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The development of literacy skills for students in grades 6-12 focuses on close reading, developing a complex line of thinking in writing, and speaking and listening for effective discussion participation.

Throughout the middle and high school years students’ ability to critically consume and respond to texts in a variety of media forms becomes increasingly important.  So in addition to traditional literacy skills, students’ visual, digital, informational, and cultural literacy skills come into play as they read, watch, listen to, and create texts in the 21st century.


Middle School ELA Units – Introduction (Please read prior to beginning all units.)


View Oakland Schools Literacy Professional Learning HERE.

  • Click on “Content Area” tab, then click on “Literacy” to view our offerings.

Access EduPaths courses aligned to the 6-12 Instructional Practices HERE 

  • EduPaths’ FREE, online course series is intended for all secondary educators and instructional leaders looking to learn about the Essential Instructional Practices for Disciplinary Literacy in the Secondary Classroom: Grades 6 to 12 in an effort to improve adolescent literacy in every secondary classroom. The learning activities are specifically designed to support interdisciplinary educator teams, although individual educators are invited to enroll and join as well. Free SCECHs are available.