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8th Grade Language Arts

Friday, November 17, 2017

November17

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, the students drafted the “defining by EXAMPLE” paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, the students drafted the “defining by EXAMPLE” paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

November16

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we continued with preparations to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Homework: Complete the Graphic Organizer about Frederick Douglass to use quotes from the two texts that we read that show the qualities of a hero. Also, you must write ONE sentence as a topic sentences that compares these texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. How are they similar as heroes? How are they different as heroes? (Think about what you said in your Function paragraph – the purpose of a hero).

Douglass – Graphic Organizer-1717y4e

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we continued with preparations to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Homework: Create your own Brainstorming Web about Frederick Douglass and use quotes from the two texts that we read that show 5-10 qualities of a hero. Also, you must write ONE sentence as a topic sentences that compares these texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. How are they similar as heroes? How are they different as heroes? (Think about what you said in your Function paragraph – the purpose of a hero).

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Wednesday, November 15, 2108

November15

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we continued with preparations to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we continued with preparations to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November14

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we prepared to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, we prepared to write the defining by EXAMPLE paragraph through reading historical texts about Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Specifically, we looked at how the author uses literary devices to portray the men as heroes.

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Monday, November 13, 2017

November13

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, the students drafted a paragraph to define heroism by its function. Remember to include Brushstrokes and figurative language within your paragraph to add style!

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. Today, the students drafted a paragraph to define heroism by its function. Remember to include Brushstrokes and figurative language within your paragraph to add style!

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Friday, November 10, 2017

November10

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. The students worked today on creating definitions for concepts using Function, Example, and Negation as well as adding style within the sentences with Brushstrokes and Literary Devices.

Homework:

Definition Essay Graphic Organizer – Journal Entry #9 (#8 – 3rd Period) – Makes sure you staple, glue, etc. the graphic organizer into your journal. You are completing the 3 brainstorming boxes for the FUNCTION of heroism. A copy of the chart is on page 75 of the Springboard textbook.

 

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

We continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. The students worked today on creating definitions for concepts using Function, Example, and Negation as well as adding style within the sentences with Brushstrokes and Literary Devices.

Homework:

Definition Essay Graphic Organizer – Journal Entry #9 (#8 – 7th Period) – Makes sure you staple, glue, etc. the graphic organizer into your journal. You are completing the 3 brainstorming boxes for the FUNCTION of heroism. A copy of the chart is on page 75 of the Springboard textbook.

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November9

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

The students took their SAT Unit 4 Quiz today, In addition, we continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. The students read an article from our Springboard Textbook (“Where I Find My Heroes: by Oliver Stone) to analyze how he uses the strategies of function and example to define heroism.

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

The students took their SAT Unit 4 Quiz today, In addition, we continued working with Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay. The students read an article from our Springboard Textbook (“Where I Find My Heroes: by Oliver Stone) to analyze how he uses the strategies of function and example to define heroism.

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Wednesday, November 11, 2017

November8

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

Today, we began Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay – by discussing the requirements of the writing prompt. In addition, we began looking at the Strategies of Definition – Function, Example, and Negation.

Homework:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

SAT Unit 4 – Blog-1v80bj0

Announcements:

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

Today, we began Embedded Assessment #2 – Definition Essay – by discussing the requirements of the writing prompt. In addition, we began looking at the Strategies of Definition – Function, Example, and Negation.

Homework:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

SAT Unit 4 – Blog-1v80bj0

Announcements:

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Monday, November 6, 2017

November6

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

Today, we finished with the Nuance of Tone and the students looked at how authors create tone with Diction, Imagery, Details, Language, and Sentence Structure.

Announcements:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

SAT Unit 4 – Blog-1v80bj0

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

Today, we finished with the Nuance of Tone and the students looked at how authors create tone with Diction, Imagery, Details, Language, and Sentence Structure.

Announcements:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

SAT Unit 4 – Blog-1v80bj0

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

November2

1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods:

Today, we continued with the Nuance of Tone and the students looked at how authors create tone with Diction, Imagery, Details, Language, and Sentence Structure.

Announcements:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

The Giver by Lois Lowry – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break)You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

 

 

6th & 7th Periods:

Today, we continued with the Nuance of Tone and the students looked at how authors create tone with Diction, Imagery, Details, Language, and Sentence Structure.

Announcements:

SAT Unit/Volume 4 – Notecards and Quiz Due Date – Thursday, November 9th

6th & 7th Periods: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – CHANGE IN DATE – Have the book by Tuesday, November 28th (the week we get back from Thanksgiving Break). You can check the book out from the media center, library, ask to borrow from a friend/family member, purchase (new or used), or use an e-book if you are BYOD approved.

Reminders & Important Dates:

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