Monday, December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018 - December 14, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (12/10): Textbook – p. 276 – Three Cheers for the Nanny State. Students will perform first read of this essay together and annotate while reading. We will then complete the comprehension check questions after the text and discuss together. Students will then take the comprehension closure quiz. Test on “Three Cheers for the Nanny State” will be on Monday (12/17). Students will get their study guide today as well. Students are not required to complete the study guide, but it is highly encouraged as a way to prepare for the test.
·         Study Island – Finish Inferences and generalizations and theme/central idea on your own (if needed) and work on finishing punctuation, spelling, fragments/run-ons. Some students may need to finish the benchmark test on Study Island – they will go to the library to do this.

Tuesday (12/11): Textbook – p. 282 – 283 and practice worksheet on author’s argument. Students will complete the practice sections in the book and on the w.s. and we will discuss as a class when finished. Students will then take the closure quizzes on analyze the text questions and craft and structure.
·         Study Island – New topic: phrases and clauses – lesson and group session.

Wednesday (12/12): Textbook p. 284-285 – complete practice sections in the book and on the practice worksheets for vocab./word study and conventions. We will review/discuss as a class together and students will then take the closure quizzes on vocab./word study and conventions (phrases/clauses).
·         Study Island – Individual practice on new topic (phrases and clauses). This topic is due Friday by the end of the day.

Thursday (12/13): Review for test on Monday on Three Cheers for the Nanny State. Work on study guide and play review game.
·         Study Island – Individual practice (phrases and clauses)

Friday (12/14): Work on study guide for test on Monday on Three Cheers for the Nanny State. Review/study for test.
·         Study Island – Individual practice (phrases and clauses)

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


Monday, December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018 - December 7, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (12/3): Review for test on “Barrington Irving….” Closure quizzes and study guide – review and discuss. Test is tomorrow on “Barrington Irving…”
·       Study Island – Finish Inferences and generalizations and theme/central idea on your own (if needed). Begin benchmark test on Study Island.

Tuesday (12/4): Test on “Barrington Irving…” – PearsonRealize.com – complete test corrections when finished.
·         Study Island – Benchmark test

Wednesday (12/5): Benchmark test on Study Island
·         Study Island – Benchmark test

Thursday (12/6): Benchmark test on Study Island
·         Study Island – Benchmark test

Friday (12/7): Finish benchmark test on Study Island – begin Pearson mid-year test.
·         Mid-year test on Pearson Realize.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018-November 9, 2018

ELA 8

Monday (11/5): Analyze Craft and Structure with forms of poetry (p. 63). Begin working on the study guide for "Hanging Fire" and "Translating Grandfather's House" in class. Test is Wednesday (11/7)
  • Study Island: Individual practice on Figurative Meanings in Literature (due Wednesday).

Tuesday (11/6): Review for "Hanging Fire" and "Translating Grandfather's House" test for Wednesday.
  • Study Island: Group session and new topic on Theme or Central Idea in Literature.

Wednesday (11/7): Test on "Hanging Fire" and "Translating Grandfather's House."
  • Study Island: Individual practice on Theme or Central Idea in Literature (due Friday). 

Thursday (11/8): Read the next story "The Setting Sun and the Rolling World." Text questions worksheet. Concept vocab and vocabulary squares, if time permits.
  • Study Island: Individual practice on Theme or Central Idea in Literature (due Friday).

Friday (11/9): Concept vocab and squares and analyze the text (p. 72) for "The Setting Sun and the Rolling World."
  • Study Island: Group session and new topic on Inferences and Generalizations in Literature. 

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


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 22, 2018 - October 26, 2018


ELA 8

Monday (10/22): Share/discuss annotation packet for “You are the electric boogaloo” and “Just be yourself.” Text questions worksheet. Analyze the text (p. 50), if time permits.
·         Study Island – New topic notes and group session on connotation and denotation.

Tuesday (10/23): Analyze the text, concept vocab. (vocab. Squares), and word study (p. 50) and worksheet.
·         Study Island – Individual practice on connotation and denotation in literature (due Thursday).

Wednesday (10/24): Analyze craft and structure (p. 51): word choice (connotation, denotation, and tone) and worksheet.
·         Study Island – Individual practice (connotation and denotation in literature).

Thursday (10/25): Conventions (verb moods) p. 52 and worksheet.
·         Study Island – New topic notes and group session (meaning and tone).

Friday (10/26): Work on study guide for letters: You are the electric boogaloo and just be yourself. Review for test. Test is Tuesday (10/30).
·         Study Island – Individual practice (meaning and tone).

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

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?