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Dana Kosmark-7th grade English Language Arts

     Welcome to 7th grade English Language Arts.  My name is Dana Kosmark and I have been teaching in the North Bergen School District for 23 years.  During this time, I have taught 3rd and 4th grade here at Franklin School and 5th grade at Lincoln School.  I was also a Literacy Coach for 2 years before taking on the role of a 7th grade ELA teacher.  This will be the start of my third year in 7th grade and I look forward to working with your child.  I feel reading is essential in life and that is why I will foster reading every day.  So what is the impact of daily reading? Students become better writers, develop richer vocabulary, and increase background knowledge.  That is why reading is so impactful.
     I am a William Paterson University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and I hold a Master's Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.  I am married and have 3 children.  My oldest daughter is now a Freshman in college, my middle daughter is going to be a Sophomore in high school and my son is going into 7th grade.  I have a Shih Tzu, who I love, named Milo.  He is almost 3 years old.  I am looking forward to another year of teaching and working with your child. 
     Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. I can be reached at my school email address  [email protected]  or call the main office at 201-974-7007.  I have extra help on Wednesdays from 3:00-3:30. 
           "Everyone is a reader.  Some just haven't found their favorite book yet."
                                              by, Anonymous