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    8th Grade ELA

    Period 4

    Dec. 2 - 6

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

     

    1. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
    2. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    3. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 
    4. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
    • Independent Novel Reading

     

    Tuesday

     
    • Novel Reading
    • Ch. 3

     Finish reading Ch. 3 and record ten events.

    Wednesday

     
    1. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
    2. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    3. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 
     
    • Novel Reading
    • Basic five-paragraph essay
    • How to write an introduction
    • What are the techniques for writing a good hook?
    • Thesis statement
    • Three main arguments
     Introduction due tomorrow

    Thursday

     

     

    • Novel Reading
     

    Friday

     

     

    8th Grade ELA

    Period 4

    Nov. 4 - 8

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

     

    1. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
    2. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    3. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 
    4. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
    • Independent Novel Reading
    • Book talk
    • Note-taking format discussion
    • Begin PBS video on the Klondike Gold Rush. Students will take notes on relevant details. Notes should be well organized and clear.

     

    Tuesday

     
    • Novel Reading
    • Finish Gold Rush video

     

    Wednesday

       
    • Novel Reading
    • Jack London Slideshow Project
     Due: Tuesday, November 12

    Thursday

     

     

    • Novel Reading
    • Continue work on Jack London Slideshow Project.
     Due: Tuesday, November 12

    Friday

       
    • Novel Reading
    • Continue work on Jack London Slideshow Project.

    8th Grade ELA

    Period 4

    October 28 - November 1, 2019

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

     

    1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. 
    • Independent Novel Reading
    • Begin reading "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
    • Journal Response: Make predictions about what will happen to Charly.

     

    Tuesday

     
    • Novel Reading
    • Continue reading "Flowers for Algernon". 

     

    Wednesday

       
    • Novel Reading
    • Quiz on commonly misspelled words.
    • Lit Term Quiz
    • Answer all questions throughout the text as you read. Answer in complete sentences. Support your answers with specific examples from the text.
     

    Thursday

     
    1. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. 
    2. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning and tone.

     

    • Novel Reading
    • Finish "Flowers for Algernon and all questions throughout the text. Answer in complete sentences. Support your answers with specific examples from the text.
     

    Friday

         

     

    8th Grade ELA

    Period 4

    October 21 - 25, 2019

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

     

    1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
    2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. 
    • Independent Novel Reading
    • "The Possibility of Evil" by Shirley Jackson

     

    Tuesday

     
    • Novel Reading
    • Finish "The Possibility of Evil". Discuss Social Values, Outward and Inward and how they are demonstrated through behavior and speech in the story. 
    • Journal Work

     

    Wednesday

       
    • Novel Reading
    • Using Quizlet, study Literary Terms To Know. Test on Tuesday, 10/29.
     

    Thursday

     
    1. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. 
    2. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning and tone.

     

    • Novel Reading
    • Begin "Flowers For Algernon". 
    • Vocabulary: Add to composition book, define, and include part of speech.
    • Go to: https://lonerwolf.com/multiple-intelligence-quiz
    • In composition book: What was your quiz result? Do you agree with this assessment? Why or why not?
     

    Friday

       
    • Discuss yesterday's quiz results.
    • Read "Flowers for Algernon". 
     

     

    8th Grade ELA

    Periods 4 and 6

    September 24 - 29, 2018

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

    1. Students will cite the textual evidence that supports inferences drawn from the text
    2. Astudents will analyze how incidents in a story propel the action.
    3. Students will identify examples of internal and external conflict.
    • Novel Reading
    • Read p. 29 for examples of internal and external conflict.
    • Begin "The Elevator" on p. 31

     

    Tuesday

    1. Students will use their literary terms and apply them to a short story.
    2. Students will make inferences.
    3. Students will identify foreshadowing within the text.
    • Novel Reading
    • Finish "The Elevator". Respond to questions using texual evidence. 

     Due 9/26

    Wednesday

    1. Students will cite textual evidence that supports inferences drawn from the text.
    2. Students will analyze how incidents in a story propel the action
    3. Students will make inferences.
    4. Students will identify foreshadowing within the text.
     
    • Novel Reading
    • "The Landlady"
     

    Thursday

    1. Students will analyze a piece of literature for foreshadowing.

     

    • Novel Reading
    • Identify foreshadowing in "The Landlady" and discuss in which ways these details.
     

    Friday

     
    1. Students will produce clear and coherent writing appropriate to task, pupose, and audience.
    • Novel Reading
    • Creative Writing: Mystery
    • Create a Plot Chart before writing.
    • Assignment is in Classroom.
     Due Oct. 3





     

    8th Grade ELA

    Periods 4 and 6

    September 17-21, 2018

    Date

    Learning Targets

    Lesson in Class

    Homework

    Monday

    1. Students will review basic elements of literary genres, terms, and diagram of a short story map.
    • Novel Reading
    • Literary Terms - Assessment of Knowledge

    Return parent forms by Wednesday.

    Tuesday

    1. Students will use their literary terms and apply them to a short story.
    2. Students will use dialogue to reflect the characters in the text, focusing specifically on correct formatting for dialogue.
    • Novel Reading
    • Review: Pre-test on literary terms

    Return parent forms by Wednesday.

    Wednesday

    1. Students will cite textual evidence that supports inferences drawn from the text.
    2. Students will analyze how incidents in a story propel the action
    • Parent forms due today.
    • Novel Reading
    • Add textual evidence to your analysis of "The Monkey's Paw and "The Third Wish".
    • Review literary terms
     

    Thursday

    1. Students will produce clear and coherent writing appropriate to task, pupose, and audience.

     

    • Novel Reading
    • Theme - Life's Big Questions
     

    Friday

    1. I can read a short text and identify lines which I think evoke strong writing skills.
    2. I can use a starter line to create my own new piece of writing.
    • Novel Reading