Degrees and Certifications:

Classroom Teacher English Grades 1-8 Reading Grades 1-8 Self-Contained Grades 1-8 English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades 1-8 Pre-AP Certified

Mary McCatherine


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    Welcome to 8th Grade English

    Below you will find some basic information about what your student will be learning this year in 8th Grade Reading this year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me. This is going to be a great year.


    Course Description

    Welcome to 8th grade English. Our goal for the year is to learn to read and think as writers, to look at texts through a writer’s eye. We will be reading and writing poetry, narratives, informational, and argumentative texts. You will have the opportunity to read engaging, thought-provoking texts and novels you won’t want to put down.  By examining these exemplary texts, you will build your skills as a writer and be able to communicate your ideas effectively. We will also spend time building your vocabulary and technology skills. Discussion, both speaking and listening, as well as working in collaboration with others will play a large role in class and help to prepare you for the college and career world.  I look forward to spending the year learning with you!