Welcome to 8th grade English! This year, we will embark on a journey of self discovery as we explore themes of identity, perspective, and the intricate relationship between individuals and their world. Through engaging discussions, thought-provoking readings, and opportunities for writing and creative expression, we will enhance our skills as critical and sophisticated readers, writers, and thinkers. We will learn and use strategies that will empower you to navigate the complexities of literature and the world around you. Your unique perspectives, insights, and ideas are invaluable to our collective learning experience. Together, we will create a vibrant and inclusive learning environment where everyone’s voice is heard, celebrated, and respected.