We concluded reading chapter 19 today and discussed briefly the climax of our novel study. Jonas is faced with a dilemma between conformity and dissent and his response will determine his future as well as that of the community. We will discuss the discussion questions on Monday and time will be given to complete the review questions for these chapters. On Monday, we will also go through the essay topic for part A of our final exam. Students will have Tuesday and Wednesday next week to write. Chapter 14-19 questions will be due Thursday.
We reviewed our vocabulary terms for tomorrow's quiz and corrected the chapter 9-13 questions. We read chapters 14-16 together and discussed the rising tension in the book as Jonas receives more memories. There is no homework tonight but students are welcome to read ahead. We will read and discuss chapters 17-19 tomorrow in class.
We reviewed the events of chapters 9-13 and discussed many of the emerging themes in our novel. Students used the second half of class to complete the personal response questions for these chapters and continued reading.
We read chapters 9-13 today in class. Students are asked to have to the end of 13 read for tomorrow to facilitate group discussion. Students corrected the vocabulary activity for chapters 6-7 which will be the last section that will be included in Friday's quiz. We discussed the upcoming part A of the final exam that is scheduled for Tuesday of next week. I will give students the essay topic and assist with planning next Monday. Exam review materials are available under the ELA 8 tab above.
We handed in chapters 6-8 questions today for The Giver novel study. Students read chapters 9-13 in the library today. Each student had a conference with me today regarding progress towards their term III reading goals. Goals are to be complete by June 23. Final Exam review materials have been posted in the ELA 8 tab for this site. Please let me know if you have any difficulty accessing this information.
We discussed chapters 6-8 today and worked on completing the personal response questions for this portion of out novel study. Students are asked to have the 6-8 chapter questions completed for Monday. Students resubmitted their revised and corrected essays for final assessment. We will review essay writing next week in preparation for part A of our final exam on June 2nd.
We read chapters 6 and 7 in class today after reviewing our vocabulary activities. Students handed in their chapter 1-5 questions as well. Everyone is asked to read to the end of chapter 8 for tomorrow's discussion. Essay revisions should also be completed by tomorrow and ready for final assessment.
We read chapters 3-4 today and reviewed the vocabulary activity for chapters 1-2 in our novel study. Students are asked to have read to the end of chapter 5 for tomorrow.
Please return registration forms that were sent home last week.
Please return permission forms for Human Sexuality outcomes in Health 8 class. The permission letter is attached here.
Students performed their one act plays today in class. Great job everyone.
Students printed and rehearsed their one act plays. We will perform these in front of the class tomorrow. Lights, smoke machine, and the curtain are all ready to go!
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