English Language Arts
Middle School English Language Arts
Our English Language Arts program follows the nationally based Common Core State Standards, placing the ideal of literacy at the forefront of student learning. The goal of our English Language Arts program is to help students develop the skills that promote critical analysis of literary texts, informational texts, and the spoken word, while also elevating the skills for students to become accomplished practitioners of the written language. Further, as these skills are learned and developed, collaboration, discussions, and rigorous expectations are the core of student instruction.
Traditional course pathway
Offered at all Middle Schools in the Edmonds School District
*select the link to see course descriptions.
Alternative, Honors, and Highly Capable Courses
Students in the Edmonds School District middle schools have a variety of alternative, honors, and highly capable courses. Please contact the school for specific information on these courses.
Alderwood Middle: 425-431-7579
Brier Terrace Middle: 425-431-7834
College Place Middle: 425-431-7451
Meadowdale Middle: 425-431-7707
Madrona K-8: 425-431-7979
Maplewood K-8: 425-431-7515
District Approved Resources
As of 2015, Edmonds School District, grades 7 through 12, adopted the Collections textbook from Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. In addition to the adopted Collections textbook, the following novels and resources have been approved for classroom use:'
Approved Titles for 7th Grade
Approved Titles for 8th Grade
Approved Titles No Grade Level Assigned
ELA and the Common Core
The Edmonds School District ELA departments follow the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and use the national Common Core State Standards at each grade level. Common Core identifies specific, reading, writing, and speaking and listening standards students should attain proficiency at each grade level in order to be ready for college and/or career by graduation. Follow the links below for
English and Language Arts Curriculum Coordinator