This week we will focus primarily on Reading and Writing standards. Next week the plan is to focus heavily on grammar and conventions. We will begin by finishing up Touchtones III and then onto Paired Texts with constructed and m/c questions. We will spend time in the Computer Lab working on Vocabulary.com and Study Island assignments.
Here is our Week-at-a-Glance…
MONDAY – Review format of an Argumentative Essay. Finish Touchtones III – Summative Assessment.
TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY- Mini Lesson/Review of Thesis Statement followed by class reading and analysis of paired texts. Students will answer m/c and constructed responses at the end. They will also take a Vocabulary quiz. Please note Wednesday is EARLY RELEASE. Students get out at 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY – Mini Lesson on Connotation and Denotation followed my students working in Milestones Prep Packet.
FRIDAY – Computer Lab – Students will work in two groups, one in Vocabulary.com and the other on Study Island. Students will switch at the end of 25 minutes on each.
Standards for the Week
CC GEORGIA STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE
ELAGSE8RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies.
ELAGSE8W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
ELAGSE8W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
ELAGSE8W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Speaking and Listening
ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELAGSE8L3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
ELAGSE8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.