Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Outsiders: A Novel Look at Film

Eighth grade students just finished reading and studying the award-winning novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.  Since it was first published in 1967, it has remained a popular book among teenagers here at Avonworth.

We will conclude the novel unit by watching the PG-13 movie, The Outsiders: The Complete Novel on  Wednesday, October 22.  The Francis Ford Coppola movie was rereleased in 2005 and captures the spirit of the young adult characters and themes prevalent in the novel.   The author S.E. Hinton helped direct the movie and even played a small part in it. 

Students will learn how to critically watch the film and reflect on key elements of the novel as they complete their “Movie to Film Analysis” sheets.   After comparing and contrasting the movie’s character development, conflicts and themes to those within the novel, students will write and discuss their own reviews of the movie.

If you do not want your student to view the movie, please download, sign and return the linked form by Monday, October 20.   An alternative activity will be provided for students who will not watch the movie.

Magazine Fundraiser

Please remember to sell magazines for the student council! This fundraiser supports many school activities and field trips! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Important Dates and Events

Friday, October 17
[Social Studies] Up Front Ebola DUE
Monday, October 20
Reading] AR due
[Social Studies] Immigration Stations DUE
Tuesday, October 21
 [IM 1] Quiz
 [sci] Quiz: Newton's Laws
Wednesday, October 22
 [Social Studies] Chapter 2/3 Test
 2 Hr Delay Teacher In-Service
 [event] Outsiders Movie
Friday, October 24
 [sci] Unit Test: Newton's Laws
Tuesday, October 28
[End of First 9 Weeks]
Wednesday, October 29
[Start of Second 9 Weeks]

Monday, October 13, 2014

Magazine Fundraiser Post Cards

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Please remember to fill out and return your magazine fundraiser postcards. They are due to your period A teachers tomorrow!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

This week...

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This week... 
No School 10/13 for students - ACT 80 Day
Wed: Reading-Finish The Outsiders & Theme Stcky Nte Assgnmnt due 
Fri: Civics-Test Chptr 2&3