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Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts!
I am very excited to start another year with you! By the end of this year, you will be stronger readers, writers, and most importantly... ready for high school!
Our units will take us through memoirs, literary analysis, argument, nonfiction, and finally book clubs. We will get lost in our independent reading, take a stand in our debates, show off our passions... it is to be a year about you!

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Final Draft Literary Essay

We have been working on the essay every day in class for the last three weeks. Students have been given the majority of class time each day to work and ask questions. Notes, handouts, and suggestions have been made for all students. The final draft is due on Schoology by 8 pm on FRIDAY DECEMBER 21st. 

Literary Essay

We have started our literary essay. Students are given class time but are encouraged to work on the assignments at home to keep them on the right track. 
Current Assignment
Lit Analysis Outline due by Friday in preparation for Drafting

Reader's Notebook Checklist

You are responsible for the following tomorrow once you turn your notebook in.
1. 4 notebook entries
  • 2 long
  • 2 short
2. Put a star on the top of your best entry
3. All reading checks must be completed by tonight! *All 3 will be locked at 8 pm*
4. One page book reviews completed in My Reading Life section of your notebook for any completed books this month. 

Memoir Final Draft

Final drafts must be submitted on Schoology by 7:45 am tomorrow! Don’t wait until the last minute... this is the first test grade of the year!