November 13th-November 17th

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “-jur,-jus,-jud: law; justice

Monday: Students will receive root word vocabulary list today due to 8th grade field trip to Dahlonega.

Here is the vocabulary list for the week.  Please start defining them tonight!

Jur, jus, jud=law;justice

  1. abjure
  2. judge
  3. jurisdiction
  4. jurist
  5. jury
  6. just
  7. justice
  8. justification
  9. justify
  10. perjury

Independent Reading Time-Students will read from Dystopian novel.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and complete the article from CommonLit on Dystopian Literature (DUE TOMORROW

Tuesday: Lesson focus: We will look at how the setting plays an important role in dystopian literature.  We will read and cite textual evidence from our assigned novels.

Clip from lecture today:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuHb9b_ykhM&index=22&list=PLohbKRoL2Mu5SOZ7kqj_dj-INg_FJxELf

HOMEWORK: Review vocabulary and complete any part of the classwork that was not finished.

Wednesday:  We will continue to background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia. Students will get in their dystopian novel groups today after they complete a graphic organizer independently

Independent Reading Time-

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and work on assignment that is based on your novel group.  Please review your vocabulary

Thursday: Lesson focus: Setting.  We will look at how authors’ use it to develop and advance the plot in dystopian novels.

Use the attached document for the novel links.  Please use this IF YOU DONT HAVE A COPY OF NOVEL AT HOME.

novel links-10p4f1q

HOMEWORK: Complete pg. 23 and 27 of the packet and review vocabulary.

Friday:  Formative on vocabulary root words.  We will also have independent practice on literary elements reviewed this week.

HOMEWORK: NONE. ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING BREAK

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “-jud,-jur-,-jus= law; justice

Monday:  Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

Students will receive root word vocabulary today due to test Friday and the 8th grade field trip to Dahlonega.

HOMEWORK:  Work on vocabulary assignment given in class today.

Tuesday:  Lesson focus: We will look at how the setting plays an important role in dystopian literature.  We will read and cite textual evidence from our assigned novels.

Link from lecture today:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuHb9b_ykhM&index=22&list=PLohbKRoL2Mu5SOZ7kqj_dj-INg_FJxELf

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words and complete any classwork not finished.

Wednesday: Independent Reading Time-

We will continue to background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Students will get in their dystopian novel groups today after completing a task independently

HOMEWORK:Read for 20 minutes and work on assignment that is based on your novel group.  Please review your vocabulary

Thursday: Lesson focus: Setting.  We will look at how authors’ use it to develop and advance the plot in dystopian novels

Use the attached document for the novel links.  Please use this IF YOU DONT HAVE A COPY OF NOVEL AT HOME.

novel links-10p4f1q

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes  and review vocabulary.

Friday: Formative on vocabulary root words.  We will also have independent practice on literary elements reviewed this week.

Independent Reading Time

HOMEWORK: NONE, ENJOY YOUR BREAK!

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

11/17/17 FORMATIVE ON CRED; JUR, -JUS-JUD

11/20-11/24 THANKSGIVING BREAK

11/30/17 Utopia Brochure Project DUE

November 6th-November 10th

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “cred” = believe”

Monday: Students will receive root word vocabulary today due to school being out tomorrow.  We will wrap up our summative assessment for those who didn’t finish.  Time will be spent today introducing the novel groups (roles and responsibilities).

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and complete any classwork not finished.  Work on vocabulary assignment given today due to school being closed tomorrow.

vocab-cred-swjkxl

Tuesday:  No School

HOMEWORK: https://www.spellingcity.com/users/msharris8

Wednesday:  We will continue to background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Our class will tackle foreshadowing and flashback two literary elements associated with dystopian literature. Students will get in their dystopian novel groups today.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and work on assignment that is based on your novel group.  Pay close attention to the calendar that your group established for this. Use one of the study guides to begin to prepare for the Harrison Bergeron formative Friday.

HB study guide-u3kw9b

harrison_bergeron_study_guide-12mj066

Thursday: Lesson focus:

We used class time today to review for the Harrison Bergeron formative.   Please use the attached Powerpoint as an additional reference to help you prepare.  I have attached the answer key to the study guide as well. You may also use your Scavenger Hunt.

Harrison Bergeron Powerpoint (1)-1mw8r22

HB STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS-24zkm65

HOMEWORK: Read 20 minutes and review vocabulary

Friday:  Formative on Harrison Bergeron

HOMEWORK: Finish Common Lit Article and Discussion Questions

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “-cred=believe”

Monday:  Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

Students will receive root word vocabulary today due to school being out tomorrow.  We will wrap up our summative assessment for those who didn’t finish.

HOMEWORK:  Work on vocabulary assignment given in class today.

vocab-cred-swjkxl

Tuesday:  No School

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words and practice using this link.

https://www.spellingcity.com/users/msharris8

Wednesday: Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

We will continue to background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Our class will tackle foreshadowing and flashback two literary elements associated with dystopian literature. Students will get in their dystopian novel groups today.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and work on assignment that is based on your novel group.  Pay close attention to the calendar that your group established for this. Continue to work on the study guide for the formative Friday.

harrison_bergeron_study_guide-12mj066

Thursday: We used class time today to review for the Harrison Bergeron formative.   Please use the attached Powerpoint as an additional reference to help you prepare.  I have attached the answer key to the study guide as well. You may also use your Scavenger Hunt.

Harrison Bergeron Powerpoint (1)-1mw8r22

HB STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS-24zkm65

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes  and review vocabulary

Friday:Formative on Harrison Bergeron

Independent Reading Time

HOMEWORK:Finish Common Lit Article and Discussion Questions

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

11/6/17  Reading Logs DUE

11/10/17 FORMATIVE ON HARRISON BERGERON

11/17/17 FORMATIVE ON CRED; JUR, -JUS

11/30/17 Utopia Brochure Project DUE

11/20-11/24 THANKSGIVING BREAK

October 30th-November 3rd

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “-scribe, script= write”

Monday:  We will apply the dystopian characteristics that we have been learning to the text, Harrison Bergeron.  Students will begin reading it and annotating the text during the close reading of it.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart.

Summative Assessment Study Guide113 2Q-257ffde

Text_Structures_in_Informational_Texts-217re98

Tell_Tale_Heart-1aunerh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI0cWecfoak(audio)

Tuesday:  Today’s lesson focus:  close reading and annotating text.  We will continue to work on Harrison Bergeron.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words and finish any classwork not completed.

Wednesday:  We will continue to background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Students will complete several activities related to the text Harrison Bergeron

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart.

Harrison Bergeron vocabulary list:  oppression, calibrated, consternation, cower, hindrance, luminous, vigilance, synchronize, neutralize and wince.

Thursday: Due  to PSAT testing, only 4th and 5th period will meet today.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart short story.

Friday: Summative Assessment

HOMEWORK: NONE

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “-scribe, script=write”

Monday:  Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

We will apply the dystopian characteristics that we have been learning to the text, Harrison Bergeron.  Students will begin reading it and annotating the text during the close reading of it.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart.

Tuesday:  Today’s lesson focus:  close reading and annotating text.  We will continue to work on Harrison Bergeron.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words and finish any classwork not completed.

Wednesday: We will continue to build background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Students will complete several tasks related to the current reading selection.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart.

Selection vocabulary list:  oppression, calibrated, consternation, cower, hindrance, luminous, vigilance, synchronize, neutralize and wince.

Thursday: Due  to PSAT testing, only 4th and 5th period will meet today.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes and begin to review for the summative assessment.  The assessment will cover text features, types of conflict and  Tell-Tale Heart.

Friday: Summative Assessment

Independent Reading Time

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

11/2/17  PSAT Administration

11/3/17 Summative on conflict, text structures and Tell Tale Heart

11/6/17  Vocabulary Quiz (-graph, -scrib, scrip)

11/6/17  Reading Logs DUE

 

October 23rd-October 27th

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “graph=writing”

Monday:  Students will report to the media center to type their book reviews.  If they have any overdue books or need to check out books, they can do that as well.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and finish book review.

Tuesday:  Today’s lesson focus:  close reading and annotating text.  We will finish the selection “Tell-Tale Heart” and Cinderella comparison.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words and finish any classwork not completed.

Wednesday:  We will begin to begin background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Students will complete several pre-reading activities to prepare for the selection.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

HOMEWORK: Students should define vocabulary associated with upcoming text Harrison Bergeron.  Make sure vocabulary for Harrison Beregon is complete.

Selection vocabulary list:  oppression, calibrated, consternation, cower, hindrance, luminous, vigilance, synchronize, neutralize and wince.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will continue to be on close reading and annotating text.  We will continue to work with Harrison Bergeron and complete some text dependent questions.

HOMEWORK: TBD

FridayIndependent Reading Time

We will continue our study of utopian/dystopian societies.  Students will research real life utopias for elements previously discussed.

HOMEWORK: NONE

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “graph=writing”

Monday:  Students will report to the media center to type their book reviews.  If they have any overdue books or need to check out books, they can do that as well.  

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes.  Finalize book reviews. Due tomorrow.

Tuesday:Today’s lesson focus:  close reading and annotating text.  We will finish the selection “Tell-Tale Heart”.  We worked in groups to use the compare-contrast strategy to a beloved text “Cinderella”.  Students read and charted elements of the story.  We will develop paragraphs comparing the traditional text to their version.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.

Wednesday: We will begin to begin background on dystopian societies and their connection to the challenge of utopia.  Students will complete several pre-reading activities to prepare for the selection.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

HOMEWORK: Students should define vocabulary associated with upcoming text Harrison Bergeron.  Make sure vocabulary for Harrison Beregon is complete.

Selection vocabulary list:  oppression, calibrated, consternation, cower, hindrance, luminous, vigilance, synchronize, neutralize and wince.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will continue to be on close reading and annotating text.  We will continue to work with Harrison Bergeron and complete some text dependent questions.

HOMEWORK:  To Be Determined.

Friday:

Independent Reading Time

We will continue our study of utopian/dystopian societies.  Students will research real life utopias for elements previously discussed.

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

10/24/17   Vocabulary Quiz (-port, -mis, mit)

10/24/17 Book Review DUE at the beginning of class.

11/2/17  PSAT Administration

11/3/17 Summative on conflict, text structures and Tell Tale Heart

11/6/17  Vocabulary Quiz (-graph, -scrib, scrip)

11/6/17  Reading Logs DUE

 

Book Review Announcement

Students received the assignment last week.  They should come to school Monday with a draft in hand.  Class will be held in  the media center to allow them to read, type and revise their paper.

Please use the link to see how to properly head your papers using MLA format.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/24/

 

The final copy is due Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

REMINDERS:

Paper should be:

  1. Double-spaced
  2. 12 pt. font, Times New Roman

 

Book Review template-2f07o63

October 16th-October 20th

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “mit, miss= send”

Monday:  We will continue to review text structures that can be found in informational text.  The students will focus today on the “problem/solution” structure.  We will also continue to read “The Tell Tale Heart”. This will be one of our more challenging texts this year, so I am including some of the vocabulary that we will work with during this piece:  acute, conceive, derision, stealthily, vehemently, audacity, crevice, hypocritical, stifled, and vex.

Text Structures Handout:  Text_Structures_in_Informational_Texts-217re98

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday:  Today’s lesson focus:  Text structure, compare and contrast.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.

Wednesday:  We worked in groups to use the compare-contrast strategy to a beloved text “Cinderella”.  Students read and charted elements of the story.  Tomorrow we will developed paragraphs comparing the traditional text to their version.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

HOMEWORK: Work on the 1st paragraph of the Book Review assignment.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will be on the “cause/effect” text structure.  We will finish Cinderella activity.

HOMEWORK: Students should complete the following:

  1. Cause/ Effect practice sheet
  2. Work on 2nd paragraph of Book Review assignment

I am attaching a video for you to watch and review for tomorrow’s text structure quiz.  Please also use the graphic organizer as a part of your review.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVU8xoXRHys

Text_Structures_in_Informational_Texts-217re98

FridayIndependent Reading Time

We will wrap up text structures and do a quick check on the previous text structures reviewed. After the quick check, students will work on the opinion paragraph for their book review.

HOMEWORK: NONE

 

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “mit, miss=send”

Monday: We will continue to review text structures that can be found in informational text.  The students will focus today on the “problem/solution” structure.  We will also continue to read “The Tell Tale Heart”. This will be one of our more challenging texts this year, so I am including some of the vocabulary that we will work with during this piece:  acute, conceive, derision, stealthily, vehemently, audacity, crevice, hypocritical, stifled, and vex.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday:Today we will cover the “compare and contrast” text structure.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.  Work on text structure worksheet:  Identify the Parts and Which Structure Does It Signal?

Wednesday: We worked in groups to use the compare-contrast strategy to a beloved text “Cinderella”.  Students read and charted elements of the story.  Tomorrow we will developed paragraphs comparing the traditional text to their version.

 

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

HOMEWORK: Work on 1st paragraph of book review assignment.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will be on the “cause/effect” text structure.  We will finish Cinderella activity.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Cause/Effect worksheet

2.  Work on 2nd paragraph of book review assignment.

I am attaching a link to a video for you to use as a part of your review tonight.  Also please use the graphic organizer as a part of your review as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVU8xoXRHys

Text_Structures_in_Informational_Texts-217re98

 

Friday: We will wrap up the with text structures and doing a quick check on the previous text structures reviewed.

Independent Reading Time

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

10/16-10/20 CONFERENCE WEEK/EARLY RELEASE ALL WEEK

10/20/17 Quick Check on Text Structures/Features

10/24/17   Vocabulary Quiz (-port, -mis, mit)

10/24/17 Book Review DUE at the beginning of class.

 

October 9th-October 13th

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “port=carry”

Monday:  We will review text features and text structures that can be found in informational text.  The students will focus today on the “description” structure.  We will take our vocabulary formative on “ject” and “sect”.

Text Structures Handout:  Text_Structures_in_Informational_Texts-217re98

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday:  Today we wrapped up text features and started text structures.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.

Wednesday:  We will begin our short story for this week entitled ” The Tell-Tale Heart”.  Students will complete several pre-reading activities as well as looking at the author, Edgar Allan Poe.  This will be one of our more challenging texts this year, so I am including some of the vocabulary that we will work with during this piece:  acute, conceive, derision, stealthily, vehemently, audacity, crevice, hypocritical, stifled, and vex.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

HOMEWORK:  Define superstitions and research one way that people are superstitious.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will be on the “sequence” text structure.

HOMEWORK: Students should complete the following:

  1. Vocab practice, items #1-5
  2. Chronological/Sequence Worksheet Practice A
  3. Wednesday’s homework, if not previously completed.

Friday:

Independent Reading Time

We will wrap up the with by concluding problem-solution and doing a quick check on the previous text structures reviewed.

HOMEWORK: NONE

 

AC Reading (5th)

ELACC8RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELACC8RI5: Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

Latin Root of the Week: “port”: carry

Monday: We will review text features and text structures that can be found in informational text.  The students will focus today on the “description” structure.  We will take our vocabulary formative on “ject” and “sect”.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday:Today we will cover the “description” text structure.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.

Wednesday: We will begin our short story for this week entitled ” The Tell-Tale Heart”.  Students will complete several pre-reading activities as well as looking at the author, Edgar Allan Poe.  This will be one of our more challenging texts this year, so I am including some of the vocabulary that we will work with during this piece:  acute, conceive, derision, stealthily, vehemently, audacity, crevice, hypocritical, stifled, and vex.

HOMEWORK:Define superstitions and research one way that people are superstitious.

Thursday: Today ‘s instructional focus will be on the “problem-solution” text structure.

HOMEWORK:

  • Vocab practice, items #1-5
  • Chronological/Sequence Worksheet Practice A
  • Wednesday’s homework, if not previously completed.

Friday: We will wrap up the with by concluding problem-solution and doing a quick check on the previous text structures reviewed.

Independent Reading Time

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

10/16-10/20 CONFERENCE WEEK/EARLY RELEASE ALL WEEK

10/20/17 Quick Check on Text Structures/Features

10/24/17   Vocabulary Quiz (-port, -mis, mit)

FALL CONFERENCE SIGN UP-HOMEROOM ONLY

Conference Week Information for homeroom parents/guardians ONLY

This information is for my homeroom class ONLY!

Conference week if quickly approaching.  Conference week will be October 16th – 20th.  During this week students will be dismissed at 1:30 P.M.

In middle school conferences are held with the student’s homeroom teacher only.  As parents/guardians you have three options for conferences: face to face, phone conference, or you can opt for no conference at all.  If you choose to have a face to face conference with me this will take place in my classroom, room 702.  If you choose the phone conference option I will call you at a designated time and we will conference just as if we were face to face (Wednesday afternoon is my phone conference day).  If you choose no conference at all then I will send your conference information home with your student on Monday, October 16th.  If you choose the no conference option please send me an email so I am aware.  My email is [email protected]

Please use the attached Sign Up Genius link to sign up for your conference time.  Conference times are specific to the type of conference you are wanting.  For example, my face to face conference times are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons.  On Wednesday afternoon all of the conference times available are for phone conferences only.  If you sign up for a phone conference slot, please do not forget to include the phone number you would like me to call.  Parents/guardians you may come alone to the conference or you can bring your student with you and we can conference together, including your student.  I will leave that decision up to each family as to whether you want your student to attend the conference or not.

I look forward to seeing or speaking with you during conference week!

 

If you wish to sign up for a face to face conference use the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094caba82fa6fa7-fall

October 2nd-October 6th

Reading (3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th)

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELAGSE8RL1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences
drawn from the text

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Latin Root of the Week: “sect”= cut;separate

Monday:  We will discuss the various types of conflict found in literature.  The students will finish reading Raymond’s Run and completing activities that accompany the text.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday:  Guest speaker today for 4th, -7th periods.

HOMEWORK: Define root words : 1. bisect 2. dissect 3. insect 4. intersection 5. section

Make sure last two pages of Raymond’s Run packet is complete.

Wednesday:  Students will apply concept of conflict to the current selection (Raymond’s Run).  They will compete task cards which requires them to identify various examples of conflict. I am attaching a study guide for Raymond’s Run.  Students may use it to prepare for the formative Friday.

Study Guide-raymond-1dpcf29

raymond’s run text-1yeefps

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and work on conflict menu activities.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

Thursday: Today we will pair a non-fiction text with Raymond’s Run.  We will discuss features found in non-fiction as well as compare and contrast the two texts.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for Raymond’s Run test  and review vocabulary words.  Work on conflict menu activity.

Friday: Selection Assessment on Raymond’s Run and complete conflict menu activities (BOTH ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GRADED)

raymond’s run text-1yeefps

HOMEWORK: NONE

Independent Reading Time

AC Reading (5th)

ELAGSE8RL1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences
drawn from the text

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Latin Root of the Week: “sect”= cut; separate

Monday: We will discuss the various types of conflict found in literature.  The students will finish reading Raymond’s Run and completing activities that accompany the text.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday:Continue to cover that concept of conflict.  Students will begin a conflict menu activity.  They will chose one section today to complete.

HOMEWORK:  Work on Menu assignment

Wednesday: Students will apply concept of conflict to the current selection (Raymond’s Run).  They will compete task cards which requires them to identify various examples of conflict. I am attaching a study guide for Raymond’s Run.  Students may use it to prepare for the formative Friday.

Study Guide-raymond-1dpcf29

raymond’s run text-1yeefps

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes and work on  conflict menu activities.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

Thursday: Today we will pair a non-fiction text with Raymond’s Run.  We will discuss features found in non-fiction as well as compare and contrast the two texts.

HOMEWORK:  Read 20 minutes, study vocabulary and work on menu activity.

Friday: Selection Assessment on Raymond’s Run and complete conflict menu activities (BOTH ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE GRADED)

Independent Reading Time

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

10/6/17  Formative on Raymond’s Run;

10/09/17 Vocabulary test on “ject” and “sect”

10/9/17 Conflict Menu Activity DUE

10/11/17 EARLY RELEASE DAY

10/16-10/20 CONFERENCE WEEK/EARLY RELEASE ALL WEEK

 

September 18th-22nd

Reading (3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th)

Standards to be addressed this week:

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Latin Root of the Week: “ject”=throw

Monday: We will continue with literary elements today focusing on plot.  Students will use Pixar clips to identify exposition, rising action, failing action, resolution and climax.  by the end of the activity, students should be able to track the events of a plot.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday: We will begin the selection Raymond’s Run.  Students will also work on activities related to plot and conflict.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for assessment tomorrow.  Please use the attached document to help you prepare for the summative.

I am removing the document due to errors with the links.  Please visit www.study.com. Click on English courses and you can search by topic such as author’s purpose, point of view, elements of literature.

Wednesday:   Students will take the 6 week summative on skills previously covered.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

Thursday:

Continue working with Raymond’s Run.

Today’s topic will have us wrap us conflict, resolution and look at point of view.

HOMEWORK: Read twenty minutes and review vocabulary words.

Friday: Wrap up reading selection  and remediation of Summative Assessment.  I have attached a copy of Raymond’s Run for those students who were absent and haven’t had the opportunity to read it.

raymond’s run text-1yeefps

HOMEWORK: NONE

Have a GREAT FALL BREAK!!

Independent Reading Time

AC Reading (5th)

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Latin Root of the Week: “ject”=throw

Monday: We will continue with literary elements today focusing on plot.  Students will use Pixar clips to identify exposition, rising action, failing action, resolution and climax.  by the end of the activity, students should be able to track the events of a plot.

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.

HOMEWORK: Read for 20 minutes and study root vocabulary words.

Tuesday: We will begin the selection Raymond’s Run.  Students will also work on activities related to plot and conflict.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for assessment tomorrow.

Please visit www.study.com. Click on English courses and you can search by topic such as author’s purpose, point of view, elements of literature.

Wednesday:Students will take the 6 week summative on skills previously covered.

HOMEWORK:  Read for 20 minutes

Independent Reading Time-Students must have a book when they come to class.  

Thursday: 

Continue working with Raymond’s Run. Today’s topic will have us wrap us conflict, resolution and look at point of view.

HOMEWORK:

Friday: Wrap up reading selection  and remediation of Summative Assessment.

Independent Reading Time

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

9/19  Vocabulary Test “spec” and “dict”

9/20 Summative (6 weeks)

9/22  Remediation of Summative if necessay

FALL BREAK 9/25/17-9/29/17