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Ms. Gardner - Middle School English and high school humanities

      Welcome to the 2017-2018 Academic Year

 
PROFICIENY BASED EDUCATION:  Middle School English

I.  READING PROFICIENCIES
Students will comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and informational texts. 

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Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

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Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

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Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


II. WRITING PROFICIENCIES
Students will produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experienced events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well structured sequences.

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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

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Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

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Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection,or research.

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Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

III. SPEAKING AND LISTENING PROFICIENCIES
Students will initiate and participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and expressing ideas clearly and persuasively. 
Students will present information, findings, and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective. 

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Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

IV. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCES
Students will demonstrate command of the conventions of standards Englsih grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.


 

IN THE NEWS:

Check out Black River Middle School Student Work featured in VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL 2015 RPEORT
VHC's 2015 Annual Report features a lead story on the work of BRMS 8th grade students in the winter and spring of 2014/2015.  The Vermont Read Book was Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie.  Students read, discussed and analyzed the text using the Facilitative Leadership model.  They then wrote and published a book of stories (written by students in 7-9) and hosted a Community Night in which they facilitated discussions with community members on the novel and issues related to it.  Many thanks to the Vermont Humanities Council and Ryan Newswanger (VHC Director of Communications) for their continued support. 
 
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Anne Gardner BR FAC,
Oct 20, 2014, 9:41 AM