TO 8TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS
Mrs. Bonner - Room 301
Heyworth Junior High School
Eighth grade language arts is a required course for all eighth graders. Although divided into two periods, the class cohesively integrates literature-based text, informational-based text, writing, language, speaking and listening skills.
Students demonstrate state learning standards with the support of direct instruction, literacy workshop models, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning and technology integration.
Throughout this course, students build upon prior knowledge in literacy as well as incorporate critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication.
In eighth grade, students exhibit literacy growth using a broad definition of text through authentic written expression, group/whole class discussions, and student-created presentations.
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By Julie Murphy
Waylon Russell Brewer is a fat, openly gay boy stuck in the small West Texas town of Clover City. His plan is to bide his time until he can graduate, move to Austin with his twin sister, Clementine, and finally go Full Waylon so that he can live his Julie-the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music-Andrews truth.
So when Clementine deviates from their master plan right after Waylon gets dumped, he throws caution to the wind and creates an audition tape for his favorite TV drag show, Fiercest of Them All. What he doesn’t count on is the tape getting accidentally shared with the entire school. . . . As a result, Waylon is nominated for prom queen as a joke. Clem’s girlfriend, Hannah Perez, also receives a joke nomination for prom king.
Waylon and Hannah decide there’s only one thing to do: run—and leave high school with a bang. A very glittery bang. Along the way, Waylon discovers that there is a lot more to running for prom court than campaign posters and plastic crowns, especially when he has to spend so much time with the very cute and infuriating prom king nominee Tucker Watson.
Waylon will need to learn that the best plan for tomorrow is living for today . . . especially with the help of some fellow queens. . . .
UNITS OF STUDY
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