8th Grade English Classroom Announcements and Links


Please be sure all students have supplies needed for class.

Grading Policy
Daily Grades:  50%
This includes all homework, classwork, and quizzes.
Major Grades:  50%
This includes unit tests and independent reading. 

Quizzes count as daily grades and there are no make up quizzes allowed.  Major tests (with the exception of the AR goal)  may be retested if students score below a 70.  Corrections will take place from 7:00-7:45 during an assigned day.  Please email me with further questions in regards to the correction policy.  

Contact Me
My conference period is from 8:00-8:50.  The best
way to reach me during the day is via email at

Remind 101
I have a Remind 101 account for 8th grade English.  To join, go to https://www.remind.com/join/c297387

Classroom Management Policy
Students will be given a verbal warning.  If problematic behavior persists, a parent will be notified.  Continued problematic behavior will result in an office referral.  


Second Six Weeks Summary:
This marking period, we will be studying the Great Depression, racial tensions in the South during the 1940s, and the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor.

The deadline for independent reading for the first six weeks is Thursday, November 1, 2018.  

Vocabulary Packets
Week of 9/24/18:  No vocabulary this week.

Week of 10/1/18:  Unit 5 Vocabulary

Week of 10/8/18:  Unit 6 Vocabulary

Week of 10/15/18:  Six Weeks Vocabulary Test (Major Grade)

Six Weeks Vocabulary Test Review Quizlet:  https://quizlet.com/_5eiov5

Week of 10/22/18:  Unit 7 Vocabulary
Week of 10/29/18:  Unit 8 Vocabulary