Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Stephanie Feniello"— Presentation transcript:
1Mrs. Stephanie Feniello Welcome to English 8Mrs. Stephanie Feniello
2Personal Background 12 years experience in North Allegheny NASH, NAI, Carson, Marshall5 years experience in Melbourne, FloridaGrades 10-127 years experience in businessSoftware Trainer/Business Consultant
3Goals beyond English curriculum Make readers out of your studentIndependent selectionsBook talksAudio booksTeacher readsGain study habitsDiscuss strategiesPractice strategiesRequire strategies
4Why I love teaching 8th grade English aghastAghast of wind blew open the door.belittleWhen you make shrinky-dinks, you belittle them by baking them.bludgeonAt lunch they give you a big bludgeon of tater-tots.
5Honors Placement—Grade 9 Students must consistently attain A’s 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.
6Homework PageHomework PageClass workHomeworkHomework ResourcesContact Information
7Thematic Approach Course Description Literature, Writing, Grammar, Media, and Speaking and ListeningWhen is a child no longer a child?How do you face life’s challenges?How do you find your purpose?What does history teach us?
8Literature Course Description Short Stories/Poetry Comprehension InterpretationAnalysisVocabularyRules of the GameAmy Tan
9Literature Course Description Drama Speaking and Listening (Acting) The Diary of Anne FrankSpeaking and Listening (Acting)Historical Context
10Course Description Non-Fiction Literature Essays Biography AutobiographyMagazine ArticlesNew Articles
11Course Description AR Books/Projects (4) Novels LiteratureAR Books/Projects (4)NovelsIndependent Reading Selections (4)ChainsLaurie Halse AndersonThe GiverLois LowryMonsterWalter Dean Myers