Syllabus/ Parent Letter

Welcome to English Language Arts with Mrs. Boswell!

Class Objectives:

  1. Practice reading, writing and public speaking to prepare you for your future life outside of school.
  2. Evaluate literary topics and issues of public/ personal concern.
  3. Understand, reflect and react to text and personal experience and develop critical thinking skills.
  4. Evaluate methods of communication by reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing a variety of materials and resources.


Classroom Rules:

  1. Treat everyone with kindness and RESPECT!
  2. Come to class on time and be READY.
  3. Be RESPONSIBLE for yourself and your work.
  4. Take care of the materials and resources in our classroom.


Grades Breakdown:



Projects/ Folder/ Presentations


Classwork assignments


Homework assignments




A few words from Mrs. Boswell… I am so glad that we will be working together this year to learn new things about the world through the English language.  It is my job to help increase your knowledge of ELA and improve the reading and writing skills you already have to prepare you for high school.  I am excited for a new school year and ready to get crackin’!   I hope you will bring a positive attitude and your best effort.


Parents, if you ever need to contact me, my planning period is 4th block (12:00-1:30).  That will be the best time to call if you need to speak with me.  If you leave a message, I will do my best to return your call or email ( within 24 hours.  I look forward to working with you to make sure your child has a fantastic eighth grade year at EMS!