Welcome to 8th Grade English Homepage!
Tutoring is every Wednesday morning from 8am-8:30 (unless otherwise noted).
There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the classroom, or a student can email me, to let me know s/he will be attending.
Make-Up Tests are done the immediate week following the test during tutoring. Only the previous week can be made up, as we move on to the next level the following week.
If a student is absent on a day of test, or quiz, s/he must complete the Make-Up during the following tutoring day after returning from absence.
I meet the students at the back bus gate at 8am.
Advanced ELA and ELA students will be focusing on Writing and Reading Comprehension this quarter.
There will be two writing assignments this quarter.
Argument Paper (January)
Informative Paper [In collaboration with Science class] (February)
This quarter, students will be reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Throughout third quarter, students will be learning about structuring/writing Informative and Argumentative papers. They will learn how to construct an outline, research, cite information, and use MLA format.
Students will receive articles from which to locate key words, write outlines and summaries, and answer questions/discuss.
This quarter there will be Latin and spelling work with intent to understand the rules, and etymology, of words. Work on these subjects will be handed out on Mondays.
Spelling and Vocabulary Assessments will be on the following Fridays:
10 January 2020
17 January 2020
31 January 2020
7 February 2020
14 February 2020
28 February 2020
6 March 2020
Latin Assessment will be on the following Thursdays:
9 January 2020
16 January 2020
30 January 2020
6 February 2020
13 February 2020
27 February 2020
5 March 2020
Students will be learning about active and passive voice, along with the functions of certain sentence types. Students will continue to expand on their vocabulary and sentence writing skills through the writing of complex and compound sentences.
Students will work on sentence structures, grammar, outlines, and MLA format.
Students will also get a chance to write an article to be submitted to DC Magazine!