This year we will work hard to become better readers, writers, speakers, and listeners.
We are looking forward to working with all of you to make this a great year!
Power Standards & Objectives:
- Effectively use textual evidence to support inferences, analysis, and opinion
- Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary
- Read independently everyday to expand knowledge in all content areas
- Speak formally and informally about a variety of texts, coming to discussions prepared, drawing on evidence from the readings, and following the rules of collegial discussion
- Language Arts:
- Compose fictional narratives, argument essays, research papers, responses to literature, summaries, compare and contrast papers, and explanatory essays
- Use excellent transitions between sentences and paragraphs
- Consistently cite textual evidence MLA style with appropriate lead-ins
- Use a variety of sentence types including compound, complex, and compound-complex
- Use appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- The Crucible by Arthur Miller
- Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Students may purchase these novels if they would like to have their own copies for notes and annotations.
Periods 1 & 2: ELA 8 Co-teach with Mrs. Robinson
Periods 3 & 4: ELA 8
Periods 5: Prep period
Periods 6 & 7: Academic Lab
Mornings at 8:15 by student sign up
Afternoons from 3-4 PM during Homework Club (M,T,TH,F)
Please send me an email or sign up in the classroom to let me know if you are coming.
- Media Center: M-F 8:15-8:35 AM and at lunch with a pass. (Student ID is required)
- silent reading book (everyday)
- 3 ring binder with tabs
- lined paper (college-ruled & 3 hole- punched)
- sharpened or mechanical pencils (with led)
- blue, black, green and red pens
- index cards
- scissors and a glue stick
- folder (for graded work and homework)
- white-out, a ruler, tape, and colored pencils or markers are optional but recommended
Daily assignments should be written in the Minder Binder. Students should check Google Classroom and/or AERIES for assignments.