Mrs. Shawna Taitano- 8th Grade Homeroom

Jr. High Teacher



Book Projects_2015 (Click Link – List of Projects and Expectation of Completed Projects)

Recommended Reading List – Students must pick 5 books to read throughout the school year (Click Link)

There will be a total of 3 Response to Literature writings due on 3 of the novel from the recommended list.

SPACS Jr High Reading List


Lexile Reading Expectations

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Expected Lexile #


665L to 1000L


735L to 1065L


805L to 1100L


855L to 1165L


905L to 1195L

11 and 12

940L to 1210L

Click Link Below For Miss Jones’ Class Page

Click Link Below For 6th Grade’s Class Page


I love being in a Catholic environment and growing in my faith. I have been teaching for ten years at St. Peter’s. I graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in English. I then attended California State University, Long Beach where I received a master’s degree in English. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential.