Welcome to English 8!
I am excited to be teaching in Rappahannock for the 2018-2019 school year! I will be using this site to post assignments, test dates, and resources for class. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
School supplies needed for English 8:
- Pencils (preferred)/Pens (accepted)
- Loose Leaf Paper
- Composition Notebook
- Colored Pencils
4/22 - No School - Spring Break!
4/23 - Present Poetry Projects; Review for Benchmark
4/24 - Reading Benchmark 2
4/25 - Block 1 & 4 - Introduce "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes and begin reading; Block 2 -Introduce The Pearl by John Steinbeck and begin reading/ Read chapter 1
4/26 - Block 1& 4 - Entries for March due by end of class; Block 2 - Chapter 2
SPRING BREAK 4/15-4/22
4/9 - Scheduling; finish Poetry notes
4/10 - Quiz on Poetry
4/11 -Poetry Project
4/12 - Poetry Project
4/1 - 1st: Finish poetry notes. All: Read and analyze "Casey at the Bat" and "Sonnet 130" assignment on classroom
4/2 - Read and analyze "Night Clouds." Creative Writing Assignment: Imagism poem
4/3 - Read and analyze "Dreams" and "A Dream Deferred" by Langson Hughes
4/4 - Forms of Poetry notes
4/5 - 8th Grade field trip to the Air & Space Museum
3/25 - Quiz on the SCOPE Monster article
3/26 - Read "The Man Who Broke the World" play; vocabulary, close reading, and inferences
3/27 - Read "The Choice" play; vocabulary, mood,
3/28 - 2nd & 4th - Drama quiz, "The Choice" Play
3/29 - 1st Block: Drama quiz, "The Choice" play. 2nd & 4th - Poetry notes
3/18 - SOL Review - Get a good night's sleep!
3/19 - Writing SOL - Multiple Choice
3/20 - Writing SOL - Short paper
3/21 - Early dismissal, PTC
3/22 - SCOPE article monsters
3/11 - Released Writing SOL test
3/12 - Go over test from yesterday and complete prompt practice
3/13 - Practice using the Writing Tool in TestNav
3/14 - SOL Review; plan for essay swap
3/15 - Essay swap
3/4 - Subject-Verb and Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Practice on NoRedInk. Students will then complete 25 practice items for the Writing SOL. Prompt practice on Google Classroom
3/5 - Prompt Practice on Google Classroom. Review practice items from yesterday. Persuasive Article about Trash in Scope Magazines
3/6 - Prompt Practice on Google Classroom. Practice question packet. Finish Trash article work.
3/7 - Read and review Anchor Papers on VDOE website to better understand expectations. Prompt Practice on Google Classroom. Choose prompt for essay, and begin if time.
3/8 - Students will choose a prompt practice from one they did this week and turn it into an essay.
2/25 - All classes: SCOPE Magazine "Should the School Week Be Shorter" persuasive elements Scavenger hunt (claim, supporting evidence, counterclaim, and rebuttal), and Write and Argument Essay - students do NOT have to do step 7 - write the essay. HW: Vocabulary
2/26 - Persuasive Essay - SOL prompt - Plan and draft on NoRedInk.com
2/27 - Persuasive Essay - Finish draft and complete a guided Peer Review
2/28 - Peer Review essay via NoRedInk
3/1 - Finish and submit essay via Revision Assistant.
2/18 - No School
2/19 - S-V Agreement notes; Quiz -
2/20 - No School
2/21 - No School
2/22 - RCPS Essay Contest
2/11 - 1st Block: Finish essay, SCOPE Lionfish article and assignment on Classroom, tone and vocab wkst. 2nd Block: Prompt practice - your choice #1, Revise Benchmark Essay. 4th Block: Write Benchmark Essay
2/12 - No School.
2/13 - 1st Block: SOL Prompt practice - Your choice #1. Subject-Verb agreement notes. 2nd Block: SOL review questions. Indefinite pronouns review, RCPS Essay. 4th Block: What does your essay need? How to plan and organize an essay. SCOPE: Lionfish article.
2/14 - 1st Block: SOL Prompt practice, revise. S-V Agreement notes and practice, SCOPE Article: Goldfish. 2nd Block: Scope Article and elements of nonfiction. 4th Block: Finish/revise benchmark essay, benchmark, or project.
2/15 - 1st Block: Revise Benchmark Essay, Finish SCOPE text structures activity, start RCPS essay. 2nd Block: Prompt Practice, Agreement quiz, finish SCOPE activity on classroom, RCPS essay. 4th Block: Writing Prompt practice, subject-verb agreement notes, SCOPE activity,
2/4 - 1st and 4th Blocks: Writing Benchmark 2. 2nd Block: SOL Prompt practice, read scope article, "The Children Who Escaped Nazis."
2/5 - 1st Block: SOL prompt practice, finish Night questions on Google Classroom. Begin Night final project. 2nd Block: SOL prompt practice, review subject-verb agreement, finish "The Children Who Escaped Nazis" article. 4th Block: SOL prompt practice, finish reading Night, answer questions on Google Classroom.
2/6 - 1st Block: Grammar focus: Subject-verb agreement, work on Night project - it is due tomorrow, 2/7, at the beginning of class. 2nd Block: Grammar focus: pronoun-antecedent agreement notes, revise Benchmark essay and introduce RCPS Essay contest. 4th Block: Work on Night final project.
2/7 - 1st Block: SOL prompt practice, subject-verb agreement practice on NoRedInk, begin Benchmark essay. 2nd Block: SOL prompt practice, pronoun-antecedent practice, work on RCPS essay. 4th Block: SOL prompt practice, work on Night final project - it is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
2/8 - 1st Block: Finish benchmark essay. 2nd Block: SOL prompt practice, pronoun-antecedent practice, work on RCPS essay. 4th Block: Benchmark essay
1/28 -1st and 4th: SOL prompt practice and benchmark review. 2nd Block: Essay
1/29 - SOL prompt practice and read SCOPE article
1/30 - NO SCHOOL! SNOW DAY!
1/31- 2hr delay! 1st and 4th: Benchmark review and read Night. 2nd Block- Finish essay
2/1 - NO SCHOOL! SNOW DAY!
1/21 - NO SCHOOL. MLK
1/22 - 1st Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due Friday. Read Night pp. 47 - 57. If you don't finish in school, finish at home. 2nd Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due by the end of flex. Work on Night quilt project. Due at the beginning of class Wednesday. 4th Block: Sentence quiz on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due Friday. Read Night pp. 29-46 and answer questions.
1/23 - 1st Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due Friday. Read Night pp. 57-67 and answer questions. 2nd Block: Comma practice - quotes; work on Night quilt project. Due at the beginning of class tomorrow. 4th Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due Friday. Read Night pp 34-47
1/24 - 1st Block: Comma practice - quotes. Vocabulary due tomorrow. Read Night pp. 67-84 and answer questions. 2nd Block: Comma quiz; Review for Benchmark tomorrow. Start The Book Thief. 4th Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk. Vocabulary due tomorrow. Read Night pp 47-57 and answer questions.
1/25 - 1st Block: Vocabulary due. Comma quiz. Read Night pp. 84-98 and answer questions. 3rd Block: Benchmark 4th Block: Comma practice. Read Night pp 57-66 and answer questions.
1/14 - NO SCHOOL. Snow Day
1/15 - NO SCHOOL. Snow Day
1/16 - 1st Block: Sentence practice on NoRedInk. Finish at home if not done in class. Night chapters 2&3 (pp 23- 47). Finish reading at home if not done in class. 2nd Block: Comma practice - adjectives and introductions on NoRedInk. Night questions on Google Classroom for pp 47-65. Read 66-84. 4th Block: Sentence practice on NoRedInk. Night chapters 2&3 (pp 23- 47).
1/17 - 1st Block: Sentence review re-quiz. Questions about Night on Google Classroom. 2nd Block: Comma rules review. Night discussion board on Google Classroom. Read 85-97. 4th Block: Sentence practice on NoRedInk. Questions about Night chapters 2&3.
1/18 - 1st Block: Comma practice on NoRedInk - adjectives and introductory words. Read chapter 4 (pp. 47-66). 2nd: Comma review. Finish Night. Final discussion and start quilt project. 4th: Comma practice on NoRedInk - adjectives and introductory words. Read chapter 4 (pp. 47-66).
1/7 - Review class expectations; Dedicated writing time; Introduce Night by Eli Wiesel; background information on Auschwitz and "The Holocaust in Hungry," and "Elie Wiesel's Childhood." 2nd Block read pp 3-10 for Tuesday 1/8.
1/8 - Dedicated writing time; grammar review - Complete and compound sentences; 2nd Block: Read "The Difference between Knowing and Believing" and then complete Night discussion questions on Google Classroom followed by the dramatic irony discussion. 2nd Block read pp 11 - 22 for tomorrow; 1st and 4th Block: read Night pp 3-10.
1/9 - Dedicated writing time; grammar review - Complex and complex-compound sentences; 2nd Block: Read for meaning: Imagery and Symbolism and Classroom discussion on Classroom. 2nd Block read pp 23 - 46 for class tomorrow. 1st and 4th: Read "The Difference between Knowing and Believing and then complete the Night discussion questions on Google Classroom.
**Field Trip Permission slips due!!
1/10 - Dedicated writing time; grammar review - comma rules; 2nd Block - Explore Arrival at Auschwitz through Images; read "Voices from Auschwitz: Charlotte Delbo" to compare Holocaust Memoirs; Google Classroom discussion. 2nd block read 47-65 for Monday 1/14. 1st and 4th: Read Night pp 11 - 22 and complete the Classroom discussion. Begin the Imagery and Symbolism activity.
1/11 - Field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Please be aware that this field trip could be canceled last minute due to the U.S. Government Shutdown.