Welcome to Seventh Grade Literacy

  • Welcome to Seventh Grade Literacy with Mrs. Kocen & Mr. Sheehan!




    Please feel free to Email: tkocen@jacksonsd.org OR Jsheehan@jacksonsd.org with any questions or concerns!   Google Classroom is where most class assignments are posted! Other assignments are to be marked by each student in their planner daily. Happy learning! :)

    Our year will be filled with many facets of literacy. Students will learn and practice Study Skills, Reading Comprehension, and Writing strategies based on the State Standards. We will be reading Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Drama. There will be a variety of writing assignments, including creative, argumentative, and narrative. We will be integrating source material in various types of writing following MLA formatting standards and the mechanics of writing. The students in this class will also be working on various research and creative writing.  Other differentiated activities and group projects will also be incorporated.

    There will be one book project assigned per marking period, and students will be provided with instructions and given ample time to complete the task. All books are to be approved by the teacher and E-Books are encouraged, or bring a book from home suitable for your Lexile.  Students should also bring headphones to class to listen to e-books as well.

    For upcoming assignments, please see our Google Classroom and your child's planner!  Thanks so much!  :)



    Mrs. Kocen & Mr. Sheehan  :)


    1. Fully charged Chromebook AND charger

    2. One Folder

    3. Pens/ pencils

    4. Tissues

    5. Hand sanitizer 

    6. Colored pencils/markers/ crayons

    7. Highlighters 

    8. Pencil sharpener 

    9. Headphones or earbuds 

    10. For our silent reading time, you will choose an E-Book from Destiny (See directions under "Important Information" on Google Classroom) OR bring your own grade appropriate chapter book to class. 

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