Mrs. Leisure

8th Grade ELA

This website will be very useful to you as you make your way through 8th English whether you are working virtually long or short term or in a face to face setting.

I will update the site regularly with. Due to copyright, I cannot post everything publicly on this website, but EVERYTHING the students need will be on my google classroom page, which is where ALL digital assignments should be turned in.

Please check your Google calendar to keep up with when your assignments are due.

When you are looking at assignments, open "classwork," then click on "View Assignment." This will be the best way to see ALL attachments and documents that go along with the assignment. When you are finished with assignments, attach ALL work that needs to be turned in, and then click on "mark as done."


My name is Angela Leisure. I am starting my fifteenth year teaching middle school English. I taught for ten years in Arlington before moving to Granbury last year. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 13 years. We have a very busy home with our 9 year old daughter, 7 year old son, 100 lb Great Dane/Lab mix, and scruffy little dog. I graduated from TCU with a Bachelor's of Science in education in 2006 and from Texas Women's University with a Master's in Education: Reading in 2012.

In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, watching movies, riding with my husband on his motorcycle, eating delicious food, and drinking coffee or Diet Dr. Pepper with Vanilla from Sonic (it's my favorite!)

I believe that all children can read and can be taught. I believe that all students have the potential to become well educated, productive members of society, and that in order for them to do so, they must first learn to read and be critical consumers of what they read and gather from the world around them. It is the teacher's job to take each student's potential and turn it into reality through assessing and knowing each student's needs, meeting those individual needs through targeted lessons, and reading and writing authentic texts with authentic purposes.