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Anderson, Dr. Core Teacher
Anderson, Ms. K. (925) 377-4239 Teacher
Bayuk, Ms. (925) 377-4239 Core Teacher
Cortright, Ms. (925) 377-4238 Core Teacher
Detter, Ms. (925) 289-8035 Teacher
Flowers, Mr. English Teacher
Gruen, Mrs. (925) 377-4241 Core Teacher
Lezak, Mrs. (925) 377-4241 Core Teacher
Lichti, Ms. (925) 377-4245 Teacher
Olson, Mrs. (925) 377-4224 Core Teacher
Wayne, Mr. (925) 377-4230 Teacher


 English Language Arts (ELA) 

ELA in the Moraga School District is uniquely and developmentally taught at three progressive levels to solidly prepare all of our students for the rigorous demands of high school. Sixth grade students take language arts with social studies in a three period set of classes, known as core (See Department - Core). Seventh grade students take two periods of ELA, with quality time to cover the many facets of the ELA program beginning the transition to high school. Our eighth grade students take one period of ELA, just like the high school, with a strong emphasis on essay writing.

The California Language Arts Standards covered at JM ELA include:

  • Reading: word analysis, fluency, and systematic vocabulary development; reading comprehension (focus on information materials); literary response and analysis
  • Writing: writing strategies: writing applications (genres and their characteristics)
  • Conventions: written and oral English language conventions; listening and speaking strategies; speaking applications (genres and their characteristics)

 For more information about the subject(s) curriculum, click HERE