Eighth grade Language Arts is best described as a literature class with a strong emphasis on writing. As this class is a team effort with Mr. Mahoney teaching the writing component and Mrs. D'Amico literature, students are offered a wide variety of both theory and applied methodology. 
Please contact Mr. Mahoney at: 
and Mrs. D'Amico at: 


Cool Resources:

Amazing Dictionary/Thesaurus

http://www.visuwords.com

The Free Dictionary

http://www.thefreedictionary.com

MLA Format and Citations

MLA Format Help

http://tinyurl.com/lo2mkg

Sample MLA Format.doc

http://tinyurl.com/yzdzmxd

Citation Machine

http://tinyurl.com/bxeyk6

MLA Bibliography Generator

http://www.easybib.com/

Research 

http://tinyurl.com/2757y5r

Writing

Young writers

http://www.merlynspen.org/

Transition Words for Essays

http://tinyurl.com/89k3mck

Literary Elements

http://www.quia.com/shared/search

Documents:

Syllabus

8th Grade Language Arts syllabus







8th Grade Language Arts: 

Teacher: Mrs. D'Amico


Welcome to 8th grade Language Arts! I am looking forward to spending the school year with you. As you absorb yourself in your last year in middle school, we will work to prepare you for high school and life. You will have challenging experiences and fun learning opportunities. Come prepared, committed, engaged, and ready to learn!


Please see Renweb for homework details. Syllabus to the left on this web page contains more in depth information concerning the class, textbooks and expectations.