This Week in Language Arts: January 21 ~ 25, 2019!

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

  • analyze the text, I Have A Dream, on an assessment.
  • select, read, and annotate a controversial article (text)
  • identify the reasoning and evidence in the text
  • identify the verbs in the text which make the most impact
  • conduct research on both sides of the argument
  • choose a side of the argument and create a claim
  • analyze and assess reading comprehension on the ELA 8 Unit 3 Mini 1 Touchstone Assessment.

HOMEWORK:

Assignments not completed in class should be finished for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: January 14 ~ 18, 2019!

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

  • read and annotate the text, Representatives Urges Action on the Media (Springboard)
  • identify and evaluate persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
  • conduct research and cite resources to strengthen an argument
  • Argumentative Vocabulary Test (Thursday, January 17th)
  • listen, read, and annotate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have A Dream speech
  • identify and explain the use of figurative language in the speech
  • identify and explain the use of persuasive techniques in the speech
  • analyze the text I Have A Dream using text-dependent questions

HOMEWORK:

Assignments not completed in class, should be finished for homework

This Week in Language Arts: January 7 ~ 11, 2019!

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first week of QTR 3! This week, students will…

  • write an expository essay (pre-writing strategy, rough draft, and final draft) due Tuesday, Jan. 8
  • read and annotate the text, Private Eyes (Springboard)
  • identify parts of the writer’s argument and reasoning
  • identify the counter-argument
  • answer text-dependent questions
  • read and annotate the text, Representatives Urges Action on the Media (Springboard)
  • identify and evaluate persuasive appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
  • conduct research and cite resources to strengthen an argument

HOMEWORK:

Complete expository essay rough draft (Monday night)

This Week in Language Arts: December 17 – 21, 2018!

Welcome to the last week of this semester in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • review and annotate the text, Harrison Bergeron (20 annotations in Springbaord)
  • Answer and analyze any 5 (of 7) text-dependent questions for Harrison Bergeron
  • review and analyze Unit 2’s Overview: Visual Prompt, Essential Questions, Unpack the Embedded Assessment (due Wednesday)
  • define Unit 2’s vocabulary terms (study guide due Wednesday)
  • complete and submit any recent missing assignment
  • define and explain vocabulary on Unit 2 Vocabulary Test (Wednesday)
  • identify idealism (components of utopia) in a film

HOMEWORK:

Study Island modules: Compare/Contrast and Organizing Ideas (due Dec. 17)

This Week in Language Arts: Dec. 10 ~ 14, 2018

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

  • edit and sign another student’s expository essay
  • type rough draft in Microsoft Office 365 Word and submit in One Note (due Wednesday, Dec. 12)
  • define Unit 2 vocabulary terms
  • identify and explain Study Island modules: compare/contrast and organization.
  • identify and explain unit expectations and perspectives in Unit Overview
  • read and annotate, Harrison Bergeron
  • answer Harrison Bergeron’s text-dependent questions

HOMEWORK:

Study Island modules (if not completed in class)

 

This Week in Language Arts: Dec. 3 ~ 7, 2018!

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

  • write the Frederick Douglass 5-paragraph essay’s rough draft
  • edit another student’s rough draft
  • correct sentences which contain double negatives
  • create compound sentences
  • create complex sentences
  • correct fragments and run-ons
  • define vocabulary terms for Unit 2 (Springboard)
  • complete Unit 2’s overview (Springboard)

HOMEWORK:

All rough drafts should be completed by the end of the week.

This Week in Language Arts: November 26 ~ 30, 2018!

I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving Break! Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • read and diffuse words in the poem, Frederick Douglass
  • answer text dependent question #7
  • analyze the poem, Frederick Douglass, using the TP-CASTT strategy
  • read and annotate the text, from The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
  • answer text-dependent questions
  • create a thesis statement
  • create an outline for an expository essay

HOMEWORK:

Work not completed during class, should be completed for homework

This Week in Language Arts: Nov. 12 ~ 16, 2018!

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

  • complete and resubmit any assignment relating to the compare/contrast essay
  • read and review notes on the ellipsis
  • identify and explain the use of ellipsis in writing
  • read and analyze texts on CCSD’s ELA 8 Unit 2’s Touchstone Mini 1 and 2 Assessment
  • complete Study Island’s Diagnostic Assessment

HOMEWORK:

Assignments not completed in class, should be completed for homework.