8th Grade ELA

Week of May 22:

Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, May 23:  Research Paper outline due
Thursday, June 1:  May reading log due
Tuesday, May 30:  First draft of research paper due (optional) *Note date change*
Monday, June 5:  Research paper due

The students are in the process of writing a research paper.  I have uploaded several documents for the students to look over to get an idea of what writing a research paper involves.  There is a sample paper written by a former student, and there are sample topics as well. Students are required to use at least five sources to support their thesis.  The outline is due on Tuesday, May 23.  Students may submit a first draft on Tuesday, May 30, but that is optional.  The final draft of the research paper is due on Monday, June 5.  It must be submitted on Turnitin.com by June 5 as well.

We will continue our study of the dramatized version of The Diary of Anne Frank this week.  Students must come to class with volume 2 of their literature textbooks.

Students should be reading 15-20 minutes each night and completing their active reading charts on their reading logs.  Reading logs are checked each Wednesday and are submitted at the end of each month.  Make sure you are diligent and thorough in completing your logs.  The May reading log is due on Thursday, June 1.  


Extra help for English Language Arts will meet on Mondays from 2:45 to 3:30 in Room 202.  Any students with questions are welcome to come for extra help.

Journalism club meets on Wednesdays after school from 2:45-3:45 in Room 202.   All students are welcome!  

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at gloprieno@stdomsob.org.