English-7 Homepage

Welcome to English-7

This site is used in support of a student agenda and is maintained to help parents stay informed of their child's class responsibilities:

  • Homework will be updated daily by 5:00, unless I am absent.
  • Assignments will remain listed for the entire semester, which helps students make up work missed when absent.
  • I am available daily for extra help with assignments:
    • Students can see me during class, Study Halls, & Lab periods.
    • Appointments can also be made for either before or after school assistance.
    • Coaches have always been very supportive of students coming late to practice when they are in need of help or need to make up work. We just write them a pass for practice.
    • If your child does stay to work with me, I will sign their agenda so that you will know how long they were with me.
    • If you do not see my signature, they were not here. Help is readily available!

*Contacting me...

1) E-Mail is the best option: mgolden@mechanicville.org

2) Phone Chris Dugan or Jen LaFleche in the Guidance office to schedule a parent/teacher conference appointment.

(ph 664-9888 ext.2417)

3) Least Used is Voice mail: My Mechanicville Jr. High School ph # 664-9888 extension 2841

Class Reading List: Possible selections include:

  • Summer: Student's own choices for Extra Credit Reading
  • Q 1:
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
  • Bearstone by Will Hobbs
  • Champlain and the Silent one by Kate Messner
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Q 2:
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O'Dell
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens & assorted text pieces
  • Q 3:
  • April Morning by Howard Fast
  • Spitfire by Kate Messner & assorted text pieces
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O'Dell
  • Q 4:
  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Parks
  • Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston.
  • other novels may be substituted to coordinate with curriculum changes.