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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 @d123.org) 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.
Students in my classroom have a Google Classroom which contains all of the documents, notes, and assignments for our classroom studies. Please ask your child to show you their Google classroom for Language Arts if you would like to check their work or help them with their assignments. Some documents are solely done in the classroom as notes for our reading and are not counted as an assessment. These notes can be helpful on their assessments. If your child is absent, they can find the work we did in class in the Google classroom.
Focus for the Week of Feb. 23-27
Students will be reading our novel Unbroken Chapters 5-7 this week. We will analyze the point of view of FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech and the "Fourteen Part Message" by the Japanese ambassador. Students will be using these documents for a Fishbowl Discussion next week. This discussion will become an end of unit assessment. Students will be asked to read and complete structured notes and focus questions each night for homework.