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Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts

with Ms. Chmura



Please see "My Homework and Events" for homework and documents.

Sometimes there are documents available on Google Classroom, but the homework portal contains the documents necessary for homework completion.



To access the online version of the Collections textbook:

Go to

username: wams82

password: viking2014



To access the online version of the The Writing Coach textbook:

Go to

username: wams8

password: viking2014





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 2018-2019 school year:

  • Pens/pencils/highlighters
  • Post-it Notes
  • One Language Arts binder (size and binder type is up to your organizational habits)
  • Lined paper 
  • At least one divider to separate the writing paper from class handouts
  • One one-subject spiral bound notebook






"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



The District has permission to dispose of any student work and other classroom artifacts not returned to students during the school year (such as tests, quizzes, essays and art projects) at any time after September 15th of the following school year.