MS. JENKINS, 8TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS, ROOM 12
The goal of 8th grade language arts is to develop the skills needed for success in high school and beyond. Students will read and analyze a variety of material, including novels, plays, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction pieces. Students will respond to their reading via discussion, writing, and projects. Written compositions will range from creative writing to expository pieces and will be enhanced by a study of grammar and vocabulary.
Literature from McDougal Littel and corresponding workbooks
Additional materials relevant to the lessons including: video, websites, music, novels, and handouts
Book Projects Due: October 8th
Back to School Night: Wednesday, Sept. 12
District Speech Contest: Wednesday, Feb. 6
District Writing Test: Tueday, March 5
Open House: Wednesday, April 17
STAR Testing: TBA
MISSING WORK, LATE WORK, AND ZEROS
Please check SchoolLoop often to view missing assignments (zeros). Missing assignments either weren't completed or were turned in without a proper heading.
"No Names" may be claimed in the classroom and resubmitted as late work. Late work receives 50% of the score earned.
Students are allowed one day for every day they are absent to make up the work for full credit.
Please have a parent or guardian contact me if there are special circumstances.