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Hello, and welcome to 8th grade English!
This year I will be teaching two Honors English 8 classes and four regular English 8. I have been in education for over 22 years and have taught in private, public, and alternative classrooms, grades 6th through 9th in Twin Falls, Idaho. I graduated with my K-8 Bachelor of Science with K-12 Literacy degree from Idaho State University in 1997 and received my master's degree in Literacy from Boise State University. Prior to coming to EMS, I was the English Language Arts/Literacy Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education and am now very excited to be back in the classroom working with students.
I will be updating our classroom calendar regularly, so please check back to see assignments and due dates. If you see assignments missing, that you know should be there, please check on Mrs. Baun's site to see if they can be located there as we are working together on all our work this year.
English 8 is designed to enhance students' skills in reading, writing, communication, language usage, and speech. Students will read a variety of text from our new Literature book, engage in learning vocabulary, spelling, and grammar concepts.
Honors English 8 is designed to help students' work towards a more accelerated level of understanding of the English 8 classroom. we will be enhancing students' skills in reading, writing, communication, language usages, and speech. Students will read a variety of text from our Literature book, engage in learning vocabulary, spelling, and grammar concepts. This class DOES NOT count as a High School credit! It is an extension, accelerated level of understanding the English 8 classroom.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
15% Projects and micellaneous work
60% Large assignments/Papers/Assessments