Mrs. Elmasri's -Lead Language Arts Teacher
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education. "
-Martin Luther King Jr. 
As-Salaamualaikum and welcome to MCC Academy's
Middle School English Language Arts page

Salam Alaikum to all the students, parents, and staff. I'm so excited to join MCC Academy this fall as the new English Language Arts teacher for Middle School. My name is Bara Elmasri and I have studied and taught English for many years. I have a Masters Degree in English Literature, and I've taught grammar, reading, writing, as well as listening and speaking at the middle school, high school, and university level. I love to travel, read, and spend time with my family. I speak both Arabic and English, as well as some French. Alhamdulilah for everything. I look forward to a healthy, happy, and knowledgeable year inshallah. 
Course Outcomes for Language Arts:
  • Develop parts of speech and recognize the correct grammatical use (for example: nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs) 
  • Form different types of sentences: simple, compound, and complex
  • Develop proofreading techniques; recognize and correct common errors with run-ons, fragments, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, spelling, and other grammar points 
  • Develop the writing process: prewriting (brainstorming), drafting/outlining, revising, publishing, peer editing/ evaluating, further editing, and submitting the final draft
  • Expand vocabulary strategies and uses
  • Explore and write different types of essays: narrative, descriptive, persuasive, imaginative, expository, research, opinion, and personal writing.

**Navigating Mrs. Elmasri's Teacherweb Page:
  • On the left hand side of the page, you will find a number of links regarding middle school policy and procedures.
  • Below these links, you will see links titled '6A-8B' -- Depending on your grade/ class section, you will see homework/ classroom updates posted.
    ****When there is no HW, you will simply see nothing listed for that day.

  • Above, you will also find links to the other core middle school teachers' TeacherWeb pages.