November 14

Vocabulary Assignments

Just a friendly reminder that you need to spend time working on Vocabulary.com!  You have two lists due before the end of the semester:

“Persuasion and Argument” due by December 7 and

“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due by December 14.

November 12

Lesson Plans for November 12-16

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote.  “All things are difficult until they are easy.” ~Thomas Fuller–What is one challenge you would like to overcome this school year?  Explain why overcoming this challenge is important to you.
  • Finish analyzing model persuasive essay to find persuasive techniques.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Turn Around Tuesday”–If you could turn around any event to have a different outcome, what would it be?  Explain why.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”–Share with the class some wise words, whether it’s a quote or advice.  Explain why your quote or advice is wise and why people should follow it.
  • Add more notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to our English notebook.
  • Discuss answers to yesterday’s assignment on persuasive appeals–due tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three-Things Thursday”–What are three things you are thankful for?  Explain why.
  • Complete a group activity–analyze persuasive speech for persuasive techniques and language.

Friday

  • 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.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote.  “All things are difficult until they are easy.” ~Thomas Fuller–What is one challenge you would like to overcome this school year?  Explain why overcoming this challenge is important to you.
  • Finish analyzing model persuasive essay to find persuasive techniques.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Turn Around Tuesday”–If you could turn around any event to have a different outcome, what would it be?  Explain why.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”–Share with the class some wise words, whether it’s a quote or advice.  Explain why your quote or advice is wise and why people should follow it.
  • Add more notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to our English notebook.
  • Discuss answers to yesterday’s assignment on persuasive appeals–due tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three-Things Thursday”–What are three things you are thankful for?  Explain why.
  • Assignment to be announced.

Friday

  • 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.
  • Assignment to be announced.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Continue brainstorming ideas for MUN media project.

Tuesday–Same as Monday.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Work on MUN media project.

Friday–Same as Thursday.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Thursday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Friday–Free Tech Friday

September 30

Lesson Plans for October 1-5

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Mindset Monday–After watching the video linked below, give a brief summary of what it’s attempting to make you believe.  Are you persuaded? Explain your thoughts.
  • Complete Growth Mindset gallery walk activity in groups-discuss as a class.
  • Finish Growth Mindset Survey from two weeks ago.

Tuesday

  • Complete Step Two of Mentor Sentences #2–Identifying Subjects and Verbs–discuss as a class.
  • Complete the Parts of a Sentence practice activity (page 43) as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be a superhero or a villain?  Explain your answer!
  • Work on Word Study List #1 Choice Board–activities are due next Tuesday, October 9.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thinking Thursday–
  • Copy Types of Affixes notes in your English notebook.
  • Paste common roots, prefixes, and suffixes lists in your English notebook.

Friday

  • 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.
  • Update our student blogs and sign up for the 2018 Edublogs Blogging Challenge.
  • Sign up for helpful Chrome extensions.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Mindset Monday–After watching the video linked below, give a brief summary of what it’s attempting to make you believe.  Are you persuaded? Explain your thoughts.
  • Complete Growth Mindset gallery walk activity in groups-discuss as a class.
  • Finish Growth Mindset Survey from two weeks ago.

Tuesday

  • Complete Step Two of Mentor Sentences #2–Identifying Subjects and Verbs–discuss as a class.
  • Complete the Parts of a Sentence practice activity (page 43) as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be a superhero or a villain?  Explain your answer!
  • Work on Word Study List #1 Choice Board–activities are due next Tuesday, October 9.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Thinking Thursday–
  • Copy Types of Affixes notes in your English notebook.
  • Paste common roots, prefixes, and suffixes lists in your English notebook.

Friday

  • 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.
  • Update our student blogs and sign up for the 2018 Edublogs Blogging Challenge.
  • Sign up for helpful Chrome extensions.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Continue researching our topics for Model UN.

Tuesday–Continue researching our topics for Model UN.

Wednesday–No class due to Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Continue researching our topics for Model UN.

Friday–No class due to high school pep rally.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Coding with Mrs. Cooper

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Typing Club

 

August 19

Lessons for August 20-24

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal: Name five important expectations from the Daily Life handout in your notebook–discuss as a class.
  • Complete anchor chart activity re: this year’s expectations for students and for me.
  • Discuss behavior reward cards, RR breaks, and other procedures.
  • Finish name card activity from last week.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  Techie Tuesday–Write about your favorite game, app, or social media site?  Why is it your favorite?
  • Answer the Writing Questionnaire on Google Forms.
  • Sketch our ideal writing space in our English notebooks.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: Wishes Wednesday–If you could have one wish, what would it be?–Share in class.
  • Go over English Notebook Guidelines handout in your notebook.
  • Set up sections and tabs in our English notebooks.
  • Set up files in our buckets.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you had to throw out all but ONE of your possessions, which ONE prized possession would you keep?–Share in class.
  • Start decorating the front of our English notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  FriYay!–What is one thing you are really excited about right now?–Share in class.
  • Finish decorating our English notebooks.

 

7th and 8th Grade Technology:

Monday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Present our Google Slides “About Me” collages.
  • Discuss how to avoid copyright and plagiarism.

Tuesday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Go to our student blogs, update them, and discuss their use.

Wednesday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

Thursday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

Friday

  • Opener:  Typing Club
  • Watch a video about what it means to be a good digital citizen.
  • Work on digital citizenship assignments on Common Sense Media as required by WOMS.

 

7th and 8th Grade GT:

Go to our GT blog at veldegt.wonecks.net.