Reading

OVERVIEW
In addition, to preparing students to meet the strict standards of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), the MTMS reading program has been designed to provide students the opportunity to develop the higher order thinking skills needed to become successful learners as well as to promote the creation of life-long readers. The program incorporates the use of  heterogeneous groups in both 7th and 8th grade; this grouping structure will allow students to work in a variety of settings to accomplish various learning. During the first half of each semester, students will receive direct instruction in reading skills; comprehension strategies; and how to analyze, interpret, and form written responses to literature. Students will be asked to analyze, classify, synthesize, and evaluate information related to essential comprehension questions pertaining to different reading clusters. In 7th grade, the focus will be on literary genres such as mystery and fantasy. During the second half of each quarter, students read novels and short stories and participate in skills lessons that address their specific reading needs. In 8th grade, the groups will focus on literary themes such as justice and heroism. During the second half of each quarter, students will read novels and short stories and participate in skills lessons that address their specific reading needs.

STAFF

Literacy/Instructional Coach:  Mrs. Jessica O’Gorman

7th Grade:

Mrs. Megan Quirk

Miss Ashley Ciortan

Mrs. Renee Engle

Mrs. Krista Hain

8th Grade:
Mrs. Shareen Burkhardt

Miss Becca Fairchild
Miss Brooke Hall
Mrs. Kresson Romanos
Mrs. Eileen Stevens

Summer ELA Review

Please see the English Department homepage.

Summer Reading Lists:

Summer-Reading-List-7th-Grade

Summer-Reading-List-8th-Grade4