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Welcome to 8th Grade RELA!

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

Hello, my name is Christine McLaughlin. I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia where I attended Archbishop Ryan High School.I received my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education and English from La Salle University. I have always loved reading and writing, and I hope to have a great year with you all! Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.
 
 Research Paper Websites 

Mirjam Geismar  

https://www.pri.org/stories/2015-11-27/jewish-couple-survived-holocaust-hidden-behind-church-organ-their-daughter-also 

 

https://womenintheworld.com/2015/12/02/daughter-of-jewish-couple-tells-how-they-survived-wwii-thanks-to-a-church-organ/ 

 

https://www.yadvashemusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2016_march_april.pdf 

 

Esther and Zaida Stermer 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304533/Jewish-Stermer-family-Ukraine-hid-cave-escape-Holocaust.html 

 

https://www.pressreader.com/canada/ottawa-citizen/20081025/282166467011873 

 

http://abcnews.go.com/International/family-escaped-holocaust-cave/story?id=18882407 

 

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/05/0527_040527_grottosurvivors.html 

 

Moshe Tirosh 

https://sprawiedliwi.org.pl/en/news/meet-holocaust-survivor-moshe-tirosh 

 

https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/a-boy-lost-warsaw-s-rubble-1.5360268 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/05/10/now-israeli-citizen-holocaust-survivor-recalls-his-life-as-boy-lost-in-wartime.html 

 

https://www.jta.org/2015/03/23/news-opinion/world/when-jews-found-refuge-in-underground-warren-at-warsaw-zoo 

 

Jeannine Burk 

http://www.holocaustsurvivors.org/data.show.php?di=record&da=survivors&ke=5 

 

http://www.teachingtheholocaust.com/biographies/burk.php 

 

Eva Galler 

http://www.holocaustsurvivors.org/data.show.php?da=survivors&di=record&ke=6 

 

http://lifeintheshadows.wtonline.org/eva-galler.html 

 

https://memoriesofwwii.wordpress.com/victims-of-nazis/memoir-eva-galler/ 

 

 

Selma Schwarzwald 

 

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/idcard.php?ModuleId=10006623 

 

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007031 

 

 

Jan and Antonia Zabinski 

http://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/stories/zabinski.html 

 

https://www.biography.com/news/zookeepers-wife-true-story 

 

https://www.jta.org/2015/03/23/news-opinion/world/when-jews-found-refuge-in-underground-warren-at-warsaw-zoo 

 

https://nypost.com/2017/03/25/how-a-zookeepers-hero-wife-saved-hundreds-of-jews-from-the-nazis/ 

 

Irena Sendler 

 

http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/righteous-women/sendler.asp 

 

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/irena-sendler 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/world/europe/13sendler.html 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/magazine/28sendler-t.html 

 

https://nypost.com/2016/10/02/meet-the-female-schindler-who-saved-2500-kids-by-posing-them-as-gentiles/ 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/mar/15/secondworldwar.poland 

 

Hugh O'Flaherty 

 

https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-unbelievable-heroic-story-of-irelands-overlooked-oscar-schindler/ 

 

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/hugh-o-flaherty 

 

Research Paper Outline

 

  1. Introduction
    1. Have a hook—something that grabs the reader’s attention and makes them want to read your essay. It can be a surprising fact or a quote.
    2. Give a brief summary of what the Holocaust was and why people had to go into hiding.
    3. Thesis. End with your thesis statement. State who you are comparing Anne Frank's experience with. NEEDS TO BE APPROVED
  2. Body Paragraphs 1-2 will be about your first person
    1. One paragraph comparing (how they are similar) Anne and your first person.
      1. Topic sentence. “There are some similarities between Anne and (name)’s experience hiding during the Holocaust.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 similarities that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase shows.
    2. One paragraph contrasting (how they are different) Anne and your first person.
      1. Topic sentence. “While (name) had some similar experiences, there life in hiding was different in many ways.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 differences that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase show
  3. Body Paragraphs 3-4 will be about your second person
    1. One paragraph comparing (how they are similar) Anne and your second person.
      1. Topic sentence. “There are some similarities between Anne and (name)’s experience hiding during the Holocaust.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 similarities that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase shows.
    2. One paragraph contrasting (how they are different) Anne and your second person.
      1. Topic sentence. “While (name) had some similar experiences, there life in hiding was different in many ways.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 differences that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase show
  4. Body Paragraphs 5-6 will be about your third person
    1. One paragraph comparing (how they are similar) Miep and Mr. Kraler and your third person.
      1. Topic sentence. “There are some similarities between Anne and (name)’s experience hiding during the Holocaust.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 similarities that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase shows.
    2. One paragraph contrasting (how they are different) Miep and Mr. Kraler and your third person.
      1. Topic sentence. “While (name) had some similar experiences, there life in hiding was different in many ways.”
      2. You should have at least 5 sentences in each paragraph. If you need to talk about 2 differences that is fine.
      3. You should also include a direct quote or paraphrase in each paragraph. Explain what the quote/paraphrase show
  5. Closing
    1. Restate your thesis—do not just copy your original thesis

    2. Summarize the main points of your essay- discuss the major similarities and differences between Anne/Miep/Mr. Kraler. You don't have to go into detail. You don't have to state all of them. Use your judgment to decide what similarities or differences are the most interesting or important.

    3. Explain why it is important to learn about Anne and the other's lives. 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 Homework for the Week of April 30th
 
 Monday: Research Part 1 and Binder due Thursday
Tuesday: Research Part 1 and Binder due Thursday
Wednesday: Research Part 1 and Binder due Thursday
Thursday: None
Friday: None
 
 
 
 
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Our Class Rules
These rules encompass all the expectations for behavior at Franklin Towne:
  • 1. Listen And Follow Directions
  • 2. Raise Your Hand Before Speaking Or Leaving Your Seat
  • 3. Respect Your Classmates And Your Teacher
  • 4. Keep Hands, Feet, And Objects To Yourself

Merits

Students who go above and beyond expectations will be rewarded with merits.  Students should not request or expect merits for doing what is supposed to be done.  

 

Homework Policy

  • All students are required to copy their homework assignments in their planner when they arrive to class. 
  • Students are required to complete all homework and projects entirely and submit them on time (at the beginning of class) on the assigned due date.
  • Any student failing to complete a homework assignment is subject to progressive disciplinary action (including 8th grade lunch detention). 
  • Homework handed in one day late will start with a maximum score of 80 and deduct points as appropriate.
  • Homework handed in two days late and beyond will start with a maximum score of 60 and deduct points as appropriate.

 

 

Appointment Slips

  • Tutoring slips will be issued when a student begins showing signs of struggling.
  • Tutoring may occur either in the morning or after school (with two days notice). 
  • Students do not need to wait for me to issue an appointment.  They can request a before or after school appointment at any time they desire additional help.
  • Students are required to attend all teacher requested appointments.  Failure to attend will result in demerits for cutting a teacher appointment.