8th Grade Academics
Week of October 11-15
ELA (Diehl, Hulin)
This week in 8th Grade ELA, the students learned how to understand poetry by using T.W.I.S.T.S. We reviewed author's tone and discussed the use of figurative language, such as alliteration, imagery, similes, and metaphors. Students continued to work on sentence structure and increasing their academic vocabulary. This week, the students will move on to Fiction and learn about its subgenres. We will read "What's the Worst That Could Happen," by Bruce Coville. Students will continue to use reading comprehension strategies to understand the text and to make connections with the plot, characters, and theme. As always, please encourage your student(s) to read nightly for at least 10 minutes. Reading logs are counted as a grade.
Social Studies (Tovar, Lappin)
Keep encouraging your children to read daily for at least 20-30 minutes. All students have accounts through the County Library using their lunch numbers with no late fees or penalties for checking a book in late. This is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to explore our amazing Library and discover something new through a book!