2016-17 Class Information

On this website, daily homework assignments for Eighth Grade English and other information will be available that I think may help your son or daughter to have a successful school year. 

For curriculum, there are reading, writing, and speaking units taught throughout the school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any additional information about your junior high student. Let’s work together to make this a great year for them!

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Homework Assignments

  • Week 28: MCA-III practice Mon., March 27- I CAN TAKE THE MCA-III READING PRACTICE TESTMCA-III practice test as presented by the State on MN. 
    Posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:38 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 27: Poetry and Nonfiction reading Mon., March 20- I CAN TAKE MY "MIRACLE WORKER" FINAL AND SHARE MY LIMERICK1. Hand in your study guides for Act. III and take your final. Students have read ...
    Posted Mar 22, 2017, 1:56 PM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 26: Act. III of "The Miracle Worker" THE ENTIRE PLAY IS LOCATED ONLINE UNDER USEFUL LINKS! (look to your left under my picture and click on the third topic and the play is near the very bottom ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 8:51 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 25: "The Miracle Worker" THE ENTIRE PLAY IS LOCATED ONLINE UNDER USEFUL LINKS! (look to your left under my picture and click on the third topic and the play is near the very bottom ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 9:07 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 24: PowerPoint, Poems, Nonfiction Articles Tues., Feb. 21-  Wed., Feb. 22-  I can present a PowerPoint Research Presentation.Complete PowerPoints about the research you did for your paper.The presentation is worth 25 points and ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2017, 12:21 PM by Deb Esmay
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Word of the Week

  • MYTHS,LEGENDS, AND FOLK TALES What are myths, legends and folktales?Storytelling is common to every culture. Most people enjoy listening to stories. Storytellers have catered for the need for a 'good story' since the ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 1:32 PM by Deb Esmay
  • 7th,8th,and 9th grade LITERARY TERMS TO KNOW Literary Terms 7th Grade:  7 story elements and 3 figurative language terms 1. Protagonist - A protagonist is the central character or leading figure in poetry, narrative, novel or any other ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2015, 12:09 PM by Deb Esmay
  • Sonnet written in Iambic Pentameter A sonnet is fourteen lines written in blank verse ending with a couplet. *Pentameter means that there are FIVE feet, or units of rhythm, to a line. *Each foot ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2015, 10:00 PM by Deb Esmay
  • METAPHOR/EXTENDED METAPHOR A METAPHOR is a direct comparison of two things that may have some quality in common. Unlike a SIMILE, a METAPHOR does not use the words like or as. "who ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2014, 11:45 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Inference Thinking or using reasoning to find out something from your reading.  Some people say that inference is "An educated guess!"*If something is inferred it is not directly stated or ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2013, 9:07 AM by Deb Esmay
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