Mrs. Barbara Varcadipane
6th and 7th Grade Language Arts and Reading
Memorial Junior School: 973-515-2427
Welcome to Mrs. Varcadipane's class!
The focus of language arts instruction in sixth and seventh grade is to help you develop your reading, writing, speaking, and communication skills. We will do this by working on grammar, spelling, vocabulary, literature, and a variety of writing. You will find this year challenging, rewarding, and enjoyable.
7th Grade Language Arts
The seventh grade Language Arts class is designed to develop skills as a communicator in writing and speaking. During the course of the year, students will write in a variety of styles including narrative, essay-explanatory, persuasive and comparative, short story, poetry, and research report. Effective oral communication will be developed through units of study in debate and public speaking.
6th Grade Language Arts Literacy
The central focus of Language Arts Literacy is to improve students reading, writing, and communication skills. We will do this through the study of grammar, vocabulary, literature, novels, and various writing assignments, projects, and presentations.
Reading focuses of study will include reading comprehension strategies, how to approach different genres of text, and making inferences and drawing conclusions based on textual clues. Our studies will also include how to respond to text in a variety of formats including multiple choice, short answer or open-ended responses, as well as through essays and projects.
Please log into our google classroom for homework assignments and study tools.
ALL Language Arts Classes- Please bring all materials including notebook, Vocabulary book, and DEAR book to class daily.
Dates To Remember
Back to School Night - Thursday, September 23rd (Virtual)
Conferences - Tuesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 28th
End of 1st Marking Period - November 12th
End of 2nd Marking Period - January 28th
Conferences - Tuesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 10th
End of 3rd Marking Period - April 8th
Last day of school - Wednesday, June 22nd
I will be posting assignments to Google Classroom. Please visit this site for additional information regarding instructions and due dates.