Knapp, Robert

Hello My Name Is...

Mr. Knapp

Captain Knapp

English 8 Teacher
e-mail= rknapp@riverside.k12.nj.us
g-mail= rknapp@riversidek12.org
Voicemail=Ext.3055
Calendar of Tests, Quizzes, and Assignments: 
http://riversidems.sharpschool.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=5983456&pageId=9613668

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Course Summary:
This year we will focus on four major areas(literature, vocabulary, grammar, and composition). Vocabulary will be introduced prior to our reading/discussion of each selection from our anthology. Exercises will be completed, and quizzes taken. 
Literature will consist of both selections from the anthology, as well as the reading/discussion of a novel each marking period. All works will be examined, not only in terms of plot and theme, but characterization, and a myriad of other literary and grammatical elements. Activities(assignments) will be incorporated into our examination of each literary work, with tests to follow as evaluations. 
Composition(writing) will focus on the proper "open-ended" response(RACE strategy), as well as book reviews and compositions. All writing will be literature based.
It is important to work hard toward improving organizational skills, completing all work assigned.


  • Google Classroom
    English 8 classes will be using Google Classroom to receive and submit assignments, tests, and quizzes. 
    Please use the following class codes to join your assigned class:
    Period 2= mq6pywl
    Period 3= qokn7tf
    Period 5= emnb2sh
    Period 7= bwvgdoi
  • Periods 2,3 will have a live Zoom Meeting session each Tuesday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 to accomplish: book chats, reviews, question/answer sessions etc.(Starting September 15th)(the Google class code= wzv3w7g) Join the class and click on the Zoom Link in the stream to join the meeting.
  • Periods 5,7 will have a live Zoom Meeting session each Thursday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 to accomplish: book chats, reviews, question/answer sessions, etc.(Starting September 17th)(the Google class code= wzv3w7g) Join the class and click on the Zoom Link in the stream to join the meeting.
  • Wednesday from 2:00-2:30 will be an Office Hours(optional) opportunity for all of my students to join a Zoom Meeting session and ask me any questions you may have.(Starting September 16th)(the Google class code= wzv3w7g) Join the class and click on the Zoom Link in the stream to join the meeting.
          
  • Learning Ally
    Students will be using the Learning Ally app to access all of their literature for the year(our anthology stories and selected novels). To access the Learning Ally app for literature, students can use one of the following three methods:
    1) When using a school chrome book, select "Apps" on the bottom of the screen. Do not click on the Public Riverside session.
              *Select the Learning Ally app

    2) When you open the chrome book, select "Add Person" on the bottom of the screen.
              *Sign in to your Google Account(Username=student ID@riversidek12.org)
                                                                (Password=password)
              *Do Not click into the Public Riverside session.
              *Select the search circle in the bottom left corner of the screen.
              *Then, select the Learning Ally app from your apps

    3) To access the Learning Ally app from a computer at home:
               *Search "Learning Ally app"
               *Click(choose) "Learning Ally Link Software"
               *To add to your Google Account, select the "Chrome Webstore" icon
               *Click the blue button that says "Add to Chrome"
               *The app will now appear in your Google Chrome apps
               *To access your apps, use the search circle in the bottom left corner of your screen.
               *Your Learning Ally app should be there

    For all three methods above, when logging in to Learning Ally:

    Your Username is your Google Account: (student ID@riversidek12.org)
    Your Password= password

    Once you log in, your bookshelf should appear. In order to see the books that I have assigned you this year, select the drop down menu in the upper right corner. Then select "Update Books". Your books should then appear on your bookshelf.

    Once again, all of your literature for English 8 can be accessed through this Learning Ally app. Tests, quizzes, activities, and writing assignments will all be based upon this literature that we will be reading and discussing throughout the school year.

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    Grammar/Composition Quarter Course:
    Assignments to be completed each week during virtual learning for the 2020-2021 school year:
    Grammar/Composition Quarter Course Google Classroom class code =hpbsyv2
    Wednesdays from 2:00-2:30, a live Zoom Meeting Office Hours(optional) session will be available for all students (question/answers session). The class code for office hours= wzv3w7g. Join the Google class and click on the Zoom Link in the stream to join the meeting.

    Assignment # 1: 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, send me your answers via Google Classroom. The assignment is due at the end of the week. 
    Nouns Video
    Pronouns Video
    Adjectives Video
    MAD LIBS 4-9

    Assignment #2: 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 send me your answers via Google Classroom. The assignment is due at the end of the week.
    Verbs Video
    Adverbs Video
    MAD LIBS 4-24

    Assignment #3: 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 send me your answers via Google Classroom. The assignment is due at the end of the week.
    Prepositions Video
    Interjections Video
    Conjunctions Video
    MAD LIBS 5-1

    Assignment #4: 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 should be shared with me on Google Classroom. The answer to the question is due by the end of the week.
    Schoolhouse Rock Subjects & Predicates
    Complete Sentences
    Sentence Fragments
    Subject/Predicate Song
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    Assignment #5: 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 should be shared with me on Google Classroom. The answer to the question is due by the end of the week. 
    Types of Sentences Song
    Four Kinds of Sentences
    Four Types of Sentences

    Assignment #6: 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 should be shared with me on Google Classroom. The answer to the question is due to me by the end of the week.
    Subject-Verb Agreement
    Subject-Verb Agreement Pt 2

    Assignment #7: 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 should be shared with me on Google Classroom. Answers are due by the end of the week.
    Capitalization Rules
    Capitalization Rules Pt 2


    Assignment #8:  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 should be shared with me on Google Classroom. Answers are due by the end of the week.

    During the final week, 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 the end of the week. I will be computing your final grades after that.

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     English 8 Continued:

    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...