April 20

Lesson Plans for April 23-April 27

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Respond to a prompt in your Google journal.
  • Continue working on Writing a Thesis notes and exercises.

Wednesday

  • Complete Day Four of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Use Pro/Con chart from the hyperdoc assignment to create a claim/thesis.
  • Practice with Argument Writing vocabulary on Vocabulary.com.

Thursday

  • Complete Day Five of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Work on planning an argument paper.

Friday

  • Respond to a prompt in your Google journal.
  • Fill in a graphic organizer for your argument paper.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Respond to a prompt in your Google journal.
  • Continue working on Writing a Thesis notes and exercises.

Wednesday

  • Complete Day Four of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Use Pro/Con chart from the hyperdoc assignment to create a claim/thesis.
  • Practice with Argument Writing vocabulary on Vocabulary.com.

Thursday

  • Complete Day Five of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Work on planning an argument paper.

Friday

  • Respond to a prompt in your Google journal.
  • Fill in a graphic organizer for your argument paper.

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week students will work on reading and vocabulary topics in the Study Island program.

April 14

Lessons for April 16-April 20

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Mrs. Pearce, WOHS counselor, will be in our classes today to dispense paperwork and discuss information about high school plans.

Tuesday

  • Complete Day One of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Continue working on the Argument Writing Hyperdoc we started on Friday.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Would You Rather Wednesday?
  • Finish the Argument Writing Hyperdoc we started on Friday.
  • Practice with Argument Writing vocabulary on Vocabulary.com.

Thursday

  • Complete Day Two of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Use Pro/Con chart from the hyperdoc assignment to create a claim/thesis.

Friday

  • Students will write a Flash Draft based on what they learned in the hyperdoc assignment we finished this week.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Mrs. Pearce, WOHS counselor, will be in our classes today to dispense paperwork and discuss information about high school plans.

Tuesday

  • Complete Day One of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Continue working on the Argument Writing Hyperdoc we started on Friday.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Would You Rather Wednesday?
  • Finish the Argument Writing Hyperdoc we started on Friday.
  • Practice with Argument Writing vocabulary on Vocabulary.com.

Thursday

  • Complete Day Two of Dailies 2018-5–discuss as a class.
  • Use Pro/Con chart from the hyperdoc assignment to create a claim/thesis.

Friday

  • Students will write a Flash Draft based on what they learned in the hyperdoc assignment we finished this week.

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week students will work on reading and vocabulary topics in the Study Island program.

December 8

Finishing Strong After Nanowrimo!

Although National Novel Writing Month has ended, we have not.  Students are still making the final touches to their stories, and we have projects that go along with our novels to complete next week.  Our students have worked hard on their stories, and I am so proud of their efforts!  To finish up the nine weeks/semester, we have some important dates to remember:

Friday, December 8                    Last day to turn in all binder assignments

Wednesday, December 13           Novel projects are due–click here for instructions.

Thursday, December 14             Finishing touches

Friday, December 15                 Evidence of Skills Applied document due–click here for a copy

Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20          Click here for Semester Exam schedule

While we are so close to Christmas that we can taste it, we must finish strong, the Roughneck way!

November 17

NaNoWriMo Continues!

First of all, I apologize for not putting lessons on this week.  All students have been working diligently on our novels, and I have to say, many of them are so creative!  I am so proud!  Students received a checklist from me in Google Classroom at the beginning of the week which shows them what has to be done by the end of each week between now and December 13.  This checklist is organized by levels, and as they complete each level, they earn not only the grades for what they have completed, but also new privileges they can enjoy in class.  Click here for a copy of that checklist!

Also, today in 8th grade only, every core class is allowing our students to work on their novels as well as the assignments in their novel workbooks.  We are having what’s called a “Write-in,” and I am so thankful to all of the teachers in other disciplines who are being so supportive!  By November 30, our students must reach their word-count goals in order to receive goodies from the NaNoWriMo organization, and some of our students have already reached their goals.

Some students who struggle with writing need to also take time at home.  I know that no one wants to work over a holiday, but they may need to in order to reach their goals and finish the required work.

This has been an exciting project, and a few teachers have even gotten involved in the fun by writing their own novels!  Make sure to ask your child about their novels and check out the great work they have done.

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 29

Lesson Plans for October 30-November 3

8th Grade and PreAP English

Monday

BELL WORK: Verb Tense mentor sentences–finish sentence stalking

CLASS WORK: 

  • Career Cruising online program

Tuesday

BELL WORK: Word Study List 3 Check

CLASS WORK:

  • NaNoWriMo Launch: students will watch video and receive workbook
  • students will join the NaNoWriMo classes online
  • discuss word count goal pp. 52-55
  • discuss silencing your inner editor (critic)

Wednesday

  • Author Skype with Alexander London at 10:00 in the cafeteria
  • Early Release Day for professional development at 12:00

Thursday

BELL WORK: Verb tense mentor sentences–imitate sentences

CLASS WORK:

  • go over survival tips p. 46
  • go over tracking chart in front of the workbook

Friday

BELL WORK: Verb Tense mentor sentences–imitating sentences

CLASS WORK:

  • complete writer’s eye brainstorming activity