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Mrs. Bode's 8th Grade English


In English Language Arts class, we focus on reading deeply, writing clearly, thinking critically, and speaking confidently. Our reader’s workshop includes mini-lessons, shared reading, and conferencing. Using primarily the genre study method, we examine writing and in turn create our own texts. This includes, but is not limited to, use of mentor texts, conferencing, and revising. Students have rubrics for their final copies prior to drafting to assist in the draft/revision processes. Students have both individual and group accountability. I place high value on the importance of independent reading, ideally for pleasure. Students should ALWAYS be reading a minimum of twenty minutes NIGHTLY from a book of their choice.