Mrs. Rossi

Grade 8 English

January 29, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Quiz on chapters 12-15
  2. Read Chapter 17

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


January 28, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 16

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 12-15 Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 27, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 15

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 16-21 vocab. DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Ch. 12-15 Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 24, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 14

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE

***ALWAYS READ***


January 23, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Ch. 9-11 Quiz
  2. Ch. 13

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


January 22, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 12
  2. Ch. 12 worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Ch. 9-11 Quiz ON: THURSDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 21, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 11
  2. Ch. 11 Reflection

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 12-15 vocab. DUE: WEDNESDAY
  2. Ch. 9-11 Quiz ON: THURSDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 17, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Ch. 4-8 Quiz
  2. Read Ch. 10

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 12-15 vocab. DUE: WEDNESDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 16, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 9
  2. Start homework

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 9-11 vocab. DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Ch. 4-8 Quiz ON: FRIDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 15, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 8
  2. Start homework

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Ch. 8 worksheet DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Ch. 4-8 Quiz ON: FRIDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 14, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 6
  2. Start homework

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read Ch. 7 DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


January 13, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Quiz on Ch. 1-3
  2. Read Ch. 5
  3. Ch. 5 Reflection

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


January 10, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 4

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Quiz on Chapters 1-3 ON: MONDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 9, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 3

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Ch. 4-8 vocabulary DUE: FRIDAY
  2. Quiz on Chapters 1-3 ON: MONDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 8, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 2
  2. Start the Ch. 4-8 vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Ch. 4-8 vocabulary DUE: FRIDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


January 7, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 1

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


January 6, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Jigsaw activity with historical articles relevant for To Kill a Mockingbird

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to engage effectively in a collaborative discussion on topics and issues from To Kill a Mockingbird and be able to build on others' ideas and express their own clearly. SL8.1

HOMEWORK:

1. NONE

***ALWAYS READ***


January 3, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Jigsaw activity with historical articles relevant for To Kill a Mockingbird

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to engage effectively in a collaborative discussion on topics and issues from To Kill a Mockingbird and be able to build on others' ideas and express their own clearly. SL8.1

HOMEWORK:

1. NONE

***ALWAYS READ***


January 2, 2020

AGENDA:

  1. Gallery walk with images from To Kill a Mockingbird

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to engage effectively in a collaborative discussion on topics and issues from To Kill a Mockingbird and be able to build on others' ideas and express their own clearly. SL8.1

HOMEWORK:

1. NONE

***ALWAYS READ***


December 20, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Play the Etymology Game Boards

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


December 19, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Etymology Game Board Construction

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


December 18, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Etymology Game Board Construction

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


December 16, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Etymology Game Board Construction

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


December 13, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Etymology Test

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring in any outside materials that you may need BY: MONDAY


December 12, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Brainstorm/Begin Drafts for Etymology Game Board project

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Etymology Test ON: FRIDAY 12/13


December 11, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Brainstorm/Begin Drafts for Etymology Game Board project

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Etymology Test ON: FRIDAY 12/13


December 10, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Defining Words

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Etymology Test ON: FRIDAY 12/13


December 9, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Defining Words

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Etymology Test ON: FRIDAY 12/13


December 6, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Combining Words

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Etymology Test ON: FRIDAY 12/13


December 5, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Greek/Latin Suffixes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


December 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Latin Prefixes
  2. Syntax Suffixes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


November 26, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Greek/Latin Roots Quiz
  2. Latin Prefixes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


November 25, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Greek Prefixes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Greek/Latin Roots Quiz: TOMORROW(use quizlet to study)


November 22, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Latin Roots
  2. Introduce Greek/Latin Prefixes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: MONDAY
  2. Greek/Latin Roots Quiz ON: TUESDAY (use quizlet to study)


November 21, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Greek Roots
  2. Latin Roots

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


November 20, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Greek Roots

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


November 19, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. "Guide to Words" video
  2. Introduce Greek/Latin Roots

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW


November 18, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Etymology Notes

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use Greek/Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words. L8.4B

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


November 15, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Poetry Writing Assignment DUE: MIDNIGHT TONIGHT


November 14, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Quiz
  2. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. All poems typed BY: TOMORROW


November 13, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Quiz
  2. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. 3 Competed Poems DUE: TOMORROW


November 12, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. 2 Competed Poems DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Poetry Quiz: TOMORROW

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


November 7, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Narrative Poem OR Sonnet DUE: TUESDAY
  2. Poetry Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


November 6, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Narrative Poem OR Sonnet DUE: TUESDAY
  2. Poetry Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


November 5, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Personification Sonnets

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


November 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Metaphor Sonnets

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


November 1, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review "Coraline"
  2. Limericks

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 31, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. "Coraline"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors. RL8.7

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 30, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Limericks

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 29, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Narrative Poems
  2. "The Charge of the Light Brigade"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 28, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Narrative Poems

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 25, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Narrative Poems

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone and mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 24, 2019 (1/2 Day)

AGENDA:

  1. Poetry Notes
  2. Dissecting Sonnet 18

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the figurative language and sound device found in Sonnet 18. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE!


October 23, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Gothic Poems
  2. "The Raven"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 22, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on revenge essay

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to draw textual evidence from a text to support analysis. W8.9

HOMEWORK:

  1. Revenge Essay DUE: TONIGHT(midnight)


October 21, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on revenge essay

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to draw textual evidence from a text to support analysis. W8.9

HOMEWORK:

  1. Revenge Essay DUE: TUESDAY (midnight)


October 17, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on revenge essay

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to draw textual evidence from a text to support analysis. W8.9

HOMEWORK:

  1. Gothic Literature Quiz: TOMORROW

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


October 16, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Readers Theatre versions of "Frankenstein" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  2. Begin work on revenge essay

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone/mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Gothic Literature Quiz ON: FRIDAY

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


October 15, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Readers Theatre versions of "Frankenstein" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the tone/mood of a text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Gothic Literature Quiz ON: FRIDAY

***USE QUIZLET TO STUDY***


October 11, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Land Lady", or "The Monkey's Paw"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 10, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Land Lady", or "The Monkey's Paw"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 9, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read "The Tell Tale Heart", "The Land Lady", or "The Monkey's Paw"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE

October 8, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review "The Cask of Amontillado"
  2. Heart Rate Monitor Activity for "The Cask of Amontillado"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Heart Rate Monitor Activity DUE: TOMORROW


October 7, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review "The Black Cat"
  2. Review "The Cask of Amontillado" vocabulary
  3. Read/Listen to "The Cask of Amontillado"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish reading "The Black Cat"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how suspense is created. RL8.6

HOMEWORK:

  1. "The Cask of Amontillado" vocabulary sheet DUE: MONDAY


October 3, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review "The Black Cat" vocabulary
  2. Start reading "The Black Cat"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how suspense is created. RL8.6

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 2, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish reading "The Fall of the House of Usher"
  2. Review "The Fall of the House of Usher"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


October 1, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Continue reading "The Fall of the House of Usher"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. "The Black Cat" vocabulary DUE: TOMORROW


September 30, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Gothic Literature Notes
  2. Start reading "The Fall of the House of Usher"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the Gothic characteristics found in the text. RL8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 27, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. W8.5

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 26, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write narratives that develop real experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 25, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Adding dialogue into our Memoirs

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to use the narrative technique of dialogue to develop experiences, events, and/or characters. W8.3B

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 24, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write narratives that develop real experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 23, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Creating a strong beginning for our Memoirs

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write beginnings that engage and orient the reader by establishing context, point of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters. W8.3A

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 20, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write narratives that develop real experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 19, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write narratives that develop real experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 18, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Memoir Quiz
  2. Work on Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to write narratives that develop real experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. W8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 17, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Continue reading excerpts from memoirs and finding the theme of dehumanization.
  2. Introduce Memoir writing assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. Memoir Quiz ON: TOMORROW

***USE QUIZLET AS A STUDY TOOL***


September 16, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Continue reading excerpts from memoirs and finding the theme of dehumanization.

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. Memoir Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***USE QUIZLET AS A STUDY TOOL***


September 13, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Continue reading excerpts from memoirs and finding the theme of dehumanization.

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. Memoir Quiz ON: WEDNESDAY

***USE QUIZLET AS A STUDY TOOL***


September 12, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Sharing our 9/11 audio memoirs
  2. Read an excerpt from "A Mouthful"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 11, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Sharing our 9/11 interviews
  2. Listening to 9/11 audio memoirs

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 10, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Reading excerpts from memoirs and finding the theme of dehumanization.

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the meaning of the text. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. 9/11 interview DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Bring in earbuds DUE: TOMORROW


September 9, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
  2. Read aloud: "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid"
  3. Review "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine an author's purpose. RI8.6

HOMEWORK:

  1. 9/11 interview DUE: WEDNESDAY


September 6, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read an excerpt of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to cite textual evidence that most strongly supports the memoir characteristic of emotion. RI8.1

HOMEWORK:

  1. 9/11 interview DUE: WEDNESDAY


September 5, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Memoir Characteristics Notes
  2. Read Aloud: an excerpt from "Bad Boy" by Walter Dean Myers

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze an author's point of view and purpose in a text. RI8.2

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Mock Book Talk
  2. Modeling SSR

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


September 3, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Binder set-up
  2. Book Talk Notes
  3. Modeling "How to Prepare for a Book Talk"

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


August 29, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Summer Essay Focus: Body Paragraphs

OBJECTIVE:

1. Students will be able to use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. W8.2C

2. Students will be able to establish and maintain a formal style. W8.2E

HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring all materials (including an IR book) DUE: TUESDAY


August 28, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Assign Chromebooks
  2. GoogleClassroom
  3. Summer Essay Focus: Intro. and Conclusion

OBJECTIVE:

1. Students will be able to introduce their topic clearly and preview what is to come. W8.2A

2. Students will be able to provide a concluding statement or section that follows form and supports the information or explanation presented. W8.2F

HOMEWORK:

  1. Parent Newsletter Signed DUE: THURSDAY
  2. Bring all materials (including an IR book) DUE: TUESDAY


August 27, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Successful Classroom Environment Brainstorm
  2. Expectations Presentation
  3. Determine class name

OBJECTIVE:

n/a

HOMEWORK:

  1. Summer Essay DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Parent Newsletter Signed DUE: THURSDAY
  3. Bring all materials (including an IR book) DUE: TUESDAY


June 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. "Pyramus and Thisbe"
  2. Parody

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


June 3, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish Act IV
  2. Start Act V
  3. Start Act IV response questions

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act IV response questions DUE: TOMORROW


May 31, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Start Act IV
  2. Start Act IV vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act IV vocabulary DUE: MONDAY


May 30, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish Act III
  2. Review Act III Active Reading
  3. Start Act III Response Questions

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act III Response Questions DUE: TOMORROW


May 29, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Act III

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the use of dramatic irony RL8.6

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 28, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Irony notes
  2. Irony activity
  3. Start Act III

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze the use of dramatic irony RL8.6

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 24, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish Act II
  2. Start Act II Response Questions

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act II Response Questions DUE: TUESDAY


May 23, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Start Act II
  2. Start Act III Vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act III vocabulary DUE: TOMORROW


May 22, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review vocabulary for Acts I and II
  2. Act I, scene ii of MSND
  3. Act I Response worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act I Response worksheet DUE: TOMORROW


May 21, 2019 (SCIENCE MCAS)

AGENDA:

  1. Act I, scene i of MSND
  2. Act I Active Reading worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. RL8.3

HOMEWORK:

  1. MSND presentation DUE: TOMORROW


May 20, 2019 (SCIENCE MCAS)

AGENDA:

  1. Finish MSND presentation

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to conduct a short research project to answer questions, by drawing on several sources W8.7

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 17, 2019 (MATH MCAS)

AGENDA:

  1. Continue work on MSND presentation

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to conduct a short research project to answer questions, by drawing on several sources W8.7

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 16, 2019 (MATH MCAS)

AGENDA:

  1. Finish MSND Webquest
  2. Start MSND presentation

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to conduct a short research project to answer questions, by drawing on several sources W8.7

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 15, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. MSND Webquest

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to conduct a short research project to answer questions, by drawing on several sources W8.7

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE


May 14, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Introduction to Drama
  2. Cast MSND
  3. Start Act I and II vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. RL8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Act I and II vocabulary DUE: TOMORROW


May 10, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Self Edit

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Self Editing and final essay DUE: TUESDAY (no school Monday)


May 9, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Using EasyBib, work on Bibliography and Works Cited

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Bibliography and Works Cited DUE: FRIDAY


May 8, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Preview Intro/Conclusion paragraphs
  2. Type

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete typing your essay DUE: THURSDAY


May 7, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Preview Counter Claim paragraph
  2. Type

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete typing supporting paragraphs DUE: WEDNESDAY


May 6, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Preview supporting paragraphs
  2. Counter Claim worksheet
  3. Start typing body paragraph 1

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete typing body paragraph 1 DUE: TUESDAY


May 3, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Reason 2 worksheet
  2. Start reason 3 worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Reason 3 worksheet DUE: MONDAY


May 2, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Thesis statement
  2. Color Coding Reasons 1, 2, 3
  3. Start Reason 1 worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Reason 1 worksheet DUE: FRIDAY


May 1, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Research YOUR Topic

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete ALL facts DUE: THURSDAY

April 30, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Research YOUR Topic

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Have a minimum of 22 facts completed DUE: WEDNESDAY


April 29, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Research YOUR Topic

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Have a minimum of 14 facts completed DUE: TUESDAY


April 25 and 26, 2019 (ELA MCAS)

AGENDA:

  1. Finish Possible Topics
  2. Research YOUR Topic

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Possible Topics DUE: MONDAY


April 24, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Research Possible Topics

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to gather relevant information from multiple digital sources, using effective search terms, and assess the credibility and accuracy of each source. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE! Get rest for MCAS!


April 23, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. What are reliable sources?
  2. Finding reliable sources

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to assess the credibility and accuracy of multiple digital sources. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW


April 22, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Art of Persuasion Notes
  2. Introduce Persuasive Research Project/Essay

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to assess the credibility and accuracy of multiple digital sources. W8.8

HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring your TKAM book TOMORROW


April 12, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Self Edit TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Writing Assignment DUE: Midnight Friday


April 11, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. TKAM Test
  2. Work on TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Writing Assignment DUE: Midnight Friday

April 10, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. MCAS Tutorial
  2. MCAS Practice Test
  3. Work on TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Test ON: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

***ALWAYS READ***


April 9, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. MCAS Tutorial
  2. MCAS Practice Test
  3. Work on TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Test ON: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

***ALWAYS READ***


April 8, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Complete Graphic Organizer for TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Test ON: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

***ALWAYS READ***


April 5, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 31
  2. Begin TKAM Writing Assignment

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Test ON: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

***ALWAYS READ***


April 4, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Watch Chapter 28
  2. Read Chapter 30

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. TKAM Test ON: THURSDAY, APRIL 11

***ALWAYS READ***


April 3, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 28

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read Chapter 29 and answer question 8 DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


April 2, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Chapter 27-end vocabulary
  2. Read Chapter 27
  3. Chapter 27 reflection question

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Chapter 27 reflection question DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


April 1, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 26
  2. Start working on the Chapter 27 - end vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Chapter 27 - end vocabulary DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 29, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 24

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read Chapter 25 and answer question #9 DUE: MONDAY
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 28, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Finish Chapter 23
  2. Chapter 23 reflection question

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 27, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 22
  2. Start Chapter 23

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 26, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 21
  2. Finish verdict sheet
  3. Start homework

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Chapter 22-26 vocabulary
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 25, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Chapter 20 Reading Check
  2. Watch the Courtroom Scene
  3. Start verdict sheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 22, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 19

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read Ch. 20 and answer question 10
  2. Extra Credit DUE: April 3

***ALWAYS READ***


March 21, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Quiz on Chapters 12 - 15
  2. Read Chapter 18 (answer questions 6-8 and work on testimony sheet)

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork

***ALWAYS READ***


March 20, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 17

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. QUIZ on Chapters 12-15 THURSDAY (know the definitions, comprehension questions, and major events).

***ALWAYS READ***


March 19, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. "Sensational Trials" and "Trial Terminology" activities

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. QUIZ on Chapters 12-15 THURSDAY (know the definitions, comprehension questions, and major events).

***ALWAYS READ***


March 18, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 16

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. QUIZ on Chapters 12-15 THURSDAY (know the definitions, comprehension questions, and major events).

***ALWAYS READ***


March 15, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 15
  2. Start homework

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Chapter 16-21 vocab. DUE MONDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


March 14, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Chapter 13 worksheet
  2. Read Chapter 14

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. NONE

***ALWAYS READ***


March 13, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Chapter 12 worksheet
  2. Read Chapter 13
  3. Chapter 13 Worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: Tomorrow

***ALWAYS READ***


March 12, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Chapter 12
  2. Chapter 12 Worksheet

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: Tomorrow
  2. Ch. 12-15 vocab DUE: Tomorrow

***ALWAYS READ***


March 11, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Ch. 4-8 Quiz
  2. Read Ch. 11
  3. Ch. 11 Reflection Question

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Classwork DUE: Tomorrow

***ALWAYS READ***


March 8, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Review Ch. 9-11 Vocabulary
  2. Read Ch. 10

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Chapter 4-8 Quiz ON: MONDAY (Items to know: definitions and comprehension questions)

***ALWAYS READ***


March 7, 2019 (1/2 Day)

AGENDA:

  1. Ch. 9-11 Vocabulary
  2. Read Ch. 9 (questions 1-3)

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: TOMORROW
  2. Chapter 4-8 Quiz ON: MONDAY (Items to know: definitions and comprehension questions)

***ALWAYS READ***


March 6, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 8

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Chapter 8 reflection question on GoogleClassroom DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


March 5, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 6 and 7

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Directions Part I ONLY on the Chapter 8 worksheet DUE: TOMORROW

***ALWAYS READ***


March 1, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Quiz on Ch. 1-3
  2. Read Ch. 5
  3. Reflection Question on GoogleClassroom for Chapter 5

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish classwork DUE: MONDAY

***ALWAYS READ***


February 28, 2019 (2 hour delay)

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 4

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Quiz on Ch. 1-3 on FRIDAY (Items to know: synonyms from Ch. 1-3 vocab., answers to the Ch. 1-3 comprehension questions, and the characters from Ch. 1-3)

***ALWAYS READ***


February 27, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 3
  2. Review Ch. 1-3 Comprehension Questions

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Quiz on Ch. 1-3 on FRIDAY (Items to know: synonyms from Ch. 1-3 vocab., answers to the Ch. 1-3 comprehension questions, and the characters from Ch. 1-3)

***ALWAYS READ***


February 26, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 2
  2. Start the Ch. 4-8 vocabulary

OBJECTIVE:

Students will be able to determine the meanings of words and phrases as they are used in the text. W8.4

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Ch. 4-8 vocabulary
  2. Quiz on Ch. 1-3 on FRIDAY (Items to know: synonyms from Ch. 1-3 vocab., answers to the Ch. 1-3 comprehension questions, and the characters from Ch. 1-3)

***ALWAYS READ***


February 25, 2019

AGENDA:

  1. Read Ch. 1