W01 Writing 2020

Instructions You will be learning to write academic essays. We will be working on Unit 5: Writing in “Everything You Need to Ace English”. I expect you to take notes and to practice what you learn in your writing assignments moving forward. Monday 1/27 Read pages 379 – 382 Write six different research questions based […]

05: Encountering Evil: Drawing Conclusions

Reading Night pg. 23 — 28 Focus Consider the way that people responded to Moishe the Beadle’s warning and Mrs. Schächter’s. What conclusions can you draw about human nature based on their response? Support your answer with at least two pieces of specific evidence from the text. How to Cite (Modern Language Association (MLA) Style) […]

04: Encountering Evil: Word Choice and its Impact on the Reader

Reading Night by Elie Wiesel pg. 11 — 22 Focus (Comment here) On page 12, Wiesel writes, “Night fell.” What might “night” symbolize based on this section of text (pages 12–14)? Support your answer with at least two pieces of evidence from these pages. Extension: Find other references to night and darkness in today’s reading […]

03: Encountering Evil: Drawing Conclusions About Characters

YOU MUST COMMENT ON THIS POST WITH THE LINK TO YOUR RESPONSE Writing (Reader’s Notebook) How do the people of Sighet respond to Moishe the Beadle’s warnings? What does this reveal about the people of Sighet? Support your answer with two pieces of evidence from the text. Questions (Reader’s Notebook) Describe Eliezer in as much […]

02: Encountering Evil: Writer’s Purpose

Watch I’m Still Here: Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust 00:10 – 06:00 Questions Why did Klaus Langer most likely keep a diary? Who was his intended audience? In your own words, summarize each of the reasons Wiesel presents on page vii as a possible answer to the question “Why did I […]

07 Seeking Justice: Revealing Character and Propelling Action

Assignments Respond to the following questions in your notebook Respond to the discussion questions by creating a blog post on OYSTER Academy (formerly For Love of Education). I have sent an invitation. You will need to accept the invitation sent to the address associated with your WordPress.com site. Read To Kill a Mockingbird, chapters 9 and […]

05 Seeking Justice: Dialogue & Decision Making

Assignments Respond to the following questions in your notebook Respond to the discussion questions by creating a blog post on OYSTER Academy (formerly For Love of Education). I have sent an invitation. You will need to accept the invitation sent to the address associated with your WordPress.com site. Read To Kill a Mockingbird, chapters 6 and […]

04 Seeking Justice: Author’s Point of View or Purpose

Assignments Pre-Writing Read Straight Talk About the N-Word by Sean Price (Teaching Tolerance) Answer the following questions in your notebook Read To Kill a Mockingbird, chapters 4 and 5. Questions What is Coates’s point of view on the use of the N-word by the African-American community? Provide at least two pieces of evidence from the text to […]

03 Seeking Justice: Dialogue & Characterization

Assignments Pre-Writing: List the ways that you learn more about a character’s personality, expectations, life, dreams etc. Answer the following questions in your notebook. Respond to the discussion questions by creating a blog post on OYSTER Academy (formerly For Love of Education). I have sent an invitation. You will need to accept the invitation sent […]

02 Seeking Justice: Mood and Figurative Language

Literary Concepts Copy these Literary Terms into your notebook. Click each one to read the definition, then write the definition in your own words in your notebook. Allusion: An indirect reference to a person,place, thing or idea of historical, cultural, literary or politicalsignificance. It is generally a passing comment, and the writer expectsthe reader to […]

Here Lies Jum Crow

01 Seeking Justice: Understanding Jim Crow

Assignment Read Part 1 – A Brief Overview of the American Civil Rights Movement thru The Fight to End Slavery in Civil Rights Then & Now by Kristina Daniele Watch the video Understanding Jim Crow and answer the questions that follow. You can print the transcript if you need to. Answer the following questions in […]

Get thinking before we begin!

Pre-Course Writing On your blog, answer the following questions. There are no right or wrong answers and your job is to think about your real feelings regarding the issues presented in these questions. How does a person develop a sense of right and wrong? What is the role of a person’s family and community in […]

Welcome to ELA- Grade 8

We are going to explore a timeless question: are human beings fundamentally good or evil? Through a close study of fiction, non-fiction, primary and secondary sources, we will consider how access to power influences human behavior, and how everyday people respond in the face of unjust leadership, violent oppression, and cruelty. We will look at […]

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