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8th Grade ELA Introduction to Anne Frank

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ID Cards

Anne Frank Diary



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6th Grade Extreme Weather

8th Grade Memorial Project

I can analyze and evaluate statues and monuments and determine their significance.

I can choose a monument from a given list.

I can create an informational brochure and an invitation to an unveiling ceremony for the statue or monument.

You have been asked to represent a statue or monument. You will research that statue or monument and create an informational brochure and invitation to the unveiling of your statue or monument.

sample statue.pub  

***Resave this document into your document folder so that tomorrow you DO NOT download it again.***

Important Link for research



The Leaving by Tara Altebrando

Eleven years ago, six kindergarteners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to.

Until today. Today five of those kids return. They're sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn't really recognize the person she's supposed to be, either. But she thinks she remembers Lucas. Lucas remembers Scarlett, too, except they're entirely unable to recall where they've been or what happened to them. Neither of them remember the sixth victim, Max. He doesn't come back. Everyone wants answers. Most of all Max's sister Avery, who needs to find her brother--dead or alive--and isn't buying this whole memory-loss story.


Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father—as he usually does—and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter and his dad get back in the car and leave him there—alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one another against all odds. Told from the alternating viewpoints of Peter and Pax.



Booked by Kwame Alexander

Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/
can’t nobody cop you…
In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning novel THE CROSSOVER,  soccer, family, love, and friendship, take center stage as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Helping him along are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read.  
This electric and heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!


Rollergirl by Victoria Jamieson

Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead, and so begins the toughest summer of Astrid's life. There are bumps and bruises as Astrid learns who she is without Nicole...and what it takes to be a strong, tough roller girl.


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6th Grade Weather

Hurricane- http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/geography/natural-disasters-hurricanes.html

Tornado- http://www.curriculumbits.com/prodimages/details/geography/natural-disasters-tornadoes.html

Tsunami http://www.curriculumbits.com/geography/natural-disasters-tsunami/


Tornado https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/a4ec63524f9fd1fa5d72be63bd6b29cf/FEMA_FS_tornado_508_8-15-13.pdf

Tsunami  https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/26ea1ceee22e73558b01030a4a0d7c47/FEMA_FS_tsunami_508-8-15-13.pdf

 Hurricane https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/253331ac179d32652a4d0cbf7fb3e6eb/FEMA_FS_hurricanes_508_8-15-13.pdf


 Survival kit- http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/what-would-you-put-in-your-emergency-go-bag/?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Hurricane-  http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/hurricane-profile/

Storm at your home!- http://perfectstorms.history.ca/yourStorm/


Disaster Master Game  https://www.ready.gov/kids/games/data/dm-english/index.html

many games on extreme weather http://interactivesites.weebly.com/severe-weather-and-natural-disasters.html








6th grade science project

Your task will be research an environmental issue and to create an advertisement on how to solve your issue.


You will be logging into your discovery education account and creating a board. You will use the following resources to create your project:






8th Grade Science


Create a tri-fold brochure for a doctor’s office waiting room. The brochure should provide patients with information about one of the genetic disorders listed below. Assume that most of the patients of your audience are adults with a typical high school
science background.



After researching the disorder, make an informational pamphlet that could be given to patients. The pamphlet must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 unfolded. This brochure should be of professional quality. It must fully inform the reader of all issues pertaining to the genetic disorder. Again, use the questions provided to guide your research. Your brochure will be graded based on accuracy, completeness, and creativity. Visual representations (pictures, graphs, etc.) should be incorporated into the brochure. Give credit for graphics you did not make.


step1.png Select a TOPIC (or SUBTOPIC)
step2.gif Locate & Explore Resources
step3.png Evaluate Your Sources
step4.png Outline & Take Notes
step5.gif Write the Brochure
step6.jpg Cite Your Sources
step7.png Proofread/Revise