Hello, and welcome to 7th grade language arts (and the 7th grade language arts website)!

This website will serve not only as a means of keeping up with what is going on in the classroom, but as an extension of the classroom to your home. On the links within this page, you will find resources to supplement and reinforce materials we've covered in class. While a work in progress, it is my hope that this website will become a valuable tool in your learning process as we take on this year-long journey together.

This year, we will be diving headfirst into Readers and Writers Workshop. Our first unit will have us taking a look at genre in literature (focusing on dystopian fiction while looking at The Giver by Lois Lowry), and using this as a foundation for diving into the elements of narrative Additionally, there will be a content-area literacy course that will serve to supplement our instruction in language arts through close reading and analysis of poetry and study of language using Greek and Latin Roots.

With that said, it is my hope that we have a lot of fun this year; the world of language arts is a fascinating one, blending fact, fiction, science, and history to tell tales that not only spark our imaginations, but help us to better understand the world around us and how we fit into it.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at kiefer@brooklynschools.org. I will do my best to respond as soon as possible.