Ms. Smith's 8th Grade ELA

About me

Welcome to 8th grade ELA! My name is Emily Smith, and this is my first year at Pine Grove Middle. I am so excited for the year to come!

I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA and have been a Viking my whole life! I was also a member of the Georgia Bridgemen.

Current unit

Unit 1: Psychology of Identity and Fear

Reading focus: Informational

Writing focus: Argumentative

Essential Questions:

  • What makes you who you are?
  • How can fear be used to manipulate?
  • How do I select the best textual evidence to support my claim?

Text: Witness by Karen Hesse

I graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Middle Grades Education with a focus on English Language Arts and Social Studies. Go Dawgs!

I love movies and music, going to Disney World, watching the Dawgs play, and spending time with my friends and family!

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