November 5 – 9

Please make sure that all STUDY ISLAND assignments and other assignments have been completed. Progress Reports are scheduled for November 16th.

Monday – Friday

  • Write Introduction, body, and conclusion of Compare/Contrast essay.
  • Type and print  Compare/Contrast Essay’s final draft 
  • Ask another student, parent, or someone older to help in the process of editing and revising your essay
  • Make revisions to the typed paper in Microsoft 365 
  • Print last draft with corrected revisions

September 9 -14

Parents and Students;

Great Job this week working in groups on  your Jigsaw and Flipgrid activity!!!!!

Students, please make sure that you practice and demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE in and out of the classroom. Your next Reading Counts quiz  is September 18. You should be reading each and every day to ensure that you will be able to meet your Reading Counts commitment.

Check Parent/Vue or Student / Vue to keep with your grades. Do not wait until the last day to turn in missing assignments due to absences.

This Week in ELA:

Monday: Students read and paraphrased an assigned section of the “The Odyssey.”

Tuesday: Students worked in groups on their assigned section of “The Odyssey” to analyze the text for: Vocabulary and figurative language, Characterization, Stage of the Hero’s Journey, Illustration, and Plot.

Wednesday and Thursday: Students presented their analysis of their section on Flipgrid. The analysis and findings had to be supported with specific evidence from the text.

Friday: Self Assessment of the presentation using presentation rubric.

Students will also review this weeks grammar focus: subjects, verbs, and direct objects.

 

September 4 – 7

Parents and Students;

Students, please make sure that you practice and demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE in and out of the classroom. Your next Reading Counts quiz  is September 18. You should be reading each and every day to ensure that you will be able to meet your Reading Counts commitment.

Check Parent/Vue or Student / Vue to keep with your grades. Do not wait until the last day to turn in missing assignments due to absences.

This week in ELA:

Monday – Holiday

Tuesday – “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” Constructed and Extended Response

Wednesday – “The Drummer Boy” Selection test

Thursday  – Cobb County Touchstone test

Friday – Grammar Day

 

August 20 – 24

Parents and Students;

Students, please make sure that you practice and demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE in and out of the classroom. Your next Reading Counts quiz  is September 18. You should be reading each and every day to ensure that you will be able to meet your Reading Counts commitment.

Check Parent/Vue or Student / Vue to keep with your grades. Do not wait until the last day to turn in missing assignments due to absences.

This Week In ELA :

Monday: Students continued to view and analyze “Big Hero Six.” (stages of the hero’s journey, plot).

Tuesday: Completed Plot analysis of “Big Hero Six” and compared the plot structure to the stages of the hero’s journey.

Wednesday: Viewed, analyzed and developed claim to justify the stage of the hero’s journey the pictures presented in class represented.

Thursday: Reviewed imagery and analyze imagery and theme in the poem “Ithaka.”

Friday: Revised poem by substituting different points of view and imagery.

August 6 – 10

Parents and Students;

Students please make sure that you practice and demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE in and out of the classroom. Your first Reading Counts quiz  is August 18. You should be reading each and every day to ensure that you will be able to meet your Reading Counts commitment.

This week in ELA:

Monday: Distributed textbooks, Scavenger Hunt and classroom rules were completed.

Tuesday: Reviewed and established classroom rules, completed Writing pretest.

Wednesday: Corrected Writing pretest, reviewed writing strategy for constructed responses.

Thursday: Quickwrite on Habits and the completion of the constructed response.

Friday: Unit 1 Vocabulary pretest.

August 1, 2018

Students and Parents:

Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts. I am excited to have you as a student this year. Thank you to those students and parents that were able to attend “Meet and Greet.”I hope to work with you as a partner in a positive learning experience. Parents, when possible, please check Synergy for grades each week and help your student to stay organized.  Also, please monitor your student’s reading and homework each night to ensure success.

Read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your first quiz will be on August 17. 

This week we will discuss your classroom expectations and your syllabus. You will also begin your first writing assignment.

The most important information to remember is to demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE at all times and to remain focus this year by being organized and responsible.

Supplies to have for class starting on Monday.

  • Blue or black ink pen
  • highlighters
  • Binder
  • Lined Notebook paper
  • Dividers

Remember to Be Prepared, Be Polite, Be Productive.