STAAR testing (2nd administration for reading and math, 1st administration for science and social studies) dominate this week. In between, we'll review for the ELAR Final Exam. Our annual good behavior reward trip is Friday, to Spare Time. Here's how it looks in calendar format:
We complete our study of S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders this week. Reflections will count as a quiz grade. Our final exam in ELAR 8 will cover The Outsiders. Here's how it pans out:
We begin our reading and study of S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders in earnest this week. Library day on Friday. Reflections due Thursday. Here's how it pans out:
Project week. Poetry projects are due at the end of class Wednesday. Grading rubric was handed out in class; if you need another copy, you may download it from last week's blog entry. Submissions that are not accompanied by the grading rubric automatically lose ten points. Poems are turned in, not presented. On Thursday, we'll begin our final novel unit: The Outsiders. Here's how the calendar looks:
With Monday's holiday and End of Year Screening tests, we have two days to kick off our next project: Write an original poem. We'll have two work days next week, and then we'll begin presentations. Here's how the week pans out:
Below is the link to the grading rubric for the original poetry project, due 25 April, 2018.
Pre-AP ELAR 8 Only: Below is the link to the grading rubric for your original sonnet project, due 25 April, 2018.
In this last week before STAAR testing for 8th Grade Reading, we'll read, consider, and discuss two short selections from the textbook. Test on Thursday. Friday is the district track meet.
PRE-AP: We'll continue our study of the novel The Pigman. Quiz #2 Wednesday; test for assessment grade on Friday.
Link for practice test is below. It will be active on Wednesday, 4 April, 2018.