8th Grade Language Arts
    Ms. Perrone
    Room 304
    September 3rd, 2020
    Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s): 

    I hope this letter finds you and your family well.  As we begin to prepare for our school reopening and remote learning which will commence on Tuesday, September 8th, students will be required to log in daily and complete the assignments posted daily on Google classroom. In addition studnets will be required to meet through Google Meet Monday through Thursday. Please look at my virtual schedule below to have the students join Google Classroom. Also a copy of my syllabus and grading policy is also available below, continue to scroll down to view. There will be additinal documents to follow regarding our Google Meet and Live instruction rules and expectations.

    I will be answering emails daily and will have office hours on Friday with any fruther questions or concerns you may have.

     It is imperative students complete this work as it will be graded and will allow students to continue skills in reading and writing. 

    I will be in communication if any changes occur with assignments. 

    Stay healthy and safe.


    Ms. Rina Perrone

     8th Grade Language Arts


    Virtual Schedule and Google classroom




     Attached you will find the Syllabus for my class.  

    Please refer to it if you have any questions on grading procedures, my contact information and the plan for this school year.   
    In addition, the homework policy for the class, is if the homework is late, each day 10 points will be taken off the grade.  A student has up to 5 days to at least receive 50 points on a homework assignment. I also do not assign extra credit.

    Language Arts

    Ms. Perrone

    Email: pperrone@rahway.net



    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


         Welcome back! Each school year offers the promise of a new beginning and the potential for continued academic growth. This school year also brings with it the challenge of implementing the Common Core State Standards, which have resulted in exciting changes to our Language Arts curriculum.


    New CCSS Curriculum: Our course of study in Language Arts will now be anchored by several novels and supplemented by works from the literature book. The novels and the literature book will be the basis for both in-class and homework assignments. Students must handle these items carefully because they are responsible for replacing lost or damaged books. Following is an outline of this year’s coursework.


    §  Summer Reading Review

    §  Short Story Study

    §  Novel Units

    Ø  Night by Elie Wiesel

    Ø  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    The Lord of The Flies Honors Only


    Independent Reading: We require four independent reading projects throughout the year, though students should be reading much more than that at home. Students will have access to the library resources here at RMS, but you may want to make use of the town library as well. Independent reading is not optional, it is imperative. Please ensure that your child has an independent reading book at all times. A suggested reading list which complements each unit of study is attached.


    Supplies: Your child’s success depends on their preparation for class each day. . Notebooks are to be used for Language Arts only and should not be shared with other subjects. Should you need assistance in acquiring these items, please contact me immediately.

    • 3 ring binder sectioned with pocket dividers
    • Reinforcements
    • Looseleaf paper
    • post its
    • Blue, black, red pens
    • Agenda


    Grading Policy: Please review the Power School grade book regularly for an update on your child’s progress.

    §  Tests/Quizzes/Writing Assignments                 50%

    §  Homework                                          25%

    §  Class work                                           25%


    Extra Help: Extra help is available after school. Please notify me a day or two in advance so I schedule accordingly. I also do not give out any extra credit assignments.


    Teaching your children is a great privilege which I embark upon with energy and enthusiasm. I look forward to working with you to help your children reach their potential.


    “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”  - Maya Angelou



    Ms. Perrone