Reading 8

05Aug, 21

Parent Letter 2021-22

Here is the link to my parent letter!


Also, here is the link to the Google Calendar

8th Grade English and Reading


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26Apr, 21


Poetry Quiz Friday 4/30



Poem Recital is next week! Poem Recital Rubric

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16Apr, 21


Weekly Poem is due Monday 4/19

Vocab Quiz #3 on Thursday 4/22.

Vocab #3

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01Apr, 21


This week we will have a Poetry Quiz.

The students received their study guide for the poetry quiz on April 1st.

On Monday, April 12th, the weekly poem assignment is due.

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26Mar, 21

March 29- April 1st

Weekly Poem Assignment #2 is due Monday! Late poems will not be accepted as all students received the assignment via email and were told in the email that they need to submit there poem on MONDAY!

On Thursday, April 1st, the class will be taking Vocabulary Quiz #2 worth 50 points and will receive Weekly Poem #3, which will be due the Monday we return from Easter break.

The Vocabulary for the quiz: Vocab #2

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20Mar, 21


Monday: Weekly Poem due| Poetic Images

Tuesday: Poetic Images Continued

Wednesday: Poetic Images Continued

Thursday: Poetry Quiz #1 Review

Friday: Poetry Quiz #1 | Poem submissions due for Recital

These are the vocabulary for quiz #2 on April 1st, 2021: Vocab #2

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12Mar, 21

March 15-19

First Vocab Quiz is Friday March 19.

Below are the vocab words the students should be studying.

Vocab List #1

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08Mar, 21

Fourth Nine Weeks

Below I have added three attachments for the fourth nine weeks. The first is the Fourth Nine Weeks Breakdown. The purpose is to detail when quizzes will be and what will be on each quiz. The final will be all four quizzes composed together and the vocabulary quizzes will be every other week as well. Starting tomorrow, the students will receive 10 vocabulary words and will be tested on them the following week.  I hope you find this to be helpful. The quizzes will come from the notes given next week.
The next attachment is the poetry packet assignment, worth 125 points due on May 10, 2021. I have detailed what each assignment needs and should cover. The students will have time in class every Friday to work on this assignment. If you have any questions about this, please let me know. I wanted this to be given out early to encourage all students to turn in great work.
The last attachment is the poetry recital assignment, worth 50 points. The students have 7 weeks to memorize a poem of their choice. Must be at least 10 lines, no more than 50 lines. They must submit the poem of their choice to me by March 26th for approval.
If you have any questions, please email me. If you need any additional clarification, please email me as well.
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01Mar, 21

8th Grade Study Guide for Final

8th Grade Final Study Guide

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26Feb, 21


Monday: Read Ch. 11

Tuesday: Read Ch. 12

Wednesday: Ch.7-12 Guided Reading Questions

Thursday: Exam Review and Test Review

Friday: Ch. 7-12 Test

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12Feb, 21


Monday: Chapter 1-6 Review

Tuesday: Chapter 1-6 Test and Vocab

Wednesday: Chapter 7

Thursday: Chapter 8

Friday: Chapter 9

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05Feb, 21


To convenience my parents, I will start posting weekly rather than daily. The following items are for the week of February 8-February 12.

Monday: Test Four

Tuesday: We begin reading the Forgotten Door. Chapter 1

Wednesday: Chapter 2

Thursday: Chapter 3

Friday: Chapter 4

Test on Chapters 1-4 will be on Tuesday 2/23

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03Feb, 21


Today: Continued reading The day the Children Vanished

Homework: None

Upcoming: Test Four on Monday 2/8


NO QUIZ this week

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02Feb, 21


Today: We began reading The day the Children Vanished

Homework: None

Upcoming: Test Four on Monday


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01Feb, 21


Today: Test Three

Homework: None

Upcoming: Quiz on Friday 2/5 | Test Four on Monday 2/8

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29Jan, 21


Today: We read Fetch.

Homework: Students need to study for Test Three on Monday. Test Three Study Guide… Study all vocab

Upcoming: Test Three on Monday 2/1

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28Jan, 21


Today: Today we read “Old Man at the Bridge”

Homework: Students are to write one paragraph for imagery assignments

Upcoming: Test Three on Monday 2/1

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27Jan, 21


Today: Read “Adolf” in class.

Homework: Characterization Essay

Upcoming: Test Three Monday 2/1

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26Jan, 21


Today: We finished Chicken Little for our Characterization Essay assignment. Students should use the Characterization Notes to accurately complete the assignment.

Homework: Essays

Upcoming: Test Three on Monday 2/1| Characterization Essay due Friday 1/29

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25Jan, 21


Today: Students began their characterization exercise. Students should view these notes if they become confused about their essay. Characterization Notes

Homework: Work on Essay

Upcoming: Test on Monday 2/1

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22Jan, 21


What we did today: Took Test Two

Homework: None

Upcoming: No test/quiz in the upcoming week. Next test will be Monday 2/1/21

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21Jan, 21


What we did today: Characterization Presentations

Homework: Study for tomorrow’s test Test Two Study Guide

Upcoming: Test Two tomorrow!!

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20Jan, 21


What we did today: Characterization exercise; students will present tomorrow

Homework: Study for Friday’s test

Upcoming: Test Two Friday 1/22/21

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19Jan, 21


What we did today: We did a characterization exercise

Homework: Test Two Study Guide Study ALL Vocab!!!!

Upcoming: Test Two on Friday

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14Jan, 21

Quiz Study Guide

Quiz Study Guide

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14Jan, 21


What we did today: Read The Man Without a Country

Homework: Finish class assignment on Google Classroom

Upcoming: Quiz tomorrow. Test Two on Wednesday 1/20

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13Jan, 21


What we did today: Students read The Finish of Patsy Barnes and began answering guided reading questions.

Homework: Students should finish their questions for today’s short story.

Upcoming: Quiz on Friday. Test next Wednesday 1/20/21.

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12Jan, 21


What we did today: We read The Wish in class

Homework: Google Classroom has an assignment with 19 questions for The Wish

Upcoming: Quiz on Friday | Test Two on Wednesday 1/20/21

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11Jan, 21


What we did today: We took Test One and read AR. Tomorrow we will begin reading the first short story for the week.

Homework: None

Upcoming: Quiz on Friday. Test Two on Wednesday 1/20/21

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08Jan, 21


Today we did a review for the test on Monday and we took a quiz. I am very proud to state that 95% of the class made A’s on their quiz.

On Monday the students have their first test of the nine weeks. This is the study guide Test One Study Guide.

If they study all of the vocabulary and this study guide they will pass their test with an A.


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07Jan, 21


What we did today: We read A Piece of String and answered guided reading questions

Homework: Study for short answer quiz tomorrow  Study Guide for Class Quiz tomorrow

Upcoming: Quiz Tomorrow!!! Test on Monday!!!

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05Jan, 21


Students need to study their notes from today’s class. Quiz on Friday, test on Monday on the stories and vocabulary we cover this week.

Students MUST have an AR book in class tomorrow.

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04Jan, 21


Today was great!! Students have no homework tonight.

Students need to have an AR book in class tomorrow!!!

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08Dec, 20


Friday scrolls and charts are due!!!


Here is the study guide for the final exam:

And Then There Were None Study Guide

Students have their final in my class on Thursday, December 17,2020.


This is my last message until next year! I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching 8th grade, and I am sure they have enjoyed reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. I pray that every student studies diligently and passes their final with an A.

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04Dec, 20


Today in class we took our vocabulary test on chapters 9-12. The character charts and scrolls are due next Friday, December 11, 2020.

Next week we will begin watching the movie and reviewing for the final exam.


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03Dec, 20


Today we finished the book!!! Tomorrow students will have to take their Chapters 9-12 vocabulary test.

Next week we will begin watching the movie for And Then There Were None and then we will complete our chart and class projects. Students will receive their study guide for the final next week.

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01Dec, 20


Today we took a test on Chapters 9-12 and EVERYONE made an A!!!! We read chapter 13 and began reading 14. We will complete reading the book this week and will start watching the movie next week. On Thursday 12/10/2020 we will begin reviewing for the exam. Study Guides for finals should be out by Tuesday 12/8/2020.

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19Nov, 20

Vocab Test 12/4/2020

This week we read chapters 9-12. We will be taking the test on December 1st. 9-12 Vocab and Questions Chapters 9-12 Study Guide

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16Nov, 20


Today in class we wrote the vocabulary to Chapter 9 and began reading Chapter 9. We also took Chapters 5-8 test today.

This week students should expect a vocabulary test on Friday and either a quiz or a test on Friday on the chapters we read this week.

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13Nov, 20

Test on Monday

Students have a test on Chapters 5-8 on Monday!! They have already received their study guide.

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09Nov, 20


Today in class we wrote vocabulary for Chapters 7 and 8. This Friday the students will have a test on Chapters 5-8 and a vocabulary test on Chapters 5-8.

Students will need to write a sentence using vocabulary from Chapters 5-8. This is due Wednesday. It needs to be hand written. Students should be studying vocabulary every night because I will start asking them vocabulary words daily to encourage better studying habits.

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05Nov, 20


Vocab test tomorrow on Chapters 1-4

Chapter 5 and 6 Quiz on Monday

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04Nov, 20


On Friday students have a vocabulary test on chapters 1-4.

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02Nov, 20


Students should study for their test on Wednesday. They will have their vocab test on Friday.

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24Oct, 20

Chapters 1-4 Answers and Vocab

Chapter 1-4 Answers

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23Oct, 20


Quiz on Monday. I will post the correct answers for chapters 3 and 4 tomorrow!!

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22Oct, 20


In class we completed Chapter 4 and began answering questions from Chapter 3 and 4. Tomorrow the students will receive the correct answers. They will have a quiz on Monday and a test on Wednesday.

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21Oct, 20


After completing the Chapter 1 and 2 quiz, we completed reading Chapter 3 and started Chapter 4. Tomorrow we will answer questions on Chapter 3 and 4.

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20Oct, 20


Tomorrow the class will have a quiz on Chapter One and Chapter Two. The quiz will be multiple choice and worth 50 points. The only way a student will fail this quiz is if they have not been paying attention at all in class. Questions on the quiz will be about comprehension to ensure that each student is understanding the novel as we work through it.

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19Oct, 20


Today in class we discussed the correct answers to Chapter One questions. Students will have a brief quiz on Wednesday to ensure they are comprehending the novel. To review, students can watch:


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16Oct, 20


Today in class we began answering questions on Chapter 2. On Monday we will review both chapters and begin chapter 3.

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15Oct, 20


Today in class the students read Chapter 2 of And Then There Were None. Tomorrow they will begin an in class project that they will need colored pencils and highlighters to complete. They will also begin Chapter 2 questions tomorrow. Students should expect a quiz next week.


Is your child struggling with Reading? I will post two youtube videos tomorrow for your child to watch to review Chapters 1 and 2. 

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14Oct, 20


Today students began working on two worksheets to summarize chapter one. Tomorrow they will finish the worksheets and start Chapter 2. Students should expect a quiz next Thursday, October 22, 2020.

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13Oct, 20


Today students wrote Bell Ringer #1  on their ipad or a sheet of paper. Bell Ringer #1

Students also received a worksheet prompting them to highlight 10 interesting facts about Agatha Christie.

We then began reading Chapter One of And Then There Were None.

At the end of the week I will be checking to make sure the Bell Ringers are complete as well as the worksheet.

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12Oct, 20


Today the students took literary notes Literary Notes Part 1  Literary Notes Part 2. Tomorrow we will begin Chapter One in And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

This nine weeks students will take numerous notes and have mostly in class assignments. Do not be alarmed if your child does not have reading homework some nights. We will be covering all sixteen chapters over the course of the second nine weeks so some days the students will read and other days they will have in class projects/assignments to complete. Students are encouraged to review their notes for class daily to stay on the same page.

Students will need a three pronged folder this nine weeks to keep track of all of their assignments and worksheets. Students will also need colored pencils/crayons for in class projects we will be completing. They will NOT need a book at home, as we will be reading everything in class to prevent students from reading ahead.

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29Sep, 20

Study Guide for Exam

Students should study vocab for the stories they read last week. 8th Grade Study Guide for Exam

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25Sep, 20

Homework 9/25/2020


Students should study for their test on Monday!!! Study Guide posted here Test #6 Study Guide and on Google Classroom.

This will be the last test before exams!!

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24Sep, 20

Upcoming for the Remainder of the 9 weeks

Test #6 on Monday (September 28) worth 100 points

Exam worth 200 points

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24Sep, 20

Homework 9/24/2020

Today we started reading Mr. Brownlee’s Roses in class. Tomorrow we will be reviewing for our test on Monday. Students should study notes for review.

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21Sep, 20

Homework 9/21/2020

The students just completed their fifth reading test today. They do not have reading homework tonight. If the students want a head start on tomorrow’s class, they can take a glance at This Fam for Sale.

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18Sep, 20

Study Guide for Test on 9/21/2020

8th Grade Study Guide  Study guides are due on Monday.

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17Sep, 20

Homework 9/17/2020

Students were given their study guide for their test on Monday in class today. Tomorrow they will receive the correct answers. Students should study tonight for POP Quiz tomorrow to help prepare them for Monday’s test.

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16Sep, 20

Homework 9/16/2020

Today in class we read the short story, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”. For homework, students were assigned the quick review and in-depth thinking questions on page 152.

Tomorrow, we will begin reading Fire and the students will begin their study guide for their test on Monday.

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11Sep, 20

Homework 9/11/2020

Students should complete the questions given to them in class and upload them to Google Classroom.

Please view my lesson plans to see what we will be doing next week.

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10Sep, 20

Dear Parents,

If your child is absent, I inform them on the day they return of the assignments they need to complete; HOWEVER, they are ultimately responsible for completing the assignments and turning them in. Many students will have zeros in Headmaster after this week for failure to turn in an assignment or to take a quiz. I have attempted to tell all students what they were missing in my class for four weeks. I will no longer do this. Please stay on top of them to complete assignments and turn them in on their due date.


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10Sep, 20

Homework 9/10/2020

Students should complete homework assignment on Google Classroom in reference to the short story No Talent Kid.

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04Sep, 20

Homework 9/7/2020-9/11/2020

Student should STUDY their reading study guide in preparation for midterms on Wednesday 9/9/2020.

Midterms are 100 points.

On Tuesday we will do a thorough review, so if your child has any additional questions about the material, Tuesday is the day to ask.

There will be no vocab on the midterm.

On Thursday the students will start reading The No Talent Kid.

Students should expect a quiz on the short story on Friday.

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03Sep, 20

Homework 9/3/2020

Reading- students are creating their study guide for their reading midterm on Wednesday 9/9/2020. The midterm will be 100 points. The  study guide is worth 25 points

Their midterm will cover: The Sea Devil, Accounts Settled, The Last Leaf, The Countess and The Impossible, A Man Who Had No Eyes, and Charles.

Tomorrow students will be given the vocab words they need to study for the midterm.


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02Sep, 20

Homework 9/2/2020

Students should complete reading Charles for homework. They must complete the worksheet that was put on Google Classroom. They will have a pop quiz on the short story tomorrow.

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01Sep, 20

Homework 9/1/2020

Students should study their study guide for homework, as they will have a test on The Countess and the Impossible and A Man Who Had No Eyes tomorrow.

I will post the correct answers at 6pm on Google Classroom.

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21Aug, 20

Week Three

8th Grade Reading Lesson Plan

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17Aug, 20

Lesson Plan 8/17-8/21

8th Grade Reading Week Two

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12Aug, 20

Homework 8/12/2020

The homework for tonight is for each student to answer the following questions to the best of your ability based on The Sea Devil. Each question is worth 2 points and the overall points for this assignment is 12 points. The Sea Devil

This assignment was posted on Google Classroom for students to complete. If for some reason  your student is having trouble accessing Google Classroom, they email me their answers or write them on loose leaf paper and turn it in tomorrow.

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11Aug, 20

Homework 8/11/2020

Students should review The Hunger Games in preparation for test tomorrow.

Students should also review vocabulary for The Sea Devil as we will begin reading tomorrow.

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10Aug, 20

The Hunger Games Summer Reading

While I am very excited to meet my 8th Grade students on Tuesday, I encourage everyone to review the Hunger Games novel as we will be taking a test on the novel on Wednesday,  August 12, 2020. If the student would like to prepare for class this week, they can begin reading the short stories on my lesson plan for this week.

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10Aug, 20

Temperature Form

Parents please make sure your child brings a signed form to school by Friday August 14, 2020.

COVID-19 Disclaimer

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07Aug, 20

8th Grade Reading

Please Click this Link to view 8th Grade LP Week One

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