7/8 English Language Arts Literature

Ms. Penny Bortner

Update: Tuesday, February 4th

Here are the links you need so you can access the materials for the audio and video version of "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe. Please watch them again before class on Monday. We watched each once already.

"Tell Tale Heart" audio version

"Tell Tale Heart" animated video


Here is the Google Slides Presentation for Monday, February 3rd with links to 2 videos.

UPDATE: Week of February 3rd, 2020

We are starting to read "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe on Monday, Due by the following class period: Answer questions 1 through 10.

Useful Links

Data Base of Award Winning Children's Literature


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Contact Information: The best way to contact me is via e-mail. I encourage students to contact me with any questions or concerns about their assignments, grades or other classroom content. Thank you for helping your child with making these contacts to aid them in becoming self advocates. Penny.Bortner@jeffco.k12.co.us e-mails will be answered within 24 business hours. Should you need to call, feel free to leave a message at 303-467-2295 ext. 318.

Classroom Specific Calendar: Aside from nightly review of our learning targets, students will occasionally have homework or upcoming tests to prepare for. These can be found on the 7/8 assignment calendar or on our Google Classroom page.

Helpful Links for Families:

  • Dawcl.com Data Base of Award Winning Children's Literature. It is an easy to maneuver website to create a customized list of books that match your child's interests.

Curriculum: This year students will be learning the Colorado Core Knowledge 7th grade loop reading/writing as well as the 2020 Colorado State Standards that correlate with this loop.