and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts!
Language Arts is a combination of reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Students will be assigned various types of literature throughout the year and have several opportunities to choose their own reading materials during Independent Reading. Students will also keep a comprehensive writing portfolio where they are allowed to make corrections to their papers for additional points.
The Hunger Games
Hound of the Baskervilles
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Most topics students choose)
Narrative essays (Family Legend paper and Hero’s Journey papers)
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.
Monday, October 2 = Compare/Contrast Essay editing. "Rites of Passage" #2 ink think (Google Classroom), discuss
Tuesday, October 3 = Compare/contrast essays due. Turn in process work. Concept Vocabulary pg 50, Read "Electric Boogaloo" and "Just Be Yourself" pg. 46-48, Complete Comprehension Check pg 49, Discuss
Wednesday, October 4 = Close Read "Boogaloo" "Be Yourself." Write letter to your younger self (Google Classroom)
Thursday, October 5 = Share letters. Convention Notes, pg. 52 and worksheet in packet, tone notes pg. 51, discuss chart
Friday, October 6 - Evidence logs "Electric Boogaloo" and "Just be Yourself." Concept Vocabulary pg 54, First read poems "Hanging Fire" and "Translating Granfather's House." Reading quiz on Tuesday.
The Hound of the Baskervilles Audio
The Hunger Games Audio