Week of May 14-18

PREPARING FOR 8TH GRADE FINAL 

Students will complete an 8th Grade Reading Final for our class on

Friday, May 18th.

This will include reading an article, poem, or passage and then answering comprehension questions.

Skills included (but not limited to):

main idea/topic sentence and supporting details

reading maps, advertisements, flyers, etc.

determining the main idea

 idioms, simile, metaphors, allusion, alliteration

synonyms & antonyms

drawing conclusions and making inferences

Week of May 14-18

Monday – Continue with our non-fiction novel study, Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science.  Chapter 1 along with the comprehension study guide (front & back questions 1-7). Group collaboration and discussion.

Tuesday – LUNCH ON THE LAWN – bring a towel and a hat – Continue with Phineas Gage Chapter 2 along with the comprehension study guide (front & back questions 1-7).  Group collaboration and discussion.

Wednesday – Continue with Phineas Gage  Chapter 3 along with the comprehension study guide (front & back questions 1-9). Group collaboration and discussion.

Thursday – Group collaboration and discussion; Check and correct answers for Phineas Gage.  Activity- Investigation in Brain Mapping.

Friday – Final Exam

 

 

Week of May 7 – 11

Notice from administration: Hello Students and Parents-2ircqoa

Students need to return the Student Information Form to their homeroom teacher for 9th grade at

Walton High School;

Students need to bring in $2.00 to their homeroom teacher to cover report card/end of the year postage!

Monday – Students need to return the Student Information Form for 9th grade at Walton High School; Review for Touching Spirit Bear Assessment
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Tuesday – Touching Spirit Bear Assessment; Visit Media Center – last chance to check out a book; media center book will be due Wednesday, May 16th;  If time allows, students will begin non-fiction novel study Phineas Gage.

Wednesday –  Begin novel study Phineas Gage; Answer the 3 Big Questions; Find Non-Fiction Notice and Note Signposts

Thursday – Continue novel study Phineas Gage

Friday – No class for 8th Graders – 8TH GRADE FIELD DAY

NOTICE FROM ADMINISTRATION

Hello Students and Parents-2ircqoa

 

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

Week of April 30 – May 4

8th Grade Reading 

Students are enjoying reading the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.  The main character partakes in Circle Justice, a healing form of justice practiced by Native Americans, after seriously injuring a classmate along with many other offenses over the past few years.  Within the first 24 hours of his banishment on an Alaskan island, Cole is mauled by a bear.

Students will form small literature circles and discuss the signposts discovered in each chapter.

Discussion Director– Directs discussion and ensures that everyone contributes equally and stays on task.

Anchor Questioner – Asks the anchor question for each signpost that is discussed.

Literary Element Connector – Reminds group to connect signpost to literary element and lead discussion to determine which literary element is presented and it’s possible meaning.

Monday – Students read/discuss chapters 16, 17

Tuesday – Students read/discuss chapters 18, 19, 20

Wednesday – Students read/discuss chapters 21, 22, 23

Thursday – Students read/discuss chapters 24, 25, 26

Friday – Students read/discuss chapters 27, 28

Students will have Touching Spirit Bear Final Assessment next Tuesday.

 

Week of April 23 – 27

8th Grade Reading 

Students are enjoying reading the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.  The main character partakes in Circle Justice, a healing form of justice practiced by Native Americans, after seriously injuring a classmate along with many other offenses over the past few years.  Within the first 24 hours of his banishment on an Alaskan island, Cole is mauled by a bear.

Students will form small literature circles and discuss the signposts discovered in each chapter.

Discussion Director– Directs discussion and ensures that everyone contributes equally and stays on task.

Anchor Questioner – Asks the anchor question for each signpost that is discussed.

Literary Element Connector – Reminds group to connect signpost to literary element and lead discussion to determine which literary element is presented and it’s possible meaning.

Monday – Quiz on Thursday over TSB Part I; Visit Media Center for book check out and renewal; Read and discuss Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 7-8; discuss the character Cole, Garvey and Edwin; find at least one Notice and Note Signpost then add to pink visual organizer.

Tuesday – Read and discuss Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 9, 10, 11; find and discuss with your group at least one Notice and Note Signpost then add to pink visual organizer.

Wednesday – Sign up for Field Day Games with your chosen homeroom; Read and discuss Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 12, 13; find and discuss with your group at least one Notice and Note Signpost then add to pink visual organizer.  Play game to review for QUIZ over Touching Spirit Bear Part I on Thursday. 

https://create.kahoot.it/details/touching-spirit-bear-part-1/fbe18d30-5597-49fe-8582-6f5d381bc740

GAME CODE
741912
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GAME CODE
741912

Thursday –  Quiz over Part I; 24 comprehension questions; 1 Notice and Note Signpost Question. Read and discuss Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 14 & 15; find and discuss with your group at least one Notice and Note Signpost then add to pink visual organizer.

Friday – Change of schedule.  Presentation in theater.

Students may see Mrs. Kirshner to check out a book if they fall behind in their reading or are on school related field trips.

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!

Week of April 9 – 13

Monday – 10 Minute Quick Trip to Media Center; Reviewed The Lottery and answers given on Friday 3/30/18; Began Vocabulary Lesson 9 The Children of the Bounty – Discuss vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms

Tuesday – Students will complete vocabulary exercises 9A, 9B, and 9C

Wednesday – no class due to Milestone testing/schedule change

Thursday – Students will complete vocabulary lesson 9D, Read The Children of The Bounty, and answer comprehension questions.

Friday – Continued from Thursday -Students will complete vocabulary lesson 9D, Read The Children of The Bounty, and answer comprehension questions.  When finished students can begin reading new novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

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8th Grade Reading

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

Week of March 19-23

What is the secret to reaching someone with words?

Students will focus on prose and poetry for the next two weeks.  Students will identify sensory language, figurative language, sound devices, imagery, symbolism, figures of speech, rhythm and meter.  Skills include paraphrasing, word origins and roots, and using context to determine meaning.  This includes reading poetry aloud and discussing forms of poetry from our Reader’s Journey Workbooks.

Monday-Reader’s Journey – Imagery p. 300 – 304   Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100 by Martin Espada  Use flag stickies to mark sensory imagery.  305 #1-4 Answer questions

Tuesday-Literary Analysis – Symbolism p. 306 – 310 Answer p. 311 #1-5

Wednesday-Figurative Language p. 312 – 316 p. 317 #1-4  Quiz 

Thursday-Using Context to Determine Meaning p. 328-333; Sound Devices p. 334

Friday-Forms of Poetry and Speaker; Standardized Test Practice 

 

 

Week of  March 12-16

Monday – Students will complete and check 15 Comprehension Questions for Women in Space Part II.  Review for test by playing Jeopardy Game

Tuesday – Assessment on Vocabulary Lesson 8; visit media center for book check out

Wednesday – EARLY RELEASE DAY Students will investigate the 1st amendment.

https://junior.scholastic.com/

Thursday – Poetry and Phineas Gage

Friday – Poetry and Phineas Gage

 

Week of March 5 – 9

Students may practice vocabulary words on-line

https://quizlet.com/1407410/wordly-wise-book-8-lesson-8-flash-cards/

https://quizlet.com/1407410/wordly-wise-book-8-lesson-8-flash-cards/

Week of 2/26 – 3/2 8th Grade Reading

Vocabulary Lesson 7 Women in Space Part I

Students are introduced to the featured vocabulary and apply their meaning in new contexts.  We as a class will also continue to review and apply synonyms and antonyms to our vocabulary. Students will use their learned skills to read and analyze Women in Space Part I that incorporates the featured vocabulary, and then complete comprehension questions related to that passage.

Monday – introduction to word; infer the meaning

Tuesday – exercises 7A and 7B

Wednesday – Code Red Procedures; Quizlet practice with games write; match; test

Thursday – Interview a Word Vocabulary Exploration; exercises 7C Finish for Homework

Friday – Cont. Interview a Word; Execises 7D and 15 Comprehension Questions

We will culminate this unit with a comprehension and application assessment Tuesday, March 6th. 

TEST – Tuesday – March 6th 

Students can study lesson 7 vocabulary words by clicking on the link below.

https://quizlet.com/570709/wordly-wise-3000-book-8-lesson-7-flash-cards/

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Parents

Parents/Guardians of rising 9th graders (Walton Class of 2022) are invited to attend Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Information Night on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. In order to make the best use of time and to provide the most informative, curriculum based presentation, we are hosting two identical presentations that evening.

Parents of students with last name A-L will meet in the Walton Theater at 6pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center, where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 6:45-7:30pm.

Parents of students with last name M-Z will meet in the Walton Theater at 7pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 7:45-8:30pm.

Where: Walton Theater

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2 Identical Parent/Guardian Sessions by last name:

Last name A-L, 6pm

Last name M-Z, 7pm

Week of Feb. 12-16

Test over Hatchet and related vocabulary on Thursday 2/15

Students are participating in QuickWrites pertaining to Hatchet and students’ own experiences each day. Vocabulary Practice 2 was assigned and due Wednesday, 2/14, at the beginning of class.  Students continue to read and listen to Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Chapters 16-19 and the Epilogue.

Mini Lesson: Types of Conflict – person vs person; person vs self; person vs nature; person vs society; person vs supernatural; person vs technology.  Types of Conflict Organizer is due Wednesday, 2/14, at the beginning of class.  Test on Thursday.  Begin comparing and contrasting the novel vs the movie “A Cry in the Wild”.