Middle school literature curriculum refers to the content, organization, and materials that comprise the course of study in Grades 6–8 English, language arts, or reading classes. Specific to gifted education, it describes the attributes and types of curricula that can develop advanced literary skills and understanding for talented readers, both in programs or courses for students with formally identified verbal talents, and in the general education setting.

Literature Curriculum Content

A number of characteristics define high-quality middle school literature curriculum for all readers, including those who are talented. In general, curriculum should be rooted in concepts, principles, ideas, and skills most essential to the disciplines related to literature (e.g., literary criticism, journalism, history); be relevant to the experience of young adolescents; facilitate the development of students' identities ...

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