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Grade 8 English

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May, 2016

We are quickly approaching the end of the school year, which means that exams are upon us. Students in grade 8 ELA will write the divisional exam on the mornings of June 7 and 8, 2016. It will focus primarily on reading and writing. Students in this class are well prepared for this challenge but should continue to work hard in the coming weeks as they practice their skills in this subject.

 

February, 2016

Term 3 will see students in this class begin a novel study where students will have the choice to read any of the following 4 books, click on the links for more information about each book:

 

Responsibilities for each novel will be:

  • Finish reading chapters by specified due dates
  • Participate in at least 4 group discussions and submit "Discussion Logs"
  • Complete "Hero's Journey" chart
  • Complete 3 "Outstanding Moments" illustrations
  • Complete "Supreme Ordeal" group diorama

 

Also, we are proud to announce that Ms. Zeltins, a teacher candidate from the University of Winnipeg will be joining this class full time on March 21 where she will teach unti the end of April.

 

Course Description

Students in Mr. Liewicki's grade 8 English class will focus on a variety of reading strategies (QAR, Fab 4) and styles of writing (process, definition, compare and contrast, cause and effect, critical) with a particular emphasis on heroes – Canadian, fictional and female. The goal of this course is to provide students with countless opportunities to learn and develop skills in this subject while being engaged by a high interest topic that is relevant in today's world. In writing, the execution of an extensively researched, carefully organized five paragraph essay will be the main goal. Students will also read at least one novel per term and complete an accompanying novel study and final project.

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