• Course Syllabus
    Van Wyck Junior High School

    Special Education/English Department

    ELA 8


    Instructor Information
    Instructor: Ann Liebergot

    Room Location: Room 206

    Voicemail: 845-227-1700 x50947

    E-mail: ann.liebergot@wcsdny.org 

    Extra Help Time: Contact teacher

    Course Identification
    Course Number: E241

    Course Name: English Language Arts 8

    Course Location: Room 206

    Prerequisites: E241 - No Prerequisites


    Course Description/Overview

    The ELA course will combine areas based on the NYS Next Generation Standards for writing, reading and critical thinking. The class will be using literature textbooks for short stories and plays, as well as novels to read in class, and home. Along with building reading skills, this class will also develop, writing skills,  listening skills and language skills.

    Course Website(s)

     Course Text
    Will be supplied in class. 

    Course Fees/Supplies
    ~ three-ring binder, loose-leaf paper, dividers, index cards, a notebook and writing utensils.

    Course Objective:
    To  learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, the standards promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

    To learn critical-thinking skills and the ability to closely and attentively read texts in a way that will help  understand and enjoy complex works of literature.

    To  learn to use cogent reasoning and evidence collection skills that are essential for success in college, career, and life. 

    Course Learning Standards: New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/new-york-state-next-generation-english-language-arts-learning-standards

    Grading Policy
    Grades will be based on the following:

    Test/quizzes  40 %
    Writing assignments 30 %
    Homework  15 %
    Classwork/participation  15 %
    Total Percentage  100


    Late Assignments
    Late homework will be accepted, but will not receive full credit.

    Course Policies


           1. Be on time for class.

             2. Be prepared for class. This includes having materials to participate, including writing materials, notebook and homework, as well as being ready to learn.

             3. If you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to get the work you missed   and make it up in a timely manner.

             4. ALL quizzes and tests must be signed by a parent or guardian.

    Please read the syllabus carefully and sign below as acknowledgement. Due date of all signed and returned syllabus is  Monday, Sep 13, 2021This will be kept in the front of your binder for ELA class.

    Student Signature  __________________________________________________

    Parent Signature ____________________________________________________

    Date  __________________________________________________________________