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Queen Latifiah is all about reading!

Queen Latifiah is all about books!

About Ms. Balentine

 Ms. Balentine has a B.S. in Secondary Education, Comprehensive English Journalism, and a M.A. in Literacy; Reading Specialist and ESL endorsed.  This is her tenth year with McMillan.  She teaches eighth grade language arts and teams with Mr. Smith while co-teaching with Mr. O'Donnell.  


Ms. Balentine's Expectations

 Ms. Balentine's 8th grade language arts classes will spend the first couple months focusing on writing along with learning vocabulary and grammar on a daily basis.  During the second semester, Ms. Balentine's language arts classes will study the Holocaust while reading The Diary of Anne Frank.   Mrs. Balentine's honors classes are reading individual novels dealing with the Holocaust.    The language arts students will have to complete a district grammar test. Mrs. Balentine's journalism club, held on Friday, will work on completing the yearbook.  The yearbooks should arrive in early May.


McWilliams is a reader, too!

McWilliams is a reader, too!