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8th GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS

Parents and Students:  Please remember that it would be impossible for this website to include everything in which students are responsible for in my class.  Things come up which cause deviations in the best laid plans.  Please remember that it is ultimately the students responsibility to pay attention in class each and every day for additions or deletions to the content on this website.

8th Grade T-Shirt/Hoodie Group Order Form

To access our Group Order form for t-shirts and hoodies, click on the link below.

Orders must be submitted by Monday, November 13th.

 

https://www.customink.com/g/ndq0-00b7-g13n

 

Click on the link below for more information regarding t-shirt and hoodie purchases.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gWoKm1SabE6mdCcfr2zCOeBmbw9AYby6XbB1gGpVYo0/edit?usp=sharing

Our Google Classroom

 

Google Classroom 

 

My 8th grade Language Arts classes will be full-time Google Classrooms this school year. Students will use chromebooks in my class everyday with very few exceptions. All of their work, assignments, and materials can be accessed via Google Classroom. Through Google Apps each student will also have access to a secure Google Drive, Gmail account, and Google Calendar. Follow the directions below to see our digital classroom.

  1. Go to https://classroom.google.com from any computer or device

  2. Student Login : studentnumber@ecsd.me (example 143583@ecsd.me)

  3. Students will then be directed to a district authentication page. Their username is their 6 digit student number. You will have to get the password from your child, as I do not have access to their passwords.

**Parents and students can also download the Google Classroom App from the Apple Play Store or Google Play Store.**

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Question Can students analyze and compare/contrast a set of non-fiction texts? Can students construct an informative essay using the PEELS writing outline?
Florida Standards LAFS.8.W.2.4 - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.8.RI.1.1
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
LAFS.8.RI.1.2
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. Cognitive Complexity: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
LAFS.8.RI.1.3
Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). LAFS.8.W.1.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
e. Establish and maintain a formal style.
f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
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Focus Lesson (10 min) Focus Lesson (10 min) Focus Lesson (10 min) Focus Lesson (10 min) Focus Lesson (10 min)
Sentence Editing: (Subject-Verb Agreement) Sentence Editing: (Subject-Verb Agreement) Sentence Editing: (Subject-Verb Agreement) Sentence Editing: (Subject-Verb Agreement)  
20min Lecture/Discussion/Group Activity: 15-20min Lecture/Discussion/Group Activity: 15-20min Lecture/Discussion/Group Activity: 15-20min Lecture/Discussion/Group Activity: 15-20min Lecture/Discussion/Group Activity:
Introduction to Chasing Lincoln's Killer Civil War Webquest Civil War Webquest FSA Test Prep FSA Test Prep
15-20min Wind Down/Work Period: 15-20min Wind Down/Work Period: 15-20min Wind Down/Work Period: 15-20min Wind Down/Work Period: 15-20min Wind Down/Work Period:
Intro Continued Civil War Webquest Civil War Webquest FSA Test Prep FSA Test Prep
5-10min Exit Activity: 5-10min Exit Activity: 5-10min Exit Activity: 5-10min Exit Activity: 5-10min Exit Activity:
Slideshow Presentation Civil War Webquest Civil War Webquest FSA Test Prep FSA Test Prep
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