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Ms. Mack
English 8

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  • Coming Soon!! The Reading SOL test
    The Reading SOL test is Mon, April 30th. Please remind your student to take his/her time, use strategies, and read carefully when testing. 
    Posted Apr 19, 2018, 6:22 AM by Paula Mack
  • Class updates!!!
    Coming soon the Writing SOL tests!!  March 7th -multiple choice and March 8th short prompt (essay). 
    We are continuing to work toward success on these tests.  Be sure to encourage you student to visit VDOE to look for released SOL tests to practice and review.    
    Scores will be posted in IC for the Practice Writing SOL short prompt.  Students will continue to improve writing skills for persuasive and expository essays in class and via homework assignments.   
    Also, remind students to read daily to meet their quarterly AR reading goal. 

    Posted Jan 31, 2018, 9:09 AM by Paula Mack
  • Reminder (AR goal mid-point)
    Students should be reading nightly/weekly to meet their AR goal.  Prior to Thanksgiving break students should have earned half of their goal points.  The complete AR reading goal must be met by December 14th.
    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 7:12 AM by Paula Mack
  • Expository Essay
    All classes are beginning instruction on writing an expository essay.   An expository essay  is writing that answers a prompt by  giving information and is developed by explaining with specific details and examples.  
    Currently, we are learning the format for writing a thesis statement and the importance of the thesis for the entire essay. 
    Students should write a thesis statement using the following format:
    Thesis statement =  topic statement + because+ 2 or 3 reasons that make sense

    Students will begin to have homework assignments related to the writing process.  We will begin our first prompt next week. 

    Posted Nov 9, 2017, 7:08 AM by Paula Mack
  • 5th-7th periods- "The Tell-Tale Heart" Assignment Choice Board
    See the attached assignment.  This assignment is due on October 30th.  It should be original and include all required components.  
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 7:46 AM by Paula Mack
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