• We are reading The Giver, by Lois Lowry. It is the first in a four-book series. Students will read the second book, Gathering Blue, in eighth grade. In The Giver, Jonas lives in a community where life is safe, orderly, and predictable. When he reaches the age of twelve, he is assigned the job that he will have for the rest of his life. He begins training with an old man known as the Receiver of Memory, and what he learns changes his life forever. 

    We will have vocabulary and comprehension quizzes every six chapters. Students will also need to respond to comprehension questions on peer/independent reading days. Assignments and grades are kept updated on PowerSchool.


    Each student should always have a book that he/she is reading.  We visit the library every month to exchange books.  Please encourage your child to read every day! 


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    In ELA 7, we will build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that will help you in your other classes, outside of school, and throughout your life.  Regardless of what you decide to do with your life, these are essential skills.
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