7th Grade Language Arts

Pre-AP Language Arts

The Language Arts Late Work Policy:
Students have one week from the assignments original due date to get the assignment turned in. After one week the student will earn a zero for all grades on the assignment.

Katrina Partridge 
Team 7 Blue

I began teaching language arts nineteen years ago. My first five years I taught eighth graders at Carmody Middle School and the last fourteen years I have enjoyed teaching seventh grade here at Falcon Bluffs. I earned my masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading and Writing in May of 2004 from the University of Colorado at Denver. The following year my husband and I were blessed with the birth of our daughter on March 17th. 

 Obviously my favorite thing to do is spend time with my husband, daughter. Our family interests are hiking and spending time in the water in the summer. In the winter we are big cross country skiers and love to watch the Broncos and the Iowa Hawkeyes play football.

 As for this year in language arts students will be reading books of choice both at home and at school. Students are encouraged to read between 45 and 60 minutes a night, five days a week, or 225 to 300 minutes per week. I realize the reading expectation needs to be flexible based on a students level of after school activity. If a student needs to read more one night to make up for not reading another night that is just fine. It is most important that they are getting in the reading minutes within the week. My goal is that you are seeing your child reading. If they say they do not have any homework, they can always read!

 The writing we will do this year will be created through genre study, where students will read  and analyze multiple mentor texts and then begin the actual writing of that particular genre. We will write in many genres including, narrative, feature articles, poetry, persuasive, literary analysis, consumer product reviews, and other academic writing. 7th grade language arts shifts to a heavy focus on writing, so you should expect to see your child writing, writing, writing!

 I expect that students will come to class prepared with a planner, an independent reading book, pencil and paper.  This will ensure that they can participate in the learning for the day

 I am so excited for the 2017-2018 school year

Emelio DiSabato