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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 10/29 - Diagramming Opener, Discuss "Setting Sun" plot chart, get packets, convention notes page 74, complete POV worksheets and verb mood.

Tuesday 10/30 - Read "The Tell-Tale Heart,"  top-hat organizer print vs. video

Wednesday 10/31 - Internet Safety curriculum

Thursday 11/1 - Diagramming opener, check POV and verb mood wksheets, Google assignment "Verb Moods #2," small groups - complete vocabulary worksheets

Friday 11/2 - Check vocab wksheets, complete evidence log, "Rolling World" quiz, diagramming practice