ELA 8: Updates

Updates in the 8 classroom!

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.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/learning/lesson-plans/25-mini-films-for-exploring-race-bias-and-identity-with-students.html

 

The Moustache link for 8th Grade

The Moustache story link:

http://pvaparisi.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/50345180/The%20Moustache%20by%20Robert%20Cormier%20text.pdf

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

8th Grade Classwork

These are the short stories we will be using in class this week.

The Treasure In the Forest:

https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-treasure-in-the-forest

 

The Emperor’s New Clothes

https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-emperor-s-new-clothes

 

The Fly

https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-fly

 

The Gift of the Magi

https://www.commonlit.org/texts/the-gift-of-the-magi

Classwork

Use the following link for classwork.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm

8th Grade HW Update

New Homework: Finish reading up to page 260 in the novel. Add one entry to your notes. (How is Ha a dynamic character? How is her life inside out and/or back again?)

!Update! For those students not in class, today we worked on pages 74 – 75 and we created questions about the novel and the text from page 71 using DOK (depth of knowledge) question stems.

 

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8th grade mini-presentation

Here is a sample presentation for our grammar rules assessment.

semicolon_grammarproject