English Fundamentals – Middle School

  • Name:

    English Fundamentals-Middle School (LAF1)

  • Department:

    Language Arts

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


English Fundamentals – Middle School


This course will take middle grade students through the basics of English grammar, reading comprehension, and writing. It focuses on knowledge needed for students who need a stronger grammar or writing foundation. First semester will focus on sentence and paragraph formation, vocabulary (specifically studying root words), spelling, and reading comprehension. Second semester will focus more on the basics of essay writing while continuing to emphasize grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.


English Fundamentals for Middle School is a great course for those who could benefit from a review of reading and writing skills. In this course, you will work on spelling, grammar, reading, and writing. Your spelling lessons will focus on word patterns, and the activities not only help you learn the spelling but also give you a chance to have some fun!

After taking English Fundamentals, you will be well-prepared for your next English course. If you struggle with English, taking this course can be a great way for you to learn what you need to know in order to succeed in your high school English courses.

By the time you are finished with this course, you will have a good grounding in the basics of writing. Part of being a good writer is knowing how to spell and how to use good grammar; however, you will also learn how to use topic sentences, how to write a strong paragraph, how to order your information in an essay, and how to research and cite your sources.

In English Fundamentals, we do more than just read and write. You will learn about horses, make PowerPoint presentations, and even do a little bit of drawing. I hope you will join us in class this year!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

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This course has been thoroughly enjoying for me! My favorite part was the writing. My writing skills have significantly improved over the course of this school year. We had many writing assignments, and I loved all of them. I learned different rules about writing, helpful hints, and so much more. Thank you NorthStar, for giving me a course that helped me become a better writer!

Again, Thanks so much for your wonderful attention to this semester! She enjoyed the course tremendously!!

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