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, 1/8 - Finish watching novel movie, begin Aimsweb testing
Tuesday, 1/9 - No Red Ink practice, Aimsweb testing
Wednesday, 1/10 - Aimsweb testing, Intro. to Verbs
Thursday, 1/11 - Verbs - Direct/Indirect Objects
Friday, 1/12 - Verbs - Predicate Noun/Predicate Adjectives
The Hound of the Baskervilles Audio
The Hunger Games Audio