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Eighth grade is an exciting year filled with milestones.  

We have so much to do and so much to look forward to.  

 I am anxious to get to know you and ready to help you to be prepared to move on from White Township Consolidated School.

 I sure hope you're ready

 because I am prepared to expect wonders!


Supplies for Grade 8 English Language Arts

A sturdy three subject notebook (with pockets)       

A marble composition book (100 leaves)

Index cards (3x5, lined on one side)

Post-it notes (2x2)






 Don't worry, there's still time to submit for the Summer Reading Challenge!

I look forward to getting to know you by seeing how you meet the following challenge:

Read three (3) books this summer.
Choose a classic
Choose a Newbery Award Winner, Honor book (or a notable book awarded a different reputable award) 
Choose your own favorite genre


Choose a way to document your reading for each book you read (you can mix and match or do the same thing for each book):


Correspond with me via my blog at:
Click on White Noise 2019 Summer Reading Challenge and post your response. 
Complete a One Pager for your book using the guidelines in the link: One pager and summer reading challenge
Let me know if you have any questions or ideas for other ways to document reading. I'll do my best to clarify the goal of the challenge


Enjoy the read!



Reading Workshop Guidelines 2019-2020

Read 15 minutes in class and 15 minutes at home EACH DAY- Meet or EXCEED your weekly reading goal.
Record your thinking/complete the Focus Strategy on the back of the Independent Reading Conference Rubric
Write a short Summary and thorough Response as part of a journal entry each week.
The journal will be counted as a quiz grade
The oral conference will be counted as a separate quiz grade.

Read articles on (either assigned or of your choice)

each week and complete the corresponding quizzes.


Submit a constructed response in the WRITE section for at least ONE  of the articles you read.  



I will monitor responses for completion and content in my Newsela Binder.




Do you have a Warren County Library card?  

Warren County Library is a GREAT resource.  Maybe I'll see you there!

If you don't, stop by the new branch to get one because it is a great, free resource.  Once you have a card, you can go online to see if they have a book that interests you and check to see if it is available.  You can request a copy from one of the other branches.  Try downloading an audiobook to your computer, ipod or other device FREE by clicking on the eAudiobooks tab once you have linked to the site below:

Warren County Library
There is also a free app for your ipad, ipod touch, iphone or Android device.  Check it out at the top of their homepage.



The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

          The hardest battle is to be nobody but yourself in a world that is doing its best,
                                            night and day,
                                                  to make you like everybody else
E.E. Cummings