Ms. Housley

Seventh Grade Reading


Hello and welcome to 7th-grade reading!  My name is Jodie Housley and this is my 9th year teaching at the Tukes Valley campus.  My B.A. is in history and English from Washington State University and I earned my Master Degree in Teaching from WSU Vancouver.  I am highly qualified in Middle-Level Humanities which included reading, writing and social studies.   I feel very blessed to teach at such an excellent school with amazing staff and families.  

My Message

I strongly believe that reading, writing, history and science should be taught in conjunction with each other.  Keeping this in mind, I have selected several wonderful books for us to read, enjoy, analyze, and explore together this year as well as exciting short stories of all genres.  We will also complete a research project this winter/spring in which you will learn about a very important time in our history; World War Two.   As we navigate through this project, you will have the pleasure of selecting a topic that inspires you to go back in time via certain websites, research books, magazines, video documentaries, as well as your personal interviews with family and friends who may have had connections to this important time in history.    

My Expectations

I expect you to arrive on-time and prepared to class every day.  Your preparation will include a pencil, lined notebook paper and a silent reading book.  This reading book should be a chapter book and middle school appropriate.  It will also be appreciated if you bring one box of tissues (my homeroom students only) at the beginning of the school year.  I will go over my detailed expectations the first day of class and we will share what those expectations look, sound and feel like throughout the first couple weeks of school.  

The overall goal of this website is a resource for students and parents to use if they miss class for any reason or as a reminder of expectations, directions, due dates and important upcoming events.  If you miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to check my webpage to see what you missed under the assignment tab.  If you do not have computer access at home, you are welcome to come to my classroom before school from 7:30 - 8:00 am to see what you have missed.  If there is not an assignment listed under the assignment tab, see me personally at the beginning of class.  

I can be reached via email at or you can leave me a voice mail at 360.885.6250. 

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" ~ William Butler Yeats