This Week in Language Arts: April 15 ~ 19, 2019!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • identify/explain the use of a variety of punctuation (hyphens, parentheses, brackets, and dashes)
  • identify/explain the use of verbals (gerunds, infinitives, and participle)
  • read chapters 1 – 3 of assigned text
  • identify/define 10 vocabulary terms from the assigned text
  • answer reading comprehension questions relating to the assigned text

HOMEWORK:

Study Island: Milestone Review 4 is due on Wednesday, April 17 @ midnight

This Week in Language Arts: April 8 ~ 12, 2019!

Spring Break is over! Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • review by watching a video on the following topics: subject/verb agreement, hyphens, dashes, and citing sources (Brainpop)
  • identify/explain the use of all topics: subject/verb agreement, hyphens, dashes, and citing sources on a quiz (Brainpop)
  • identify/explain verbs, verbals, and precise language/sensory details (Study Island modules) due @ midnight on Sunday, April 14
  • review the tools and functions used on the online Milestone assessment
  • read/annotate a text (Milestone practice assessment)
  • answer text-dependent questions (Milestone practice assessment)
  • write a constructed response (Milestone practice assessment)
  • review, analyze, correct, and edit all answers (constructed response and text-dependent questions)

HOMEWORK:

Review for ELA Milestone Assessments

This Week in Language Arts: March 18 ~ 22, 2019!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • identify grammar concepts on a Milestone Grammar Practice review
  • review Verb Moods
  • review, correct, and explain the answers on the Milestone Grammar Practice review
  • identify and define vocabulary terms for The Lady or The Tiger
  • read/annotate The Lady or The Tiger
  • answer text-dependent questions for The Lady or The Tiger
  • write a narrative ending for The Lady or The Tiger
  • complete Study Island practice modules “Quoting and Paraphrasing Information” and “Active and Passive Voice” (due Friday, March 22)

HOMEWORK:

Study Island modules “Quoting and Paraphrasing Information” and “Active and Passive Voice” are due Friday, March 22.

This Week in Language Arts: March 11 ~ 15, 2019!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will be able to…

  • identify and explain active and passive voice
  • identify and explain the use of capitalization (Study Island)
  • identify and insert citations into writing (Study Island)
  • read and analyze the text, Panda Economics
  • answer text-dependent questions for the text, Panda Economics
  • create two written constructed responses for Panda Economics
  • review and correct answers for text-dependent questions and constructed responses
  • identify and explain the use of “Quoting and Paraphrasing Data” and “Active and Passive Voice” in modules (Study Island)

HOMEWORK:

Study Island: “Citing Evidence” and “Capitalization” due on Friday, March 15

This Week in Language Arts: March 4 ~ 8, 2019!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • review definitions of various ELA 8 grade-specific vocabulary terms
  • review test-taking strategies
  • analyze texts by answering reading comprehension text-dependent questions
  • write extended constructed responses based on the text
  • review answers to determine if/where errors were made

HOMEWORK:

Study Island modules (1. character and 2. setting) are due by Friday, March 8.

This Week in Language Arts: Feb. 25 ~ Mar. 1, 2019!

Welcome back! This week in Language Arts, students will…

  • analyze reading comprehension passages on the ELA 8 Unit 3 Touchstone Minis 2 and 3
  • read and annotate, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Springboard online)
  • answer text-dependent questions (Springboard online)
  • constructing a written response for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (Springboard online)
  • completing Study Island modules: Planning and Organization

HOMEWORK:

Study Island lessons assigned on Feb. 13th – Anne Frank Punctuation Review (3 modules) and Tone and Theme Assignment (3 modules) – are due by midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 27.

 

February 15, 2019!

Success Starter: 

  1. Write a one paragraph response to the following quote: “Some people are so poor, all they have is money.” – Chance the Rapper
  2. Submit your Success Starter handout for grading.

Submit your notebook to Mrs. Gilkes for grading.

Submit your The Diary of Anne Frank’s Constructed Response. PROMPT:  “How and when does the tone shift in the play? Did setting, character, or plot cause the shift in tone?”  Use Springboard Online for evidence. Username and password is the same as Microsoft 365 information. Anne Frank is lesson 3.10.

Inputting your Holocaust Vocabulary Test in One Note:

  1. Open your OneNote notebook.
  2. Click on your name.
  3. Click on “Reading”.
  4. Click on “Holocaust Vocabulary Test”.
  5. Use your test paper to input your answers into OneNote.

Agenda:

  1. Click on Study Island (link above).
  2. Username: lunch number (sometimes has an additional number)
  3. Password: tapp
  4. There are two assignments assigned (total of 6 grades: 3 modules per assignment).
  5. Begin completing your Study Island modules.

Homework:

All Study Island modules are due on Tuesday, February 26 at midnight.

This Week in Language Arts: Feb. 11 ~ 15, 2019!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • edit another student’s written response (4 paragraph essay or 2 constructed responses)
  • write the final draft of a written response (due Monday)
  • read and annotate, from The Diary of Anne Frank (Springboard)
  • identify tone in the text
  • answer text-dependent questions
  • identify and explain the use of various types of punctuation: ellipses, dashes, colons, commas, exclamation points, parentheses, period (in the text and on Study Island)
  • Holocaust Vocab. Test on Friday, Feb., 15

HOMEWORK:

  • The Diary of Anne Frank’s annotations due by Thursday, Feb., 14
  • The Diary of Anne Frank’s text-dependent questions completed by Thursday, Feb. 14

Uploading your essay and citations to One Note…

 

  1. Go to www.cobbk12.org.
  2. Click on “Parent”.
  3. Click on Microsoft Office 365 Log-in                                                                   (username: first.lastname@students.cobbk12.org  password: same password to log-in to the computer at school).
  4. Click on your ELA class.
  5. Click on your name.
  6. Click on “Writing”.
  7. Click on “Argumentative Essay Submission” (to submit your essay) OR         Click on “Citations: Argumentative Essay” (to submit your citations)
  8. Copy (control + c) your essay and citations into the appropriate from your saved Microsoft 365 document.
  9. Paste (control + v) your essay and citations into the appropriate folder in One Note.