Posted by: aoifelove | October 16, 2016

Great Job, Eighth Graders!

Dear Eighth Grade Parents and Students,

I am happy to report that my Eighth Graders scored very high on their first Literary Terms Test, last Monday.  Well done, Eighth Graders!  I am so proud of you!  This past week, we continued work on writing a formal outline for Animal Farm by George Orwell, using their laptops.  We have covered the Exposition, and we are almost finished the Rising Action.  In addition to this, we continued our reading of Animal Farm, worked in the classroom workbooks for punctuation and editing, and watched the fourth episode of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

This coming week, my Eighth Graders will finish reading Animal Farm.  Then, we will discuss and analyze the plot, characters, themes, symbolism, etc., in preparation for an upcoming writing assignment, “What I Learned By Reading Animal Farm by George Orwell.”  While we wait on our next books to arrive, I will read aloud Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, which will be followed by a “Quiz” to reinforce the story, plot, characters etc.  We will also continue the study of Literary Terms, along with our classroom workbooks.  If time permits, we will continue our Poetry Unit with “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Last week, in Drama class, my Eighth Graders received their scripts for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.  There was a lot of excitement as they read over different parts. They have given me three choices of characters that they would like to play in our performance.  I will begin auditions with them on Tuesday afternoon, October 18.

The following is the homework for this coming week:

  • Summary of Episode IV of Pride and Prejudice is due on Monday.
  • Spelling/vocabulary test of Lesson 4 in Wordly Wise on Friday.
  • Study the SAT words for Friday.
  • Complete all the exercises and in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.
  • Complete the CROSSWORD in Lesson 4 of Wordly Wise.

Children have more need of models than of critics.  ~ Joseph Joubert

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a grand week ahead!


Miss Susan 🙂