Welcome to Mr. Jones' ELA class.The seventh-grade English-Language Arts class continues to develop the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills of students through the workshop model. Over the course of the year, students engage in the writing process to produce a narrative, informational, and argumentative writing pieces. In addition, students cultivate a reading identity and share their thinking with peers in a variety of ways. Targeted mini-lessons aim to lift the level of students’ reading and writing skills. Students use class time to independently apply skills and strategies in their reading and writing. I will actively confer with students about their individualized goals, which further students’ growth as lifelong readers and writers.