October 30

IEL

This week we will continue to work on command verbs, pronouns and adjectives.

We will finish work on our seasons presentations and begin work on our pronoun project.

We will also be working on our Summit reading program to get us ready for the language of science.

Continue to work on speaking and listening at home as we will be focusing more on these areas over the next few weeks.

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October 30

Reading 8

Each day we read independently in class, so continue to think about books you would like to read in the future and work with the library to make sure they are in when you are ready.  We will begin our next round of Book Talks soon!  Be sure to review the areas you need to improve from your last rubric.

This week we will be working in groups to practice writing about non-fiction texts.  We will be working on responding to text using the RACE strategy and summarizing text.

We will also continue our work on word parts – prefixes.  This will help us learn new vocabulary words by breaking words into parts.

Finally, we will begin work on our non-fiction poster project.  This will be a final project for our non-fiction unit.

Please check the homeroom page for important dates and updates.

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October 8

Important Events for the week of October 9th.

Tuesday October 10th is picture day.  Please remember to bring your picture form and your best hair-do to school!

Tuesday October 10th is the day to audition for the talent show.  Auditions will be held after school in the theater.

Tuesday October 10th is curriculum night.  Come find out what exciting activities students are learning in their classes.

Wednesday October 11th is PSAT testing for 8th graders.

Thursday October 12th is early release.  Students will be dismissed at 1:30.

The week of October 16th – 20th is conference week.  Students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day.  Please remember to return your conference appointment forms.  We look forward to seeing you.

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October 8

This week in IEL

This week in IEL we will continue to study parts of speech.  This week we will focus on pronouns and adjectives.

We will also begin our Summit Learning reading program.  This program will help us gain more knowledge about the language of science.  We will begin with an examination of the earth’s many surfaces.

Finally, students are completing a PowerPoint project about their favorite season.  Students will be presenting these projects in class during conference week.

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October 8

This week in Reading

This week in reading we will be responding to non-fiction texts.  On Monday and Tuesday students will be using the RACE strategy to write about the author’s purpose.  On Thursday and Friday we will work on summarizing what we have read.

Wednesday students will be taking the PSAT.  Please refer to the letter sent home if you have any questions.

We will also begin our final non-fiction project this week.  Students will be asked to create a poster presentation of their article.  The poster will include an illustration of text features, a response about author’s purpose and a summary of the article.

Finally, we will begin creating our own glossary in our reader’s journal.  This week we will focus on prefixes.  Students will be responsible for learning several prefixes and their meanings by completing an activity in the reader’s journal.

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October 5

This week in IEL

This week in IEL we are beginning work on our first presentations.  Students will be choosing thier favorite season and creating a PowerPoint presentation on that season. Students will be presenting during conference week in class.

We are also learning about pronouns this week to continue our work with the language of ELA.

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October 5

This week in Reading

This week in reading we are working on a non-fiction text feature project.  Our purpose for reading this week is to try to identify the author’s purpose.

We are also finishing our first marking period at the end of the week, so all book talks need to be completed by Friday.

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September 17

This week in IEL

This week we will continue to work on learning past and present tense nouns.

We will also be working on our speaking and listening skills.  Throughout the week students will have the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills and will have formal speaking and listening assessments.

Don’t forget to study for the vocabulary quiz on Wednesday!

 

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September 17

This week in Reading

This week we will be focusing on non-fiction texts and text features.

We will begin the week by reviewing our non-fiction text feature vocabulary and completing a text feature magazine activity.

Throughout the week we will continue to work with a variety of non-fiction articles where we will continue to use our Marking the Text and Before During and After reading strategies.

In addition we will continue to work on our independent reading and several students will be presenting Book Talks.

I will continue to post notes and vocabulary, as they are available, under the reading section on this blog.

Lets have a great week folks!

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August 28

This week in room 101

8th  Grade Reading

We will be studying elements of fiction and non fiction this week.

Look for the PowerPoint with all the notes, daily homework assignments and quiz and test updates on the Reading page.

 

IEL 

This week in IEL we are focusing on the language of math.  Specifically, we will be covering math operations.

Look for the PowerPoint with all the notes, daily homework assignments and quiz and test updates on the IEL page.

 

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