• Mrs. Lori Rossbach      Mrs. Lori Rossbach
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        Welcome to 8th Grade English Language Arts. We are going to have a SPECTACULAR year! This year we will analyze techniques used by master writers to construct persuasive texts, expository texts, and narratives.  Then we will use that knowledge to create our own texts. Just like an artist uses precise brush strokes to create an specific effect on canvas, we will select precise words to insert at key places on a page to create a targeted effect. That’s why we call our class English Language Arts--we are language artists!

        To empower yourself, I encourage you to read a book of your choosing for twenty-minutes each Monday through Thursday night.  In this way, you feed your mind with rich materials that will help advance your skills of analysis, writing, and speaking.  In the words of Hart Crane, "One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper pattern at the right moment." Words are power! Applying the right words at the right time helps you power through any situation.

        Be sure to email me if you have any questions or ideas. Parents, you can visit our Google Classroom by signing in with your student's login. Once there you can view activities that we participate in each day as well as any work that your child as turned in.

        I can't wait to work with you!


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