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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mrs. Carroll
8th Grade Language Arts
and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
ecarroll@nlsd122.org

Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts!

Course Overview

Language Arts is a combination of reading, literary analysis, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.  Students will be assigned various types of literature which include both fiction and nonfiction. 

 Assigned Text

Pearson myPerspectives

Units 1-3

Assigned Novels/Plays

The Outsiders

The Diary of Anne Frank

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Assigned Writing

Explanatory essays

Argumentative essays

Narrative essays

Poetry

Grading

Grades are weighted as follows:

50% homework / classwork

50% test / quizzes

 Homework/Absent Work Policy

Students should make a concerted effort to complete homework assignments by the original due date so as not to fall behind in class. 

Weekly Agenda

 

Monday 12/3 - Sentence structure practice, Google Classroom, write subordinating conjunction songs

Tuesday 12/4 - Comma notes in packet, comma theme posters

Wednesday 12/5 - Finish comma theme posters, finish memorizing subordinating conjunction songs, grammar quiz tomorrow - study your packet!

Thursday 12/6 - Sing songs, take grammar quiz, intro. to The Outsiders

Friday 12/7 - Get packets and books, complete anticipation guide, begin reading chapters 1-3

 

Monday 12/10 - Discuss novel chapters 1-3, Read 4-6 for homework, close reading worksheet

Tuesday 12/11 - Draw characters

Wednesday 12/12 - Quiz 4-6, Read 7-8 and complete close reading for homework

Thursday 12/13 - Quiz 7-8, Read 9-10 and complete close reading for homework.

Friday 12/14 - Quiz 9-10, Read 11-12 and close reading for homework