students, who are typically skilled conceptual and abstract thinkers. Teachers use a multisensory approach to help students experience the literature, develop an understanding of other cultures and perspectives, empathize with characters, and explore a variety of literary genres. Classes are, on average, composed of 10 – 12 students for discussion purposes.