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    Welcome to our literacy class!! 

    I am really looking forward to watching you grow as READERS, WRITERS, SPEAKERS and THINKERS! Throughout the year, we will be discovering the POWER of WORDS, both our own and those of others.

    Be sure to visit this page often for important information about our class.  Here's to a GREAT SCHOOL YEAR!!! 

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  • Please remember to bring your COMPLETED summer reading assignments -- reading log and double-entry journal -- to class with you on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 

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  • These supplies should be with you in CLASS by Friday, September 6.  If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me via email. 

    • TWO single-subject spiral-bound notebooks (NO BINDERS please)
    • THREE large glue sticks
    • Highlighters (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Pens (multiple colors REQUIRED)
    • Several (at least 6) packs of Post-It Notes (3x3 or larger preferred)
    • ONE heavy-duty 2-pocket folder

    AND a BOOK to read (ALWAYS)!! 

    Tissue and Clorox wipe donations are greatly appreciated!!! Thank you :-)



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

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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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Mrs. Kara Closius

Phone: 732-833-4610


Degrees and Certifications:

Grade 7 Literacy Teacher

Mrs. Kara Closius

Fifteen Years of Teaching Experience Spanning Grades 1-8

Seven 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 Leaders  


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