8th Grade Language Arts:
2/3:This week we are working on the tenses of verbs, and Unit 7 Greek/Latin Roots! Roots quiz for this unit is February 6th.
Book: Voyages in English. Supplementary materials will also be utilized and kept in students' binders/google classroom.
Focus: Grammar and Rhetorical Skills
Class will begin with a grammar lesson; students will write each day. Vocabulary, including Latin/Greek roots, will be studied.
Students will write a variety of papers this year:
- Personal Narrative
- Reader's Response - Creative Writing
- How-to Article - Argumentative Writing
- Career Research Paper - Business Letter
- Descriptive Writing - Dear Author/Letter about Literature Contest
These utilize research skills as well as writing skills.
Each week, students will study an Article of the Week. Students will be asked to read and annotate this informational text.
They will answer questions about this article, as well. Articles and response handouts are posted each week on the homepage of this website.
Tenses of Verbs: indicative: state a fact or ask a question
imperative: give commands
emphatic: special force
Helpful websites to research careers for your research paper:
CIS junior (IDES): ilcis.intocareers.org
Career One Stop: Careeronestop.org
California Career Zone cacareerzone.org ( helpful for all people-not just people in California)
Career Outlook- Bureau of Labor Statistics ( www.bls.gov/ooh)