Mr. Jamie Burney
    8th Grade ELA

    burney Hello!  I will be teaching 8th grade English and Language Arts.  Together, we will learn about Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Ideas  in both Literary Works and Informational Text.



     In addition, we will learn about conventions of the English Language and how to determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues and work attack skills.



    Students will learn how to be better readers by practicing these skills, participating in book club discussions, analyzing current events articles (ARTICLE OF THE WEEK--AOW), and through Independent reading.  



    Students must develop stamina so that they can read and analyze longer pieces of fiction and nonfiction as well.  In addition, students will compose sentences, paragraphs, and essays.