Hello, my name is Mrs. Schloss, and I am your child's seventh grade language arts teacher. The students will be spending a tremendous amount of time reading and writing this year. We will work on literary elements the first nine weeks while introducing the students to workshop procedures. In the second nine weeks the focus will shift to mythology and the study of the ancient Greek's literature. We will explore these works through poetry, fiction and non-fiction. The students will work on differentiating between facts and opinions and connotation and denotation. As we move into the third grading period we will read Stuck in Neutral and OAA review while having the students work on research. In the fourth grading period the focus will be on the literature of the Middle Ages.
I am looking forward to seeing the children learn and grow in their understanding and appreciation of good literature and seeing them become accomplished writers who can express their thoughts and ideas in an organized and coherent fashion.
If you have any comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email.