Course Selection Meeting Thursday, January 4th@ Red Land, 7 pm
Last day for work - January 11th. (End of the marking period is Friday, January 12th)
"Flowers for Algernon" is not in our literature book. The story can be found in Schoology or by searching the web for "Flowers for Algernon." Unfortunately, the page numbers do not match the study guide. Make sure that you are looking at the short story and NOT the novel. They are different.
Writing Objectives for 8th Grade
1. Write more about less.
2. Use correct transition words.
Improve word choice. (Topic sentence or thesis statement should
establish a specific tone and the rest of the writing should stick to
Reading Comprehension Strategies
V=Visualize more details than what the author presents
A=Ask questions about the story and search for the answers
P=Predict events and outcomes based on the information the author gives the reader
Student writing should be free of
- a lot, lots
- got, get, getting
- In this paragraph, in many ways
- you, your, yours (There are exceptions to this one.)