• Welcome to Pomona Middle School's
    English Language Arts (ELA) Department!

    Our ELA Teachers are:

    Grade 7:
    Ms. Drummond
    Mr. Holder
    Ms. Polansky
    Mrs. Schwander
    Mrs. Taub-Blackoff

    Grade 8:
    Mrs. Arbit
    Ms. Rosen
    Ms. Solomon
    Mrs. Taub-Blackoff


    Curriculum
    We offer four courses of study:

    Grade 7

    English 7
    &
    English 7 Honors

    In Grade 7 English, students learn about:

    (1) Reading Closely and Writing to Learn
    (2) Working with Evidence
    (3) Understanding Perspectives
    (4) Reading and Research

    • Module 1: Journeys and Survival
      • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
    • Module 2: Working Conditions
      • Lyddie by Katherine Patterson
    • Module 3: Slavery:  The People Could Fly
      • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass

    Grade 8

    English 8
    &
    English 8 Honors

    In Grade 8 English, students learn about:

    (1) Reading Closely and Writing to Learn
    (2) Working with Evidence
    (3) Understanding Perspectives
    (4) Research, Decision-Making, and Forming Positions
     

    • Module 1: Finding Home: Refugees
      • Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
    • Module 2: Taking a Stand
      • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • Module 3: The Civil Rights Movement and the Little Rock Nine
      • A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls Lanier

    New York State English Language Arts Assessments

    • All Grade 7 ELA students take the Grade 7 NYS Common Core English Language Arts Assessment in April.

    • All Grade 8 ELA students take the Grade 8 NYS Common Core English Language Arts Assessment in April.