• Welcome to Mrs. Piccione's 8th grade ELA class!
     

    Eighth grade English includes all of the language arts:  reading, writing, grammar, editing, listening, speaking, vocabulary, critical thinking, collaborating, researching, and more!  Here are some of the units we will explore throughout the year:

    • Fiction unit: summer reading and short stories

    • Non-fiction compared to fiction:  Yellow fever epidemic and Fever 1793

    • Drama/biogragphy: Helen Keller and The Miracle Worker

    • Poetry compared to expository texts:  hero mini-unit

    • Non-fiction/drama Holocaust unit:  Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, book club books, and additional supplementary resources

    • Workshop atmosphere