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Dear Students, 
Welcome to your 8th Grade Language Literacy Block. Our goal this year is to dramatically improve both your reading and writing skills.Together we will work to create an ambitious atmosphere which is challenging AND enjoyable. We have combined the best features of several successful reading and writing programs in order to offer you access to the very best strategies to help you develop these crucial skills. The focus this year will be on you! What are you interested in? What do you like to do? What are you thinking about? What are you passionate about? In room 42 we will be writing EVERY SINGLE DAY! I promise that each and every one of you will unearth the writer in you!

In addition, we will continue to analyze wonderful works of literature. Many of these texts will serve as "mentor texts" for our writing pieces.

I am thrilled, honored, and inspired to be your teacher. Let's have a wonderful year! 

"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass." - Anton Chekhov

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