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MAY 2ND AND 3RD

Quote of the Day:

“Our needs are few, but our wants are endless.” -George Bernard Shaw

Today in class we . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-wrote in journals

-completed a nonfiction section review for the reading SOL

-checked for completion of notecards and outline for the research paper

-took notes on folklore

 

HOMEWORK:

HAVE RESEARCH PAPER WRITTEN BY 5/10  5/11

RESEARCH PAPERS DUE 5/16   5/17

APRIL 28TH AND 29TH

Quote of the Day:

“Dogs have masters.  Cats have staff.”  -anonymous

 

Today in class we . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-took notes on how to outline the research paper

-went over the benchmark test and the released practice SOL reading test

-took notes on folklore (myths, legends, and folktales)

HOMEWORK:

OUTLINE FINISHED BY MAY2/3

APRIL 26TH AND 27TH

Quote of the Day:

“There are two ways to live your life. One is if nothing is a miracle, and the other as if everything is.”  -Albert Einstein

Today in class we  . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-completed a practice SOL reading test

-completed a reading activity

 

HOMEWORK:

RESEARCH PAPERS DUE 5/16 AND 5/17

APRIL 22ND AND APRIL 25TH

Quote of the Day:

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”  -Robert Kennedy

Today in class we . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-took an open book/open notes test on nonfiction

HOMEWORK:

 

BE SURE ALL NOTES ARE ON NOTECARDS FOR RESEARCH PAPER!

APRIL 20TH AND 21ST

Quote of the Day:

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can not fool all the people all of the time.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Today in class we . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-took the benchmark test

-read “From Emancipation:  a Lincoln Photobiography” and completed the study guide

HOMEWORK:

ALL NOTES SHOULD BE ON NOTECARDS BY FRIDAY/MONDAY

OPEN BOOK/OPEN NOTES TEST (ON NONFICTION)

APRIL 18TH AND 19TH

Quote of the Day:

“Today we are probably more race conscious than in the 1960’s.”

-Clarence Thomas

 

Today in class we . . .

-completed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-wrote in journals

-finished reading “Brown vs. Board of Education” and completed the study guide on this

 

HOMEWORK:

ALL NOTES ON NOTECARDS BY FRI/MON

RESEARCH PAPERS DUE 5/16  5/17

RESEARCH PAPER/PROJECT

Research papers will be due on May 16th/17th.

Following SOL testing, students will then give a presentation of their project/paper using a visual (preferably a power point).  The visual and the presentation will each count for an additional test grade, giving the research project a total of 4 test grades.

APRIL 12TH-15TH

“To steal from one author person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.” -Wilson Mizner

Today in class we . . .

-competed and went over the quote of the day and the do now

-discussed the research process

-went to the library to begin research

HOMEWORK:

TAKE NOTES!

RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS-PD 5

THE RESEARCH PAPER

ENGLISH 8 ADV

 

TOPIC:  A CURRENT SOCIAL ISSUE

 

BODY LENGTH: (THE ACTUAL PAPER—NOT INCLUDING TITLE PAGE, OUTLINE, ETC.)

-3-4 PAGES TYPED—DOUBLE-SPACED, 12 PT FONT, TIMES NEW ROMAN

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  NEED AT LEAST 5 (FIVE)

CHOOSE FROM:

***THREE (3) CAN BE FROM THE INTERNET (RELIABLE SITES ONLY!!!)

  • ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • BOOKS
  • MAGAZINE ARTICLES (FROM ONLINE DATABASES)
  • NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (FROM ONLINE DATABASES)
  • PAMPHLETS

CHOOSE TWO FROM THESE

 

ORDER OF FINAL PAPER:

 

***IN A FOLDER WITH POCKETS***

 

  • TITLE PAGE
  • OUTLINE
  • THE PAPER (BODY OF PAPER)
  • WORKS CITED PAGE
  • NOTECARDS (IN ONE OF THE FOLDER POCKETS)

 

 

GRADE IMPACT???……

 

4 (FOUR) TEST GRADES!!!

 

DUE DATE???….

 

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RESEARCH PAPER REQUIREMENTS-PD 2,3,6,7

 

THE RESEARCH PAPER

ENGLISH 8

 

TOPIC:  AN AUTHOR OR U.S. PRESIDENT

 

BODY LENGTH: (THE ACTUAL PAPER—NOT INCLUDING TITLE PAGE, OUTLINE, ETC.)

-2-3 PAGES TYPED—DOUBLE-SPACED, 12 PT FONT, TIMES NEW ROMAN

SOURCES OF INFORMATION:  NEED AT LEAST 5 (FIVE)

CHOOSE FROM:

***THREE (3) CAN BE FROM THE INTERNET (RELIABLE SITES ONLY!!!)

  • ELECTRONIC ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • BOOKS
  • MAGAZINE ARTICLES (FROM ONLINE DATABASES)
  • NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (FROM ONLINE DATABASES)
  • PAMPHLETS

CHOOSE TWO FROM THESE

 

ORDER OF FINAL PAPER:

 

***IN A FOLDER WITH POCKETS***

 

  • TITLE PAGE
  • OUTLINE
  • THE PAPER (BODY OF PAPER)
  • WORKS CITED PAGE
  • NOTECARDS (IN ONE OF THE FOLDER POCKETS)

 

 

GRADE IMPACT???……

 

4 (FOUR) TEST GRADES!!!

 

DUE DATE???….

 

_____________________

 

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