My name is Gretchen Anderson, and this is my 3rd year at PAMS. I am very excited to be teaching 4th grade Language Arts this year in addition to my 7th grade reading classes. In 7th Grade Reading we focus on comprehension strategies and reading skills such as summarizing, making inferences, and context clues. Your child will be reading a variety of short stories, novels, plays, and informational text this year. Students in 7th grade are required to read one book each month and complete the AR quiz or a project. We also focus on vocabulary development through the study of Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Advanced and Standard classes will take notes using an interactive notebook for vocabulary and reading. Technology is incorporated using Google Classroom and Google Docs as well as interactive websites and projects. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress this year.