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Weekly Work 11-13-17
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: 8th Grade

Monday: 11-13-17

Tuesday: 11-14-17

Wednesday: 11-15-17

Essential Question/Objective:  Are students able to…             

Analyze how differences in points of view of characters and the audience/reader create specific effects. RL.8.6 (6)

Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL.8.1 (1

Essential Question/Objective:  Are students able to…             

Analyze how differences in points of view of characters and the audience/reader create specific effects. RL.8.6 (6)

Cite textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. RL.8.1 (1

Essential Question/Objective:  Are students able to…             

[RL.8.2] determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot;

 

RL.8.4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies

Bell work:

Inkblots- Students write what they see in the same types of inkblots used in intelligence tests in the story.- compare/discuss answers and the real significance of such tests

 

 

Bell work:

“Flowers for Algernon” Plot Review

 

 

 

Bell work:

Essential Vocabulary: Indefinite Pronoun, Inference, Irony, Point of View- (Picture it! Draw an image or symbol to show the meaning)

 

Activities and Homework

 

1.        Finish Reading “Flowers for Algernon”

 

 

2.        Theme? Students generate a possible theme for the story. (whole group.)

 

 

1.        Point of View review questions

 

2.        Exploring Irony activity.

 

Activities and Homework

 

Flowers for Algernon Test (Point of View/Making Inferences)

 

 

Students take open book test with practice citing textual evidence.

 

 

After- Dissecting the Thanksgiving Turkey- Students analyze an informational article about Turkeys.

-SSR

Thursday: 11-16-17

Friday: 11-17-17

Notes for the Week 

Essential Question/Objective:  Are students able to…             

[W.8.2] Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

Essential Question/Objective:  Are students able to…             

[RL.8.2] determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot;

 

RL.8.4] Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies

 School Spelling Bee Friday

 

Daily Assignments can be found on the Possum Place-

( my Moodle page-)

 

https://engage.mcpss.com/login/index.php

 

This is where you will find all daily assignments as well as any project information.

 

Bell work:

Everyday Edit

Proofreading sample

Bell work:

Good Things

Taking Care of Business

Students should be getting their A.R. goals for Second Quarter. This will be two quiz grades for my class. (Percent correct and Percent of goal.) They have until the December 8th to get their points goals. To check their progress, go to

 

 https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/Login.aspx

Activities and Homework

 

Go over guidelines for writing effective science fair abstracts.

 

Students will work together in peer revision pairs to improve their abstracts.

 

 

Activities and Homework:

 

Common Core Reading Strategy for Complex Texts: Annotated Reading Codes

Teacher goes over and models strategy-

Use these codes to mark complex texts for understanding.

 

Students practice strategy- Analyze and annotate complex scientific Newsela.com Article:

“Writer’s Block- Brain Research” using the codes

 

 

 

 



Syllabus, Week of 8-28-17
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Monday: 8-28-17

Tuesday: 8-29-17

Wednesday 8-30-17

Bell work:

 

Proceed to Computer Lab 109

Bell work:

Deductive Reasoning Examples- Students view deductive reasoning examples from Sherlock Holmes Clips- noting how the character uses small details to deduce or infer  conclusions

Bell work:

Essential Vocabulary Week Three-compare, contrast, author’s purpose, mood

(students generate their own definitions, then check/refine answers)

Activities and Homework:

 

Scantron Universal Screening Benchmark reading tests for 1st quarter in computer lab 109.

 

After- make sure each student has changed Mcpss passwords and joined my Moodle class (The Possum Place)

 

 

Activities and Homework:

Before reading- teacher reviews/models making inferences and determining mood and tone.

Whole class- Begin Reading “The Speckled Band” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle aloud

As we read

1.      Add clues to the Clues/Conclusions Chart (Making Inferences)

2.      Add Details to Mood Chart

(Analyze for Mood)

 

 

Activities and Homework: 

 

Before reading- teacher reviews/models making inferences and determining mood and tone. (update-go over charts)

Whole class- continue- Reading “The Speckled Band” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle aloud

As we read

1.      Add clues to the Clues/Conclusions Chart (Making Inferences)

2.      Add Details to Mood Chart

(Analyze for Mood)

 

Thursday: 8-31-17

Friday: 9-01-17

Notes for the Week 

Bell work: Prepositions Column One- teacher models motions and “song” for memorization

(Short video clip of little Mattern boys doing the song)

 

Bell work: 1. Good Things (students share good things that are happening in their lives with the whole class)

2.      “Taking Care of Business” (students turn in weekly work while song plays)

 

 

Daily Assignments can be found on the Possum Place-

( my Moodle page-)

 

https://engage.mcpss.com/login/index.php

 

This is where you will find all daily assignments as well as any project information.

 

 

First Quarter EQT Novel- The Giver, by Lois Lowry- Please have a copy in class by Wednesday, 9-8-17

 

Activities and Homework:

Before reading- teacher reviews/models making inferences and determining mood and tone. (update-go over charts)

Whole class- finish Reading “The Speckled Band” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle aloud

As we read

3.      Add clues to the Clues/Conclusions Chart (Making Inferences)

4.      Add Details to Mood Chart

(Analyze for Mood)

 

Activities and Homework:

 

Test: “Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band”

(Making Inferences- Analyzing Mood)

 

-Open book test with opportunity to cite specific evidence from the text.

 



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