House of Heisey

This week:

Fake Plato quote written on a door. - by Banksy

January 8
Monday- Assign "Character Types Project" that didn't get assigned to due to school delays!
Tuesday- "Flowers" Comprehension Quiz, Notes Due
Wednesday- Study Island Benchmark, multiple choice
Thursday- Discuss course selection, work on Character Types Project (Last day for MP 2 work! Blue/white assembly)
Friday- (End of the marking period; 1/2 day; Geography Bee)
January 15
Monday- No school for students.
Tuesday- Work Day for Character Types Project (early dismissal)
Wednesday-  (no school)
Thursday - Work Day for Character Types
Friday- Work Day for Character Types
January 22
Wednesday - Character Types Project Due
Thursday -
Friday - Benchmark Writing Prompt
January 29
Wednesday -
Thursday -
February 5
Thursday -
February 12
Thursday -

Helpful ELA Information!


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. 

LA Class

Writing Objectives for 8th Grade
1. Write more about less.
2. Use correct transition words.
3. Improve word choice. (Topic sentence or thesis statement should establish a specific tone and the rest of the writing should stick to that tone.)

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
- thing
- stuff
- In this paragraph, in many ways
- you, your, yours (There are exceptions to this one.)
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