Monday, January 7, 2008

What's happening in class?

The first week back from winter break will be a busy one!

In language arts, we will be accomplishing two tasks. The first task is to write the required essay for DGS. ***On Tuesday, January 8th, all 8th graders will be given a prompt created by the English staff at DGS. They will have 30 minutes to write a well organized, detailed essay, on the given topic. These essays will then be used as one of many criteria to help determine placement in freshmen English classes for the 2008-2009 school year.

Secondly, we will be delving into the exciting world of subject-verb agreement. :) Students will learn to identify and use correct subject verb agreement in order to improve their writing and speaking skills.

In reading, we will begin reading the novel Monster by Walter Dean Myers. It is a thought provoking story about a 16 year old on trial for felony murder. Check out the link below for more information about this current day piece of literature.

***Just as a reminder: AR book report quizzes are due to me by Wednesday, January 16th!!!

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