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ELA 8: Dec. 11th – 15th

Monday, 12/11

Students had approximately 10 minutes to study before completing our FINAL Roots Quiz (50 pts – GOLD).

Students picked up a copy of the SVA Final Test Review to work on after the quiz. The FINAL Subject-Verb Agreement Test (100 pts – GOLD) is tomorrow. Click here to check your answers.

Homework: Study, study, study! 

Tuesday, 12/12

We briefly reviewed the SVA Final Test Review Key together as a class before completing our FINAL Subject-Verb Agreement Test (100 pts – GOLD).

Homework: None 🙂

Wednesday, 12/13

We watched a film-adaptation of another one of my favorite books, Inkheart. Students who were missing gold or silver assignments had the opportunity to make those up today.

Thursday, 12/14

I handed back our final two graded assignments – Subject-Verb Agreement Test (gold) & Final Roots Quiz (gold).

We watched a film-adaptation of another one of my favorite books, Inkheart. Students who were missing gold or silver assignments had the opportunity to make those up today.

Friday, 12/15 (Dismiss at 1:00)

I hope you have a fantastic break.
Enjoy your time with family and friends!
I will see you all in 2018!

ADV 8: Dec. 11th – 15th

Monday, 12/11

Students had approximately 10 minutes to study before completing our FINAL Roots Quiz (55 pts – GOLD).

I briefly introduced our final project for And Then There Were NoneSoldier Island Cemetery before students listed their TOP 5 characters from the novel on an index card. These lists will be used to assign each student a character for the project. I will give out more detailed information tomorrow.

Finally, we began listening to the audiobook recording of the “Manuscript” chapter from the novel. If you stopped reading at Chapter 16, you are missing out! I promise…you don’t want to miss the real end of the story.

Homework: Please, please, please….finish reading the novel (including the “Epilogue” and the “Manuscript”). These two chapters are vital to understanding Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery masterpiece. <One bonus point to the first student to tell me IN PERSON the literary technique I used in that last sentence. Offer expires 12/12/17.>

Tuesday, 12/12

We started our final gold project for And Then There Were None.

  • We moved into new small groups based on the character assignments for this project. See yesterday’s post for details.
  • I introduced the gold ATTWN Soldier Island Cemetery Project
    • Rough Drafts will be due at the end of class Wednesday, December 13th, and must be completed on a single sheet of loose leaf paper. Here is an example:
    • Final Drafts will be due at the end of class on Thursday, December 14th and must be completed on the tombstone template I have provided.
    • The student with the best tombstone for his/her character will earn a spot in the “official” Soldier Island Cemetery on the 8th grade hallway.
      • Each winner will earn up to 3 bonus points.
      • I will not give a score of above 100% on this project.
  • Students selected their preferred tombstone template. I will have ONE copy ready for you tomorrow.
    • Feel free to print out a copy  of your tombstone at home if you are worried you will mess up on the one I give you.
    • I will not make extra copies. 

Tomorrow, we will spend the entire class period working on our rough drafts, which will be due at the end of class.

Homework: Start thinking about your project. Have some ideas (epitaph, image, evidence, etc.) ready to go when you walk in.

Wednesday, 12/13

And Then There Were None Project Work Day.

Rough Drafts must be turned in before the end of the school day. I will review your work and give you helpful feedback to improve your project. We will have the entire class period tomorrow to complete your final draft.

Homework: None 🙂

Thursday, 12/14

And Then There Were None Project Work Day.

Final Drafts must be turned in (along with the orange ATTWN Soldier Island Cemetery Projectt Sheet) by the end of the school day.

Homework: None 🙂

Friday, 12/15 (Dismiss at 1:00)

I hope you have a fantastic break.
Enjoy your time with family and friends!
I will see you all in 2018! 😀