Gateway Regional High School

Course Information

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Resource Center ELA / Grade 8 


Mrs. Tara Loiseau


Phone Number

856-848-8200 x502

Course Website

Google Classroom 

Remind (codes to sign up are posted on google classroom)

Collections- , Read Naturally Live, & IXL- (students were given username and password in class for these websites) .

Powerschool- Check powerschool often for grades and upcoming assignments. Contact Mrs. Lauren Clark ( if you need your login information.

Course Description

The 8th grade Language Arts class is designed to help students develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills. In this course, students will read a variety of literature and informational texts, and students will read closely to analyze key ideas, details, the author’s style, and text structure. Students will also learn to synthesize information from multiple sources, evaluate sources, and compare two or more texts on similar topics. Students will be exposed to argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing. They will perform research tasks, write poetry, and write journals. Students will focus on giving textual evidence to support claims and will sharpen grammar and vocabulary skills based on their individual needs and through exposure to various texts and writing tasks. Students will use IXL, a comprehensive learning program offering unlimited Language Arts practice across thousands of skills—all of which are aligned to New Jersey Standards. We will also be using a program called Read Naturally to increase reading fluency and comprehension.

Course Expectations and Assessments

1st Marking Period

2nd Marking Period 

3rd Marking Period

4th Marking Period

Course Policies 

Required and Recommended Materials 


Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences