Hello! My name is Ms. Billow, and I am a seventh grade ELA teacher here at Central! In seventh grade ELA we follow a curriculum called Engage New York. Throughout the year, we have three main topics of study. We read A Long Walk to Water, Lyddie, and then we complete a non-fiction module all about technology and the teenage brain! I believe that a habit of consistent reading is crucial in a child's development, which is why one of my personal goals as an English teacher is to instill a love of reading in my students. All year long we not only read our assigned texts, but we also read for fun!!