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Mr.  Dashan  Gaskin
Language Arts Teacher - Grades 7 & 8
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Assignments - Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC(Archived)
Freak the Mighty (Chapters 5-14)
Due Date: 9/23/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC

Students will be reading chapters five through fourteen.  Students will have a vocabulary quiz after chapter nine of the novel.  In addition, five students will lead the class in discussion, and we will have more in-class activities post discussion to further enhance students' understanding of the novel.  

Finishing the unit on The Cay
Due Date: 5/18/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC

This week, we are finishing the remaining chapters of the novel The Cay, chapters sixteen through nineteen, and the accompanying student-led discussions, handouts, and activities for these chapters.  Students will then have a test on Friday on the unit, consisting of multiple choice questions on the reading, qustions about the literary elements discussed during this unit (symbolism, personification, simile, and foreshadow), and an essay question.  

The Cay (Chapters 4-8): Reading, Discussion, and Activities
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC

This week, students will read chapters and complete a variety of critical thinking activities, comprehension questions, and student-led discussions.  

Finishing The Pigman / Introducing The Cay
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC

This week, students will finish the last two chapters of the novel The Pigman, chapters fourteen and fifteen.  We will have a variety of different activities to address these chapters including comprehension questions, student-led discussions, and essay writing.  They will have a mid-week test on the novel consisting of multiple choice questions and an essay.  They will be allowed to use the text on the assessment.  Later in the week, we will transition into our next novel The Cay.  Students will conduct and present research on the historical context of this novel and its setting, WWII and the island of Curacao respectively.  

The Pigman Comprehension Questions and Activities
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: Language Arts Grade 8 - ACC

This week, students will be reading The Pigman while answering comprehension questions on each chapter and completing various curriculum-based, critical thinking activities on the reading.