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  1. Welcome Parents! Katherine Robertson 8th AC Language Arts

  2. About Me Education: M.S., Language Arts & Social Studies Education, GA State University M.S. Counseling Psychology, GA State University B.S., Business Administration, Bloomsburg University, PA Experience: 20+ years experience working with youths 7 years teaching middle school • Married long, long time • Three wonderful children in various states of young adulthood • Love to travel, hike, read (predicable,) -

  3. Grading Policy

  4. Writing priorities for 8th ACLA • Increase expectations for specific evidence, logical reasoning, transitions, and precise language in informational and argumentative writing. • Conduct research projects to explore broader themes • Draw on evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research • Write routinely over extended and/or shorter time frames, depending on the purpose, task, and audience

  5. Reading Priorities For 8th LA • Increase text support and analysis • Increase vocabulary • Increase rigor & diversity of text • Integrate cross-curricular readings

  6. (LAG) Language Arts & GA Studies • Infusing ACLA & AC Georgia Studies through: Cross-curricular assignments Cross-curricular projects DBQ A plethora of learning opportunities Goals: To increase rigor Work more efficiently Improve reading & writing skills in informational text Facilitate scholarly endeavors

  7. A Glance Into Our Classroom Literature We Read or Plan to Read Procedures We Use to Succeed Unbroken (Thank you for your support!) “Flowers for Algernon” (An 8th Grade Classic) To Kill A Mockingbird A Shakespeare Comedy (TBA) Agatha Christie plays “The Cask of Amontillado” Blog – up-to-date information Pink Slip – missing homework Group email (Stay tuned)

  8. Keys to Student Success • Come to class, prepared and engaged • No texting • Read every night, required or not • Complete all assignments on time • Check blog

  9. Stay in touch • Best way to reach me is via e-mail • Group emails (please sign up) • Conference week – October 20-24 (Information coming soon)