Monday, April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018 - April 27, 2018

4/23/18 – 4/27/18
English Literature – Grade 8 (Periods 1, 6, 7)

Monday (4/23): Anne Frank – read Act 2, scenes 2 and 3 together as a class with assigned parts.

Tuesday (4/24): PSSA testing – Science test

Wednesday (4/25): PSSA testing – Science test

Thursday (4/26): Anne Frank play – read Act 2 together with assigned parts. Students will mark up the text as we read Act 2.


Friday (4/27): Anne Frank play – finish Act 2 together as a class and discuss close-reads.



4/23/18 – 4/27/18
English Composition – Grade 8 (Periods 3, 5, 8)

Monday (4/23): Paper clips documentary – prep for Anne Frank/Holocaust memorial project

Tuesday (4/24): PSSA testing – Science test - Paper clips documentary – prep for Anne Frank/Holocaust memorial project

Wednesday (4/25): PSSA testing – Science test - Paper clips documentary – prep for Anne Frank/Holocaust memorial project

Thursday (4/26): Anne Frank Memorial project – In groups, students will have the opportunity to create a memorial proposal. Students will work together to create either a poster of their ideas or a digital copy. We will work on the project in class over the next week, and students will present their memorial on Friday, May 4th.

Friday (4/27): Anne Frank Memorial project – In groups, students will have the opportunity to create a memorial proposal. Students will work together to create either a poster of their ideas or a digital copy. We will work on the project in class over the next week, and students will present their memorial on Friday, May 4th.

Monday, April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 - April 20, 2018

4/16/18 – 4/20/18
English Literature – Grade 8 (Periods 1, 6, 7)

Monday (4/16): Anne Frank – finish watching Act 1 of the film version. If time permits, we will begin reading Act 2 together with assigned reading parts.

Tuesday (4/17): PSSA testing – Math test

Wednesday (4/18): PSSA testing – Math test

Thursday (4/19): Anne Frank play – read Act 2 together with assigned parts. Students will mark up the text as we read Act 2.


Friday (4/20): Anne Frank play – read Act 2 together with assigned parts. Students will mark up the text as we read Act 2.



4/16/18 – 4/20/18
English Composition – Grade 8 (Periods 3, 5, 8)

Monday (4/16): Finish Intro. to the Holocaust video and discuss. Read Intro. to the Holocaust article from CommonLit.org and view related media clips. Complete questions and discuss responses together.

Tuesday (4/17): PSSA testing – Math test

Wednesday (4/18): PSSA testing – Math test

Thursday (4/19): Read article about Miep Gies from CommonLit.org and discuss. View interview videos together. Discuss responses to questions.

Friday (4/20): Finish/wrap-up articles and questions that we read this week. Finish discussing questions together. If time permits, complete corrections to review session 6 on Study Island and topic notes on irony, suspense, and humor.

Monday, April 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 - April 13, 2018

4/9/18 – 4/13/18
 English Literature – Grade 8 (Periods 1, 6, 7)

Monday (4/9): PSSA Review – Study Island Group Session

Tuesday (4/10): PSSA testing – ELA test

Wednesday (4/11): PSSA testing – ELA test

Thursday (4/12): PSSA testing – ELA test


Friday (4/13): Anne Frank – watch movie version of Act 1. Compare and contrast film to play.



4/9/18 – 4/13/18
English Composition – Grade 8 (Periods 3, 5, 8)

Monday (4/9): Review Session 6 – Study Island topics review session. Quizlet (if time permits)

Tuesday (4/10): PSSA testing – ELA test

Wednesday (4/11): PSSA testing – ELA test

Thursday (4/12): PSSA testing – ELA test

Friday (4/13): Anne Frank – watch movie version of Act 1. Compare and contrast film to play.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April 2, 2018 - April 6, 2018

4/2/18 – 4/6/18
 English Literature – Grade 8 (Periods 1, 6, 7)

Monday (4/2): Students will review the study guide for Act 1 of the play, “Anne Frank.” Students will take the test on Act 1 tomorrow.

Tuesday (4/3): Test on Act 1 of the play. Students will take the test online on Pearson Realize. They will also have the paper version of the test to use and they may use the book.

Wednesday (4/4): Escape Room – LGI: Students will use their reading and critical thinking skills to work in teams in the LGI room to try to get the correct codes to “unlock” the door and escape. They will move through 4 different stations focusing on reading skills.  

Thursday (4/5): Escape Room – LGI: Escape room activity on fiction.

Friday (4/6): Escape Room – LGI: Escape room activity on commas.




4/2/18 – 4/6/18
English Composition – Grade 8 (Periods 3, 5, 8)

Monday (4/2): PSSA Practice Test

Tuesday (4/3): PSSA Practice Test

Wednesday (4/4): PSSA Practice Test: finish part 2 by end of class today.

Thursday (4/5): Quizlet: PSSA vocabulary terms

Friday (4/6): Quizlet: PSSA vocabulary terms

Monday, March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018 - March 30, 2018

3/26/18 – 3/30/18
 English Literature – Grade 8 (Periods 1, 6, 7)

Monday (3/26): Students will continue reading Act 1 of the play, “Anne Frank.” Students will mark up the text as we read through the scenes in Act 1. Work on close reads for scenes 3 and 4 today. We will discuss/check these on Wednesday. Turn in vocab. squares for concept vocab. words on page 100.

Tuesday (3/27): Students will continue reading Act 1 with assigned parts. Read Act 1, scene 5 of the play. Students will complete the comprehension questions at the end of scene 5.

Wednesday (3/28): Students will finish Act 1 of Anne Frank. Students will work on the pages that follow Act 1 to analyze the text, focus on craft and structure of the text, and examine key vocabulary terms and conventions (verbs). They will also receive a study guide that is due tomorrow. Test on Act 1 will be on Monday.

Thursday (3/29): Review Act 1 – go over the study guide for Act 1 today. Students will prepare for the test on Act 1 today by reviewing the material and playing a review game. Test on Act 1 is Monday.

Friday (3/30): No School



3/26/18 – 3/30/18
English Composition – Grade 8 (Periods 3, 5, 8)

Monday (3/26): WIN time: phrases and clauses – due by the end of the day today.

Tuesday (3/27): Notes on misplaced and dangling modifiers. WIN time on this topic also, which is due on Thursday.

Wednesday (3/28): WIN time: misplaced and dangling modifiers – due tomorrow.

Thursday (3/29): WIN time: misplaced and dangling modifiers – due by the end of the day today.

Friday (3/30): No School