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English Language Arts

English Department Mission Statement:

The mission of the MS 131 English Language Arts Department is to provide our students with a balanced literacy curriculum that encourages them to think independently, to think critically and to express their ideas effectively, knowing these are the skills that ll make them college and career ready.

Curriculum Overview:

6th Grade

Mastering the Essentials: Becoming a Successful 

Participant in the Reading and Writing Workshop

The Art of Persuasion: Changing minds, and affecting change

Test Prep-Response to Literature


7th Grade

Urban Issues: Fact and Fiction

Nonfiction Strategies and Test Prep

8th Grade

Informational Nonfiction Reading and Writing: Theme: The Natural World

Historical Fiction Narratives: Theme: Immigration

Test Prep:  (Informational Reading and Essay Writing)

Exit Project