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Hello 8th graders and parents!

Congratulations on being one of the students recommended for the 8th grade Pre-AP Language Arts class! I am excited about what it in store for my Pre-AP Language Arts classes this school year! Through the use of an "Essential Question," we will navigate through a variety of types of literature including non-fiction, fiction, poetry from novels, magazines, newspapers and internet sites. Your child performed well last year in order to enroll in Pre-AP English this year, so I am confident in his/her ability to combat and master the eighth grade skills this year as well!

For two periods each day, I facilitate reading and writing skills through a variety of literary genres including short stories, novels, magazine and newspaper articles. The skills and objectives we will be learning each nine weeks are included for your information under the "Forms" tab on my page. Weekly skills and homework are located on the calendar. I will post assignments there daily and at least a week in advance or longer in some cases. Additionally, I will send an email or text via Remind with reminders about upcoming due dates.

This course is to help students become more fluent readers and independent writers, speakers and thinkers. This site will become an epicenter for all information regarding supplies, curriculum, and resources pertaining to English class. Updates will be made regularly to keep you in the know! I have high expectations for this great group of students!

Please feel free to contact me anytime at lindsey.baker@dcsms.org. You may also contact me before or after school and also during my planning period (8:00 - 8:48).