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 38: Last four days of school this year! It's been a great year and I am very proud of you! Thanks for trying your BEST on MCA-III's and being kind, respectful young men and women ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 8:43 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 37: Native American & class novel. Mon., May 29- No School, Memorial Day Tues., May 30- Fri., June 2 End of the Year Summaries/Native American/Tall Tales & class novel.End of the year summaries:1 ...
    Posted Jun 2, 2017, 8:40 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 36: Flowers for Algernon This week we will be reading the story "Flowers for Algernon."It is written in a diary format and is a science fiction story that I think you will like ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 6:53 AM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 35: FINISH WRITING & READ MYTHS Mon.,May 15   I CAN COMPLETE TYPING & EDITING EXPLODE A MOMENTStudents are asked to SHARE their Google Doc with another person and after editing it for themselves and making ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 2:30 PM by Deb Esmay
  • Week 34: Creative Writing Mon., May 8, Tues., May 9, and Wed., May 10 I CAN PREPARE AND EDIT A CREATIVE WRITING SELECTION Students have a Rubric and an Editing sheet to complete their ...
    Posted May 16, 2017, 2:29 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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