SGMS Continuous Learning Platform

Mrs. Lawner


Week of March 30 (Wed-Thurs): 8th Grade

Write sentences with Words to Know Lesson 20 words:*

  • Stigma – a mark of shame
  • Truculent – easily angered, having “a chip on one’s shoulder” (Bad attitude)
  • Ulterior – hidden (ulterior motive)
  • Vestige – a small amount, a trace of something
  • Wary – cautious, alert, being on guard

*If you turned in sentences before the break, you do not have to do them again.

Read pages 492-498 in the American History text and answers the questions on the handout Chapter 18, Section1, which I gave out before the break.



All Grades – Monologue Assignment (will also be used in Mrs. McCool’s class)

Monologue: In theatre, a monologue is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience. Monologues are common across the range of dramatic media, as well as in non-dramatic media such as poetry. (Wikipedia)

Your assignment is to write a monologue, which you will record and send to Mrs. McCool later, about what life is like during this period of pandemic and sheltering in place. As we know from our study of history, first person accounts (primary sources) are an important source for historians to learn about historical events and how people lived through them. You are living in an historical time right now, so record your experiences and feelings in writing. You can pretend you are 50 years in the future and are describing the Coronavirus pandemic to your grandchildren, or you can make up another scenario in which you are telling your story. You can write about what’s happening in the world, what’s happening in your life and the lives of those around you, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, write how you feel about what’s happening and how it affects you. Give details and describe specific events or activities. Your monologue should be between 250 and 400 words. The rubric for the performance of the monologue is being posted as well.

This monologue is due April 9. Please make sure you write it with plenty of time to re-read and edit it.  And try reading it aloud to hear how it sounds. You can even read it to the people you are sheltering in place with, to see if they have comments for you.

Standards and Benchmarks

CC Writing IV.3, 4, 10; CC Speaking V.1; Arts Anchor 10

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