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    Hello to Ms. Napoli’s eighth grade ELA classes!

    25 March 2020

    I hope everyone is keeping busy and entertained around the house.  I wont ramble on, but I just wanted to post a few more exercises that you might find interesting and help keep your hand in so that our transition back to class wont be too terrible!!  I urge you to keep a reading schedule every day and keep up with your Reader's Logs and summaries.  Below find a few more things.  Hope you enjoy this!

    READING

    • Find an article, or two, online that has to do with the trades, plumbing, carpentry, electrical etc.
    • Read the article and take notes on any important items that you might find interesting or useful to you in any way.
    • Write a short reaction paper after you have finished reading the article.  This paper should include any thoughts, criticisms, comment or anything at all that you find emerging from your mind.
    • Make sure to include this notation of reading in your Reader's Logs as it is important to keep track of all of your reading.

    WRITING

    • Start a daily journal of your life.  It can be a diary of your time, thoughts, actions, etc.
    • Dates and times might be helpful to you.
    • Also, record sny useful ideas that you may have during this time of contemplation and soul searching.

    I wish you all well and hope to see you soon.  remember you can contact me at any time at the emails listed below   Thanks, Mr Dragon

    16 March 2020 I will try to keep this as brief as possible. During this hiatus from normal school sessions, I would like to give you some sort of direction to keep you in practice with the ELA curriculum. Remember this is not a required directive and will not be graded although it might be useful to you to keep this work as it could be used in other areas of your academic career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments or even advice. I welcome it all. I can be contacted at cdragon@shschools.com or at chrisdragon01104@gmail.com. Have a great day and hope to see all of you soon. ---Mr. Christopher Dragon

     

    Reading

    Directions

    • Try to read 15-30 minutes every day or whenever the mood strikes you.
    • Pick out any words that are unfamiliar to you and keep a list of them.
    • Try to vary what you read if at all possible, fiction, non-fiction, news articles etc.
    • Look up any of the unfamiliar words from your list and try to get a better understanding of them. Directions
    • Composition / Writing
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    • Keep track of everything that you read in the Reader’s Log that was sent home to you. If you don’t have that use any paper that you might have. I have seen things written on shoe boxes before.
    • Pick a few of the vocabulary words from your list and use them in the manner that we started in class. 1. Use them in two different sentences that show an understanding of the word. OR   2. Use them in a piece of creative writing. If you choose this option be sure to try to use different variations of the word.   AND 3. Use your creativity to draw / create illustrations that these words produce in your heads. Have fun with this.
    • Also, if you finish a novel, write a one page reaction paper as soon as you finish. This can be anything that you choose. Just get your feeling down on paper as soon as possible and before you start your next novel.
    • Remember to always try to use MLA format and your best writing skills
    • Be happy and well and I will add to this page if and when it becomes necessary!!! Otherwise I will see you soon!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello to Ms. Napoli’s eighth grade ELA classes!

     

    I will try to keep this as brief as possible. During this hiatus from normal school sessions, I would like to give you some sort of direction to keep you in practice with the ELA curriculum. Remember this is not a required directive and will not be graded although it might be useful to you to keep this work as it could be used in other areas of your academic career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments or even advice. I welcome it all. I can be contacted at cdragon@shschools.com or at chrisdragon01104@gmail.com. Have a great day and hope to see all of you soon. ---Mr. Christopher Dragon

     

    Reading

    Directions

    • Try to read 15-30 minutes every day or whenever the mood strikes you.
    • Pick out any words that are unfamiliar to you and keep a list of them.
    • Try to vary what you read if at all possible, fiction, non-fiction, news articles etc.
    • Look up any of the unfamiliar words from your list and try to get a better understanding of them. Directions
    • Composition / Writing
    •  
    • Keep track of everything that you read in the Reader’s Log that was sent home to you. If you don’t have that use any paper that you might have. I have seen things written on shoe boxes before.
    • Pick a few of the vocabulary words from your list and use them in the manner that we started in class. 1. Use them in two different sentences that show an understanding of the word. OR   2. Use them in a piece of creative writing. If you choose this option be sure to try to use different variations of the word.   AND 3. Use your creativity to draw / create illustrations that these words produce in your heads. Have fun with this.
    • Also, if you finish a novel, write a one page reaction paper as soon as you finish. This can be anything that you choose. Just get your feeling down on paper as soon as possible and before you start your next novel.
    • Remember to always try to use MLA format and your best writing skills
    • Be happy and well and I will add to this page if and when it becomes necessary!!! Otherwise I will see you soon!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hello to Ms. Napoli’s eighth grade ELA classes!

     

    I will try to keep this as brief as possible. During this hiatus from normal school sessions, I would like to give you some sort of direction to keep you in practice with the ELA curriculum. Remember this is not a required directive and will not be graded although it might be useful to you to keep this work as it could be used in other areas of your academic career. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments or even advice. I welcome it all. I can be contacted at cdragon@shschools.com or at chrisdragon01104@gmail.com. Have a great day and hope to see all of you soon. ---Mr. Christopher Dragon

     

    Reading

    Directions

    • Try to read 15-30 minutes every day or whenever the mood strikes you.
    • Pick out any words that are unfamiliar to you and keep a list of them.
    • Try to vary what you read if at all possible, fiction, non-fiction, news articles etc.
    • Look up any of the unfamiliar words from your list and try to get a better understanding of them. Directions
    • Composition / Writing
    •  
    • Keep track of everything that you read in the Reader’s Log that was sent home to you. If you don’t have that use any paper that you might have. I have seen things written on shoe boxes before.
    • Pick a few of the vocabulary words from your list and use them in the manner that we started in class. 1. Use them in two different sentences that show an understanding of the word. OR   2. Use them in a piece of creative writing. If you choose this option be sure to try to use different variations of the word.   AND 3. Use your creativity to draw / create illustrations that these words produce in your heads. Have fun with this.
    • Also, if you finish a novel, write a one page reaction paper as soon as you finish. This can be anything that you choose. Just get your feeling down on paper as soon as possible and before you start your next novel.
    • Remember to always try to use MLA format and your best writing skills
    • Be happy and well and I will add to this page if and when it becomes necessary!!! Otherwise I will see you soon!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • We will be using the 8th Grade Collections textbooks to study new concepts, read various texts, and focus on our writing process. We will study six units within those textbooks as well as discuss a whole class novel, work in book groups, and analyze poetry throughout the year. 

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Mrs. Napoli

For nine years I taught 6th Grade ELA at MESMS, and I was lucky enough to make the switch to 8th Grade ELA three years ago. My hope is that students leave 8th Grade ELA feeling more confident about their reading and writing skills, and are ready to become successful high schoolers by the time the year is up. Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the year!