Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies Single Subject Engish Multiple Subject

Mrs. Sharon Matus

Welcome to English Language Arts (ELA) in room 402.  I am excited that you are a part of the eighth grade ELA classroom for the 2019-20 school year.  Our classroom is a place where we have the opportunity to develop our English language skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  We will develop these skills by reading and writing both fictional and informational texts, as well as by listening to and speaking about a variety of texts.  We will sharpen those skills by reviewing grammar, the building blocks of communication, as we apply standard rules to understand and discuss sentences, paragraphs, essays, short-storys, novels, dramatic plays, speeches, advertising, images and any other forms of communication that we encounter in our world.  I look forward to watching your progress in ELA as you explore, develop, practice and refine your communication skills both in and out of the classroom.  

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy reading novels and newspapers, creating vegetable and flower gardens for my family, spending time at the beach or on my bicycle.  


These words from Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader (1869 - 1948), will be a part of our first classroom discussion:  

Your thoughts become your words.

Your words become your actions.

Your actions become your habits.

Your habits become your character.

Your character becomes your destiny.