Sept. 17 – 21

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English 8

Monday

  • Distribute Article of the Week: See Article of the Week Page of this blog if you need a new copy
  • Grammar Notes: Copy them from a neighbor in class if you miss this day
  • Grammar WS: Week 2 – Sub and Ob Pronouns, Antecedents

Tuesday

  • Writing Prompt #3: There are many different modes of transportation: airplane, car, buses, train, and foot— just to name a few.  Which mode of transportation do you feel is the safest and best way to travel? Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sides of the issue, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • The Giver

Wednesday

  • Grammar quiz in class
  • The Giver

Thursday

  • Writing Prompt #4: Baseball is called “America’s Pastime”. Think about other sports you know and love. Would any of these sports be a better national sport? Explain why. Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sides of the issue, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • The Giver

Friday

  • Article of the Week due
  • Choose one of the three writing prompts from the past two weeks, finalize it, and submit it on canvas.
  • The Giver

 

Honors 7

Monday

  • Distribute Article of the Week: See Article of the Week Page of this blog if you need a new copy
  • Grammar Notes: Copy them from a neighbor in class if you miss this day
  • Grammar WS: Week 2 – Verbs

Tuesday

  • Smiley Face Trick 6: 6-Humor
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Choose one response you made for any of the smiley face tricks. Expand it into a one page story with at least 3 smiley face tricks highlighted.

Friday

  • Article of the Week due
  • Finish one page essay from yesterday
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die

 

Reading Tests

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TAKE ONLY THE TESTS FOR YOUR GRADE

You need to take all three and in order.

 

8th Grade Tests

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7th Grade Tests

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Sept. 10 – 14

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English 8

Monday:

  • Vocab List 2 distributed (Due Friday)
  • Grammar Notes: Copy them from a neighbor in class if you miss this day

Tuesday

  • Writing Prompt 1: Think about inventions that have affected our lives. Select one invention and write to explain why this invention has been good or bad for society. Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sides of the issue, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • The Giver

Wednesday

  • Grammar Quiz in class
  • Reading Pre-test

Thursday

  • Writing Prompt 2: Most of us have all our senses: sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Which of your senses would be the most difficult to live without?  Write about how it would be most difficult to live without this sense. Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sides of the issue, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • The Giver

Friday

  • Vocab Week 2 HW due
  • Vocab Test 2
  • The Giver

 

Honors 7

Monday:

  • Vocab List 2 distributed (Due Friday)
  • Grammar Notes: Copy them from a neighbor in class if you miss this day

Tuesday

  • Smiley Face Trick #2 WS: 2-Figurative Language
  • Smiley Face Trick #2 Prompt: There is a glass scratching sound on your house’s windows, and you get up out of bed to check it out. You look toward the windows and don’t see anything. All of a sudden, the glass breaks and something jumps in! What is it and what do you do next?
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die

Wednesday

  • Grammar Quiz in class
  • Smiley Face Trick #3 WS: 3-Specific Details
  • Smiley Face Trick #3 Prompt: Think back to an event with your family from your childhood. Write a scene between you and a parent or sibling and try to piece together the whole event.
  • Reading Pre-test

Thursday

  • Smiley Face Trick #4 WS: 4-Repetition for Effect
  • Smiley Face Trick #4 Prompt: You have been given the position of a jobber in the WWE (professional wrestling). What is a jobber? A wrestler who goes out there to lose to the big stars so the audience is happy. How do you deal with going in, losing, and collecting your paycheck just to lose again? Talk about a week in the life of your jobber career.
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die

Friday

  • Vocab Week 2 HW due
  • Vocab Test 2
  • Smiley Face Trick #5 WS: 5-Expanded Moment
  • Smiley Face Trick #5 Prompt: It’s hot. Sticky hot. You are sitting in your house or apartment with broken air conditioning and an outside temperature of 100 degrees F. Describe your day.

Sep. 3 – 7

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English 8

Monday:

  • NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

  • Distribute Article of the Week: See Article of the Week Page of this blog if you need a new copy
  • Writing Prompt #2: Identify an activity, such as a hobby, pastime or sport, you enjoy or do well.  Explain what you do and why you chose that activity. Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • Start The Giver

Wednesday

  • The Giver

Thursday

  • Writing Prompt #3: Music is a part of every culture and plays different roles in people’s lives.  Tell how music plays a role in your culture and/or in your own life.  Discuss different types of music and how they are used for different things. Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.  
  • Reading activity in class

Friday

  • Article of the Week due
  • Choose one of the three writing prompts from the past two weeks, finalize it, and submit it on canvas.

 

Honors 7

Monday:

  • NO SCHOOL

Tuesday

  • Distribute Article of the Week: See Article of the Week Page of this blog if you need a new copy
  • Six Traits of Writing Notes: The Write Traits Introduction
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die

Wednesday

  • A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Edit letter you wrote last week for the six traits

Thursday

  • Discuss Smiley Face Tricks–See me
  • Reading activity in class

Friday

  • Article of the Week due
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Smiley Face Trick #1: 1-Magic 3

Aug. 27 – 31

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English 8

Monday:

  • Vocab List 1 distributed (Due Friday)
  • Figurative Language Pre-test

Tuesday

  • Composition Notebooks handed in
  • Writing Pre-test

Wednesday

  • Grammar Pre-test
  • Library

Thursday

  • Writing Prompt 1:What three words best describe you?Write an introduction paragraph for an essay on this prompt including a hook, the question, two sentences of background information, a lead, and a thesis.
  • Novel Introduction

Friday

 

Honors 7

Monday:

  • Vocab List 1 distributed (Due Friday)
  • Paragraph Writing Review

Tuesday

  • Composition Notebooks handed in
  • Novel Introduction

Wednesday

  • Grammar Pre-test
  • Library

Thursday

Friday

  • Vocab Week 1 HW due
  • Vocab Test 1
  • Spelling WS 1: See me for a copy

MyConnect

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MyConnect

This is a text and email-based remind system. Emails associated with the class rolls are automatically enrolled. If you wish to have your phone number enrolled as well, choose the correct class below and follow instructions. There are email instructions too if parents want to add their email to the list.

 

 

English 8th 

3rd Period:

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster83   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster83   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

 

5th Period:

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster85   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster85   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

 

6th Period:

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster86   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster86   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

 

7th Period:

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster87   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster87   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

 

English Honors 7th

1st Period: 

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster71   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster71   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

 

4th Period: 

To receive texts: Text   JOIN @403ster74   to 70288

To receive emails: Email   JOIN @403ster74   (on first line in email body) to MyConnect@wsd.net

English 8 and English 7 Honors—Required Supplies

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  1. Several pencils
  2. RED, BLUE, or BLACK pen
  3. At least TWO different colored highlighters or colored pencils
  4. Pocket Folder used only for English
  5. A spiral-bound notebook for assignments (Paper will be required almost every day)
  6. A composition notebook for notes and warmups

 

 

Welcome Back

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Welcome back students!

I am happy to welcome you to my class this year. I love English so much, and I hope that no matter how much you currently like (or don’t like) English, I can help you love it more. My blog is broken down into pages. You can find vocabulary lists and articles here as well as notes on grammar to give you extra help as needed.

Please read the disclosure under the disclosure tab on this page. Make sure you click the correct one based on whether you are in my English 8 or English 7 Honors class. One of you parents needs to read it too. Then have your parent click on the link to electronically sign the disclosure statement. That means your disclosure is signed. You don’t even have to print it out or email me. I receive automatic confirmation.

 

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