Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 30

Research Paper Topics

For semester 2, we will be tackling our first formal research paper of the year. Lots of details are involved here, and students will be learning the intricacies of MLA style, formatting, etc. Some students and I briefly discussed some topics prior to Winter Break, and here are some of the acceptable research paper topics. …

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Dec 20

ARRG21 Project Featured on GCPS Blog!

The ARRG21 Project completed by the English 8 Honors classes is featured on Ms. Cantor’s blog this week! Blog Link

Dec 16

8A: December 16 – 20

The Hobbit Study Guide Monday, December 16 / D2 Review Ch. 16-17 Ch. 16-17 Quiz Reading comprehension practice and strategies HW: Read Ch. 16-17. Review The Hobbit Study Guide. Unit test on December 20. 15 points for AR due Dec. 19.   Thursday, December 19 / D1  Review The Hobbit Study Guide Unit test on The Hobbit …

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Dec 16

8H: December 16 – 20

Monday, December 16 / D2 MLA introduction (sample paper review) OWL expectations Independent Study Project Discussions Evaluate ARRG21 to find strengths/weaknesses Types of projects brainstorming HW: MLA Practice Handout   Tuesday, December 17 / D1 MLA Citation Practice Research paper analysis Research paper topic brainstorm & selection Independent Study Project Discussions Evaluate ARRG21 to find …

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Dec 13

The Hobbit Study Guide

The Hobbit Study Guide

Dec 09

8th Grade SOL Writing Prompts

As we rush closer to the second semester, the realization hits that the Writing SOL is not too far away. March may seem like a distant goal, but we all know how fast times goes after Winter Break. So, while we will be doing many of these writing prompts in class beginning MP3, I am …

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Dec 08

English 8: December 9 – 13

10 AR Points due Mon., December 16.  Test on A Christmas Carol Dec. 16 Monday, December 9 / D1 Portion 1 Subject / Verb Retake Review Stave 2 Stave 2 Quiz Read Stave 3: Spirit 2 HW: Complete Reading Passage #4   Tuesday, December 10 / D2 Portion 2 Subject / Verb Retake Continue Stave 3 Reading …

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Dec 08

8A: December 9 – 13

15 AR Points due Mon., December 16. Unit test on The Hobbit on December 19 (D1) & December 20 (D2).   Monday, December 9 / D1 Review Ch. 12-13 Ch. 12-13 Quiz Reading comprehension practice and strategies HW: Read Ch. 14-15. Prepare for quiz next class. 15 points for AR due Dec. 16.   Tuesday, December …

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Dec 08

8H: December 9 – 13

15 AR Points due Mon., December 16. Winter MAP testing: Day 1 – December 11 & Day 2 – December 12   Monday, December 9 / D1 Test on Treasure Island Reading Comprehension Practice & Strategies MLA expectations and sample paper HW: Review sample paper. AR Reading. 15 points due on Dec. 16   Tuesday, December …

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Dec 05

MAP Test Resources

Vocabulary  Glossary of MAP Terminology Fiction Comprehension Main Idea Movie from BrainPop Nonfiction Comprehension Model Test Passage General Materials Student reading passages arranged by numerical score MAP Test Tutorials

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