Monday, October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 - October 19, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (10/15): Work on TDA writing assignment (The Medicine Bag).
·         Study Island Textual evidence topic is due at the end of the day on Wednesday.

Tuesday (10/16): Finish TDA assignment and proofread, edit, revise as needed. Students must turn in their essay by the start of class tomorrow.
·         Study Island – textual evidence is due by the end of the day Wednesday.

Wednesday (10/17): Turn in TDA essay and bug organizer. Study Island – new lesson on introduce and conclude topics in writing. Lesson notes and group session.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: finish textual evidence if needed (due by the end of the day) and work on individual practice with introduce and conclude topics in writing (due by end of the day Friday).

Thursday (10/18): Intro to the next text selections (You are the electric boogaloo and just be yourself), p. 44 (jump start discussion) and concept vocab. Annotation packets as we perform our first read of each of these letters.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on introduce and conclude topics in writing (due Friday).

Friday (10/19): Annotation packets on the letters (you are the electric boogaloo and just be yourself). Complete comprehension check questions on page 49 and discuss. Complete analyze the text questions on page 50 and concept vocab./word study on page 50.
·         Study Island – Individual practice: finish introduce and conclude topics in writing (due by the end of the day today).

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 8, 2018 - October 12, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (10/8): No School for students. Act 80 day

Tuesday (10/9): Finish lesson on NoRedInk (transition words/phrases and conclusion paragraphs) and take quiz on this topic. Review what students learned/practiced on No Red Ink with writing components.
·         Study Island – Textual Evidence (lesson notes and group session)

Wednesday (10/10): Blending quotes stations (students will move to each station in groups to learn and practice embedding quotes from texts into their writing.) They will apply this when writing their TDA response.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: Textual evidence. This topic is due by end of the day Monday.

Thursday (10/11): Introduce the bug graphic organizer and its components. Students will also annotate the TDA prompt and begin creating their own bug.
·         Block 2 – continue working on bug and drafting TDA essay.

Friday (10/12): Work on TDA essay.
·         Block 2 – Work on TDA essay. Essay is due Wednesday (10/17).

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018 - October 5, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (10/1): Make up tests for “The Medicine Bag” from last week. Anyone who was absent must make up the test. Students will then work on NoRedInk.com on reviewing writing elements. Students will finish the topics from last week (introductory paragraphs, thesis statements, topic sentences) and continue to the next topic (body paragraphs). Students will work at their own pace to complete the tutorial/lesson, practice session, and quiz for each topic assigned.
·         Study Island – Point of View (notes and group session)

Tuesday (10/2): Finish lesson on NoRedInk (body paragraphs) and take quiz on this topic. Students may begin the next topic when ready. They will examine transition words/phrases and embedding evidence.
·         Study Island – Point of view (independent practice). Point of view is due by the end of the day on Friday.

Wednesday (10/3): NoRedInk – Students will work on the next lesson topics and practice sessions (transition words/phrases and embedding evidence). Students will take the quiz on this topic when ready.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: Point of view (due Friday at end of the day)

Thursday (10/4): NoRedInk – Last lesson set (embedding evidence and conclusion paragraphs).
·         Study Island – Independent practice: Point of view

Friday (10/5): Act 80 ½ day (Early dismissal) NoRedInk – Work on finishing the last set of lessons, practice, and quiz on embedding evidence (quotes) and conclusions.
·         Study Island – Independent practice session: verbs. (WIN time)

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018


ELA 8
Monday (9/24): “The Medicine Bag” – Test is Thursday this week. Closure quiz today on symbolism. Today, we will work on reviewing the concept vocab. Words and word study (animal words) as well as practice active and passive voice. We will discuss these two worksheets tomorrow.
·         Study Island – Verbs (lesson and group session on verbs)

Tuesday (9/25): “The Medicine Bag” – review/discuss vocabulary and active and passive voice. Students will also view the video, “Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage.” We will answer the comprehension questions and analyze the media questions that compare the video to the story, “The Medicine Bag.”
·         Study Island – Finish group session on verbs and begin independent practice on verbs. Best score for verbs is due by the end of the day on Friday.

Wednesday (9/26): “The Medicine Bag” – Finish work on the documentary video (re-watch a second time). Work on study guide for the test tomorrow, play quizlet to review vocabulary words for the test.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: verbs (WIN time: students should work on the topics they struggled with the most so far, once they are finished with verbs)

Thursday (9/27): “The Medicine Bag” – Test today. Students may use their textbook and study guide. After the test, students should work on Study Island.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: Verbs - high score due by end of the day Friday. (WIN time)

Friday (9/28): Begin TDA for “The Medicine Bag.” Students will analyze the prompt and discuss how it should be approached. We will look at how to use the bug graphic organizer to organize the TDA response.
·         Study Island – Independent practice session: verbs. (WIN time)

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (9/17): “The Medicine Bag” – Connect and engage page of annotation station packet. Comprehension questions on page 21. Comprehension closure quiz. Close read the text (close reads in the margins of the text) – complete and discuss.  
·         Study Island – Topic 1 due today: verbals. Begin topic 2 – active and passive voice (notes/lesson and then group session on active and passive voice).

Tuesday (9/18): “The Medicine Bag” – Analyze the text questions (complete and discuss). Analyze the text closure quiz.
·         Study Island – Independent practice on active and passive voice– high score for this topic is due by Wednesday.

Wednesday (9/19): “The Medicine Bag” – Craft and structure: symbols. Closure quiz on symbols.
·         Study Island – Lesson on new topic: Verbs - group practice session

Thursday (9/20): “The Medicine Bag” – concept vocabulary, word study, and conventions: closure quiz – concept vocab. And word study.
·         Study Island – Independent practice: Verbs - high score due by Monday

Friday (9/21): “The Medicine Bag” – closure quiz: conventions. Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage: Preview and first review.
·         Study Island – Independent practice session: verbs.

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Study Guide for Selection Test 1: The Medicine Bag and Apache Girl's Rite of Passage


“The Medicine Bag” Study Guide

Comprehension
1.      In “The Medicine Bag,” how does Grandpa arrive at the narrator’s home?
2.      Why does Grandpa say he has arrived for a surprise visit with the family?
3.      Why does Grandpa collapse after arriving at the house?
4.      As Grandpa explains in the story, how is the medicine bag to be passed down from generation to generation?
5.      In the story, why is the pouch referred to as a medicine bag?

Concept Vocabulary and Word Study
6.      Wearily
7.      Sheepishly
8.      Frail
9.      Fatigue
1  Straggled
   Animal Words

Analyze the Text
1.  In the story, before Grandpa comes to visit, how does the narrator feel about talking to his friends about his Lakota grandfather?
1.  How would you describe Martin in the early part of “The Medicine Bag?”
1.  Describe how Cheryl’s reaction of Grandpa’s visit is different from Martin’s.
1.  Near the end of the story, Grandpa gives Martin the medicine bag and says, “You need not wear it.” What do these words show most clearly about Grandpa’s thinking?

Analyze Craft and Structure
1.  At the end of the story, what does the medicine bag symbolize?
1.  In the story, Grandpa describes a piece of iron his father once found. What does the piece of iron symbolize?

Conventions
1.  Active and Passive Voice

Comparing Text to Media
1.  Which topic do both the short story and the documentary video present?
2.  Why might video be a more effective medium for “Apache Girl’s Rite of Passage” than it would be for “The Medicine Bag”?


September 10, 2018 - September 14, 2018


ELA 8
Monday (9/10): “The Medicine Bag” first read – Annotation Stations recording sheets. Students will have received the study guide for the test on this selection as well. Any student who was absent on Friday must make up the bell ringer quiz today. Vocabulary squares for concept vocab. On page 12 is due tomorrow (9/11).
·         Study Island – Topic 1 lesson/discussion/notes: Language – Verbals (gerunds, participles, participial phrases, infinitives) and group session.

Tuesday (9/11): “The Medicine Bag” first read – Annotation Stations recording sheets. Vocabulary squares for concept vocab. On page 12 is due today (five words).
·         Study Island – Verbals: finish group session (if needed). Independent practice on verbals – high score for this topic is due by Thursday.

Wednesday (9/12): “The Medicine Bag” – finish first read annotation recording sheets. Complete comprehension questions on page 21 and discuss. Closure quiz: comprehension
·         Study Island – Independent practice session: verbals – high score for this topic due by Thursday.

Thursday (9/13): “The Medicine Bag” Close read the text (p. 22) #2. Complete and discuss close read notes. Closure quiz: close read the text
·         Study Island – High score for verbals is due today. Lesson on new topic: active and passive voice. Group session on active and passive voice.

Friday (9/14): “The Medicine Bag” analyze the text (p. 22). Complete and discuss questions 1-4. Closure quiz: analyze the text. Analyze craft and structure: symbols (p. 23)
·         Study Island – Independent practice session on active and passive voice. High score for this topic is due by Tuesday.

Essential Question (Unit 1): What are some milestones on the path to growing up?