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Liberty
Junior High School
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Ms. Fannin
8th Grade Language Arts
and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
efannin@nlsd122.org

Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts!

Course Overview

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. 

 

Assigned Novels/Plays

The Hunger Games

Hound of the Baskervilles

The Outsiders

The Diary of Anne Frank

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Assigned Writing

(Most topics students choose)

Explanatory essays

Argumentative essays

Narrative essays (Family Legend paper and Hero’s Journey papers)

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, March 20 =  Diary of Anne Frank, Act 1 quiz.  Read Act 2, Scenes 1 and 2.

Tuesday, March 21 = Diary of Anne Frank Act 2, scenes 3,4,5

Wednesday, March 22 = Anne Frank plot chart review / watch movie

Thursday, March 23 -  Anne Frank test / movie.

Friday, March 24 - Anne Frank movie