Welcome 8th Grade Core
Welcome to Mrs. Conroy's 8th Grade CORE and 8th Grade Honors CORE class for reading and language arts.
To get students prepared for high school, we will be developing critical thinking skills and elevating writing while jumping into rigorous coursework. We will be reading several exciting novels: The Outsiders, The Crucible and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In addition, our writing will focus on the following genres: narrative, response to literature (explanatory), argumentative and a college research essay. There will be an enhanced use of research and collaborative work and an abundance of root words, grammar review and spelling skills. Furthermore, a lot of effort will go towards preparing for the reading comprehension and writing components of Common Core Standards in May.
I am thrilled to be a part of your child's educational experience and welcome any questions. The best time to reach me is before and after school, and during my conference time. I can't wait to begin this exciting year with you, and remember, "Oak Lions Roar!"
562) 799-4740 x 76221