December 14

DECEMBER 14

Parents,

A letter went home with your child either yesterday or today explaining Mrs. Roche’s absence. It is also attached below.

Admin Letter Re Mrs. Roche-1vkpofn

 

ONLEVEL:

Finished both Chapters 13 and 14 of The Giver in class

Students were then given a packet of multiple choice comprehension questions to work on.

These are NOT homework.

AC:

Finished the Figurative Language Page (Front and Back)

Students should have the following pages in the Part two packet finished by now:

Vocabulary (Front and Back)

Questions and Answers

Technology

In addition to the packet, you should update your character chart

AC Upcoming Assessments:

451 Part 2 Vocabulary Quiz on Monday

451 Part 2 Test on Thursday; you will receive a study guide on Monday after the Vocabulary Quiz

 

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November 26

Week of Nov. 26th

All classes: Monday, 11-26: Spelling Bee

AC Classes: Fahrenheit 451

Wednesday, 11-28: Finish reading Part 1. Dialogue journal entries will be typed in class Thursday, Friday, and due Monday Dec. 3rd. Classes will be in the lab on Monday to print out the entries. 5 entries/ different quotes/ 7 sentences minimum for your response: Dialectical Journal 451

Tuesday, 11-27: Continue Figurative Language, resource handout & video examples. Finish the Concrete Imagery sheet- due tomorrow! Literary Terms-

Monday, 11-26: Concrete Symbolism creative activity is due Wed. 28th – this MUST be COLORED! Concrete imagery

**Tuesday, 12-4: Match quote to character, open-book

** Wednesday, 12-5: Part 1 vocabulary Quiz

1st & 3rd Periods: The Giver

Wednesday, 11-28: We read Ch. 8 & 9. Vocabulary quiz will be Wed. 12-5

Tuesday, 11-27: Sequence Chart for Ch.6-7 and Life Schedule Life schedule answer key

Monday, 11-26: Top 10 list – rank in order of most important and then explain why you chose #1

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November 12

Week of November 12th

NO HOMEWORK OVER THE BREAK!

Have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving. When you return, we’ll do our in-class spelling bee… it’s written so no reason to be nervous! Everyone participates & I’ll have 1 winner to represent all my classes. School-wide bee is December 13th.

All classes: Bring your novels this week! We start reading 🙂

1st & 3rd periods-

Friday, 11-16: We read Ch. 7, and did our 1st Quickwrite. If you were absent, please see me when you return for the instructions & topic for QW #1.

Thursday, 11-15: we read all of chapter 6 and began our character trait chart. The chart should be worked on while we read the story; however, it won’t be due until we finish the story. Character Chart

Wednesday, 11-14: we discussed events in the book & answer questions for chapters 1-5.

Tuesday, 11-13: read to ch. 6 & annotate for dystopian traits and character traits

Monday, 11-12: Vocabulary for Part 1 quiz and answer key- Giver Vocab guide 1   We read pages 1-20 & annotated for dystopian characteristics

AC LA-

Friday, 11-16: We read to the break on page 60, and did our 1st Quickwrite. If you were absent, please see me when you return for the instructions & topic for QW #1.

Thursday, 11-15: We read to the bottom of page 50 & began to work on our character trait chart. The chart should be worked on while we read the story; however, it won’t be due until we finish the story. Character Chart 451

Wednesday, 11-14: Class discussion of important events and characters from yesterday’s reading. Read to break on page 39

Tuesday, 11-13: Read to page 34 with annotations for dystopia, TT, TS, TW- total of 10 comments. 

Monday, 11-12: Vocabulary for Part 1 quiz Anticipation Guide Fahrenheit 451 Vocab-1  Key part 1 voc   Students will annotate for archetypes with the chart and for quotes with the journal. Journals will be worked on during Part 1 and due once we finish reading Part 1. Due date for the archetype chart will be announced later.  Archetype chart for AC   Dialectical Journal 451

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November 6

Week of Nov. 5th

All Classes: Bring  your novels to class on Monday, Nov. 12th!

Thursday, 11-8: Background knowledge for novels – videos & notes. We will take a PRETEST on Theme tomorrow, Friday 11-9. This is not for a grade- just to see what you already know about the subject.

Wednesday, 11-7: Archetype Practice- displays, shares, personal response- journal entry must be done by Thursday. archetype journal

Tuesday- No School!

Monday, Nov. 5th- we were introduced to archetypes with a focus on colors, numbers, and characters  Archetype Anticipation Guide   Archetype Key

 

Need help studying for quizzes and tests?

Join our Study Skills Session

“Using Technology to Boost Study Skills and Academic Research”

A Study Skills session to provide students with resourceful tools for study planning

and research using technology.

*No devices required to attend

When: Thursday, Nov. 15th

Time: 8:15—8:45 AM

Where: 7 COMM Computer Lab

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October 29

Week of October 29th

All Classes: You do NOT need to bring your novel to class tomorrow. But you will need it soon 🙂

Thursday, 11-1: Banned Book presentation from Mrs. Inman as introduction to our class novels: The Giver & Fahrenheit 451

Wednesday, 10-31: Students wrote their final copy of the hero definition essay in class today.

Tuesday, 10-30: Today students worked on the rough draft and editing their ideas for the essay. Tomorrow will be the final copy/test day. No writing will go home because this is a timed test.

Monday, 10-29: We are beginning our final assessment for Unit 1- Challenge of being a Hero. This is an in-class essay for a test grade with all work staying in class and NOT GOING HOME. Monday: brainstorming & pre-writing/Tuesday: rough draft & revising/ Wednesday: final copy.  Definition of a Hero Essay

1st & 3rd periods: You need your copy of The Giver by Nov. 1st

2nd, 6th & 7th periods: You need your copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Nov. 1st

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October 22

Week Oct. 22nd

All Classes: SAT Unit 5 quiz & cards due Thurs. 25th SAT UNIT 5

1st & 3rd Periods:

FRIDAY- QUIZZIZ ON TRANSITIONS quizziz  CODE: 187935

Wednesday, 10-24: TLQC foldable and quote practice

Tuesday, 10-23: Ellipsis- complete the HW sheet. REWRITE the sentences using ellipsis to omit a section. Your choice, but it must make sense! Using an Ellipsis   Ellip Practice – OL

Monday, 10-22: MLA Citation Notes & PPT: MLA Citation Made Easy

You need a copy of The Giver by Nov. 1st

 2nd, 6th, 7th Periods:

AC Classes-Quizziz- take both of these by 5pm Friday. Score of 70% or greater on both to get an “A” for classwork grade. You MUST use your 1st  name & last initial!! https://quizizz.com/join/    Code: 324121  &  124718

Wednesday, 10-24: TLQC foldable, quote practice, and Quizziz for transitions.

Tuesday, 10-23: MLA review & ellipsis MLA Citation Made Easy   Using an Ellipsis   HW- rewrite sentences using ellipsis where you think it makes the most sense Ellip Practice – AC

Monday, 10-22: Hero Project presentations

AC Classes: You need a copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Nov. 1st 

 

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October 15

Week of Oct. 15th: Early-Release/Parent Conference Week

Don’t forget to buy a yearbook online! $30 before Oct. 31st. 

All 8th graders will be taking the 8/9 PSAT on Tuesday, 16th- please bring a calculator too. Students will go to only 1st period  on Tuesday- no other classes will meet that day.

1st & 3rd: Due to schedule changes this week, SAT 5 will be on Thurs. 25th. SAT UNIT 5

Wednesday, 10-17: Finish the Definition Strategies sheet, Section III Definition strategies

1st period will have time for SAT 5 (video &work on flashcards) Tues. after the PSAT testing.

2nd, 6th, 7th:

Due to schedule changes this week, SAT 5 will be on Thurs. 25th. SAT UNIT 5

We are presenting our Creative Hero Projects all week. Be ready to share!

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October 8

Week of Oct. 8th

Please go to our school website and buy your yearbook by Oct. 31st! Just $30 🙂

1st & 3rd:

Friday, 10-12: SAT Unit 4 quiz, and work for SAT Unit 5. Due Monday, 22nd. 1st period- we’ll get caught up early next week! SAT UNIT 5

Wednesday, 10-10 & Thursday, 10-11: Writing strategies – Brushstrokes to add action & details. HW Thursday- study SAT 4 vocab & Frayer Model packet due  UNIT 4 WORDS POS

Tuesday, 10-9: Definition Strategies introduction Definition strategies

Monday, 10-8: We took the hero’s journey final test today. 

SAT Unit 4 due Friday/quiz too

Students need a copy of The Giver, by Lois Lowry, before Nov. 1st. You can purchase new or used, Amazon Order Link, or checkout from the library. 

2nd, 6th, 7th: Creative Hero Project due Monday!

Friday, 10-12: SAT Unit 4 quiz, intro to Unit 5 & flashcards SAT UNIT 5 due Monday, 22nd.

Thursday, 10-11: Specific & precise nouns & Brushstrokes General and Specific Nouns  HW Thurs- study SAT 4 & writing assignment due.

Wednesday, 10-10: Continue the definition strategies.

Tuesday, 10-9: Definition Strategies introduction Definition strategies

Monday, 10-8: We looked at ways to develop creativity in our sentences with Brushstrokes. Brushstroke Powerpoint  Brushstroke Cloze Notes

SAT Unit 4 due Friday/quiz too

Students need a copy of Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, before Nov. 1st. You can purchase new or used, 451 Amazon Link, or checkout from the library.  

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October 1

Week of Oct. 1st

FOR WEDNESDAY’S CLASS: Hero Journey Movie Characters

Please go to our school website and buy your yearbook by Oct. 31st! Just $30 🙂

1st & 3rd LA: SAT work due Fri. 12th & QUIZ  UNIT 4 WORDS POS

Friday, 10-5: Study for Monday’s HJ Test! Turn in study guide Monday!! HJ Study Guide answer key

Thursday, 10-4: Study Guide for Monday’s test Study Guide for Hero Test

Wednesday, 10-3: Computer lab to trace the journey of movie heroes. 

Tuesday, 10-2: We did guided notes in the computer lab over the hero’s journey – please see the Hero Notes on my pages

Monday, 10-1: SAT Unit 4 introduced. Quiz & assignment, Frayer Model Packet, due Friday, 10-12. frayer model page frayer model pages

Hero’s Journey Test on Monday, 10-8. Review and study guide later this week.

 

2nd, 6th, 7th AC LA: SAT work Fri. 12th

Friday, 10-5: Pixar Shorts- character development & plot structure

Thursday, 10-4: Practice story telling with children’s picture books

Wednesday, 10-3: Computer lab to trace the journey of movie heroes.

Tuesday, 10-2: We were in the computer lab so students could work on their SAT written assignment and their hero project. 

Monday, 10-1: SAT Unit 4 introduced. Quiz & assignment, Written Work, due Friday, 10-12. Choose Epic Boast or Car Ad EPIC BOAST or Car Ad

Creative Hero’s Project due Mon. 10-15. Be ready to present! Creative Hero Project Student Planning Pages

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September 17

Week of September 17th

Please go online to DMS to buy your yearbook! Just $30 🙂

SAT Unit 3 cards & quiz this Friday! SAT Unit 3 Flash Cards

All Classes:

Thursday, 9-20: We annotated two pages out of The Odyssey for a grade. AC students turned in their hero project planning pages too.

Wednesday, 9-19: We read the excerpt of The Odyssey with the encounter of the Cyclops. Tomorrow, students will annotate certain pages for a grade. AC classes- planning page due tomorrow for hero project.  

Tuesday, 9-18: We built background knowledge for the Odyssey through TED Talks and sketchnotes. We will read the excerpt tomorrow in class & focus on character traits.

Monday, 9-17: Complete the hero’s journey chart for “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” and the constructed response. Hero poem & drummer boy

AC classes- planning page (the whole chart) is due Thurs. 20th for hero’s project Student Planning Pages   Due date is Oct. 15th Creative Hero Project

 

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