ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Somers Middle School offers students both one period of writing and one period of reading each day in 6th grade. In 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts is one period.
Guided by standards and current research related to adolescent literacy, Somers Middle School seeks to develop students who are thoughtful, skilled and strategic readers, writers, listeners and speakers. Students engage in the act of reading and writing in order to think creatively and critically, solve problems, work collaboratively with others, evaluate information and use technology wisely. Students are immersed in a wide variety of genres in order to develop reading and writing skills. This program prepares students for the New York State English/Language Arts Assessment.