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8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

8th Grade Team Leader

Brief Bio...

I was educated at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Communications and at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck) with a Masters of English Literature.  I have been teaching in the Lincoln Park Schools for 20 plus years.  In my spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, reading, studying genealogy, and traveling.

 

Please make sure to check all your grades on Genesis.  It has your updated average.

 

 

Welcome to Ms. Ahman's Classroom.. let's travel the path to insight together this year

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost

 

Year Objectives:

  • To write well
  • To interpret literature
  • To increase vocabulary
  • To be organized
  • To be a prepared student
  • To be an independent thinker

Textbooks:

  • My Perspectives English Language Arts (digital format)
  • Supplemental text:Prentice Hall Literature and grammar handbook (Common Core Editions)

Focus:

8th Grade

  • Grammar review
  • Essay writing
  • Research techniques
  • Literature study
    • Short story
    • Poetry
    • Nonfiction
    • Media Forms
      • Remember the Titans
    • Novel
    • Summer reading selections
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Of Mice and Men
    • Frankenstein
    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

8th Grade: NJ State Testing

Grading:

The marking period average is based on all work including tests, essays, projects, homework, and class participation.

Extra Credit: One assignment will be given per marking period.

Extra Help:

It is available.

Materials:

  • Binder divided into 3 sections
  • Pens/pencils

Communication: Email: ahman@lincpk.com

Phone: (973) 696-5520

Students who email Ms. Ahman must use their school provided gmail account in order to receive a detailed response.