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.
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.
|Janet Kuders (Reading Specialist)||6th, 7th, & firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paula Mitchell (ELA & AVID)||7th & email@example.com|