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 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

 

 

 

 

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!
September 20

Lesson Plans for September 18-September 22

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–What does failure mean to you? Have you ever felt like a failure? How did you cope?
  • Study your vocabulary by opening your word study Quizlet that you created and playing the games available.  Your quiz is tomorrow.
  • Work on the assignment on how to turn a prompt into a topic sentence.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Techie Tuesday–What are your favorite apps or games?  Why are they your favorites?
  • Vocabulary quiz over Word Study List 1.
  • Continue working on the assignments in No Red Ink.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have live one hundred years in the future or one hundred years in the past? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our Turning Prompts into Topic Sentences worksheet and discuss.
  • Begin working on our new Word Study List 2.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic linked below.  How well does it illustrate the connection between your favorite color and your personality?  Explain your answer.
  • No Red Ink work day with further instruction by Mrs. Velde.

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.
  • Work on Word Study 2

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–What does failure mean to you? Have you ever felt like a failure? How did you cope?
  • Study your vocabulary by opening your word study Quizlet that you created and playing the games available.  Your quiz is tomorrow.
  • Work on the assignment on how to turn a prompt into a topic sentence.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Techie Tuesday–What are your favorite apps or games?  Why are they your favorites?
  • Vocabulary quiz over Word Study List 1.
  • Continue working on the assignments in No Red Ink.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have live one hundred years in the future or one hundred years in the past? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our Turning Prompts into Topic Sentences worksheet and discuss.
  • Begin working on our new Word Study List 2.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic linked below.  How well does it illustrate the connection between your favorite color and your personality?  Explain your answer.
  • No Red Ink work day with further instruction by Mrs. Velde.

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.
  • Work on Word Study 2
September 9

Lesson Plans for September 11-September 15

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Day to Remember–You are too young to remember the actual events on September 11, 2001, so why do you think it is so important that you learn about it and observe its importance?
  • Grade/review Word Study List 1 chart.
  • Finish notes from Friday over constructed responses (RACE).

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Trading Tuesday–If you could trade lives with anybody for a day, who would it be and why?
  • Complete a grammar review packet.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
  • Participate in Word Study Stations for Word Study List 1.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • Work on a constructed response as a class–Focus on R (rewording the question), A (answering the question), and C (citing evidence to support your answer).

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Freewrite Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on our class constructed response–Focus on E (explain your answer) and S (sum up your answer).

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Day to Remember–You are too young to remember the actual events on September 11, 2001, so why do you think it is so important that you learn about it and observe its importance?
  • Grade/review Word Study List 1 chart.
  • Finish notes from Friday over constructed responses (RACE).

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Trading Tuesday–If you could trade lives with anybody for a day, who would it be and why?
  • Complete a grammar review packet.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
  • Participate in Word Study Stations for Word Study List 1.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • Work on a constructed response as a class–Focus on R (rewording the question), A (answering the question), and C (citing evidence to support your answer).

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Freewrite Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on our class constructed response–Focus on E (explain your answer) and S (sum up your answer).