Unit Overviews


7th L.A.:
Our December unit centers around a short story by L. Frank Baum (writer of Wizard of OZ), entitled "A Kidnapped Santa Claus." Students will complete a variety of activities within the unit: annotating text, constructing and answering critical thinking questions, vocabulary comprehension and application, making inferences and citing textual evidence. The final assessment will be a creative writing piece in which students apply the learned grammar concepts into an original piece focusing on the origins of one of the characters in our short story.

8th L.A.: 
Our December unit will continue focus on a mixture of descriptive writing and grammar skills. Descriptive writing portions will allow students to tap into their creativity, implement higher level transition words, and focus on style and structure of narratives. Our grammar portion will be aimed at preparing students for the upcoming high school entrance exams and pertinent skills on the test.  Notes for the entire unit are on GC entitled "Grammar and Writing Notes for November", along work documents and due dates as they are each assigned.

8th Religion:
Mass reports are due the Tuesday after Sunday mass. These are counted for a grade, as well as part of the 8th grade Confirmation preparation. This unit we will refer back to our purple book "Blest Are We."  Book pages are to be read independently or in class together, while following the guided notes/ study guide posted on GC. The current unit stems around Advent and Christmas and there will be a unit test before Christmas break.  It is essential for students to take notes as each section of the book has a test, as well as the Catholic Beliefs test that encompasses the entire Confirmation and faith history.

8th Social Studies:
please see Ms. Ippolito's page



8th Vocab: 
Vocab units will typically span 2 weeks, with starting a new unit on Monday, correcting pages the following Wednesday, and testing the following Thursday.

Unit 6 begins Wednesday 12/2. Workbook pages due Wednesday 12/9. Test will be administered virtually Thursday 12/15