Ms. Versteeg's Class

Gilbert A. Dater High School - English 8

The Basics

  • Stay in your seats.
  • Do not talk unless called on or told to.
  • Be kind.
  • Respect yourselves and others.

The Nitty Gritty


Unless otherwise stated, all work is due the following day. If you do not complete the work, you will need to fill out a yellow sheet. You will submit that in place of the work. You then have up to 3 days (with a 25% deduction each day) before the assignment will become a zero.


All Dater High School behavior expectations apply. An NDA will be issued for non-compliance to the behavior expectations written out in the planner.


We will be reading throughout the year:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers by Sean Covey
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Short Stories
  • Poetry

We will be writing throughout the year:

  • Narrative Paper
  • Argumentative Paper
  • Research Paper
  • Creative Writing

We will be mastering grammar throughout the year:

  • Parts of Speech
  • Diagramming Sentences
  • Subject/Verb Agreement