ELA 8: Vocabulary

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8th Grade HW 11/01


New sentences for words Asylum-Repatriation

Read Inside Out & Back Again (180-197) – Record one entry in notes (How is Ha’s life inside out and back again?).


Complete new sentences for the rest of the vocabulary.

Inside Out & Back Again (197-217) – Record one entry in notes (How is Ha’s life inside out and back again?).


Journal one to eight sentences: Write about a rule at school or home that you don’t like.… Continue reading

8th Grade Homework 10/17

For each vocabulary word, use the word once in an original sentence.

Monday: words 1-4

Tuesday: words 5-9 & study for exam Wednesday

Thursday: words 10-13



  1. Refugee poem due 10/21
  2. Post Secrete project due 10/26



September Vocabulary 8th Grade

This is the vocabulary from the last week of September for future reference.

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ELA 8: Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary quizzes can come in the following format and/or a combination of formats:

  • Verbal: I say the word, you spell it
  • Matching: Match words to definitions/ synonyms
  • Synonym: I will provide the word, and you will provide a synonym, or vice versa

Week 10/5-10/9

Adamant- (adjective) refusing to be persuaded or to change one’s mind
Brazen- (adjective) bold and without shame
Candid- (adjective) truthful and straightforward; frank
Conventional- (adjective) based on or according to what is generally done or believed… Continue reading

ELA 702 and 8: Extra Credit

ELA 702 & 8 Extra Credit


Directions: Practice writing in cursive and revisit all the words that you learned this year in ELA. Please write all 250 words (up till this week’s 5/23-27) in cursive on a piece of paper and number the words. This is due by June 1, 2016.

Your words can be found here:

ELA 702: http://www.ps78.com/homeconnect/ela-702-vocabulary-words/

ELA 8: http://www.ps78.com/homeconnect/ela-8-vocabulary-words/

ELA 8: Argumentative Essay Outline

ELA 8: To Kill a Mockingbird Argumentative Essay Prompt & Outline

DUE: Friday, May 27, 2016

Prompt: Atticus says, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”(Ch.9, pg 76). Now that you have read the whole text, what do you think? Does it make sense for Atticus to take a stand to defend Tom Robinson? Give evidence from the text to support your thinking, and be sure… Continue reading

Open School Week 2015

Next week is OPEN SCHOOL WEEK. During this week you will have the opportunity to visit
your child’s classroom and see him/her at work. We hope that by your visit you will gain a
better understanding of your child’s school program.

We look forward to making OPEN SCHOOL WEEK at P.S./I.S. 78Q a positive experience for
students, parents and teachers.

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