K Stanley DBC
Dempsey Middle School
740.833.1800 (ext. 2820)
Best time to contact: 7:00-7:30 a.m
Link to Canvas Course: Stanley English Language Arts 2017-2018
8th Grade English Language Arts:
At Dempsey, we are so lucky to have our workshop model, which allows students so much choice and independence in their learning. Our class time will usually include at least one mini-lesson in reading or writing. These lessons are linked to Common Core language arts standards, and they will incorporate the reading of novels, poetry, short stories, excerpts from novels, and nonfiction informational texts as well as writing across various genres and formats. Additionally, the class will study vocabulary and grammar. As part of the class, students will often engage in formal and informal discussions about interpretations of literature and our experiences as writers. Students will participate as a whole class team, in small groups, and individually at different points throughout each lesson. Furthermore, Fridays will be termed “Flex Friday,” where students will participate in activities tailored to their individual needs based on a variety of data points.
Just like last year, students will have access to a blended learning environment. Through the use of their Chromebooks, students will reference Canvas and any other online tools that will benefit their learning. However, not all assignments will be posted/submitted online. Students will also experience face-to-face discussions and peer-related experiences.
Tentative Weekly Schedule for 2017-2018 School Year
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