8th Grade Parents and Parents of Students of Grade 5 - 8 ELA and 8th Religion, Please read through the information below, and check for updates often. 8th Grade is certainly a unique time for both students and parents. There is now a calendar of events that are unique to 8th graders this year. You will be given more information regarding all of these events as they get closer to happening, but this is a way to give you a ‘quick glance’ at what is ahead for 8th graders this year. If you want a further explanation of any of these events, please do not hesitate to stop in, give us a call, or e-mail.
In 8th grade English we do DOL every morning to practice basic grammar rules in our daily writing. (This is very important to complete). We will be incorporating our conventions in our theme based units...In Religion, we will start with our Call To Celebration: Confirmation book in which we are forming our faith to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmed adults in the Church!! Remember, service work is life-long!! Keep in mind the youth group called YOLO!!! St. Philip's hosted SOS for Bridges Communities on Sat. November 1st and will be doing so again this coming November-Be on the look out!!. You are welcomed to ask me or Nancy McNight REO director about any service or YOLO activities. Lets get more involved!! This is the time to do what you can for your church community!! We will be having Four GIFT meetings this year. and I will have dates for you as soon as possible. Please have your child start thinking of a saint and sponsor for Confirmation!! We are so excited for this wonderful year to begin!!In 8th grade ELA we will be continuing the holistic/theme-based approach in examining key concepts aligned with Common Core standards. Here we will be manipulating different forms of texts which employ the students opportunities to create and develop relevant and long lasting connections. In addition we will synthesize grammar conventions, vocabulary, and reading comprehension cohesively to build and enhance our curricula. In the end we have a product to which we will see the success of our learning!!In 5th -7th Grade Literature we are continuing the year with a holistic approach to theme/unit based curricula! Here we will infuse key concepts to which the Common Core standards are aligned and are affording the students an opportunity to utilize different forms of resources and texts to synthesize relevant and meaningful materials for long lasting connections. At the conclusion of our unit, we will have created a product of sorts connecting all the pieces together!!Please bring in Kleenex and wipes...Be on the lookout for an information sheet with 8th grade events and dates to be sent home...Specials schedule....Mrs. Chiappetta's Life Lessons: Wednesday 7:50 -8:30Spanish: Monday and Friday 12:10- 12:50Whole Class Computers Tuesday 12:50 -1:30Girls' Comp./Boys' PE Wednesday 12:50-1:30B Comp./G PE Thursday 12:50- 1:30Art Monday 1:30 -2:10Music G/PE B Tuesday 1:30-2:10Music B/PE G Wednesday 1:30 -2:10
These are the links for the new Common Core ELA
standards... plus texts we use for reading and literature.....please feel free to look over.
Common Core Standards 8th Confirmation and Religion books English 8th Literature
7th Literature 6th Literature 5th Literature 5-8th Sadlier Vocab