Last modified Jan 15

8th Grade Reading and Language Arts

  • 8th Grade
Hello! I have been teaching at Holy Cross since 2011. The "Beacon on the Hill" is my home away from home. When I am not at school I spend my time with my husband and 3 children, a crazy dog, and two lazy cats. At home I usually have my nose in a book; however, I also enjoy doodling stories, pounding on the piano, clicking knitting needles, and digging in the dirt.
Samantha Parker


8th Grade Class Information 2018-2019


Scholastic Book Club Info

Wish List

  • Barnes and Noble or Amazon gift cards to grow classroom library
  • clipboards 

January 2019 Lessons

  • Reading: Chew on This and The Omnivore’s Dilemma  , Non-fiction reading response, analysis, summary
  • Grammar: parts of speech, gerunds, participals, and infinitives, diagramming
  • Language Arts: Interviewing, collecting ideas, research, MLA citation
  • Technology: Google slides, digital portfolio, video reflection and response