Welcome to ELA! This is my 7th year teaching at Carlisle Middle School. I grew up in Sheldon, Iowa (go Orabs!) and went to The University of Iowa (go Hawks!). Previously, I was a 6th grade teacher, and this is my second year teaching 8th grade and 7th grade. Students in this class will be taken through many reading, writing, and life skills every single day. Spring Board is the curriculum that is used in both grades, and students are familiar with this from 6th grade as well. Students will be partaking in reading opportunities twice during the week on Wednesday and Thursday. Students are allowed to bring books, magazines, articles, cook books, betterment books, etc. to class for this sacred reading time. They are also allowed to use the library here at the middle school and the classroom library in my room. I will have magazines and multiple articles for students to read from if a book is not of interest to them. This will be a great year with many learning opportunities. Happy 2019-2020 school year!