September 24th – 27th
Sep 24th, 2012 by admin

8th Grade Language Arts

Wednesday Post: 7th period’s Lit. Terms posters are due tomorrow, and 5th period’s Outsider Paper graphic organizer is due tomorrow.

Tuesday Post: 6th period’s Insider/Outsider pre-writing graphic organizer is due tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 26.

1. Today in periods 6, 5, 7, the new vocabulary words were introduced, and we accessed QUIZLET to practice the words. 

It is each student’s responsibility to ‘play the games’ on QUIZLET in preparation for the quiz.  We will review the words a couple times between Monday and Friday.

Here are the words: i. wither  ii. community   iii. malicious   iv. frenzy   v. wraith   vi. serene   vii. scuff   viii. sluggish   ix. sanctuary  x. tolerate  *xi. sustenance   *xii. terrapin   *xiii. judiciously   *xiv.  cumbersome  *xv. bravado

Vocab. Quiz Dates: 5, 6, 7  Friday, Sept. 28

2. We’re also working on a Literary Elements and Devices Poster.  Glue the definitions onto poster, matching them to their term.

Due: 6th  – Tuesday,  Sept. 25/     4th , 5th- Wednesday, Sept. 26/    7th-Thursday, Sept 27


September 10 -14
Sep 11th, 2012 by admin

1.  Continue creating your 20.  Here are the requirements: original design, 10 to 20 things you want to do in the next 20 years. accurate spelling, attractive presentation.

Due: 4, 6, 7 September 13 /  5th September 14

2. Vocabulary list 1 and Synonym Couplets.

i. swagger  ii. primly iii. scornful  iv. palsy  v. matronly  vi. wary  vii. lapsed  viii. plotting  ix. renounced  x. haggard

xi. cynical  xii. reformation  xiii. Braille  xiv. incredulous  xv. maneuver

Write a synonym couplet for words 1 through 10; plus, 11 through 15 for extra credit.

Synonym Couplets are made up of two lines.  The first line contains 3 or 4 synonyms  and the  vocab word. The second line tells more about the vocab word. The two lines have end rhyme.


Eerie, mysterious, scary

Ghost and goblins can marry.

Due: 4, 5, 7 September 17/  6 September 18

Writing for Publication

Students may be electronic device to class tomorrow to use for recording interviews.

September 5, 2012
Sep 5th, 2012 by admin

Wow, what a fast day—a great one too.  This year’s 8th graders are fun, smart, alert, engaged, and kind.  I sure am a lucky teacher.

Please have your supplies by Monday, Sept. 10.  Here’s the list: notebook for journal writing, binder, dividers (5 or 6), pencils & pens, pencil sharpener, and college-ruled line paper.

Complete the purple Student Information Form by tomorrow (classes 5 & 7).

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