Welcome to eighth grade Language Arts!  I would like to give you some background information on this course and what you can expect in the coming year. This class is on a block schedule, which means that we will meet for seventy-five minutes a day.  Depending on the current class unit and activity, each day will cover one or more of the following three sections: grammar, writing lab, and literature.  This course is designed so that the three sections connect to each other through an overall theme and are in alignment with the Common Core standards for eighth grade Language Arts.  Just a few of the different themes students can expect in the coming year include narrative writing, classic horror stories, The Holocaust, research, and writing your own speech, along with many others. In each section, students will be exploring, experimenting, and improving their own abilities in composing and understanding Language Arts.  Along with regular classroom activities, students will be required to keep a binder to use as a source for writing ideas, comprehension skills, and grammar study that will become a reference resource for them to use by the end of the year.  Utilize the links to the left to find more information for this class and helpful links for Language Arts!

 


What We Are Up To...

  • May 30 - the end of the year We will be presenting our speeches that we have worked so hard on!  Afterwards, students will have their final vocab test and wrap up a few end of quarter assignments ...
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Homework Assignments

  • May 30 - the end of the year - Speech presentations are due starting May 30 - June 1.  Students have already signed up for individual presentation dates in class.  Due to the nearness of the end of the year ...
    Posted May 30, 2017, 11:16 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
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