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Writing Class Curriculum for Middle Schoolers

Writing Class Details: Overview, Outcome & Schedule

This curriculum is designed to be adaptive and responsive to the needs of middle school students, providing a comprehensive and enriching writing education that prepares them for high school and beyond.


  • Introduction to Advanced Writing Concepts: Discussing more complex writing structures and styles, encouraging depth and maturity in written expression.

  • Expanding Vocabulary: Building a richer, more diverse vocabulary tailored to middle school level, including figurative language and domain-specific terms.

  • Advanced Grammar: Deepening understanding of grammar, focusing on complex sentence structures, verb tenses, and advanced parts of speech.

  • Developing Writing Styles: Exploring various writing styles including persuasive, argumentative, and reflective writing, along with continuing narrative and descriptive styles.

  • Research and Information Gathering: Teaching students how to research topics, evaluate sources, and integrate information into their writing.

  • Critical Thinking and Analysis in Writing: Encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills by analyzing texts and incorporating logical arguments in their writing.

  • Peer Review and Collaborative Writing: Fostering a community of writers where students critique each other's work and engage in collaborative writing projects.

  • Editing and Revising Techniques: Advanced strategies for editing and revising to enhance clarity, coherence, and style.

  • Project-Based Learning: Engaging in longer-term writing projects such as creating a class magazine, writing a short story, or conducting research projects.

  • Preparation for High School Writing: Equipping students with the skills and confidence needed for high school level writing.


  • Enhanced Vocabulary and Grammar Skills: Students will have a strong grasp of middle school level vocabulary and grammar.

  • Improved Writing Skills: Ability to write coherently and persuasively in various styles.

  • Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills: Development of critical thinking and the ability to analyze and discuss complex topics.

  • Research and Information Literacy: Skills in researching and integrating information effectively in writing.

Comprehensive Curriculum Path

Grade Levels: 6th to 8th Grade

Key Components

  • Vocabulary Expansion

  • Advanced Grammar

  • Diverse Writing Techniques

  • Research and Analysis

  • Editing and Revising Skills

Curriculum Breakdown

  • Vocabulary Expansion

    • 6th to 8th Grade

      • Study of figurative language (metaphors, similes, personification).

      • Introduction to domain-specific vocabulary.

      • Vocabulary building activities and weekly challenges.

  • Advanced Grammar

    • 6th to 8th Grade

      • Complex sentence structures (compound, complex, compound-complex sentences).

      • Advanced verb tenses and mood.

      • In-depth study of clauses and modifiers.

      • Regular grammar workshops and exercises.

  • Diverse Writing Techniques

    • 6th to 8th Grade

      • Persuasive and argumentative writing, focusing on structure and techniques to persuade.

      • Reflective and personal writing, encouraging introspection and personal voice.

      • Research writing, teaching how to gather, evaluate, and synthesize information.

      • Creative writing projects, including poetry and short stories.

      • Writing for different audiences and purposes.

  • Research and Analysis

    • 6th to 8th Grade

      • Training in basic research methods and source evaluation.

      • Writing research papers on chosen topics.

      • Analyzing literature and other texts for themes, styles, and techniques.

  • Editing and Revising Skills

    • 6th to 8th Grade

      • Advanced editing techniques focusing on style, tone, and clarity.

      • Workshops on revising drafts for coherence and impact.

      • Peer editing sessions to develop critiquing skills.

Assessment and Feedback

  • Regular Assessments: Through essays, research papers, and presentations.

  • Feedback and Guidance: Continuous feedback from teachers, focusing on individual improvement.

  • Peer Review Sessions: Encouraging collaborative learning and constructive feedback.

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