Mrs. Mercer's ELA8 Homepage

Mrs. Mercer & ELA8   2021 - 22

My name is Alana Mercer, and I’m one of the three ELA8 teachers at RJF. While I wear multiple hats (mom, coffee-lover, daughter, etc.), one of my favorite roles is teacher. Our eighth grade English team meets frequently and works hard to create a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that not only challenges students but genuinely engages them throughout the year. We pride ourselves on being a creative, progressive team, and we are so excited to work alongside students as they learn.

 While each of our units has main skills & standards, students should be prepared to be assessed on their reading, writing, reasoning/critical thinking, speaking, and listening skills repeatedly throughout the year. We see learning as an ongoing process, and we hope that students and parents will embrace a growth mindset.


Below are links to classes; choose your ELA period to see upcoming homework assignments and product assessments. If you are absent, please check out Google Classroom before reaching out to Mrs. Mercer (who is happy to help you! But also is trying to teach you some independence!).


That said, please email me whenever you are unsure of what's posted in Google Classroom or have further questions. I check email frequently and will respond within 24 hours during the week.


If you'd ever like to donate to my classroom or help with supplies, my wishlist is linked into a button to the left. Always trying to add to my classroom to add a little color and joy to lessons!