Ms. Akin English Language Arts


Dear Families,


Welcome to Middle school English class! I am happy to be returning for my fifth year at IACS, and look forward to an exciting and productive year.  I believe that in order for students to be successful in school, they need support both at school and at home. Therefore, I encourage communication and invite you to contact me with questions, concerns, etc., via email:

Course Goals: To help students become more thoughtful and critical readers and thinkers, more deliberate and skilled writers, and more involved and responsible human beings.


Our major units of study will include but are not limited to:

  • Literature circles
  • Narrative writing
  • Expository writing
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Mythology/Folklore
  • Classical novels
  • Sentence fluency and construction
  • Vocabulary
  • Standard grammar and mechanics

General classroom expectations are that your student attends class on time, turns in all work, contributes to the class in a positive way, and does not disrupt the learning opportunity of others.


All rules stated in the Student Handbook (below) also apply.




Dianna Akin