The ability to read, write, listen and speak effectively in increasingly complex situations and for a variety of audiences is the foundation of the English curriculum in Concordia’s Middle School.
Students read a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts within the framework of the Reading Workshop model, which encourages student choice in reading. At Concordia, students learn to read critically and analytically to deepen their understanding of people and issues in the world around them. As students learn to navigate increasingly complex texts in Middle School, students apply a repertoire of reading skills and strategies taught through large group mini-lessons, small groups, and individual conferences.
Students write across a variety of genres within the framework of the Writing Workshop model, which emphasizes the act and process of writing itself. Students spend most of their class time writing independently, applying a repertoire of skills and strategies taught through large group mini-lessons, small groups, and individual conferences.
Our students appreciate multiple perspectives on different topics and issues by engaging in class discussions and exploring various media resources.