Mrs. Bjork
bjorkes@pwcs.edu 
703-753-9969

Distance Learning

Updates 4/13: All assignments can be found on our Google classroom.  The links below show a preview of this week's assignments.  This is a live document that will update throughout the year as I post new content on Google classroom.  
Traditional Language Arts
Extended Language Arts


Office Hours: My designated "office hours" are Monday afternoons from 12:00-1:30.  I can be reached via email throughout the week.  I will do my best to respond to emails in a timely fashion. 
 

(classroom.google.com) 
Students have logged in and practiced using the classroom throughout class.  If you have any questions about your login, or need help finding anything, please email me and I can help you with anything you need.


Standards, Objectives, Unit Plans, and Independent Review Opportunities

Below are details for reviewing all the objectives and standards we have learned and assessed this year.

Year At A Glance: this document shows all of the Grade 8 Virginia SOLs and which quarter they are taught.  Our unit plans below expand the curriculum to more specific skills and activities.

Year at a Glance

Quarter 1 Unit Plan 
Quarter 1 Reading Review Quizizz
Quarter 1 Writing Review Quizizz

Quarter 2 Unit Plan
Quarter 2 Reading Review Quizizz
Quarter 2 Writing Review Quizizz

Quarter 3 Unit Plan
Quarter 3 Reading Review Quizizz
Quarter 3 Writing Review Quizizz


IXL Activities for All Language Arts Students
ixl.com
username: computer login@bullrun (ex: bjorkes24@bullrun)
password: Student ID (ex: 123456)


Quarter 1 Reading: A.1, G.1, W.1, F.1
Quarter 1 Writing: K.1, Z.2, Z.3, Z.4, RR.4

Quarter 2 Reading: B.2, D.1, D.2, C.3, E.6, H.1, H.2
Quarter 2 Writing: NN.4, DD.2, HH.6, HH.7, HH.8, HH.9, GG.3

Quarter 3 Reading: C.1, D.1, D.4, E.5, E.7, 
Quarter 3 Writing: FF.1, FF.3, CC.1, CC.2, BB.3, BB.4

 Our calendars on this website provide an overview of major due dates and assessments that we have completed so far.

 

All students are encouraged to read for at least 30 minutes a day while we are away from school.  See the information here for how to access BRMS and PWCS eBooks.

Each day, read at least 30 minutes.  View article for information about why it is so important to keep reading and spend quality time with text EVERY DAY. View information about how to access BRMS eBooks (PDF).

View information about how to access PWC Library eBooks.

If you don’t have a PWC library card, view information about how to access PWC Library eBooks about creating an account for a digital library card.

If you are interested in reading nonfiction articles, check out Newsela (use your google classroom login) or another major magazine or newspaper.



We Love Language Arts

Welcome!

Welcome to Mrs. Bjork's Language Arts 8 and Extended Language Arts 8 classes! 
On this site, you will find information about the course, resources, extras (in case of lost papers), as well as updates about our class learning activities, assessments, opportunities and any upcoming homework. This site is a great tool for make-up work or review.
I will do my best to update this site as often as possible, so please be sure to check for updates frequently. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I am best reached by email: bjorkes@pwcs.edu
Here's to a great year and brilliant minds!
Mrs. Bjork


RETAKES:
If a student would like the opportunity to retake or rewrite a summative assessment, the student will need to ask the teacher and arrange a time (class, lunch, home, after school, etc) to complete the retake.  Retakes should be completed in a timely manner (ideally within a week).  Please email if you have any questions about retakes.

Expert 21 Digital Textbook

 

All students have access to an online textbook for Language Arts.
To access the text, click the link on my page labeled "Scholastic Student Access" (found in the links section). From there, students should select Expert 21. Their login and password is their student ID number. When logged in, students can read copies of texts, find additional resources, and extend their learning. Let Mrs. Bjork know if you have trouble logging in, or have any questions.