Riley, Mrs. N.

Mrs. Nancy Riley, M.A. - Reading Specialist
Seventh Grade Reading
The best way to contact me is via email nriley@longhill.org
908-647-2311 extension 4027
Class textbooks- Prentice Hall Literature Bronze
Prentice Hall Literature (Common Core)

WELCOME TO SEVENTH GRADE READING CLASS. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR WORKING WITH EACH ONE OF YOU. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL FIND YOUR EXPERIENCE TO BE EDUCATIONAL, AS WELL AS ENJOYABLE AND POSITIVE.


Dear Parents,

Reading in grade seven focuses on the development of reading comprehension, open-ended essay writing, and vocabulary skills, as well as critical thinking and analysis. These skills are developed through the use of an integrated literature based reading program. The course of study, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, focuses on acquiring the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. Students develop the ability to think and reason logically and to become independent and confident learners. Consequently, the students develop intellectual curiosity which will foster a life long desire to read for information, pleasure, personal growth, and inspiration. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year. I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Riley



FAVORITE QUOTES

" All great achievements require time."- Maya Angelou

"I believe that every person is born with talent."- Maya Angelou

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."- Chinese Proverb

" The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."- Eleanor Roosevelt



REQUIRED SUPPLIES FOR READING CLASS

1. Three ring binder (1") with looseleaf paper

2. Marble composition book (may be different color)

3. Pencils and erasers

4. Pen (blue or black ink only)

5. Highlighters

6. Assignment book

7. Book for "Time Out for Reading"



SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT

1. Choose two selections from the seventh grade reading list.

2. For each selection, type a summary sheet covering the following:

- Main characters, plot, conflict, setting, and theme

- Your opinion of the book, including how you felt about the author's writing style and use of vocabulary

3. Use 12 point font (new times Roman or Arial).

4. Double space your typing.

5. Write the title and author for each book at the top of the page.

6. Write your four line heading in the top right corner.


Copies of the reading list may be found on the school's web site www.longhill.org as well as the public library's web site www.longhilllibrary.org.

This assignment is due the first week of school.


***** HAPPY SUMMER AND HAPPY READING! *****