Welcome to 8th grade Pre-AP English Language Arts! Congratulations on taking this step toward a bright future. By taking this class, you are ensuring yourself a challenging curriculum that prepares you for high school and beyond. What differentiates this course from On-Level ELA is the exposure to more rigorous texts, higher-level analysis & discussion, and a more advanced pace. Additionally, students are expected to demonstrate ownership of their learning and rise to the challenge of this course. I am looking forward to getting to know you and helping you to reach your goals for the year.