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.
|Michelle Brymer||7th & firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Janet Kuders (Reading Specialist)||6th, 7th, & email@example.com|
|Paula Mitchell (ELA & AVID)||7th & firstname.lastname@example.org|
ELA CurriculumMarking Period Skills:MP1: Close Reading and Literary Analysis**Writing Focus - Narrative WritingMP2: Working with Evidence, Evidence Based Claims**Writing Focus - Informative WritingMP3: Understanding Perspective, Argumentation**Writing Focus - Argumentative WrtingMP4: Poetry/Drama/Public SpeakingMarking 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.