January 13

Class Agenda for January 14-18

8th Grade English

Monday, January 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Reflect on your performance in this class last nine weeks.  What will be your goals in this class this nine weeks? What is one powerful word that could help you stay motivated to reach your goals?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebooks.
  • Work on Word Study List #3–due tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 15

  • Complete a questionnaire over sentence types.
  • Work in groups to complete a sentence types activity.

Wednesday, January 16

  • Work on Mentor Sentences 2019-1 Step Three–due Friday.
  • Paste grammar notes into English notebook (subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns).

Thursday, January 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thinking Thursday”–Think about what you want your life to look like in ten years.  Write about it.
  • Begin working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards.

Friday, December 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards
  • Complete independent practice on sentence types.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, January 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Reflect on your performance in this class last nine weeks.  What will be your goals in this class this nine weeks? What is one powerful word that could help you stay motivated to reach your goals?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebooks.
  • Work on Word Study List #3–due tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 15

  • Work on Daily Language Study 2019-1 Day Three
  • Work in groups to complete a sentence types activity.

Wednesday, January 16

  • Complete a questionnaire over sentence types.
  • Paste grammar notes into English notebook (subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns).

Thursday, January 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thinking Thursday”–Think about what you want your life to look like in ten years.  Write about it.
  • Begin working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards.

Friday, December 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards
  • Complete independent practice on sentence types.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on projects and speeches

Tuesday–work on projects and speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on projects and speeches

Friday–work on projects and speeches

7th/8th Technology

Monday–work on project

Tuesday–work on project

Wednesday–work on project

Thursday–typing club

Friday–typing club

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January 11

Lessons This Week–January 7-11

8th Grade English

Monday, January 7

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Happy New Year”–What was your favorite thing about Christmas break?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Begin working on our Career Cruising module.

Tuesday, January 8

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two Ticket Tuesday”–If you could pick any event to go to, what would it be and why? And who would be the one other person you would want to go with you and why?
    2. Finish Career Cruising modules.
    3. Take notes over Types of Sentences in your English notebook.

Wednesday, January 9

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be locked in a room that is constantly dark for a week or a room that is constantly bright for a week? Explain your response.
  • Finish your notes from yesterday.
  • Start working on your Word Study List #3.

Thursday, January 10

  • Begin working on our Mentor Sentences 2019-1 (Types of Sentences)–Step One.
  • Watch a video about sentence types.
  • Paste Types of Sentences exercise on page 57 of your English notebook. We will complete it as a class.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete Step Two of our Mentor Sentences 2019-1 document.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, January 7

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Happy New Year”–What was your favorite thing about Christmas break?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Begin working on our Career Cruising module.

Tuesday, January 8

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two Ticket Tuesday”–If you could pick any event to go to, what would it be and why? And who would be the one other person you would want to go with you and why?
    2. Finish Career Cruising modules.
    3. Take notes over Types of Sentences in your English notebook.

Wednesday, January 9

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be locked in a room that is constantly dark for a week or a room that is constantly bright for a week? Explain your response.
  • Finish your notes from yesterday.
  • Start working on your Word Study List #3.

Thursday, January 10

  • Begin working on our Daily Language Study 2019-1–Day One.
  • Watch a video about sentence types.
  • Paste the Types of Sentences exercise on page 57 of your English notebook–complete it as a class.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete Day Two of our Daily Language Study 2019-1 document.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on author’s position speeches

Tuesday–work on author’s position speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–turn in author’s position speeches

Friday–begin working on pro/con speeches

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Choose a project from the Texas Performance Standards website.

Friday–Free Tech Friday (if we’ve had good behavior this week)

December 17

Fall 2018 Exam Review Material

The following review documents have been available on Google Classroom since last week, but I am sharing them here as well just in case.

Fall 2018 Exam Review Topic Sheet (Make sure you study the vocabulary list that is assigned to your class.)

English Notebook Notes (The notes are not in order, but they should all be there.)

English Notebook Table of Contents pg. 1 (The Table of Contents will help you to know if you are missing anything, but also make sure to update your Table of Contents.)

English Notebook Table of Contents pg. 2

 

I have also created a review on No Red Ink:

No Red Ink Exam Review (You can click on the Lesson button for reteach/review before you click on the Practice button.)

 

December 10

Lesson Plans for December 10-21

8th Grade English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on author’s position speeches

Tuesday–work on author’s position speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on author’s position speeches

Friday–work on author’s position speeches

Monday–turn in author’s position speeches

Tuesday–exam day–no class

Wednesday–exam day–no class

Thursday–exam day–no class

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Friday–Free Tech Friday (if we’ve had good behavior this week)

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–no class

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–no exam for my class

December 5

Lesson Plans for December 3-7

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Tuesday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–no school

Friday–Finish your MUN media project.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Thursday–no school

Friday–Typing Club