Standards for this week:  

ELAGSE8RI7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
ELAGSE8RI8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
ELAGSE8RI5: 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.
ELAGSE8SL2: Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.
ELAGSE8RI1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE8RI3: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
ELAGSE8RI8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Assessments: 

While there are no assessments this week, there will be graded assignments on Tuesday and Wednesday as students respond to questions about their reading passages.

Resources: 

The online textbook will be helpful for those who are absent or need extra time to finish this week.  The link is above under the “Resources/Online Textbook” tab.

Week of February 5th

Standards we will cover 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.
ELAGSE8RI2: 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.
ELAGSE8W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELAGSE8RI7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
ELAGSE8L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
ELAGSE8L3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Assessments this week:

All classes:  Comma quiz on Friday, 2/9

3rd and 7th periods only:  Night chapter 4 quiz on Friday, 2/9

Resources:

Punctuation Rules-v1g9n4

You might also need the online textbook.  The link is in the tab at the top of the page.

Week of January 29-February 2

Standards for the 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.
ELAGSE8RI2: 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.
ELAGSE8RL5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
ELAGSE8W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELAGSE8RI7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
ELAGSE8L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Assessments this week:

All classes:  Brief constructed response on excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank.

3rd and 7th periods: Quiz over chapter 3 of Night.

Resources:

You can access the online textbook for reinforcement.  Use the link in the tab at the top of the page.

 

Week of January 22-26

Standards for 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.
ELAGSE8RI2: 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.
ELAGSE8RL5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
ELAGSE8W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELAGSE8RI7: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Assessments this week:

Capitalization quiz on Tuesday, January 23rd.

Resources:

Capitalization Rules Notes-1ovfyi7

 

Capitalization Quiz Practice

(This is the same quiz posted earlier but you need to be logged in to take this one).

3rd and 7th periods only:

You should have your Night novel.  We will begin reading this week.

 

Week of January 15-19

3rd and 7th periods:  Make sure you  have secured a copy of Night by Elie Wiesel by Monday, January 22nd.

Standards for the week (all classes):

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.
ELAGSE8RI2: 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.
ELAGSE8RL5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
ELAGSE8W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
ELAGSE8SL1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Upcoming Assessments (all classes):

Capitalization Assessment coming up next week on January 23rd.  Study your notes from class and see below for more.

Resources:

Capitalization Rules Notes-1ovfyi7

Week of January 8th – 12th

3rd and 7th periods:  You need to secure a copy of Night by Elie Wiesel by Monday, January 22nd.

Standards we are covering this week:

ELAGSE8L4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
ELAGSE8L6: Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
ELAGSE8L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
ELAGSE8RL5: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
ELAGSE8RI1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE8RI2: 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.

Upcoming assessments:

Vocabulary formative assessment – Friday, January 12th.  — You should have your words with the definitions.  Make flash cards and go back over the exercises.

Capitalization formative assessment — Tuesday, January 23rd.  Study the rules you write down each day.

Resources: 

Capitalization Rules Notes-1ovfyi7

 

Week of December 18

Standards for this week:

ELAGSE8RI1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
ELAGSE8W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
ELAGSE8W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

ELAGSE8L2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when
writing.

Assessments for this week: 

Argumentative essay was due today.  This is the last summative assessment for the quarter.

 

We will be reviewing vocabulary, grammar and usage for the remainder of the week.