Welcome to 7th and 8th grade ELA!
My name is Mrs. Rachel Phelps Shearer, and I am so excited to be your English Language Arts teacher for the upcoming school year! I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2018 with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Professional Writing. I completed Teach For America in 2020 and taught in Manning, SC for three years. This is my first year at Fulmer, and I'm so excited to be part of this team.
We're going to focus on a variety of topics in ELA this year, including grammar, writing, and reading a variety of texts. In seventh grade, we're going to read four novels: Touching Spirit Bear, The Hunger Games, Hidden Figures, and Inside Out and Back Again. In eighth grade, we're going to read two novels: The House on Mango Street and The Outsiders. I am a big believer in independent reading and writing, and we are going to spend plenty of time doing both this year.
A copy of the seventh grade syllabus is available here. A copy of the eighth grade syllabus is available here.
If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to send me an email. I look forward to teaching you!