John Adams Middle School Santa Monica




Language Arts Teachers



David Saling
Department Chair, x 72195


Amy Beeman-Solano

Amanda Lopez

Margie Mathews

Jener Miranda


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> Language Arts Home

> Research Directory

> Summer Reading List



JAMS Language Arts


JAMS Language Arts Department

7th and 8th Grade Course of Study


In accordance with our district curriculum guides and the Common Core Standards, these courses focus on critical reading and analytical writing. Students study quality literature in a variety of genres; writing assignments and skills practice are coordinated with the texts. The English/Language Arts program consists of reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary, with special emphasis on writing. Attention is given to editing, revision, and presentation of written work.


Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District