Class Introduction:

In Language Arts - Gifted 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: Animal Farm by George Orwell, Fever 1793 by Lori Halse Anderson, and American Plague by Jim Murphy. Students will be expected to do read self-selected books a minimum of 30 minutes each night. The gifted curriculum is a much faster pace and will at times require students to complete classwork at home.