Have a SAFE and RELAXING SUMMER! See you next school year! Can't wait!
What to expect: (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 ______
Farewell, LIT students of 2013-2014! You DID IT! Happy 8th grade!
May 25: Book review: Part 1 rough draft due Friday May 30, Part 2 rough draft due Monday June 2, Part 3 rough draft due Wed June 4, FINAL TYPED TUESDAY JUNE 10.
May 21: "What I Know" or "What I Fear" poem typed, final format DUE WED, May 28th start of class, (hard copy & on GOOGLE DRIVE).
May 20th: read for pleasure; no stickies required ;-) EXTRA CREDIT opportunity! Ask!
May 19th: book finished for book review to be assigned Friday, DUE DATE TBD...
April 28: complete SCI-FI STUDY GUIDE. TEST: Wed & Fri.
April 11: V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N! It's been a LONG, HARD winter! NO HOMEWORK! Enjoy your well-deserved break!
March 28: read 20 min nightly/1 sticky note. 40 min /2 sticky notes on weekend.
March 5: COMPLETED STUDY GUIDE due start of class on Friday. Book review outline of 3 topics/ 3-6 sticky notes due start of class on Friday.
March 3: homework: Review end of The Pearl & study guide/study; TEST Wednesday, March 12th. TEST Friday March 14
March 12: book review book DUE, TYPED, FINAL
March 3: bring book review book daily. BOOK REVIEW WORK IN CLASS ALL WEEK.
Jan 23: read 20 min nightly/1 sticky note. Must finish novel in 4 weeks.
Jan 23: Grapes of Wrath: extra credit/enrichment opportunity to earn up to A+; may require more than the usual reading of 20 min nightly. Novel must be finished in 4 weeks.
Jan 13 READ 20 MIN NIGHTLY/ 1 sticky note
Jan 8; BOOK REVIEW FINAL FORM DUE START OF CLASS
Jan 2: start of class have journal book finished for book review; bring book review novel to class
Dec 19: EXTRA CREDIT opportunity, due Jan 2 at start of class
Dec 4: read 20 min nightly/1 sticky unless otherwise indicated
Nov 8: study guide for final creation myth unit due Wed, Nov 13th. test parts 1 & 2 on Friday, Nov 15, and test parts 3 & 4 on Monday, Nov. 18th.
Oct 29th: color and cut dream catcher feathers (reading not necessary ~ bring novel tomorrow)
Oct 28th: get book review signed/ read/bring novel
Oct 22: get myth test signed, & bring new journal novel for class (may be a novel already approved and started from before book review)
Oct 18: change (see Oct 16) of due dates: rough draft part 1: Monday, Oct. 21 ....TYPED PART 1 DUE TUESDAY, Oct 22,
rough draft PART 2 due MONDAY, Oct 21. ALL FINAL work still due TOGETHER WED 10/23.
Oct 16: book review format; FINAL OF BOTH PARTS DUE WED OCT 23; rough draft of author, genre, setting, theme, author's message due Friday Oct 18th. Part One final due Wed Oct 23, Part Two final due Weds, 10/23.
Oct 9th: finish novel; bring finished book review book to class on WED 16th to start book review
Oct 7th: study TEST TOMORROW/ WEDNESDAY
Oct4: study guide MIDUNIT CREATION MYTH: due Monday/ vocab flashcards
TEST TUESDAY (POSSIBLY SPLIT TO INCLUDE WED AS WELL)
Sept 13: REMINDER: READ 40 min each weekend and bring novel daily! Sept 7 - until end of school year unless otherwise noted: Read a minimum of 20 min. nightly, bring novel daily. Other assignments added as needed.
German Exchange PPT info
Sept 7 - until end of school year unless otherwise noted: Read a minimum of 20 min. nightly, bring novel daily. Other assignments added as needed.
Sept 4: fictional novel for approval by end of Friday x-block
Sept 4: get address for postcard
Aug 29: Finish READER SURVEY for Friday 8/30
AUG 29, 2013; NEW YEAR!
June 7: Book review FINAL due June 13th
rough draft part 1 due Monday
rough draft part 2 due Tuesday
April 29: study guide due tomorrow (Tuesday), TEST THURSDAY [reading/sticky not necessary.]
April 19 Have a safe and fun vacation! Study guide will be given Monday/ test Thursday when we return from break!
April 2: study guide and TEST due start of class on Thursday, April 4th.
March 18th: questions 1-4 on Starry Rift in packet [reading/sticky by choice!]
March 1: due at start of class; TYPED book review/rough draft
Feb 28 rough draft of all parts of book review due at start of class
Feb 22 Book review due Friday, March 1
THE PEARL TEST in 3 parts: Friday, Feb 1; Monday, Feb. 4 & Tuesday, Feb 5th. COMPLETED STUDY GUIDE due at start of class on Friday.
Jan 29: Finished reading The Pearl in class. Study guide vocab on pg 1 & 2 due at start of class on Thursday.
Jan 11: continue reading novel 20 min. nightly/ 1 sticky note per night
Jan 3: Book review: Rough draft (all parts handwritten or typed) due at start of class on Tuesday, Jan 8th. FINAL: due typed at start of class THURSDAY, JAN 10th. If you are absent, you must send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mrs. K with someone.
Dec 6: see Dec 3 & GET TEST SIGNED
FINISH NOVEL FOR/OVER BREAK
Dec 3: read 20 min, 1 sticky = culture
Nov 30: read 40 min/ 2stickies: focus AUTHOR'S STYLE
Nov 10 continue as always: read 20 min nightly / 1 sticky note unless instructed otherwise
Nov 9: TEST Thursday Nov 15 & Friday Nov. 16. STUDY GUIDE and flashcards complete due Thurs. Nov. 15
Nov 5th: yin yang journal entry/2 sticky notes about character (signatures as needed)
Nov 1: book review signed, read 20 min nightly, bring book daily
Oct. 18: bring book review novel to class. book review part one DUE MONDAY, OCT 22. Book review parts 1 & 2 due Tuesday, Oct 23. [see 10/10 for format]
Oct 10: Finish novel for Tuesday, Oct 16, for BOOK REVIEW. Bring book review novel to class on Tuesday, Oct. 17.
Sept 6: finish SYMBOLISM postcard quiz, due Friday/full color, Sept 7th: also read 20 min and bring novel
Aug. 29th: finish Reader's Survey! Due Friday 30th.
Please read a minimum of 20 minutes nightly.
Bring novel daily.
Read a minimum of 40 min. total each weekend.
HAVE a SAFE and RELAXING SUMMER! See you next school year! Can't wait!
What to expect:(exciting writing & presenting opportunities!)
Finish Writing and Spelling inventories. Due Sept. _____
Finish Parts of Speech and Parts of Words Due Sept _____
Finish autobio poem, typed, illustrated Due Sept _____
Moving on to study language: Pretests: parts of words, parts of speech (Greek and Latin forms), spelling, and vocabulary. Due ____________
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