Pope ELA 3rd-3rd 2021-2022 Assignments

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ABC's of 8th Grade Slides in Google Classroom

ABC's of 8th Grade Slides

For each letter of the alphabet, think of something from this school year (subject, friend, teacher, events, music, movies, etc).

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Journal Entry 1 - The Pearl  in Google Classroom

Journal Entry 1 - The Pearl

Journal Entry 1
You have won a $10 million lottery.  Write one paragraph for each question on: 


1. What would you do with the money?
2. How would your life change? For better and for worse. 
3. Would you be happier?  How? Why?

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Final Draft - Argument Essay 2 in Google Classroom

Final Draft - Argument Essay 2

Use the attached Google Doc to write your final draft.

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Argument Essay 1 Final Draft in Google Classroom

Argument Essay 1 Final Draft

Type your final draft of our argument essay about the game "Killer" in the attached Google Doc.   Remember to continue to improve, edit, and revise your writing as you go.  This is a test grade.

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Top 3 reasons + evidence in Google Classroom

Top 3 reasons + evidence

Fill in this organizer with the top 3 reasons that support both sides of the debate:  students should and should not be allowed to play "Killer."  Then, find evidence from the article to support each reason.

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Slang Paragraph (Achieve January 10) in Google Classroom

Slang Paragraph (Achieve January 10)

Write a paragraph using at least 5 of the slang words from the Achieve article, "It's Slang, Can You Dig It?"

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StoryJumper Project in Google Classroom

StoryJumper Project

Go to www.storyjumper.com
Click 'Login', click 'Sign in with Google', and login with your school Google account.
Click on the the class named 'Pope ELA 3rd'.
Click '+ Create book' to start your book.

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Ellipses and Dashes Quiz - Written Portion in Google Classroom

Ellipses and Dashes Quiz - Written Portion

Write at least two sentences.  Use an ellipsis (or ellipses) to show a pause or hesitation or the passage of time.  Then, use a dash to show a break in thought, or a change in the flow of the sentence, or before a list.  You can look at example sentences from the worksheets we completed this week.

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Scary Scene/Story in Google Classroom

Scary Scene/Story

Use this document to write a scary scene or story.   It must be short as it is due at the end of class tomorrow.  If we have time, we will read them in class.  Bwahhahahahahahhah!

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Fictional Narrative 2 Final Draft in Google Classroom

Fictional Narrative 2 Final Draft

Type your fictional narrative 2 in the attached Google Doc.  Turn it in when done.

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Nearpod - Show, Don't Tell in Google Classroom

Nearpod - Show, Don't Tell

Click on the link below to complete the Nearpod lesson on how to "show" and not "tell" in your narrative writing.

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Fictional Narrative Final Draft 1 in Google Classroom

Fictional Narrative Final Draft 1

Type the final draft of your fictional narrative in the attached Google Doc.   The rubric is also attached so you can check the quality of your work.

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Nearpod - Crazy House Short Narrative in Google Classroom

Nearpod - Crazy House Short Narrative

In the Nearpod, view the 360 degree images of the Crazy House in Vietnam.  There are 4 different images.  Then, write a fictional narrative about the crazy people who live there. 

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IXL Diagnostic  in Google Classroom

IXL Diagnostic

1. Login to IXL through Clever. 
2.  Click on "Diagnostic" 
3.  Click on "Enter the Arena" 
4.  Select "Language" from the drop-down menu on the right.  Make sure you aren't doing MATH!  Mr. Pope can't help you with that! 
5.  Stop after 35 minutes.  We will continue the diagnostic tomorrow. 


There is a pdf and video attached to explain these steps if you need help.

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IXL Skill: Personification  in Google Classroom

IXL Skill: Personification

1. Login to IXL.  Go to Skills.  Choose M.1. Use Personification. 
2. Practice until you get to a score of 85.  
3.  That's it!  

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Tuesday, September 7:  Achieve Article,

Tuesday, September 7: Achieve Article, "High-Tech Hide and Seek"

1.  Article, "High-Tech Hide and Seek"
2.  Complete all steps except for the Thought Question
3.  Just to repeat, you do not have to do the Thought Question. 
4.  Have you turned in your personal narrative final draft?
5.  Have you completed the Achieve from last week? (Sneakers on the Brain)

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Personal Narrative Final Draft in Google Classroom

Personal Narrative Final Draft

1.  Look over the rubric. 
2.  Make any revisions to your story to make it an A. 
3.  Type your final draft in this Google Doc. 
4.  Turn it in when finished. 
5.  Due Thursday - September 2nd.

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Tuesday, August 31st - The Great Rat Hunt (External and Internal Conflict) in Google Classroom

Tuesday, August 31st - The Great Rat Hunt (External and Internal Conflict)

1.  Read the personal narrative, "The Great Rat Hunt."  It is attached below
2.  You can also listen to an audio recording of the book - see below. 
3.  Use the attached Google Doc to record three example of external conflict and three example of internal conflict in the story. Turn in when you are done.

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Monday, August 30 - Achieve 3000 in Google Classroom

Monday, August 30 - Achieve 3000

1.  Login to Achieve 3000 through Clever (GMS website - students - Clever Sign-On)   Clever long:  Username = PIN,  Password = Birthdate MM/DD/YYYY  (For example 01/22/2021)
2.  Article:  "Sneakers on the Brain" 
3.  Do all 5 steps including the Thought Question
4.  For the Thought Question, write one good paragraph (4-6 sentences). 
5.  Hit "turn in" on this assignment when finished, so I know you are done.

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Tell the Story in Google Classroom

Tell the Story

Watch both of these short videos- "The Present" or "Coin Operated", and then write the story from the point of view of one of the characters.   Be creative - give us some background details (what happened to the boy's leg, the dog's leg?  Why did the boy in Coin Operated spend his whole life selling lemonade?)


So, 1. pick one story:  The Present, or Coin Operated. 
2.  Tell the story from the point of view of a character (video game boy, the dog, or the rocket boy).
3.  Explain some of the things that the film leaves out - "why" things happened.   Do they have names?  Etc.