Welcome to 7th Grade English Language Arts! I am SO excited to be a part of the MS 890 school community and to be teaching your child this year. Our focus texts this year are as followed: A Long Walk to Water, The Outsiders, and The Giver. As a teacher, I hope to inspire your child to be a globally active citizen through the themes we read in our class texts, along with the writing assignments and projects we will be participating in throughout the year.
In the next weeks, we will be reading the poem "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyon, and we will then use the poem as a a model to write our own. Students will be encouraged to think of moments from their lives and the people in their lives who have helped shape them into the people they are today. Our focus will be using sensory details to describe where we are from and to develop a message that will impact our readers!
ALL CLASSES: "Where I'm From" poems are due tomorrow, September 17. Please share your final piece with me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will be collecting your organizers (packet), first draft, and peer assessment sheet.