Ms. Hill
8th Grade Language Arts

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"My hope is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here."
~Jim Henson

Our next classroom novel is The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen.  It is due in class on APRIL 10th! You can order it from for $2.00!  It will ship to the school. Use my teacher code: QTFR8
The link to the study guide/questions is on Canvas under Modules.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
90 Minute
AGENDA: Read Ch. 10-11, SURF (Grade 14 Intro, Log 3 & annotations)
HOMEWORK:  Annotate Ch. 10-11  Read to Feed-SURF, Unit 14 Word Map Due Fri.
45 Minute
AGENDA: Read Ch. 10-11
HOMEWORK:    Annotate Ch. 10-11,SURF-Read to Feed, Unit 14 Word Map Due Fri.

Important Upcoming Dates:           
daily grades, quiz grades, major grades                            
3/20-STAAR Class Review #1-34
3/21 Unit 12 Intro p. 146-150
3/22-23 Planner Check 2/27-3/10
3/24 Unit 12 Word Map Due
3/27 STAAR Class Review #35-52
4/3 NEW SURF BOOK due in class (Holocaust-Fiction or Non-Fiction)
4/5 Final Dunk Test/Annotations Ch. 20-37
4/6 Unit 12 Exercises
4/7 Unit 12 Quiz
4/10 Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen due in class (You can order from code: QTFR8)
4/11 Unit 10-12 Cumulative Test (Review is Bonus: pp. 156-163)
4/12 Unit 13 Introduction done in class
4/14 Good Friday Holiday
4/17 Unit 13 Word Map/Poet-TREE haiku
4/19 Unit 13 Exercises
4/20 Unit 13 Quiz
4/24 Unit 14 Introduction done in class, Ch. 1-7 DA Take home Test due
4/26 Check 1-7 annotations, SURF log week 3
4/28 Unit 14 Word Map
5/3 Unit 14 Exercises
5/4 Unit 14 Quiz
5/8 Unit 15 Introduction done in class
5/12 Unit 15 Word Map
5/17 Unit 15 Exercises
5/18 Unit 15 Quiz
How are Annotations Graded??
*Prediction at the beginning of each chapter
*Three highlights per page with a label from the annotation bookmark (see links)
*Vocabulary words from the back of the question highlighted and boxed
*Question or reflection at the end of each chapter

Quick and easy way to check your grammar!

Every student needs a vocabulary book ! Sadlier-Oxford Level C
You can purchase it in the library for $16.50


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