Hi! I'm Lisa Dompier, and I teach 8th Grade Language Arts. This will be my fourth year at PRA, and I'm looking forward to making it the very best that it can be. I've been teaching for seven years now, and I absolutely love helping students grow as readers and writers. Outside the classroom, I can be found spending time with my family, playing music, and exploring Colorado.
8th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
In eighth grade, we continue to follow the Core Knowledge Sequence (https://www.coreknowledge.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CKFSequence_Rev.pdf), which allows us to study many complex texts, including The Good Earth, Animal Farm, and Twelfth Night. We also read a wide variety of poems, short stories, speeches, and essays. Throughout the year, students write frequently, composing a personal narrative, poetry for our 8th Grade Poetry Slam, a research paper, a literary analysis essay, and daily journal entries. Students also have multiple opportunities to develop strong speaking and listening skills as they participate in large and small group discussions and presentations. Vocabulary and grammar instruction are embedded in lessons throughout the year.
How to Reach Me
Please feel free to reach out whenever questions arise. The best way to reach me is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, students are always welcome at my office hours, which are from 3:15 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
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