• 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: reading and writing fiction, summer reading activities, analyzing short stories

    • Historical fiction novel and bridge into non-fiction:  Yellow fever epidemic and Fever 1793

    • Drama and non-fiction: Helen Keller and The Miracle Worker

    • Poetry:  reading, writing and analyzing this text type 

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