This week is dominated by Benchmark (Practice STAAR) Testing. Eighth grade College and Career Field trip goes on Tuesday. Library Day on Friday. Here's how it looks:
After MLK Day on Monday, we'll finish up this round of grammar. Then, we transition to arguments and persuasion. Our JMS UIL Academic competition is Friday (an early release day), and many students will be completing events during the week. Here's how it looks in calendar format:
Take the Grammar Quiz from the link above. At the end of class Wednesday, I'll record the highest grade you have achieved. The test will send you feedback each time you take it.
Welcome to ELAR in 2019. In this short week back, we'll examine a short work of fiction titled "The Great Rat Hunt" from the textbook. Open Book Quiz on Friday. Below is how it looks in calendar format; resources are below the calendar.
This week revolves around mid-term exams, with exam days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Exam classes last for an hour and 40 minutes, each. Monday we'll continue our review. Link to the review has been posted since last week; students can complete the review as many times as they like. Thursday of this week is a whole day of fun crammed into half a day, with early release at 1:05 p.m. Friday begins the Christmas Break. Here's how it looks in calendar format:
Open-book quiz on the play "Anne Frank is due on Monday. Link to the test is in Google Classroom. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we'll explore the movie "The Diary of Anne Frank." It's a 1959 movie based on the play. On Friday, we'll begin our Mid-Term review. Here's how it looks on the calendar.
This week, we begin considering the story of Anne Frank. We'll explore her story through various accounts and mediums, including documentary film, an historical fiction film, a first-person written account, and a third-person written account. Here's how it looks in calendar format:
This week after Thanksgiving, ELAR 8 will read one work of fiction and one nonfiction work on the Civil War. In Pre-AP ELAR 8, we'll complete our study of the novel Twisted. Resources for ELAR 8 are below. Resources for Twisted are on the Twisted webpage. Here's how it looks day by day:
Pre-AP ELAR 8
For ELAR 8 this week, we delve back into expository writing, including interpreting graphics and charts as part of an informational text. In Pre-AP ELAR 8, we'll continue our study of the novel Twisted, with students reading from their Kindles. We end the week with the beginning of Thanksgiving Break. Here's how it looks:
"Odd Couples": Text pages and link to Open Book Quiz
Pre-AP ELAR 8