Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March 18, 2019 - March 22, 2019


ELA 8
Monday (03/18): Anne Frank – textbook, p. 194 – 198 (timeline). Review and discuss the timeline of events in the textbook. Students will then take the closure quizzes on concept vocabulary/word study and conventions/comparing text to media.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session on Meaning and Tone in Literature – due end of the day today.

Tuesday (03/19): Anne Frank – Act 2: work on study guide for test. Test is tomorrow on act 2. Review (Kahoot) and explore Anne Frank’s home (virtual tour).
·         Study Island – Individual practice on Cultural Literature – due tomorrow by end of day.

Wednesday (03/20): Selection test on Anne Frank – Act 2. When finished, students should work on Study Island topics.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on Cultural Literature – due today by end of day.

Thursday (03/21):  View film version of Anne Frank play. Compare/contrast the play to the film version in order to analyze different interpretations.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on Multiple meaning words – due tomorrow by end of day.

Friday (03/22): View film version of Anne Frank play. Compare/contrast the play to the film version in order to analyze different interpretations.
·         Study Island – Work on individual practice on Multiple Meaning words – due by end of the day today.

Essential Question: Unit 2 – How do we remember the past?

Monday, March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019 - March 15, 2019

ELA 8

Monday (03/11): Anne Frank – Act 2: Read scene 1 of act 2 today and annotate. Discuss key parts as we read and annotate.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session (finish developing suspense and humor, if needed, and work on new topic: compare and contrast structures in literature – due by end of the day tomorrow.)

Tuesday (03/12): Read Act 2, scene 2. Discuss key parts as we read and annotate.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on compare and contrast structures in literature – due by end of the day today. Begin working on context clues in literature.

Wednesday (03/13): Read Act 2, scene 3. Discuss key parts as we read and annotate.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session on context clues in literature: due by end of the day tomorrow.

Thursday (03/14):  Read Act 2, scenes 4 and 5. Discuss key parts as we read and annotate.
·         Study Island – Finish context clues in literature: due today. Begin working on meaning and tone in literature: due by end of the day Monday.

Friday (03/15): Work on practice sections in the textbook and practice worksheets to prepare for the test on Act 2, which will be next week.
·         Study Island – Work on individual practice session on meaning and tone in literature: due Monday.

Essential Question: Unit 2 – How do we remember the past?

Monday, February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019 - March 1, 2019


ELA 8

Monday (02/25): Anne Frank – Act 1: Read scene 4 of act 1 today and annotate. Discuss key parts as we read and annotate.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session (finish plot, if needed, and begin new topic: Summarize Literature.) Summarize literature is due on Wednesday.

Tuesday (02/26): Read Act 1, scene 5. Complete comprehension questions on page 151.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on summarize literature (due tomorrow by the end of the day).

Wednesday (02/27): Discuss comprehension questions for Act 1 together. Students will also complete the analyze the text questions on page 152, craft and structure section on page 153, and the practice worksheets that accompany these sections. Students will also take the closure quiz on comprehension today.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session on new topic of developing suspense and humor: due Friday.

Thursday (02/28): Complete pages 154 and 155 in textbook on vocabulary/word study and conventions (as well as the practice worksheets for these sections). Closure quizzes on analyze the text and analyze craft and structure.
·         Study Island - Individual practice session on developing suspense and humor: due Friday.

Friday (03/01): Closure quizzes on concept vocabulary/word study and conventions. Students will also play a review game to prepare for the test on Act 1 of Anne Frank, which will be on Monday.
·         Study Island – New topic: compare and contrast structures in literature – due Tuesday (end of day).

Essential Question: Unit 2 – How do we remember the past?

Monday, February 4, 2019

February 4, 2019 - February 8, 2019


ELA 8

Monday (02/04): Mid-Year Test – complete on paper copy and submit on Pearson Realize.com.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session on central ideas in informational texts is due on Wednesday.

Tuesday (02/05): Continue the mid-year test (if more time is needed today). When finished, students will begin writing their TDA on evaluating arguments. They must create a bug organizer first, and then write their essay response in paragraph format on lined paper. Completed bug and TDA is due Friday. Students will work on the organizer and essay in class.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on central ideas in informational texts is due Thursday.

Wednesday (02/06): Work on TDA organizer and essay.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on central ideas due today.

Thursday (02/07): Work on TDA response in class. Completed bug and essay is due tomorrow.

Friday (02/08): Turn in completed bug and TDA essay. Students will then begin unit 2 in the textbook: The Holocaust. We will complete the unit introduction today (goals, vocabulary, and launch text with summary and quick write prompt).
·         Study Island – New topic: Character – group session on character in Study Island.

Essential Question (Unit 3): When is it right to take a stand?
Unit 2 – How do we remember the past?


Monday, January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019


ELA 8

Monday (01/28): Media Selection: Pearson Realize – p. 324-325 in textbook and discuss responses to questions. Begin Mid-Year Test on paper copy and submit on Pearson Realize.com.
·         Study Island – Individual practice session on central ideas in informational texts is due on Thursday.

Tuesday (01/29): Continue the mid-year test (if more time is needed today). When finished, students will begin writing their TDA on evaluating arguments. They must create a bug organizer first, and then write their essay response in paragraph format on lined paper. Completed bug and TDA is due Friday. Students will work on the organizer and essay in class.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on central ideas in informational texts is due Thursday.

Wednesday (01/30): Work on TDA organizer and essay.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on central ideas due tomorrow.

Thursday (01/31): Work on TDA response in class. Completed bug and essay is due tomorrow.
·         Study Island – Central ideas is due today.

Friday (02/01): Turn in completed bug and TDA essay. Students will then begin unit 2 in the textbook: The Holocaust. We will complete the unit introduction today (goals, vocabulary, and launch text with summary and quick write prompt).
·         Study Island – New topic: Character – group session on character in Study Island.

Essential Question (Unit 3): When is it right to take a stand?
Unit 2 – How do we remember the past?

Monday, January 14, 2019

January 14, 2019 - January 18, 2019


ELA 8

Monday (01/14): Students will work in groups on work in textbook for “Words Do Not Pay” and complete the practice worksheets in their groups also. They should then work on the study guide for this selection. All work in the book and the practice worksheets must be completed by the end of class today for classwork points. Test on this selection is Wednesday on Pearson Realize.
·         Study Island – New topic: Textual Evidence in Informational Texts – Students must have this done by the end of class on Wednesday.

Tuesday (01/15): Review/discuss work for “Words Do Not Pay.” Review games to prepare for test. Test is tomorrow.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on Textual Evidence in Informational Texts

Wednesday (01/16): Test on Pearson Realize – Words Do Not Pay. Students should complete test corrections when finished and begin working on Study Island once finished.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on textual evidence in informational texts.

Thursday (01/17): Read “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence” together as a class and annotate first read of this selection. Students will then work in their groups to complete the work in the textbook and the practice worksheets/study guide. They must have all work completed by Wednesday (1/23). Test will be Thursday (1/24).
·         Study Island – Lesson on new topic (inferences and generalizations in informational texts) – group session on this topic

Friday (01/18): Work in small groups on “Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.” Work is due Wednesday of next week.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on Inferences and generalizations in informational texts (due Tuesday)

Essential Question (Unit 3): When is it right to take a stand?

Monday, January 7, 2019

January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019


ELA 8

Monday (01/07): Closure quiz on craft and structure for “Ban the Ban” and “Soda’s a Problem But…”; practice worksheets on concept vocabulary and word study and conventions (sentence structures); closure quizzes on these concepts; work on study guide for test; test is this Wednesday (1/9)
·         Study Island – Individual practice on misplaced and dangling modifiers (due by end of the day today); students may also work on the study guide for the test this week if they finish Study Island topics

Tuesday (01/08): Review for test; review games; work on study guide
·         Study Island – New topic lesson and group session: Varied Sentence Structure

Wednesday (01/09): Test on Pearson Realize on “Ban the Ban” and “Soda’s a Problem But…” Students may use their textbook and study guide with the test.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on varied sentence structure

Thursday (01/10): Textbook – p. 306-312 (small group learning); students will work together in their small groups to read and analyze the speech, “Words Do Not Pay” by Chief Joseph. They will receive the study guide to work on together and must complete pages 306 – 312 and the practice worksheets for these sections by the end of class on Monday (1/14); test on Words Do Not Pay will be Wednesday (1/16).
·         Study Island – Individual practice on varied sentence structure

Friday (01/11): Work in small groups on items in textbook for the speech that we read yesterday and complete the practice worksheets for each section. Work on study guide to prepare for test.
·         Study Island – New topic lesson and group session: pronouns

Essential Question (Unit 3): When is it right to take a stand?