Mrs. Craig's Site

acraig@compassrosesa.org

Cell Phone #: (210) 430 -9128

Conference Times:

Monday-Thursday: 7:50AM-8:45AM

If this time does not work for you, please contact me via cell phone or email to set up a conference after school.

Welcome to 8th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)!

Hello scholars!

I am very excited to help you reach your English Language Arts goals this year. I was born and raised on the East Coast (Maryland/Delaware), and recently moved to San Antonio during the summer of 2019. I am still learning about San Antonio and Texas culture; it is an amazing city and the state is much larger than Maryland and Delaware combined! I have a Masters in Secondary Education (6th-12th grade), and I have been teaching English Language Arts for four years. My students are my family, and I can't wait to make you a part of it! When I am not teaching, I enjoy swimming, eating at new restaurants, and spending time with my family (including my super adorable yellow lab, Carson)!


Course Grading Breakdown

Classwork, Exit Tickets, Participation: 75%

Homework: 25%

Textbook/Resource

Unit One - Fiction - Of Mice and Men


Current Unit: FICTION - Genre Study

Unit Overview

During our first unit, we will read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. This classic novella is one of the most famous novels of the 20th century. It provides an authentic portrayal of the life of migrant ranch workers living during the Great Depression. By the end of the unit, students will be able to understand and evaluate characterization, setting, point of view, and the use of figurative language.


Important Updates and Deadlines

  • Bi-Weekly Assessment - September 4, 2019