Knapp, Robert

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Knapp

Captain Knapp

English 8 Teacher
e-mail= rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us
Calendar of Tests, Quizzes, and Assignments: 
http://riversidems.sharpschool.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=5983456&pageId=9613668

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Attention! Please feel free to contact me and submit completed assignments each and every day via my email (rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us) or share a document with me on Google Docs. 

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nglish 8:
Assignments to be completed during the school closure due to the Corona virus:

During the week of March 16-20, please listen to the attached audio-book (see hyperlink below) to complete The Call of the Wild. Please begin at 2:14:00 and be prepared for a quiz on Friday, March 20.
The Call of the Wild Audiobook 

Quiz Grade: Please submit a short answer to the following question on Friday, March 20:
After listening to the conclusion of The Call of the Wild on audio book above, tell me whether Buck chose to stay with John Thornton or return to the wild with the wolf pack. Why did he choose to do what he did? You may submit your answer via email or by sharing a Google Doc with me.

Pop Quiz question for March 18: Who is known for, not only creating the "horror story" format, but also the "short story" format that everyone tries to emulate? (email me your answers on March 18 to receive a quiz grade of 100%) Include both your  answer and your own name.

During the week of March 23-27, please view the attached movie for The Call of the Wild, and complete the attached movie review assignment (see hyperlinks below). This assignment will be due on Friday, March 27. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have completed them. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
The Call of the Wild Movie
Call of the Wild Movie Review

During the week of March 30-April 3, please view the attached documentary (see hyperlink below). This will be a preview to our reading/discussion of the play The Diary of Anne Frank during the fourth marking period. Please complete the writing assignment (see link below) after your viewing of the documentary. The writing assignment will be due on Friday, April 3. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
Anne Frank Remembered Documentary
Anne Frank Writing Assignment

During the week of April 6-10, please view the movie The Wave (see hyperlink below). This will be a preview of our reading/discussion of the novel during the fourth marking period. Please complete the attached writing assignment after viewing the movie (see link below). The writing assignment will be due on Thursday, April 9. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
The Wave Movie
The Wave Writing Assignment

During the week of April 20-24, please listen to the audio story The White Umbrella (see hyperlink below). After listening, please complete the attached essay response. The essay will be due on Friday, April 24. I do, however. suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
The White Umbrella Audio
The White Umbrella Essay Response

During the week of April 27-May 1, please listen to the audio story The Medicine Bag (see hyperlink below). After listening, please complete the attached essay response. The essay will be due on Friday, May 1. I do, however. suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
The Medicine Bag
The Medicine Bag Essay Response

During the week of May 4-8, please listen to the audio story Charles by Shirley Jackson (see hyperlink below). After listening, please complete the attached essay response. The essay will be due on Friday, May 8. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@ riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
"Charles" Audio Story
"Charles" Essay Response Question

During the week of May 11-15, please listen to the audio story Thank You M'am by Langston Hughes (see hyperlink below). After listening, please complete the attached essay response. The essay will be due on Friday, May 15. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
Thank You Ma'am Story
Thank You Ma'am Essay Assignment

During the week of May 18-22, please listen to the two audio links for Act I of the play, The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (see hyperlinks below). After listening, please complete the attached essay response(see link below). The essay will be due on Thursday, May 21. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
Diary of Anne Frank A1P1
Diary of Anne Frank A1P2
Essay Assignment for Anne Frank, Act I.docx

During the week of Wednesday, May 27- Friday, May 29, please listen to the audio link below for Act II of The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. After listening, please complete the attached essay response (see link below). The essay will be due on Friday, May 29. I do, however, suggest that you email completed assignments to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us whenever you have them completed. You may also share a document with me on Google Docs.
Diary of Anne Frank A2
Essay Assignment for Anne Frank, Act II.docx

During the week of June 1- June 5, your assignment is a Daily Edit! Yes, it's back! 
Please write/type the following bold faced sentences, then tell me the parts of speech of each word. Don't forget to tell me verb phrases and prepositional phrases:
I miss seeing your faces in the classroom. Finish this year strong!
Your answers can be emailed to me or "shared" on Google Docs. Answers are due by Friday, June 5.

During the week of June 8-12, there will be no new assignments! Please use this week to go back and complete any work you have yet to complete. Check the Genesis grade book for the assignments you are missing. All missing work is due by Friday, June 12. I will be computing your final grades after that.

Grammar/Composition Quarter Course:
Assignments to be completed during the school closure due to the Corona virus:
During the week of April 6-9, please view the three videos (hyperlinks below). After viewing, please complete the attached "Mad Libs" assignment. Do not worry about submitting the "Mad Libs" page back, just email me your answers or share them with me via Google Docs. The assignment is due Thursday, April 9. 
Nouns Video
Pronouns Video
Adjectives Video
MAD LIBS 4-9

During the week of April 20-24, please view the two videos (hyperlinks below). After viewing, please complete the attached "Mad Libs" assignment. Again, do not worry about submitting the original "Mad Libs" page back, just email me your answers or share them with me via Google Docs. The assignment is due Friday, April 24.
Verbs Video
Adverbs Video
MAD LIBS 4-24

During the week of April 27-May 1, please view the three videos (hyperlinks below). After viewing, please complete the attached "Mad Libs" assignment. Again, do not worry about submitting the original "Mad Libs" page back, just email me your answers or share them with me via Google Docs. The assignment is due Friday, May 1.
Prepositions Video
Interjections Video
Conjunctions Video
MAD LIBS 5-1

During the week of May 4-8, please view the four videos (hyperlinks below), describing the parts of sentences. After viewing, please answer the following question: What two parts are always necessary to make up a complete sentence? Answers can be emailed to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us or you can share with me on Google Docs. The answer to the question is due by Friday, May 8.
Schoolhouse Rock Subjects & Predicates
Complete Sentences
Sentence Fragments
Subject/Predicate Song
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During the week of May 11-15, please view the three videos (hyperlinks below) describing the four kinds of sentences. After viewing, please answer the following question: What are the four different types of sentences? Answers can be emailed to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us or shared with me on Google Docs. The answer to the question is due by Friday, May 15. 
Types of Sentences Song
Four Kinds of Sentences
Four Types of Sentences

During the week of May 18-22, please view the two videos (hyperlinks below) describing Subject/ Verb Agreement. After viewing, please complete the following sentence: In any proper sentence, the subject must agree with the verb in_______________. Answers can be emailed to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us or shared with me on Google Docs. The answer to the question is due to me on Thursday, May 21.
Subject-Verb Agreement
Subject-Verb Agreement Pt 2

During the week of Wednesday, May 27- Friday, May 29, please view the two videos (hyperlinks below) describing Rules for Capitalization. After viewing, complete the following:   List three rules for when a word needs to be capitalized.
Answers can be emailed to me at rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us or shared with me on Google Docs. Answers are due on Friday, May 29.
Capitalization Rules
Capitalization Rules Pt 2


During the week of June 1- June 5, your assignment is to answer the following bold faced review questions:
The part of speech which describes a "noun" is an ______________.
The part of speech which takes the place of a "noun" is a _______________.
The action which the "noun" takes is called a ______________.
A sentence is made up of a ____________ and a ______________.
Answers can be emailed to me or "shared" with me on Google Docs. Answers are due on Friday, June 5.

During the week of June 8-12, there will be no new assignments! Please use this week to go back and complete any work you have yet to complete. Check the Genesis grade book for the assignments you are missing. All missing work is due by Friday, June 12. I will be computing your final grades after that.

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This year, students will be reading/discussing various fiction/nonfiction pieces from our literature anthology presented by Prentice Hall. In addition, each marking period you will be indulging yourselves in phenomenal literary works(novels and plays) such as...