Miss Mutrais

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Ms. JaimeAnn Hopton
A-track Non-IB
Language Arts
What we bring to class…
• Agenda/Planner
• Textbook
• Grammar Book
• Composition Book
• Blue/black ink pens and wood pencils
• 4 different colors of markers/highlighters
• Glue stick
What we do daily…
• Agenda (2 minutes)
• Quick-Write or Prompt Analysis (4-5
minutes)
• Grammar or 12 most powerful words
• Lesson
• Homework
Grading …
• Point-based. If we spend one day on something, it may
be 5 points. If we spend 3 days on something, the point
value will increase. Test points will be based on how
much material is being covered.
Late Work Policy
• 50% reduction of what is earned as long as a Late Work
form is filled out by parent and student
Absent Work Policy
• One day to make up for each day missed. Anything due
the day of an absent has no grace period.
Curriculum for
8th Grade Semester 1
• Biographies, autobiographies, short stories, narratives
• Figurative language (analogies, metaphors, similes, idioms,
hyperboles, etc.)
• Plot
• Mood and tone of text
• Structural patterns
• Recurring themes across literature
• Literary devices (dialect, irony, symbolism)
• Culture, heritage, attitudes and beliefs of author
• “Charles,” “Thank You M’am,” “Flowers for Algernon,”
“The Tell-Tale Heart,” “From I Know Why The Caged Bird
Sings”
Curriculum for
8th Grade Semester 1 & 2
• Forms of poetry (ballad, lyric, couplet, epic, elegy, ode,
sonnet)
• Figurative language (analogies, metaphors, similes, idioms,
hyperboles, etc.)
• Setting, mood, and tone of poems
• Structural patterns
• Recurring themes across literature
• Literary devices (dialect, irony, symbolism)
• Culture, heritage, attitudes and beliefs of author
• “The Secret Heart,” “Wreck of the Hesperus,” “Blow, Blow,
Thou Winter Wind,” “love is a place,” “She Dwelt Among
the Untrodden Ways,” “Silver,” “Forgotten Language,”
“O’Captain, My Captain,” “ The Road Not Taken”
Curriculum for
8th Grade Semester 2…
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Research Reports
Comparing and contrasting consumer materials
Plot
Mood and tone of text
Structural patterns and internal consistency
Recurring themes across literature
Culture, heritage, attitudes and beliefs of author
Tolerance education
“Brown vs. Board of Education,” “Harriet Tubman: Guide
to Freedom,” “Underground Railroad,” “The Diary of
Anne Frank, Acts I and II”
How do we learn?
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iPads and apps
Library research
Reading, listening and speaking
Guided notes, Powerpoints, and Prezis
Video clips and BrainPops
Group projects
Homework – Reflections and workbooks
Comprehension checks, critical thinking exercises,
communication and collaboration
Contact Information
• Remind101: text the message @mshopt to
the number 985-200-2172
• Email: [email protected]
• School Phone:951-736-3321
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