Oakview Preparatory School

MID-YEAR EXAMS GUIDE - GRADE 8

MID-YEAR EXAMS REVIEW GUIDE
January 12-19, 2018


LANGUAGE ARTS:

A theme in a piece of literary work is the main message:

  • It is what the author wants you know
  • A broad idea about life
  • Usually not stated and must be inferred


So far, this school year, you have read three novels; Days of Terror by Barbara Smucker, Song of the trail by Mabel Earp Carson, and Strangers in the Land by Louise A. Vernon.

For your Midterm, you will determine ONE theme that is common to at least TWO of the novels we have read. You will write an essay that discusses how this theme is portrayed in the two novels. You should make note of similarities and differences in the presentation of the theme in the novel at large as well as how the theme is applicable to characters. In your essay, be sure to include at least two quotations from each novel when supporting your ideas. Remember to use the OITT when using quotations:

  • Orient the reader
  • Interpret the quote
  • Transition


Thesis Statement Relativity

Also, remember to follow the format we have been using for essays:

INTRO:

  • · Attention Getter

  • · Specific Purpose

  • · Central Ideas

  • · Thesis Statement


BODY PARAGRAPHS:

Main Idea Sentence

  • Examples
  • Application (Your OITT will usually be in this part)
  • Linking Sentence


CONCLUSION:

  1.  Re-phrase your introduction line-by-line. Say the same thing in a different way
  2. Add a generalization that is applicable to everyone – “chocolate”


Your graphic organizer for this essay is due when we return to school on January 3, 2018. On January 3, 4, and 5 of 2018, I will be reviewing your graphic organizers with you one-on-one to give you feedback to make sure you are on track. You may enter the exam with your graphic organizers, your novels, and a dictionary. I-pads will not be allowed.

 
MATHEMATICS:
Text book:
  • Chapter 5 – Angles and Similarity;
  • Chapter 9 – Exponents and Scientific notation;
  • Chapter 2 (Online: common core 2014) – Transformations,
  • Chapter 6.2, 6.5 – Pythagorean Theorem.​

SCIENCE: 

Old Textbook - Chapter 1

New Textbook - Chapters 2, 3, 4





SOCIAL STUDIES: 

Chapters 4 and 5


BIBLE: 

Unit 3: Chapter 13 - 16