- Binder with tabs or accordian file with sections
- Composition book (“sewn” binding, not a spiral notebook)
- Highlighters (multi-color pack)
- Sticky notes (3 by 3)
- Looseleaf paper
- Writing Utensils (pencils, blue/black pens)
Wow, the final week of 8th grade is here.
This week we will be viewing the movie The Outsiders and comparing and contrasting it to the book, You will create a graphic organizer of your choice to show this.
Homework this week is to write an email to your parents and me outlining your summer reading plan. This email needs to be sent by Wednesday. Follow the guidelines given in class. My email address is: email@example.com
Be sure to read at least 2 appropriate books for high school no matter where you plan to attend. Remember reading over the summer helps you grow. Below is the requirements if you will be attending Dearborn high schools. You may start reading now to get ahead start. Enjoy reading!
This week you will be writing your letter to your senior self and placing it in an unsealed stamped addressed envelope to turn in at the beginning of class Friday. The letter will be mailed to you around Spring break of your senior year so be sure to make it something you will appreciate reading.
This week you will be wrapping up SSR plus by writing your final exit ticket (finished book only), writing your final reflection letter and giving your final book talk. The high school requires you to read 2 appropriate for high school books over the summer so now is great time to start. For homework you will need to get a legal size envelope, address it to yourself, for the return address use your own or that of someone you know won’t move in the next 4 years, finally put a U.S. forever stamp in the top right corner. Due Thursday, June 7.
This week we will be viewing the movie ” Freedom Writer’s”. Students are expected to make comments, questions and connections on a looseleaf piece of paper based on the movie. These will be collected on Thursday. Anyone absent should be sure to turn it in based on what they viewed.
Reminder: Exit Tickets for their final SSR+ book are due by Tuesday, May 28th. Book talks will be given on Wednesday-Friday next week.
Be sure to check your grades on MI-Star.
Progress Reports are being sent home this week for all students based on your grade last Thursday. Please be sure to check Mistar on a weekly basis to monitor your grades as the school year winds down.
This week you will take your final NWEA test as they are not given in high school. From it you will see where you stand as a reader. Wednesday we will read an article ” The Impact of Gangs on Teeens”. Thursday we will read a memoir called ” I Escaped a Violent Gang”. On Friday we will read an article on NEWELA through googleclassroom about a teen trying to escape gangs in his country by seeking asylum in the United States and hopefully hold a Socratic Circle discussion.
Homework: As always you should be reading your SSR+ book. Remember exit tickets are due Tuesday, May 28.