Misty Myers

8th Grade ELA Teacher

423-623-3811 ex. 237

Courses Taught:

English Language Arts 8



Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with K-8 Education - Carson Newman University - 2000

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Carson Newman University - 2002

Education Specialty in Administration & Supervision - Lincoln Memorial University - 2013



8th Grade ELA - White Pine School - 2000-2021

8th Grade ELA - Newport Grammar School - 2021-Present


About Mrs. Myers

I am so happy to be a part of the NGS Family.  I am married with two children and a dog.  We enjoy spending time together going on picnics, watching movies, and going out for ice cream!  I have been teaching 8th grade English Language Arts for many years.  My philosophy in education is "Love kids... and Teach kids!"  I want all students to work hard and prepare for lifelong learning.  I strive to create an environment where all students can be successful.

Stay in the Know

Upcoming Events:


2024-2025 School Year

-August 5 - Registration Day 8:00- 

       10:00 AM

-August 7 - 1st Full Day of School

-August 30 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-September 2 - No School

-October 4 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-October 7-11 - Fall Break

-October 18 - End of Nine Weeks

                        1:00 PM Dismissal

-November 5 - No School

-November 26 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-November 27-29 - No School

-December 20 - 10:00 AM Dismissal



Students & Parents should check Aspen weekly to see progress and assignments.  Grades are updated daily!


Homework Hotline:



Students have been encouraged to read/study for 20 minutes each night!

8th Grade Supply List


Students will be provided with the following:

  • Earbuds
  • Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Pencil Pouches
  • Dry Erase Marker

Students should purchase the following for use in each class:


  • 1-inch 3-Ring Binder
  • 5 Tab Dividers


  • 100 Page Composition book
  • Blue 2 Pocket Folder


  • 3-Ring Binder
  • 2 Packs of Tab Dividors


  • 2 inch Green 3-Ring Binder
  • Tab Dividers
  • 2 Pocket folder with Holes
  • Sticky Notes
  • Scotch Tape Refills
  • Ziplock bags

Additional Supplies for Use in All Classes:

  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Ink Pen
  • Notebook Paper

Please attempt to purchase the following REQUESTED items for homeroom:

  • Post It notes
  • Clorox wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Classroom hand sanitizer


Weekly Assignments

Have a great summer!

Summer Reading 2024:  Upcoming 8th Graders

Mrs. Myers

Choose TWO BOOKS from the lists below. (If you have another book you would like to read, please email me for approval before reading.  I will need the title, author, and what interests you about the book.)  For each selection, complete one of the attached options. (Options are attached to the Google Classroom assignment.  If you do not have access to Google Classroom, please email me.  I will email a copy to you.) Students should be prepared to take an AR test and answer oral questions about your selected books.


Please join my Summer Reading 2024 class on Google Classroom using this code -- e466gue        https://classroom.google.com


Students with limited internet access may complete assignments non digitally and turn them in the first week of school -- Monday, August 5, 2024.


Rewards for completing summer reading assignments include two ELA FREE 100's and a school-wide event such as a field trip.

Please email me if you have questions:  misty.myers@newportgrammar.org


Fiction Selections

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Al Capone Does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Bull Run by Paul Fleischman

Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloane

Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick

Flygirl by Sherri Smith

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

My Brother Sam is Dead by Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

That Was Then, This Is Now by S.E. Hinton

Zen and the Art of Faking It by Jorden Sonnenblick


Nonfiction Selections

Blizzard of Glass: the Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

Flying Higher: Women Airforce Service Pilots of WW II by Wanda Langley

Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman

Photo By Brady: A Picture of the Civil War by Jennifer Armstrong

The Plot to Kill Hitler by Patricia McCormick

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown

Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer


Classics: Free Digital Books (https://manybooks.net/titles.php)

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance by H. G. Wells

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

8th Grade Age Appropriate Content

Materials Provided to All Students



  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Nothing but the Truth by Avi
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • The Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich

Informational Texts

  • "Curtain Call" by Swin Cash
  • "So where are you from" by Naomi Sepiso
  • "A Night to Remember" by Walter Lord
  • Address to the Nation on the Explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger by Ronald Reagan
  • "The Other Animals" by Jack London

Literature Texts

  • "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe
  • "To Build a Fire" by Jack London
  • "Abuela Invents the Zero" by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros
  • from Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keys
  • "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato


  • "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
  • "I'm Nobody! Who are you?" by Emily Dickenson