English Language Arts


Our Last Day

posted Jun 1, 2017, 7:11 AM by Cristina Cuadrado   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 9:28 AM ]

Hello to all Parents and their Tiny Teacup Humans, 

This year has been incredible! I have thoroughly enjoyed having these students in my class 

The end of the year is always pretty tough for a teacher. It's difficult to let go of students especially as they make the transition from middle school to high school. I know the path ahead is new and a little scary - but I haven't a doubt in my mind that they'll do great! If this year proves anything, it's that this group of students are more resilient than ever. They will triumph over the hurdles that are presented to them with consistency, diligence, and their strive for excellence. 

I hope that you have a wonderful Summer Break full of reading! 

Academic Students and Parents
It has been proven that reading over the summer helps students as they enter a new school year by building their lexile and fluency levels! These are just a few book titles of suggestion if your student is struggling to find a book.  

Is your student STILL struggling to find a book? Take a look at the website "Your Next Read". You can enter the title of a book you really enjoyed to see similar titles suggested to you. It's a great resource! Click on the button below to go to the website. 



Pre-AP Students and Parents

Please keep in mind that Pre-AP students are expected to read a novel off the Pre-AP English I Book List. You can click the link here to view it. I have also included the book titles and their excerpts below. 
Have a great Summer! 






A Note from Ms. Cuadrado

posted May 30, 2017, 11:26 AM by Cristina Cuadrado


Pre-AP Students 

We are nearing the end of our extravagant year together. In order to ensure you are prepped and ready for high school, take a look at the Summer Reading Assignment for Pre-AP English I/QUEST!  I've supplied the links for you to use to find the information regarding the assignment, our LeanderISD Overdrive, and a Summer Reading Forum for you to use for help while you are away. 

If you are having trouble narrowing down which book to choose, you can always send me an e-mail! I can help give you some suggestions based on what I have learned about you this year. 

Below you will find the links to all the excerpts from the novels that our on the Summer Reading List for next year! 

May 19, 2017

posted May 16, 2017, 12:56 PM by Cristina Cuadrado

Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
Reading Tangerine

Tuesday 
Library Day
and
Reading Tangerine

Wednesday
At Vandegrift 

Thursday
Tangerine

Friday 
Scope Quiz
and
Tangerine

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
Reading Night
Reflection Questions

Tuesday 
Library Day
and
Reading Night
Reflection Questions

Wednesday
At Vandegrift

Thursday
Night Test Pt. 1

Friday 
Night Test Pt. 2 

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

May 12, 2017

posted May 11, 2017, 9:26 AM by Cristina Cuadrado

Important Information
Next Wednesday, May 17th, all 8th grade students will be headed over to Vandegrift High School for Viper Camp! The day is spent to give the incoming freshmen some insight, experience, and information to have a successful transition into high school. Students will be leaving from 1st period and will return by 8th period. 



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 
Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
Reading Tangerine

Tuesday 
Tangerine
and
Reflection Questions

Wednesday
STAAR DAY

Thursday
STAAR DAY

Friday 
Reading Tangerine
Reflection Questions

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
Reading Night
Reflection Questions

Tuesday 
Reading Night
Reflection Questions

Wednesday
STAAR DAY

Thursday
STAAR DAY

Friday 
Reading Night
Reflection Questions

Homework: Continue working on Night and the Reflection Questions

May 5, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 6:42 AM by Cristina Cuadrado

Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
Reading Tangerine
Reflection Questions Part 1 

Tuesday 
Reading Tangerine
Reflection Questions Part 2

Wednesday
Algebra EOC

Thursday
Sub Day -
Reading Tangerine
Reflection Questions Part 3

Friday 
Sub Day -
Tangerine Quiz

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
Begin Reading Night
Continue working on 
Letter to Children of Holocaust

Tuesday 
Reading Night
Continue working on 
Letter to Children of Holocaust

Wednesday
Algebra EOC 

Thursday
Sub Day-
Reading Night
**Letter to Children of Holocaust DUE**

Friday 
Sub Day - 
Reading Night 

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

April 28, 2017

posted May 2, 2017, 5:47 AM by Cristina Cuadrado

Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
No School

Tuesday 
Introduction to Tangerine 
Anticipation Guide

Wednesday
Reading Tangerine 

Thursday
Reading Tangerine 

Friday 
Reading Tangerine

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
No School

Tuesday 
Introduction to the Holocaust
Timeline Research

Wednesday
Timeline Presentations

Thursday
Holocaust Terms

Friday 
Children of the Holocaust
Letter to the Children 

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

April 21, 2017

posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:11 AM by Cristina Cuadrado   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 10:14 AM ]

Special Note for Pre-AP Students from Ms. Cuadrado at the bottom of this post
Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
Project Work Day

Tuesday 
Project Work Day
**WEBQUEST DUE!**

Wednesday
Hades and Persephone
**MYTHOLOGY PROJECT DUE** 

Thursday
Roman Mythology Play

Friday 
Roman Utopia Activity

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
Project Work Day

Tuesday 
Hades and Persephone
**MYTHOLOGY PROJECT DUE** 

Wednesday
What Makes a Hero? 

Thursday
Roman Mythology Play

Friday 
Roman Utopia Activity

NO HOMEWORK ASSIGNED

April 13, 2015

posted Apr 13, 2017, 11:54 AM by Cristina Cuadrado

Have a wonderful Easter weekend! 

Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
Greek Gods and Goddesses 

Tuesday 
The Twelve Labors of Hercules

Wednesday
The Tale of Perseus
Introduction to Mythology Project  

Thursday
Completed The Tale of Perseus
Began Project in class 

Friday 
No School 

Homework:
Work on Mythology Project
Due: APRIL 19th
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
WebQuest Work Day

Tuesday 
WebQuest Quiz
Introduction to Mythology Project

Wednesday
The Tale of Perseus

Thursday
Completed The Tale of Perseus
Began Project in class 

Friday 
No School 

Homework:
Work on Mythology Project
Due: APRIL 18th

April 7, 2017

posted Apr 4, 2017, 1:10 PM by Cristina Cuadrado

Weekly Recap
Academic 
Monday
The Hero's Journey 

Tuesday 
Archetypes 
The Greek Gods and Goddesses

Wednesday
Scope Quiz #1

Thursday
Scope Quiz #2 

Friday 
District Assessment

No Homework Assigned
Weekly Recap
Pre-AP
Monday
Mythology Archetypes

Tuesday 
The Greek Gods and Goddesses 

Wednesday
SAT QUIZ #4
WebQuest

Thursday
The Twelve Labors of Hercules

Friday 
District Assessment

Homework:
Complete WebQuest by April 11th! 

Do you have your Viper Gear?

posted Apr 3, 2017, 9:44 AM by Cristina Cuadrado


1-10 of 38