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    Welcome to DeSana 8th Grade ELA! 
    8th Grade ELA  
     
                                                                      Jeanne OrtizJOrtiz@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext.492216
                                                                      Kris Wehner:  KWehner@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 492245
      Jordan Brown: jbrown77@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 492240
                                                                      Danielle Kilgore:  Dkilgore@forsyth.k12.ga.us,ext. 492204
                                                                      Stacey Pelletier (ESOL): spelletier@forsyth.k12.ga.us, ext. 491101
     
    Learning Goals: 
     

    All students in grade 8 continue to build their English/Language Arts skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. These abilities are developed within the context of literature units that align with current Georgia Standards of Excellence. In 8th grade, the literature units include The Outsiders and To Kill A Mockingbird. Each novel is supplemented with extended texts including short stories, poetry and non-fiction texts such as news articles and essays. Students practice the conventions of language (grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.) through targeted practice and required writing assignments. Varied writing assignments include narrative writing, argument essays, response to reading, and technical writing. Reading comprehension skills, such as questioning the text and other strategies, are explained and practiced. Students practice speaking and listening skills through formal speeches, conversations, individual and group presentations, and small and large group discussions. 

     
     8th ELA Standards and Pacing guide:        8th ELA Georgia Standards    Pacing Guide
     
     
    Resources:   itsLearning         Online Textbook      USAtestprep