Google Classroom

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: 8th Grade English Language Arts, Creative Writing

Students and parents,

With the new Chromebook addition to our class, many of our assignments will now be submitted via Google Classroom. All students will know how to login to this website.

Google Classroom gives us the opportunity to improve our technological skills as well as our peer editing. If you have a concern about an assignment, refer to the Classroom first, but if it is not there, feel free to email me anytime at duflores@wsd.net.

I will still update my grades via portal and this blog when necessary. So, good luck and happy learning!

Allegorical Poem

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: Creative Writing

Poetry Assignment
The above link provides directions for a poem that you will create. The due date is 3/13/2017.

Pizza Making Robot Questions

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: 8th Grade English Language Arts

The following are questions that need to be turned in to me the next time you come to class (a link to the article is below):

1. What is the central idea of the text in your own words?
2. Which sentence best reflects the central idea of the article?
3. Write what figurative language is being used in the following passage and explain how you know: The ultimate goal, says Collins, is to become the “Amazon of food delivery.”
4. Write 5 minute paragraph describing what you’d want a robot for. Include figurative language and a personal experience in the paragraph.

pizza making robot

Symbolism and Theme

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: Creative Writing

This week we have focused our learning on symbolism and its relationship to theme. We have watched videos (see links below), held a class discussion and wrote a 1-2 page story that contains symbolism for the motif of love.

Symbolism
Theme

The Medicine Bag

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: 8th Grade English Language Arts

The Medicine Bag Online Story

The above link is the full version of “The Medicine Bag” by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. Read it and answer the questions in the attached handout below.

The Medicine Bag

Rites of Passage

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: 8th Grade English Language Arts

In class today we had a discussion on rites of passage and milestones in one’s life. All students completed their Academic Vocabulary handout in class and answered the prompts on the back. The prompts were based off of the “Red Roses”, “Graduation” by Kid President, and the class discussion on rites of passage.

In order to move forward in this unit, you must complete the prompts!

Below are the questions we discussed in class and answered on the back of the vocab handout:

1. Summarize the story using all of the vocab words.

2. The path to growing up is lined with milestones; some are universal, but others are meaningful only to you. What milestone has held the most significance for you or for a person you know well? (answer in a paragraph that explains what the milestone was and how it changed your life or the life of the person you know well)

3. Think back on the short story “Red Roses”, how could this have been a milestone for the narrator? (answer using quotes to back up your claim)

4. How could this have been a milestone for Derek? (answer using quotes to back up your claim)

MobyMax Reading Skills Informative Assessment

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: 8th Grade English Language Arts

This month’s MobyMax is going to focus on Reading Skills Informative. To start, each student needs to take the assessment located in the “Test” icon on your MobyMax page. Answer all 26 question by Monday (Feb. 13th).

February Reading Madness Month

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: Creative Writing

FEBRUARY RAZORBACK READING MADNESS LOG
RAZORBACK WRITING CONTEST

The above links show some extra credit opportunities you will have if you participate in Feb’s Reading Madness Month. If you have questions, ask me for more details.

Wild West

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: Creative Writing

As students finish their Survival Story, we will be moving on to our next big story assignment: The Wild West. Attached you will find the grading rubric alongside directions for the activity.

As always, feel free to email me at duflores@wsd.net if you have any questions or concerns.

The Wild West Rubric

Survival Story

Posted By: duflores  //  Category: Creative Writing

The Survival Story is due 2/3. It needs to be typed on Google Docs and shared with me at duflores@wsd.net.

Click on the link below for ideas:

Survival Story

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