• Welcome!!

     Dear Sensational Students,

     Working together, we can and will have a successful year. 

    Can't wait to meet all of you!!! 








  • These supplies should be with you in CLASS by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, each student is asked to bring in their OWN supplies as no supplies can be shared.  


    • 1 THREE-subject spiral-bound notebook (NO BINDERS please)
    • THREE large glue sticks
    • Highlighters (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Pens (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Crayons or Colored Pencils (student preference)
    • Several (at least 6) packs of Post-Its (3x3 or larger preferred)
    • ONE heavy-duty 2-pocket folder

    AND a BOOK to read (ALWAYS)!! 


    • 2 COMPOSITION notebooks 
    • Highlighters (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Pens (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Crayons or Colored Pencils (student preference)


    If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me via email. 




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    You can review the following presentation, so you know what to expect this year in our classes.   Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

    8th Grade Literacy Back-To-School Night Presentation

    7th Grade Communications Back-To-School Night Presentation

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  • It is my goal to have an extensive library of books available for students.  To help keep my library stocked with current books, I am always looking for donations.  If you have books at home that your child has finished reading, I would welcome adding them to the library.  Thank you! 

    Classroom Library

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  • Please refer to Google Classroom for the most up-to-date classwork and homework assignments. 

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  • Don't Forget

    I use the Remind app to periodically communicate important information.   I encourage both students and parents/guardians to subscribe to our class.


    8th Grade Literacy: @4edkk9

    7th Grade Communications/Current Events: @4d6he67

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Phone: 732-833-4610


Degrees and Certifications:

Grade 7 Communications/Current Events Teacher Grade 8 Literacy Teacher Room 110 She/Her

Mrs. Kara Closius

Seventeen Years of Teaching Experience Spanning Grades 1-8

Nine Years of Teaching Literacy at Goetz Middle School  

Disney-Loving, Coffee-Drinking, Book-Reading, Mom of Two Boys

Passionate About Helping Create The Next Generation of Readers, Writers and Thinkers