• Welcome to Ms. Sykes’s 8th Grade English Language Arts Class

    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I am super excited to have opportunity to work with each of you. In this class we will focus on building a positive reading culture, as well as, focusing on developing critical thinking skills. We will also learn how to transfer our thoughts and emotions to a written expression.   


    About Ms. Sykes

    I was born and raised in a small town called Henrico, North Carolina. I went to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for undergraduate, and obtained my degree in English education. Currently,  am a graduate student at North Carolina Central University, studying Library Science. I have been teaching since 2015, and find great joy in doing so. In my spare time, I like to ride horses. Family means everything to me, so I always enjoy traveling back to my hometown.  

    Grade Weights:

    Tests: ___________________________40% of grade

    Classwork: _______________________30% of grade

    Quizzes:  ________________________ 25% of grade

    Homework: _______________________5% of grade

    Grade Scale:

    A = 90-100
    B = 80-89
    C = 70-79

    D = 60-69

    F = 59 and below

    Units Topics  

    1. Reading Engagement
    2. American Revolution
    3.  Science Fiction
    4. Energy

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    Email: sykesd@gcsnc.com  | Phone: (336) 294-7325 ext. 1649 | Google Voice: (336) 355-6472