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8th Grade ELA Welcome Packet!

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Lyndsey Goodman

on 6 September 2013

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Transcript of 8th Grade ELA Welcome Packet!

Welcome to 8th Grade ELA!
What Will We Study?
Steps of Success
Literature Stuff

Classroom Expectations
(a.k.a. The Way We Roll)

Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Vocabulary!
Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Essays, Non-fiction - Great Stuff!
The Research Process
Mechanics, Usage & Grammar (MUG)
Adventures in Technology!
Writing...LOTS of writing!
If you are lost, confused, clueless, or otherwise freaked out about an assignment we're working on in class, please email me with an S.O.S.
It's 100% optional and easy to do!
Just go to my website and click on the Contact Me tab!
Literature is the transfer of information from the author to the reader by means of some sort of story or written work. That's all it is, really. Our task this year will be to read a variety of different literary works and figure out what the authors thought was so important to communicate, and what things they did to make it (hopefully) interesting!
There are many things that go into creating and reading good literature. We're going to explore and learn those things, too. The skills you will gather in this class will serve you well in your high school courses and in your lives beyond high school. I want you to be prepared to receive these communications and interpret their importance for you: Does the message matter to you and how does it affect who you are?
Of the work that I give you this year, some will count for points and some will not;
some I will collect and some I will not;
some we will review and correct; some we will not.
ALL of it will have a purpose.
Regardless, your grade in this class consists of:

OR.......you can visit me during my weekly open review sessions:

Every Tuesday & Thursday morning @ 7:15 A.M.

Every Wednesday @ 2:30 P.M.

Feel free to drop by unannounced during any of those times, OR email me to set up another appointment that works better.
The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer
Roll of Thunder,
The Outsiders
The Wave
The Diary of Anne Frank
Flowers for Algernon
Hear My Cry
Respect others and the classroom environment!
Arrive prepared and on time!
Participate actively!
Expect great things from yourself and your peers!
Take ownership of your education!
Entering Our Classroom
Your Fabulous Notebook (and other stuff...)
A Heading for Your Papers
Make-up Work/Late Work
Academic Honesty
When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go!
I Need You - You Need Me
What's the point?!?!
Be prepared to spend about 40 minutes a night on ELA homework...and remember that being a good reader takes practice! Read for at least 20 minutes each day...try it.
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