Language Arts

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“The Altar”

A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears,
Made of a heart and cemented with tears;
Whose parts are as thy hand did frame;
No workman’s tool hath touch’d the same.
A HEART alone
Is such a stone,
As nothing but
Thy pow’r doth cut.
Wherefore each part
Of my hard heart
Meets in this frame
To praise thy name.
That if I chance to hold my peace,
These stones to praise thee may not cease.
Oh, let thy blessed SACRIFICE be mine,
And sanctify this ALTAR to be thine.

– George Herbert


Here is the hyperlink to find the book we will be using in our second novel study for the 8th grade.  Again, you can get versions of these books at the library, but the versions cited below are the ones that I recommend.  The prices are very reasonable and some of these editions can be purchased for as little as 1 penny (plus shipping).

8th Grade: Fahrenheit 451

Any version from this page will do, and the students are allowed to use the kindle version.


1. All Students: be sure to bring in your Sustained Silent Reading Book to class every day.  Additionally, have another book ready to read once you have completed your current book. 

Remember: AR quizzes count for extra credit.  The more you read, the better your grade will be.

2. Vocab Quiz for Units 10 (all grades) on Mar. 10.

3. Literature Test (8th Grade) on Mar. 3.