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Language Arts Update (6th -8th) – November 7-11

Students will begin the week testing over pronouns. They will move directly to Adjectives and Adverbs.  Students will learn how to use adjectives and adverbs This unit will focus on recognizing proper adjectives, using articles and demonstratives, creating comparative and superlative forms, telling adjectives and adverbs apart, and avoiding double negatives.

Students will turn in their final Expository Essays on Monday, November 21, and they have a schedule for completing the final draft for each part.

All grades will continue their classroom reading books as well as independent reading books and projects.

We will test over Unit 5 vocabulary and will begin Unit 6.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Mrs. Roberts

Buddy Time

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The 8th grade got to spend time with their buddies!  Together they created turkeys that will decorate Thanksgiving boxes given to those in need.  We also played games, read books, and played with Legos!

Holocaust Speaker

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The 8th grade had a great time on their field trip to the Jewish Community Center, along with the special exhibit and speaker provided by the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.  It was a moving experience.  Thank you to Mr. Zimmerman that made the trip possible!

Language Arts Update (6th-8th) – October 31 – November 4

colour-plot-diagramStudents will begin to look more closely at the parts of a story.  Using plot diagrams (story-telling arcs), students will break down songs and short stories to better understand each part.

Students will continue their study of pronouns with a test coming around the middle of next week.

Students will be wrapping up and testing on Unit 5 Vocabulary by the end of the week (or Monday of next week -depending on the test calendar).  They should be working on exercises each night – and should be doing extra credit as well!

Students will continue reading their in-class readings as well as their independent reading books!  Projects are due on Friday, November 14th.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me.

Mrs. Roberts

Language Arts Update (6th-8th) – October 24-28

This week, students will continue looking at pronouns and how they are used.

pronoun-cilpartWe will continue practicing how to paraphrase – and will turn this practice into a paragraph!  We will also start learning how to summarize and will incorporate summarized information as well as directly quoted information into paragraphs.  We will finish up our expository essays by learning to write a concluding paragraph.  We plan to have our FINAL essays done around the middle of next week.

Students will also begin their first “in-class” group reading.  Eighth grade will begin with The Outsiders, seventh grade will begin with Matched, and sixth grade will read Flipped.  Students will learn to recognize setting, will identify the elements of plot, and will look at tone and mood.  They will also learn vocabulary associated with the readings and answer comprehension questions.  There will be various writings and activities with each reading.

Students will begin Unit 5 Vocabulary – they should be working nightly on online activities – and they have the opportunity for extra credit!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Roberts