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  • Mrs. Pohrte (

    ELA 7 and 8 


    "If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or tools to write.  Simple as that!"  Stephen King


    Welcome to ELA...

    Upon entering my classroom, students will begin a journey where they will discover new places, meet interesting and sometimes devious people, travel through time, and experience unfathomable situations. This exciting journey is the world of literature and writing, which will be the main components of our year together.

    Our goals in ELA 7 and 8 include making each student a better reader, writer, listener, problem-solver, and communicator. Our curriculum is designed to meet the CCSS standards, to incorporate 21st century skills along with a growth mind-set, and to prepare students for the NYS ELA assessments and the rigors of high school.

    Please pay special attention to the project and homework tabs at the left.  All assignments, tests, and general information about what is occurring in class is available there.  The project page will also have materials available for downloading.

     About Me...

    I have called Maryvale my home for over two decades. In school, I work diligently to share my love of literature and writing with my students.