•  Welcome

    I am so excited to get to know each and every one of you over the course of this year!
    I am dedicated, determined, and motivated to make this year great! 
     
     
     
     

    Humanities- Literature Studies Syllabus 

     
     

    Materials: 

    The first novel we will read is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.  

    Please obtain a copy of this novel by the second week of school.

    This book can be purchased online through amazon, target, walmart, barnes and noble, and ranges from 5.00$ - 10.00$ dollars.

    The Maricopa Public Library District's North Valley Branch (which is located on the campus at Boulder Creek High School) is a great resource,

    not only for the required readings, but also for leisure! Please contact the library with any questions. 

    I  will also attach a pdf version of the The Outsiders on Canvas, however having a personal copy is always great for reading, annotations, etc.  

    *Please contact me if you are unable to obtain a copy of The Outsiders 

     

    Classroom Library: This library is located in our classroom, and is available to all my students through a simple check in, check out process.

    This library contains books of all genres, all topics, and was created for students to find something they love, something that resonates within

    them, something that "speaks" to them or that they can relate to. I am so proud of the class of 2021 and how much they embraced reading

    for leisure and fun, and I look forward to cultivating an environment within this class of 8th graders as well. This library has been created

    through generous donations, as well as my own personal funds. 

    If you feel led to donate to our classroom library please check out this amazon wish list.  

    2021 8th Grade Reading Graffiti Wall

    Supplies: 2021-2022 8th Grade Supply List

     

    Online Learning: 

    We will be using the district provided canvas app throughout the school year. Canvas will be updated on a daily basis and will contain

    weekly schedules, assignments, announcements, etc. Please refer to canvas frequently, and use it as your "go to" tool for success in class. 

    Canvas Login                                        

    Parents please utilize powerschools and canvas as tools to monitor your students success, and as always please email me with any

    questions or concerns at lindsey.gruenewald@dvusd.org