Welcome to 7th grade ELAR!

Mrs. Forrest



Degrees and Certifications:

University of Houston Bachelor of Arts, Journalism ELAR 4-8 Journalism 7-12 English as a Second Language

Mrs. Forrest

I am so excited to have you all in my class this year! I think every student has the ability to read and write well with a little practice. This year we will be exploring our world through literature and expressing our beliefs through our writing. These essential skills will help guide you throughout your career in education, and beyond. While this year will look a bit different, we will navigate the challenges of our new normal together. We are going to have a spectacular year in language arts—whether you are learning in school or from home.
All of our assignments and course materials for the year will be on Canvas. 


Please Note: Parents, email is the best way to reach me regarding your student.


Supplies Needed Every Day (Updated 8/12/2020)


  • Laptop computer and charger (no, not a phone)
  • Headphones
  • Stylus
  • Chapter book/novel


  • Mouse
  • Notebook
  • Writing utensils


How to Support Our Class

Thank you for your interest in supporting my classroom! I appreciate any help! We always need writing utensils (black, blue, and red pens), highlighters, and composition books. Sticky notes and dry erase markers come in handy too!

I am perpetually looking for ways to make my classroom library interesting and diverse. Gently used books are welcome donations. I also have an Amazon wishlist of ideas. If you have a book that kids will love, please make sure it is appropriate for the YA audience.