• August 12th-16th

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/8/2019 11:15:00 AM

    This week in ELA, we will continue studying The Vietnam War and will continue reading Inside Out and Back Again

    On Monday, we will complete Quick Writes and read a non-fiction article about The Vietnam War. 

    On Tuesday, we will continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again and complete Quick Writes and Character Charts.

     On Wednesday, we will continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again and will work together to complete a Word Choice Note Catcher. 

    On Thursday, we will complete a Quick Write, continue reading in Inside Out and Back Again, and will continue working on our Word Choice Note Catcher. 

    On Friday, students will have an End of Unit Assessment on NPR Transcript Forgotten Ship: A Daring Rescue As Saigon Fell, and “Saigon Is Gone” from Inside Out and Back Again.

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  • Email!

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 3:35:00 PM

    My email address is cbardill@wcpss.net! If you ever have any questions or need any help, I'm available and would love to hear from you! :) 

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  • August 5th-9th

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 10:30:00 AM

    Welcome to 8th Grade ELA! I am so excited to have you in my class! We will be continuing our reading of Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai.

    On Monday, we will continue our reading, work on Text Dependent Questions as we Think-Pair-Share, and will complete and share our second Quick Write.

    On Tuesday, we will have our first Mid Unit Assessment. *If we are running behind, this is subject to change. Students will be notified of any changes!*

    On Wednesday, we will be taking time to more thoroughly study The Vietnam War, and culture and traditions in Vietnam. We will read a couple of non-fiction articles in our workbooks and will work on Text Dependent Questions through the Think-Pair-Share method.

    On Thursday, we will continue our study of The Vietnam Wars and will continue reading more nonfiction articles. We will complete a Quick Write connecting our non-fiction articles to our reading of Inside Out and Back Again.

    On Friday, we will continue reading Inside Out and Back Again, and will complete an Exit Ticket. 

    If your family has a Netflix account, I highly recommend watching Ken Burns’ Documentary on The Vietnam War. It is informative and entertaining, and will give students extra information to help them be more successful while studying this time period through fiction and non-fiction!

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Caroline Bardill on 8/2/2019 8:25:00 AM

    Welcome! We are soon to wrap up our first week of 8th Grade! If you're interested in watching a Netflix documentary that relates to our Unit of Study this quarter, I would highly recommend watching Ken Burn's The Vietnam War documentary. It is not required, but will definitely help your student learn more about this time period! 

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  • An Interesting Read

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/10/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Students and parents, click this link for an interesting NPR read from our Omnivore's Dilemma author, Michael Pollan. 

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  • April 8-12

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/4/2019 7:05:00 AM

    Track 1 is off to a great start with our reading of The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and our study of Author’s Purpose. This week we will delve into reading Chapters 6-9 and complete a graded Exit Ticket (minor) on Monday. On Tuesday, we will read Chapter 10, complete Text Dependent Questions, and study the Industrial Organic Food Chain. On Wednesday, we will be reading Chapters 11-13, and will complete another graded Exit Ticket. On Thursday, we will read Chapter 14, complete text dependent questions, will study flawed arguments, and will study in depth the Local Sustainable Food Chain. On Friday, we will read Chapters 15-16.

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  • Student Led Conferences

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/4/2019 6:25:00 AM

    Student Led Conferences are Wednesday, April 10th! Sign up with me today! :) 

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  • April 1-5

    Posted by Caroline Price on 4/1/2019 6:40:00 AM

    Welcome back! It is hard to believe that this is our last quarter together before you and your student begin the adventure of HIGH SCHOOL! Let’s make this a great quarter filled with many memories, lots of learning, and ending 8th grade and middle school on a high note! Stay focused on the prize and work hard!

    This week, we will begin our study of Author’s Purpose and will start reading our 4th quarter book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma (Young Readers Edition) by Michael Pollan. This week, we will read the Introduction and Chapters 1-6, will work on Text Dependent Questions, and will work on Author’s Purpose Graphic Organizers for different Food Chains.

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  • March 4-8

    Posted by Caroline Price on 3/3/2019 3:00:00 PM

    This week in ELA, students will continue both planning and typing their essay. On Thursday, students will hear from a guest speaker, Mr. Joseph Holt, the first African American to attempt to integrate Wake County Public Schools. On Friday, student’s essays will be due. There will be absolutely no late submissions accepted.

    I hope everyone has a restful track out and look forward to seeing you again in April!

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  • February 25-March 1

    Posted by Caroline Price on 2/22/2019 6:15:00 AM

    On Monday in ELA, students will be reviewing their Gathering Evidence Note Catcher by mixing and mingling with their peers and explaining why they chose the evidence they did, and explaining their analysis of the evidence; students will also complete a graded Exit Ticket (this will count as a minor grade). On Tuesday we will be reading Chapter 16 and 17 together of A Mighty Long Way, and students will complete their structured notes of the reading. On Wednesday, we will review the End of Unit Essay Prompt and will begin working on Quote Sandwiches. On Thursday, students will continue working on their Quote Sandwiches and will begin their Informational Essay Planner. On Friday, students will take a major test on A Mighty Long Way and will conclude class by continuing their Informational Essay Planner.

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