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Accelerated Reader Due Dates
Accelerated Reader Due Dates
All 8th grade students have the same AR requirement (Please read the gold packet carefully for all rules and expectations):
 
To earn full credit, students must EARN 15 points worth of books in quarters 1 and 2. Check the number of points for the book, and you earn the points for the questions you get right on the computer test.  For example, if you earn 70% on a 10 point book, you EARN 7 points toward the 15 point goal.  Each quarter you may combine 1, 2, or 3 books to reach your 15 point goal. In quarters 3 and 4, if you meet that goal, it works like bonus because AR is optional in those quarters.
 
Remember that many books with movies are not on AR, including Thirteen Reasons Why, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, and series such as Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, Lightning Theif, and others. NO LIT BOOKS count towards AR except Tuesdays with Morrie. Please check your gold handout for other movie/books without AR tests and when in doubt, ask your ELA teacher.
 
Check here to find the point values and book levels for your reading choices.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the lists.
 
Click here to go to Ms. Brown's AR blog to read summaries of many AR books that students read in the past.

Qr. 1 AR due Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Qr. 2 AR due Thursday, January 11, 2018
Qr. 3 OPTIONAL BONUS AR due Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Qr. 4 OPTIONAL BONUS AR due Thursday, May 31, 2018
 
Class Handouts and Homework
Class assignments and handouts which can be uploaded are here.  Feel free to download and print any of these handouts, especially if you have lost or misplaced something that you need.

The requirements for the final paragraph, the reflection. This paragraph should be spell checked and proofread before going below your final subtopic in your website.
The visual components, the Works Cited, and the oral presentation rubrics. This paper must be turned in when you do your oral presentation.
50 points for research (facts), writing, quotes, conventions, style, etc. You must turn this in on Tuesday, May 29 in class.
This checklist will help you figure out if you are "behind" in this project. If you keep up with this checklist, you will finish this project on time with little stress.
This is the yellow paper given in class describing this project and the calendar to pace it out.
Quiz on March 26.
Etymology, prefixes, roots, homophones, etc.
Words you will use all year.
Guidelines for what to put in an intro, body, and conclusion paragraph.
Notes on elements of suspense, Poe, narrators, dashes, and Venn Diagram
Notes on thesis, topic sentences, direct quotes, No Nos, and transitions
A list of the words learned in 7th grade you should use this year.
This is the welcome letter that was sent home in social studies class. It introduces you to Team Rooney. Please sign and return to Mr. Bushmire. You can print a copy for your reference.
Here are directions for creating an account and adding sources.
The pictures used on this web page have been used with the permission of Discovery Education.
HW Links
Any link you may need to complete your assignments in ELA will be posted here.
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