Brownell Middle School

260 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

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MRS. DUFFIELD'S  ELA 7/8
Week of May 29-June 2
 
INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS...
                 "212 DEGREES-IT'S TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT" 
Spend time exploring TED TALKS videos 
Download APP or www.ted.com
 
GREAT READS FOR PARENTS... 
  THE GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP by Tony Wagner  
             CREATING INNOVATORS by Tony Wagner                   
                      WHY SCHOOL? by Will Richardson                                                            MINDSET by Dr. Carol Dweck                          
OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell


        A GLIMPSE AT THE GRADE 7/8 ELA CURRICULUM ...                           DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS                                   GRADE 7/8 WRITING FOCUS:  writing every day for a variety of purposes & audiences, multi-paragraph persuasive/argumentative essays,                on-demand writing, editing & revising, grammar, poetry, conducting research & citing credible sources

 ORAL BOOK REVIEWS-Students MUST read a minimum of 20 minutes or 10 pages daily.   Eight oral book reviews are conducted over the course of the year; approximately one report per month.  Students should select books that are both challenging and interesting.  Mrs. Duffield and fellow classmates are fine resources for book recommendations. 

 GRADE 7/8 TEXTS:  THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE- first  or second course 2009 edition (HOLT)   TEXTBOOK SELECTIONS AVAILABLE ON-LINE:  http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt-EOL2/default.htm

GRADE 7 LITERATURE FOCUS:  THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE (Avi),  THE LEMMING CONDITION (Arkin), ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY (Taylor), THE ADVENTURES OF ULYSSES (Evslin), selections from World Mythology, and an introduction to the works of Edgar Allan Poe,  informational/technical text and short stories.

 GRADE 8 LITERATURE FOCUS: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK(unabridged or drama version in text),  NIGHT (Weisel), THE GIVER (Lowry), THE CHILDREN'S STORY (Clavell), FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON (Keyes), THE PIGMAN (Sachar), CHAINS (Anderson), AN INTRODUCTION TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- " A Midsummer Night's Dream", informational/technical text, short stories, and selections on the   human condition.

 LAST UPDATED 5.25.17 @ 2PM

 

 

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