Language Arts Grade 8 (Writing Center) School Year: 2014-2015
Please note: Students should check in with the teacher the following day after an absence in order to gather any missed classwork. If a student, who was absent for a period of time, is unable to make-up missed work during the school day, then it will be assigned for homework. Of course, an extension will be given as needed in order to successfully complete any missed assignments.
In addition, students have been informed about the importance of staying focused during class. Students will have a menu of tasks each day, which will include independent work time. If a student uses his/her class time wisely, then he/she will have a minimal amount of homework when it is assigned.
Monday 1/26/15--The following two assignments are due on Wednesday. Complete both assignments in the google drive. Be sure to click on LA 8 folder before create your documents.
Spelling Homework: Create a Chart: Spelling, Part of Speech, Definition, Synonym, Antonym
8 words for the chart: inscribe, preservation, elated, vitality, revival, aspiration, moral, morale + you have to find 4 additional words that fall into the same latin root category
Essay Response: Type a response to your selected essay. Your response should be detailed and a page in length. You should discuss the author's belief statement after you name that statement; Be sure to explain the statement as well as discuss how you connect to the statement or to the author's experience. (thisibelieve.org--click on explore; click on essay search; click on "under 18")
Choose a different set of 10 words and write a sentence for each. The selected words should not be the same words used to complete the chart.
Thursday and Friday 1/29/14-1/30/14
Begin studying the words you used to complete the chart.