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.
Week of October 6th
3 Scenes Due by Wednesday for mini-fiction unit; Craft sample with mentor text and sentence structure due by Friday, October 10th.
Week of October 13th to October 20th
There will be no assigned homework. Students will begin a unit focused on large revisions. This is a short unit-2 weeks. Students will be encouraged to continue working on drafts for homework if they need additional time. Finalized drafts will be due on October 24th.
Week of October 27th
Students will have a word work (spelling) assignment. Unit 2-homework will be due on October 31.