Welcome to Audra Hoyt's 7th and 8th ELA
Hi! My name is Audra Hoyt and I am excited to be teaching 7th and 8th ELA this year. This year in History we will become detectives as we uncover the mysteries of the Medieval and early modern world. Using primary sources, we will cite evidence in our historical interpretations. Through hands-on projects, simulations, discussions, and debates we will explain the rise and fall of world empires, the spread of world religions, and the increased interconnectedness of peoples and technology. In 8th grade Language Arts we explore arguments. Listening, reading, and identifying arguments will help prepare students to write their own. In-class debates and speeches will equip students to logically form and defend their opinions. In addition, we will read both fiction and non-fiction to help make us better readers and writers.
A little about me…
I was born in Alaska but grew up in Chico, CA. I earned my BA in History from Chico State and then my Master’s Degree in Applied Historical Research from Boise State (go BSU Broncos!). I have a Clear CA Teaching Credential in Social Science with a supplement in English. This will be my thirteenth year of teaching but my fifth at NCSA. When I’m not planning lessons, I enjoy hiking, camping, and reading. I look forward to meeting you all!
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7th Grade Field Studies/Events for this class:
Local Trip $ 10
Ashland $ 300
San Francisco Trip $ 0