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    MRS. DUFFIELD-ELA 7/8

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    Week of JANUARY 22-26

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    February 7-9, 2018

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                     "212 DEGREES-IT'S TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT" 
    Spend time exploring TED TALKS videos 
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    GREAT READS FOR PARENTS... 
      THE GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP by Tony Wagner  
                 CREATING INNOVATORS by Tony Wagner                   
                          WHY SCHOOL? by Will Richardson                                                            MINDSET by Dr. Carol Dweck                          
    OUTLIERS by Malcolm Gladwell 

          A GLIMPSE AT THE GRADE 7/8 ELA CURRICULUM ... 

       DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS, CURIOSITY, &  COMPASSION

     GRADE 7/8 WRITING FOCUS:  writing every day for a variety of purposes & audiences, multi-paragraph persuasive/argumentative essays, on-demand writing, editing & revising, grammar, poetry, conducting research & citing credible sources

    ORAL BOOK REVIEWS-Students MUST read a minimum of 20 minutes or 10 pages    daily.  Eight oral book reviews are conducted over the course of the year; approximately one report per month.  Students should select books that are both challenging and interesting.  Mrs. Duffield and fellow classmates are fine resources for book recommendations. 

     GRADE 7/8 TEXTS:  THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE- first  or second course 2009 edition (HOLT)   TEXTBOOK SELECTIONS AVAILABLE ON-LINE:  http://www.nexuslearning.net/books/Holt-EOL2/default.htm

    GRADE 7 LITERATURE FOCUS:  THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE (Avi),  THE LEMMING CONDITION (Arkin), ROLL OF THUNDER, HEAR MY CRY (Taylor), THE OUTSIDERS (Hinton), selections from WORLD MYTHOLOGY, informational/technical text and short stories.

     GRADE 8 LITERATURE FOCUS: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (unabridged or drama version in text),  NIGHT (Weisel), THE CHILDREN'S STORY (Clavell), FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON (Keyes), CHAINS (Anderson), AN INTRODUCTION TO WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- " A Midsummer Night's Dream", informational/technical text, short stories, and selections on the human condition.

     LAST UPDATED 1.19.18 @ 1PM