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MRMS 8 th Grade Reading/Language Arts Program 2009-2010 School Year. Exploring 8 th Grade Reading/Language Arts for 2009-2010. Reading/Language Arts Program Components Materials of Instruction Classroom Expectations Grading Policy. Instructional Components 2009-2010. Warm-up.
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MRMS 8th Grade Reading/Language Arts Program 2009-2010 School Year
Exploring 8th Grade Reading/Language Arts for 2009-2010 Reading/Language Arts Program Components Materials of Instruction Classroom Expectations Grading Policy
Instructional Components 2009-2010 • Warm-up • Word Development/Grammar • Reading Instruction & Writing Link • Writing Process Instruction • Read Aloud • Monitored Reading
Middle School Reading/Language ArtsInstructional Materials 2008-2009 • Reading/Language Arts – Grade 8 • Texts – McDougal Littell Instructional Materials • Literature (instructional- in class) • InterActive Reader (instructional and independent reading and homework) • Bridges to Literature (instructional- in class) • Novels throughout the year
Possible 8th Grade Novel- 3 per yr. • A Day No Pigs Would DieRobert Newton Peck • Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanErnest J. Gaines • Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt • April Morning Howard Fast • The House of Dies DrearVirginia Hamilton • Taking SidesGary Soto • The Skin I’m InSharon G. Flake • Code OrangeCaroline Cooney • Gathering BlueLois Lowry • The GiverLois Lowry • Outsiders S.E. Hinton • Red KayakPriscilla Cummings • The Skin I’m InSharon G. Flake • PeakRoland Smith • Red Moon at SharpsburgRosemary Wells • Diary of Anne Frank • Maus II
Writing Workshops Writing Workshops prepare for high school writing and writing assessments MP 1 Descriptive Essay-character MP 2 Short Story MP 3 Literary Analysis MP 4 Persuasive Essay
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Grading Policy 1st and 3rd Marking Period: 45%-Reading 45%-Writing 10%-Homework 2nd and 4th Marking Period 40%-Reading 40%-Writing 10%-Homework 10% Midterm or Final
Classroom Expectations • Arrive to class on time and be prepared to learn • Respect yourself and others in the learning environment • Use your agenda book to record assignments • Follow through with make-up work when absent • Clarify understanding of written and oral directions-ask questions
Ways to Maintain Communication • Call the school and leave a message at 410-544-0926 • Schedule a conference through the guidance department • Write a note in your child’s agenda book • E-mail email@example.com • Check out my website- • http://www.aacps.org/ or http://members.thinkport.org/lhumbert • Online Textbook accesswww.classzone.com • Enter code 2731201-30 to create a student account.
Thank-you for attending this evening-I look forward to working with you and your child this year.