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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movies and Links used in class

In Memory of Millions Part 1- Video
The Wave -Movie 
Tour of the Anne Frank Annex -Link

Friday, April 12, 2013

FCAT Reading Prep

Don't forget to write down the "return to test code" before clicking start.
The window closes midnight MONDAY.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Homework Due 4/12/13

Part 2: On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following questions about the Tony Hawk & Shawn White handout.
*Answers must be in complete sentences.

1. What is the essential message of this article?
2. Identify three details from the text that support the essential message from question 1.
3. What assumption could be made about the relationship between Hawk and White? Why?
4. In the text, what does the word "aspirations" mean?
5. What advantage does Tony Hawk claim to have over Shaun White in the skateboarding video game market?
6. Which two types of text structures are used throughout the passage and why?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Homework Due 4/5/13

  1. Read the passage Hybrid Cars
  2. On the back, answer the questions given below
  3. For questions 1-5 be sure to write out your answer AND a reason stating why that is the BEST answer. You should use details from the passage.
*Please note, your homework is not complete without Step #3. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Homework Due 4/3/13

This assignment is for students that DID NOT COMPLETE the homework assignment given on 4/2/13. If you were ABSENT ON 4/2/13 please see the assignment at the bottom. 
*Question 5 should say "Why DOES..."

After reading the passage "Why People Don't Ride Zebras," and answering the five multiple choice questions, answer the following questions on the back of your homework page.