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    Cactus Canyon Junior High School

    Syllabus 2017-2018


    Mrs. Lisa Schroeder


    Office Hours: Monday- Thursday

    Availability:   Email Any time

    Face to face  

    (By appointment only please as often there are educational meetings scheduled which are required attendance.)    

    Telephone #: 480-677-7565 ext. 5492




    Course Title:

    English Lit erature 8/ELA Honors

    Text & Supplies:

    Grade 8 class texts /novel supplements: To Kill a Mocking Bird, Diary of Anne Frank, and other assigned novels for all reading and writing supplements

    1- WIDE ruled compostition book 

    #2 pencils only

    1-    BIG Eraser

    white out pens or rolling dispensers ONLY (no bottles messy)

    Highlighter any color

    1 glue stick

    salable pencil pouch


     Course Description:

    This course will work on developing literacy and writing in multiple formats.  This course is designed to help the student obtain an appreciation and application of Literary works.  Students will be required to apply critical thinking skills and encouraged to apply creativity when constructing presentations, decoding text, applying writing process and teamwork units.  In this course students will learn how to construct a research paper, and present their own ideas in comprehensive literary self-authored works.


    Course Requirements:

    You are required to keep a student Portfolio COMPOSITION Interactive Note Book. The INB have your name printed clearly on the front of the folder.    All work should be turned in to your class in box.  All work once graded will be placed in the appropriate section.   Work that is not legible or that is not turned in correctly will not be graded. You will have your folder/binder checked regularly for classroom points which contributes to your overall daily participation grade.

      8th Grade Bell Schedule995-logo.png

    First Hour 6:50 – 7:55 a.m.

    Announcements 7:55 – 8:00 a.m.

    Second Hour 8:04 – 9:09 a.m.
    Third Hour 9:13 – 10:18 a.m.

    Fourth Hour10:22 – 11:27 a.m.

    Fifth Hour - Study Skills 11:27 – 11:57 a.m.
    Lunch12:01 – 12:49 p.m.

    Sixth Hour 12:53 – 1:58 p.m.

    Seventh Hour 2:02 – 3:07 p.m.



    We are so excited to work with you all this year. Inductions will be on September 13th at 6pm in the PAC

    You will be given all information about this induction should you be accepted following the application process. 

    Applications will be given to those who have earned a 91% or higher for all 4 quarters in the previous school year. 


    Please be sure to pay attention to the daily annoucements, sign up for google classroom once you have been inducted as we have several fundraisers, edcucational opportunities and events that we particpate in through out the school year. 





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