Our class is continuing to read the book The Giver. We are all enjoying it and anxiously waiting so see what happens with Jonas. We are learning new words each week that are related to the story. In grammar, we learned about simple sentences, and now we are working on compound sentences.
On Friday, we wrote essays with topics that related to the novel The Giver. We will finish them this week, and hopefully finish the book too.
Word of the Week: Thwart (prevent someone from accomplishing something.)
Building a “Book House” for a mitzvah project…
Last week we had a vocabulary review quiz for the Bud, Not Buddy words; the final test on these words will be this Friday. We are continuing to read Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. We have just finished chapters thirteen and fourteen.
We are also working on compound sentences. One way to fix a run-on sentence is by using FANBOYS. FANBOYS are coordinating conjunctions that join two independent clauses with a comma (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so). You can also use a semi-colon without a fanboy, or you can just use a period to separate two independent clauses.
Word of the Week: Squalor (a state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect.)
Last week the eighth grade continued reading To Kill a Mockingbird. We also continued our lessons on commas. Commas can be used to separate items in a series, set off a closer, set off an interrupter, or set off an opener. Commas can also be used to separate two independent clauses when used with a FANBOY. We had a big vocabulary test on Friday using the words we have learned from To Kill a Mockingbird. Most of us are enjoying the book. We are waiting to find out what will happen with Boo Radley and also Tom Robinson.
Word of the Week: Apoplectic (overcome with extreme anger).
Mitzvah trip~”Shabbat in a bag”