Welcome to English 8!
Frequently Asked Questions
What supplies will I need?
Every Student Needs:
- 100 to 125 page composition book
- pencils and blue or black pens
- A device to connect to the internet to reach Google Classroom, Khan Academy, Achieve 3000, and vocabulary.com. Don't have a device? Virgnia Beach Middle is happy toloan any student a laptop and assistance in getting internet.
- Any school supplies, including tissues, are welcome donations. All donations will go directly to student use. Thank you so much for donating if you are able.
How will I be graded?
This class is based on a point system. The student’s grade will be determined by dividing the total points an individual earned by the total points possible in the class (ex: 800 individual points/1,000 total points possible = 80% = B).
Every grade is important. See Mrs. Long if you wish to turn in work late. There may be chances to retake or redo major assignments, essays, or tests – listen carefully in class to take advantage of these opportunities.
How do I get in touch with Mrs. Long?
The fastest, best way to contact me is by email.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Will I have to take an SOL for this class?
8th grade English has two SOLs.
Writing 8 -- March 2018
This is a two part test: Grammar and Writing Multiple Choice and a Short Paper (5 paragraph essay)
Reading 8 -- May/June 2018
This is a reading comprehension and analysis test. The test is multiple passages long requires reading endurance.