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 the knowledge needed for students who need a stronger grammar or writing foundation. The first semester will focus on sentence and paragraph formation, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. The 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. The spelling lists are divided into rules— so you learn not just how to spell, but also why English words are spelled the way they are. Knowing the rules can help you figure out how to spell other words that aren’t even on your spelling lists!

After taking English Fundamentals, you will probably go on to take a regular English course, and you will be prepared for it. 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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