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Welcome to Eighth grade English - regular and Honors and Ninth Grade Puente
I have been teaching in PUSD for thirty years now!I have been at Blair since 1996, and I am still excited and honored to have the job of teaching. This will be a year of challenges as we continue to implement the new Common Core Standards with District Benchmarks each Quarter. I was fortunate enough to work with the District on the Common Core lessons, and I am excited about what our students will be learning. Be assured that all lessons will also be geared towards the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile, and will have the Areas of Interaction as their focus.
We will be reading short stories, functional documents, novels, and our individual Accelerated Reading books - books the students choose for themselves that are at their reading level. Students will be given an individualized reading goal which should help them be successful in reading.
We will study short stories, novels and poetry and writing many essays, as well as creative pieces. We also spend quite a bit of time on Current Events (one is due each week) and root words.