• "Reading is the essence of all learning and writing is the expression of that knowledge"
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     Mrs. Ferry
    Grade 7 ELA Teacher & NJHS Advisor

    Have questions or concerns?  You can contact me in two ways:

    By phone:  (215) 529-2331

    By email: gferry@qcsd.org

     NJHS Community Service Opportunity
    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County Bowl-A-Thon
    April 2nd at Earl Bowl in Quakertown from 11:45-1:15 
          Click this link to sponsor a bowler or donate to Strayer's team.
          NJHS members - click this link to see the information letter & permission slip 
    NJHS members - click here for a cash donation form and information 
    Throughout the school year your child will be exposed to a variety of reading and writing experiences. We will be using the SpringBoard program, created by the College Board,  to expose students to valuable and authentic writing. Throughout the year we remain focused on the theme of "choice."  Following the analysis of different genres, the students then write their own pieces.   We begin the year with personal narratives followed by advertising analysis, a letter to the editor, monologues, literary analysis of the novel Tangerine, a research presentation, and finally, myths.
    Grammar is often a part of each lesson.  We practice it a little bit each day and then apply that knowledge to the writing pieces.
    Independent reading is also a huge focus.  Students are expected to have a novel with them at all times.  There are times throughout the year when several titles will be shared with them and they will be expected to select one of the novels presented as their independent reading book. 
    To view the 7th grade RELA curriculum, click here.