Week of August 7, 2017

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your first quiz will be on August 15. All students taken to the library to take their SRI test on .  They should have written their Lexile level in their agendas so they can use the new level to help determine an appropriate choice of book to read for their Reading Counts quizzes. Students should have 3 books completed this nine week period.

This Week

Monday: Reviewed TREE strategy for paragraph writing / Respond to Quote

Tuesday: Carousel Brainstorming Activity

Wednesday: Written Response – “What is a hero?”

Thursday: Unit Vocabulary – Concept Definition Map

Friday: Review vocabulary words using concept definition map

July 31 – August 4

Students and Parents:

Welcome to 8th Grade Language Arts. I am very excited to have you in my class. Thank you to those students and parents that were able to attend “Meet and Greet.”

This week we will discuss your classroom expectations and your syllabus. The most important information to remember is to demonstrate your Tapp PRIDE at all times and to remain focus this year by being organized and responsible.

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your first quiz will be on August 15. All students will be taken to the library to take their SRI test on Friday.  They will write their Lexile level in their agendas and use the new level to help determine an appropriate choice of book to read for their Reading Counts quizzes. Students should have 3 books completed this nine week period.

 

  • pens
  • highlighters
  • 2″ Binder
  • Lined Notebook paper
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 1 container of hand sanitizer
  • 1 box of Kleenex

April -May

Students 2017’s theme is “Don’t be Mean.” That means to give your all in everything you do. Don’t be stingy. Give yourself the extra time that you need to study for your classes. Increase your Tapp pride. Give school your all this year. Don’t be mean or stingy.

Please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be prepared to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your new count days are  April 27 and May 15. 

Please make sure you have downloaded the information for your novel. All upcoming assignments are posted to weebly site.

 

January 5

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!!!!

Students 2017’s theme is “Don’t be Mean.” That means to give your all in everything you do. Don’t be stingy. Give yourself the extra time that you need to study for your classes. Increase your Tapp pride. Give school your all this year. Don’t be mean or stingy.

Please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be prepared to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your new count days are  January 20, February 10,  and March 8. 

In addition to taking your reading counts test, you will be required to complete a writing project for two out of the three books. You will be given a choice board of activities to complete. Hopefully,  this will enhance your comprehension of your books.

For the remainder of this quarter, our focus will be focused on narrative and persuasive writing.

October 23

Students and Parents,

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your new reading counts days are  November 15,  and December 12. 

We have started reading the novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo. please feel to access the free online version to complete any assignment from class. a link to the book has been provided for you.

http://www.readanybook.com/online/16896

This Week in ELA:

Monday – Active and Passive Voice PPT and notes, Reviewing Assignment 3& 4 for The Alchemist

Tuesday – Active and Passive Voice Exercise, Introduction to RAFT Assignment, Write the  rough draft of RAFT, Complete the rough draft for H.W.

Wednesday – Active and Passive Voice Revision Exercise, Quiz on Assignment 3 &4 of  The Alchemist, Write final draft of RAFT , Revision Exercise, Type or turn in ink tomorrow.

Thursday – Assignment 5 & 6 Assignment, Quiz on Tuesday 11/1

Friday – Complete Assignment 5 & 6

 

October 3, 2016

Students and Parents,

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your new reading counts days are October 24, November 15,  and December 12. 

This week we have started reading the novel, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo. please feel to access the free online version to complete any assignment from class. a link to the book has been provided for you.

http://www.readanybook.com/online/16896

This Week in ELA:

Complete Assignment one questions. These questions can be found on the back of the story”The Ruined Man…”

 

This Week in ELA

Parents and Students;

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your next quiz will be on September 22. 

Monday:  Holiday

Tuesday: Notes on Irony and Irony Activities, Verb Homework

Wednesday: Irony Activities and Homework Check

Thursday: Read and Answer Text-Dependent Questions for “The Ransom of Red Chief”

Friday: Complete “The Ransom of Red Chief”

Verb Quiz

This Week in ELA

This Week:

Monday: Students worked on the constructed response of the test.

Tuesday: Students completed Hydrocephalus paper.

Wednesday: Notes on perspective and practice exercises.

Thursday: Perspective exercises.

Students were also given some grammar homework on direct objects and prepositions  – Students will be given a mini grammar test on Tuesday

AC students received their vocabulary packets with assignments that are due each Friday of each.

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your next  quiz will be on September 6. 

August 15, 2016

Parents and Students;

Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your first quiz will be on August 17. 

I still have students who have not turned in their poems. Parents, please ask your student if they have completed and turned in this assignment.

This week

~we will complete the short story we are reading in class.

~review citing textual evidence; if you are absent please ask someone for the notes or see me.

~formative assessment on Raymond’s Run

~research hydrocephalus and write informational paragraphs

~grammar packet – homework

 

August 9, 2016

Parents and Students;

Last week, we took a trip to the library, so every student should have a book to read. On Wednesday, students will take the Reading Counts test. This will determine their Lexile level, and will ensure that students are able to read their book of choice independently.  Students should have 3 books completed this nine week period.Students, please remember to read at least 30 minutes each night so that you will be ready to take and pass your Reading Counts quizzes. Your first quiz will be on August 17. 

I still have students who have not turned in their poems. Parents, please ask your student if they have completed and turned in this assignment.

This week we will outline the characteristics of nonfiction and fiction text, and read our first story.