8th Grade Home Support

2nd Six Weeks Resources for 8th Grade Parents at Lamesa MS

"I Want to Help My Student, But It's Not What I Learned When I was in School...."

Here you will find resources that will help you talk to your student about what they are learning in school. You don't need to know what everything means or even the answer to the questions, just start asking them SPECIFIC questions about the content (TEKS) they are learning in each of their core classes.

If you need more help, contact your student's teacher. They are ready and willing to help!


All Subjects


Lead4ward Resources - STAAR released questions and K-12 academic vocabulary

Project Share - Search by Grade and Subject and then choose the TEKS your student is learning or will be learning this six weeks

TASA on iTunes U - K-12 Course-specific digital resources gathered by Texas educators

Khan Academy - Search and watch tutorial videos by subject


Important Dates

CFA - Wednesday, Oct 21st

CCA - Wednesday, Nov 11th

This Six Weeks in Math:

8.10A - Rotations, reflections, translations, and dilations

8.10B - Transformations

8.10C - Effect of Translations, reflections, and rotations

8.3A - Corresponding sides of similar shapes

8.3B - Attributes of a shape and its dilation

8.3C - Scale Factor

Click the link for a digital copy of handouts provided at the Home Support Meeting:


Contact the 8th Grade Math Teacher:


Important Dates:

CFA - Tuesday, Oct 20th

CCA - Tuesday, Nov 10th

This Six Weeks in English:

8.8A - Extended Metaphors

8.7A - Analyzing well-known Speeches

8.13A - Role of Media

8.13C - Point of view in Media

8.2A - Linguistic roots and affixes

8.6B - Analyze central Characters' Qualities

8.9A - Analyze and compare works on the same Topic

8.6A - Linear Plot Development

8.10A - Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Relationships

8.2B - Use Context to determine Word Meaning

8.10D - Logical Connections

Fig 8.19D - Inferences

8.6C - Points of View

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School-supported site for Expository Texts

No Red Ink

Free site offering Grammar support

Contact the 8th Grade English Teacher:


Important Dates:

CFA - Friday, Oct 23rd

CCA - Friday, Nov 13th

This Six Weeks in Science:

8.5D & 8.5F: Chemical Formulas and Equations

8.5E: Chemical Equations

8.6A: Unbalanced Forces

8.6B: Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration

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Online Science textbook. Here you can find guides, vocabulary cards, & review games. *Student login is required (ask your child for their login and password).

Contact the 8th Grade Science Teacher:


Important Dates:

CFA - Thursday, Oct 22nd

CCA - Thursday, Nov 12th

This Six Weeks in Social Studies:

8.1A - Major Eras & Events in US History through 1877

8.4A - Causes of the American Revolution

8.4B - Significant Individuals during the American revolution

8.4C - Important Events of the American Revolution

8.4D - Constitutional Convention of 1787

8.4E - Ratification

8.15A - Influence of Historic Documents

8.15B - Articles of Confederation

8.15C - Colonial Grievances in the Declaration of Independence

8.15D- Analyze the US Constitution

8.16A - Amending the US Constitution

8.17A - Analyze the arguments of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists

8.19A - Unalienable Rights

8.20A - Significant Individuals in the Development of Self-Government in Colonial America

8.29C - Outlines, Reports, Common Data Bases, and Visuals (graphs, charts, timelines, and maps)

Click the link below for a digital copy of the handouts from the Home Support Meeting:


McGraw-Hill's ConnectEd

Textbook Resource that has practice quizzes and History games

TIME Magazine for Kids

Online Flashcard Maker (can be used for any subject)

Contact the 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher:

Home Support Coordinator for Lamesa Middle School

Ms. Catharine Hopkins