8th Grade ELA with Mrs. Tarbush

News for the Week of May 2, 2016

English and Language Arts

  • Our goals this week:

  • - Write an article for a magazine. The article will defend or refute Malcolm Gladwell's claims about success. The magazine article will include photos and captions, and a cover for the magazine.

  • - We will go to the computer lab to type and publish our articles.

  • Reminders:

    • Students should be reading at least 30 minutes per night.

    8th Grade Overview

    During each unit, students will explore the elements of effective writing, read and analyze fiction and nonfiction, and develop reading strategies. Students will examine literature from the perspective of a writer and use their study of literature to improve their own writing. Students will improve their vocabulary through a variety of activities. Utilizing mentor sentences, students will analyze grammatical structures in writing. Students will maintain a portfolio to demonstrate their growth in language arts. Reading, writing, language, viewing, speaking and listening skills will be developed through a variety of individual and group assignments.

    Good News!

    The school district is offering Microsoft Office 2013 for FREE to all students! For each student, one is eligible for 5 free device downloads.


    Mobile App Now Available


    We are excited to announce that the Paulding County School District App is now available for download from both the iTunes and Google Play stores. The App is a free download and easily found by using the search term “Paulding Schools” from your devices’ app store. The app allows parents and guardians to easily navigate to the information that is relevant to their children’s schools to receive announcements. The app is linked to our district website, so information entered on the site is reflected in the app.

    Please see the file attachment – PCSD App Parent Communication for further information.

    Contact Information

    If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me.

    Important Dates at Moses Middle School

    Hat Day Every Friday for .50

    May 7- Eighth Grade Formal

    May 11- All books are due back to the Media Center

    May 12- Sixth Grade Parent Night

    May 13- Career Day

    May 16- Eighth Grade Field Day

    May 20- Academic Day

    May 23-26- Finals

    May 24- Eighth Grade Picnic

    May 27-Last Day of School & Awards Day & Early Release @ 1:30