August 28

Lesson Plans for August 29-September 2

8th GRADE ENGLISH

Monday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Revisit CHAMPS procedures and rules–check for planners

Take notes on Real-World Writing Purposes in English notebook

 

Tuesday:

Respond to journal prompt

Take notes on common prefixes and suffixes in English notebook

Participate in RWWP group activity–find examples of different purposes

 

Wednesday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Participate in prefixes/suffixes activity

Applying knowledge of RWWP to create topic ideas  

 

Thursday:

Respond to journal prompt

Take notes on types of sentences in English notebook

Pick a RWWP topic–complete quick-write

 

Friday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Introduce expectations for peer revising/editing–use quick-write

 

8th GRADE PRE-AP ENGLISH

Monday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Revisit CHAMPS procedures and rules–check for planners

Take notes on Real-World Writing Purposes in English notebook

 

Tuesday:

Respond to journal prompt

Take notes on common prefixes and suffixes in English notebook

Mrs. Velde will introduce choice board activities for prefixes and suffixes–due Friday

Participate in RWWP group activity–find examples of different purposes

 

Wednesday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Applying knowledge of RWWP to create topic ideas

 

Thursday:

Respond to journal prompt

Take notes on types of sentences in English notebook

Pick a RWWP topic–complete short-write

 

Friday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Introduce expectations for peer revising/editing

Affixes choice board due

 

7th GRADE POWER ELA

Monday:

Whiteboard question response–share with class

Revisit CHAMPS procedures and rules–check for planners

Begin Learning Odyssey online assessment

 

Tuesday:

Respond to journal prompt–share with class

Continue LO online assessment

 

Wednesday:

Respond to journal prompt–share with class

Continue LO online assessment

 

Thursday:

Respond to journal prompt–share with class

Begin assigned LO online assignments

 

Friday:

Respond to journal prompt–share with class

Continue LO online assignments

 

August 17

Lesson Plans for August 22-August 26

ENGLISH

Monday:

Go over CHAMPS procedures and rules.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–I Can’t Imagine My Life Without…

Tuesday:

Sign up for Google Classroom, Mrs. Velde’s Blog, and Remind.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–create a twitter profile on paper

Wednesday:

Further discuss classroom expectations–practice procedures

Finish back-to-school activities

Thursday:

Set up online writing journals in Google Drive–answer questions from student interest survey

Friday:

Apps, Extensions, and Websites, Oh My!

Explore and bookmark helpful tech tools we will use this year.

 

PRE-AP ENGLISH

Monday:

Go over CHAMPS procedures and rules.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–I Can’t Imagine My Life Without…

Tuesday:

Sign up for Google Classroom, Mrs. Velde’s Blog, and Remind.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–create a twitter profile on paper

Wednesday:

Complete a Pre-AP English test–answer three out of five writing prompts about The Book Thief.

Thursday:

Set up online writing journals in Google Drive–answer questions from student interest survey

Friday:

Apps, Extensions, and Websites, Oh My!

Explore and bookmark helpful tech tools we will use this year.

 

7TH GRADE POWER ELA

Monday:

Go over CHAMPS procedures and rules.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–I Can’t Imagine My Life Without…

Tuesday:

Sign up for Google Classroom, Mrs. Velde’s Blog, and Remind.

Participate in a back-to-school activity–create a twitter profile on paper

Wednesday:

Further discuss classroom expectations–practice procedures

Finish back-to-school activities

Thursday:

Set up online writing journals in Google Drive–answer questions from student interest survey

Friday:

Apps, Extensions, and Websites, Oh My!

Explore and bookmark helpful tech tools we will use this year.

May 23

Spring Semester Exam Schedule

Spring 2016 Semester Exam Schedule

Tuesday, May 24

1st 7:55-8:40

2nd 8:44-9:32

3rd 9:36-10:23

Lunch: 10:27-10:57

4th Exam: 11:03-12:16

5th 12:20-1:05

6th 1:09-1:54

7th 1:58-2:43

8th 2:47-3:32

 

Wednesday, May 25

2nd period 7:55-8:40 Take attendance at 8:40.
8:40 Students in the awards assembly will make their way to the auditorium.  Hold remaining students until dismissed.
AWARDS ASSEMBLY 9:00-10:30 Awards Assembly:  After the assembly, students will report back to their 2nd period class and will remain until dismissed for lunch.   (Theater Arts and FFA will report to 122)
Lunch 10:50-11:20 LUNCH
7th period 11:25-12:45
1st period 12:50-2:10
2nd period 2:15-3:32


Thursday, May 26

5th Period 7:55-9:15
2nd Period 9:20-9:30 Attendance and Announcements

(We must take attendance during our assigned ADA time.)

6th period 9:35-11:00
Lunch 11:00-11:30
Buses Run 11:30

Friday, May 27

8th Period 7:55-9:15
2nd Period 9:20-9:30 Attendance and Announcements

(We must take attendance during our assigned ADA time.)

3rd period 9:35-11:00
Lunch 11:00-11:30
Buses Run 11:30
May 23

Spring Semester Exam Review

Spring Semester Exam Review

*You may use your journals on the exam.

*All questions are multiple choice.

*There are 77 questions.

Part I:  Adverbials and Adjectivals (10 Questions)

  • I will give you a sentence with an underlined section, you must identify the section as an adverbial or adjectival.

Part II:  Poetry (8 Questions)

  • Questions over the poem, “O, Pug.”

Part III:  Run-Ons and Fragments (10 Questions)

  • For each question, you will be given four sentences.  You must choose the one that is a fragment or run-on.

Part IV:  Simple, Compound, or Complex (10 Questions)

  • You will be given a sentence.  You must decide if it is simple, compound, or complex

Part V:  Commas (7 Questions)

  • Out of a set of four sentences, you must choose the one which uses commas correctly.

Part VI:  Text Structure (5 Questions)

  • You will be given a paragraph.  You must decide which text structure fits it best.

Part VII:  Persuasive Techniques (7 Questions)

  • You must decide which persuasive technique is being demonstrated from each quote.

Part VIII:  Swallowing Stones (10 Questions)

  • Questions over the novel.

Part IX:  STAAR Passage (10 Questions)

  • Questions over the passage “A Different View.”
May 19

Pre-AP Interest Form for 2016-17 8th Graders

If you are interested in being in 8th Grade Pre-AP English or Reading for the 2016-2017 school year, please click on the following link and complete the google form.  Remember, you must also turn in your signed contract by Wednesday, May 25th.

8th Grade Pre-AP Sign Up

The following is a link to the 8th Grade Pre-AP letter that was sent home with those students who indicated an interest in being a part of Pre-AP.  It must be signed and returned by Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

8th Grade Pre-AP Letter/Contract