Mrs. Cabel

Go Knights!

Posted: September 26, 2018

As we read like writers, we discover some important strategies for our own writing.  I've put some of our discoveries on these charts.

Posted: September 25, 2018

We held a mock election on Monday to coincide with the provincial election and what do you know...our results were very similar to the adult results in our riding, with the People's Alliance clinching the victory.

Posted: September 25, 2018

We are now in the process of drafting our snapshot moments.  Today we looked at how the author Elie Wiesel slows down time in his writing by using the countdown strategy.  We discovered that this strategy would work well in our own writing pieces.  

Homework for Friday: Students have been reading during SSR and hopefully at home.  On Monday, they were given a reading response assignment, which is to be completed for Friday.  It requires the answering of 5 questions in short paragraph-long responses (2-3 sentences).  This is to be completed on the book they've been reading during SSR.  If they've recently completed a book, they are welcome to do the assignment on that book.

Posted: September 21, 2018

ELA 8: Don't forget to complete your snapshot moment planning sheets for Monday.

Social Studies 8: Great job presenting the political party platforms today.  Big vote on Monday!

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Posted: September 19, 2018

ELA 8: Today we chose topics for our snapshot moments. Don't forget the "reading like a writer" assignment is due tomorrow.  Some helpful hints:  when commenting in the margins, you can include why you think the author chose that strategy, how that strategy adds to the piece, or why you think it's effective.

Social Studies 8: Today we presented our pitches for how we would like to spend money on the outdoor parts of our school.  We also began a new assignment, which has students working in groups to research the platform of a political party.  Students will be presenting this information during Friday's class.  On Monday we will hold our own school vote!

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Posted: September 18, 2018

The students have received an assignment to complete for Thursday.  We have been "reading like writers" for the past week in partners and groups and today we began an assessment of this task.  This assignment is individual and will be handed in for marks.  Students can look at the example gallery on this website or the examples on the walls of the classroom, to help them.

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Posted: September 14, 2018

We are gearing up to create pitches as part of our Elections unit.  The scenario: The provincial government has agreed to give Dr. Losier Middle School money to enhance the school yard.  As a group, prepare a pitch to the school...

Posted: September 14, 2018

Our grade eights are doing a great job of "reading like writers".  We've worked on this as a whole class, in groups and partners, and next will be an individual assignment.  We are learning a lot of strategies from our mentor texts that we can apply to our own writing when we start our snapshot...

Posted: September 12, 2018

And 8R is the first class to try out our writable surfaces!  Great job collaborating on the white board tables, everyone!

Posted: September 12, 2018

Dont forget to put the finishing touches on your six word memoirs!


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