• Welcome to Team 8-2 Language Arts
    Mrs. Smith
    Language Arts Teacher
    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: Holocaust Studies and The Book Thief
    Quarter 2: CBL project (challenge based learning) and research paper 
    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:
    Commnlit 360
    A Long Way Down
    A Long Walk to Water 
    Holocaust studies