Middle School English
Details about the Middle School Language Arts curriculum
The FCPS Program of Studies (POS) for Language Arts defines the instructional program that must be implemented in the middle school language arts classroom.
The POS describes curriculum content, and identifies the essential knowledge and skills taught, through specific standards, benchmarks, and indicators.
The Program of Studies incorporates and extends the Virginia Standards of Learning. Together they combine to make a comprehensive program of studies for Fairfax County Public Schools.
Language Arts study for Grades 7 and 8 consists of five strands:
Students experience a variety of speaking, listening, and viewing situations.
Students expand and enhance vocabulary through language and literature.
Students read and apply strategies to understand/analyze a variety of literature.
Students write in a variety of forms using the six traits of writing.
Students access and select information from various sources for research.