Welcome To 2020-21
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Empowering Today to Achieve a Better Tomorrow


Public Schools

Kaylee Souders

Welcome to 7th Grade ELA!

English Language Arts is the study of grammar, composition, and spelling. In 7th grade ELA, we will cover all areas of Language Arts including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through a variety of texts, students will develop critical thinking and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.

This course is a two-hour period, or block course, which varies from the one-hour courses of most middle school subjects. This is designed to provide additional instructional time for students to learn reading and writing in one consistent space. Other middle schools separate this time into Reading and Writing classes, but Central Middle School supports the integration of these two subjects into one class, English Language Arts. Because this course is two hours you should expect your student to have twice the work assigned to them for this one subject.

Meet Mrs. Souders

My name is Kaylee Souders, and this is my second year teaching 7th grade ELA at Central Middle School! Go Broncos! We are going to have a great year of learning together.

A Few Things About Me:
  • I graduated from Yukon, Oklahoma, but I spent many years at Mustang Trails Elementary School. Mustang teachers inspired me to love education and teaching!
  • My husband, Ethan, and I have been married for two years, and we have been so excited to move back to the Yukon/Mustang area!
  • I love reading, writing, cooking, hiking, and spending time with family.
  • I love to travel! My most recent travels have taken me to England, Scotland, and Yellowstone National Park.
  • I attended the University Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Oklahoma and earned a Bachelor's degree in English with a teaching certification and a minor in Liberal Arts. The liberal arts education strives to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and critical thinking skills in addition to the specific content-knowledge of a degree. This perspective is one that I also adopt in my classroom encouraging students to apply reading and writing skills in real-life situations.

Contact Information

Phone: (405) 256-5275 ext.1235
Plan: 12:37-1:25pm

Connect with Canvas

Download the Canvas app for parents to connect with teachers and staff this year at MCMS. Your student will receive training on Canvas during their first week of school in ELA. After this walkthrough, students should feel confident about navigating and using Canvas to learn new content and complete assignments online. Canvas will be the primary method of communication between teachers and students during traditional and distance learning.

Reading Counts

Reading is so important in the growth of students' knowledge and character! As education changes in this season, encourage your student to continue reading every day. Consider the following:

  • Student "A" read 20 minutes every day-- 3600 minutes in a school year-- 1,800,000 words-- 90th percentile
  • Student "B" reads 5 minutes every day-- 900 minutes in a school year-- 282,000 words-- 50th percentile
  • Student "C" reads 1 minute every day-- 180 minutes in a school year-- 8,000 words-- 10th percentile
"By the end of 6th grade Student "A" will have read the equivalent of 60 whole school days. Student "B" will have read only 12 whole school days. Which student would you expect to have a greater vocabulary? Which student would you expect to be more successful in school.. and life?" (Nagy and Herman, 1987)

As we endeavor to continue learning in a face-to-face environment, we will continue to face challenges with COVID-19, but encouraging students to continue to read in the face of all challenges will build their knowledge and vocabulary in any environment!