English


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Kate McAuliffe-Miller
​6th Grade
mcauliffemillerk@billingsschools.org


 

7th Grade Instructors

​John Amundson
English 
amundsonj@billingsschools.org  

Karissa Ketterling
English 
ketterlingka@billingsschools.org 

English class involves a variety of language based activities designed to develop each student’s reading, writing, speaking, listening, and demonstration skills.  Literature includes both factual essays and fictional works (short stories, novels, poetry, and drama.)  Writing involves paragraphs of description, narration and exposition.  Individual expression is encouraged with acting, illustrating and 6-trait writing activities.

8th Grade Instructors

Allison Ferderer
English
ferderera@billingsschools.org

Gina Palm
English 
palmg@billingsschools.org  

​Communication Arts provides an integrated approach to the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing. Students study a variety of literature such as short stories (including literary non-fiction), poetry, and novels. Writing activities emphasize expository paragraphs, poetry, and personal narratives. The Six-Trait Model is used as a basis for writing instruction and assessment.