Welcome to Ms. Petersen's 8th grade language arts page. I hope this will be a year in which we can learn, laugh, and grow together. I know everybody has a different opinion about language arts. Some of you like to read, others prefer to write, and some of you would like to skip the whole thing and go straight to math class.
I love language arts and I get really excited about sharing it with you. This year we will be reading short stories, non-fiction articles, poetry, and a novel. We are also going to write. We are going to write a lot. You are going to get really good at expressing a clear, supported opinion in writing. It's going to be fun.
I'm here to help you succeed. You can come to me for extra help at lunch any day, or after school until 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you ever have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.