Welcome to Ms. Samuels's 8th grade Language Arts class. Here you will find information for students and parents. Please continue to revisit this site for updates on various things occuring in class.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Have a great summer and best wishes in High School. I know that you are all moving on to bigger, better, more fantastic experiences and I am truly excited for you. It has been an eventful year in many different ways and I am so honored to have been your teacher. Lots of Love!-Mrs. Simpson

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Chapter 12 Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
Which of Anne’s hopes and dreams come true? Which do not?
1.Anne quotes the saying, “For in its innermost depths youth is lonelier than old age.” What does the saying mean to you?
2.Why does Anne describe herself as a “bundle of contradictions”?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chapter 11 Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
What does the D-Day invasion mean to the people in hiding?
1.What do Miep, Mr. Kraler, and the other helpers risk by continuing to aid the people in the secret Annex?
2.What are Anne’s two ways of viewing life in hiding, and what is the “huge difference” she sees between them?
3.What faults does Anne find in Peter?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Chapter 10 Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
Contrast “Anne number one” and “Anne number two.”
1.How do Anne and her father clash over Peter, and how is the issue resolved?
2.What does Anne mean when she writes that “the little man” is just as guilty of the war as the politicians?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Chapter 9 Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
vHow does Anne respond to the idea of a writing as a career?
1.What new difficulties are the Dutch “on the outside” experiencing on account of the war?
2.Why aren’t the people in hiding discovered as a result of the burglary?
3.Why does Anne plan to tell her father about herself and Peter?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Chapter 8 Vocab and Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
vHow does the relationship between Peter and Anne develop in this section?
1.What does Anne mean when she says there’s not much difference between her noise and Peter’s silence?
2.How do Anne’s and Peter’s parents react to their relationship?
3.How do Anne and Margot grow closer?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chapter 7 Questions

¨Answer in complete sentences only.
How are Anne’s feelings about Peter changing?
1.How and why does Anne plan to change her attitude toward Mrs. Van Daan?
2.What is the irony in Anne’s discovery of her family’s prejudices against Mrs. Van Daan?
3.How are nature and the out-of-doors important to Anne? Why does she consider herself lucky?