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Grade 8 Homeroom 1 - Mr. Lang

Mr. Lang is a Grade 8 Homeroom teacher. He can be reached by phone at 204-506-9606 or by email at Klang@wsd.1org  Below are his course outlines and older posts.

Grade 7 English – Regular Supported Class

The English class focuses on the five "arts" of the language: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Representing. Activities and lessons address all of these elements of study throughout the year through novel study, vocabulary and spelling, short text comprehension assignments and random writing assignments. Each term has a special skill focus for reading and writing:

Term one

Reading focus is a strategy called QAR. This is the identification of the language of questions, and the appropriate type of response.

Writing focus is on creating a properly drafted paragraph in both narrative and

persuasive style. The paragraph is a major building block of effective written communication.

Term two  

Reading focus is a strategy for comprehension called Fab 4; using prediction, summary and personal awareness to understand text.. Also, the use of inference to determine meaning that is not obvious to the reader, but suggested by the author in many ways.

Writing focus is multiple paragraphs, connected through appropriate transitions to maintain continuity of the topic, and writing anecdotes which are personal recollections rich with description and explanation.

Term three

Reading focus is the recognition of the main ideas of a piece of text, and the ability to follow a chain of events through a story or article to reach the correct conclusion.

Writing focus is on writing 5 paragraphs on a topic, joined effectively by appropriate transition words, in the narrative or anecdote style.

Assessment includes tests and demonstration of each element of the five language arts, and each stage of the focus topics explored including writing conventions, structure and growth in skills.

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Grade 8 English – Regular Supported Class

The English class focuses on the five "arts" of the language: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening and Representing. Activities and lessons address all of these elements of study throughout the year through novel study, vocabulary and spelling, short text comprehension assignments and random writing assignments. Each term has a special skill focus for reading and writing:

Term one

Reading focus is a strategy called QAR. This is the identification of the language of questions, and the appropriate type of response.

Writing focus is on creating 5 properly drafted paragraphs for review in persuasive style. The paragraph is a major building block of effective written communication.

Term two 

Reading focus is a strategy for comprehension called Fab 4; using prediction, summary and personal awareness to understand text.. Also, the use of inference to determine meaning that is not obvious to the reader, but suggested by the author in many ways.

Writing focus is on creating 5 properly drafted paragraphs which explore cause and effect. The paragraph is a major building block of effective written communication.

Term three

Reading focus is the ability to compare and contrast ideas within a piece of text.

Writing focus is on writing 5 paragraphs joined effectively by appropriate transition words, on a research topic, with proper citation of source material.

Assessment includes tests and demonstration of each element of the five language arts, and each stage of the focus topics explored including writing conventions, structure and growth in skills. The final exam in June will be given by the school division, and is worth 20% of the final mark for the year.

 

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Grade 8 Social Studies

The focus of this class is the examination of ancient examples of human behaviour. Through an exploration of the development of cultures and civilizations throughout the world, students will see how humans have attempted to survive, grow and prosper. We will examine the common elements of all examples with a focus on settlement, establishment of a working society, government, writing as a tool for success, trade, and how each met its end.

Students will use mapping and graphing skills to compare and evaluate the development of societies in the ancient world. They will follow the growth of "writing" and see its effect on success and growth by creating examples of the major writing types. A series of assignments in each term will allow them to use research skills, and explore details of their choice in each category of study.

Assessment will include short and long tests to determine knowledge of the connections, cause and effect, end results and ultimate contribution of examined societies on modern man and his world. Projects will be presented to fellow students to share the specific details explored by each student, creating expertise that will be shared and evaluated. There will be a final exam in June that will be worth 20% of the final term mark.

 

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Career Planning Grade 8

Grade 8 Career Planning is offered each term. Students build on skills and observations about themselves from the grade 7 Real Game option. They will learn about themselves, their interests and how those interests can translate to goals for the future, in school and the working world.

Areas of study include self-assessment with personality and interest surveys. They will be creating meaningful goals, and exploring how those goals may be achieved. Guest speakers will provide personal experiences and examples of career paths. Presentations and discussions will focus on public speaking and interview skills.

Assessment will be ongoing review of material examined with note checking, small quizzes, computer research tasks and a final project consisting of tracing the required courses to attain a specific career. This will include a resume building activity aimed at the chosen goal.

 

 

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