Mrs. Johns ELA Classes

Parents and Students, 

Welcome to your 8th Grade ELA or English 1 class at C.E. Williams! My name is Bonnie Johns. I am so glad to be beginning my 7th year at C.E. Williams!

Just a little about me:
I am from small-town North Carolina. I began my higher education journey by attending a small liberal arts college by the name of Lenoir-Rhyne. Here I received my Bachelor's Degree in English Education. I then attended Appalachian State University where I earned my Masters Degree in Reading Education. I have been in a variety of classrooms ranging from alternative settings, to high school, and now to C.E. My first several years at C.E. I served as the Master Reading Teacher, but made the change to ELA and English 1 several years ago. I also serve the school as the yearbook adviser and the ELA department lead. 

What you can expect:
I expect a lot from my students. As students prepare for high school next year, I feel that more and more of the responsibility for learning rests on student shoulders. This year, I will expect students to take responsibility for their work, good or bad, do their best, ask for help when needed, and take an interest in getting the most from their education.
I hope to challenge each of my students with the texts we read, the activities we complete in class, and the project sent home. Students can expect:
-Regular vocabulary assignments
-Individual Reading Assignments
-Writing assignments
-A supportive and encouraging environment
As parents, you can expect my support with your child's education and receptiveness to your concerns as we enter this new year. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Important information for this school year:

-We will work in Google Classroom a good bit. If you would like to receive updates on assignments and progress in google classroom, please send me your email address. Our class calendar can also be found on our Google Classroom. 

-Grades will always be available on Parent Portal. If you need assistance with Parent Portal, please contact the front office. 

-I will send out and other communications using You can find instructions to sign up on the class calendar and on google classroom.

-Please see the syllabus for information on grading scales and weights. This will be sent home this first day and is always available on the "About" page of google classroom.

-If your student is in need of extra help, I am available after school or during lunches on Tuesdays for SITOO. Students staying for after school tutoring will need to have a ride by 3:30 and let me know one day in advance. I am unable to stay after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns you may have about your student's progress in class. I am more than willing to work with you to help your student! 

Bonnie Johns, M.A. 
8th Grade ELA and English 1 Teacher
Yearbook Advisor
ELA Department Lead
(843) 763-1529