and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts!
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.
Units 1, 2, 4
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Independent Novel Study
1st and 2nd Trimester
Students choose their own novel to read independently and complete a project.
Grades are weighted as follows:
50% MP Unit tests, MP Selection Tests, Essays, Projects
30% Grammar tests / quizzes
20% Classwork / homework
Homework/Absent Work Policy
Absent work should be made up as soon as possible without penalty. Late work may be turned in for a 20% penalty up to the selection test / grammar test. After the test, I will no longer accept it.
Monday 12/2 - Sentence Structure Notes (new grammar packet), practice worksheets, finish Reader's Theater
Tuesday 12/3 - Diagram compound sentences, "Sentence Structure Practice 1" in Google Classroom
Wednesday 12/4 -Diagram opener, Subordinating Conjunction Song Time, Introduction to The Outsiders
Thursday 12/5 - Grammar openers (compound and simple sentences), novel packets, anticipatory guides, complete ink think in Google Classroom, begin reading novel (due Monday)
Friday 12/6 - Grammar notes: Comma rules, create Comma Rules posters