English 8 Honors: June 14th, 2018 (In process of grading)
Math 8: Tomorrow, June 21st, 2018
- Students have been given 2 class periods to review, and they have a take-home review packet. If they turn in the completed review packet tomorrow, they will receive extra credit on their final exam.
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- Ms. Ball
Grade 8 English (Honors)
In English 8, students must read and comprehend grade-level fiction and nonfiction texts. They must also be able to communicate their ideas orally and through written means, with particular emphasis on writing narrative, informational, and argumentative papers. Students read closely, applying reading strategies to compare and contrast texts. In extended responses, students routinely cite evidence to support their analysis of texts. With increased study of the author’s craft, students evaluate not only the writer’s point of view but also the social and historical context of his or her work. Students are required to participate as members of a literate community, discussing literature and writing, and listening respectfully to others.
Agenda & Homework:
Week of March 12th through March 16th, 2018:
Monday 3/12: Roaring Twenties Vocabulary Lesson(1) : 1920 Vocab Set 1
Homework: Vocabulary Sentences due this Friday, 3/16
UPCOMING DUE DATES
- Q3 BOOK REPORT- Students should be actively reading the book report book that was signed off by student, parent & teacher. It will be due March 28th. (click following link for expectations & rubric)
Current CCSS Literary Standards being addressed:
Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.7 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Text Types and Purposes
The Common Core concentrates on a clear set of math skills and concepts. Students will learn concepts in a more organized way both during the school year and across grades. The standards encourage students to solve real-world problems.
Week of 10/16-10/20
Students are beginning Chapter 1– Equations. We are focusing on the triangle angle sum rule, addition property of equality & subtraction property of equality.
Homework due Tuesday 10/17: Exponent Worksheet Homework due Friday 10/20: Textbook Page 7 #1-15 (Started in class)
UPCOMING DUE DATES
Thursday, October 19th:
- PLANET OF EXPONENTS BROCHURE PROJECT DUE
Friday, October 20th:
- QUIZ: Finding the sum of triangle angle measurements & Solving simple equations (Ch. 1 In textbook)
This year, in the 8th grade, students will…
- learn that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers
- learn how expressions and equations work with radicals and integer exponents
understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations
analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations
define, evaluate, and compare functions
use functions to model relationships between quantities
understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem
solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres
investigate patterns of association in data
TESTS AND QUIZZES
Students will have advanced notice of all quizzes and tests. A study guide will be provided a day or two before a test. Students will have the option of doing test corrections. Half credit will be given for this work and added onto the original grade.
Student’s will also have the option to retake a test. This is their responsibility to schedule for after school.
GRADING and LATE WORK
Grades are earned by actively participating in class, and completing classwork, the interactive notebook, projects, tests, and quizzes. Homework is an important part of our students’ academic growth and development. As part of our 21st century learning expectations, the habits of good organization and time management skills are integral to successful task completion. Homework is expected to be turned in on the due dates assigned. Failure to do so will impact the grade on homework. If a student fails to do homework, he/she may be told to call home and make arrangements to stay after.
The school-wide homework policy is as follows:
One day late = 10 pts. off
Two days late = 20 pts. off Three days late = 30 pts. offNo credit for work turned in after 3 days late.
Any exceptions to this policy will require approval by both teacher and administration. Students having difficulty completing homework should make arrangements for help with their teacher during HIP or after school.