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Language Arts 8

Instructor
Mrs. Bucklew
Terms
2018-19 Trimester 1
2018-19 Trimester 2
2018-19 Trimester 3
Department
Lang Arts
Description
 

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Complete in-class Unit 5 (adjectives and adverbs) grammar lessons started in class.

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Unit 5 Grammar (Adjectives and Adverbs) Test on Tuesday, 05/14

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Free-choice novel reading assessment.

Past Assignments

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave Test on Thursday, 3/28.
 
Students will check out a copy of the autobiography from the Miraleste library on Monday, 3/11.

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Unit 4: Pronouns grammar test is scheduled on Tuesday, 03/26.
 
 

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Unit 4: Pronouns grammar lessons (yellow) are due Tuesday, 03/26.

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400. This total may include pages read of Frederick Douglass' narrative.)

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Read Chapters 5-9 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Thursday, 3/21.
 
Answer the discussion questions on the handout delivered in class and attached below by Thursday, 03/21.
 

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Complete Unit 4 Grammar Lessons that are started in class as they are assigned.
 
Complete Lessons 25 and 26 by Friday, 03/15.
 
 

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Read Chapters 1-4 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave by Thursday, 3/14.
 
Students will check out the book from the Miraleste library on Monday, 3/11

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Novel Celebration on Thursday, 02/28
 
This is an assessment of your free-choice reading. You get to earn points writing about the book(s) you read during the second trimester!

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Trimester II Novel Reading Record (Yellow Log)
 
The yellow trimester reading log recording students' trimester reading and signed by a parent/guardian is due Tuesday, 02/26.

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

Due:

Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Finish the Study Sync assignments that students worked on in class on Friday and today:
 
  • Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
  • Dear Miss Breed (Be sure to follow the directions under the “Read” tab. Students are to highlight conflicts and responses to conflicts.)

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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No Vocabulary Check this week.
 
 

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Unit 3 Grammar Test
 
Review the following in the grammar packet:
 
  • transitive and intransitive verbs
  • linking verbs
  • predicate nouns and predicate adjectives
 

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Grammar Unit 3 Packet (Yellow) is due on Thursday, 1/31, before students take the unit test.

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"Thank you" Letter to the PTSA for the field trip is due tomorrow. Students should have typed the letter in class and need only to print it at home.

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Be prepared with questions for the class review of Unit 3 for the test on transitive and intransitive verbs, linking verbs, and predicate nouns and predicate adjectives.
 
The review sheet distributed and discussed in class today should provide practice.

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find during your free-choice novel reading!

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The Attic template should be completed by Friday, 01/18/19.
 
Directions: Put images (hand drawn or cut and pasted magazine images) you would take into hiding inside the "attic" and pictures of things you would miss outside of the "attic" while you are in hiding.

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Please return the signed field trip permission slip on, or before, Tuesday, 01/15/19.

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Students should complete Lesson 20 (present perfect tense and past perfect tense) of the Unit 3 yellow grammar packet by Tuesday, 01/15.

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Enjoy reading the novel(s) of your choice over the break!
 
The minimum requirement is that students read for 100 minutes weekly. This is only required for the week we return, but don't you want to read something interesting for fun and for your developing minds?
 
I can't wait to hear about your reading when we return from our break! I'm currently reading non-fiction about herniated discs and a young adult novel entitled,  Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. I just started it, but it is about a girl who has a learning disability. It's cool because it is from her perspective and it helps readers understand what it must feel like to struggle with learning and "doing school."

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Vocabulary Check
 
Record unfamiliar words you find while reading your free-choice novels!

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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The Book Thief core novel comprehensive TEST will occur on Tuesday, 12/18.

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"Movie Release Form" signed by a parent/guardian is due Tuesday, 12/18.

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Vocabulary Check
 
Students may record unfamiliar words from the required weekly reading of their free-choice novels or the core novel, The Book Thief.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part X of The Book Thief by Thursday, 12/13.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part IX (pp. 457 - 493) of The Book Thief by Tuesday, 12/11.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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Vocabulary Check
 
Students may record unfamiliar words from the required weekly reading of their free-choice novels or the core novel, The Book Thief.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part VIII (pp. 405 - 455) of The Book Thief by Thursday, 12/06.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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Complete Lesson 16 of grammar Unit 3 on linking verbs, predicate nouns and predicate adjectives by Thursday, 12/06.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part VII (pp. 351 - 403) of The Book Thief by Thursday, 12/04.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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Vocabulary Check

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part VI (pp. 307 - 350) of The Book Thief by Thursday, 11/29.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Part V (pp. 238 - 303) of The Book Thief by Tuesday, 11/27.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Parts III and IV (pp. 122 - 238) of The Book Thief by Friday, 11/16.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly language arts home reading expectation.

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NO vocabulary is due, Friday, 11/16.
 
The weekly vocabulary assignment will resume the first week of the second trimester, after the Thanksgiving break.

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Students should be prepared for a quiz on the assigned reading of The Book Thief.

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Return the parent/guardian signed, scored narrative essays on Thursday, 11/15.

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Yellow Reading Record due initialed by student's parent/guardian.

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Vocabulary is NOT due until the first week of the second trimester.

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The Book Thief assigned reading: students should read Parts I and II (pp. 1 - 122) of The Book Thief by Friday, 11/09.
 
Students may apply The Book Thief reading at home toward the weekly home reading expectation language arts.

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Writer's Notebook (the composition notebook) is due Friday, 11/09.
 
It should include the following:
  • a title page with the student's name, subject (ELA8), and period
  • at least two Monster novel quickwrites assigned in class
  • seven vocabulary assignments
  • the Novel Celebration, which will be completed in class on November 7.

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Novel Celebration #2 for Trimester I
 
Students should be prepared to write a response to questions regarding their free-choice reading in their Writer's Notebooks.

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check

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Unit 2: Nouns Grammar Test on Tuesday, 10/30.
 
Complete and study the lessons taught and assigned in class as they are covered during the week. They are in the yellow grammar packet and the unit covers nouns.

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Vocabulary Check

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

Due:

Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check

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Monster Novel Test
 
 

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check

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Novel Celebration!
 
Students will take a free-choice novel reading assessment, answering questions related to their free-choice novels.

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Vocabulary Check

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Grammar Unit 1 Test on Thursday, 09/20
 
Complete grammar lessons as they are assigned in class. This will be a valuable resource to refer to when students study for the test.

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Complete the Unit 1 Review grammar handout pp. 59-60, due 9/19

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

Due:

Vocabulary Check

Due:

Vocabulary Check

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Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

Due:

Due:

Students should be reading 100 minutes of their free-choice novels weekly.
 
(The minimum number of pages eighth graders are expected to read each trimester is 400.)

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Free-choice novel due in class.

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Please return the parent/guardian-signed Student Information and "Welcome to LA8" documents to class Friday, 8/24.