Welcome to my classroom. It is my goal for every student to be able to communicate effectively in their school, community and personal life. To form the core of language and literacy we will be working on the communication skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and presenting. These courses focus on reading and writing through the means of personal investigation, examining various writing styles, and analysis of texts and authors. Classes are writing and reading intensive in order to advance each student’s skills. We will be reading from a variety of genres, which will allow us to look at different types of writing. The year will require students to do a much higher level of thinking than ever before and I am excited to see everyone succeed.