St. Cassian School
190 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
973 746 1636   
info@stcassianschool.org

 

 


Pre K through 8

 
Faculty & Staff
Teacher Aides
PreK-3
PreK-4
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Middle School Science
Middle School Literacy
Middle School Math
Art
Computers
Physical Education
World Language

Middle School Literacy

Mr. Jason Craig

jcraig@stcassianschool.org

In the middle grades, reading/language arts literacy expands to include essay writing through exposure to persuasive, informative, narrative, descriptive, reflective, and compare/contrast genres, and through Writer’s Workshop, which provides practice in mastering the writing process. In addition, students learn to debate, write research papers and conduct interviews. Increased exposure to informational texts, novels, anthologies, mythologies, drama, poetry and other reading genres provides enrichment to the middle school curriculum.For designing differentiated instruction for all learning levels, the school utilizes portfolio assessment, student interviews, teacher observations, and formative and summative assessments. Furthermore, utilizing reading journals, personal journals, learning centers, and Reading and Writers’ Workshop provide opportunities for differentiated instruction designed to address each student’s needs. St. Cassian also provides middle school students with Chromebooks, which allow teachers to give real-time feedback to students regarding progress on their individual learning targets. Laptop devices are also used to facilitate research, create presentations and produce videos.