Welcome to PGMS
At Piney Grove Middle School, our Language Arts curriculum is based upon the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS), with an overall focus on literary and informational reading and writing, media literacy, listening, speaking, viewing, and grammar skills. Our dedicated teachers use a myriad of resources to teach those standards. At any given time, you may discover students reading novels, reciting poetry, participating in reader's theaters, comparing text to media, reading original books to the elementary school, designing PowerPoint presentations to reveal research findings, sending letters to pen pals in Europe, or even using cheers to help remember sentence structure! Our goal is to develop life-long readers, writers, and thinkers, ready for college or a career! All grade levels use the writing process as the foundation for the teaching of writing. The different types of writing (descriptive, narrative, argumentative, and informational) are emphasized through a variety of assignments. Students read a broad range of literature, including informational passages, short stories, poems, novels, dramas, and essays. In addition, the students' use of technology enhances the language arts curriculum.
To assist your scholar in this Language Arts endeavor, please follow the links to our pacing guides. There, you will gain insight into which Language Arts' topics have already been covered this year, what is currently being taught, and also where your Grizzly is headed! Visit your child's teacher's itslearning page for more detailed information.