English Language Arts

Reading & Writing will be taught by Mrs. Wisniewski this year. Informational Text reading will take place as part of Science and Social Studies in each class. 
Click each of the 5 links below to see the English Language Arts Common Core standards. At the bottom of the page you will find a link to the old ELA GLCE (Grade Level Content Expectations).






Websites for Students who enjoy reading and writing! Check them out!
Writing Contests:
www.cricketmag.com
www.ncte.org
www.artandwriting.org
www.spellingbee.com
www.writers.com
www.thinkquest.org
www.odysseyofthemind.com
jacklondonfdn.org/contest.html
www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contests/kaa_about.asp
www.wordmasterschallenge.com
www.battleofthebooks.org
associationdatabase.com/aws/NCDA/pt/sp.Home_Page
www.4fathers.org
www.vfw.org/Community/Programs/
www.isbe.state.il.us/curriculum/html/young_author.htm
Magazines for and by Young Writers
www.prufrock.com/client/client_pages/prufrock_jm_createkids.cfm
www.newmoon.org
www.potatohill.com
www.skippingstones.org
www.writingconference.com
www.cricketmag.com
www.teenink.com
www.teenvoices.com
www.stonesoup.com


92.5% - 100%                            A                                            72.5% - 76.4%                            C

89.5% - 92.4%                           A-                                           69.5% - 72.4%                            C-

86.5% - 89.4%                           B+                                          66.5% - 69.4%                            D+

82.5% - 86.4%                           B                                            62.5% - 66.4%                            D

79.5% - 82.4%                           B-                                           59.5% - 62.4%                            D-

76.5% - 79.4%                           C+                                          Less than 59.5%                           F

8th Grade Novel List

Animal Farm 
The Miracle Worker
To Be A Slave
The War of the Worlds
Across Five Aprils
Diary of Anne Frank
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tbutcher@madison-academy.org,
Aug 4, 2011, 1:16 PM