My name is Carrie Krause, and I am the Language Arts teacher at Arcadia Middle School. I have been working for the Arcadia School District for 5 years. I graduated in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a bachelor's degree in English Education. I am currently working toward my Master's in Reading through the University of Wisconsin-Viterbo.
Learning how to build upon and improve language skills are the primary goals in seventh and eighth grade English. We will learn the grammar structures and conventions such as punctuation and capitalization needed to understand how words work together. In addition, we will learn strategies to increase vocabulary and writing skills. Writing is the emphasis in English 8; each writing activity is tied to the Wisconsin Common Core State Standards and an Arcadia School District skills benchmark.