Our greatest glory is not in never failing,
but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
English School Supply List 14-15
Welcome back to another exciting year of scholarship at Carl Hankey. Below is the list of supplies highly recommended for your English class.
Your district proved gmail account
One expo dry erase marker (dark color) and eraser
ONE binder 2 inches wide or bigger
5 Dividers (labeled as: vocab, grammar, literature, projects, handouts )
College ruled binder paper (keep supply at home)
One pencil pouch
Several pencils with erasers (keep two in your pencil pouch)
2 Red pens
2 Blue or Black pens
Highlighters (yellow, green, and blue)
Silent Reading Book
Two Subject Spiral Notebook (for literature circles and reflections)
One 2” Note Card Ring (for flashcards)
4 Packs of 3”by 5” Note Cards
*Note: It is highly advised that the final draft of writing assignments is typed. Please be sure to devise a strategy to type and print your assignments before their due date. If you need access to a computer, see me.
8th Grade Core Novel List (updated for 2013-2014)
Every 8th grader at Carl Hankey K-8 will read a variety of novels both in and outside of the classroom. All students will read the following during the 2014-2015 school year.
My Brother Sam is Dead - Collier & Collier (in class novel)
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Taylor (in class novel)
Twelve Angry Men - Rose (in class play)
Night - Wiesel (literature circle book)
The following novels are optional reading for extra credit quizzes throughout the school year. Students may take a total of one optional quiz per quarter for a maximum of 10 extra credit points. Students must get at least 20/30 questions correct in order to receive extra credit.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Speare
Nothing But the Truth - Avi
Freak the Mighty - Philbrick
The Outsiders - Hinton
Out of the Dust - Hesse
Ishi, Last of His Tribe -Kroeber
And Then There Were None - Christie
The Face on the Milk Carton - Cooney
Hawk Walk of Fame 1,000,000 Word Challenge
Keep track of your reading to achieve the Million Word goal for the year.
Use the following website to find the word count:
Good luck and happy reading!