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3 months ago

By Elizabeth Brown

Welcome to Mrs. Brown's Grade ELA Web page

Mrs. Brown's Bell Schedule

Homeroom              8:15-8:25  

1st Period                 8:25-9:17

2nd Period               9:20-10:12

3rd Period                10:15-11:07

Lunch                        11:10-11:45

4th period                 11:48-12:40

5th Period                 12:43-1:35 

6th Period                  1:38-2:30

7th Period                  2:33-3:25


Materials needed daily:

  • 1 inch 3 ring binder

  • 1 set of 5 pack dividers for binder

  • 1 Composition book

  • Index cards

  • Blue or Black ink pen 

  • Pencils

Name: Beth Brown
Email: click here
Phone number: 543-3511

   Reading takes you places.
Readin takes you places.

Classwork and Homework Information

11 days ago

Homework information -   

Every class has homework every night. Your child should read for 20 minutes every night. I have not assigned a new book report yet, so please have your child read something he/she enjoys.

 Assignments and homework will always be at the top

You must use your school Gmail account to access any links/files.

November 8 - Book Report Information
1. Students recieved the two forms they need to complete for this book report on Tuesday. 
2. The book report has two sheets to complete. The form for the information about the book and a reading log. 
3. The due date for the report is Monday, December 16. 
4. There is a letter that tells parents this information. If the letter is signed and returned by Monday, November 11, your child will get an extra credit 100. 
October 29, 2019 - Classwork to complete - Read up to chapter 7; answer questions for chapters 6 and 7 on your google doc. The foreshadowing log should have 15 entries - The first one we did together and then 2 for every chapter.

October 22, 2019 - Answers to the study guide

October 21, 2019 - Please complete any question on your google doc for the book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Important Warning to Chapter 5). There will be a quiz on that part on Wednesday. Students will get a study guide Tuesday.

October 11, 2019 - We have started reading a new novel in class - The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. Here is a link to the book online

Classroom assignments connected to the book that should be complete. If the assignment is not complete, you need to complete them at home.

KWL Charts -Google classroom assignment Oct. 2
Book Questions  - An Important Warning 10 questions 
                                  Chapter 1 10 questions 

New Book Report - Realistic Fiction - Due October 11 
Make sure you read every night. Students were given the Book report form Monday, September 23.
October 2 - In class this week -
1. The Egypt Game book test was Tuesday. If you missed it,  you must come to my classroom one morning before next Tuesday to make it up.
2. Students were assigned a google classroom assignment  on Setting. It needs to be completed by Tuesday. 
September 27 - The Egypt Game book test is Tuesday. It will concentrate on the plot and characterization.
September 26 - We have been working on pages 5-10 in class. Complete at home if you did not finish in class. 
September 23
Information for the realistic fiction book was given out in class today. I am trying to attach a link here, but it is not working. I will try to get in on here tomorrow. Please use your child's district google account to access it when it's added.
September 18 - Complete Wednesday DGP 3
Complete pages 2 and 3 of The Egypt Game package. 
September 16 - Last week's classroom assignments - Paragraph on 9/11 The Survivor Tree and The Egypt Game page 1 and page 4. Please remind your child if the assignments are not complete to please get them in.
September 10 - Complete page 1 and page 4 (Use chapter 18 Where is Security? and chapter 19 Confession and Confusion. 

Book link

September 4 - Complete 6 definition on your google classroom assignment. 

August 30 - Complete your Learning Style Glyph if you did not finish it in class.

Due Tuesday, September 3

We will start The Egypt Game on Tuesday, September 3. 

Fill out the information form and return by Friday, August 23. 

Book Report of choice - Students will receive the form on Tuesday. It must be completed and returned by Friday, August 23.

Book Report
Due Friday, August 23 - Book of choice
O. Henry Study and Short Stories
Complete the web quest for O. Henry 11/19- 11/20

Click URL below
Independent Clause and Subordinate Clause

2018-2019 Syllabus

about 1 year ago

By Elizabeth Brown


 Edgewood Middle School




Elizabeth Brown

Room: 102     

E-mail Address:                     



Course Description:

English Language Arts at EMS  is designed to improve students’ reading, writing, and grammar skills by using reading, writing, and speaking. In this course, students will be exposed to literature, oral language, word identification, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and responding to open-ended questions. These areas will be presented through a combination of novel units, the Collections textbook by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Elements of Literature by Holt, Internet sources, informational literature, Scholastic Scope Magazine, DVD clips, Standard Starts, Grammar Practice, and read alouds. 

General Objectives:

The Literature and Language Arts curriculum is based on South Carolina College and Career Ready Standards and has been designed to emphasize the connection between reading and writing. In order to help students develop better communication skills through reading, writing, speaking, and listening, a variety of techniques are used throughout the year to guide students in the practice of these different forms of communication.


Students will have a deeper understanding of reading literature and informational texts through studying key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, range of reading, and level of text complexity.


Students will further develop their skills and understanding of writing.  Students will take task, purpose, and audience into careful consideration; choosing words, information, structures, and formats deliberately.  They will combine elements of various writings using narrative strategies within arguments and explanations to produce complex writing.  Students will strategically use technology to create, refine, and collaborate on writing.  Students will become adept at gathering information, evaluating sources, citing material, recording findings, and analyzing in a clear and cogent manner.


Students will further develop their skills and understanding of speaking and listening.  Students will take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner which will build upon important content in various domains.  They will contribute appropriately to conversations, make comparisons and contrasts, and analyze and synthesize a multitude of ideas.


Course Requirements,  Classroom Guidelines, and Expectations:

Success in the classroom is greatly affected by the conduct of those in the classroom.  The following four school-wide rules have been developed to help students be successful.      

1.  Follow directions.

2.  Keep hands, feet, and other objects to 


3.  Bring materials to class.

4.  Show respect for yourself, your school,

     and others.

In addition, all students should follow all district guidelines as specified in the student handbook.


E- Encourage


S- Succeed



Although each teacher has a website, our class is not designed as an online course.  The website will offer the student and parent a projected framework of classroom activities.  Therefore, student attendance and attention in class is imperative for mastery.





Grading Scale


composition notebook 3


Colored Pencils

Index Cards

Glue sticks/tape




Graded assignments include:


Class work





As needed

Study for quizzes and tests

Complete any part of writing assignment/ project

90 – 100     A

80 – 89       B

70 – 79       C

60 – 69       D

 0  – 59        F

Test and Projects

Count 30% of grade

Classwork and quizzes

Count 70% of grade


-  Research Paper(s)

-Various         Essays

-Novel Unit Project


   Tentative Course Outline

Unit 1