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Ms. Ralph's Class

Language Arts

Mrs. Ralph's 8th grade Language Arts Homework

Course Description

This year-long class focuses on literature and writing. We will integrate reading and writing throughout each unit using Reader's and Writer's Workshop. Throughout the year, we will have six units of study, including:

1)    Developing & Reflecting in Narratives

2)    Structuring Meaning

3)    Conflicting Viewpoints

4)    Rendering the Traditional New

5)    Evaluating Choices

6)    Integrating Media and Presenting Effectively

In addition, students will be expected to read books independently at home as nightly homework. Homework will be assigned if the student does not finish their work in class.

Supply List ** Please replenish throughout the year as needed.

  • Planner (please bring to class daily)

  • Journal (please bring to class daily)

  • 1 hand-held sharpener that catches pencil shavings

  • Lined loose-leaf paper

  • Folder

  • Pencils (please bring to class daily) and/or lead for the mechanical pencils

  • Lead for mechanical pencils for the entire year

  • Pens (for writing a final draft)

  • 1 packet of 3 x 5 or 5 x 7 lined note cards

  • 2 boxes of Kleenex to your 3rd hour teacher

**** Please bring supplies to class, you are responsible for having your own supplies.


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  • Phone calls and/or emails will be returned within 24 hours.

  • If a student is not performing to his/her ability or if the student has unacceptable behavior that is disruptive to class, we will contact a parent/guardian by phone or email.

  • Interventions may include:

  • After school or before school study sessions

  • Reteach and retest opportunities