Welcome to 7th and 8th Grade Reading skills A
This is my second year teaching at Bryan Middle School. I grew up in Las Vegas and have been a proud resident of Omaha for 5 years. I completed my undergraduate work in 2014 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a B.S. in Secondary Education and an endorsement in 7 - 12 Language Arts.
Curriculum: 7th grade 21st Century Literacy
is designed to reinforce the Language Arts curriculum, with a specific focus on
advancing grade-level reading skills.
Fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension strategies are taught
within the class.
Themes: Our yearly theme is
"Discovery" and our quarter lens themes include: Identity (Quarter
1), Choices (Quarter 2), Perspectives (Quarter 3), and Conviction (Quarter 4).
Resources: We will use the Reality Central
text (all nonfiction) throughout the school year as well as texts through the
Literature and Thought series (one per quarter): Who Am I? (quarter 1),
Decisions, Decisions (quarter 2), And Justice for All (quarter 3), and To Be a
Hero (quarter 4). These texts have a
variety of genres such as memoirs, essays, poems, and short stories. We will also do literature circles using
novels during 2nd and 4th quarters.