New England Academy

Academics

Writing

The New England Academy English Language Arts Curriculum is a dual program of writing and literature tightly connected to the Social Studies Curriculum for each level.

The writing component uses the Write Traits and Write Source Series to teach the elements and process of writing across the curriculum. Students will be focused on using a process writing approach to compose open response and long compositions applying the six traits of effective writing in addition to completing various forms of writing including research writing, creative writing, and personal writing.

Students and teachers will evaluate writing based on rubrics, correlated to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System scoring to identify areas of strength and areas to improve for each paper.

Upper level students will be using the text, Write for College, which applies the Write Traits to prepare students for the rigors of writing at the college level.

For Massachusetts State Curriculum Correlations, click here.

The literature component at New England Academy combines high interest literature directly linked to the Social Studies Curriculum for each grade and works recommended by the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

Students will be reading selections from the MacDougal-Littell Language and Literature Series, Focused Anthologies from Nextext featuring Mythology, American Literature, and World Literature and selected novels.

Teachers will provide differentiated instruction incorporating Interactive Reader Plus so all students have the opportunity to interact with the text with the appropriate level of support.

New England Academy English and Writing Quote

NEA has been a life saver, and gave me hope when I had none. And I'm sure it's the same way for many other kids. It's like a great community where I almost never feel judged by other people

- Tommy, student