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Welcome to 8th Grade ELA

My name is Mrs. Golden and this is my 10th year at Bon Lin Middle School.  I am excited about what this year has in store for us. There is no place I would rather B than Bon Lin Middle School.  I am teaching four language arts classes this year and I am one of the Beta Club sponsors.  

Bell Schedule - 8th Grade (only)

Homeroom - 7:40 - 8:03

1st Period 8:06 - 9:09

2nd Period 9:12 - 10:15

3rd Period10:18 - 11:21

 4th / 5th Period11:24 - 12:58

5th Period 1:01 - 2:04

6th Period 2:07 - 3:00



Curriculum Content - Novels

Q1 "Flowers for Algernon"






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Week 2



Week 2


  • What does it mean to annotate?
    • Model / Review annotating expectations
    • Start Article of the Week (AOW)
      • “Bullying”
    • HWK: complete AOW; summer reading project (due Wednesday); study for test
  • 8thgrade parent meeting at 6 pm


  • What is the R.A.C.E. writing method?
    • Video / Notes about R.A.C.E.
    • Read Common Lit (CL) as a class and practice the R.A.C.E. method on constructed responses
    • HWK: complete CL; summer reading project (due Wednesday); study for test


 Wednesday & Thursday

  • Students will sign up for the summer reading test of choice.
  • The Story of Prometheus Parts one / two (summary template); & Sentence Frames
    • What we don’t finish Wednesday and Thursday, will be completed after the test Friday.
    • HWK: STUDY!!


  • Summer Reading Test
  • Complete incomplete tasks from Wednesday and Thursday


The agenda will likely change if laptops are distributed this week.




End of Week 1

1st, 3rd, & 5thperiod Classes

We’ve worked feverishly to get summer reading projects started this week. 

Ms. Hopper and I:

  • Provided books as needed
  • Allowed class time Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday to work on the project

Students who completed their independent notes proficiently:

  • were grouped and allowed to share key points with peers Friday

Students who had not finished reading or did not have any notes:

  • read along as they listened to the audio
We will NOT work on projects in class next week.
Have a great weekend!