| 
  • If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.

View
 

ELA Page

Page history last edited by ahirst 1 year, 3 months ago

 

Thanks for visiting Ms. Hirst's class Web Site!

 

Use this page to answer many of the questions you might have about 8th Grade Language Arts at New London Middle School. 

 

 

 

My 40 Book Challenge Record 2018-19

 

Looking for book ideas? Ask me about:

Books I read last summer

Ask me about books I read in 17-18

 

LIBRARY LINK

 

Rhetorical Devices:

Quizlet definitions

Quizlet examples

 

Analogy Practice

Find a book- Digital book finder.

 

 

 

 

 

Currently Reading:                                Want to Read Next:

Image result for another day david levithan

 

 

Music option- occasionally, students will be allowed to listen to music during work time.  When music is allowed, students should use the linked sources. Students are not allowed to use YouTube playlists.

 

 

Our Units of Study:

 

In 8th grade, students will be following the curriculum designed by Lucy Calkins for our reading and writing units. They will be arranged as follows: 

 

Image result for lucy calkins 

Reading Units of Study

1. Reading across genres and

recognizing archetypes and allusion

2. Fantasy and dystopia book clubs

3. Critical nonfiction research

4. Reading for high school

5. Poetry 

Writing Units of Study     

1. Literary essay

2. Fantasy writing

3. Position papers

4. Investigative journalism

5. Poetry immersion and innovation     

                   

 

 

 


Image result for 40 books 

 

 The 40 Book Challenge

 

  • You will be reading forty books this year. This includes books that you read for LA class and books that are read aloud in any class.

  • You will be reading from a variety of genres in order to explore books you might not ordinarily read and to develop an understanding of literary elements, text features, and text structures.

  • Books must be at least 80 pages.

  • Any book you read that is more than 300 pages long will count as TWObooks.

 

 

   

 

 

Want more resources?

Click here for fabulous book trailers from SLIME KIDS.

Here are some of my Favorite Books.

Here are some favorite middle school series.

My favorite authors.

Book ideas from Mrs. Ripp reads.

Useful Language Arts Sites 

 Ask me about books I read in 16-17

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Draper and Me in Feb. 2011! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Hot Root Words

Image result for red pepper

 

Year end review part 1 (A to H)

Year end review part 2 (I to V)

 

Lists 1-31

Why Study Roots Words?

 
  • Roots are the building blocks for most words in the English language.

  • Knowing what the roots mean can help you figure out the meaning of words they're in.

  • Learning a few the meaning of just words with the roots can help you unlock the meaning of exponentially more words.

  • For example, you know the words unicycle and unibrow both have the root "uni" and both have to do with one. You know that UNILATERAL has to do with one as well so you can begin to figure out its meaning. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantasy and Dystopia:

 

Year end review part 1 (A to H)

Year end review part 2 (I to V)

 

Lists 1-31

Why Study Roots Words?

 
  • Roots are the building blocks for most words in the English language.

  • Knowing what the roots mean can help you figure out the meaning of words they're in.

  • Learning a few the meaning of just words with the roots can help you unlock the meaning of exponentially more words.

  • For example, you know the words unicycle and unibrow both have the root "uni" and both have to do with one. You know that UNILATERAL has to do with one as well so you can begin to figure out its meaning. 

 

 

Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.