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Ellison, Annilya » Mrs. Ellison 8th Grade Reading

Mrs. Ellison 8th Grade Reading

The 1st Semester has flown by and we are rapidly approaching the end of the year. The students are eagerly awaiting the moment they can classify themselves as high school students. Though anxious to embark upon a new journey, this is also a very critical time academically as we continue to prepare students for the Georgia Milestones Assessment. 


During the 3rd and 4th Nine Weeks the reading classes will be focusing more heavily on annotating readings and analyzing text independently. It is vital that students read the material being covered both at school and in class with very intuitively. Each student is given a personal copy of all short stories read in class for the purposes of annotating and to have the ability to re-read the document at home.  Students should be encouraged to engage in reading books and other material that interest them for 15 to 30 minutes per day to increase both their desire to read and enhance their vocabulary. World news is also great for students to view and spark great conversations at dinner; kid-friendly sites such as channelonenews.com and cnn10.com are great options.


Please check your emails weekly for updates regarding team activities, assignments, including homework and major tasks. If your child needs additional assistance after school, please communicate with me via email, through the planner, or by phone to schedule a day and time for individualized tutoring sessions.


*Students will be considered tardy if they arrive after 7:55 am.*
8:05 am - 9:00 am                                     1st Academic Class
9:00 am - 9:55 am                                     2nd Academic Class
9:55 am - 10:50 am                                   3rd Academic Class
10:50 am - 12:25 pm                                  4th Academic Class
Lunch (10:50 am - 11:20 am)
12:25 pm - 1:25 pm                                    5th Academic Class
   1:25 pm - 2:50 pm                                     Planning
*Parent Conferences Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during Planning.*
Students are required to have the following:

 #2 Pencils

 Notebook Paper

 1- Pocket Folder

 Writing Composition Books




Tutoring will be offered beginning Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Parents should request tutoring using the student's planner or by phone. All students must be picked up at the car rider circle by 4:45 pm. Students will not be allowed to receive tutoring without parent/guardian contact.