Dear Families,

Welcome to another exciting school year!!  I hope you have all enjoyed the summer break and made many memories.  Personally, I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of the Elkins Pointe staff for a second year.  I am thrilled to return to the seventh grade hallway to teach English Language Arts with Mrs. Meekhof and Mr. Bartz.

As seventh graders your student will continue to grow in their appreciation of written and spoken language through a variety of lessons tuned to different learning styles.  Your student will expand their use of descriptive words and complex sentences, as well as their choices of modes of writing. Throughout seventh grade, students continue to develop the ability to critique constructively their own work as well as the work of others. They will use oral language, written language, and media and technology for expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary purposes. Finally, your student will use the stages of the writing process to write clear, coherent compositions that develop an idea or tell a story.  All of our lessons are driven by what our students need and the Georgia Perfomance Standards.