English Language Arts 8th Grade Assignments

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Opinion Essay Body Paragraph #3 and Conclusion

Please complete body paragraph #3 and your conclusion (3 sentences) by class on Thursday!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, March 16 10:25 AM

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Opinion Essay Body Paragraph

Opinion Essay Body Paragraph 
 
Have one more opinion essay body paragraph completed by Monday!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, March 11 10:36 AM

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Opinion Essay Research

Opinion Essay Research 
 
Please have completed gathering 3 pieces of evidence to support your 3 reasons that you will address in your opinion essay. See your brainstorming/research sheet passed out today during ELA!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Monday, March 8 12:32 PM

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Finished Bibliography, Works Cited page and In-text Citation

Finish Bibliography, Works Cited page and In-text Citation
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, February 4 3:23 PM

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Finish Rough Draft of Citizen Essay

Please come to class on Thursday with a completed rough draft of your "How to be an Active and Engaged Citizen" essay!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, February 2 9:42 AM

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Finish Intro and Body Paragraph #1 for Rough Draft

Finish Intro and Body Paragraph #1 for Rough Draft. 
Created by Ryan Arneson: Monday, February 1 10:51 AM

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Website Research Continued

For your last website to research, please find a site that explains The Church's teaching on being an active and engaged citizen. Please following the same format as listed in your website research document for this last site to add!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, January 28 11:17 AM

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Website Research

Please complete your website research that we began in class today. At least 5 websites need to be included!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, January 26 2:53 PM

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Study for Tomorrow's Quiz!

Tonight at home, make sure to study for tomorrow's quiz on nouns! 
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, January 21 1:02 PM

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John Jay Activity

John Jay Activity
 
Submit a picture in Teams that includes your highlights and notes of your article, your responses to 1-4, then make sure to include your speech (whether completed as a group or individually!)
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, January 12 3:20 PM

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Turn in Debate Notes

Turn in the debate notes for our Loyalists Vs. Patriots debate! See Teams for information. This will be a grade for both SS and ELA!
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, October 29 2:53 PM

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Finish Final Draft of News Story

Finish your final draft for your news story and post to our Teams account. Make sure to double check your final draft accomplishes all the requirements for a final draft! These are posted on the Teams assignment as well. 
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, October 13 3:12 PM

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5 W's Homework Assignments

For your ELA notes turn-in this week, please upload a picture of the running assignments we have been working on involving the "5 W's". The paper(s) that you wrote your assignments on should be separate from your spiral notebook. A reminder of the homework assignment from each day: 

 

Monday- Record an actual event that happened to you this day using the 5 W's 

Tuesday- Record a new event that happened to you this day adding "drama words" to your 5 W's observation 

Thursday- Find a news article or video of interest to you. See if you can identify the 5 W's in the article/video and locate any drama words being used. In no less than 3 sentences, rate how effective the article or video used our journalism strategies; did the drama words help you gain perspective or interest of the story? Were the 5 W's easy to find?

Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, October 1 3:06 PM

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In Class Observation-News Story

In class you observed an event or events around you, writing down what you saw, heard, and/or felt, as well as who was involved. With the notes you made for your observation, create a news story! Your story should be no less than 3 sentences, includes ALL of the 5 W's (Who, What, Where, When and Why), and includes at least one "drama word" to add to the drama of your observation! Creativity is encouraged!

Note: A list of potential words that can be used to add to the drama of your story can be found on our Teams account under "Files">"Class Materials">"Drama Words".
 
REMEMBER: Include this homework assignment to the same page as last night's homework! 
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, September 29 10:49 AM

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5 W's Event Observation

Record the 5 W's of ANY event you see or something that happened to you. Write a sentence or a "headline" that includes all 5 W's from your observation or experience. Prepare to share your 5 W's and your sentence in class tomorrow. Write down your observation on a separate page outside of your notebook.
5 W's: Who, What, Where, When, Why
Created by Ryan Arneson: Monday, September 28 10:52 AM

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ELA Notes from 9/14-9/14 AND English homework

Please turn in your daily class work/homework notes from 9/14-9/17 in ELA to our Microsoft Teams class account. Upload a picture of all your notes under "VDW" (Vocab Daily Work) and EDW (English Daily Work) by Friday (9/18) morning! 
 
Reminder! Include your homework exercise from page 41, #6-13 odd, in your notes as well! Any homework done on a separate piece of paper that was not completed in your spiral, please tape and add to your spiral notes. 
Created by Ryan Arneson: Thursday, September 17 10:52 AM

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English Textbook Exercises page 38

Complete exercises 9-19 (odd) on page 38 in your English textbook.
Created by Ryan Arneson: Tuesday, September 15 12:52 PM