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Welcome to my Language Arts website. It's been a great start to the 2014-15 school year in Language Arts!  I have a wonderful group of bright, engaged students this year and believe we are going to see tremendous growth in reading and writing by next May. 

In my 7th grade classes, we are studying a novel by Edward Bloor entitled "Tangerine."  This is the story of a young man named Paul Fisher, who despite being diagnosed as legally blind, "sees" many things that others are blind to.  His family has just moved to Tangerine County, Florida, but the secrets they've been keeping will catch up to them.  My 8th graders are studying the internationally acclaimed book "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.  Jonas, the main character, lives in a world that seems perfect, with no war, fear or pain.  However, there is an "underbelly" to this ideal society that Jonas will be exposed to by The Giver.  Once he does, there is no turning back. 

Again, I am so excited about this year and all of the opportunities it holds.  As always, please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns you may have.

�Sincerely,

Beverly Matos

Language Arts Teacher

The Villages Charter Middle School

Contact: Beverly.Matos@tvcs.org

PDF documents
"Tangerine" Comprehension Questions - Part One
"The Giver" Comprehension Questions Packet - Only do Chapters 1 and 2 from this packet
7th Grade Language Arts Syllabus, 2014-15 -
8th Grade Language Arts Syllabus, 2014-15 -

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7th Grade Language Arts - Opening Day
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7th Grade Language Arts - Syllabus, Rules and Procedures
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8th Grade Language Arts - "The Giver"
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7th Grade Language Arts - "Tangerine"
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8th Grade Language Arts - "The Giver"
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8th Grade Language Arts - "The Giver"
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7th Grade Language Arts - Spelling & Vocabulary Quizzes
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7th Grade Language Arts - "Tangerine"
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