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Katherine Albiani Mission Statement:
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School’s mission is to ensure a safe, healthy, and dynamic learning environment that provides all levels of learners universal access to a rigorous curriculum that promotes high standards of scholarship and citizenship.
English 8 Lab addresses reading, writing, listening and speaking within a rigorous standards-based program. Instruction will include reading comprehension, writing in narrative and expository modes, language conventions, vocabulary development in meaningful contexts, and reference skills. Students will study various genres including the short story, novel, drama, biography, poetry, and informational materials within the context of the district designated thematic connections of Moments of Decision: Challenges, Choices, Celebrations, and Freedom and Responsibility.
The English 8 Lab program is for students performing at the Standards Not Met and/or Standards Nearly Met levels.
Rigorous, standards-based instruction at grade level using a variety of resources and texts focusing on Common Core State Standards. This course has an extra period to provide more time/strategies/support.

Core Works:
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Supplemental Texts
Touching Spirit Bear
 by Ben Mikaelsen
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros