Peters
Township
School District
625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.2688
Fax: 724.941.1426
View Peters Township School District
Contact Ms. Brown
brownr@pt-sd.org

Contact Ms. BrownThere are two teachers at PTMS with the last name of Brown, and both of us teach English language arts.  Please make sure that you are contacting Miss Renee Brown, the 8th grade teacher and not the 7th grade teacher.  Contacting the wrong person will delay my response.

The best way to reach me quickly is via email. Please put the student's name in the subject line to ensure that it reaches my inbox.  Please use the email listed above and below rather than the ptsdwebapps (google) email associated with our school.  While I use ptsdwebapps for some school business, I check the above and below email several times every day, and I respond to emails I receive there much quicker.  Thank you for your understanding.


brownr@pt-sd.org

About ELA8
About ELA8

Our goals this year include developing organization and study skills through the teaching of the curriculum. We think of literacy as more than just book reading, and we strive to create students who are not just writers but creators. It is our mission to develop students who have the reading, writing, speaking, thinking, and life skills necessary to be successful not only in high school, but also in an ever-changing, 21stcentury world. 


 

We will be using a fair amount of technology in the classroom. If your child does not have regular access to a computer and the Internet, please let me know so that I can make adjustments. When advanced technology is required for an assignment, that technology will be provided during school time. It is recommended that you purchase a flashdrive for your child to transport work to and from school.

 

There is only one level of 8thgrade language arts. Within each unit there will be multiple opportunities for advanced students to challenge themselves and to prepare for Honors level English in high school (See Honors recommendations handout on the Handouts and HW page of this website). There will also be remediation within the classroom for students who struggle with individual topics and skills. 


Much Ado12.png image

Our units this year are focused on the following topics:  

  • Writing an essay 
  • Suspense analysis and creation
  • Nonfiction writing and researching
  • English language and etymology
  • Poetry
  • Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew in its original verse
  • WWII and the Holocaust
About Ms. Brown
About Ms. Brown

I am originally from the eastern side of the state, growing up in York County, PA.  I attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I earned my Bachelor of Science in English Education as well as my Bachelor of Arts in English.  I spent two terms studying at the University of York in York, England where I met my husband.  We tied the knot summer of 2011.  We are at the tail end of working through the immigration process, which is why I continue to be known as Ms. Brown.  I completed my masters in English at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012, having written my thesis about digital composition theory and practice.  This is my 12th year as an 8th grade language arts teacher at PTMS.  I am currently the ELA facilitator for the middle school.  In 2011, I started the PTMS Writing Lab, which meets during study lab to serve as a peer editing and tutoring spot for the entire middle school.

The pictures used on this web page are the property of Ms. Brown © 2013.
Peters
Township
School District
PT Middle School
625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724.941.2688
Fax: 724.941.1426
Copyright © 2017. Peters Township School District. All Rights Reserved. School CMS created by eSchoolView