English Language Arts - ELA

  • At Talley Middle School, the English Department empowers our students to become engaged learners who accept the challenge for their own learning and success. ELA courses at Talley are based on the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, which are measured on the Smarter Balanced State Assessment.

  • ELA Curriculum

    Marking Period Skills: 

          MP1:  Close Reading and Literary Analysis
                    **Writing Focus - Narrative Writing
          MP2:  Working with Evidence, Evidence-Based Claims
                   **Writing Focus - Informative Writing
          MP3:  Understanding Perspective, Argumentation
                   **Writing Focus - Argumentative Writing
          MP4:  Poetry/Drama/Public Speaking
    Marking period skills are taught using novels, non-fiction texts, articles, poetry, short stories, essays, author interviews, and videos.  We support rigorous curriculum in the ELA classroom.  Texts that are used have met both qualitative and quantitative guidelines.  In addition, evidence-based strategies are used daily to ensure student growth.  These strategies include PALS (Peer-Assisted Reading Strategy), Reciprocal Teaching and Reading Guides.  
Name: Grade: E-mail:
Deborah Halligan 6th deborah.halligan@bsd.k12.de.us
Steven Weaver 8th steven.weaver@bsd.k12.de.us
Laura Bozentka 7th laura.bozentka@bsd.k12.de.us
Meghan Rogers 7th meghan.rogers@bsd.k12.de.us
Jackie Ferry 8th jacqueline.ferry@bsd.k12.de.us
Michelle Brymer 6th michelle.brymer@bsd.k12.de.us
Janet Kuders (Reading Specialist) 6th, 7th, & 8th janet.kuders@bsd.k12.de.us
Paula Mitchell (ELA & AVID) 7th & 8th paula.mitchell@bsd.k12.de.us