8th Grade: A Link to Assist You

Posted: November 28, 2017 in Home

8th Grade: This site will assist you in thinking about arguments.

https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/argument/

7th Grade Essay Grades

Posted: November 26, 2017 in Home

Attention 7th Grade: all essays are now graded and the grades are on the parent portal.

If your essay grade is not there, the following reasons could apply:
1). You did not finish the essay
2). You did not print the essay and it may be on the common drive

Please check with me if you see that there is no grade or a zero for your essay.

Thesis Statement Basics…

Posted: November 22, 2017 in Home

Thesis statements basics–a great handout for those of you writing essays now. 8th grade…

Endeavor English: Grades 7 and 8

This is a great source to help all of you with thesis statements. The 7th grade classes will be working on thesis statements today. For 8th graders, this is on the horizon…

https://www.sierracollege.edu/_files/resources/student-services/academic-support/writing-center/documents/ThesisBasics.pdf

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Plagiarism…Please Read

Posted: November 21, 2017 in Home

Please read the following information on plagiarism carefully.

https://style.mla.org/plagiarism-and-academic-dishonesty/

Period 6…

Posted: November 12, 2017 in Home

Period 6: your essay grades are now posted on the parent portal.

What to Expect This Week…

Posted: November 6, 2017 in Home

Hey everyone,
We have a lot planned for this four day week, so I thought I’d post and get you up to speed before we even begin.

7th Grade: We will work on analyzing Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” This week you will deliver group presentations on the poem, and you will prepare for an individual presentation next week. Of course, we must delve deep into this poem We will speculate on potential meaning and analyze symbols, structure, and the speaker. I have attached the communication rubric below.

frolio rubric communication

8th Grade: This week we begin preparing for A Raisin in the Sun. We will perform two close reading activities as a warm-up to reading the play.  The first is a close analysis of Langston Hughes’ “Harlem,” and the second will come from the opening scene of the play. Finding meaning, analyzing character, and developing themes will be our main priorities.

Hey Everyone…here is a little video about building suspense in the fiction you’re currently writing. I would also like to point out that it’s a great season for Gothic fiction! Pay attention to your surroundings and the spirit of the season…let them inspire you.