English Language Arts and Literacy [ELA]

Teacher: Miss Brigid Killelea
Contact Information:  brigid.killelea@bdms.org

The middle school English curriculum is comprised of the study of four areas: vocabulary, literature, grammar and writing. It is the philosophy of the faculty that all four disciplines be integrated throughout the year to develop adept thinking, writing and processing skills.  The goal of the middle school English curriculum is to prepare students for high school level work. In addition to academic preparation, students will gain autonomy and responsibility in regard to their work. Students will graduate from Bishop Dunn with the reading, writing and cognitive skills required for a successful high school experience. We offer a traditional grade-level program as well as an accelerated course of study for all three grades.