8th ELA

 

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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