Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Stephanie Feniello"— Presentation transcript:
1 Mrs. Stephanie Feniello Welcome to English 8Mrs. Stephanie Feniello
2 Personal 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
3 Goals beyond English curriculum Make readers out of your studentIndependent selectionsBook talksAudio booksTeacher readsGain study habitsDiscuss strategiesPractice strategiesRequire strategies
4 Why 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.
5 Honors 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.
6 Homework PageHomework PageClass workHomeworkHomework ResourcesContact Information
7 Thematic 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?
8 Literature Course Description Short Stories/Poetry Comprehension InterpretationAnalysisVocabularyRules of the GameAmy Tan
9 Literature Course Description Drama Speaking and Listening (Acting) The Diary of Anne FrankSpeaking and Listening (Acting)Historical Context
10 Course Description Non-Fiction Literature Essays Biography AutobiographyMagazine ArticlesNew Articles
11 Course Description AR Books/Projects (4) Novels LiteratureAR Books/Projects (4)NovelsIndependent Reading Selections (4)ChainsLaurie Halse AndersonThe GiverLois LowryMonsterWalter Dean Myers