8th Grade RLA

Reading Plus / Music Appreciation

RLA Class Overview

This year in Reading/Language Arts we will read in book clubs to study how authors develop characters in their stories. We will also read and study different genres, such as poetry, dystopian literature, and contemporary classics. We will develop our writing skills as we learn to write our own narrative stories, position papers with research and argument, and investigative journalism.

Music Appreciation Class Overview

This year in Music Appreciation we will study different musical genres through the years from past to present day. As we listen to various composers and artists, we will learn to remember facts about the music, and recognize the feelings in and from the music.

About me

I have been married for 20 years, and my husband and I have 3 daughters. I love my church family, and I love to read, run, and watch my girls play basketball. I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in education and a minor in English. I became a teacher because I love seeing students have that "A-ha!" moment when they realize they have learned something new. I look forward to having many of those moments this year.