ELA 8: Updates

Updates in the 8 classroom!


ELA Personal Narratives Rubric

Hello 8th Grade! Here is the rubric that I passed out in class today. Please view the full PDF to see how you will be graded. After round two of sharing and drafting, your final drafts will be due next Wednesday, October 31st. The drafts must be typed, with a heading and title. Please see me if you don not have access to a printer.


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High School Application Process Parent Workshop

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New School Year

2018-2019 School Year Starts Here

8th Grade Persuasive arguments and recipe handouts

Hello 8th Grade,

Some of you requested that I post the persuasive writing techniques handout to help you add a persuasive argument to your recipes. Here it is! I’m also uploading the planner that I made to help you get started with your recipes. Please turn in your planner when you present this Friday.


Recipe presentations due Friday, 5/25.

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8th Grade Race and Bias Link

Hello everyone. Here is the link to the NY Times page that we will use to explore today’s concepts of identity, race, and bias.




The Moustache link for 8th Grade

The Moustache story link:


New School Year

2017-2018 School Year Starts Here


8th Grade 3/15

802 –  Write down two allusions based on modern examples.

DUE FRIDAY: Complete your Argumentative Planner in the workbook (pages 136-137).

8th grade mini-essay assignment: To Kill a Mockingbird

For this month’s writing assignment, we will work on a mini writing assignment. For options 9 or 10 you will write an analytical, or explanatory essay that answers one of the prompts from the webpage below. For full credit, your writing should make a claim, have compelling language, use at least four pieces of textual evidence, and be at least four paragraphs long with each paragraph having a focus statement. This will be worth 40… Continue reading

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