Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts
with Ms. Chmura
Click below to access the Web page for information about the Argument Research Project.
Click here to access a copy of the Drama Notes
To access the online version of the Collections textbook:
Go to my.hrw.com
I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you as you become a critical reader, strong writer, confident speaker, and active listener!
Course materials suggested for the 2016-2017 school year:
"If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas:
learning to write and to speak before an audience.
Nothing in life is more important
than the ability to communicate effectively."
-- (former President) Gerald R. Ford
What is 8th Grade Language Arts?
Eighth grade language arts is a unique language arts class that focuses on the various methods of communicating. Throughout the year students will study speech, drama, journalism, and poetry, while emphasizing critical reading, strong writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and critical thinking. Many of the tools and skills you learn and practice in language arts will be used throughout your other courses at Annin and as you further your education.
How do I use this website?
Use this website to look for resources to supplement our daily lessons.
Check this website if you are absent or simply want to confirm a homework assignment or due date (see the "Homework and Events" link). You will be able to download certain
classroom documents from this site while others you will need to retrieve in school.
"Communication is not about the number of things you say; it is about the number of things that are understood." -author unknown
"We have two ears and one mouth so that
we can listen twice as much as we speak."
--- Epictetus, Greek philosopher
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
--- Winston Churchill