Learn At Home Resources For Middle School English Language Arts
Students may practice literacy skills through skill-based practice and MyPerspectives activities from the English Language Arts curriculum. Students may also read on any topic of interest.
Part 1. Skill-Based Practice (for grades 6-8)
Students may complete the standards-based activities below to support their skill development in language arts. The order in which the activities are completed does not matter.
- Main Idea (And Supporting Details)
- Analyze Author’s Voice
- Analyze Structure and Format
- Analyze Text Information
- Evaluate the Author
- Literary Analysis – Tone
- Author’s Credibility
- Drawing Conclusions
- Rhetorical Devices
- Analyze Persuasive Appeals
- Compare and Contrast
- Connect and Clarify Main Ideas
- Evaluate the Author’s Credibility and Intention
Part 2. MyPerspectives Activities, by grade level
Students may use resources from the following MyPerspectives Units. This is a unit for each grade level that is not used for instruction during the year.
- 6th Grade: Unit 3 - Modern Technology
- 7th Grade: Unit 2 - A Starry Home
- 8th Grade: Unit 5 - Invention
Texts and their associated questions may be found in the online platform of MyPerspectives (accessed the same way as in school).
Logging into MyPerspectives from home:
- Visit Kyrene Educational Resources in Google Chrome.
- Click on Pearson Easy Bridge (about halfway down on the right side).
- Log in with Kyrene Google Account.
- Open the relevant unit and text listed in the table below.
Part 3. Independent Reading (20 minutes per day)
Encourage your child to read a topic of their choosing at least 20 minutes per day. Many local libraries offer digital e-book rentals through the OverDrive app with a city library card.