Mrs. Fields & Mr. Ringstaff

English 8

Mrs. Fields & Mr. Ringstaff

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You can contact Mr. Ringstaff via email at

Course Description: English 8 provides students with a course in composition and literary analysis that will foster the development of a wide variety of skills pertaining to writing, public speaking, reading, and research.  The course offers students the opportunity to sharpen their analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in high school.  The course will be broken into four (4) nine (9)-week grading periods.  Students will take two (2) Standards of Learning (SOL) tests at the end of the course: English Reading and English Writing. 

*It is important that students are in school and on time every day. We are in the countdown to our testing window for the Grade 8: Writing S.O.L. Test. Each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night, students will have a Writing Spiral Review to complete. This review is practice for the upcoming test; it will be reviewed daily and checked for completion, then reviewed for accuracy as a class.*

Upcoming Test Dates-
**The Reading 8 Simulation test will be administered in TAG on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
***The English 8 SOL: Writing will be administered during the first week of April