Mrs. Bender's Home Page

  • Welcome to ELA 8!   

    ELA Teacher

    Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10 AM - Noon and 12:30 PM - 2:50 PM (I will stream on my Office Hours Classroom if I am unavailable.)

    Team 8C   

     Chambersburg Trojans



Go, Trojans!

  •     The Class of 2025 rocks!       

    Please visit the Sapphire Community Portal and my Google Classroom Stream

    to view assignment and test dates.   

    **Please have everything you need for class with you!**      

    Knowledge is Power.


Helpful Links

  • **You should have received the code to my Google Classroom. My Google Meet link will be on your class's Google Classroom page. If you have any trouble entering my classroom, please email me, and I will help you! I'm looking forward to our new educational adventure! I hope you are, too!


    Need help studying your parts of speech? Visit   Grammar Gorillas    or   Grammar Games for punctuation and parts of speech practice!


    Need help studying your vocabulary words? You can use to help you study. It's free! You can also get the Quizlet app for your smartphone and study from anywhere!


Teaching Philosophy

  • My teaching philosophy is aligned with the CASD Mission Statement.
    The Chambersburg Area School District will partner with families and the community to prepare all students for success as responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

      Belief Statements

    • Student, family, school, and community share the responsibility and accountability for learning.
    • Every student deserves a well-rounded education with high academic standards.
    • Every student can be successful.
    • Every student learns differently.
    • Learning takes place best in a positive and safe environment.
    • Meaningful instruction has a real-world application.
    • Learning is lifelong.


    About Mrs. Bender 

    Mrs. Bender was born in Chambersburg and graduated from CASHS in 1991.  After high school she studied at Shippensburg University and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (with secondary certification) in 1995.  After a few years of substituting, she was hired by the Chambersburg Area School District and currently has 23 years of English classroom experience. In her spare time, Mrs. Bender enjoys reading, interior design, bird watching, and gardening.  She and her husband of 20 years also enjoy traveling and spending time with family, friends, and  O-ie, their cat.

Want to Order Books from Scholastic?

  • Scholastic Book Orders:

    Parents and students,

    If you are interested in ordering books from Scholastic, please use the link below, along with the activation code.

    When you place your order online, you'll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!

      Activation Code: H6M9L

    Mrs. Alexander takes care of our Scholastic Book Orders, so please look for her name.