Honors Language Arts 8 - Fischer
8th Grade Honors English Language Arts
January 23-27, 2017:
Monday: STAR testing. Think It Through-January, Week 4.
Tuesday: Analyzing Expository Texts (in class). Types of Organization-graphic organizer.
Wednesday: "Forest Fires", "Why Leaves Turn Color", and "Season's Curmudgeon".
Thursday: Continue from yesterday-packet due tomorrow.
Friday: Selection test on all three stories.
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- Unit I
Fiction and Nonfiction
Big Question: Is the truth the same for everyone?
-Writing a Description of a Person
- Unit II
Big Question: Can all conflicts be resolved?
-Character and Plot
-Compare and Contrast
-Writing a Narrative
-Writing a Critical Review
- Unit III
Types of Nonfiction
Big Question: How much information is enough?
-Point of View and Purpose
-Word Choice and Tone
-Fact and Opinion
-Writing a How-to Essay
- Unit IV
Big Question: What is the secret to reaching someone with words?
-Figurative and Connotative Language
-Meaning and Tone
-Writing your own poetry
-Writing a Compare and Contrast Essay
- Unit V
Big Question: Is it our differences or similarities that matter most?
-Cause and Effect
-Writing a Research Paper