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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 2017-2018


Scholastic Book Club Info

Wish List

  • pine bedding for the bunny
  • Barnes and Noble or Amazon gift cards to grow classroom library
  • Fleet Farm or PetSmart gift cards for supplies for the bunny
  • clipboards 
  • new bookshelves
  • standing desks for student workstations

November 2017 Lessons

  • Reading: “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes, “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Vocabulary Workshop- level C, non-fiction reading
  • Grammar: punctuation, verbs
  • Language Arts: Non-fiction writing and reflection, finish personal narrative
  • Technology: Google slides, digital portfolio, video reflection and response