8th Grade English

Welcome to 8th Grade English!  I teach 8th Grade English, including on level, fundamentals and honors. This year we will focus on stories and novels which address moral dilemmas and both internal and external conflict.  Two of our novels are nonfiction and address historical events that continue to influence our world today.  We end the year with a Shakespeare play based on mistaken identity. Students are also exposed to a variety of novels for independent reading which address themes of bravery and perserverance.  My goal is to encourage students to become critical thinkers, compassionate world citizens and competent writers.