Middle School - English

Middle School /  English


Building on the foundations established in Elementary English, this course continues to provide students with 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

Question sets for some of the most commonly taught literary works.

Poetry-Short Stories - American Authors

  • Selected Works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Eldorado
  • Selected Works of Langston Hughes
  • A Dream Deferred
  • Mother to Son
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • The Weary Blues
  • The Lottery - Shirley Jackson
  • The Most Dangerous Game - Richard Connell
  • The Railway Train
  • Chicago
  • Oranges
  • A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long
  • The Road Not Taken
  • Twelfth Song of Thunder
  • Poetry-Short Stories - Authors From Around the World
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus
  • Poetry-Short Stories- British Authors
  • If- Rudyard Kipling
  • Home- Anne Bronte
  • The Walrus and the Carpenter- Lewis Carroll
  • Jabberwocky
  • Non-Fiction


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


  • G- Dog Talk
  • G- The Jazz Club
  • H- The Painting
  • I- Melodic Plunk
  • I- Sunlight

Informational Prose

  • G- Russia's Revolutions
  • G- Amusement Park Physics
  • H-The Right to Complain
  • H- The History of Toys
  • I- Assistanace Animals
  • I- Life Banking

General Prose

  • G- The Cover-up
  • G- The March
  • H- The Test
  • H- Solidarisnoc
  • I- The Coat
  • I- Max's Memories

Comparison Passages

  • G- Moving Rocks
  • G- Bigfoot
  • H- Bioluminescence
  • H- Big Cats
  • I- Papermaking
  • I- Out of Water
DBQ/Source Writing
Each set includes 3-5 reading passages and a set of scaffolded questions that lead into an extended response (essay) question.
  • Biomimicry
  • Green Schools
  • Human Animal Interaction
  • Prehistoric Art- Caves
A robust database that allows 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.

Sentence Structure

  • Sentence Overview
  • Subjects and Predicates
  • End Marks
  • Fragments
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Run-on Sentences
  • Capital Letters
  • The Compound Sentence
  • The Complex Sentence


  • Using Commas to Separate Items in a Series
  • Using Commas in Compound Sentences
  • Using Commas to Separate Attached Words
  • Using Commas to Isolate Nonessential Parts of a Sentence
  • Using Commas in Standard Situations
  • Using Apostrophes to Show Possession
  • Using Apostrophes in Contractions
  • Using Quotation Marks in Direct Quotes


  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Verb Tense Agreement
  • Verb Usage Situations
  • Troublesome Verbs
  • Pronouns Used as Subjects
  • Pronouns Used as Objects
  • Pronouns Used in Both Cases
  • Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Comparisons with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Confusing Words-Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Multi-Topical


  • Spelling Words
  • Homophones
Foundational Skills
Develops early language learners' foundational reading skills through a variety of skill and theme-based activites.

Theme Based

  • Household
  • School
  • Personal Items
  • Food and Drink
  • Greetings-Goodbyes-Personal Info
  • Neighborhood-Travel-Transportation
  • Family-Friends-Holidays & Celebrations
  • Sports, Leisure, and Recreation
  • Nature and the Environment
  • Things to Know



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