Middle School Language Arts
At WCS, Language Arts covers a broad range of language skills, including phonics, grammar, spelling, composition, vocabulary, reading, and speech. A wide variety of texts, novels, and curriculum are used to create a deep understanding and appreciation for all applications of the English language.
In addition, student writings are submitted for publication throughout the year, as well as in the Anthology of Poetry and Creative Communication. A study of poetry in each grade helps enable students to be more effective at reading and writing the genre.
In preparation for the monthly “Passport Lunch,” a collaboration between our social studies and language arts classes, students from grades 7 and 8 study and write about a particular region of the world. Each student then prepares and shares a dish from the region for peers and teachers to enjoy during the luncheon.
Students are able to share their skills in several competitions throughout the year, namely the ACSI Spelling Bee, the Wayne County Spelling Bee, the ACSI Speech meet, and the Creative Writing Festival. In another cross-subject collaboration, students may compose an art criticism piece for a statewide art criticism competition.