Language Arts


9.15.16

posted Sep 15, 2016, 7:46 AM by Amanda Baier

  • Sign up for Google Classroom. 
    • Go to your school e-mail. 
    • Click the box in the top right hand corner and scroll down (may have to click more ) until you see Classroom (it looks like a chalk board). 
    • Click it. 
    • Then in the top right hand corner click the + sign and paste in your code. 
  • OR 
  • Access code below:
    • 8th hb12nrh
  • Due tomorrow: Complete "Hello" assignment in Google Classroom. 
  • Must have an independent novel every day. 

5.23.16

posted May 23, 2016, 12:13 PM by Amanda Baier

  • REDONE RESEARCH IS DUE 8AM TOMORROW IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM
  • Study for final exam
  • Work on the essay question for the final exam- you may bring in a sheet of notes the day of the final. 

5.20.16

posted May 21, 2016, 5:57 AM by Amanda Baier

  • Entry #22 was due on Thursday. I know it was hectic with the field trip so the latest I will accept it is MONDAY.
  • All redone Spanish research papers are due in Google Classroom by Tuesday 5/24. If you can submit it earlier that would be appreciated. 

5.18.16

posted May 18, 2016, 8:52 AM by Amanda Baier

  • Last IRN is due tomorrow on 5/19!! Entry #22
Hello 8th Grade Families,

Today we went over how to properly source a paper. I reviewed the 8th grade Spanish research papers and unfortunately, there was some plagiarism and no sourcing within the paper. I reviewed how to correct this and the 8th graders will pick one topic they already researched and they will "clean it up" by checking if they plagiarized and sourcing within the paper. They have the opportunity to work on this with Mrs. Palmieri in Computers and with me on Friday in class (they are allowed to bring their technology to class). 

Best,
Mrs. Baier 

5.17.16

posted May 17, 2016, 3:42 PM by Amanda Baier

  • Final IRN (entry #22) is due Thursday 5/19
Hello 8th Grade Families,

The 8th graders and I have been very busy! Last week we watched The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and had an EXCELLENT discussion regarding innocence and how the two main characters displayed what that meant. Between yesterday and today we finished our novel, Night, and will discuss it more tomorrow. 

Best,
Mrs. Baier 

5.16.16

posted May 16, 2016, 3:49 PM by Amanda Baier

  • Entry #22 is due Thursday 5/19 (LAST ONE!)

5.11.16

posted May 11, 2016, 9:45 AM by Amanda Baier

  • Unit 12 Vocabulary and Spelling test AND grammar test Friday 5/13
  • Entry #22 is due Thursday 5/19 (LAST ONE!)

Hello 8th Grade Families,

I gave each 8th grader a copy of the article I showed them yesterday regarding teens fighting back against Hitler. We read through it and discussed different topics to popped up. The article also touched on topics we have already discussed. We then read more from Night. 

Best,
Mrs. Baier 

5.10.16

posted May 10, 2016, 12:12 PM by Amanda Baier

  • Unit 12 Vocabulary and Spelling test AND grammar test Friday 5/13
  • Entry #22 is due Thursday 5/19 (LAST ONE!)
Hello 8th Grade Families,

Today we focused on grammar and the three different types of conjunctions. After grammar we discussed primary sources and how they were used in a scholastic article entitled Teens Against Hitler. We talked about what makes something a primary source and how this contrasts the propaganda we saw where the youth supported Hitler. 

Best,
Mrs. Baier 

5.9.16

posted May 9, 2016, 11:21 AM by Amanda Baier

  • Grammar pg. 238 exercise 1 
  • Unit 12 Flash Cards are due Tuesday 5/10
  • Entry #22 is due Thursday 5/19 (LAST ONE!)
Hello 8th Grade Families,

Today we worked on the three different types of conjunctions: coordinating, correlative, and subordinating conjunctions. After working on grammar we moved to reading more from Night by Elie Wiesel. 

Best,
Mrs. Baier

5.5.16

posted May 5, 2016, 12:59 PM by Amanda Baier

  • Unit 12 pages 151-155 due Friday 5/6
  • Unit 12 Flash Cards are due Tuesday 5/10
  • Entry #22 is due Thursday 5/19 (LAST ONE!)
Hello 8th Grade Families,

Today we read more from Night. Before reading I handed out worksheet I made that will allow the 8th graders to track the figurative language they find while reading. We also discussed the Literary Term: Juxtaposition which is simply stating that two things that contrast one another have been placed together. This is something that comes up constantly in Elie Wiesel's memoir Night. 

Best, 
Mrs. Baier 


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