Mrs. Susan Marcinkowski Lang Arts/Reading Teacher
  • (708) 952-7944

Welcome to Mrs. Marcinkowski's 8th Grade Language Arts Class

Welcome to my website which is designed to inform you of the procedures, events, and learning activities for the 2014-15 school year.

Hello, I am Mrs. Susan Marcinkowski 8th grade Language Arts teacher and Blue Team leader. If you have any questions regarding your child's progress please contact me via e-mail (smarcinkowski or phone ( 708-499-6400 ext. 7944). I look forward to an exciting and productive 8th grade year!

The purpose of this course is to open students’ minds and foster enjoyment and a deeper understanding of of literature and writing. Through the use of current instructional models and technology, we set high expectations that align with the district core values. These practices develop well-balanced literacy skills and promote life long learning.



    Advisory Reminders
Monday No School - Labor Day  

Review Learning Targets; review an exemplary Quick Write #2 response - students will review their own responses; Introduce informational text article The Vietnam War; look at text features of article; Read aloud Section 1 of article; complete Questions & Notes handout HOMEWORK: Re-read Section 1 The Chinese Dragon and the new section assigned in class.

ALS Bucket Challenge donations taken until Friday

Turn & talk discussion of notes on Section 1; create summary statements for Section 1; Review Learning Targets; jigsaw remaining sections of article and read for the gist; Questions & Notes graphic organizer for each section; summarize each section HOMEWORK: Read Section 4 Fall of the French; Quick Write #3



Review Learning Targets; use Double arrow graphic organizer to analyze two poems; Answer text dependent questions; make connections between poems and non-fiction article; use context clues to determine work meanings HOMEWORK: Quick Write 4; read pages 42-47 of Inside Out and Back Again.


Review an exemplary response from Mid-Unit Assessment and students will review their own responses - how could they improve; review Learning Targets; review big ideas from Sections 1-4 of article; Questions & notes Section 5 HOMEWORK: Complete Questions & note Section 5 and re-read Section 5 of article.



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