Phone: 610-237-6425 x4323


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in English, Widener University PA Certification English 7-12 MSEd, Widener University Reading Specialist Certification

Mrs. Jennifer Olivieri

Welcome to eighth grade ELA! 

This is my fifteenth year at Norwood School and I'm so glad to be here sharing what I know with all of my students. Norwood School is a great place to be and the Interboro community is an amazing place to work! 

We'll be using Collections as our main source of literature and nonfiction this year, as well as some drama and poetry. Students will be learning and practicing close reading skills such as highlighting, rephrasing, making margin notes, and most importantly, reading the same text multiple times. In workbooks and on handout articles, students are encouraged to use highlighters, pens, and pencils to mark the text and note any questions they have while reading so they can be asked and answered in class. Our entire textbook is available online at - all students have a login name and password - and the online tools allow for text annotation and close reading while online as well. 

I look forward to seeing my students' growth and gains throughout the year, academically and personally, as they prepare for high school. 

You can reach me via email with any questions or concerns you might have at


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