Bon Lin Middle School

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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"







Recent Posts

Learning Opportunities


TDOE has released teacher guides for the lessons (1st-8th) that will launch Monday on WKNO. Along with the lesson plans, there are also student packets. You may access these at:

In addition, for our PreK-3rd grade learners there is statewide partnership with ReadyRosie, an early education online platform, to provide short videos and free resources with simple, engaging activities. The ReadyRosie platform is available now for through September 1. Families can register for free at Parents may sign up to receive weekly text messages or emails with curated playlists of activities

Self Guided Learning Opportunities 


Good Morning!


I hope this email finds you all healthy and not too bored. I miss being at school, and the fun times we share.  

Use the website above for this weeks lessons. I'll remind you every Monday that you have new lessons posted.  I have a meeting today that will provide me with more information on submitting assignments.


I will check my email frequently during the day, so if you have questions please ask.  


Please be careful and take care of yourself. 



Talk to you soon!







We are planning how to share educational resources with families. In order to do this, we need to know if your child has access to the internet for completing school assignments. 


Please respond to this message to let me know you received it with your answer. If there is another need usually met through the school/district that you might need assistance with, please let me know. 


Thank you for being so supportive during this ever-changing time.


ELA 3 WEEK Plan –Updates will be posted as needed.

ELA 3 WEEK Plan –Updates will be posted as needed.

2/27 & 2/28 --- ANNE FRANK TEST PT 1 Act One

2/29 & 3/1---MISSING WORK-Any assignments that I need students to complete, will be given this weekend and due Monday (3/1).

3/2 – 3/6

  • Assessment Practice
  • Explanatory Essay Draft / Review Rubric
  • CFA (school level)
  • CFA (district level)
  • Common Lit

 3/9 – 3/13

  • Explanatory Essay Draft Contd.
  • Assessment Practice
  • Common Lit
  • View “The Diary of Anne Frank” depending on completion of all assignments



IXL 4th Period AND Assigned Individually To Some 1st, AND 3rd Period Students



Section  P.1 – 5

Section R.1 & 2 Only

Section O.3 – 10

Section E. 1, 3, 5

8th Grade 

Section X.1

Due 3/6/20 

No Red Ink 

Identify Claims due 2/28 at 3pm

ELA Updates



  • I am tutoring Monday (2/3, 2/10) and Wednesday (2/5, 2/12) until 4:15pm. The purpose is to help students improve their skills on Common Lit, TN Ready, and No Red Ink.  We will not focus on homework, and it is not an opportunity to re – do assignments.

Q3 Unit

  • Dialectical journals 2 – 5 are due Friday 1/31

No Red Ink

  • I am entering No Red Ink grades now. Many students have not signed for an account.  Please make sure they do so tonight; they will need the account tomorrow.

Due 2/5/20

Citations / Punctuation / Dialogue

MLA Citation I, Embedding Quotations

Due 2/8/20

Argument Essay Guided Draft

Codes to join

1st – possible plum 47

3rd – kind nest 85

4th – glorious ocean 74

5th – sturdy coffee 8


  • February 7, 2020
    • Study Items:

What is conformity, and what are the types?

What is heard behavior?

“The Lunch Date”


“The Bear That…”

 “A Class Divided”

Hitler’s Rise to Power

Socialist Documents



We are loosing a lot of class time due to forgotten passwords.

Please tell your student to use their computer sign on information as their username and password for accounts.