“There's no such thing as neutral education. Education either functions as an instrument to bring about conformity or freedom.”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

DISTANCE LEARNING

All distance learning materials are posted on Unified Classroom every Monday.

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School

GROWTH IS THE MINDSET

ELA CURRICULUM

 

Eighth grade ELA students will spend the majority of the year focusing on grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and reading skills. During classes, students will be exposed to more complicated stories, poems, vocabulary words, concepts, and activities. Our lessons align with the MA Curriculum Standards and are reflective of Engage NY modules.

 

UNIT OVERVIEW

Unit I: Reading Closely for Textual Details: We Had to Learn English

Unit II: Making Evidence-Based Claims Unit: Truth, Chisholm, Williams

Unit III: Researching to Deepen Understanding Unit: Human-Animal Interaction

Unit IV: Building Evidence-Based Arguments Unit: E Pluribus Unum

ABOUT MS.  MARCELIN

This is my first year teaching at TAG and I am beyond excited! I hope to create a learning environment where students feel represented and valued. Through literacy, students and I will explore the connections between content and culture.

CONTACT MS. MARCELIN

Chestnut Talented and Gifted Middle School 

355 Plainfield Street, Springfield MA 01104

marcelinm@springfieldpublicschools.com

School Phone: 413-750-2333

Email is my preferred method of communication.  I will try to respond to all emails within one business day.