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Using Castle Learning for Middle School English

November 25, 2019

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Jeff Hersh


Castle Learning offers tools and solutions to help educators teach Middle School English. Reading, writing, and grammar skills taught in elementary school pave the way for students’ future successes. The goal of Castle Learning’s Middle School English program is to assist teachers in creating a solid foundation for learners as they learn to more deeply connect with texts and continue to develop their writing skills.  


Building on the foundations established in Elementary English, this course continues to provide students with the reading and writing skills necessary to be successful. The variety and extensive number of questions provided in the Literature and Reading Sets allow teachers to customize assignments specific to a student’s skill level.  


Literature sets range from novels to non-fiction, including scientific, historical documents, essays and poetry. 


Reading passages are provided in a variety of genres and levels and include rigorous question sets that offer several different question types.


The DBQ/Source Writing set includes 2-3 reading passages with scaffolded questions that lead into extended response (essay) questions.


The Language/Grammar sets are robust databases that allow students to review and practice the conventions of standard written English commonly expected at the middle school level, as well as appropriate level spelling and vocabulary.


The Foundational Skills section focuses on developing early language learners' foundational reading skills through a variety of skill and theme-based activities.


Whichever skill sets or question types you need, Castle Learning’s Middle School English curriculum allows teachers to develop assignments and assessments to best focus in on students’ needs and help them excel.  Take advantage of Castle Learning’s Middle English course in your classroom today. 


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