Eng. Agenda and Homework

June 4th- June 8th

Important reminders:

  1. Roots 17-20 test June 8th
  2. Notebook check coming up

May 29th- June 1st

Important reminders:

  1. Roots 17-20 (last project) May 30th
  2. Roots 17-20 test June 8th
  3. Notebook check coming up

May 7th- May 11th

Important reminders:

  1. Dystopian Project DUE May 11th
  2. Roots 17-20 (last project) May 30th
  3. Roots 17-20 test June 8th

April 30th - May 5th

Important reminders:

  1. Portfolio DUE May 4th
  2. Roots 17-20 (last project) May 30th
  3. Roots 17-20 test June 8th

April 23rd - April 27th

* STATE TESTING *

April 16th - April 20th

* Portfolios

April 2nd - April 6th

Important reminders:

  1. BINDER AND DIVIDER DUE APRIL 2nd
  2. SUMMARY REFLECTION DUE APRIL 6th
  3. Synthesis reflection and print outs due April 16th
  4. Analysis printouts due April 16th
  5. Roots 13-16 test April 6th

March 26th- March 30th

Important reminders:

  1. BINDER AND DIVIDER DUE APRIL 2ND
  2. SUMMARY PRINT OUT FOR REFLECTIONS DUE APRIL 2ND
  3. Roots Sets 13-16 due March 30th
  4. Roots 13-16 test April 6th

March 19th- 24th

Important reminders:

2. BINDER AND DIVIDER DUE APRIL 2ND

3. SUMMARY PRINT OUT FOR REFLECTIONS DUE APRIL 2ND

4. Roots Sets 13-16 due March 30th

5. Roots 13-16 test April 6th

March 5th- 9th

Important reminders:

1. Brochure is due March 16th

2. Roots Sets 13-16 due March 30th

3. Roots 13-16 test April 6th

4. Brochure due: March

March 5th- 9th

Important reminders:

1. Dystopian test March 16th

2. Roots Sets 13-16 due March 30th

3. Roots 13-16 test April 6th

Feb 26th- March 2nd

Important reminders:

Feb 12th- 16th

Important reminders:

  • Next week is break!

Feb 5th- 9th

Important reminders:

  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Jan 29th- Feb 2nd

Important reminders:

  • Hudson will be out Monday- Wednesday for Technology Professional Development
  • Final essay due: Feb 2nd
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Jan 22nd- Jan 26th

Important reminders:

  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Jan 16th- Jan 19th

Important reminders:

NO SCHOOL MONDAY!

  • Jan 10th- Notebook check
  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Essay dates:
    • Clear P 2: 19th
    • Intro and Conclusion: 29th
    • Finished Essay due Feb 1st (no revisions)
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Jan 9th- Jan 12th

Important reminders:

NO SCHOOL MONDAY!

  • Jan 10th- Notebook check
  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Essay dates:
    • Clear P 1: Jan 10-11th
    • Clear P 2: 18th
    • Intro and Conclusion: 29th
    • Finished Essay due Feb 1st (no revisions)
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Dec 18th- Dec 21st

Important reminders:

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY! HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY BREAK!

  • Dec 21st- CLEAR outline Quiz
  • Dec 21st- Independent CLEAR Analysis P
  • Dec 21st- 2 printouts for end of the year portfolio
  • Jan 10th- Notebook check
  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Dec 11th- Dec 15th

Important reminders:

  • Dec 15th- Finish novel and complete the group novel quotes
  • Dec 20th- CLEAR outline Quiz
  • Jan 10th- Notebook check
  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Dec 4th- Dec 8th

Important reminders:

  • Dec 15th- Finish novel and complete the group novel quotes
  • Dec 20th- CLEAR outline Quiz
  • Jan 10th- Notebook check
  • Jan 10th- 26th- 8th grade English Word for Word
  • Feb 9th- Vocab/Roots 9-12

Nov 27th - Dec 1st

Important:

We are watching the PG coming of age movie Spirited Away this week. This movie will be used to teach analysis writing as well review coming of age, character development, and theme.

Monday: Eagle and Hudson will be out for the ropes course! Most students will be out one day this week for the ropes course.

Nov 13th - Nov 17th

Important:

We are watching the PG coming of age movie Spirited Away when we return from break. This movie will be used to teach analysis writing as well review coming of age, character development, and theme.

Nov 6th - Nov 9th

Important: No school November 10th

We are watching the PG coming of age movie Spirited Away next week. This movie will be used to teach analysis writing as well review coming of age, character development, and theme.

Oct 30th-Nov 3rd Agenda

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Do Now:

Independent reading

Do Now:

Independent reading

Do Now:

Independent reading

Do Now:

Independent reading

Plans:

Plans:

    1. Find a theme or focus
    2. Review your theme notes
    3. Theme (literary device) Theme Cornell Notes
      1. focus on the strategies
      2. show the difference between theme and cliches
    4. What is the theme of ‚ÄúRaymond‚Äôs Run‚ÄĚ?
      1. use the theme strategies
    5. What is the theme of ‚ÄúScarlett Ibis‚ÄĚ?
      1. use the theme strategies
    6. Now what is the overarching or similar theme of the two
    7. Theme is used in synthesis writing in the main focus
    8. Create a synthesis of the texts- Scarlett Ibis and Raymond's Run in groups
    9. Synthesis checklist

Finish Writing your group synthesis on "Raymond's Run" and "Scarlett Ibis"

If you finish early then work on your vocabulary.

Homework

None

    1. How to cite a long quote compared to a short quote
    2. Continue reading the Scarlet Ibis: and the notes using the worksheet
    3. Find quotes
    4. Start a Venn diagram with "Raymond's Run" and "Scarlett Ibis"
    5. Website to help cite quotes

Homework

None

Homework

None

Homework

None

Oct 23rd-27th Agenda

Oct 16th-20th Agenda

Oct 9-13 Agenda

Important Reminder:

    1. Report cards go out this week!
    2. October 9th is a teacher work day therefore there is no school for students!!!!!
    3. ROPE COURSE is cancelled this week!
    4. Vocabulary test on sets 1-4 Oct 13th
      1. Know the root words and the definitions of the vocabulary words in all four sets

Oct 2-6 Agenda

Important Reminder:

    1. Summary Open Notes Writing Assignment Oct 6th. There are no revisions!
    2. Vocab test on sets 1-4 Oct 13th
      1. Know the root words and the definitions of the vocabulary words in all four sets

Sept 25th-29th

All School Read this week!!!

Sept 18th-22nd

All School Read this week!!!

Lesson 1

Do Now:

Plans:

Vocab set 2

Homework:

Lesson 2

DO Now:

Lesson 3

Do Now:

Lesson 4

Do Now:

    1. Independent reading (10 Min)
    2. Vocab/ roots
    1. Independent reading (10 Min)
    2. Vocab/ roots
    1. Independent reading (10 Min)
    2. Vocab/ roots

Plans:

Plans:

Plans:

    1. Main Ideas: Explicit and implicit main ideas,
    2. Watch movie trailers:
      1. Note and discuss the all the explicit info found in each trailer
    3. Note taking strategies aligned with summary writing:
      1. Note Taking Strategies
    4. The unit's focus is the effect education has on the authors identity and development.
    5. Play Jerry Spinelli Knots in My Yo-yo String (audio version) while students read along.
    6. Read ‚ÄúStaying in the Lines‚ÄĚ
      1. Write on top of the paper: how do we notetake according to purpose- summary
      2. Take notes
    1. Finish reading and review ‚ÄúStaying in the Lines‚ÄĚ
    2. Go through the questions and discuss the following:
    3. Identity formation, values, motivations, development, and social status
    4. After reading:
      1. Create a venn diagram. Add all the main ideas to later use in synthesis writing
    5. With your partner choose one graphic organizer to help you pre-write (you will turn this prewriting organizer in with your summary)
      1. Plot mountain (Review from 6 and 7th grade and discuss How plot mountain and main ideas are similar (plot mountain is one strategy for narrative stories not for informational)
      2. Sequence 1
      3. Sequence 2
      4. Somebody Wanted But So
      5. Main Ideas and Events
    1. Before we write a summary, we need to review the college MLA format. This will be the format for the rest of the year and honestly for the rest of your academic writing!
    2. Websites to prove that this is used in college and I am not making up how important this is :
      1. Purdue University
      2. San Francisco State
      3. San Francisco University
      4. Stanford Graduate School
    3. MLA Heading
    4. Start a new doc with your partner and write your MLA heading
    5. MLA format and title
    6. MLA Bibliography
    1. Why MLA and Bib is necessary:
          1. Plagiarism in college
          2. Harvard’s Plagiarism Policy
          3. Stanford Documentation and Citation Plagiarism Policy
        1. d. SF Plagiarism
    2. Assignment: Summarize for a future student that has to read this short story next year.
      1. Use your summary checklist- (add MLA heading, title, and bibliography to the checklist)
      2. If you do not finish it is homework

Homework:

Homework:

Homework:

Set 2 Roots/Vocab due Friday at 3:00

Set 2 Roots/Vocab due Friday at 3:00

Set 2 Roots/Vocab due Friday at 3:00

1. Set 2 Roots/Vocab due Friday at 3:00

2. Summary due Monday at 3:00 PM

Sept 11th-15th

Back to school night Wednesday!

Sept 5th-8th

Only three lessons this week!

AND A ROUGH WEEK FOR MS. H WHO BROKE HER ELBOW AND WILL BE OUT AGAIN FRIDAY TO GET A BRIGHT PINK HARD CAST!

NO SCHOOL MONDAY

Lesson 1

DO Now

1. Silent reading

Lesson 2

Do Now

1. Silent reading

Lesson 3

SUB

Do Now

1. Silent reading

Plans

    1. Introduce audience and writing
    2. Audience Letter Writing
    3. Discussion how this is connected to the whole year and our writing assignments.

Plans:

    1. Summary discussion activity
    2. Watch and read real world summaries as a class: video games, TV spoilers, sports stat and career highlights, movies, college websites, resumes, college summary info: Harvard and Stanford, Science, Math, English, History
    3. Discuss the similarities of all the summaries
    4. Come up with summary conventions as a class
    5. Summary conventions and synonyms

Plans:

    1. Show Root Models
    2. Roots and vocab:
      1. Review roots and vocab
      2. Root and vocab prompt and rubric
      3. Begin roots project

Homework:

Homework:

None

August 28- Sept 1st

Lesson 1

Do Now:

Nothing

Plans:

Lesson 2

Do Now:

Nothing

Plans:

Lesson 3

Do Now:

Silent Reading

10 Mins

Plans:

Lesson 4

Do Now:

1. Silent Reading

2. Collect the printed homework

Plans:

Plans:

    1. Set up the iPad Trimester 1 Google Apps Checklist
    2. Make sure you have the following apps on your iPad:
      1. G-Drive
      2. G-Class
      3. G-Cal
      4. teacher website
    3. Google:
      1. Upload an appropriate Google profile pic or Bitmoji
    4. Google Classroom
      1. Join the class
      2. Look at the assignments on G-calendar
    5. Remind students about the portfolio project
    6. Summary Preassessment: read, write a summary.
      1. Bring printed version Lesson 4
      2. Silent reading when finished
    1. Check off materials:
      1. notebook and other materials
      2. book
    2. Show models:
      1. what do you notice?
      2. What do you see?
      3. what or how might you use this this year and in high school?
    3. Discuss why this notebook is so important this year and high school
    4. Set up notebook
      1. Cover
      2. Table of contents: glue in
      3. name on TOC
      4. Page numbers.
      5. number all pages
    5. Fill in TOC and Glue in Note taking and reading strategies
    6. the curve of forgetting- go over this and why it is important to take notes!
    7. Independent reading
      1. Independent and dependent and complex sentences
      2. Conflict
      3. Watch AdventureTime (‚ÄúLoyalty to the King‚ÄĚ Season 2 episode 1)
        1. What is the conflict?
        2. How is the conflict significant?
      4. Discuss conflict:
        1. List all the conflicts in the episode
      5. Go back to the dependent and independent notes
        1. create complex sentences about the conflict in the episode using the correct punctuation.
    1. Compound sentences and FANBOYS
    2. Semicolons
    3. Setting (notes and activity)
      1. How does the setting influence the conflict?
      2. Conflict and setting Pict
      3. Create compound sentences to describe what is happening in the image
    4. Academic Vocabulary worksheet
      1. Focus on cause and effect
    5. Adventure Time
      1. Discuss the cause and effect of setting and conflict using academic language
    6. Semicolons and academic transitions
      1. Write a sentence using a semicolon and a cause and effect academic language

Homework:

Homework:

Homework

Homework:

Have a great 3 day weekend!

    1. Homework: print this pre-assessment out and bring it with you for 5 points credit Lesson 4
    2. Bring an independent reading book by Lesson 2 this week- next class
    1. Homework: print the pre-assessment out and bring it with you for 5 points credit Lesson 4
    1. Homework: print the pre-assessment out and bring it with you for 5 points credit Lesson 4

August 22- 25

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST WEEK AS EIGHTH GRADERS!