Period 7

Week of November 13 – 17

Students will continue reading and analyzing The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst.  Review the vocabulary words along with the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction.  These items will be included on Friday’s assessment.

billowed – swelled out or bulged

careen – lean to one side while in motion

sullenly – with irritation, gloom, or ill humor

imminent – likely to occur at any moment

infallibility – the quality of never failing or making a mistake

precariously – dangerously or not securely

 

Notice and Note Signposts for fiction

7th period

Week of November 6-10

Students have begun using edpuzzle.com for the reading of The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst and have muddled through the sign in process and the first of three sections.  We have determined that if you do not listen ALL THE WAY TO THE END, the program does not give you credit for listening and you miss the final question.  So make sure you are allowing it to play all the way through.  Students should have section one completed.  Section 2 and 3 will be completed Monday and Tuesday of next week.  We are also working on a reading strategy Notice & Note Signpost for Fiction.  Most students are acquainted with the strategy, but I will be giving a mini lesson each day as a refresher.  Assessment on The Scarlet Ibis and Notice & Note Signposts will be Friday, November 17th.

Signposts Contrasts & Contradictions. AHA Moments. These markers can help guide you along the path to understanding as you read fiction. When you notice them, and take note! Tough Questions. Words from the Wiser. Again & Again. Memory Moments.

 

8th Grade Reading

Week of Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

Students performed well on the vocabulary test from Friday, October 27th.

Lesson 4 Vocabulary Unit – 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 a folk tale that incorporates the featured vocabulary, and then complete comprehension questions related to that passage.  Exercises 4A – 4E are due Thursday.  Complete for homework.

We will culminate this unit with a comprehension and application assessment FRIDAY 11/3, the students will develop a visual organizer to use to prepare for this assessment.

Lesson 4  word list and quizlet

New novel study

PERIOD 7

Week of October 23-27

VOCABULARY LESSON 3

Students will continue to work with the featured vocabulary from last week an 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 a non-fiction passage, that incorporates the featured vocabulary, and then complete comprehension questions related to that passage.

We will culminate this unit with a comprehension and application assessment FRIDAY 10/27, the students will develop a visual organizer to use to prepare for this assessment.

wordlist

 

For Period 7

OCTOBER 16-20

Students completed their novel study of  by completing their movie posters.  Students also completed their plot diagrams on the novel as well. We discussed vocabulary, focusing on the definitions,  finding meanings, synonyms, and antonyms of our featured words.   TEST over lesson 3 words will be Friday, Oct. 27th.

Click here for word list and definitions.

 

Students will continue to work with the featured vocabulary an apply their meaning in new contexts.  We as a class will also continue to review and apply synonyms and antonyms to our featured vocabulary.  Students will use their learned skills to read and analyze a non-fiction passage, that incorporates the featured vocabulary, and then complete comprehension questions related to that passage.

We will culminate this unit with a comprehension and application assessment, the students will develop a visual organizer to use to prepare for this assessment.

Week of October 9 – 13

Students completed reading and listening (CD) to the novel Al Capone Does My Shirts on Monday. Comprehensive test will be on Wednesday.  (Review games at bottom) Complete and turn in guided reading questions for chapters 29 – 40 DUE WEDNESDAY.  The test will have one constructed response using the ACE strategy (which will be reviewed prior to the test).   Students will complete a plot diagram using technology on Thursday.

Log in to www.readwritethink.org

MUST HAVE IN THIS ORDER:

EXPOSITION

CONFLICT

THEME

6 EVENTS IN RISING ACTION

CLIMAX

1 EVENT IN FALLING ACTION

RESOLUTION

Study for Comprehensive test –

JEOPARDY GAME

file:///C:/Users/kcf19084/Downloads/al-capone-does-my-shirts-test-review.html

Quia Review Game

https://www.quia.com/quiz/940362.html

 

Reading Week of Oct. 2 – 6

Students continue reading/listening to the story (chapters 23-32) Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. 8th graders analyzed the elements of literature as it pertains to our story, completed comprehension questions and partially completed our plot diagram.  We are coming to the conclusion of our story next week and will have a project to complete and a comprehensive test.   A pdf version of the story is attached in my previous posts.

Reading Week of Sept. 18 – 22

READ Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko  http://sites.harrisburgacademy.org/hblanchard/files/2016/08/Al-Capone-Does-My-Shirts-full-text.pdf

Vocabulary flashcards  QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY

Vocab. 1 Flashcards pg. 1-289hhm6   Vocab. 1 Flashcards pg. 2-16yguyt   Vocab. 1 Flashcards pg. 3, 4, 5-1pqde86

ATTENTION PARENTS AND STUDENTS:

PSAT

Our 8th graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9 on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Make-up sessions will not be available.   The PSAT 8/9 helps to establish a baseline for students as they enter high school and begin preparing for college and career readiness.  On the day of testing, students will need to bring 2 No. 2 pencils with erasers and an acceptable calculator (math teachers will provide more details in class).  Additional information will come home with your student before the Fall Break.