Welcome To ELA 8
Instructor: Ms. Smetana
Welcome to ELA with Ms. Smetana!
This class is aligned with the Illinois Common Core State Standards. Students will work towards high school, college, and career readiness by exercising analytical skills and practicing critical thinking and problem solving. In this class, we will focus on enriching students’ knowledge and capacities in the following areas: reading literature and informational text, writing, speaking and listening, and language interpretation/usage.
Through collaborative engagement, individual exploration, and cooperative goal setting, I will work with each student to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the future and to pursue their passions and dreams.
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The best way to contact me is via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All classroom assignments, assessments, and activities will be posted on and collected through Google Classroom, which is synced with each student's Google Drive. This tool allows students to create and submit paperless documents, communicate with their teachers and peers, and organize their classwork. Currently there is no parent access feature, but you may use your student's.
NEWSELAWe will use daily news articles and current events to boost reading comprehension.