8th grade

Week of May 15th

Monday–  Final Project.  Project must be competed on TUESDAY at beginning of class.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Yellow

Tuesday- Presentations begin; computer, RI (if needed)

Thursday-  Presentations continue; computers

Friday- Presentations continue; computers

 

Click below to see final project calendar:

Reading Final Project-1g08lc9

 

Week of May 1

Monday- Work on final project; computers: blue

hw- none

Tuesday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Wednesday- Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Thursday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Friday- Work on final project; computers:

 

 

Yay- TESTING IS DONE :)

Wed- Introduction to reading final project! Students will be given a RED CALENDAR with important information for due dates.

Pick 1: See rubric/instructions for the project of your choosing!

Illustrated Character Analysis

Book Trailer

Lego Story

Thursday- Book nook. Computers- yellow

Friday- work session 1 (computers:green)

 

Week of April 17th- no homework all week

Monday- Milestone review Game challenge continues! Cliffhanger 🙂

Tuesday- Milestone review Last Game challenge- TRASHKETBALL; WINNERS ANNOUNCED 🙂

WEDNESDAY- MILeSTONES TESTING (3rd, 1, 5, 7 blocks only)

Thursday- Milestones Testing (3rd, 2, 4, 6 blocks only)

Friday- Milestone testing- Social and Science 8th grade only

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday– study guide/nook book/ or computers

hw- study guide

Tuesday– reviewed readings for Workshop test tomorrow!

hw- re-read and complete study guide

Wed- Workshop test

hw- none

Thursday– finish test (if needed); Milestone review games- begin to form groups and hear instructions for game challenges! 🙂

hw- none

Friday– GAME Challenge Begins!- vocabulary

hw- none

MILESTONE TESTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY! Get plenty of rest

 

  • Week of March 27- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!Monday- homework check; fluency graph updatedWhole group page 246 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p. 247)hw- vocabulary test 3/31; page 248 due Wednesday
  • Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 247 )hw- vocabulary test  3/31Wednesday-Wg p. 247 and 248/vocabulary review -taboo game!:)Thursday- “C day”/vocabulary review/computers/book nookhw- vocabulary test tomorrowFriday– vocabulary test – book nook/ computer rotations when finished
  • Great job on the Reading Inventory (RI)!  Students showed growth from August.  Keep it up! 🙂

Week of March 20- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- homework check; fluency chart updated; Riddle Me This

Whole group page 242 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.243

hw- page due Wednesday 244

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p.244 )

hw- page 244 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p244. /Rotation 1 (sg. p.245 )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p.245 )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook (reading log/graphic organizer)/ computer rotations

 

Week of March 13- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

Week of March 6

Monday– Introduction to Workshop “Streets of Harlem p. 232

Strategy: Making Inferences

Whole group p. 234; SG 235

hw- p. 236 due Wed.

Tuesday- Rotations 2/3 (Sg. p. 235)

hw- Book Fair tomorrow, p. 236!

Wednesday- Wg p. 236, (Sg. p. 237)

hw- none

Thursday- Rotations 2/3; (Sg. p. 237)

hw- p. 240 due Monday

Friday- C day

hw- p. 24o due Monday

 

 

Tuesday- review of workshop rotations: JEOPArDY game!

Wed-inferences activity

 

Thursday-

 

THURSDAY- vocabulary for workshop- click below for powerpoint of 10 words

workshop-9-vocab-ppt-13dedjc workshop-9-vocab-ppt-13deegw

Friday- “C’Day

hw- pg. 234 due MONDAY!

 

 

Week of February 13-

Monday- Review for LWW test tomorrow

hw- summative test tomorrow: figurative language, characterization, context clues, comprehension, cause/effect

Tuesday- Summative Assessment on novel!

hw- none!

Wednesday- extended time for test (if needed); compter rotations

hw- none

Thursday-“C” day; computer rotation; finish plot diagram

hw- none

Friday- Breakout!  The White Witch in media center

hw- enjoy your break!  🙂

 

Week of February 6th-

Sadly our novel study is coming to an end this week!  Check out Mrs. Bakers library display of more books!

 

 

Monday– Read/Annotate chapter 14

hw- vocabulary/expressions ch 15 due tomorrow

Tuesday– Read/Annotate Chapter 15; main idea/details worksheet

hw- test on novel next week

Wednesday- Read/Annotate Chapter 16

hw- test on novel next week

Thursday– Finish book!

hw- test on novel next week

Friday-

***Review for test- characterization, figurative language (definitions and examples) comprehension, plot elements

 

Week of January 30-

Monday– What  do I know? (context clues)

hw- Chapter 12 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

grade will be taken for ch. 11-12 on Tuesday vocabulary/expressions

TUESDAY– Read/annotate Ch. 11

hw- none

WEDNESDAY- Read/annotate Ch.12

hw- Chapter 13 vocab/expressions

THURSDAY- Read/annotate Ch. 13

FRIDAY- “C” day; (Vocabulary/expressions Chapter 14; cause/effect worksheet)

hw- finish any classwork from above!

 

Week of January 23-

Monday– Read/Annotate Chapter 9 (characterization, setting, and figurative language)

hw- Chapter 10 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 6 is Wednesday !- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

TUESDAY– Read/Annotate Chapter 10 (Who is Father Christmas and what gifts did he give?)

hw- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

Wednesday-  Vocabulary Assessment ; Symbolism from Chapter 10 (Father Christmas)

 Vocabulary/expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday!

Thursday/Friday: “C” day computer rotations, symbolism worksheet with Father Christmas, Characterization graphic organizers (3)

hw- Vocabulary/Expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

Week of Jan. 16

Monday- MLK

Tuesday– Read Chapter 7 and annotate characterization and figurative language

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Wednesday– Read Chpater 8/annotate;  making inferences worksheet

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Thursday/Friday- “C” day (computer rotation and assignment of characterization with The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, making inferences); chapters 7,8,9 vocabulary practice (Activity A)

hw- any work not completed by Friday is homework for the weekend.

 

Week of Jan 11

Monday/Tuesday- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- review of Chapter 5.  (questions for listening) Vocabulary Ch. 6 Snow globe due tomorrow

Thursday/Friday-Read Ch. 6 and annotate characterization of siblings.

hw- Vocabulary wardrobe  for ch. 7-8 due on TUESDAY!

 

new-year

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy sleeping in (and even staying up late!) Two days this week- we can do it!

Week of January 5       snowglobe-2

Thursday and Friday– How do I identify figurative language?  Create a snowglobe with  definitions, sentence, and picture.  The snowglobes will be due at end of class on Friday, including cutting and gluing!

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_redo***BOOK NOOK UPDATE 12/9- GREAT job meeting your due date on the reading nook book graphic organizer and test.

 IF YOU SCORED BELOW 70% (see synergy), you may read another book at home and take  a new test to REPLACE your GRADE.  THE TEST NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BY DEC. 21st!  (before winter break)- don’t wait, and check out a book and get reading!

 

ERROR- Thanks to many students discovering incorrect scores, there was an error in the rskills reporting.  The score is now updated in SYNERGY with RSKILLS test #2.  Thank you!

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Week of 12/12

Quizlet- click here- TEST NEXT TUESDAY!

https://quizlet.com/62018863/the-lion-witch-and-wardrobe-ch1-4-flash-cards/

Monday- Read Chapter 3 and annotate; comp. ticket ch. 3;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 4 (underline word and sentence in your book)

Tuesday- Finish Ch. 3 annotation and comp. ticket; crossword puzzle; Read/annotate Ch. 4;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 5 (underline word and sentence in your book);

vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Wednesday- finish crossword puzzle;complete cause/effect chart finish Ch. 4 with annotation

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Thursday/Friday- introduction of figurative language and “C day”

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

DUE BY FRIDAY- 

20 questions from chapter 1-4

Cause/effect chart

Crossword puzzle

 

 

Block 1,7- Read 180

Students are working on the completion of SEGMENT 3 thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

 

C.S. Lewis biography- click here to find out more on the author!

http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969

 

Week of 12/5:

Monday- Continue locating/highlighting vocabulary and key phrases used in context of the story.

Begin Ch. 1 “purposeful “annotation. (if absent see Ms. Poteat for annotation during homeroom)- setting, characters, vocabulary meaning;

hw- Book nook due Fri.

Tuesday- finish Ch. 1 and “purposeful” annotation; Comp time ticket for Ch. 1; Begin Setting questions worksheet on Old Professor’s house, find chapter 2 vocabulary and terms

hw- book nook due Friday

Wednesday– Find vocab and terms for Ch. 2; Read Chapter 2; Complete Venn Diagram of Mr. Tumnus

hw- book nook due Friday!

Thursday and FRIDAY– finish Ch 1 and Ch. 2 activities begun and turn in; “C” day (computers; reading nook) MAKE SURE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, QUICK WRITES, and READING COUNTS QUIZ are completed and turned in by end of class on FRIDAY! No exceptions

 

Week of Nov. 28th

Monday-Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) assessment to determine growth from August.  We are so proud of you all for making growth! 🙂

hw- Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday– Students will take the” R skills” on the computer – end of the workshop show what you learned last 2 months in class!  The formatting is similiar to the end of the year Milestones testing.

hw-Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday– Begin novel study!  Begin bringing colored pens or flare pens to class tomorrow.  Introduction to author, setting, predictions, characters!

hw- bring book daily!

Thursday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

Friday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

hw- bring novel to class with colored pens for annotating!

 

Change of Pace!– See letter students brought home!

Dear Read 180 parents,

Since we have just completed two (2) workshops in the Read 180 program, we are planning for a high-interest novel study to begin on December 1st.  The novel classic we will be studying is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  Reading this book will love movie film christmas snowallow us to cover the reading standards while also focusing on some of the essential reading skills we have been emphasizing during our instructional workshops (cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing, annotation, vocabulary development, fluency, etc).   It is recommended that each student purchase and bring a personal copy of the book in order to get the most out of this study.  The book should be purchased and brought to class on December 1, 2016, when we will begin our study.   A personal copy will be helpful because we will be annotating (marking the text) with colored pens which takes a closer look at setting, vocabulary, characterization (direct vs. indirect) and figurative language.  If your student does not have a personal book, we will have a copy of the novel available in class; however, students will be required to annotate on paper rather than on the inside of the book.

During the novel study, we will be reading the novel and completing instructional activities during class times Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Thursdays and Fridays, students will be continuing working in the READ 180 software computer rotation. Once we have finished the book, if you would like to donate your child’s copy of the book to the class, we will GLADLY accept these books to add to our library.

As always, students will be responsible for any make up work with the computer software or the novel study when absent from class.

If you have any questions, please email us. We are so excited to begin reading the novel!

Thank you,

Patti Slade and Sarah Poteat

 

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Block 1, 7  READ 180

BE SURE TO CHECK NOVEMBER CALENDAR TAB FOR DUE DATES. We are approaching the end of the workshop so will not have weekly homework as we did in October. The workshop vocabulary assessment and workshop assessment is upcoming.  Please review the readings in your packet!  (Be sure to review your answers on your comp. time tickets too!)  Goal setting for computer rotation segments and independent reading nook book assignments need your attention.  Students need to have 2 segments completed thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN early to work on your computer segments this week before school or during homeroom.

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

 

Monday-Whole group and Rotation 1- 21st century skills p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by !2/9

Tuesday- rotations 2&3(sg. 21st century skills) p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/9

Thursday-computer rotations and book nook

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/9

Friday- computer rotations and book nook

hw- enjoy your break!

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st

Monday- Reading the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabualry and use context clues

hw- study vocab.

Tuesday- Continue the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabulary and use context clues; begin to determine meaning of each stanza and complete study guide questionss.

 hw- study vocab.

Wednesday- 

Continue the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabulary and use context clues; continue to determine meaning of each stanza and complete study guide questions.

Thursday- Finish poem to determine tone/mood

Friday– Finish tone and mood (assessment)

hw- study vocabulary; review readings of workshop

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

Week of Oct. 24

MONDAY– Whole Group: Hard Times p. 212; R1 (Sg: p. 213)

hw- p. 214 due Wed.

TUESDAy– R2/R3 (SG p. 213)

hw- p. 214

WEDNESDAY– Whole Group p. 214 ; R1 (Sg. p. 215)

hw- NONE

THURSDAY– R2/R3- (sg p. 215)

 

FRIDAY–  “C” day re-teach; EDGAR ALLEN POE video

 

Monday– Intro to new Workshop Strategy: Compare/Contrast; Note taking on strategy

hw- Read p.. 206 (all written parts)

Tuesday– Computer rotations; Reading Nook

hw- Read p. 206 (all written parts)

Wednesday– WG lesson: p. ; R1 (SGp.207 )

hw- none

Thursday: R2/R3 (Sg p207. )

hw:pg. 208 (ALL written parts)

Friday: Reading Nook/Computers/Goal Setting/re-teach

hw- p. 208 ( all written parts)