“… and he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude.” (Twain. p20-21.)

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8th Grade Orientation
8th Grade Orientation TheArt Of Education Text Complexity Common Core SWBAT
8th Grade Orientation The Essential Question Keeping Your Journal WritingTips&Technology
Vocabulary Exercises Reading/Vocab Guides
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1a Summer Reading
1b Video/URL Choices: Learning ABILITIES
2a Informational Texts: Long Island Express/ Hurricane '38 & Hurricane Carol 1954
2b Informational Texts Complex Themes WIZARD OF OZ L.FrankBaum vs. MGM American FairyTale
3 Informational Texts Short Stories/Novellas Washington Irving and SLEEPY HOLLOW Vocab&Text Complexity
4 DELIGHT SONG SpiritWeek Play, Artifact &Genealogy/FamilyTree
5 Informational Texts Period Literature UK Charles Dickens CHRISTMAS CAROL Protagonist Profile Theme Complexity
6a Informational Texts Creation of Music Language of Literature
6b Informational Texts Drama LION KING Complex Themes &Visual Imagery
7 Informational Texts U.S.History mid 1800's Period Literature USA MarkTwain SLClemens TOM SAWYER
8 Informational Texts Research&Technology DIARY of ANNE FRANK & PLACE at the TABLE ...I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY
9 Informational Texts Poet/Poem a Day Poetry&PoeticLanguage Ballads, Odes, Elegies, Petrach's Sonnet, and Shakespeare's Sonnet
10a Resource SeptJun Informational Texts Primary Sources Civics&Citizenship Veteran's Day, Nov.11: WorldWar I Dec.Truce
10b Resource SeptJun Diversity: English Science Social Studies Math SpecialEducation Collaboration
10c Resource SeptJun Building Character "It'sTheLittleThings" "ThePowerOfThree"
10d Resource MayJun PersLearningProj EarthDay Ecology WhaleWatch&MobyDick
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Handouts Media/Film
Handouts Literature
Handouts Poetry
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Handouts Composition
Handouts "READING" Pers Learning Projects HANDMADE BOOKS 2&3D SCHEMATICS
URL RESEARCH PrimarySourceDoc LibraryOfCongress
URL RESEARCH Literature&Poetry Writing&Media
URL RESEARCH SeekonkBicentennial RedSox Centennial
VIDEO&PHOTOGRAPHY Rhetoric, Speeches, and Our Collective Past
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Ms. Turner: 8th Grade English at Dr. Kevin M. Hurley Middle School (turnerd@seekonk.k12.ma.us)

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1. Keep your sense of humor:)
The Great Typo Hunt: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6944729n

Virtual Bulletin Board: September though October Classwork and Homework Cache

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1. Students received the following:
  • Schedule, locker/locker combination and planners 
  • 8th grade syllabus
  • Required parent signature forms (medical, photo release, technology contract, picture day...) Due Monday, September 9th.
2. 8th grade facts:
  • Even though we are housed in a middle school, 8th grade is the first year of high school according to the Common wealth of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts is not a state.  Massachusetts is a commonwealth.
  • Each student will "figure out" the gifts he/she was given at birth, his/her learning style, what it means to be an independent, self-directed learner, and strategies for self-advocation.
3. Class Materials: due Monday, September 9th
  • Student choice college-ruled notebook/journal
  • Five 2-pocket folders(1 home to school folder and 1 folder for each quarter = 5 folders)
  • 3 pens
  • 3 pencils and a hand-held pencil sharpener
  • 3 highlights (3 different colors)
  • glue sticks
  • 1 box of tissue given to your homeroom teacher

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