Class Introduction:

In Language Arts this year we'll be applying the Common Core State Standards in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language to Anchorage School District curriculum for 8th grade. We'll be reading the following novels: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Fever 1793 by Lori Halse Anderson, and American Plague by Jim Murphy. Students will be expected to do self-selected reading 30 minutes each night.