• Welcome to Team 8-2 Language Arts
    Mrs. Smith
    Language Arts Teacher
    Team Coordinator
    ELA Department Coordinator 
    Pottsgrove Middle School 
    Email address: ssmith2@pgsd.org
    Phone: 610-326-8243
     
    Acclerated ELA class description
     
    This class is designed to prepare students for upper level English classes in high school.  There is an emphasis on essay writing, public speaking, reading skills, cooperative learning, and creative thinking.  Units of study include: 
     
    Quarter 1: CBL project (challenge based learning project) and research paper
    Quarter 2: Holocaust studies and The Book Thief
    Quarter 3: Shakespeare's Othello
    Quarter 4: Fahrenheit 451 
     
     
     

     

     
    Academinc ELA class description 
     
    This class is designed to improve students' skills in reading, writing, vocabulary development, and grammar.  A variety of teaching styles  (whole class, small group, and individual learning) are used.  Units of study include:
     
    Quarter 1: Rites of Passage
    Quarter 2: Holocaust studies and The Diary of Anne Frank
    Quarter 3: Argumentative writing and human intelligence
    Quarter 3: Fahrenheit 451
     
     
     
     

     

     
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