Language ArtsPosted by Spencer Ziegler at 9/26/2017WELCOME TO EIGHTH GRADE!
Hudson and Reggie say KEEP UP WITH YOUR STUDIES
WE ARE DOING A FAIRLY LONG, INTENSE PROJECT ON FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON WHICH REQUIRES KEEPING UP WITH DAILY CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND KEEPING THEM IN A PROGRESS REPORT JOURNAL. PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CHECK AT HOME TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE KEEPING UP WITH THEIR JOURNALS.
LINK TO TEXT OF Flowers for Algernon
THE LOTTERY NEWPAPER PROJECT (This project is past due. Did you turn it in?)
You have become a journalist. You are a newspaper reporter for the local newpaper. It is your job to keep the public informed about current events and figure out why they occurred. You are going to create a newpaper about THE LOTTERY. In one article you should be able to explain the events of The Lottery. Your second article should be an editorial giving your opinion of The Lottery. The third article should be a feature article on one of the characters in The Lottery. There should be hand drawn pictures to accompany your articles.Your paper should be in newspaper format. Your newpaper should have a name.
____Your newspaper has all the attributes of a newspaper.
____Your articles are error free.
____Your drawings and advertisements are appropriate.
Link to Powerpoint on THE SNIPER
ALL WORK TO BE COUNTED FOR THE FIRST QUARTER MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY, SEPT 29.
THERE ARE NO WORDS OF THE DAY ON TRACK OUT WEEKS.
WORDS OF THE DAY FOR TEST ON MONDAY SEPT 25
9/11 COGENT (ADJ) POWERFULLY PERSUASIVE
9/12 COMPUNCTION (NOUN) A FEELING OF SORROW FOR A WRONG ONE HAS DONE
9/13 COVET (VERB) TO WISH OR WANT SOMETHING VERY MUCH
9/14 DIAPHANOUS (ADJ) SO THIN YOU CAN SEE THROUGH IT
9/15 DESPOT (NOUN) A CRUEL AND UNJUST DICTATOR
9/18 EBULLIENT (ADJ) JOYOUS, EXTREMELY HAPPY
9/19 EXTANT (ADJ) STILL IN EXISTENCE, NOT EXTINCT
9/20 IMPECUNIOUS (ADJ) VERY POOR, HAVING NO MONEY
9/21 LEGERDEMAIN (NOUN) MAGIC, TRICKERY
9/22 MENDACIOUS (ADJ) UNTRUTHFUL, LYING
WORDS OF THE DAY FOR TEST ON SEPT 11
8/28 ALIENATE (VERB) TO CAUSE SOMEONE TO FEEL ISOLATED, APART
8/29 ALLAY (VERB) TO HELP SOMEONE FEEL BETTER, TO CALM
8/30 BOLSTER (VERB) TO GIVE CONFIDENCE TO, TO SUPPORT
8/31 BUNGLE (VERB) TO DO CLUMSILY, TO MESS UP
9/1 CANDID (ADJ) STRAIGHTFORWARD, NOT SUGAR COATING, TELLING THE TRUTH AS YOU SEE IT
9/4 ABSCOND (VERB) TO RUN AWAY SUDDENLY AND SECRETLY
9/5 AFFLUENT (ADJ) WEALTHY
9/6 AMENABLE (ADJ)WILLING TO COMPLY OR DO WHAT SOMEONE WANTS
9/7 BEGUILE (VERB) TO INFLUENCE BY SLYNESS OR TRICKERY
9/8 BILK (VERB) TO CHEAT SOMEBODY OUT OF SOMETHING, ESPECIALLY MONEY
WORDS OF THE DAY TEST WILL BE ON 8/28
8/14 ABSTRUSE (ADJECTIVE) HARD TO UNDERSTAND
8/15 ACCOMPLICE (NOUN) A PARTNER OR ASSOCIATE IN WRONG DOING
8/16 ANIMOSITY (NOUN) HATRED
8/17 CLEMENCY (NOUN) MERCY, FORGIVENESS
8/18 COMELY (ADJ) HANDSOME
8/21 DWINDLE (VERB) TO LESSEN, TO DECREASE IN NUMBER
8/22 ECCENTRIC (ADJ) ODD, PECULIAR
8/23 EMBOLDEN (VERB) TO GIVE COURAGE TO
8/24 ERADICATE (VERB) TO DESTROY COMPLETELY
8/25 FALLACIOUS (ADJ) UNTRUE, FALSE
LINKS TO DBQs
Self Lacing Shoes DBQ2
WORDS OF THE DAY test was on 8/14
7/31 ABOMINATION (NOUN) A DETESTABLE ACT OR PRACTICE
8/1 AQUIESCE (VERB) TO COMPLY, TO SUBMIT
8/2 BELLICOSE (ADJECTIVE) WARLIKE
8/3 BENEFACTOR (NOUN) A DOER OF KINDLY AND CHARITABLE ACTS
8/4 BEWILDER (VERB) TO CONFUSE
8/7 CAPACIOUS (ADJECTIVE) ROOMY
8/8 CAPITULATE (VERB) TO SURRENDER OR GIVE UP
8/9 CASTIGATE (VERB) TO PUNISH, TO CRITICIZE
8/10 DEVIATE (VERB) TO TAKE A DIFFERENT COURSE
8/11 DOMICILE (NOUN) PLACE WHERE ONE LIVES, HOME