Skills kids need going into middle school

By Amanda Morin

The middle school years bring new academic demands. What skills are sixth graders, seventh graders, and eighth graders expected to have during these years? Here’s a grade-by-grade guide to the math, reading, and writing skills your child needs for middle school.

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About the author

Amanda Morin is the director of thought leadership at Understood and author of “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.” She worked as a classroom teacher and early intervention specialist for more than a decade.