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.

How to submit an assignment in One Note…

  1. Go to www.cobbk12.org.
  2. Under “Find It Fast” on the left, click on Office 365 Login.
  3. If you’re at home,
    • your username can be found in the account information in your StudentVue. (Most students username is [email protected])
    • your password is your password for logging into the school’s computer.
  4. Log in to your Microsoft Office 365 account.
  5. Click on “One Note”.
  6. Click on “Class Notebooks”.
  7. Click on your ELA class notebook.
  8. If you need general information (such as notes and agendas), click on “Content Library”.
  9. If you need to submit an assignment, click on your name.
  10. Click on the appropriate folder for the assignment: Reading, Writing, or Speaking and Listening.
  11. Within the folder, you will see the page with the title of the assignment.
  12. Click on the page to either complete or copy and paste your assignment onto the page.
  13. IT AUTOMATICALLY SAVES! DO NOT SHARE WITH MRS. GILKES!

Putting your Hero’s Journey Narrative into One Note (due Thursday, Nov. 8)

Please follow the instructions below to copy (control c) and paste (control v) your Hero’s Journey Narrative from your Microsoft Office 365 account onto the Hero’s Journey page in the Writing section of your One Note.

  1. Go online to your Microsoft Office 365 account and open your Hero’s Journey Narrative.
  2. Copy (control c) your Hero’s Journey Narrative. 
  3. Click on the dots in the upper left corner of the page.
  4. Click on One Note. 
  5. Click on your name. 
  6. Click on Class Notebook.
  7. Click on Language Arts. 
  8. Once your One Note notebook opens, click on “Writing”.  
  9. Click on the page that says, “Hero’s Journey Narrative”. 
  10. Paste (control v) your “Hero’s Journey Narrative” onto that page in your notebook.

This Week in Language Arts: November 5 ~ 9, 2018!

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

  • use notes and a model to create an introductory paragraph for the compare/contrast essay’s rough draft
  • use notes and a model to create the concluding paragraph for the compare/contrast essay’s rough draft
  • type and print the compare/contrast essay into Microsoft 365
  • get type-written essay edited
  • make revisions and edit final draft in Microsoft 365
  • type and submit final draft, Rough Draft Outline or Rough Draft Checklist (with written draft), and the Prewriting Venn diagram.

HOMEWORK:

Work not completed in class should be completed for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: Oct. 29 ~ Nov. 2, 2018!

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

  • edit, revise, and save their Hero’s Journey Narrative in Springboard online (using revision assistant).
  • continue working on the following Study Island assignments: Editing, Revising, Transitions, Theme, and Connotation/Denotation.
  • Review the text dependent questions for the poem, A Man.
  • Review the text dependent questions for the text, Soldier Home After Losing His Leg In Afghanistan.
  • compare/contrast the structure of A Man to Soldier Home After Losing His Leg In Afghanistan.
  • write an explanatory essay discussing a challenge they faced and how they overcame it.

HOMEWORK:

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

This Week in Language Arts: October 22 ~ 26, 2018!

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

  • type and submit the final draft of the Hero’s Journey Narrative Assessment
  • identify and explain a variety of grammar topics (studyisland.com)
  • read and paraphrase the poem, “A Man”
  • read and annotate the text, “Soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan”
  • answer text-dependent questions which follow
  • compare/contrast the poem to the text

Homework:

Assignments not finished during class should be completed for homework.

Agenda ~ October 22, 2018!

You can complete any of the following assignments during ELA class today:

  • Hero’s Journey Narrative Writing Checklist (yellow, half sheet of paper)
  • Hero’s Journey Pre-writing/Planning Organizer
  • Hero’s Journey Narrative Rough Draft (edited by another student or someone older than you)
  • Hero’s Journey Narrative Final Draft (written on loose-leaf paper)
  • Narrative Revision Checklist (revisions should be completed in the handwritten, final draft)
  • Typing the Hero’s Journey Narrative (from the revised final draft – Times New Roman size 12)
  • Scoring rubric is on page 59 of Springboard.
  • Study Island: Writing Skills
  • Study Island: Writing Skills 2

If you have any questions, please come and see me.

This Week in Language Arts: October 15 ~ 19, 2018!

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

  • make revisions to the Hero’s Journey Narrative Final Draft
  • read the poem, “A Man”
  • differentiate between connotation and denotation
  • determine positive and negative connotative words in the text
  • answer text-dependent questions
  • analyze poem using TP-CASTT
  • read the text, “Soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan”
  • answer text-dependent questions
  • compare the theme in the poem, “A Man” to the text, “Solider home after losing his leg in Afghanistan”

This Week in Language Arts: October 8 ~12, 2018!

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

  • organize/pre-write information for a Hero’s Journey narrative
  • write a narrative which includes stages of the Hero’s Journey (rough and final drafts)
  • edit another student’s rough draft
  • read, annotate, and paraphrase the poem, “A Man”
  • answer text-dependent questions for “A Man”

HOMEWORK:

Work not completed in class should be completed for homework