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Welcome to Mrs. Oats 8th ELA Webpage!

  • Welcome! I am happy to begin this exciting new year with you! We will discover much in this class and have fun along the way :)
  • Check your grades regularly through Skyward using your assigned username and password. If you need assistance with your login information, visit or call our attendance office (ext. 31100).  
  • Use Clever to access outside resources used for class (i.e. Amplify).
  • Contact me to obtain online textbook information for this class. You can access your Office 365 account by clicking here, the username and password are the same as your computer login at school.
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Vocabulary 03.11-15.2024

Use these 10 words to study for your upcoming vocabulary CFA on Thursday, March 21:

  • Pitfall: A hidden or unexpected danger or difficulty.
  • Glacial: Relating to, resulting from, or denoting the presence or agency of ice, especially in the form of glaciers: OR Extremely slow.
  • Synagogue: The building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction.
  • Unregistered: Not officially recognized or recorded
  • Vaguely: In a way that is uncertain, indefinite or unclear; roughly:
  • Overseer:  A person who supervises others, especially workers.
  • Relocated: Move to a new place and establish one's home or business there:
  • Monocle: Eyeglasses worn over one eye.
  • Sanctified: Made Holy
  • Exalted: Praised

Vocabulary 02.19-23.2024

Use this list of new words IN ADDITION TO the words from last week. ALL will be included on the next Vocabulary CFA sometime the week of March 4:

  1. expanse - an area of something, typically land or sea, presenting a wide, continuous surface
  2. procession - a number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly fashion, especially as part of a ceremony or celebration
  3. adhered to - to act in a way that is required by something
  4. sentiment - a view or attribute toward a situation or an event
  5. frankly - in an open, honest, and direct manner
  6. vain - having or showing an excessively high view of one's appearance, abilities, or worth OR producing no result; useless
  7. furor - frenzy, uproar
  8. probability - likelihood
  9. epistle - letter or message
  10. incongruous - clashing; not agreeing with
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Vocabulary 02.5-9.2024

Vocabulary for CFA on Friday, February 16th:

  1. Kin - Family members
  2. Condemned - Doomed
  3. Wretched - Miserable
  4. Sole - Only
  5. Entrusted - Trusted with a responsibility
  6. Compulsory - Required
  7. Conditioned - Trained
  8. Tenets - Principles
  9. Innate - Existing since birth
  10. Propaganda - Biased, deceptive, or misleading information used to promote a cause or particular point of view

Vocabulary 01.29-02.02.2024

This Friday, 2/2's, CFA will cover BOTH LAST WEEK and THIS WEEK'S words, so please be prepared :)

Vocabulary Words (from Frankenstein with definitions as used in the book):

ranged: wandered

gratify: to satisfy

requisition: demand the use or supply of.

dwelling: to think for a long time. 

fidelity: exactness when copying a source.

Vocabulary 1.8-12.2024

Frayer Model: Use the following words below and make a Frayer Model (see attachment for examples) of each word. This will include:

  • The word
  • Definition
  • Student (not Google)-created, original sentence using the word
  • Picture of the word being used
  • Examples (synonyms, etc.)
  • Non-example (antonyms, etc.)


Insatiable- unable to be satisfied 

Secluded- a location not seen or visited by many people 

Inquisitive- to be curious or questioning of things 

Lavish-  rich, elaborate, or luxurious 

Unremitting- never relaxing or slacking 

Vocabulary 11.27-12.1

Use these words to study for your next CFA on Friday, December 8:

Dread- to fear greatly 

Wretch- a miserable or unhappy person 

Interment- the burial of a corpse in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites 

Apostrophe- A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person 

Benevolent- well meaning and kindly 

Here is a quizlet link:


Last week's list AND this week's list will be on our CFA this Friday, 10/20:

Woe- great sorrow, grief, or misfortune 

Misdemeanor- a minor wrongdoing 

Ignorant- Lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated 

Oppression- the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner. 

Ineffable- difficult to describe or express