Our focus right now is argumentative writing. We are studying how to make claims and counterclaims, how to draft an effective plan for an essay, how to write a strong thesis statement, and how to incorporate textual evidence within body paragraphs. On October 6-8, all eighth grade students will be completing a Demand Writing in preparation for the FSA Writing Test in the spring.
Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, insights, or concerns that you may have about your child’s success in Language Arts. E-mail is best, though I will return phone calls as well.
Enjoy this wonderful fall season with a piece of pumpkin pie and a cup of hot apple cider!
Beverly Matos 8th Grade Language Arts The Villages Charter Middle School