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Welcome to my website! My name is Miss Beck and I am one of the 8th grade ELA and 12th grade English 12 teachers!
I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelors degree in English. I also minored in German and Linguistics, so I am obsessed with language and literature and I love sharing that fascination with others.
Some of my favorite authors of all time are F. Scott Fitzgerald (best known for a little novel called The Great Gatsby), Harper Lee (best known for To Kill a Mockingbird), Amanda Lovelace (a poet who wrote an awesome collection called "The Princess Saves Herself in this One"), and Dr. Seuss (because who doesn't love a good motivational children's poet every now and then?).
If you're looking for homework assignments, please check the "8th Grade Homework" website, the homework section of this page, or check our Google Classroom site! (But you can always assume that IR reading will be your on-going assignment!)
I'm located in room 203 at BMS (and 206 at BHS for my seniors during period 10!), and my door is always open if you need to talk about anything English or SGA!
If you need to contact me outside of school, please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also always call my desk phone and leave a message if you need to! My number is 570-784-9100 x5203
by Laura Hillenbrand Year Published: 2010 by F. Scott Fitzgerald Year Published: 1925 5 out of 5 stars!
This book deals with life in NYC during the Roaring 20s. It's a story that follows a millionaire, Gatsby, and his neighbor, Nick Carraway as they navigate the American Dream and deal with failure.
by Amanda Lovelace Year Published: 2016 5 out of 5 stars!
This is a collection of poems that deal with heavy, but important topics, including cancer. It shares Amanda's perspective on these important topics.
by Harper Lee Year Published: 1960 5 out of 5 stars!
This is a story of a sleepy town in the south that follows the summers of a young girl, Scout Finch, her brother Jem, and their neighbor friend, Dill, as they explore and navigate a world that dealt with segregation and learning to stand up for their beliefs.
by R.J. Palacio Year Published: 2012 4 out of 5 stars!
This book covers a LOT of important topics, and I really enjoyed seeing several characters' perspectives, but some parts seemed like it was written for a younger age group.
Miss Beck's 2018-19 Q1 (FICTION) AR book
Book Level: 4.8