Welcome to 7th Grade English Language Arts!

Greetings, students and parents! 

The most important information for this class are our weekly agendas (see links to the left) and assignments (accessible via StudentVUE or the Resources tab to the left).

Our curriculum centers on three themes: Courage and Leadership, Find Your Voice, and Building Empathy Through Perspective Making. We use a variety of texts to explore these themes, including S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders, novels in verse, novels read in literature circles, plus parts of the 2010 edition of Prentice Hall Literature.

If you have any questions or concerns as the year goes on, please let me know. I'm here to help you SUCCEED! I'm looking forward to continuing our GREAT, productive, learning-filled year!

~Mrs. Kelm

Our Course:

Course Essential Questions:
  • Reading and Literature: How do we become better readers? What is the value in reading different types of literature?

  • Writing: How do we become better writers?

  • Speaking, Listening, and Viewing: How do we become better communicators? Why should we think critically about the media we use in our everyday lives?
Our Read Aloud:
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Our Online Textbook: