Misty Myers

8th Grade ELA Teacher

423-623-3811 ex. 237

Courses Taught:

English Language Arts 8

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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.

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Upcoming Events:


2023-2024 School Year

-December 13 - Movie in the Gym

-December 14 - Field Trip

-December 14 - Basketball


-December 15 - 10:00 AM Dismissal

-January 3 - Return to School

-January 4 - Pep Rally

-January 12 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-January 15-16 - No School

-January 19 - Report Cards

-January 23 - Field Trip

-February 14 - Progress Reports

-February 16 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-February 19 - No School

-February 27 - 8th Grade to CCHS

-March 5 - No School

-March 15 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

        End of 9-Weeks

-March 21 - High School Registration

-March 22 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-March 25-29 - Spring Break

-May 17 - 1:00 PM Dismissal

-May 24 - 10:00 AM Dismissal



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


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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
  • 1-inch 3-Ring Binder

Students should purchase the following for use in each class:

  • 3 - 1-inch 3-Ring Binders
  • 5 Tab Dividers
  • 8.5 X 11 Quad Ruled Graph Paper (100 Sheets)
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Notebook Paper

Please attempt to purchase the following REQUESTED items for homeroom:

  • Clorox wipes
  • Kleenex
  • Classroom hand sanitizer
  • Can of Lysol or other disinfectant spray


Weekly Assignments

December 11 - 15, 2023


Monday - "The Tell-Tale Heart" A Different Side of the Story Narrative Essay

Tuesday - "The Tell-Tale Heart" A Different Side of the Story Narrative Essay - Revision & Peer Review

Wednesday - Make Up Benchmarks & Narrative Essays

Thursday - Field Trip

Friday - 10:00 AM Dismissal

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