• WELCOME to 8th Grade: 

    I'd like to take a moment to welcome all my new students and their parents and guardians to 8th grade. The 8th grade team has been working very hard over the last year or so to make sure we prepare our students for their upcoming high school careers. However, we also try and have a lot of fun in the meantime. In ELA this year we'll begin with short fiction. I love stories with twists, so you might hear about some of them. Please, ask your student what they're reading. They ahould always have a book with them. Once a quarter, they will be asked to create a project and presentation about a book they are reading. The first project is a book mosaic and the due date and work dates are on the calendar. 

     

    We will be covering the following topics in the first quarter:

    • Short Fiction
    • Write Scary Stories
    • SLO (Student Learning Objective)
    • Vietnam
    • Vietnam Research Paper/Presentation
    • Vocabulary in Context
    • Literary Elements
    • Reading Counts (Non-fiction, Choice, & Mystery/Suspense
    • Book Mosaic
    • Journal/Essay Writing (Brainstorming, draft, editing, revising)