Mrs. M's 8th Grade Reading & 8th Grade Literacy

Welcome! 2021-2022

For more information on how to be successful in my class, watch the welcome video.

Welcome to Kanapaha Middle School! My name is Kristina Matrone and I am excited to be your teacher.

This is my ninth year teaching and my seventh year at Kanapaha. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in English and my Masters of Education from the University of Florida. Go Gators! I have three dogs: Olive, Willow, and Lil' Bit. As you will soon learn, I am a big kid! I love Star Wars, Harry Potter, Batman, and Toy Story. I enjoy being active, reading, creating healthy meals in the kitchen, and learning new things. Teaching is my passion and I am committed to your learning this year and beyond.

Middle school is a challenge for everyone, and my classroom is no exception. However, my classroom is set up to meet the needs of all of my students. It is a safe space and a place were all learners can be successful. Hard work, dedication, and communication are the keys to success. One thing all of my students should remember is: if you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything!

Extra Resources

This link will lead you to Kanapaha Middle School home page.

This resource can be used to practice grammatical and writing skills.

This resource allows students to read current events and articles across all content areas.

Students can use this resource to listen to current event podcasts and test their listening skills.

Students can use this resource to define unfamiliar words.

Students can search study sets or create their own to practice vocabulary.