WELCOME 8th grade readers! 2015-2016 is going to be a great year!
8/28: Complete in-class journal entry. Then, READ 60 minutes in your novel. Bring entry and novel to class for Monday 8/31.
06/05: read Bronx chapters handouts/do chart for each chapter (no other reading required)
05/21: BOOK REVIEW work as assigned due start of class 06/01
05/20: BIG QUESTION quiz: due start of class on Friday 5/22.
05/18: EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: POEM based on unit vocab words. Due Tuesday, typed/ title/by line/ simile & metaphor (OR propose other literary device you'd like to explore) DUE TUESDAY, May 26th.
5/12: Fear Poem: typed/by line/1 simile/1 metaphor/spell-checked, due 05/18.
05/12: 20 MIN NIGHTLY; 1 sticky: topics as assigned in class. If absent, do "choice."
05/05: EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: symbolic self-portrait/full color. Due start of class on Friday, 05/15.
04/29: read and complete Langston Hughes worksheet [no reading required] Due at start of next class.
04/20: Unless stated otherwise, please read 20 minutes & 1 sticky note nightly.
04/10: must finish novel for this quarter by end of vacation (Monday, April 20th)! Selecting new unit books when we return: realistic fiction. (bring finished novel to class) Happy vacation!
04/01: study guide due Monday, 04/07. TEST Tuesday 04/07 & WED 04/08 or THURS 04/09.
03/23/15: UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE: READ 20 MIN nightly/ 1 sticky note; weekends READ 40 MIN total/2 STICKY NOTES/ bring novel daily
03/03: book review part 1 & 2 rough draft in class. TYPE final part 1 for Friday 03/06 (save all typing to google docs!). Weekend: TYPE PART 2 for Monday 03/09. Monday in class: part 3 & Monday night: TYPE final part 3 for Tuesday 03/10. Review Part 4 in class on Tuesday, final art due FRIDAY 03/13. FRIDAY at start of class, COLLECTION OF ALL PARTS TYPED FINAL & art.
03/02: book review (pdf) book review (doc) bring BR book in on Monday [all makeup entries due start of class]
02/27: journal mid-term check: all journal zeros must be made up by Monday, March 2, using the appropriate form.
02 /18: read 20 min nightly/1 sticky note of choice/bring novel daily: ....................finish novel by 03/02/15 for work on book review. Details will follow
02/06: Read 30 min. nightly/ bring book daily. Friday, Sat, Sun, = 90 min/
IF there is a SNOW DAY Monday, READ 30 MIN that night as well,
= 2 hours for Tuesday
01/26: read twenty min nightly/one sticky note per night : focus CULTURE, ANY ONE ASPECT (ab2c) . STAY WARM & BE SAFE!
01/13: complete rest of study guide for test MONDAY & TUESDAY.
01/13: study guide Question 1 + Visions for quiz Friday
01/05: Book review part 1: due Mnday 13, & Part 2 Due on block day / Jan 14 or 15.
12/16 continue reg. reading assignment (see 12/05)
12/05 make-up format to be used up until 12/23 to get rid of any zeros!
12/05: get yellow ZERO count signed.
12/05: read 20 min nightly/1 sticky of choice. Grapes = 30 min/1 sticky of choice.
11/18: extra credit opportunity:DRAW contrasting landscape/seascape in The Pearl. OR WRITE one page essay contrasting the landscape/seascape in The Pearl. DUE MON 11/24
11/16: read 20 min nightly/ bring novel daily (Grapes: more as needed/parent signature)
11/14: read 40 min/ get Myth test signed
11/07: read 20 min nightly; long weekend: 60 min for Classes 4 &5, 80 min class 3
10/24: Part 1 of STUDY GUIDE DUE Monday 10/27
10/23: Part 2 of STUDY GUIDE DUE Friday 10/24
10/17 Part 1 book review due today
10/10: plate /feathers colored; book review book ; part 1 book review due Firday
10/07: BOOK REVIEW NOVEL TO CLASS, finished dreamcatcher feathers, and plate (not colored) due at start of class.
10/06: see (10/03). Cut and color dream catcher feathers for Tuesday 10/07.
10/03: FINISH NOVEL by WED 10/08. BRING NOVEL TO CLASS. Book review work to begin in class. ALSO: enrichment activity ~ bring feathers and beads if available!
09/09: READ a minimum of 20 min. nightly. Bring novel daily.
What to expect 2014-2015: (wonderful, challenging literature!)
Choose a novel with teacher/parent guidance. (Details in class)
Read a minimum of 20 minutes nightly. Bring book daily! Due Sept _____
Finish Writer's Survey Due Sept: ________
Exploring Symbolism; Visual literacy / symbolism postcard quiz Due Sept ______
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Please read a minimum of 20 minutes nightly.
Bring novel daily.
Read a minimum of 40 min. total each weekend.
WELCOME 8the grade writers! 2015-2016 is going to be a great year!
8/28: Complete "Where I'm From", due for Monday.
06/05: study for spelling test Monday, 06/08
05/30: spelling unit 5 work as assigned. All packet work due Friday, 06/05 at start of class
05/18: be prepared to present INFORMATION powerpoint to class
05/12: final REVISED for credit INFORMATION due Friday, START OF CLASS.
04/10: must finish INFORMATION writing for Monday, April 20th; at least 2 parenthetical documentation in each body paragraph, typed in google docs. 12 pt font, times new roman, double spaced. Happy Vacation!
04/01: currently no homework unless otherwise stated
03/24: finish/TYPED/PRINTED sports argument 2, due start of class Thursday, 3/26
03/06: reminder; spelling test
03/06: spelling test unit 4; all packet work due TUESDAY, 03/03
02/24: spelling unit 4
02/23: DUE START OF CLASS ON TUESDAY, final argument/typed/revised/edited/ self-eval sheet due start of class, PRINTED
02/20: rough draft typed at start of class FRIDAY
02/18:Due Thursday : first 3 paragraphs/documentation for Sports
02/06: Due Tuesday: Umbrella organizer: 3 main arguments / supporting details taken from you T-chart.
01/06:Due MONDAY: Read and underline important facts 10 articles. Finish T-Chart (at least 30 for each side) RESOLVE: CT should ban competitive sports in school.
01/26 Finish reading and note taking for all 4 articles given in class/mark each for important facts/create separate notes on white-lined paper. STAY WARM & BE SAFE!
12/19 SPELLING TEST Monday/ all packet work due
12/16 spelling unit 3; packet work 1 & 2 due Thursday start of class
12/05 typed friendly letter due start of class
11/14. Unit 2 spelling list: # 4 on back due Monday
11/12: Unit 2 spelling list: do #1,#2,#3 on front page/ # 3 on back page due Friday
11/07: MOOD worksheet due
11/04: Tell-tale Heart Comparison Essay due
10 28: Letter to Simpsons producer due
10/24: Raven cut out due
10/20: parent signature on autobio poem & memoir due
10/9: Write one sentence for each unit 1 spelling 1-20 list words & MUSCLE words. Due Friday at start of class.
10/7 ALL SPELLING due on Thursday start of class. Test: FRIDAY 10/10 Bring spelling pretest and all spelling packet work.
10/06: Spelling unit 1 pretest in class on Tuesday 10/07. Misspelled words x10, alphabetize entire list, and work of one category of choice for Thursday start of class.
10/03: Memoir final due/ all rough drafts at end of class
09/09: AUTOBIO-POEM. FINAL, TYPED, FINISHED border, due start of class on Thursday 9/11.
What to expect 2014-2015: (exciting writing & presenting opportunities!)
Finish Spelling inventory. Due Sept. _____
Finish Parts of Speech and Parts of Words Due Sept _____
Moving on to study language: Pretests: parts of words, parts of speech (Greek and Latin forms), spelling, and vocabulary. Due ____________
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Have a SAFE and RELAXING SUMMER! See you next school year! Can't wait!
Farewell, LA students of 2013-2014! YOU DID IT!!! Happy 8th grade!
June 2: flashcards for all unit 6 spelling words and Latin forms due Tuesday June 3. UNIT 6 TEST POSTPONED; to be combined with YEAR-END; LATIN & GREEK FORMS (PREFIX, ROOT, SUFFIX). Date of test TO BE DETERMINED.
May 27th: spelling unit 6 work continues in class. TEST TUESDAY, JUNE 3rd.
May 23rd: EDITED, REVISED, FINAL/works cited/url page, PRINTED. All in GOOGLE DOCS ~~~~ DUE START OF CLASS!
May 19th: Informational essay complete with Works Cited page
April 28th: working on approved INFORMATIONAL research topic of choice in class. If absent, make up class work at home.
APRIL 11: V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N! It's been a LONG, HARD winter! NO HOMEWORK! Enjoy your well-deserved break!
April 10: STUDY: Friday SPELLING TEST; spelling, part of speech, proof
April 8: spelling packet completed in class or continued as homework. PACKET DUE AT START OF CLASS ON THURSDAY. [STUDY 20 min. nightly as needed]
March 4 Spelling unit 4 test
Feb 28th: spelling unit 4 packet due Monday
Jan.30: Unit 3 spelling: work packet due Tuesday, Feb 4. Test: Thursday, Feb. 6
Jan 22: read and underline important facts in Scope Mag articles; to be used in debate: Should Your School Get Rid of Sports?" due start of class Thursday. Put facts & personal experiences in T-chart on Thursday, and start rough draft essay. Rough draft of argument paper using recipe due end of class Friday. Typed argument essay due TUESDAY START OF CLASS.
Jan 13: Argument writing in class; using "recipe" and transitions sheet, complete rough draft 5 part essay "Everybody should get Trophies ?
Dec. 20: memoir/cover due by end of class'; extra credit art due end of class
Dec 19; SPELLING UNIT 2: Words wrong x 10 DUE MONDAY, test Thurs. 12/19
DEC 13; start of class collection: final memoir/rough drafts/ 2 explosions/ REVISED TITLE
Dec 9: Due Tuesday, DEC 10: two typed memoirs/ 2 explosions in favorite memoir
Dec 4; due at start of class; complete memoir #1 typed, 1/2 memoir #2 typed
NOv 19: three different timelines for possible memoirs. (Include characters, setting, climax, LESSON) DUE THURSDAY, Nov.21, start of class
Oct 28th Raven cutout/moody words from the Raven
Oct 22: using notes from Simpson's Raven video, create a brainstorm to write to this prompt: Would Edgar Allan Poe have approved of this rendition of his poem? Why or why not?
Oct 21: Be sure you have read both articles on Poe's life and complete the worksheet. Use complete sentences & write a paragraph per answer.
Oct 17: complete the reading of POE & do the worksheet corresponding worksheet. Use front and back to write paragraphs and complete sentences. Due Friday.
Oct 9: finish typing descriptive FALL writing/thesaurus revision for rich language /"exploding the moment"
Oct 7th: write 3/4 page descriptive (5 senses) writing from class notes on "fall"
Also: your address written in your planner ~proper format (parental check!)
Sept 27: write wrong words from spelling test x 20. Due MOnday. Finish typing and revising persuasive letter to parents about puppy.
Sept 19; pre- test in class. COMPLETE spelling packet; each wrong word X 10, choose 4 activities (2 circled & 2 others), complete back of spelling page, STUDY; UNIT 1 TEST Thursday, 9/26/13.
Sept 13: Happy weekend! No Homework!
German Exchange PPT Information
Sept 7: Auto-bio poem final /thesaurus due Thursday start of class. FINAL revised & EDITED due typed/ ART Friday, Sept 13th (yikes! scary date!) Bawhahahahaha!
Aug 29: finish spelling survey for Friday 8/30
AUG 29, 2013; new year!
June 1: MEMOIR final typed due Wed June 12
April 30: write short story using all spelling list words. Underline each spelling word.
April 29: spelling unit 7; wrong words X 10 each, alphabetize list, front & back of sheet due TUESDAY. TEST FRIDAY.
April 20: Have a safe and fun vacation! Writing for argument unit continues after break. Deciding a charity to receive our tag sale money!
April 2: ADVERTISEMENT/ donation/ permission slip due Wed April 3 at start of class.
March 18th extra credit: link to ad
March 1: bring in three advertisements or one magazine for Monday
Feb 22 Spelling unit 6; pretest Monday, Feb 25, packet work & test Friday, March 1
Jan. 29: spelling unit 5; pretest today. Incorrect words X 10 & Cloze activity due Wed. start of class. Identify & define prefix/root/suffix. TEST FRIDAY 02/01.
Jan 11: spelling unit 4;pretest today. Assignment and packet work due day of TEST, TUESDAY, JAN 15
Jan 4; Person of the Year ; typed, research due Monday, ROUGH DRAFT due TUESDAY, FINAL TYPED due Wed.
Dec 11: Choose one topic, write 3 body paragraphs, use transitional phrases/ & 3 Fs / 3 different elaboration strategies DUE: wED 10/12
Dec 3: spelling unit 3; misspelled words x 10, alphabetize word list, do assignment as indicated on spelling list. Spelling work due at end of class, Tues. 12/04 & TEST = WED, 12/05.
Nov. 14: typed rough drafts of 2 different moods (1/2-3/4 pg), due end of class Friday Nov 16th.
Oct 23: poetry packet; parent sign for Oct 24
Oct 17: TYPED final PANTOON poem due Friday, Oct 19
Oct 17: parent signature on spelling test; due Friday
Oct 10: spelling unit 2: incorrect words X 10/ alphabetize list/ complete word clues/complete one category (one choice/all words)by Monday10/15. Test & Packet due 10-/17.
Sept 7: revised rough draft autobiopoem/ thesaurus due MOnday Sept. 10 at start of class.
Sept 4: rough draft (hand-written) autobiopoem due Friday Sept 6th
Aug 29: Finish Writer's Survey due Friday, Aug 30th