Welcome to Mrs. Bucciantini's Language Arts Class!

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Class Rules: 

  Be Kind
       Work Hard

My Job: 
     Keep you learning
           Keep you safe

Your Job:
    Keep Learning
        Be Safe
                                            

Class Supplies

What Do I Need to Bring to Class?

  1. A Positive Attitude
  2. A Growth Mindset
  3. Class folder
  4. Writing journal
  5. Charged laptop
  6. Reading Book
  7. Pen/ Pencil
             
I Believe....
 Working together as a team of learners who show respect, responsibility,honesty, compassion, courage, and fairness, creates a community where all students are valued, learn, and have fun.  "

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  Nelson Mandela

The Power Of Words.......
I am looking forward to a great 8th grade  year with all of you. In this class we will read, write, think, collaborate, and learn to work as a team. You will leave Auburn Middle School ready for high school with an appreciation for the power of words.

I want you to challenge yourself to learn new things, become more self- directed, collaborate and share your ideas. We will encourage you to think beyond yourself and begin to participate and contribute to our larger community
                                                     
Books for 8th Grade:

We will read a wide range of both informational articles and literature this year. 
Two fabulous group reads will be:


The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and
Frankenstein by M. Shelly

Small Group books will be organized by genre
  • Young adult fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Selected poetry

What About Homework? 
Of If I Am Absent?

Homework

Homework is an extension of your learning. This is to give you time to read daily, time to write and revise and come prepared to participate in your learning in the next class.  Assignments are expected to be done on time.

Absent? If you are absent, you will be expected to conference with your teachers about what you missed. You can also check for homework in our Google Class Site. Work is expected to be made up in a timely manner in order to stay on track with your learning.

8th Grade Focus

Four guiding questions for our 8th grade year are:
  • Who am I?
  • What influences me?
  • How do I influence or impact others? 
  • What do I stand for?

We will strive to answer these questions through self reflection, interviews with family members, examining persuasion and advertising, opinion and argument writing, literature, both modern and historical, research topics, and poetry. 

Using these guiding questions will allow us to create student voice in attaining our learning goals.
"Readers are thinkers. Thinkers are leaders. Be a LEADER!"

                                     
                                                                
What is a Growth 
Mindset?
    "In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. " Carol Dweck

Being willing to work hard, learn from mistakes and to revise your work will help you to improve your skills and learn. Practice really does make perfect.

Even Michael Jordan learns from his mistakes. Click here to view video





Bradbury Seedfolks Anthology

Last spring, our Bradbury students read Paul Fleischmann's book, Seedfolks and created new vignettes to create our own Seedfolks anthology. 
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