The Boy in Striped Pajamas: Section 3
8-11This week 8th grade students will take Social Studies and Science Milestones Test on Monday and Tuesday.
We encourage students to get plenty of sleep and come to school prepared for these assessments.
Wednesday, we will resume our regular ELA class and continue reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. We will finish chapters 7 and 8, then focus on Section 3, chapters 8-10.
Chapter 9: Bruno Remembers that He Used to Enjoy Exploration
Chapter 10: The Dot that Became a Speck That Became a Blob...
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Section 2
This week 8th grade will be taking their Math Milestones Tests on Monday and Tuesday. We strongly encourage that students eat a healthy breakfast and come to school well rested, so they can better focus on each test section.
Wednesday, we will continue reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and complete activities for each section of the text. We will focus on Section 2, which contains chapters 5 through 8. Students will complete activities for these chapters.
Section 2: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Chapter 5: Out of Bounds at all Times and No Exceptions
Chapter 6: The Overpaid Maid
Chapter 7: How Mother Took Credit for Something She Hadn't Done
Chapter 8: Why Grandmother Stormed Out
There will be a quiz on Friday covering Holocaust vocabulary (click on the link to study the words).
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Section 1
This week 8th grade will be taking their ELA Milestones Tests on Monday and Tuesday. We strongly encourage that students eat a healthy breakfast and come to school well rested, so they can better focus on each test section.
Wednesday, we will begin reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, a 2006 Holocaust novel by Irish novelist John Boyne. We will alternate reading with the audio-book version of the novel and complete activities for each section of the text.
This week we will focus on Section 1, which contains chapters 1 through 4. Students will complete a brochure, due Friday, describing the setting, characters and highlighting important details from this section.
Section 1: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Chapter 1: Bruno Makes a Discovery
Chapter 2: The New House
Chapter 3: The Hopeless Case
Chapter 4: What they See Through the Window
The Challenge to Make a Difference
The world has dark pages in its history, and at times the challenge of righting such immeasurable wrongs seems impossible. Reading a series of narratives about the Holocaust will reveal the worst in human behavior, but it will also show how individuals can find light in the darkness. In this unit, students will present the voices of fictional or real people who fought the darkness of the Holocaust by helping, hoping, or persevering. Students will also apply the lessons of the past to start making a difference today by raising awareness and encouraging people to take action about a significant national or global issue.
~ from ELA Grade 8 Springboard text ~
Students will begin by unpacking the unit and familiarizing with the academic vocabulary and literary terms they will study as they study the narratives.
Goals for this unit:
Upcoming Milestones Test Dates for 8th Grade:
-Password is: student ID
Skill Practice : studentID@ecms