Presentation on theme: "MRS. STEPHANIE FENIELLO Welcome to English 8. Personal Background 12 years experience in North Allegheny NASH, NAI, Carson, Marshall 5 years experience."— Presentation transcript:
MRS. STEPHANIE FENIELLO Welcome to English 8
Personal Background 12 years experience in North Allegheny NASH, NAI, Carson, Marshall 5 years experience in Melbourne, Florida Grades years experience in business Software Trainer/Business Consultant
Goals beyond English curriculum Make readers out of your student Independent selections Book talks Audio books Teacher reads Gain study habits Discuss strategies Practice strategies Require strategies
Why I love teaching 8 th grade English aghast Aghast of wind blew open the door. belittle When you make shrinky-dinks, you belittle them by baking them. bludgeon At lunch they give you a big bludgeon of tater- tots.
Honors PlacementGrade 9 Students must consistently attain As in their nine-week English grades. Students must have an overall QPA of 3.4 or higher. Students will be evaluated on the successful completion of a writing sample. Students must receive a recommendation for Honors English placement from their current English teacher based on their overall performance.
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Course Description Thematic Approach Literature, Writing, Grammar, Media, and Speaking and Listening When is a child no longer a child? How do you face lifes challenges? How do you find your purpose? What does history teach us?
Literature Short Stories/Poetry Comprehension Interpretation Analysis Vocabulary Course Description Rules of the Game Amy Tan
Literature Drama The Diary of Anne Frank Speaking and Listening (Acting) Historical Context Course Description
Literature Non-Fiction Essays Biography Autobiography Magazine Articles New Articles Course Description
Literature Novels Chains Laurie Halse Anderson The Giver Lois Lowry Monster Walter Dean Myers AR Books/Projects (4) Independent Reading Selections (4) Course Description
Writing Creative Writing Literary Response Response to reading selections Formal Writing Five paragraph essay Informational Persuasive Course Description
Research Project People of character What does history teach us? Traditional sources Internet sources Course Description
Speaking/Listening Present formal speeches Share select compositions Contribute to class discussions Take notes based on discussion Course Description