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8th Grade Language Arts

Thursday, May 17, 2018

May17

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

The students finished a writing assignment where they are compiling advice to leave for next year’s 8th graders in order to help them survive and thrive throughout their 8th grade year.

Homework:

The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May16

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

 

The students received a writing assignment that we are working on today and tomorrow. The students are compiling advice to leave for next year’s 8th graders in order to help them survive and thrive throughout their 8th grade year.

Homework:

  • Surviving & Thriving Rough Draft due tomorrow (letter, Top 10 List, or ABC’s of 8th Grade)
  • Surviving & Thriving – Have your newsletter paper ready to write the final copy of your assignment tomorrow.

 

 

Announcements:

The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May15

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

 

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

 

Homework:

Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

 

 

Announcements:

The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam
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Monday, May 14, 2018

May14

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

 

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

 

Announcements & Reminders:

  1. The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment: Tuesday, May 15th
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Thursday, May 10, 2018

May10

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events:Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

1st & 2nd Periods:

We continued Unit 4: The Challenge of Comedy today with lessons on using satire and irony. The students read the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by author O. Henry and located the different types of irony used as well as analyzed the author’s effectiveness in creating humor with irony.

Announcements:

  1. The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

2. SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

3. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

 

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

Announcements:

  1. The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

Study Guide 2018-23q15ot

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Friday, May 4th; Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May9

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

1st & 2nd Periods:

We continued Unit 4: The Challenge of Comedy today with a lesson on using satire and irony. The students analyzed satirical in print and non-print texts as well as learned about the three types of irony (verbal, situational, dramatic).

Announcements:

  1.  The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

2.  SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

3.  Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
  • 1st & 2nd Period – Updated Class dates: Friday, May 4th; Monday & Tuesday, May 7th-8thh, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

 

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

Today, the students took their SAT Volume/Unit 7 Quiz and spent the period preparing for their final exam by using their Keepers and Springboard text to prepare with their Final Exam Study Guide.

 

Announcements:

  1.  The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam.

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Friday, May 4th; Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

May8

All Classes:

I am attaching the letter that Dr. Brink sent home prior to spring break with important dates and events: Hello Students and Parents (003)-266jd54

 

 

1st & 2nd Periods:

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

Announcements:

  1.   The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam today.

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

2.  SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

 

3.  Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
  • 1st & 2nd Period – Updated Class dates: Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

 

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

We continued Unit 4: The Challenge of Comedy today with lessons on using satire and irony. The students read the short story “The Ransom of Red Chief” by author O. Henry and located the different types of irony used as well as analyzed the author’s effectiveness in creating humor with irony.

Homework:

SAT Volume/Unit 7 – Homework Assignment (Graphic Organizer or Notecards) and Quiz TOMORROW – Wednesday, May 9th

 

Announcements:

  1.  The students received the Study Guide for their Language Arts final exam today.

You may use your Keepers and Springboard textbook to prepare for the final exam. The final exam schedule is as follows:

  • 5/18 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams
  • 5/21 – 2nd an 7th Period Exams
  • 5/22 – 3rd Period Exam

 

2.  Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  •  Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
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Monday, May 7, 2018

May7

1st & 2nd Periods:

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

Homework: 6th Period ONLY – Read the text “Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past Tense from Language Programs” on page 285 in the Springboard text (you ripped this page out of your book) and complete the “Closing” activity on the handout we used in class.

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
  • 1st & 2nd Periods – Updated Class dates: Friday, May 4th; Monday & Tuesday, May 7th-8thh, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

We continued Unit 4: The Challenge of Comedy today with a lesson on using satire and irony. The students analyzed satirical in print and non-print texts as well as learned about the three types of irony (verbal, situational, dramatic).

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 – Homework Assignment (Graphic Organizer or Notecards) and Quiz – Wednesday, May 9th

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Friday, May 4th; Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
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Friday, May 4, 2018

May4

1st & 2nd Periods:

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
  • 1st & 2nd Period – Updated Class dates: Friday, May 4th; Monday & Tuesday, May 7th-8thh, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

The students spent the period today working on their Unit 4: Independent Novel Assignment.

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 – Homework Assignment (Graphic Organizer or Notecards) and Quiz – Wednesday, May 9th

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Friday, May 4th; Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
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Thursday, May 3, 2018

May3

1st & 2nd Periods:

Today, we finished our humorous writing project – Sell the Ridiculous! The students wrote an advertisement using propaganda and humor to sell a ridiculous/silly item of their choice. Students were given the choice of working independently or in groups of 2-3.

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 Project – Due Monday, May 14th. Make sure you electronically submit (via email or 365) or bring a flash drive to turn in any technological project.

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test
  • 1st & 2nd Period – Updated Class dates: Friday, May 4th; Monday & Tuesday, May 7th-8thh, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th

 

 

3rd, 6th, & 7th Periods:

Today, we finished our humorous writing project – Sell the Ridiculous! The students wrote an advertisement using propaganda and humor to sell a ridiculous/silly item of their choice. Students were given the choice of working independently or in groups of 2-3.

Announcements:

  1. SAT Volume/Unit 7 – Homework Assignment (Graphic Organizer or Notecards) and Quiz – Wednesday, May 9th

2. Unit 4 – Independent Novel Assignment that will focus around the unit theme of humor/comedy in writing.

Unit 4 – Humor Independent Novel Assignment-22bkbsf

  • Due at the start of class, Wednesday, May 16th
  • Class Periods to work on reading and assignment:
  • Friday, May 4th; Thursday, May 10th, Monday; May 14; Tuesday, May 15th
  • Ms. Inman has set aside novels in the Media Center.
  • You MUST choose a novel that is within your lexile range – you may NOT read anything that is significantly below your lexile. Use the RI score you received the last time you took the test.
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