Welcome to my classroom!
Welcome to 8th grade! I am excited for another great year. This will be a year with new adventures in reading and writing. In Literature, we start the year out with our Murder/ Mystery Unit covering the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie. Our next phase will take us into Drama with the play version of The Diary of Anne Frank. This also begins our multicultural novel unit where the students will have a say in the book that they read. This usually involves projects and research. As always, they are required to complete independent reading projects and/or voices requirements.
Composition will now become more writing as we move more and more into the common core. We will be focusing on writing components while still reviewing our grammar as well as covering several new concepts including the verbals: participles, gerunds, infinitives, and appositives. Another first will be the research paper. The students get to have a hand in choosing their topic since we will be working on them from October until the end of December. They will receive a grade in both Composition as well as History for this project. We will be writing daily. Be sure to check out the website for assignments, resources, and dates that you will need to know.