Category Archives: ELA

Reading Comprehension

“Reading comprehension is defined as the level of understanding of a text. This understanding comes from the interaction between the words that are written and how they trigger knowledge outside the text.”  For extra practice with reading comprehension, go to the … Continue reading

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Rubric for Persuasive Writing Essay

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Persuasive essays are due Tuesday December 6, 2011

Your persuasive essays are due this coming Tuesday. Before submitting your essay, you should revise it several times. I encourage you to make an appointment with me to go over it together if you need some help. Remember, persuasive essays … Continue reading

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5 Paragraph Persuasive Essay

You will have plenty of class time to work on this project, but you should spend some time at home revising and editing your work. persuasive essay

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Fact vs. Opinion

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Water Cycle Webquest

The Water Cycle Web Quest

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Reminder: Short Stories are due Wednesday October 19th

Come to see me at lunch if you would like help revising your short stories.   Short Story Assignment English 8  Short Story Creative Writing Assignment     TASK: Using what you have learned about short stories over the past few weeks, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Punctuation

Here are a couple of examples of how punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence: 1. A woman, without her man, is nothing           A woman: without her, man is nothing.     2. Dear Jack,         I … Continue reading

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Tips for Short Story Writing

Short Story Tips Why do some stories truly ring in the mind while others leave you with the feeling of ‘what was the point?’. To make your short stories more effective, try to keep in mind these following points while … Continue reading

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Read ahead: “The Sniper”

The Sniper By Liam O’Flaherty. …….The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the … Continue reading

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