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8th Grade ELA Assignments

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January 24 - January 28 2011
Week 1 of 4th Term
1st Week of the 2nd Semester
 
Monday - I-Search: "My Research": explore examples, answer questions, 1st draft due tomorrow
Tuesday -  I-Search: "My Research" - revise rough draft; printed draft of My Questions, My Knowledge & Assumptions and My Research as 1 document due Thursday
Wednesday - I-Search: "My Discoveries"
Thursday - I-Search:"My Discoveries" - quoting, paraphrasing & summarizing work
Friday -   I-Search: "My Discoveries"

January 17 - January 21, 2011
Week 6 of 3rdTerm
Last Week of the 1st Semester
 
Monday - I-Search: revising typed copy of "My Questions, Knowledge & Assumptions;" clean copy and revision work due on Wednesday
Tuesday -  I-Search: setting up a survey or an interview; "My Questions, Knowledge & Assumptions" clean copy and revision work due tomorrow
Wednesday - I-Search: research
Thursday - I-Search: last day for research in school
Friday -   no school

January 10 - January 14, 2011
Week 5 of 3rdTerm 
 
Monday - I-Search working on "My Questions;" "My Questions" rough draft due tomorrow
Tuesday -  I-Search: revise "My Questions," write rough draft of "My Knowledge and Assumptions" and answer "My Research" questions
Wednesday - I-Search: introduction to NoodleTools and begin research - be sure to log your research experience as you go along
Thursday - I-Search: continue working on research; typed 2nd drafts of "My Questions, Knowledge, and Assumptions" due Monday
Friday -   I-Search: continue working on research; typed 2nd drafts of "My Questions, Knowledge, and Assumptions" due Monday

January 3 - January 7, 2011
Week 4 of 3rdTerm 
 
Monday - writing stations
Tuesday -  I-Search introduction; Prewriting #1
Wednesday - I-Search preliminary searching 
Thursday - I-Search - Prewriting #2 complete the 3 brainstorm boxes
Friday -   I- Search- topic selection; Research Overview is due Monday

December 13 - December 17, 2010
Week 3 of 3rdTerm 
 
Monday - Quiz over the chapters 5-8; The Outsiders: read Chapter 9, complete the Study Guide
Tuesday -  read The Outsiders: read Chapter 10 & 11, complete the Study Guides
Wednesday - The Outsidersread Chapter 12, complete the Study Guide, quiz over ch. 9-12?, in-class review for the test
Thursday - The Outsiders: Test
Friday -   No class; Holiday Music Assembly

December 6 - December 10, 2010
Week 2 of 3rdTerm 
 
Monday - The Outsiders: read Chapter 4, complete the Study Guide, Writer's Notebook Entry
Tuesday - Quiz over the 1st four chapters; read The Outsiders: read Chapter 5, complete the Study Guide, Writer's Notebook Entry
Wednesday - The Outsiders: Music Activity; read Chapter 6, complete the Study Guide
Thursday - The Outsiders: The Outsiders: read Chapter 7, complete the Study Guide
Friday -   The Outsiders: read Chapter 8, complete the Study Guide, Writer's Notebook Entry
November 29 - December 3, 2010
Week 1 of 3rdTerm 
 
Monday - The Outsiders: S.E. Hinton author questions
Tuesday - The Outsiders: read Chapter 1, complete the Study Guide
Wednesday - The Outsiders: 4-Corner Activity; be sure to write a response on the backside of your paper
Thursday - The Outsiders: read Chapter 2, complete the Study Guide, Writer's Notebook Entry
Friday -   The Outsiders: read Chapter 3, complete the Study Guide, Writer's Notebook Entry
 
November 15 - November 19, 2010
Week 6 of 2nd Term 
 
Monday - Punctuation Project worktime; links to helpful websites; We will begin presenting tomorrow
Tuesday - Punctuation Project presentations and quizzes
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #8 Test; final Tic-Tac-Toe project worktime
Thursday - Punctuation Project presentations and quizzes
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe presention of project number 3 due next week; Tic-Tac-Toe Project reading and work time; *remember that all projects should have the equivalent of at least 1 page of writing and any projects with pictures must be done in color
 
November 8 - November 12, 2010
Week 5 of 2nd Term 
 
Monday - Punctuation Project worktime; links to helpful websites
Tuesday - Punctuation Project worktime; links to helpful websites
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #8 Test; Unit #9 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Punctuation Project worktime; links to helpful websites; 1st punctuation projects will be presented on Tuesday next week
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe presention of project number 3 due next week; Tic-Tac-Toe Project reading and work time; *remember that all projects should have the equivalent of at least 1 page of writing and any projects with pictures must be done in color
 
November 1 - November 5, 2010
Week 4 of 2nd Term 
 
Monday - Hero Rough Draft due today; revising for "Really Bad Words;" 2nd draft due tomorrow
Tuesday - Hero 2nd Draft due today; work on choosing what paper to take to a final draft
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #7 Test; Unit #8 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - final drafts due Monday, discuss Punctuation Project Possibilities
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe presention of project number 2; Tic-Tac-Toe Project reading and work time; *remember that all projects should have the equivalent of at least 1 page of writing and any projects with pictures must be done in color
 
October 25 - October 29, 2010
Week 3 of 2nd Term 
 
Monday - Tic-Tac-Toe presention of project number 1
Tuesday - no school
Wednesday - Hero Essay Rough Drafts due Monday
Thursday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #6 Test; Unit #7 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe Project reading and work time; *remember that all projects should have the equivalent of at least 1 page of writing and any projects with pictures must be done in color
 
October 18 - October 22, 2010
Week 2 of 2nd Term 
 
Monday - Harris Burdick: rough drafts due in class revisions, 2nd draft due tomorrow
Tuesday - Hero Essay - Where do we find heroes?  & Hero Brainstorm Sheet
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #4 Test; Unit #5 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Hero Essay - planning and Rough Draft due Monday
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe project reading and work time, Project #1 due Monday, 10/25 (Project #2 due Friday, 11/5 & Project 3 due Friday, 11/19); *remember that all projects should have the equivalent of at least 1 page of writing and any projects with pictures must be done in color
 
October 11 - October 15, 2010
Week 6 of 1st Term / Week 1 of 2nd Term
 
Monday - Memoirs: planning and roughdraft due tomorrow
Tuesday - Memoirs: 2nd draft due Thursday
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #4 Test; Unit #5 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Harris Burdick: Read the story and introduce the writing
Friday -   Tic-Tac-Toe  Project reading and work time, Project #1 due Monday, 10/25 (Project #2 due Friday, 11/5 & Project 3 due Friday, 11/19)
 
October 4 - October 8, 2010
Week 5 of 1st Term 
 
Monday - Comma Quiz
Tuesday - Introduce Memoirs
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #3 Test; Unit #4 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Memoirs: Memoir 2nd round due Monday
Friday -   Sticky Note Project due today; Tic-Tac-Toe Project explained, Project #1 due Monday, 10/25 (Project #2 due Friday, 11/5 & Project 3 due Friday, 11/19)
 
September 27 - October 1, 2010
Week 4 of 1st Term 
 
Monday - Comma Cut-Outs due; in-class comma worksheet discussion; Writer's Note book activity #5 - "Pick a Problem" - due tomorrow
Tuesday - Comma review due Thursday and TEST on Thursday; Writer's Note book activity #6 - "Hair Piece" due Thursday
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #2 Test; Unit #3 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Comma Test has been moved to next Monday - You can use your notes on this test
Friday - Sticky Note Book Report: reading and work time for the project- Report is due on Friday, 10/8. Links:  Sticky Note Descriptions & Sticky Note Project
 
September 20 - 24, 2010
Week 3 of 1st Term 
 
Monday - Comma Study #5 - rules 13 & 14; Comma Cut-Outs Assigned: due next Monday
Tuesday - Comma review sheet creation; Writer's Note book activity #4 - "Pick a Character" due Thursday
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #1 Test; Unit #2 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Comma Cut-Out Work Time;
Friday - Sticky Note Book Report: reading and work time for the project- Report is due on Friday, 10/8. Links:  Sticky Note Descriptions & Sticky Note Project
 
September 13 - 17, 2010
Week 2 of 1st Term 
 
Monday - Comma Study #2 - rules 4,5,6; Writer's Notebook: Writing Activity #1 - "Pick a Noun" due tomorrow
Tuesday - Comma Study #3 - rules;Writer's Notebook: Writing Activity #2 -  "Combination Piece" due tomorrow
Wednesday - Spelling & Vocabulary Unit #1 - explanation, assignment due next Wednesday, spelling and definitions test next Wednesday
Thursday - Comma Study #4 - rules; Writer's Notebook: Writing Activity #3 - "Pick a Letter" due Monday
Friday - Sticky Note Book Report: reading and work time for the project- Report is due on Friday, 10/8. Links:  Sticky Note Descriptions & Sticky Note Project
 
September 6 - 10, 2010
Week 1 of 1st Term 
 
Monday - NO school
Tuesday - Introduction & syllabus discussion
Wednesday - 30-Minute Writing Prompt: "Responsibility & Rights" - Magazine Assembly today - Magazine Postcard Booklets due tomorrow
Thursday - Comma Study #1 - rules 1,2,3
Friday - Introduce Sticky Note Book Report: project introduction & book selection - Report is due on Friday, 10/8. Links:  Sticky Note Descriptions & Sticky Note Project