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Mrs. Harwerth. 8 th Grade LA/Pre-AP LA. Teacher Information. Name Kelley Harwerth Conference 2 nd period 9:15-10:05 Contact Info [email protected] 832.668.7800. About Me…. FJH. FJH teacher for 9 years Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from

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Mrs harwerth

Mrs. Harwerth

8th Grade LA/Pre-AP LA


Teacher information
TeacherInformation

  • Name

    • Kelley Harwerth

  • Conference

    • 2nd period 9:15-10:05

  • Contact Info

    • [email protected]

    • 832.668.7800


About me
About Me…

FJH

  • FJH teacher for 9 years

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from

  • Married to Kevin and we have a 5-year-old son, Cooper

  • Favorite hobby: Running


Classroom rules
Classroom Rules

  • Be on time.

  • Be prepared.

  • Be respectful.


Supplies used in la
Supplies Used in LA

  • Binder

  • Folder with brads

  • Notebook paper or Spiral

  • Post-It Notes

  • Highlighters

  • Pens/Pencils

  • Markers/Map pencils/Crayons

  • Glue sticks

  • Scissors

  • Computer paper

  • Construction paper


Daily warm up
Daily Warm Up

  • Every day when students come to class, there is a prompt on the screen for them to answer.

  • Warm Ups are collected at the end of each week for a grade.

  • Students that are absent can get the prompts from my website or a friend.


Outside reading
Outside Reading

  • Each six weeks, students are required to read a novel from a specific genre outside of class.

  • Assignments for the reading must be completed on time – no late work accepted.

  • Genres and due date are found on my website.


Outside reading info on my website
Outside Reading info on my website:

Click “Outside Reading” to get genres and due dates


Lone star reading
Lone Star Reading

  • Students that read six Lone Star books and pass the test get to participate in the Lone Star Party at the end of the year.


Absent
Absent?

  • Check my website for the warm up, agenda, handouts, and the assignment for the day.

  • Make up any in-class reading during morning tutorials or after school.


8 th grade la late work policy
8th Grade LA Late Work Policy

  • Students are given at least two days to complete assignments.

  • Assignments not turned in on the due date will receive a 30-point deduction when turned in the next day.

  • Assignments not turned in the second day will result in a teacher detention – before school, after school, or during lunch.


Extra credit mural of mistakes
Extra Credit – Mural of Mistakes

  • Find mistakes in print media

  • Make a copy, highlight it, and be the first to turn it in

  • 5 mistakes can be turned in per six weeks

  • 1 point is given for each mistake. Points can be added to any low grade for that six weeks.


Extra credit hot topics
Extra Credit – Hot Topics

  • Find an interesting article, read it, and create a thought-provoking question that could be used for Friday’s Warm Up prompt.


Regular la novels
Regular LA Novels

  • Nothing But the Truth

  • The Giver

  • Flowers for Algernon (short version)

  • Boy in the Striped Pajamas


Pre ap novels
Pre-AP Novels

  • Pygmalion

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

  • Flowers for Algernon (short version)

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Night


Should you expect homework for this class
Should you expect homework for this class?

  • Not really…however, please encourage your child to read their outside reading each night.

  • If your child is absent he/she may have homework to catch up.


How to help your child succeed in 8 th grade la
How to help your child succeed in 8th grade LA

  • Check my webpage weekly! – Updates occur each Friday for the week ahead.

  • Make sure your child read a little each night.

  • Help them stay organized and manage their time effectively.


Be in the know visit my website often
Be “IN THE KNOW”…Visit my website often!

Warm Ups and Activities are updated almost daily!


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