Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts

Welcome to 7th Grade Language Arts!


This is my 23nd year teaching Language Arts and my 10th year here at PRA. When I'm not teaching, I love being outdoors. You can find me paddle boarding, skiing, running, scuba diving and hiking with my family. My husband Cori and I have twin sons in 7th grade at PRA. I also have two energetic Jack Russell Terriers named Ollie and Finn. I am excited for the year ahead of us!


In 7th Grade LA, we follow the Core Knowledge sequence.  Students will read the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac, along with a series of classic short stories, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,  and The Diary of a Young Girl (Autobiography of Anne Frank).  We will also read classic Western poetry for a poetry unit.  For writing, we will focus primarily on nonfiction essays that describe, explain, and narrate.  We will also write a persuasive research-based speech, with a focus on defining a thesis, gathering relevant evidence, integrating quotations, and properly acknowledging sources.  Students will have frequent opportunities to express themselves orally and exhibit attentive listening skills, both in formal presentations and various types of discussions.  We will work on grammar, spelling, and vocabulary skills throughout the year.  These skills will follow the Core Knowledge Grade 7 sequence.



Google Classroom:
  • In order to use my Google Classroom, you must be logged into your Google Account. 
  • The codes to my Google Classroom are at the bottom of this page.
  • All copies of assignments, readings and other class materials will be posted on this platform.  
How to Use my Google Classroom Page:
  • The easiest way to find information is to go to "Classwork" tab on top. 
  • The assignment description will tell when it is due, when an upcoming test will be etc. 
  • Google Classroom is great resource if you've been absent or have missing assignments to make up!
  • Codes for Google Classroom
    • LA 1st Period - of25bei
    • LA 2nd Period -im4xptf
    • LA 3rd Period -gjcgeyn
    • LA 4th Period -yjn3hgp
    • LA 5th Period -yvbiawm
    • Hall Access -bjbgt3g




Units of Study:
Call of the Wild (Summer Reading)
Grammar - Shurley English
Greek and Latin Roots and Phrases
6 Traits of Writing
Cyrano de Bergerac
Short Stories
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Persuasive Speech
The Diary of a Young Girl- Anne Frank
Words of the Week (WoW)
Greek and Latin Roots links