“Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere.” – Mary Schmich

Welcome to ELA at John Page Middle School

1st Hour Advanced ELA 8

2nd Hour ELA 8

3rd Hour ELA 8

PRIDE 7th Grade

4th Hour Planning Period

5th Hour ELA 8

6th Hour Advanced ELA 7

It is always the goal turn things in on time. Assignments will be accepted late for reduced credit. Remember that nothing will bring your grade down faster than a missing assignment.

"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood."

–John Green

Independent Reading

You are expected to read at home and in class on a daily basis. We will set a personal reading goal. You may choose your independent reading books. The books you read may come from the school library, my classroom library, a friend or family member, the public library, a bookstore....the options are endless. Most importantly, find something you enjoy reading.

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

We will go to the school library every other Wednesday. You will have the chance to check-out new books or renew your current books. Be sure to record the title of any books you read on your log in your notebook.

  • Bring you book to class daily
  • Read at home daily by creating a reading routine
  • Keep your book with you in case you have extra time in other classes
  • You will sign up to present 2 book talks per quarter. You will talk about books you've read and will prepare your book talk at home.

Daily Agenda & Assignments

You will find our daily agenda and assignments in MiStar News. If you are absent, please use this feature to find out what you missed.




Recommended Supplies

    • 1-Two-pocket folder
    • Pencils and pens

Office Hours

Mondays 2:55-3:20 PM

Thursdays 7:40-8:00 AM

Or by appointment

If you need help or have a question, please ask. I am available most days before or after school.


You may use the contact form at the left or email me at the address below. Due to the nature of teaching, email is the easiest way to get in touch with me. I will typically reply to your email within 1 school day. I am also happy to set up a time for a phone call or a meeting.

Mrs. Raona's Email Contact