Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree: English & Secondary Education Certification: English Language Arts (6-12) with advanced standing

Mrs. Houtenville (Zippo)

2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR!

Welcome to 8th grade English Language Arts! You might know me as Miss Zippo, but I have a new last name this year :-) This is going to be your BEST year of middle school. I know we will have many opportunities to learn, share, connect, and create meaningful relationships. I am greatly looking forward to working with you this year and cannot wait to get started! This year, we will be combing reading comprehension with grammar and writing skills. There will be several short stories, playwrights, poems, and novels. We will also read several nonfiction texts that supplement our regular readings. Our goal for the year is to use our newly developed writing skills to interpret and analyze literature. The year will be broken down into separate “units" that we will focus on.