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Welcome to 8th Grade RELA!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

Hello, my name is Christine McLaughlin. I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia where I attended Archbishop Ryan High School.I received my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and English from La Salle University. I have always loved reading and writing, and I am so lucky I get to work doing something I love. I hope that my students only graduate not only being able to analyze literature and write thoughtful essays, but also to have empathy for other's whose experiences may be different from our own. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have
802's Special Schedule
Homework for the Week of 2/4/19
Monday: All Periods: Haikus due tomorrow
Tuesday: Periods 1 and 2: Mother to Son paragraph response
Wednesday: study for vocab quiz-Periods 1 and 2
Coach Digital Website
Verb Conjugation 
Checklist Challenge Update
801: 3 Checks
802: 3 Checks
803: 3 Checks
804: 3 Checks
Independent Reading Project Directions 
Our Class Rules
These rules encompass all the expectations for behavior at Franklin Towne:
  • 1. Listen And Follow Directions
  • 2. Raise Your Hand Before Speaking Or Leaving Your Seat
  • 3. Respect Your Classmates And Your Teacher
  • 4. Keep Hands, Feet, And Objects To Yourself


Students who go above and beyond expectations will be rewarded with merits.  Students should not request or expect merits for doing what is supposed to be done.  


Homework Policy

  • All students are required to copy their homework assignments in their planner when they arrive to class. 
  • Students are required to complete all homework and projects entirely and submit them on time (at the beginning of class) on the assigned due date.
  • Any student failing to complete a homework assignment is subject to progressive disciplinary action (including 8th grade lunch detention). 
  • Homework handed in one day late will start with a maximum score of 80 and deduct points as appropriate.
  • Homework handed in two days late and beyond will start with a maximum score of 60 and deduct points as appropriate.



Appointment Slips

  • Tutoring slips will be issued when a student begins showing signs of struggling.
  • Tutoring may occur either in the morning or after school (with two days notice). 
  • Students do not need to wait for me to issue an appointment.  They can request a before or after school appointment at any time they desire additional help.
  • Students are required to attend all teacher requested appointments.  Failure to attend will result in demerits for cutting a teacher appointment.