Ms. Hansen

English and Language Arts

Contact information: 

  • Q4 Reading Log - due June 2.                             
  • Students will "Drop Everything and Read" (DEAR) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - come prepared with a book.
  • Students will journal every Tuesday and Thursday - come prepared with your journals 

Return Anne Frank, and To Kill a Mockingbird books

Return Valley Fair Permission slip with fee by May 24 (Wed.)

 Monday  May 22 2017:  

Tuesday May 23,  2017 

Wednesday May 24,  2017:

 Thursday May 25,  2017

  • 7th grade reading Freak The Mighty
  • 8th grade reading the short story "The Destructors"

Friday May 26,  2017


We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

~Anne Frank



About Me:

Hi, my name is Deborah Hansen, and I love teaching middle school Language Arts.  I earned my MS in Urban Teaching from Metropolitan State University and my Reading licensure and Journalism degree from The University of Minnesota.  I have two children, a 24 year-old son named Ethan, and a 21 year-old daughter named Elena, both graduates of Lake Harriet Community School.  My husband, Eric, and I have lived in the Linden Hills neighborhood for over 30 years.  



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TeenLitcon 2016

Some students spent a Saturday afternoon with me at the Twin Cities TeenLitCon (Literature Conference) 

Expectations for students requiring adaptations

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