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How do boys learn to think clearly, write persuasively, and read critically?

It's a process – one that benefits from expert guidance and practice. Boys in middle school read engaging books and stories so they can learn to love reading and to read critically. They learn to interact and think critically about the text and their own ideas as they related to what they read. Finally, practicing express their thoughts in writing completes the process. Becoming good readers and writers is the main emphasis of middle school English.

Before I attended McCallie, I thought that reading and writing were chores. At McCallie I discovered the joy of the written word. 

Middle school students participate in active class discussion


English Department Faculty