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English 8: 8(A)
Instructor: Tutt, Jerrie   
Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts! It is indeed a pleasure to have your child in my ELA Classes I look forward to having a fantastic year at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School! It is my goal that ALL students increase their reading comprehension skills, to learn to use new vocabulary words, to use strategies to analyze what they have read, to read aloud smoothly and with expression, to write complete sentences and well-organized paragraphs, and essays by demonstrating the writing process. All students are expected to master the 8th grade South Carolina State Standards. Let's make this happen, after all LMMS Rocks!

Grading Policy
Tests: 30%
Quizzes: 20%
Writing/Projects: 20%
Class Work: 20%
Homework: 10%
Poetry Portfolio Due May 20, 2016
Introduction of Poetry Terms Partner Activity
Complete Poetry Terms Partner Categorization Activity Chart: Define poetry terms and group them in the following categories according to definition; Types of Poetry, Structure of a Poem, Figurative Language, and Sound Devices.
Response to Literature Writing Assignment
Write a Response to Literature about your group short story. Decide whether you liked the story or not, and cite textual evidence from the story. In other words, use a line or statement, or passage that "backs up" how you feel about the short story. Include background information about author, characters, conflict, and theme. Start April 22, 2016 on the Pre-writing Step of the Writing Process by writing a Web and an Outline. The Rough Draft is due April 29, 2016. This is a written copy that must be three pages!
Group Project: Teaching a Short Story
Presentations will begin on April 19, 20, 21 for Short Story Presentations:
"The Landlady" by Ronald Dahl
"The Treasure of Lemon Brown" by Walter Dean Myers
"The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury
"The Circuit" by Fransico Jimenez

Do not forget to write YOUR one-page Reflection on the Group Teaching Project: Turn in when you finish your presentation!!!
Discussion Topics
Poetry Portfolio Booklet Example 1
Haiku 1
Haiku Writing Assignment
In Flander's Field
Response to Literature Essay Example
SOAPSTONE Strategy for Reading Poetry
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