Last modified May 9

Social Studies, Language, and Reading

  • 8th Grade
Hi everyone! I have been teaching for the past ten years, the last eight of them at St. John's. I absolutely love teaching here and feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful school and community. I feel at home in a Catholic school and sharing my faith with the students and within my content areas. I teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade social studies as well as eighth grade English and reading. These are my favorite subjects to teach because I love stories, especially about the past. In addition, I'm responsible for coaching our Forensic team. During my free time, I like to spend time reading, shopping, and being with family and friends, especially my adorable dog Lucy. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelsen Mandela
Abbie Withbroe

8th Grade Social Studies:

Current Unit of Study

Chapter 27 World War II

Students will be studying  World War II next.  This year, our study of the war will focus on America’s involvement, as well as the specifics of the war itself.  We will spend extra time this year looking at the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, and the decision to drop the atomic bomb.

Upcoming Due Dates:

  • Periodic homework assignments will be given.
  • Test is scheduled for Thursday, May 16! Note cards will also be due at this time.

Link to Social Studies Course Syllabus: click here

8th Grade Language Arts

Current Unit of Study:

Author Purpose (Writing)

We will be writing about the author’s purpose after we finish the Holocaust memoir Ragdolls.

Upcoming Due Dates:

  • None at this time.


8th Grade Reading:

 Current Unit of Study:

Ragdolls (Novel study)

Our final novel study of the year will be using the Holocaust memoir Ragdolls as a text.

 Upcoming Due Dates:

  • Almost Daily: Reading of Ragdolls with chapter questions
  • Due May 28th: Trimester 3 Book Test! (available on Google Classroom)

Link to Language and Reading Course Syllabus: click here