Middle School

Language Arts &

Social Studies

Mrs. Janie Ballou

Incoming 6th Grade

Summer Reading

Incoming 7th & 8th Grade

Summer Reading

In English Language Arts class, students take part in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing activities. In our daily lessons, students explore their world and other world's through adolescent literature.

This year you can expect to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction including novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, and essays. These pieces will model the different writing styles we will be working on ourselves.  Writing assignments will include timed responses, journal writing, essays, critiques, and creative pieces.  Vocabulary, spelling, and grammar assignments will also be an important part of this class.  Because we are a community of learners, please also expect to work periodically in group situations and to present information to your peers in groups or individually. 


Contact Us


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rosemarie El Youssef, Principal


1260 NE 132nd Ave

Portland, OR 97230