• Welcome to English I!

    This is a high school level course for 8th grade students. We meet for ENG I in room 607 on the 8th grade hallway! 

    A majority of our readings will come from our course textbook, Collections 9, however, there are additional texts we will study outside of the textbook. Copies of texts can be provided by the school and/or teacher. Recommended resourses for additional help will be posted to this page. Please see the ENG I section of my planbook.com or the designated Google Classroom for more information on what we are doing in-class and for what is coming! If you have questions or concerns, please contact me via email at carson.mccallum@kcsdschools.net.

    I strongly encourage both students and parents to join the class Remind - it is an invaluable resource for student success and communication!


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  • Impromptu Speeches are a MINOR GRADE. They are an oppurunity to practice oratorical skills and get comfortable speaking in front of an audience in a timely fashion! Students will use SIGN UP GENIUS to select their date but will recieve their topic the day of. Speeches must be between 2 and 3 minutes long. Students will be timed and graded according to the rubric used for the MAJOR GRADE oratorical speech for the Optimist Club.

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  • Students will be reading William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet this year. It is not required but recommended that if students are struggling with the material, they consult personal copies of No Fear Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. A free online copy is availble through this link.

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  • Reading during the summer is an important way to keep your brain in shape for the academic year. Please follow this link to learn more about summer reading assignments for both ELA and ENG I classes! ENG I MUST read The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander. There will be a graded quiz from the district during the first weeks of school!

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ENG I Remind