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Welcome!  I am super excited about this upcoming school year! This is my 5th year at BCMS and my 11th year as a teacher. I have taught ELA for grades 8-12, and I love teaching Literature. :)
This year students will study rigorous curriculum, hone their writing and grammar skills, discover new technologies, and practice learning strategies they can use in future English courses. Students will be preparing for high school, college and the Mandated State Standardized Tests. We will be combining the traditional reading class activities with writing, grammar, and vocabulary instruction. Your student will be required to read several books across a variety of genres and subjects. Please note that students will be provided appropriate differentiated instruction to help these students reach their maximum potential.

8th Grade Bell Schedule:


8:05 – 9:00 1st Academic

9:00 – 9:55 2nd Academic

9:55 – 10:50 3rd Academic

10:50 – 12:25 4th Academic

10:50 – 11:20 Lunch

12:25 – 1:25 5th Academic

1:27 – 1:57 Connections I

2:00 – 2:45 Connections II



8th/9th Language Arts grading scale

Summative    33%

Formative     50%

Homework    7%

Exam              10%