8th ELA



 May 47-11
Monday: "The Outsiders" chapter 3 
homework: none
Tuesday:  "The Outsiders" chapter 4
homework: none
Wednesday: "The Outsiders" chapter 5
homework: none 
Thursday: "The Outsiders" chapter 6 
homework: none 
Friday: "The Outsiders" chapter 7
homework: none 

April  30- May 4
Monday: LEAP test  
homework: none
Tuesday:  LEAP test  
homework: none
Wednesday: Read Chapter 1 of "the Outsiders"
homework: none 
Thursday: Read chapter 2 of "The Outsiders"  
homework: none 
Friday: Read chapter 3 of "The Outsiders"  
homework: none 

April  23-27
Monday: review RST writing 
homework: none
Tuesday:  review EOY 
homework: none
Wednesday: LEAP test
homework: none 
Thursday: LEAP test 
homework: none 
Friday: LEAP test 
homework: none  

April  16-20
Monday: review - Review NWT 
homework: fiction and poetry test tomorrow
Tuesday:  Fiction and Poetry test 
homework: none
Wednesday: Review LAT 
homework: none 
Thursday: Review LAT writing 
homework: none 
Friday: Review RST 
homework: none  

April  9-13
Monday: review - Read article about the Holocaust and complete a graphic organizer citing evidence  
homework: grades signed in agenda 
Tuesday:  use graphic organizer to complete a writing assignment (RAFT)
homework: none
Wednesday: introduce poetry (figurative language); read poems and complete a grid 
homework: none 
Thursday: read poems and answer text dependent questions 
homework: none 
Friday: read poem and answer text dependent questions 
homework: none  

March 26-29
Monday: review - central idea; Read "Anne Frank Remembered" in text page 712 and answer text dependent questions 
homework: Book Project due Thursday; test Thursday 
Tuesday:  review - structure; Read Remarks on a Visit to Buchenwald" on page 738 of text and answer text dependent questions 
homework: Book Project due Thursday; test Thursday
Wednesday: Teen Biz article "Web Site Brings Teens Together - 65 Years Later"
homework: Book Project due Thursday; test Thursday
Thursday: nonfiction test  
homework: none 
Friday: no school 
homework: none

March 19-23
Monday: Hand back RST test; rewrite PCR (essay) making corrections 
homework: none
Tuesday:  Read Act III of "Miracle Worker" in text; answer text dependent questions in packet 
homework: none
Wednesday: Compare/contrast "Miracle Worker" drama and movie using a Venn Diagram/ CL visit 
homework: none 
Thursday: LEAP practice test on computer 
homework: none 
Friday: LEAP practice test on computer 
homework: none

March 12-16
Monday: Read "The Lady or the Tiger" and write a narrative story (continuation of the story) 
homework: Narrative unit test Wednesday 
Tuesday:  Narrative review - "The Last Leaf" 
homework: Narrative test Wednesday 
Wednesday: Narrative Unit Test 
homework: none 
Thursday:  Read Helen Keller article and answer text dependent questions in packet  
homework: none 
Friday: Read Act II of "The Miracle Worker" in text and write objective summary 
homework: none

March 5-9
Monday: Read story "Thank You M'am" in text and complete text dependent questions 
homework: need a poster by Thursday!!!
Tuesday:  Narrative writing for the story "Thank You M'am"
homework: none 
Wednesday: Review objective summary and comic strip  with the story "Thank You M'am" 
homework: none 
Thursday:  Poster activity for the story 
homework: none 
Friday: Poster activity for the story 
homework: none

Feb. 26 - March 2
Monday: deconstruct writing prompts and practice writing thesis statements (worksheet)
homework: none 
Tuesday:  Read the beginning of the story "The Necklace" and complete an activity (skill - characterization)
homework: none 
Wednesday: Narrative writing - brainstorm and write a continuation of the story "The Necklace"
homework: none 
Thursday:  Read the ending of the story "The Necklace" and answer text dependent questions  
homework: none 
Friday: Narrative writing - Read the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" - brainstorm and write a continuation of the story
homework: none

Feb. 19-23
Monday: RST review (multiple choice)
homework: RST unit test Thursday and Friday 
Tuesday:  RST review (PCR  -  brainstorm and rough draft essay)
homework: RST unit test Thursday and Friday 
Wednesday: RST review (PCR - review and final draft essay) 
homework: RST unit test Thursday and Friday 
Thursday:  RST unit test  
homework: RST unit test Friday 
Friday: RST unit test 
homework: none

Feb. 5-9
Monday: finish rough draft on expository essay (Compare each article's point of view on the concept of separate but equal.)
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Tuesday:  peer edit using writer's checklist and write final draft; return and check out new library books 
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Wednesday: LAT test corrections (essay) 
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Thursday:  guided questions  on film about segregation 
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Friday: guided questions on film about segregation 
homework: none

Jan. 29- Feb. 2
Monday: skill - central idea and making connections; Read Cesar Chavez's speech "Address to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco" in text and complete triple Venn Diagram (packet)
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Tuesday:  skill - author's purpose and point of view; Read "Brown vs the Board of Education" in text and answer text dependent questions (packet)
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Wednesday: skill - author's purpose/point of view and central idea (summary); Read paired passage "An Uncommon Appointment" and "We the People, Reply" and answer text dependent questions (packet) 
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Thursday:  write expository essay (for paired passage from Wednesday) - read prompt, brainstorm and discuss, and write rough draft 
homework: agenda signed by Friday
Friday: Grammar review - simple, compound, complex, run on, and fragment sentences (worksheet in packet)
homework: none
 


***Book Project Due January 26***

Jan. 22-26
Monday: complete final draft of PCR; review multiple choice questions for LAT
homework: agenda signed by Friday; book project due Friday; LAT test Tuesday and Wednesday
Tuesday:  LAT district test
homework: agenda signed by Friday; book project due Friday
Wednesday: LAT district test 
homework: agenda signed by Friday; book project due Friday  
Thursday:  begin nonfiction review - read speech by Susan B. Anthony and complete a facebook page; review skill - central idea
homework: agenda signed by Friday; book project due Friday  
Friday: none
read speech by Martin Luther King and complete graphic organizer; review skill - summary and author's purpose  
homework: none

Jan. 15-19
Monday: no school 
homework: none
Tuesday:  Revise/Edit PCR ("Banding Together " and "The Young Rooster"); write final draft and turn in 
homework: agenda signed by Friday; LAT unit test Thursday and Friday 
Wednesday: Review sheet   (paired passages with test like questions )
homework: agenda signed by Friday; LAT unit test tomorrow 
Thursday:  LAT unit test 
homework: agenda signed by Friday 
Friday: LAT unit Test 
homework: none


Jan. 8-12
Monday: peer edit and write final draft of essay; library for new books 
homework: book project due Jan. 26
Tuesday: compare/contrast modern work of fiction with traditional work of fiction using a chart  
homework: none
Wednesday: Read paired passages and answer text dependent questions (review for upcoming unit test)  
homework: none 
Thursday:  PCR for paired passages read in class on Wednesday; brainstorm and rough draft 
homework: none
Friday: PD day - no school
homework: none


Jan. 3-5
Wednesday: Read "Coyote Steals the Sun and Moon" in textbook and answer text dependent questions   
homework: none 
Thursday:  skill - theme; brainstorm themes of story and complete graphic organizer with evidence
homework: none
Friday: write rough draft of writing prompt - how the theme is developed  
homework: none

Dec. 18-19
Monday: Compare/contrast  using a Venn Diagram 
homework: none 
Tuesday: compare/contrast using a Venn Diagram 
homework: none

Dec. 11-15
Monday: Narrative Review - read "The Third Wish" and answer test like questions 
homework: Narrative Unit Test Wednesday
Tuesday: Narrative writing task for "The Third Wish"
homework: Narrative Unit Test tomorrow
Wednesday: Narrative Unit Test   
homework: none 
Thursday:  computer lab to type narrative essay
homework: none
Friday: Complete the last part of the interim test  
homework: none

Dec. 4-8
Monday: Narrative writing task - write a continuation of the story "Tears of Autumn"
homework: complete narrative writing task  
Tuesday: Narrative writing task continued - peer editing and final draft 
homework: none
Wednesday: skill - theme; read passage "Jian Writes a Book Report" and answer questions related to theme   
homework: none 
Thursday:  Narrative review - Read "A Long Way from Chicago" and answer multiple choice questions (A/B type questions) in preparation for Narrative Unit Test next week 
homework: none
Friday: Narrative review - writing task for the passage "A Long Way from Chicago" in preparation for Narrative unit test next week  
homework: none


Nov. 27-Dec. 1
Monday: Read the story "Zoo" -  complete 3 assignments (graphic organizer, writing, and art activity)
homework: complete assignments to be turned in Tuesday; grades signed in agenda due Friday  
Tuesday: skill - begin narrative unit; Read "Tears of Autumn" in text and complete activity in packet;  skill - essential and non essential  elements
homework: none
Wednesday: skill - plot; Complete reading "Tears of Autumn" in text and complete plot pyramid in packet  
homework: none 
Thursday:  skill - characterization; Complete a facebook page on Hana (character form "Tears of Autumn") in packet 
homework: none
Friday: skill - grammar lesson on dialogue (writing using quotation marks); worksheet to complete in packet  and short writing assignment 
homework: none


***Book Project Due November 3***


Nov. 13-17
Monday: skill - narrative structure; Read paired passage and PCR writing prompt - brainstorm and begin rough draft  
homework: none
Tuesday: skill - narrative structure; Review paired passage and PCR prompt - complete rough draft; writing conferences and feedback given 
homework: none
Wednesday: Interim test (LEAP 360) 
homework: none 
Thursday:  Interim test (LEAP 360)
homework: none
Friday: skill - narrative writing 
homework: none

Nov. 6-10
Monday: review for RST with 3 articles about Extreme Sports (multiple choice questions only) 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday/Rst unit test Thursday and  Friday
Tuesday: review for RST with 3 articles about Extreme Sports (essay writing) 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday; RST unit test Thursday and  Friday
Wednesday: review multiple choice questions with nonfiction passages 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday; RST unit test Thursday and Friday 
Thursday:  RST unit test 
homework: grades signed in agenda
Friday: RST unit test 
homework: none

Oct. 30-Nov. 3
Monday: skill - author's purpose/point of view; read "The Trouble with Television" in textbook 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday; book project due Friday 
Tuesday: Skill - author's purpose/point of view: read "The Advantages of Television" (handout) 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday; book project due Friday
Wednesday: Skill - write arguments; evaluate written essay and rewrite making corrections
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday; book project due Friday 
Thursday: Skill - write arguments; peer edit and write final draft of essay 
homework: grades signed in agenda; book project due
Friday: Skill - reasoned judgement and generalizations; Read a short passage and answer multiple choice (test type) questions - worksheet 
homework: none

Oct. 23-27
Monday: Library for nonfiction books for book project (guidelines will be stapled in agendas) - see due date above; finish argumentative essay on Google 
homework: none 
Tuesday: Skill - central ideas and supporting details; read "Harriet Tubman" in text and answer text dependent questions  
homework: none
Wednesday: Skill - Central ideas and supporting details; Finish reading "Harriet Tubman" in text and answer text dependent questions
homework: none 
Thursday: Skill - Cite evidence; Complete a character map for Harriet Tubman using character traits and citing evidence from the text 
homework: none 
Friday: Skill - reasoned judgement and generalizations; Read a short passage and answer multiple choice (test type) questions - worksheet 
homework: none

Oct. 16-20
Monday: Argumentative essay; Brainstorming for argumentative essay 
homework: none 
Tuesday: rough draft for argumentative essay  
homework: none
Wednesday: rough draft for argumentative essay 
homework: none 
Thursday: grammar lesson on run on sentences and fragments 
homework: none 
Friday: Revise, edit, and write final draft of argumentative essay 
homework: none


Oct. 9-13
Monday: No school - Fall Break!!!
homework: LAT unit test tomorrow 
Tuesday: LAT unit test  
homework: none
Wednesday: LAT unit test 
homework: none 
Thursday: Read "The Tell-Tale Heart" and answer text dependent questions 
homework: none 
Friday: View short clip of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and complete Venn Diagram and questions  
homework: none

Oct. 2-5
Monday: Revise/Edit and write final draft of essay 
homework: none
Tuesday: Read short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" and answer text dependent questions; skill - irony 
homework: none
Wednesday: View short video clip of "Lamb to the Slaughter" and complete Venn Diagram and questions 
homework: none 
Thursday: LAT review sheet  
homework: LAT district test Tuesday 
Friday: no school - Fall Break  
homework: none

Sept.25-29
Monday: Read "Raymond's Run" pages 27-32 in text and answer text dependent questions in packet 
homework: grades in agenda signed 
Tuesday: Complete a Facebook Page for the character of Squeaky from "Raymond's Run"
homework: none
Wednesday: Read paired passage - "Mr.Peabody's Apples" and "Fish Cheeks" - deconstruct writing prompt and brainstorm 
homework: none 
Thursday: Write rough draft (essay) for paired passage   
homework: none 
Friday: Grammar lesson on commas - brain pop video, power point of rules, and worksheet 
homework: none

Sept.18-29
Monday: Book Project due!!!! Review sheet for test (reading comprehension passages and multiple choice questions)
homework: test tomorrow
Tuesday: Test 
homework: none
Wednesday: Vocabulary foldable with definitions and context clues (vocabulary words - prodigy, liable, pageants, reputation, gesture, periscope)
homework: none 
Thursday: Book Fair     
homework: none 
Friday: Read "Raymond's Run" (pages 23-26) and answer text dependent questions 
homework: none

Sept.11-15
Monday: notes on theme; read "The Story-Teller" on page 92 in textbook; complete a theme graphic organizer
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday 
Tuesday: Read "Little Red Riding Hood"; compare/contrast the 2 stories (modern "the Story-Teller" and a traditional "Little Red")  using a Venn Diagram 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday 
Wednesday: notes on plot (discuss plot development); complete plot pyramid for "The Story-Teller" 
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday 
Thursday: notes on objective summary; brainstorm and write rough draft objective summary for "The Story-Teller"    
homework: grades signed in agenda by Friday 
Friday: grammar mini lesson on simple and compound sentences; edit and write final draft of objective summary 
homework: book project due Monday!!!

Sept.4-8
Monday: no school - Labor Day 
homework: none
Tuesday: complete Twitter Project - create a Twitter page for Charlie on poster 
homework: none 
Wednesday: Compare and Contrast the story and the movie "Flowers for Algernon"
homework: none   
Thursday: Compare and Contrast the story and the movie "Flowers for Algernon"     
homework: none  
Friday: Compare and Contrast the story and the movie "Flowers for Algernon" 
homework: none

Aug. 28-Sept.1
Monday: check out books in the library for book projects; finish reading "Flowers for Algernon"  and complete character map on Charlie 
homework: poster needed for Tuesday
Tuesday: begin Twitter Project - create a Twitter page for Charlie on poster 
homework: none 
Wednesday: complete Twitter Project   
homework: none   
Thursday: Compare and Contrast the story and the movie "Flowers for Algernon"     
homework: none  
Friday: No school - PD day      
homework: none

Aug. 14-18
Monday: diagnostic testing on computer 
homework: none 
Tuesday: diagnostic testing on computer
homework: none 
Wednesday: diagnostic testing on computer  
homework: need poster next week (Tuesday)  
Thursday: Read pages 71-77 of "Flowers for ALgernon"; answer questions in packet (day 4)    
homework: need poster next week (Tuesday)  
Friday: Read pages 77-81 of "Flowers for Algernon"; work on character map of traits and evidence (day 5)     
homework: bring poster in next week (Tuesday)

Aug. 14-18
Monday: revise and edit paragraphs about King Midas from Friday of last week; write final draft to turn in 
homework: none 
Tuesday: Introduce characterization; Read progress reports 1-4 of "Flowers for Algernon" in text; answer questions in packet (day 1) 
homework: none 
Wednesday: Read progress report 6-April 9 of "Flowers for Algernon"; answer questions in packet (day 2) 
homework: none  
Thursday: Read April 10-27 of "Flowers for ALgernon"; answer questions in packet (day 3)     
homework: none   
Friday: Read pages 70-77 of "Flowers for Algernon"; answer questions in packet (day 4)     
homework: bring poster in next week - behind need the following week  

Aug. 9-11
Monday: no school 
homework:
Tuesday: no school 
homework:
Wednesday: Welcome back! Rules/procedures power point; pick up supplies; What is ELA? graphic organizer   
homework: none  
Thursday: Review answering text dependent questions using RACE with worksheet (short passages with text dependent questions)      
homework: none   
Friday: Read short story King Midas and write a character analysis paragraph using the writing process      
homework: none 




  
     
 
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