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!

October 22

Lesson Plans for October 23-October 27

8th Grade and PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–What skill do you have that you are most confident about and why?
  • Take notes on Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebook.
  • Complete activity.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Ticket Twosday–If you won only two tickets to your dream concert, who would you go see and who would you take with you?
  • Copy notes from our Growth Mindset lesson yesterday.  “Change your thinking–change your mindset.”
  • Receive Word Study List 3 and begin working on it–due Thursday.

Wednesday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Notice and Note.
  • Go to ReadWorks link in Classroom.  Read the article about memories and complete the comprehension questions in your table group.
  • On your own, map out a Brief Constructed Response (BCR) using the RACES graphic organizer.

Thursday

  • Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Sentence Stalking.
  • Take notes on Verb Tenses in your English notebook.
  • Complete Verb Tense activity in your English notebook.

Friday

  • Library–Mrs. Cooper will introduce students to National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) with “What is a Novel Anyway?”  Click here for Mrs. Cooper’s presentation. 

 

October 16

Lesson Plans for October 16-20

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!
October 8

Lesson Plans for October 9-13

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Describe a time in your life when persistence paid off.
  • Reread the passage “Growth Mindset” and answer the prompt in groups using the RACES strategy.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Terrific Trait Tuesday–Name your favorite character trait of two people who are close to you.  Why are these your favorite traits?
  • Continue working on our Growth Mindset answer using the RACES strategy.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather lose your left hand or your right foot? Explain why.
  • Type the Growth Mindset paragraph from our RACES organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–Write about a time when you struggled with something new. What did you do to improve? Explain your answer.
  • Continue working on our Mentor Sentence document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence–find notable sentences in your own reading.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete word study activities over lists 1 and 2.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Describe a time in your life when persistence paid off.
  • Reread the passage “Growth Mindset” and answer the prompt in groups using the RACES strategy.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Terrific Trait Tuesday–Name your favorite character trait of two people who are close to you.  Why are these your favorite traits?
  • Continue working on our Growth Mindset answer using the RACES strategy.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather lose your left hand or your right foot? Explain why.
  • Type the Growth Mindset paragraph from our RACES organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–Write about a time when you struggled with something new. What did you do to improve? Explain your answer.
  • Continue working on our Mentor Sentence document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence–find notable sentences in your own reading.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete word study activities over lists 1 and 2.
October 1

Lesson Plans for October 2-October 6

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Watch the video linked below.  How do you think the idea of fixed vs. growth mindset relates to you?  Do you think you have a fixed or growth mindset?  Explain your answers.
  • Read the passage about “Growth Mindset” and discuss the comprehension questions in your groups–annotate the passage

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tune Tuesday–Name three songs that you would include in a soundtrack of your life and why.
  • Discuss then begin working on the Mentor Sentences document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence.
  • Finish the notes and assignments from last Friday’s Google Slides lesson.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have fame or fortune? Explain why.
  • Complete word study activities.  Word Study List 2 Quiz is tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Trophy Thursday–What kind of trophy would you like to win?  Explain why.
  • Complete the Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Add notes about Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Follow the RACES strategy to answer a prompt about the “Growth Mindset” article we read and discussed on Monday.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Watch the video linked below.  How do you think the idea of fixed vs. growth mindset relates to you?  Do you think you have a fixed or growth mindset?  Explain your answers.
  • Read the passage about “Growth Mindset” and discuss the comprehension questions in your groups–annotate the passage

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tune Tuesday–Name three songs that you would include in a soundtrack of your life and why.
  • Discuss then begin working on the Mentor Sentences document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence.
  • Finish the notes and assignments from last Friday’s Google Slides lesson.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be stuck on a desert island with only people you hate or alone?  Explain why.
  • Complete word study activities.  Word Study List 2 Quiz is tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you had to give up one of your five senses (vision, smell, taste, touch, hearing) which would you give up and why?
  • Complete the Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Add notes about Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Follow the RACES strategy to answer a prompt about the “Growth Mindset” article we read and discussed on Monday.