For the 2015-2016 school year, all our class activities will tie to the Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) for English/language arts (ELA) in grade 8. We will be using the Collections textbook and Close Reader workbook in class. Each student is assigned two books. The Collections book must be returned at the end of the school year. The Close Reader book is consumable and may be kept by the student. Both books are also available in online format at http://my.hrw.com. Student log-in information is on a sticker inside the front cover of the Close Reader workbook.
A copy of the syllabus for 8th grade language arts is available for download at the bottom of my classpage. All students received a paper copy at the beginning of the school year. Please note that changes to the syllabus will be necessary to accommodate for testing dates, assemblies, and inclement weather days.
The most updated information available will be found on the Kentucky Department of Education website.