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Welcome to Mrs. Wry's Classroom Page

My name is Mrs. Wry (look up the definition of wry in the dictionary to learn a great deal about my sense of humor) and I have been an instructor of Language Arts for over 35 years. I have a BA in American Literature from Rutgers College as well as an M. Ed. from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. I began teaching at the high school level and have also taught elementary, but middle school has been my home for over 20 years. I am presently a Part-Time Lecturer at Rutgers College and have been since 1993.


Language Arts in grade 8 is taught as a double period. I instruct classes in Literacy and Written Expression 


Feel free to email me at if you have any questions or concerns


In all classes, our day will begin with a Do Now.


Developing a great vocabulary is one of the most overlooked ways to improve our lives. It is often believed that learning many words is only useful for writers and speakers, but the truth is that everyone benefits from it, both personally and academically. A great site for vocabulary enrichment is:

Word of the Day

You can sign up to have the word of the day sent directly to your e-mail. If you choose to do this try to add the words gleaned to enrich your written and spoken communication.


A fun and socially conscientious site for vocabulary enrichment is:

Free Rice

Have fun feeding the hungry AND learning! By the way, Free Rice is also great for  Language, Humanities, Chemistry, grammar, geography, and Math:

Free Rice Categories


You will be taking the PSAT in your sophomore and junior year in the fall in high school and the SAT in the spring of your junior year. There is no time like the present to begin your study for it. To that end, go to:

SAT Question of the Day