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6th Grade students must have TDAP in order to begin 7th grade. Proof must be provided to Records Office at Cope Middle School.
The Redlands High School Counselors want to encourage all our future parents and guardians to attend our annual 8th into 9th Grade Parent Night on Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in Clock Auditorium on the RHS campus. Topics to be covered included graduation requirements, registration forms, honors programs, summer school, student activities, and academic policies.  The High School asks that you download and print the registration documents.
English 8
Instructor: Mrs. Cullen   
Welcome to 8th grade English!  As we look to your last year of middle school, be prepared for some challenging experiences, but also several opportunities for growth, learning, and fun. During this school year, we will be emphasizing on reading comprehension and analysis, development of writing, vocabulary study, appropriate grammar and usage, listening and speaking skills, and test taking strategies. Although helpful, this webpage should not be used as the sole means of classroom announcements, due dates, and resources. Our daily classroom routine will allow for classroom announcements, time to copy the agenda, and extra copies of all assignments. I am looking forward to an exciting year of enriching your lives and preparing you for the endeavors ahead.
Announcements
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Summer
Have a wonderful summer with your family and friends!
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The End is Near!
The end of the year is quickly approaching. Please note that the LAST DAY to turn in any missing English assignments for credit is Friday, May 26, 2017.
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Module 5: The Move Toward Freedom 3/27/17-4/28/17
Module Five (Collection Three) is titled, “The Move Toward Freedom.” Students will gather evidence by reading an autobiography, a biography, a poem, and selected stories as well as watching video clips about America’s move toward freedom. The Performance Task for this unit is a research project, which students may work on individually or with a partner. Students will choose an abolitionist, conduct research, and then present their findings to the class using PowerPoint, Prezi, or Google Slides. The Performance Task for Module Five will be due on Thursday, April 25th. To access any files for this unit, please scroll down and click on the “Module Five” folder.
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Module Four: Anne Frank's Legacy 1/9/17-3/10/17
Module Four (Collection Five) is titled, “Anne Frank’s Legacy.” Over the course of four weeks, students will read “The Diary of Anne Frank,” in play format by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, “After Auschwitz,” by Elie Wiesel, and additional readings pertaining to the unit. The Performance Task for this Collection will be an argumentative essay in which students take a position on one of Anne Frank’s key statements from her diary: “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Students will decide whether or not they agree with this statement, using evidence from the unit to support their position. This unit also includes the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel, which we will read in class over the course of two weeks. To access any files for this collection, please scroll down and click on the “Module Four” folder.
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End of Semester One
The end of the semester is near! Please note that the last day to turn in assignments for credit is Friday, December 11th. The End of Semester Exam for English will be administered on Monday and Tuesday, December 14th & 15th. Study tools are posted in the "End of Semester Exam Review" folder at the bottom of this page. Have a wonderful break with your families--see you on January 11th!
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Module Three: October 31-December 9, 2016
Module Three combines texts from Collection Four, “Approaching Adulthood” and Collection 6, “The Value of Work.” Over the course of three weeks, students will gather evidence by reading short stories, poems, and articles which will explore the passage from childhood to adulthood and discuss the value of work. They will use this evidence to create their Performance Task, which is a multimedia presentation (choice of PowerPoint or Prezi) in which students will recognize a certain age or life event—such as voting, getting a driver’s license, legally being considered an adult, or living independently—that should be changed. This essay will be supported with the evidence they have gathered throughout the unit. The Performance Task for Module Three will be due on Monday, December 5th. Students will present to the class individually or in pairs (students choose). To access any files for this collection, please scroll down and click on the “Module Three” folder.
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End of First Quarter
Can you believe it? You are ¼ finished with your last year of middle school! The last day of Quarter 1 is Friday, October 7, 2016. This is the final day to turn in missing assignments (including late work and absent work) for Quarter One. No missing assignments from first quarter will be accepted after this date. First quarter report cards will be distributed to students on October 14, 2016.
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Module Two: 9/19/16-10/28/16
Module Two is titled, “The Thrill of Horror.” Over the course of four weeks, students will gather evidence by reading literary criticism and stories, and comparing and contrasting the text version to film version of selected works. Students will use this evidence to write a literary analysis about “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw.” This performance task will be supported with the evidence they have gathered throughout the unit. To access any files for this unit, please scroll down and click on the “Module Two” folder.
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Module One PT
Hi students! Click here to complete the editing form. We will do this in class today and tomorrow.

Instructions: ​Complete this form twice: Once on your own, then once for a partner (switch seats and peer edit).
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Module One

Module One is titled, “Culture and Belonging.” Over the course of this unit, students will gather evidence by reading articles and stories, researching, and watching video clips about people who have overcome challenges. They will use this evidence to write Performance Task One, which is a personal narrative about a struggle they have experienced. To access any files for this collection, please scroll down and click on the “Module One” folder.

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Welcome!
Welcome back to another school year! I am looking forward to working with you and your student this year in English. My goal is to provide your student with an educational opportunity that is enriching and engaging, working to encourage and prepare him or her to be a successful, life-long learner. In order to maintain the classroom as a supportive learning environment, I have discussed classroom expectations, goals, and procedures with your student. They are available on this page under "Files" for the first week of school. I encourage you to be an active participant in your child’s educational experience; your involvement and support at home will be an asset to his or her success this year. Please remember that I am always happy to answer any questions you may have; my contact information is posted at the link to the right of this announcement. I look forward to meeting you at Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 25th!

Files
 Biweekly Vocabulary
Vocabulary lists are assigned every other Friday. The activity is due in 2 weeks, and a quiz will be given in class.
 General Class Information
Beginning of the Year Documents
 Module 4
Collection 5: Anne Frank's Legacy
 Module 5
The Move Toward Freedom
 Module 6
End of Year: Review Standards, Novel Unit, Final Exams
 Night-Module 4
novel unit: Night, by Elie Wiesel
 Adjective Menu.pdf
assigned 1/23/17, due 2/6/17
 Extra Credit Opportunities.pdf
Extra Credit may be turned in at any time up to 1 week before the end of the Semester
Contacts
+ Cullen, Carolyn
Click on name to see details.

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