8th Grade English Language Arts
In 8th Grade English Language Arts classroom students will be exposed to a wide variety of literature through course work. Students who elected for face to face instruction will have class novel studies, literature circles, and independent reading. We will spend a good deal of time writing, and exploring various writing styles. Students are expected to work both independently and collaboratively to reach our class goals. Students who elected for virtual learning will enhance their learning through literary elements, and varied reading and writing strategies.
Students will refine their reading preferences and lay the groundwork for being lifelong readers. Students will apply skills they have acquired in the earlier grades to read and interpret more challenging texts.
The skills of reading, writing, research and speaking are vital in the English Language Arts Classes. LMS English Language Arts teachers challenge our students to become lifelong readers. Each year all students will read a variety of genres each nine weeks. Students will read in class and at home. Your child should spend at least thirty minutes a night reading. You can aid your child by monitoring their reading. Please ask your child questions about what they are reading.
Did you know? Reading 30 minutes daily = 900 hours 30 minutes weekly = 130 hours Less than 30 minutes weekly = 60 hours
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!
Remind App to communicate
Rules and Expectations
- Show respect to yourself and others!
- Raise your hand to speak or leave your seat.
- Be prepared daily with planner, notebook, paper, and pencil, and arrive on time for class.
- Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Follow ALL school rules and procedures.