• 8th Grade Language Arts

Language Arts

  • Winter Break  :)

    -Don't forget to finish up any Achieve 3000 activities if you don't have 4 completed.

     

    -Read a book of your choice over break.  The Extra Credit slip is in the handouts section on the right side of this page. If you read something you really like over break, I'd love to hear about it when we get back to school.  

     

    -Don't forget to bring your independent reading book on the first day back to school!  :)

     

    December 9-13

    Students must complete 4 Achieve activities for December!

    Please get them done before December 20.  

    Monday:  Check-in

                       Roots predictions - Week 15

                       Students get a copy of Night

                       Read Preface and start Part 1

     

    Tuesday:  Go over roots/make flashcards

                       Roots review sheet - due Thursday!

                       Continue Part 1 of Night

     

    Wednesday:  Finish Part 1

                             Questions for Part 1- turn in!

    HW:  Bring roots review sheet and independent book to class Thursday!  

     

    Thursday:  Roots review sheet due! Grade it

                         Roots Quiz - Week 15

                         Independent reading

     

    Friday:  Bring your iPad to class

     

     

    December 2-6

    Students must complete 4 Achieve activities for December!

    Please get them done before December 20.  

    Monday:  Check-in

                        Roots predictions for Week 14:  -ology, phobia

                        "Terrible Things" picture book and exit slip

    Tuesday:  Go over roots, make flashcards

                        Roots review sheet is due Friday!

                        Background information articles for Night

    Wednesday:  Background information articles for Night

                              Discuss in small groups

    Thursday:  Nazi Propaganda

                          Exit Slip

    HOMEWORK:  Finish Roots Review sheet

                         Don't forget to work on Achieve activities

    Friday:  Roots Review sheet is due, grade in class

                    Roots Quiz Week 14

                    Independent reading time

     

     

    November 18-22

    Don't forget to complete 4 Achieve activities by November 30. 

    Try to get them done before Thanksgiving break.

    You need to earn a 75% or above on your first try!

    Monday:  Check in

                           Read "The Scholarship Jacket"

                           Answer questions for "The Scholarship Jacket" and turn them in

                           Work on poem - Final draft is due on Wednesday!!!

    Tuesday:  Any questions about your poem - final draft due tomorrow!

                               Go to Book Fair - 2nd half of class

     

    Wednesday:  Your final draft of your poem is due at the beginning of class!

                                    Complete the display of your poem 

                                    Fill out a reflection sheet on your poem

     

    Thursday:  Book talks

                              Independent reading time

                              Extra Credit slip

     

    Friday:  Thank you cards

                       Work on Achieve 3000, read your independent book or write in your writer's notebook

     

    November 11-15

    Don't forget to complete 4 Achieve activities by November 30. 

    Try to get them done before Thanksgiving break.

    You need to earn a 75% or above on your first try!

    Monday:  Check-in

                    Roots predictions - Week 13:  -able, -less

                    Coming of Age concept - define/discuss

     

    Tuesday:  Go over root words for -able, -less

                     Make flashcards and get roots review sheet

                     Discuss poem requirements

                     Go to library for book return/checkout

    HOMEWORK:  Work on rough draft of poem - it's due Wednesday!

     

    Wednesday:  Rough draft of poem is due!  

                          Review poem and get ideas for improvement

                          Start rewriting - Final draft is due Wednesday, Nov 20

     

    Thursday:  "Coming of Age" short story

    HOMEWORK:  Finish roots review sheet - due tomorrow

     

    Friday:  Grade roots review sheet

                  Roots Quiz Week 13

                  Read independent-reading book

     

     

    October 28-November 1

    Don't forget to complete 4 Achieve activities by Thursday evening! 

    You need to earn a 75% or above on your first try!

    Monday:   Review of Response to Literature and rewriting a portion 

                       to improve grade.  Rewrite is due on Wednesday. 

                       Roots predictions:  Re-, Sym, Syn

     

    Tuesday:  Go over roots and make flashcards

                       Roots Review due on Friday 

                       Finish Response to Literature

                       Finish reading the book - Inside Out and Back Again.

                      

    Wednesday:  Response to Literature is due at the beginning of class!

                        Scavenger hunt for Part 4

     

    Thursday:  Halloween story

     

    Friday:  Grade Roots Review sheet

                   Roots Quiz - Week 11

                   Read independent reading book

                    

     

    October 14-18

    Don't forget to complete 4 Achieve activities in the month of October.

    You need to earn a 75% or above on your FIRST TRY!  

    Monday:  Columbus Day - No School!

    Tuesday:  No Roots this week!

                       Turn in your Response to Literature for "Saigon Is Gone"/"Forgotten Ship"- put in the class basket

                       Read Part 2 of Inside Out and Back Again - up through page 111

                       Complete Scavenger Hunt sheet for Part 2 by yourself!

                       Start reading Part 3 of Inside Out and Back Again

    Wednesday:  Camp Timberlee

                            Read Inside Out and Back Again

                            Work on Achieve 3000

     

    Thursday:    Camp Timberlee

                          Go to Richardson's Farm

     

    Friday:   Camp Timberlee

                    Rotation Activities

     

     

    October 7-11

    Don't forget to complete 4 Achieve activities in the month of October.

    You need to earn a 75% or above on your FIRST TRY!  

    Monday:  Roots predictions:  Circ, Circum, Trans

                Poetry analysis for "Saigon Is Gone," pages 67-69

     

    Tuesday:    Check-in

                        Go over roots and make flashcards

                        Listen to "Forgotten Ship"

     

    Wednesday:  Listen to "Forgotten Ship" again- Transcript in Google Classroom

                             Write Response to Literature - direction sheet in Google classroom

     

    Thursday:    Roots Quiz - Week 9

                          Reading Reflection Sheet and Reading Check - Turn both in

                          Independent reading time

     

    Friday:         PSAT Test - No regular class

     

    September 30-October 4

    You will have 4 Achieve activities to complete in the month of October.  You need to make sure they are at 75% or above on your FIRST TRY!

    Monday:  Check-in

                      Roots predictions - Week 8 inter-, intra-

                      Poetry analysis for "Birthday" together.

                      Poetry analysis with a partner for "Should We" 

                      Read all of Part 1 (page 69) by Thursday.

     

    Tuesday:  Go over roots and make flashcards

                   Go to library

     

    Wednesday:  Poetry analysis on your own for "Crisscrossed Packs," pages 52-54

                        Roots review sheet - due Friday

                        Read Inside Out and Back Again

     

    Thursday:  Go over example of response to literature

                       Write your own response to literature

                       Read Inside Out and Back Again and work on Achieve.

    Homework:  Finish roots review sheet

    Friday:  Grade roots review sheet

                Take roots quiz - Week 8

                Independent reading/conferencing.

     

    September 23-27

    Don't forget!  Four Achieve activities are due next Monday, September 30, by the end of the day!  You need to have 75% or above on your FIRST TRY!

    Monday:  Check-in

                      Roots predictions- Week 7 dis-, un-

                      Imagery in the poem "Titi Waves Goodbye"

                      Review of literary terms

     

    Tuesday:    Go over roots and make flashcards

                        Discuss tone

                        Find the tone in poems from Inside Out and Back Again

     

    Wednesday: Poetry analysis 

                      Analyze "Missing in Action" together

    HOMEWORK:  Roots review sheet for dis-, un- due Friday! 

     

    Thursday:  Non-fiction articles about the Vietnam War

     

    Friday:  Grade roots review sheet

                 Roots Quiz - Week 7

                 Read your independent-reading book

     

     

    September 16-20

    Don't forget to do 4 Achieve activities in the month of September, at 75% or above on your FIRST try!  

    Monday:  Check-in 

                        Roots predictions - Week 6

                        Poetry rotation activity - Turn in exit slip and favorite poem

    Tuesday: NWEA Reading Test with 1st hour

    Wednesday:       Assembly in morning

                                        Go over roots/make flashcards

                                        Roots review

                                        Writer's notebook

    Thursday:   Bring Inside Out and Back Again - start reading

    HOMEWORK:  Finish roots review sheet/study flashcards

    Friday:  Grade  roots review sheet 

                    Take roots quiz - Week 6

                    Read independent reading quiz          

     

     

    September 9-13

    Monday:  Check-in

                        Roots predictions - Week 5

                        Writer's Notebook - lists

                        Time to write

    Tuesday:  PICTURE DAY! :)

                        Go to library - bring your book to return or renew

     

    Wednesday:  Go over roots/make flashcards

                              Roots review sheet - due Friday

                              Discuss poetry

                              Read poems

     

    Thursday:  NWEA Testing

     

    Friday:  Roots review sheet due!  Grade it

                    Roots Quiz - Week 5

                    Read your independent-reading book

     

     

     

    September 2-6

    Monday: Labor Day - No School

    Tuesday:  Check-In

                             Roots predictions Weeks 3 & 4

                             Reasons for writing list

                             Set up Writer's Notebook

    Wednesday:  Go over roots/make flashcards

                        Roots review sheet

                        Discuss writing

                        Make lists for writing ideas

     

    Thursday:  Discuss writing

                             Free write in Writer's Notebook

    HOMEWORK:  Finish roots review sheet

                           Bring independent reading book to class tomorrow

     

    Friday:  Grade roots review sheet

                      Take roots quiz

                      Read independent reading book

                   

     

     

    August 26-30

     

    Monday:  Check In

                           Independent reading plan

                           Roots - prediction sheet

     

    Tuesday:  Go to library for book check out

                           Go over roots - make flashcards

                           Read time

     

    Wednesday:  Level set test for Achieve 3000

                                      Review sheet for roots - due Friday

     

    Thursday:  Read story "Charles"

                             Literary Terms chart

                             Study for roots quiz

    HW:  Finish roots review sheet - due tomorrow

     

    Friday:  Grade roots review sheet

                      Take roots quiz

                      Read your independent reading book