8th ELA




Nov. 26-30
Monday: complete evidence chart for "The Ransom of Red Chief"  
homework: grades in agenda signed by Friday 
Tuesday:  begin drafting essay for "The Ransom of Red Chief"; writing prompt - Explain how O. Henry's use of irony creates humor and develops a theme. 
homework: none  
Wednesday: finish drafting essay; make revisions 
homework: complete essay for homework if not completed in class 
Thursday: proofread essay, edit, and write final draft to turn in for a grade!!!! 
homework: none 
Friday: "The Tell-Tale Heart"  - read and annotate the story 
homework: none

****Book Project due Friday, Nov. 16****

Nov. 12-16
Monday: Narrative review "Seven Keys of Balabad"- multiple choice  
homework: Narrative Unit test Thursday and Friday  
Tuesday:   Narrative Review "Seven Keys to Balabad" - narrative writing  
homework: none  
Wednesday: "The Lady or the Tiger?" narrative writing
homework: none 
Thursday: Narrative Unit Test 
homework: Book project due tomorrow 
Friday: Narrative Unit Test  
homework: none


Nov. 5-9
Monday: complete character chart  for "The Ransom of Red Chief"  citing evidence 
homework: agenda signed Friday  
Tuesday:   Review narrative point of view and write a paragraph - How does O Henry develop the surprise ending? Cite evidence 
homework: none  
Wednesday: 3 Types of irony notes; complete evidence chart explaining how events are ironic 
homework: none 
Thursday: narrative writing; Students choose a scene to rewrite from a different character's perspective 
homework: finish story at home 
Friday: dialogue in narrative writing handout 
homework: none

October 29- Nov. 2
Monday:  complete Cold Read Task; watch book fair video  
homework: none 
Tuesday:   introduce new unit; four corners activity;  view painting "The Treachery of Images" and answer questions (handout); create a concept map for perception vs reality 
homework: none  
Wednesday: Book Fair first 15 mins; read and annotate paragraphs 1-10 of "The Ransom of Red Chief"; add 2 words to vocabulary chart 
homework: none 
Thursday: continue reading "The Ransom of Red Chief"; annotate; add to vocabulary chart; summarize main events 
homework: finish reading the story at home 
Friday: review perspective and surprise ending; complete the character chart 
homework: none

October 22-26
Monday:  read article "Do Animals Think and Reflect?" and summarize 
homework: none 
Tuesday:   watch video "How Smart are Animals?" and take notes
homework: none  
Wednesday: read article "Minds of their Own" and write summary citing evidence
homework: draft a claim statement for extension task
Thursday: revise claim/thesis statements; brainstorm for extension task
homework: cold read task 
Friday: Cold Read Task
homework: none

October 15-19
Monday:  begin culminating writing task - gallery walk and write claim statement 
homework: none 
Tuesday:   culminating writing task - begin drafting essay 
homework: none  
Wednesday: culminating writing task - complete rough draft 
homework: finish rough draft
Thursday: culminating writing task - peer edit and make revisions
homework: none 
Friday: culminating writing task - final draft to turn in for a major grade!!!!
homework: none

October 10-12
Monday:  Fall Break - no school
homework: none 
Tuesday:   PD day - no school 
homework: none  
Wednesday: unit test review
homework: LAT unit test Thursday and Friday 
Thursday: LAT unit test (multiple choice)
homework: none 
Friday: LAT unit test (essay) 
homework: none

October 1-5
Monday:  revise, edit, and write final draft of essay 
homework: none 
Tuesday:   chapter 6; split page notes; incident chart
homework: none  
Wednesday: chapter 6; split page notes
homework: none 
Thursday: chapter 7; split page notes; incident chart
homework: none 
Friday: chapter 7; split page notes; incident chart 
homework: none

September 24-28
Monday:  timed writing 
homework: cold read task tomorrow  
Tuesday:   cold read task 
homework: none  
Wednesday: cold read task continued
homework: none 
Thursday: finish reading chapter 5; incident chart; begin writing process (claim and 2 reasons)
homework: none 
Friday: drafting - write introduction and body paragraph; gather evidence   
homework: none

***Book Project (Character Map) due Friday, September 21***

September 17-21
Monday:  Chapter 4; incident chart
homework: grade signed in agenda by Friday ; book project due Friday 
Tuesday:   "How to Build a Fire" (paragraphs 1-8); split page notes questions (1-3)
homework: agenda signed and book project due Friday 
Wednesday: paragraphs 9-17; split page notes questions 4-6
homework: read paragraphs 18-30 and answer split page notes questions 
Thursday: reread excerpts and annotate; write summary
homework: agenda signed; Book project due 
Friday: read end of story; complete summary on split page notes    
homework: none

September 10-14
Monday:  EOY unit test 
homework: grade signed in agenda by Friday  
Tuesday:  Chapter 3; split page notes questions 6-8; incident chart 
homework: none
Wednesday: Chapter 3; split page notes questions 9-10
homework: none  
Thursday: Claim, reasons, and evidence handout 
homework: none
Friday: Chapter 4; vocabulary chart; incident chart; write a paragraph   
homework: none

September 5-8
Monday:  no school - Labor Day 
homework: none
Tuesday:  no school - Professional Day 
homework: none
Wednesday: Read Chapter 3; answer split page notes questions
homework: Unit Test Friday 
Thursday: Finish Chapter 3; answer split page notes questions
homework: none
Friday: EOY unit test  
homework: none

August 27-31
Monday:  Reading Comprehension test 
homework: none
Tuesday:  Read part of  Chapter 2; define vocabulary; complete incident chart 
homework: none
Wednesday: Read end of Chapter 2; answer questions on split page notes sheet 
homework: none 
Thursday: Read part of Chapter 3; answer questions on split page notes sheet
homework: none
Friday: Library visit for book project; continue working on split page notes questions  
homework: none

August 20-24
Monday:  Read "The Other Animals" (nonfiction article) and summarize and present whole class  
homework: none
Tuesday:  Record claims and evidence from article "The Other Animals" to present whole class 
homework: none
Wednesday: Complete evidence chart  
homework: none 
Thursday: Writing prompt using evidence chart 
homework: test tomorrow 
Friday: Reading Comprehension test 
homework: none 

August 13-17
Monday:  introduction of The Call of the Wild; write paragraph citing textual evidence 
homework: none
Tuesday:  Begin chapter 1 of The Call of the Wild; split page notes (skill - characterization)
homework: none
Wednesday: Continue chapter 1; split page notes (skill - characterization)
homework: none 
Thursday: Continue chapter 1; split page notes (skill - tone and mood)
homework: none 
Friday: Complete chapter 1; incident chart (skill - characterization) 
homework: none 

August 9-10
Thursday: welcome back! rules, procedures, expectations
homework: none 
Friday: RACE review handout 
homework: none

  
     
 
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