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Welcome to 8th Grade ELA

My name is Mrs. Golden and this is my 10th year at Bon Lin Middle School.  I am excited about what this year has in store for us. There is no place I would rather B than Bon Lin Middle School.  I am teaching four language arts classes this year and I am one of the Beta Club sponsors.  

Bell Schedule - 8th Grade (only)

Homeroom - 7:40 - 8:03

1st Period 8:06 - 9:09

2nd Period 9:12 - 10:15

3rd Period10:18 - 11:21

 4th / 5th Period11:24 - 12:58

5th Period 1:01 - 2:04

6th Period 2:07 - 3:00



Curriculum Content - Novels

Q1 "Flowers for Algernon"






Recent Posts

This Week:

Bell Work:

- "Fun ACT Practice" 


- Independent Reading


- Ixl

- Read Theory

- Elements of Fiction and Point of View


- The Treachery of Images (evaluating images, and drawing conclusions based on perception vs. reality)

- The Ransom of Red Chief

- Discussion Questions

- Reading Check


Standards Week 1 & Part of 2

8.RL.KID.1---Analyze what the text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing relevant textual evidence.
8.RL.KID.2---Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary.
8.RL.KID.3---Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
8.RL.CS.4---Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including allusions to other texts, repetition of words and phrases, and analogies.
8.RL.CS.5---Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
8.RL.CS.6---Analyze how similarities and differences in the points of view of the audience and the characters create effects such as suspense, humor, or dramatic irony.

8.RI.KID.2---Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary.
8.RI.KID.3---Analyze the techniques used to distinguish between and to make connections among individuals, ideas, or events in a text.

8.RI.CS.4---Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone, including analogies and allusions to other texts.
8.RI.IKI.7---Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a particular topic or idea.

8.W.PDW.4---Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)


Binders / Notes

Some students still do not have an ELA binder.  All students need one with the following divider tabs:

- Bellwork

- Daily Assignments

- Notes

- iXl / Misc.

- Returned Papers

I checked a few binders yesterday, and found work that should have been turned in, and FIT tickets that are now late.  I also have several classwork assignments posted on my door with no names.  




Week 4

This Week We Will...

Complete Fairy Tale Annotations -- The main purpose for this activity was to identify literary elements in context

- Write Objective Summary using a Read Theory Article

- Read Progress Reports 1 - 3 of Flowers for Algernon  / Cornell Notes

- Aimsweb District Benchmark

- Literary Elements Test -- Friday (9/6/19)