Welcome to the eighth grade. I am the Language Arts teacher for the blue team and am looking forward to our year together. We will use our time together learning the standards provided in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, analyzing individual strengths and weaknesses effective for personal success and breaking down the barriers that inevitably present themselves in the educational process. Please come to class with a willing attitude and desire to learn. If you are working remotely, it may be a little more challenging; but, just as important to stay focused and willing to learn.
There will be standardized tests but most assignments will be graded based on the amount of effort you are willing to give. If you are doing your best, your grade will reflect that; regardless of your reading level or past experiences in Language Arts classes. I will provide the tools, environment and support on a daily basis; and together, we will set high expectations for individual success and growth.