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

Assignments

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.

Behavior

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

Content

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