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304-326-7142

Fax:  304-842-6275

Braves

Mrs. Edgell

8th Grade English 



My name is Ashley Edgell and I teach Eighth grade English.  I love the English language and I love teaching my students to appreciate it and use it to its maximum potential. I enjoy reading novels and I love to discuss them with my students.  Recommendations Welcome!! smiley I am a graduate of Fairmont State University with a Bachelors in Secondary English Education with a Minor in Journalism. I have two wonderful children and an amazing family.  I am a Bridgeport Native and proud to be a BRAVE!!


Scholastic online order code (ONLINE CODE:  GYFGB)

** If nothing is indicated on the calendar date below, that means there is no homework for that night



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Halloween Webquest--Copy and paste the link below for your webquest. Answer all questions per each activity on a sheet of paper to turn in. this will not be a digital submission

http://www.onestopenglish.com/teenagers/topic-based-materials/festivals/october/webquest-halloween/552316.article


Selma-The Bridge to the Ballot (copy and paste link on IPAD to get to scavenger hunt)


 http://www.mpsaz.org/taylor/staff/jtmcevers/links/files/1-civil_rights_scavenger_hunt.doc


The Monsters are Due On Maple Street Play

https://ccms.buncombeschools.org/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=3313039


Sound of Thunder Text  (copy and paste link)???????     http://web1.nbed.nb.ca/sites/ASD-S/1820/J%20Johnston/short%20stories/A%20Sound%20of%20Thunder%20with%20questions%20--Ray%20Bradbury.pdf


Pink and Say text-(copy and paste link)    http://vvjh.vviewisd.net/ourpages/auto/2015/9/1/74559956/Historical%20Fiction.pdf


For the Birds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWIVoW9jAOs

Ormie the Pig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUm-vAOmV1o


CRLS Research Guide

http://www.crlsresearchguide.org/



CONFLICT Power Point

http://tmeredith22.weebly.com/uploads/3/8/4/1/38419525/literary-conflict-powerpoint__3___1_.ppt


ARTICLES for Propoganda analysis

file:///C:/Users/ashley.edgell/Downloads/SKM_454e17120410300.pdf 


LEFT- These are the general requiredments for your Ghost Story

RIGHT-This is how you will send it to me

Emancipation Proclamation      https://constitutioncenter.org/media/files/ep_miniposter.pdf

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco  http://vvjh.vviewisd.net/ourpages/auto/2015/9/1/74559956/Historical%20Fiction.pdf

*copy and paste the links into search bars

SNOW DAY/Winter Curriculum extra credit- You may choose to do the following activities on a snow day and turn in the immediate day of return to school for bonus points.  Read the following article by clicking on the link below.  You may choose to do one activity per snow day beginning with Activity 1 (complete in order).  More than one for one day will not receive additional credit.

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek


Activity1- read and summarize the Snow Fall/Tunnel Creek Sections of the article.  (4-5 well developed paragraphs)

Activity2- Print and highlight all instances of imagery and vivid language used in the Snow Fall/Tunnel Creek Sections

Activity3-read and summarize the "To the Peak" section. (3-4 well developed paragraphs)

Activity 4-write a 15 line poem that rhymes that expresses the main points of the "To the Peak" Section

Activity5-read and summarize "The Descent Begins (3-4 well developed paragraphs)

(You may do any of the same activities with the  last three sections-blur of white, discovery, word spreads)

Activity 6-create a timeline of events of the entire article

Activity 7-create a mural that represents the events describe in all sections of the article

Activity 8 -watch the "Avalanche at Tunnel Creek" documentary in the word spreads section.  Create a journal entry, 4-5 paragraphs long expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions post viewing


Grammar Powerpoint Scrapbook

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Modern Day Utopias

http://www.zegg.de/en/community/zegg-community.html.

http://thefarmcommunity.com

http://ecovillageithaca.org

http://crystalwaters.org.au

https://arcosanti.org

http://arden.delaware.gov

http://www.acorncommunity.org/about/community/

http://www.twinoaks.org

http://www.polestargardens.org

http://www.zegg.de/en/community/zegg-community.html.

http://thefarmcommunity.com

http://ecovillageithaca.org

http://crystalwaters.org.au

https://arcosanti.org

http://arden.delaware.gov

http://www.acorncommunity.org/about/community/

http://www.twinoaks.org

http://www.polestargardens.org





Next click the following link or copy and paste it to dircet you to a collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.  http://www.language-express.ca/_resources/Nursery-Rhymes-Songs-Fingerplays-Printable-Cards.pdf

Once you choose one that you like, you will be rewriting it as a 3-4 paragragh ghost story.  Remember the elements of How to Write a Ghost Story! Be sure to include all trademark characters and events of the nursery rhyme. You may add to them but do not leave them out. Be creative!