Friday, October 12, 2018

Emails and Flipgrid Information

My email is:

For 1st period only: Mrs Strapp's email:


If you are working on Flipgrid over the weekend, DO NOT record into it. Record your video on your regular camera on your phone. I will show you how to up load it to Flipgrid on Tuesday. 

If you plan to video half, then have your partner video half, make sure you know how to edit them together, as that's not something I'm knowledgeable about.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Classwork from 10/4

For students who owe the classwork from 10/4/18, items to be completed are listed below:

1. Page 260 Number 4 ONLY! Answer on your bellwork paper.

2. Page 261 Vocabulary Strategy. Answer on your bellwork paper.

This work must be handed in by Monday for recovery of credit.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Instructions for 10/3 and 10/4

Bellwork & Classwork:

Complete this in your notebook for each article. You will have 2 separate entries. Do each article one at a time, page 247 & 256:

1.   Title of article and author

2.   Three important vocabulary words from the article. Include the definition, either the given one or in your own words

3.   List three important details or fact from the article in complete sentences. Explain why they are important.

4.   Write a summary of the article in one paragraph. Include in your summary the main idea from the text and the three details to support your summary. Use the three vocabulary words in your writing.

Friday, September 28, 2018

9/28/18 Agenda


Language Arts:


What are some important elements you should include in a good PSA?


Students will design and make their own PSA poster about safe driving for teenagers. Visual and written details must convey the appropriate message to the correct audience.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Accessing the online ebook

This instruction is for my Language Arts classes should you need to access our ebook online. 

1. Go to Vportal
2. Choose Digital Resources
3. Choose Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
4. Choose 8th Grade from the drop down menu.
5. Choose Student ebook.
6. If you have the page number, click in the black line at the top, input the page number, then press enter/return.

9/27/18 Agendas


Language Arts:


Answer these questions for bellwork in your notebook: What is a PSA? What makes a good PSA effective?

Using their own technology, students will use Nearpod to complete lesson activities on analyzing diverse media. 

Nearpod is accessed through Vportal or via a web browser using the URL:

To join a lesson, use the correct code for your class period (codes are not case sensitive). Put both your first and last name in the name box. Put your class period in the Other box. 

After answering long answer questions, press the submit button before going onto the next slide, or your work will be lost. 

1st - HBYPX
3rd - ZWJNT
7th - SJXKW


Students will work on on lessons about sharing safely online and effective search strategies. 

9/24-9/26/18 Agendas


Language Arts

Students will use the iReady system to complete a diagnostic reading test.


Students will work on the article, " Reports from the Ruins of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906" focusing on citing text evidence and answering the question - How do people respond to tragedy?