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ELA Week of 9.3.18: The Hero’s Journey

This week, we’ll start to unpack what it is that makes a good hero story. We’ll think about the ways in which “Hero’s Journey” stories tend to follow the same pattern. Then, we’ll use our knowledge to find as many examples as we can of this same patternĀ (Hint: It’s repeated over and over again in […]

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ELA Week 1: The Power of Words

This week, we talked a lot about the Power of Words, and why it’s important to have a good command of the English language. You shouldn’t think of ELA as a class that teaches you a bunch of rules. You should think of it as a class that fills up your communication toolbox, because if […]

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Welcome to 8th ELA!

I hope you are as excited as I am about the start of the 2018-2019 school year! I’m also excited to be teaching ELA this year, and getting to work with some of you in a new context. Just like last year, I will post regular updates about what we’re working on in class on […]