Welcome to eighth grade English! I am Mrs. Davenport and I am happy to be working with eighth grade this year. I have been an English teacher for 23 years and have taught grades six through twelve. Most of my teaching experience was in Los Angeles, California but I have been here at Smithville for seven years. I attended college in California and have a Bachelor's Degree in English from San Jose State University and a Master's Degree in English Literature from California Polytechnic University Pomona.
Homework: We have one homework assignment per week, it is always assigned on Monday and due on Friday. Homework can be turned in any time during the week. Homework assignments and daily grades are 40% of the overall grade, tests and projects are 60% of the overall grade. Homework will be accepted late for 30% off the grade.