Ms. Sams 7-8 ELA

Kelly Sams Ext. 1040

Hello, I teach seventh and eighth grade language arts. This is my fourth year at Oak Grove. I have a fur a fantastic family, an adorable fur baby named Lola, three amazing nieces, and three incredible great-nephews. I love reading and writing. Teaching is my passion and I am thrilled to be a part of the Oak Grove Eagle Community. Please contact me with any questions or concerns. It is a great year to be an eagle.

Homework Board Link:

I just found out that there is a Curriculum Objection Form on the website if anyone needs it. Also Mrs. Almasi our curriculum director will help with alternative assignments.

7th Grade Studying from

11-29/ 12-21

Dear Seventh Grade Families,

Coming back from break we are going to pause with nonfiction and do some holiday themed reading and writing. We will be reading and comparing the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and comparing and contrasting it to the play version linked below. I have linked all reading materials below. Please preview them and if you have any objections, please let me know and I will provide students with an alternative assignment. Thank you and I hope everyone has a great break.


Picture of novel:

PDF Copy of book:


Stave 1:

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Stave 5:

8th Grade Studying from


Dear 8th Grade Families,

Coming back from our Thanksgiving Break we will continue to study personal narratives, but this time in graphic novel form. Students will finish their narrative essay and then we will begin reading They Called Us Enemy by George Takei. It is a graphic novel about his experiences in Japanese Internment Camps during World War II. Students will then be asked to create a graphic novel/storyboard of a personal experience from their own lives. We will be comparing and contrasting graphic novels to other genres of literature. George Takei is gay, but I could only find one reference to his sexuality in the book. I will include a link to a picture of the page in your email message and the Class DoJo message I send out. If you have any questions, concerns or objections please let me know and we can work together to come up with alternative assignments for your child.

Grading policy: Late assignments can be turned in one day late for 10% percent off. After a day it will be for 50% credit. Teacher make keep students in at recess to make up late work.

Class rules and policies:


  1. Be Respectful

  2. Be Responsible

  3. Be Flexible

  4. Be Safe

  5. Have integrity