Welcome to Ms. LaCombe's 8th Grade ELA Class!
Hi! My name is Abbigail LaCombe & I am your child’s ELA teacher this year.
I am thrilled to be working with you & hope to make all of our experiences the best possible! My goal is for students to become powerful young adults & citizens by living literate lives with strong reading and writing skills. We know that if we can foster skilled readers & writers here at RMS, there is no stopping the bright futures of our students! I hope to accomplish this goal throughout the year by cultivating a supportive environment in my classroom & building strong relationships with you and your child. It’s going to be a great year! :)
Planning Period: 1:15-2:00
[ELA Grade Breakdown]
- Journals: 1 entry/class | 4 sentences | 5 pts
- Participation: group work | classwork
- District Aseesment: 2/9 Weeks
- Teen Biz: 18 articles/9 Weeks
- CommonLit: all assignments in “Assignments” tab
- Reading Log: 200 pg. minimum | Signed by guardian
I expect my students to complete their assigned work to the best of their ability. I put zeros in the grade book for missing assignments and classwork. Students will have assignments online at www.commonlit.org & are to complete 18 Teen Biz activities (75% or higher) per 9 Weeks at www.achieve3000.com. Your student’s log-in information can be found in their agenda within 2-3 weeks of school starting. An entire class block (75 minutes) is given to students to complete these tasks on Fridays (Lab Day).
Out of respect for extracurricular activities and family time, I do not assign homework. However, if Teen Biz activities & CommonLit assignments are not completed in class, students are responsible for completing these at home. If computer access is not available at home, students can use cell phones or arrange to stay after school to work on it.
[Year @ a Glance]
ELA Guidebook Units:
- Flowers for Algernon
- Call of the Wild
- LEAP Review
ELA Guidebooks 2.0 is an English language arts curriculum for whole-class instruction. Made by teachers for teachers, the guidebook units ensure all students can read, understand, and express their understanding of complex, grade-level texts.