8th Grade Reading

Week of November 26-30

As we finish The Hunger Games, we will have a test on Wednesday, Nov. 28th covering part 3 of the book chapters 19-27.

Monday: Warm Up – What caused the death of Foxface?

We will complete a warm up question from the previous chapter, then dive into chapter 25.  We will read the comprehension questions in advance to set a purpose for reading.  Students will be given time to answer chapter 25 questions before beginning chapter 26.

Tuesday: Warm Up – Once Cato is dead, why doesn’t the contest end? We will read the comprehension questions in advance to set a purpose for reading.  Students will be given time to answer chapter 26 questions before beginning chapter 27.

Media Center Visit for book check out.

Wednesday:  Jeopardy Review Game;  students will play in small group teams keeping score; test The Hunger Games part 3 chapters 19-27.

Thursday: Students are introduced to lesson 3 vocabulary; word list with definitions, examples, and sentences.  Students are to complete section A Finding Meanings and have checked by teacher or parapro.  Then continue with sections B Just the Right Word; C Applying Meanings; D Word Study.  Have all sections completed for grading on Friday.

Friday:  Students will check sections B, C, D; whole group instruction section E Telling Tales; read the article then answer comprehension questions 1-15 following the directions at the top.   Answers will need a vocabulary word in the answer, unless the question contained a vocabulary word.  Complete for homework if needed.  Be ready to grade on Monday. 

 

8th Grade Reading

Week of Nov. 12 – 16

TEST – Friday, November 16th covering part 3 of The Hunger Games.

We are still trying to launch our red hover-crafts and deploy our silver parachutes, but the weather is not cooperating.  Mr. Hill and I may have to do the launch in the skylight area later this week. TBA

Monday – Students read and listened to the audio for The Hunger Games chapter 20 and part of chapter 21.  Students should complete the comprehension questions that follow ch. 20 in the yellow flip book.

Tuesday  – New vocabulary words introduced.  They will be a part of the Friday TEST.   

dissipate,   pariah,   festering,   tethered,   intervene,   stalemate,   irreverent,   fabricated,   exorbitant,  peevish,   extricate,   callous,   tourniquet,   benign   

Continue reading chapter 21; answer comprehension questions; continue on with chapter 22.  

Wednesday –

 

8th Grade Reading

Week of Nov. 5 – 9

Students have completed reading part 2 of The Hunger Games.  

Monday – Complete cloze recap of chapters 17 and 18. Cloze Recap of Chapters 17 and 18-1151w06 Students  will read aloud chapter 19, while Mrs. Kirshner listened for fluency, inflection, and ability to decode unknown words.  Complete chapter 19 comprehension questions in flip-book.

Tuesday – no school

Wednesday – Review of part 2 in preparation for TEST on Thursday, Nov. 8th  Continue oral reading and fluency check with students.  Read chapter 20.  Complete chapter 20 comprehension questions in flip-book.

Thursday – TEST over part 2 chapters 10-18;  Create STEAM activity.  

Friday – Launch STEAM activity from the roof (With the help of principal, Mr. Hill)

 

 

8th Grade Reading

October 29 – November 2

Our class is using a multi-modality reading approach.  Students are to read and listen to the chapters.  I have some students who want to put their heads down and just listen.  Yes, listening is good, BUT these students need to increase their reading lexile and listening alone will not provide that.   Parents, please speak with your student and assure them that reading is an important task and they need to participate to get better!  Just like any sport, you must practice to improve.  

The Hunger Games continues to be our unit of study.  Students have 10 new vocabulary words and will have an assessment covering these on Thursday.   We continue to read each chapter looking for Notice and Note Signposts and ask the anchor questions which bring us to a better, deeper understanding of the elements of literature!   Complete Chapters 15-18; analyze for signposts; reteach irony worksheet; vocabulary test Thursday; STEAM activity – building a bow and arrow.

Week of Oct. 22 – 26

Our class is using a multi-modality reading approach.  Students are to read and listen to the chapters.  I have some students who want to put their heads down and just listen.  Yes, listening is good, BUT these students need to increase their reading lexile and listening alone will not provide that.   Parents, please speak with your student and assure them that reading is an important task and they need to participate to get better!  Just like any sport, you must practice to improve.  

8th graders have read all of part 1 of The Hunger Games and analyzed the movie vs. book last week.  Moving on to part 2 of the story!  In part 2, we will be making/creating STEAM activities that relate to the story and science units.

Our first activity will be to make a Marshmallow Cannon and of course have a marshmallow war.  Students should bring in an empty toilet paper roll or empty paper towel roll.  Students need to be up to date with all completed work to participate.  (Just like in Science)

We will continue to read each chapter and look for Notice and Note Signposts.

Students will look for clues to the signposts, ask the anchor question which will help them understand the literary element involved. NoticeNoteRecorder (1)-2cid8fv

 

8th Grade Reading

October 15-19

This week students will analyze part 1 of the book with part 1 of the movie.  Students are looking for three similarities and three differences.   Use compare and contrast visual organizer provider to complete this task.  DUE THURSDAY at the end of class or complete for homework.   We will continue to read and listen to The Hunger Games chapter 11.  Pupils will practice noticing Notice and Note Signposts along with the anchor questions for each as they complete chapters 11 and 12.

Students will complete the PSAT on Tuesday.  Students will only be seen for one class on Tuesday.

 

 

8th Grade Reading – Revised plan

Information for Map and Emblem Pages

http://thehungergames.wikia.com/wiki/District_1

 

 

Friday’s quiz and test were cancelled and moved to Tuesday, October 9th.  Students needed more practice with their vocabulary and time to complete chapter 9 and the comprehension questions that follow.

Students were given 2 sheets of paper with 4 open Frayer Model organizers.  They are to complete a Frayer Model for each vocabulary word (14 words) from chapters 7-9.  Students may draw a picture to aid in understanding instead of writing a sentence.  Comprehension questions for chapter 9 (flip book) should also be completed.   These are due at the end of class Monday, October 8th.  You will have about 30 minutes of class time Monday for completion.

Freyer Model Hunger Games Ch. 7-9 Vocabulary-rni3be

List of chapter 7-9 vocabulary

emaciated – abnormally thin; puny, gaunt

arbitrary – decided without reason; founded on or subject to personal whims or prejudices

deluge – a drenching rain; downpour

amiable – friendly, pleasant

surly – rude or bad-tempered

leniency – showing mercy or tolerance

stalk – to pursue or approach prey stealthily

arduous – difficult

solitary – alone

banal – unoriginal

eccentric – strange or peculiar

sullen – quiet and grumpy

humble – not proud or arrogant

prestigious – having a high reputation; honored