Ms. Kaitlin Kenny

8th Grade Literature & 3-8th Grade Technology









Summer Reading for Incoming 8th Graders- click here. Need an example? Click here.

Week of May 13-17:

  • Movie permission slips are due Monday, May 13
  • Final Book Test on Tuesday, May 15
  • Movie Review’s due Tuesday, May 22

Week of May 6-10:

  • All Week 5 work is due on Friday, May 10:
  • Important Upcoming Dates
    • 5/6 & 5/7= Work day on week 5 work
    • 5/9= BOTB battle round 2!
    • 5/10= Last literature circle
    • 5/14= Final book test (vocab & content)
    • 5/15= Begin movie

Week of April 29- May 3:

Week of April 15- 19:

Week of April 8 -12:

Week of March 18-21

Week of March 11-15

  • Monday= Finish Lit. Devices worksheet in class. Short story “The Miracle Girl” due Monday, March 18. Quiz next Monday on Lit Devices.
  • Tuesday= “Mystery Photographer” quizlet due. Review Literary Devices.
  • Wednesday= Competitive game with “The Monkey’s Paw”
  • Thursday= BOTB check-in!
  • Friday= Study for Lit. Devices quiz on Monday, March 18.

Week of March 4- March 8

Week of February 25- March 1

Week of February 18- 22

  • Monday= NO SCHOOL!
  • Due Tuesday= Chapter 15 read and chapter 15 reflection. Click here.

Week of February 11- 15

  • Wednesday= Point of View quiz. Use these slides to study.
  • Due Thursday= Social Media Quizlet complete. Click here.


Week of February 4-8

Week of January 28- February 1: Catholic Schools Week!

  • Book Fair!! Period 4 is scheduled to go on Monday. Period 5 will go on Tuesday. Please bring any $$ you’d like to use to purchase books of your choice. **Our next unit will include a book of choice, so keep that in mind at the book fair.**
  • Due Monday 1/28 = Read “Information for Monday” email from Ms. Kenny
  • Due Tuesday 1/29 = Read chapter 12 (it’s long, so don’t wait to start it)

Week of January 7-11

  • Monday in class we took notes to prepare for our practice ACT ASPIRE writing tomorrow. If you missed class, please put these notes in your Reading Notebook under the notes section and title it “How to Write a Stellar ACT Response”. The slides presentation is here.
  • Book reports are due Thursday, January 17**changed from the 14th originally**
  • EXTRA CREDIT– print the rubric and bring it in with your completed book report to receive 5 extra credit points.

6th grade! Digital Footprints are due Tuesday, January 15. See the guidelines and rubric for details.

Week of Dec. 10-14

  • Due Monday Dec. 10= novel choice for Book Report #2 + Chapter 1-4 in Nothing but the Truth
  • Due Thursday= You notebook is ready for the December check. See the checklist here to ensure you have everything!
  • Thursday = our first BOTB check-in!

Week of Nov. 12- 16

Week of Oct. 15- 19

  • Chapter 4 reading and questions due Tuesday, Oct. 16

Week of Oct. 8 – 12

  • Chapter 3 reading and questions due Tuesday, Oct. 9
  • Quiz on Thursday, Oct. 11 over chapter 1-3

Week of Oct. 1- 5

  • Chapter 2 Questions due Tuesday, Oct. 2
  • Tech Class (period 3 only)- complete the exit ticket questions found here on your “Digital Media” doc.

Week of Sept. 24- 28

  • Chapter 1 Questions due Thursday, Sept. 27
    • Chapter 1 here
    • Chapter 1 questions here
  • Notebook Check on Monday, Oct. 1.

Week of Sept. 10- 14

  • Bring an independent reading book to class everyday! 
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library is coming to class on Monday, Sept. 17 for a book talk on Biographies/ Autobiographies to share a variety of great reads. You’ll be able to check one out, so be sure to bring your AHML library card to class! This is in preparation for our book reports, which will be introduced on Thursday 9/12.

Week of Sept. 3- 7

  • Bio Poems completed and printed by Thursday, Sept. 6
  • “I Am” poems must be shared by Friday, Sept. 7
  • Bring an independent reading book to class Wednesday & Thursday this week!

8th Reading Homework

2018- 2019 School Year Begins!