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Karen O'Mara

7th and 8th Grade Language Arts

—7th and 8th Grade Language Arts is a standards based course designed to improve students abilities in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Student will learn to read literary texts in many genres with increasing understanding and comprehension. They will learn to write formal and non-formal texts themselves by using the writing process in journal activities and in more traditional compositions. This course will be closely taught with the standards of the California Common Core State Standards and aligned with NMUSD Common Core curriculum for English Language Arts. The class will be rigorous and challenging yet fun. My goal is to help all my students fall in love with reading and writing as well as become lifelong learners!


Be yourself everyone is already taken.-Oscar Wilde

I am super excited to be your 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher this year. This is my 16th year teaching and I am really looking forward to our year together! Middle School is truly a special place. I want you to not only fall in love with literature, writing, become a more critical thinker, reader and writer but enjoy coming to school and attending my class! My desire is for you to be successful! If you have absolutely any questions, please talk to me or email me on School Loop. All assignments, links and ppts can be found in 'my locker.'