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Battle of the Books

We are hosting the 6th grade county competition here at BRMS on March 27, 2020.  The 7th/8th grade competition will take place in Tabernacle on April 2, 2020. Students have been very busy reading and re-reading from a list of fifteen books.

Read-a-Thon

Our November Read-a-thon yielded over 32,000 reading minutes school-wide! $720 dollars was raised to support Language Arts classroom libraries. Students who opened an account received a pajama day ticket. Many students earned lunch with the principal by reading 500 minutes. Several earned a pizza party for recording 1000 minutes. Thank you for your support in promoting literacy at BRMS. It was a big hit with students!

 Research Units: 

6th and 7th grade students learn to make Bibliographies or "Works Cited" Pages in Google Docs in MLA 8 format. Additionally, students are taking digital notes in Google Keep and practicing the 7 X 7 rule (no more than 7 bullets and 7 words per bullet). 7th and 8th graders are beginning to create in-text citations using MLA guidelines. Students learn how to use keywords for searching, and how to identify reliable sources. Direct instruction takes place in a co-teaching model, specifically in 6th grade Health classes, 7th grade Social Studies classes, and 8th grade Language Arts classes. 

Contact Information

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me:  

609-298-0674 ext. 2234

jdavis@bordentown.k12.nj.us