8th grade English Language Arts 2012 - 2013 Mr. Lorenzoni Year-long Activities • Daily Oral Language o Students begin the hour by correcting two grammatically incorrect sentences o Parts of speech will be reviewed o Corrections are given and discussed o Quiz after 7 – 10 sentences Writing At A Glance Persuasive Writing Narrative Writing Plays Hero Cycle Knowledge and Experience Quick Writes/Responses Memory Book A student autobiography written over the course of three months Focus of this project is the writing process Pictures and memorabilia are included in a scrapbook-like binder One essay will be due in October, one in November and one in December Project guidelines available today M.E.A.P. Testing The M.E.A.P. tests will be administered October 9th – 11th and 16th,17th Eighth grade testing involves the following subjects: English/Language Arts Science Math The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton *** Prejudice *** Novel Unit: *Reading *Discussion *Vocabulary *Writing Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen *** Standing up for what is right *** Novel Unit: *Reading *Discussion *Vocabulary *Writing The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis >Overcoming Adversity Novel Unit Reading Discussion Vocabulary Writing Webpage http://www.kingsford.org/kmsweb All staff lesson plans Links to language arts related websites Important dates 1. Devices in class must be off, unless instructed otherwise. 2. Devices must be used for educational purposes only. 3. Devices cannot leave the room for: a.Restroom Visit b. Nurse c. Locker d. Locker Room 4. If any student needs to leave the room, device must be turned in to teacher. 5. Students will get their device back upon return to class. 6. Students are responsible for the care of their devices. Thank you for attending today’s breakfast! Have a great day!