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Greetings from 8th grade English Language Arts. Throughout the course  of the school year, we will journey through four different thematic units comprising Culture and Belonging, The Thrill of Horror,  the Move Toward Freedom and Anne Frank's Legacy. While the themes remain the same, the class work associated with each will vary based upon class skill level.


In Global Perspectives, students will examine issue surrounding a number of issues including migration, food belief and scarce resources. They will research questions they generate and design real-world solutions to those problems.


About me: I grew up in Western New York, completed my schooling at the State University of New York College at Brockport. I have worked as a journalist and/  or educator since obtaining my degrees. I moved to Lee County in 2005. I enjoy  traveling, my family and  my pets. I have two large black dogs named Cora and Lucky and a chocolate Siamese cat named Bella.


 Classroom Codes:

Period 1: tvzbfz

Period 2: vor7i1

Period 5: gqtund2

Period 7: 124t74

Period 9: wkj2a3

Michelle L. Start

English Department Head

English Academic Coach

School Grant Writer


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