Welcome students and parents to Mrs. Shurtleff's Language Arts webpage!  I have designed this site to be an integral part of your eighth grade experience to use both in and outside of the classroom!  Students: just a few features you will find here are useful tools for classroom activities, ready-to-use electronic flashcards for vocabulary and root word study, and forums to share some of the original pieces you will create this year (and to view those of your classmates!) Parents: please use this site to keep up with everything going on in our class throughout the year! You can view our weekly and monthly assignments, take a look at what we will be up to in the coming weeks, and utilize some of the parent links to help your son or daughter excel in class.  This page is updated at the beginning of each week, so there is always something new.  Please check back often!  Use the links at the left to explore the site further, and please click the "Contact Me" button with any questions you may have.  I look forward to working with you throughout the coming year!

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What We Are Up To...

  • Week of Sept. 25 - 29 This week we will continue our unit on summaries and inferences by looking at a short biography.  Students will formulate inferences using nonfiction before taking a closer look at the ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 4:24 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 18 - 22 This week, we will be continuing our first unit, focusing on creating a well written response to an essay prompt.  Students will pick apart the difference between general and specific ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:27 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 11 - 15 This week we will continue our "Fury" unit, looking at inferences and mapping out how characters' relationships change.  Additionally, we will organize our class materials, sign up for the various ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 4:22 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 6 - 8 Welcome back to school!  This week, we will need to focus on a few housekeeping items in class before starting our first unit on Friday.  Students will have class meetings ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 10:53 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
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Homework Assignments

  • Week of Sept. 25 - 29 - "Fury" Summary due Monday, Sept. 25.- Vocab sec 1e due Tuesday, Sept. 26.- Jack Johnson Summary Homework due Thursday, Sept. 28.- Jack Johnson Summary Paragraph Due Monday, Oct. 2.- Vocab ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:19 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 18 - 22 - Vocab sec 1 c/d due Tuesday, Sept. 19.- Fury Summary Due Monday, Sept. 25.- Vocab sec 1 e due Tuesday, Sept. 26.
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 6:38 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 11 - 15 - Class materials due Tuesday, Sept. 12.- Parent electronic signature due Tuesday, Sept. 12.- Vocab sec 1 a/b due Tuesday, Sept. 12.- Vocab sec 1 c/d due Tuesday, Sept ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 4:24 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
  • Week of Sept. 6 - 8 - All class materials are due in class Tuesday, Sept. 12.  Students should have a 3 ring binder, loose leaf paper, a folder, and dividing tabs for their binder.- Electronic signature ...
    Posted Sep 5, 2017, 11:01 AM by Mrs. Shurtleff
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