South Middle’s English classes follow the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and are designed to offer a variety of experiences in reading, writing, listening and speaking. We also address the skills necessary for success on the English Language Arts exam, which is given each spring.
Our units of study utilize a reader’s/writer’s workshop model. Students will read a range of titles, write regularly and conference individually with their teachers to maximize their success. We also provide clear expectations for our students and administer appropriate assessments to mark their growth.