Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts with Mr. Peulen!


WELCOME TO THIRD TRIMESTER!

We repeat the tasks of trimester one and two, with new material, with the goal of becoming better yet at reading, writing, speaking and listening.

3/14 - Work Day (JGB, WTW, Poet-Tees, Parodies, MCA III Prep)

3/15 - JGB Discussion

3/16 - WTW Review and Test

3/17 - Poet-Tees


3/20 - MCA III Prep - Ode To My Socks

3/21 - Lit Circle Book Talks by me - students rank their top eight of the the fifteen book options.

3/22 - Lit Circles - Check out lit circle books, find lit circle groups, pick role sheet #1, read

3/23 - Lit Circles - WTW retakes in class, reading time

3/24 - Lit Circles - Observer Mrs. Kerttula’s design thinking projects - Present parodies in the design thinking presentation model back in our classroom.


3/27 - Lit Circles - Role Sheet #1, Group Discussions and design thinking start in lit circle seats, start MCAIII Prep #2

3/28 - Lit Circles - Continue MCAIII Prep #2 - Discuss answers - WTW Kahoot review - check Frayer sheets

3/29 - Lit Circles - Discuss topic options for papers and debates and allow students time to start figuring out groups. Reading time.  Ethos, Pathos, Logos.

3/30 - Lit Circles - Research day.  Goodreads day.

3/31 - Lit Circles - Design thinking in lit circle groups.


4/3 - Lit Circles - Role Sheet #2, Group Discussions and design thinking work in lit circle seats, start MCAIII Prep #3

4/4 - Lit Circles - Continue MCAIII Prep #3 - Discuss answers - Paper Introduction

4/5 - Lit Circles - Paper body #1

4/6 - Lit Circles - Paper body #2

4/7 - Lit Circles - Paper body #3 and Paper Conclusion


4/10 - Spring Break

4/11 - Spring Break

4/12 - Spring Break

4/13 - Spring Break

4/14 - Spring Break


4/17 - Lit Circles - Role Sheet #3, Group Discussions and design thinking work in lit circle seats, TURN IN LIT CIRCLE BOOKS

4/18 - Lit Circles - Finalize Design thinking projects for 4/19 presentations

4/19 - MCA III Prep #4

4/20 - Design thinking presentations in the library

4/21 - Argumentative Writing Day. Sign up for book talks. (4/28, 5/5, 5/26, 6/2)


Math MCA III Testing


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4/26 - two days this week - debate prep, lincoln/douglas debate format

4/27 - openings, cross examination

4/28 - Book talks and reading time. Work on argumentative papers.


Reading MCA III Testing


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5/5 - Book talks and reading time and work on argumentative papers.


Science MCA III Testing


5/8 - 12 Angry Men

5/9 - 12 Angry Men

5/10 - 12 Angry Men

5/11 - 12 Angry Men

5/12 - 12 Angry Men


5/15 - Final Papers due - Debate Practice

5/16 - Debate Practice

5/17 - Debates

5/18 - Debates

5/19 - Debates


5/22 - Technical Writing

5/23 - Technical Writing

5/24 - Technical Writing

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5/26 - Book talks and reading time


5/29 - Summer Reading Project - Travel Brochure to a book setting???

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6/8 - Boat Trip

6/9 - Field Day



Homework -

Please always expect to have homework for language arts.  We are building in ourselves life long readers.  Parents, any help in allowing us to build this attribute is greatly appreciated.  You can do this in many different ways.  Read with your student.  Give them time to read.  Give them a place to read.  Take them to the bookstore.  Take them to the library.  Show them a good example by reading a book yourself.  Create a Goodreads account and interact with your son or daughter.  Thank you for the teamwork and the support throughout the year.

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