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 Welcome! 
 
I will be teaching both 7th and 8th grade Language Arts (again, yay!) for the 2021-2022 school year. This will be my sixth year teaching middle school and my 8th year at Jordan Road. I am lucky to also work with wonderful support teachers: Mrs. Fontana (7th and 8th grade ELA ICS), and Ms. Wiemer (ESL). I consider my classroom a mix of hard work and fun. It is my goal to prepare your child to be an independent reader and writer for high school. 
 
 
Both 7th and 8th grade ELA requires students to build upon the skills they learned last year. Book Club will continue to be an integral part of the independent work that students have for language arts. Your child should be reading EVERY NIGHT for at least 20 minutes! It is extremely important and my #1 request as far as homework. 
 
We will continue to use OnCourse Classroom for all assignments. PLEASE make sure that you can also log into OnCourse before the start of the year and contact the main office if you do not know your username or password. I am available to help in any way that I can so that your child can be successful from home. 
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any other concerns. Email is best- mcassaro@sptsd.org
I'm looking forward to a great year! :)