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Welcome Back Hornets!

Mrs. Lauren Rudolph
Room 136C ext. 4136
Mance Park Middle School
Pre-AP 8th Grade English Language Arts (HELM Teacher)
Department Chair of English
Assistant Cheer Coach
UIL Coordinator
GT Campus Coordinator
Conference: 5th period (11:20-12:56pm)
Tutorials:  Thursdays 3:35-4:30pm
I am excited to begin another magnificent year here at MPMS! It is my goal to create an engaging, challenging learning environment for your student as they become ready for the future that lays ahead of them.
I grew up in Washington State and then moved to Huntsville to receive my B.A. in English Secondary Education at Sam Houston State University! Eat'em Up Kats! I graduated with my Masters as a Reading Specialist from the University of St. Thomas. My husband works at the Intermediate school as the sixth grade Technology teacher. We both love Huntsville and enjoy participating in community events. We have a one year old baby girl named Stella and are loving watching her grow up into her own person.
 English Grade 8 Policy Statement
Class Precept for 2017: ¨Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.¨ -Nelson Mandela

Course Description

English Pre-AP is designed for the student who expects to demonstrate higher level thinking skills. The course provides an opportunity for students to develop strong analytical thinking and writing skills necessary for success in the AP program. The course involves the study of themes in literature and literary terms. Various types of literature, such as poetry, drama, short stories, nonfiction and novels will be used as springboards for literary analysis.

Eighth Grade Language Arts is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the students’ critical thinking skills and in the use of language.

Grading Policy

Major grades count 50% of average – composed of tests, essays, portfolios, other grades specified by instructor.

Daily grades count 50% of average – composed of homework checks, warm ups, graphic organizers, mastery assignments, quizzes, other grades specified by instructor.


Grading Criteria

All work to be turned in should be headed as follows:

Name                                  Date                        Period                                                       

All work must be turned in on time. Late work will only be accepted on or before graded papers are returned and will be given a grade no higher than an 75.

Work missed due to absence will be due within the same time frame that the student was absent (ex. miss three days; have three days to get it turned in) Previously assigned work will be due on the day of return.

To retest student must attend at least one tutoring session prior to taking the test and must take the test during a second tutoring session within the time set by the teacher. Per district policy a grade no higher than a 75 will be given.



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2017-2018 School Supply List

This is the supply list for the 2017-2018 school year. If you have questions, please email me. 

  • Earbuds/Headphones
  • Binders
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • College-Ruled Notebook Paper
  • Black/Blue Pens
  • Erasers
  • Liquid Glue/Sticks
  • Dividers