Ms. Hansen
Ms. Hansen and her husband in Iceland
Ms. Hansen and her husband in Iceland this summer

8th grade English and Language Arts       


Contact information:                              

  • Students will "Drop Everything and Read" (DEAR) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - come prepared with a book.
  • Quarter One Reading Log due Oct. 26
  • Students will journal every Tuesday and Thursday  
  • Students will get Daily Spark Vocabulary Daily - tested each month

 Monday  Sept. 18 2017:  

  • DEAR Day
  • Grammar #3 handed out - due Wednesday
  • Watch "2081" movie in class

Tuesday Sept. 19,  2017 

  • Journal Day -Journal prompt #7/compare contrast "Harrison Bergeron" short story to 2081 movie
  • Socratic Seminar Discussion

Wednesday Sept. 20,  2017:

 Thursday Sept. 21,  2017

Friday Sept. 22,  2017

  • DEAR - drop everything and read day. Remember to bring a book of your choice
  • Journal check #2 Due


Next Week:

Students will start reading The Giver

Students wil be assigned a short essay on the abuse of power - rough draft will be due on Oct. 3

Curriculum Night:Tues. September 26, 6:00 – 8:00 Grades 4-8 at the Upper Campus



We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.

~Anne Frank



About Me:

Hi, my name is Deborah Hansen, and I love teaching middle school Language Arts.  I earned my MS in Urban Teaching from Metropolitan State University and my Reading licensure and Journalism degree from The University of Minnesota.  I have two children, a 24 year-old son named Ethan, and a 21 year-old daughter named Elena, both graduates of Lake Harriet Community School.  My husband, Eric, and I have lived in the Linden Hills neighborhood for over 30 years.  



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