Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Diann Roberts
Welcome to the 2020-2021 School year!!!!!!
My name is Diann Roberts and this is my third year here at EMS. I will be teaching English 8 and Honors English 8 this year. I received my K-8 Bachelor of Science, with K-12 Literacy, degree from Idaho State University and have my master's degree in Literacy from Boise State University. I have been in education for over 23 years and have taught in private, public, and alternative classrooms, grades 6th through 9th in Twin Falls, Idaho. 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.
With the unknown of having Face to Face learning and online learning, we will be utilizing Microsoft Teams in our classroom for many of our lessons this year, as well as utilizing it as our online learning platform. I will be working diligently to ensure I keep everyone updated regarding classroom activities and events throughout the year.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
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, novels, in class readings, and 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 new Literature book, novels, in class readings, and engage in learning vocabulary, spelling, and grammar concepts. This class DOES NOT count as a High School credit. It is an extension class, working at an accelerated pace and level of understanding, beyond the English 8 classroom.
TEAMS-Office 365 West Ada home page link to Teams, Office 365, Student email, OneDrive
Supply list for English 8 and Honors English 8
*#2 Pencils or #2 Mechanical pencils with extra lead
*Lined loose-leaf paper
*Glue stick - not needed immediately but used for projects
*Highlighters - four or more colors if possible
*Black permanent marker
*Binder with subject or pocket dividers to assist with organization of class materials
*Agenda book for keeping track of assignments and activates - can purchase one at beginning of year from office
*Hand Sanitizer - for individual use
*Facial Tissue - for individual use
*Handheld pencil sharpener
Accessing OneDrive for student work between school and home
Support for MLA format for all typed papers
Getting to Online Textbook Logging into Textbook
Resource for school DataBase research logging into school/district DataBase resources
15% Projects and miscellaneous work
60% Large assignments/Papers/Assessments