May 21st-May 23rd

Standards to be addressed:

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.

ELACC8RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

 

Monday: All periods except 6th worked on reviewing for the final exam.

HOMEWORK: Review for final if you are in 4th or 7th

Tuesday: Final Exam for 4th and 7th.

HOMEWORK: Review for final if you are in 3rd or 5th

WednesdayFinal Exam for 3rd and 5th.

HOMEWORK:  NONE!  Best Wishes in High School Next Year!

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

The schedule will be as follows the week of May 21st:

Monday: 6th

Tuesday: 4th and 7th

Wednesday: 3rd and 5th

Concepts covered:

  1. Text Structures
  2. Making Inferences
  3. Drawing Conclusions
  4. Point of View
  5. Character, Setting, and Plot
  6. Theme
  7. Flashback and Foreshadowing
  8. Figurative Language (idiom, personification, hyperbole, similes and metaphors)
  9. Mood and Tone
  10. Vocabulary (Prefixes, Suffixes, Synonyms and Antonyms)
  11. Author’s Purpose
  12. Summarizing

Over the next couple of days, I will post links to resources and videos that you can use to review.

Video Links:

Text Structures:  https://youtu.be/7kWGQ-_ipBY

Making Inferences:  https://youtu.be/JNvgHZgytPI

Drawing Conclusions: https://youtu.be/C3Jal27uDIY

https://youtu.be/4T02rAK5FWM

Point of View:  https://youtu.be/SKi56cPUSFk

Character,  Setting and Plot: https://youtu.be/Uy5LU_3gUs4

Theme:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4qME64SkxM

Flashback and Foreshadowing: https://youtu.be/Tooj33VgjaA

Figurative Language:

Mood and Tone: https://youtu.be/YcCrsVK5dWs

 

Author’s Purpose: https: https://youtu.be/R61h_DdLtdk

 

You may also look at the following stories on CommonLit.Org to review as well.  Most of them we have read, go  back through and answer the questions.

Mood and Tone:  Monkey’s Paw

Theme/Figurative Language:  All Summer in a Day; Treasure of Lemon Brown

POV: Raymond’s Run

 

May 14th-May 18th

Standards to be addressed:

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.

ELACC8RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Vocabulary Focus:  Prefixes and Suffixes

Monday: 8TH  GRADE FIELD DAY

NOVEL:  Nothing But The Truth – Avi (1) PDF-17cb7ws

HOMEWORK:

Tuesday: Today we will wrap up  the novel and begin to answer all discussion questions .  Students will also work on the skill of summarizing.

HOMEWORK: Complete study guide for novel, Nothing But The Truth

Study Guide for Nothing But The Truth-2m4qisj

Wednesday: WALK TO HILLGROVE

HOMEWORK:  PREPARE FOR FINAL ON NOVEL

NOVEL:  Nothing But The Truth – Avi (1) PDF-17cb7ws

Study Guide:  Study Guide for Nothing But The Truth-2m4qisj

Thursday:  NOVEL SUMMATIVE

HOMEWORK: NONE

Friday:  Review for Reading Final

HOMEWORK: NONE

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: 8TH GRADE FIELD DAY

HOMEWORK:

Tuesday: Today we will wrap up the novel and finish answering discussion questions.  Students will also work on the skill of summarizing.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for final on novel by  completing the study guide

Study Guide for Nothing But The Truth-2m4qisj

Wednesday: 8TH GRADE WALK TO HILLGROVE

HOMEWORK:PREPARE FOR FINAL ON NOVEL

Thursday:  NOVEL SUMMATIVE

HOMEWORK: NONE

Friday:

HOMEWORK:

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

5/14/18  Field Day

5/17/18  Summative on Nothing But the Truth

5/18/18  8TH GRADE DANCE

5/21/18  Reading Final Exam (summative)

May 7th-May 11th

Standards to be addressed:

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.

ELACC8RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Latin or Greek Root:  Review all of them. SUMMATIVE WEDNESDAY 5/9/18

Monday: Today we will continue to read the novel and work on the discussion questions.  Students will take a vocabulary formative on terr, terra, geo and naus, naut and nav.  Skills to be focused on this week: summarizing, drawing conclusions , distinguishing fact and opinion, and inferencing.

NOVEL:  Nothing But The Truth – Avi (1) PDF-17cb7ws

HOMEWORK: Complete discussion questions chapters 5-8, if you have not done so and make sure that you read up to page 75.

Tuesday: Today we will continue to work with the novel and begin to answer discussion questions for chapters 9-12.  Students will also work on the skill of summarizing.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary roots to prepare for summative exam tomorrow.

Wednesday: We will continue reading the novel.  Students will answer discussion questions.  Today they will take the Greek and Latin Root Summative.

HOMEWORK:  Read  up to page 95.  Continue to work on discussion questions.

NOVEL:  Nothing But The Truth – Avi (1) PDF-17cb7ws

 

Thursday:  SAVANNAH/DISNEY TRIP.  If your student is going to miss school, please use the pdf file on blog to continue the reading and keep up with the class.

HOMEWORK: Read  up to page 115.  Continue to work on discussion questions.

Friday: SAVANNAH/DISNEY TRIP

HOMEWORK: Read up to page 130.

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: Today we will continue to read the novel and work on the discussion questions.  Students will take a vocabulary formative on terr, terra, geo and naus, naut and nav.  Skills to be focused on this week: summarizing, drawing conclusions , distinguishing fact and opinion, and inferencing.

Students took notes on different types of analogies.

HOMEWORK: Complete discussion questions chapters 5-8, if you have not done so and read up to page 75.

Tuesday: Today we will continue to work with the novel and begin to answer discussion questions for chapters 9-12.

HOMEWORK: Study for vocabulary summative.

Wednesday: We will continue reading the novel.  Students will answer discussion questions.  Today they will take the Greek and Latin Root Summative.

HOMEWORK:

Thursday:  SAVANNAH/DISNEY TRIP.  If your student is going to miss school, please use the pdf file on blog to continue the reading and keep up with the class.

HOMEWORK: Read  up to page 115.

Friday:  SAVANNAH/DISNEY TRIP.  If your student is going to miss school, please use the pdf file on blog to continue the reading and keep up with the class.

HOMEWORK: continue reading up to page 130.

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

5/7/18   Vocab root formative (terr, terra, geo and naut, naus)

5/9/18  Vocabulary summative (all root words)

5/14/18  Field Day

5/15/18  Summative on Nothing But the Truth

5/17/18  Reading Final Exam (summative)

April 30th-May 4th

Standards to be addressed:

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.

ELACC8RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Latin Root of the week: naut, naus, nav= relating to the sea, ships or travelers.

Monday: Today we will build background on our new novel,  Nothing But the Truth.  Students will spend time completing an anticipation guide and learning about of rights as citizens.  We will also begin vocabulary for the novel as well. If time permits, students will begin reading.

HOMEWORK: Complete anticipation guide and define vocabulary words:  steadfast, entice, passive, insolence, gratifying, infraction, singularly, compelled, arbitrary, nuisance, balmy, provocative, indicative, animosity and misconstrue.

Tuesday: Today we will continue to work with the novel and begin to answer discussion questions for chapters 1-4.  We will also continue to look  at the concept of tone.

HOMEWORK: FINISH DEFINING ALL VOCABULARY WORDS FOR THE NOVEL.  If you didn’t complete the before reading questions in class today, make sure those are finished as well.

Wednesday: We will continue reading the novel.  Students will answer discussion questions for chapters 1-4

HOMEWORK:  1. Students should finish reading pages 11-25, if they didn’t in class.  I am attaching a pdf of the novel.

NOVEL:  Nothing But The Truth – Avi (1) PDF-17cb7ws

2.Work on discussionn questions for chapters 1-4.

Thursday:  Today students  spent time correcting  their vocabulary practice.  It was a  way to review context clues, word roots  and test  taking strategies. Students that got finished before the end of the period, read and worked on novel discussion questions.

HOMEWORK:1. Students should finish reading pages 11-25, if they didn’t in class.  I am attaching a pdf of the novel.

Friday: Today we took a skills check on chapters 1-4 of Nothing  But The Truth.  Students continued to read aloud from the novel.

HOMEWORK: Review  vocabulary words  for the formative on Monday.

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: Today we will build background on our new novel,  Nothing But the Truth.  Students will spend time completing an anticipation guide and learning about of rights as citizens.  We will also begin vocabulary for the novel as well. If time permits, students will begin reading.

HOMEWORK: Complete anticipation guide and define vocabulary words:  steadfast, entice, passive, insolence, gratifying, infraction, singularly, compelled, arbitrary, nuisance, balmy, provocative, indicative, animosity and misconstrue.

Tuesday: Today we will continue to work with the novel and begin to answer discussion questions for chapters 1-4.  We will also continue to look  at the concept of tone.

HOMEWORK: FINISH DEFINING ALL VOCABULARY WORDS FOR THE NOVEL.  If you didn’t complete the before reading questions in class today, make sure those are finished as well.

Wednesday:We will read the novel .  Students will answer discussion questions for chapters 1-5.

HOMEWORK: Work on discussion questions and watch video on analogies.

Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dLr4L66Gx0

Thursday: Today students  spent time correcting  their vocabulary practice.  It was a  way to review context clues, word roots  and test  taking strategies. Students that got finished before the end of the period, read and worked on novel discussion questions.

HOMEWORK:1. Students should finish reading pages 11-25, if they didn’t in class.  I am attaching a pdf of the novel.  Watch video  on analogies from yesterday.

Friday: Today we took a skills check on chapters 1-4 of Nothing  But The Truth.  Students continued to read aloud from the novel.

HOMEWORK: Review  vocabulary words  for the formative on Monday.

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

5/7/18   Vocab root formative (terr, terra, geo and naut, naus)

5/9/18  Vocabulary summative (all root words)

5/14/18  Field Day

5/15/18  Summative on Nothing But the Truth

5/17/18  Reading Final Exam (summative)

April 23rd-April 27th

ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: terra, terr, geo= land, earth

Monday: Concept covered today:  mood and tone, looking specifically at  connotation and  denotation.  Students took their vocabulary formative and completed the irony/satire formative.

HOMEWORK: Work on Red Chief packet.  It will be collected Thursday.  As well  as the page from the literature book.  I  have attached a copy of the questions  here.  We will have a formative on Red Chief Friday.

red chief-1ar7u6r

A copy of the selection:  The Ransom of Red Chief-zqpbrl

Tuesday: Today  we will continue to work on mood and tone. Students will also have a vocabulary practice which will look at using context clues. This will be done in preparation for the Reading Inventory Wednesday.

HOMEWORK: Work on Red Chief packet if it isn’t complete. Make sure that you have a book for silent reading tomorrow.

Wednesday: Reading Inventory.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Red Chief packet as well as the page from the literature book. Both will be collected tomorrow at the beginning of class.  Come prepared to submit. I am attaching a study guide that you can begin to complete to prepare for the upcoming formative on Red Chief, a copy of the story and the literature book page.

Story: The Ransom of Red Chief-zqpbrl

Literature page: red chief-1ar7u6r

Study Guide:Study Guide for Ransom of Red Chief-t1ascb

Thursday: Today we will wrap up activities related to Mood and Tone.  Today the packet was evaluated for completion.  If yours was NOT complete, I would strongly suggest that you work through it tonight to prepare for the formative tomorrow.

As I looked at question #4, Who is in charge of the situation at the cave?  Explain?  Many students answered Bill or Sam and that is not correct.  I would revisit the story and answer the question in terms of who is calling the shots.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for formative on The Ransom of Red Chief.  All classes except 4th will complete the Tone & Mood Worksheet. Watch videos on connotation and denotation; mood and tone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4XsgQCX7Hg&t=95s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQq7XZ_Im34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWVtX4PDiUw

 

Friday:

HOMEWORK:

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: Concept covered today:  mood and tone, looking specifically at  connotation and  denotation.  Students took their vocabulary formative and completed the irony/satire formative.

HOMEWORK: Work on Red Chief packet.  It will be collected Thursday.  As well  as the page from the literature book.  I  have attached a copy of the questions  here.  We will have a formative on Red Chief Friday.

Tuesday Today  we will continue to work on mood and tone. Students will also have a vocabulary practice which will look at using context clues. This will be done in preparation for the Reading Inventory Wednesday.

HOMEWORK: Work on Red Chief packet if it isn’t complete. Make sure that you have a book for silent reading tomorrow.

Wednesday: Reading Inventory

HOMEWORK: Complete the Red Chief packet as well as the page from the literature book. Both will be collected tomorrow at the beginning of class.  Come prepared to submit. I am attaching a study guide that you can begin to complete to prepare for the upcoming formative on Red Chief, a copy of the story and the literature book page.

Story:  The Ransom of Red Chief-zqpbrl

Literature book page:  red chief-1ar7u6r

Study guide: Study Guide for Ransom of Red Chief-t1ascb

Thursday: Today we will wrap up activities related to Mood and Tone.

Today the packet was evaluated for completion.  If yours was NOT complete, I would strongly suggest that you work through it tonight to prepare for the formative tomorrow.

As I looked at question #4, Who is in charge of the situation at the cave?  Explain?  Many students answered Bill or Sam and that is not correct.  I would revisit the story and answer the question in terms of who is calling the shots.

HOMEWORK: Prepare for formative on The Ransom of Red Chief. Complete Tone and Mood Packet.

Ransom of Red Chief audio:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQQmOiizK5g

Friday:

HOMEWORK:

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

4/25/18  Reading Inventory TESTING (RI)

4/27/18  Formative on the Ransom of Red Chief

5/7/18   Vocab root formative (terr, terra, geo and naut, naus)

5/9/18  Vocabulary summative (all root words)

5/17/18  Reading Final Exam (summative)

April 16th- April 20th

ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: strain, strict, string=bind, tie or draw tight

Monday: Periods 3rd, 6th and 7th met today.  We read an article on Juvenile offenders and answered four questions  6th and 7th previewed vocabulary for an upcoming selection, Ransom of Red Chief.

****IF YOU ARE IN 4TH AND 5TH, PLEASE COME BY MY CLASS TOMORROW MORNING AND PICK UP YOUR ROUGH DRAFTS.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  Final draft  is due April 20, 2018.

Tuesday: Today  we will only see 3rd, 4th and 5th periods.  We will continue with satire and irony. Students should complete the Irony packet (all classes).  6th and 7th  periods, you are responsible for getting the vocabulary root definitions  for the first five words:  astringent, boa constrictor, constrict, district and restrain.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  Final draft  is due April 20, 2018.

Wednesday: We finished reviewing satire and the four techniques associated with it. Please see attached powerpoint.  After we finished reviewing, it time permitted, we watched clips of Shrek to identify  those techniques.

satire (1)-vjhjt1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh8l9jtv_rg&list=PLLR3lgvbRR23qcK0AvVyt0uf19NEzdTuG&index=4

HOMEWORK: Review for Monster summative retake(if you plan on retaking it) and work on book project.

Thursday: Today we read The Ransom of Red Chief and used it to identify ironic elements and predicted outcomes.

HOMEWORK: FINAL BOOK PROJECTS ARE DUE TOMORROW. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ROUGH DRAFT INSIDE YOUR FOLDER AND MAKE SURE YOUR NAME CAN BE FOUND ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR FOLDER.

Friday:  Today students turned in their book review projects and took a formative on Irony  and Satire.  If you were absent Friday, you need to submit your work during homeroom Monday.

HOMEWORK:  Review vocab for vocab root formative Monday.  The words that you should study are “phon, phone and phono & strain, strict, and string”.

 

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: Class didn’t meet today.  Please come by  and pick up your rough drafts tomorrow.  Work on irony  packet.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  Final draft is due April 20, 2018.

TuesdayTesting concludes today. We will continue to examine satire  (4 techniques)and irony.  We will begin looking at a selection, The Ransom of Red Chief which utilizes various aspects of humor.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  Final draft is due April 20, 2018.

Wednesday: We  will look at satire and parody using clips from various movies and TV shows.  Students took notes on the 4 types of satire.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project; final is due April 20, 2018.

Thursday: Today we read The Ransom of Red Chief and used it to identify ironic elements and predicted outcomes.

The Ransom of Red Chief-zqpbrl

HOMEWORK: Work on book project; final is due April 20, 2018.

Friday: Today students turned in their book review projects and took a formative on Irony  and Satire.  If you were absent Friday, you need to submit your work during homeroom Monday.

HOMEWORK: Review vocab for vocab root formative Monday.  The words that you should study are “phon, phone and phono & strain, strict, and string”.

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

4/20/18 Book Review Summative Final Due

4/23/18 “phon, phone, phono” and “strain and strict” vocab root formative

4/25/18  Reading Inventory TESTING (RI)

5/9/18  Vocabulary summative (all root words)

5/17/18  Reading Final Exam (summative)

Remediation for Monster Summative

Students will complete test corrections next Thursday.  4/19/18.

Please use your comprehension questions to review before you make corrections.

I will available for tutoring next week. Please arrive to the theatre no later than 8:15.

April 9th-April 13th

WELCOME BACK!

ELACC8RL4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: phon, phone,phono: sound, voice

Monday: We will  begin to examine satire and irony to support the reading and writing being done in ELA with the Springboard.  As a class, we used clips to review situational, dramatic and verbal irony.  We discussed “sarcasm” as a form of verbal irony.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  First draft is due Friday(graded) and final is due April 20, 2018.

Tuesday: Testing begins today. I will see all classes except 6th and 7th. We will continue to examine satire, irony and parody.  Students started a practice sheet where they were required to identify different types of irony.

Vocabulary root words:  cacophony, dysphonia, euphonic, gramophone and homophone.

HOMEWORK: define your vocabulary root words AND you need to continue to work on your draft of your book project. The first draft is due Friday.

Wednesday:  We will wrap up satire, irony and parody.

HOMEWORK: TBD however you need to continue to work on your draft of your book project. The first draft is due Friday.

Thursday:  3rd period continued to look at satire, parody and irony.  We watched a clip from Hoodwinked.  4th period took notes on satire and parody and watched clips which covered both concepts.

6th and 7th: Make sure you get the vocabulary roots words for the root “phon, phone and phono.

HOMEWORK: TBD however you need to continue to work on your draft of your book project. The first draft is due Friday.

Friday: We will view Murder on a Sunday morning so that we can prepare for the writing assessment which will compare the documentary to the novel.  Students will also review the Irony practice sheet.  Formative next week.

HOMEWORK:  None.

 

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: We will  begin to examine satire and irony to support the reading and writing being done in ELA with the Springboard.  Today we will continue viewing the documentary, “A Murder on Sunday Morning”.  Students completed parts of a graphic organizer.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  First draft is due Friday(graded) and final is due April 20, 2018.

TuesdayTesting begins today. I will see all classes except 6th and 7th. We will continue to examine satire and irony looking at an excerpt from The Adventures of  Huckleberry Finn.

HOMEWORK:

Wednesday: We look at satire and parody using clips from various movies and TV shows.  Students took notes.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  First draft is due Friday(graded) and final is due April 20, 2018.

Thursday: Murder on a Sunday morning and completed graphic organizer.

HOMEWORK: Work on book project.  First draft is due Friday(graded) and final is due April 20, 2018.

Friday: We will view Murder on a Sunday morning so that we can prepare for the writing assessment which will compare the documentary to the novel.  Students will also review the Irony practice sheet.  Formative next week.

HOMEWORK: NONE

UPCOMING DATES (ALL ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE; CHECK DAILY)

4/10/18 “therm” and “socio” vocab root formative

4/13/18 Book Review Summative  Draft Due (on independent reading book)

4/20/18 Book Review Summative Final Due

4/23/18 “phon, phone, phono” and “strain and strict” vocab root formative