Welcome to 8th Grade ELA! This is my 6th year teaching at Carlisle at the Middle School. Previously, I was a 6th grade teacher, and this is my first year teaching 8th grade. Students in this class will be taken through many reading, writing, and life skills every single day. Spring Board is the curriculum that is used in 8th grade, and students are familiar with this from 6th and 7th grade. New this year will be students partaking in reading opportunities twice during the week on Wednesday and Thursday. Students are allowed to bring books, magazines, articles, cook books, betterment books, etc. to class for this sacred reading time. They are also allowed to use the library here at the middle school and the classroom library in my room. I will have magazines and multiple articles for students to read from if a book is not of interest to them. This will be a great year with many learning opportunities. Happy 2018-2019 school year!