7th Grade Language Arts

The teachers in the San Marcos Middle School English/Language Arts Department believe all students can learn. It is our goal that students acquire the necessary English language skills to become better communicators, independent learners, and life-long readers. We know that when our students can read, write, speak and think clearly in English, they will be more successful in school and in their life beyond school. We are committed to using a wide variety of resources including literature, drama, art, technology, music, and film to help all our students strengthen their English language skills.

In our English/Language Arts classes students will read fiction, nonfiction, drama, essays and poetry to better understand how people communicate information, ideas, and emotions. They will learn how to use library resources, including the Internet, to research a variety of topics. Students will learn to write personal and fictional narratives, informational and persuasive essays, business and career related documents, as well as to respond to literature. They will have the opportunity to gain confidence as public speakers, as they practice giving informative, entertaining and persuasive speeches.

As teachers of English/Language Arts, we believe the strength and health of our nation depend on well-educated citizens. It is our goal to prepare our San Marcos Middle School students to be clear-thinking, confident adults, who can comprehend and communicate effectively about the myriad of issues we
face today.