Welcome to seventh grade English Language Arts/Honors! I look forward to helping you succeed this year at Desert Ridge Junior High School.
Curriculum: SpringBoard text including various units of study with a theme of "Choices": Unit 1-revise a personal narrative, create an illustrated myth, Unit 2-write an expository essay and participate in a collaborative discussion group, write an argumentative essay, Unit 3-read a novel and write a literary analysis essay, create a biographical presentation, Unit 4- create an present a monologue, perform a Shakespearean dialogue, while reading novels and creating novel projects. Honors will read novels and participate in literature circle discussion groups.
This marks my twelfth year teaching at Desert Ridge Junior High and my 27th year in education.
I earned my BA degree at the University of California at Fullerton with a major in English and a minor in Childhood Education. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends along with traveling.