Ms. Kataev

Welcome to ELA7!

Below you will find upcoming dates, assignments, extra credit, and additional resources. Please be sure you take note of the class number next to each assignment.

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Email: vkataev@schools.nyc.gov

Please Note: Some assignments may be posted before they are assigned. Please reference the date to the left of the assignment to indicate when they were assigned.

**Announcement: Students are encouraged to work either independently or with a friend on their assignments; however, points will be deducted for assignments that are identical. Each student should be completing their own work.

Homework Policy: Students have ONE day to make up late homework (unless absent). Homework will not be accepted after that day.

Independent Reading: Students should have an Independent Reading book at ALL TIMES throughout the school year, regardless of whether they have a project due or not. Reading response homework assignments will be assigned periodically throughout the marking period.

Important Handouts





Unit Texts (PDF)


Tests, Projects, & Quiz Dates


Homework Assignments


Book Recommendations

New Kid by Jerry Craft

I Lived on Butterfly Hill by Marjorie Agosin

The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel By Michael Scott

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

The Secret Life of Bees (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Jacob Have I Loved (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Making Bombs for Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

Michael Vey: The prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (A PERSONAL FAVORITE)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

York by Laura Ruby

Snow White by Matt Phelan (Graphic Novel)

Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'engle (VERY POPULAR AMONG MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS)

Extra Credit Assignments

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Marking Period 2:


Marking Period 1:


Unit 1 Vocabulary words and Definitions