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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Week of October 22-29

Monday: Test Tomorrow!

Objective: Today you organized your binders for the second marking period, and learned that your 2nd Qtr Book Report projects will be due: Dec. 3rd!!!

Activities 16-18 are due tomorrow. Please refer to blog dates 10/11 for the vocabulary and 10/17 for the characterization questions.

Studying for test: To adhere to copyright laws,I could not find and internet site for characterization, please review your notes. For context clues however, I was able to find this link Context Clues. Please print your page and answers to receive full credit.

Objective: Today you were able to demonstrate your knowledge of characterization AND context clues through testing.

Objective: Today  you wrote a descriptive paragraph describing a fictional character or a person you know. Several examples were given in class using characters from famous novels.
If you were absent please refer to this blog: Writerlious to see some examples. Final character descriptive paragraphs due: FRIDAY.

Thursday-Activity #1
Objective: Determine the literary vocabulary words for our next short story: The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe. Be sure to follow the template provided. The vocabulary words are: profound, dissimulation, sagacity (yes similar to sagacious), crevice, gesticulation, derision, scantlings, and hearken.
Friday-Character Descriptive Paragraphs DUE!
Objective: Determine the academic vocabulary word for our next story. *Reminder-Your BAV should have 16 boxes per page. The words complete were: Plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, foreshadow, suspense, mood, and irony. These definitions can be found at the back of your literature textbook.

Homework: Finish Vocabulary charts from Thursday and Friday.

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