Phyllis Brown

Welcome to 7th Grade English/Language Arts!

My classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in ablilities, but also in learning styles.  My role as a teacher is to give children the tools with which to cultivate thier own gardens of knowledge.  To accomplish this goal, I will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful.  I will present curriculum that involves interests of the children and makes learning relevant to life.  I will incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning.  I want my students to enjoy learning and being a part of my classroom.

Language Arts

Setting the Stage for a GREAT Year!
 It is an honor to share my stage with the wonderful students of Aaron Cohn Middle School.  To ensure that you are aware of the happenings in our classroom, please check here weekly for updates on lesson activities, projects, and discussions.  I am pleased to be your child's teacher, and I look forward to working with you all.


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Unit 1

Please see Part 2 to complete this assignment.
Use these to guide you in creating your hero report.
Identify and explain 3 figurative languages found in the song "Fireworks" by Katy Perry. Then, explain the theme of the song. Theme is the message or lesson the author wants the listener to understand.
This activity continues on page 142
Please see video on Author's Point of View under links to help with this activity.

General Downloads

Grammar Workbook (940.48 KB)
Reward List 2014 (220.81 KB)