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8th Grade Language Arts

This is a year long class where we practice the 8th grade standards for Reading and Writing.


5/28-6/1
Monday-No School
Tuesday-Integrated Units
Wednesday-Integrated Units
Thursday-Integrated Units
Friday-Integrated Units completed



5/21-5/25
Monday-Elements of a Novel Packet, Compare/contrast test
Tuesday-Elements of a Novel Packet
Wednesday-Vocabulary Test 1
Thursday-Vocabulary Test 2
Friday-Vocabulary Test 3

5/14-5/18
Monday-Ch. 9 p. 208-222 packet p. 9 C and D
Tuesday-Ch. 9 p. 223-236 packet p. 9 C and D
Wednesday-Ch. 10 p. 237-250 packet p. 10 C and D
Thursday-Ch. 10 p. 251-264 packer p. 10 C and D
Friday-Packet p. 24, 25, 26


5/7-5/11
Monday-Ch. 7 Packet p. 7 C and D
Tuesday-Ch. 7 Packet p. 7 C and D
Wednesday-Ch. 8 Packet p. 8 C and D
Thursday-Ch. 8 Packet p. 8 C and D
Friday-Packet p. 21, 22, 23


4/30-5/4
Monday-Ch. 5 p. 101-114, packet p. 5 C and D
Tuesday-Ch. 5 p. 115-129, packet p. 5 C and D
Wednesday-Ch. 6 p. 130-142, packet p. 6 C and D
Thursday-Ch. 6 p. 143-155, packet p. 6 C and D
Friday-Packet p. 17, 18, 19, 20


4/23-4/27
Monday-Ch. 3, p. 49-61,  packet p. 3: C and D
Tuesday-Ch. 3, p. 62-72, packet p. 3: C and D

Wednesday-Ch. 4 p. 73-85, packet p. 4: C and D
Thursday- Ch. 4 p. 85-100, packet p. 4: C and D
Friday- packet pages 14, 15, 16


4/16-4/20
Monday-Wednesday Wars: Book Check out, Ch. 1, Begin C and D, packet p. 1
Tuesday-Ch. 1, Finish C and D
Wednesday-Ch. 2, Begin C and D, packet p. 2
Thursday-Ch. 2 Finish C and D, packet p. 2
Friday-Finish work Ch. 1 and 2, packet p. 11, 12, 13


4/9-4/13
Monday-Ghetto, Concentration/Extermination Camps
Tuesday-Anne Frank: Act 2 Scene 2-3-4-5
Wednesday-Anne Frank Movie
Thursday-Anne Frank Movie, Victims Story
Friday-Krystyna's Story, Holocaust Post-test

4/2-4-6
Monday-Anne Frank: Background and Power point
Tuesday-Act 1, Scene 1-2, Victim Cards
Wednesday-Act 1, Scene 3, Compare/Contrast
Thursday-Act 1, Scene 4 & 5,
Friday-Act 2, Scene 1


3/19-3/23
Monday-Paper Clip Movie.  4th:DA- Ch. 17 & 18 , 7th:NTS-Ch. 13 & 14, packet p. 13, 14, 21
Tuesday-Paper Clip Movie. 4th:DA-Ch. 19, Epilogue, packet due.  7th:NTS-Ch 15 & 16 packet p. 12
Wednesday-4th Devil's Arithmetic Movie, 7th:NTS-Ch. 16
Thursday-4th: Devil's Arithmetic Movie, 7th:NTS Ch. 17, Afterwards packet p. 28, 29, packet due
Friday-No School



3/12-3/16
Monday-Claims/Reasons review retest,  Final copy Argument Essay.
4th per. DA Ch. 11, packet p. 11, 12  7th per. NTS Ch.7, packet p 7, 9, 26, 27
Tuesday-Holocaust Power Point, Terrible Things, Pretest
4th per. DA   Ch. 12 & 13 packet DUE.  7th per. NTS Ch. 8 packet DUE
Wednesday-Holocaust Vocabulary Crossword practice
4th per. DA Ch. 14 packet p. 13-14. 7th per. NTS Ch. 9 & 10 packet p. 8, 9, 10
Thursday-The Boys Who Fought the Nazis, Read Think Explain Critical Thinking. 4th per.  DA Ch. 15 packet p. 15.  7th per. NTS Ch. 12 packet p. 11, 12
Friday- The Boys Who Fought the Nazis continued Quiz. 4th per. DA Ch. 16 packet p. 16. 7th NTS packet p. 20


3/5-3/9
Monday-Performance Assessment Analyze the Model p.4-18.  HW 4th period only, DA Ch. 5 p. 32-40 packet p. 5
Tuesday-Performance Assessment Perform the Task p. 24-31. HW 4th period only, DA Ch. 6 p. 41-49 packet p. 7
Wednesday- Perform the Task p. 24-31.  HW 4th period DA Ch. 7 & 8 p. 50-64 packet p. 9. 7th period NTS Ch. 4 p. 27-39 packet p. 4
Thursday-Argument Essay Rough Draft (Show Editing) HW 4th period DA Ch. 9 p. 65-72. 7th period NTS Ch. 5 p. 39-50 packet p. 5
Friday-Argument Essay Final Copy. HW 4th period DA Ch. 10 p. 73-83.  7th period NTS Ch. 6 p. 50-60 packet p. 6


2/26-3/2
Monday-Switch books: 4th period Devil's Arithmetic (DA) Ch. 1 & 2 p. 3-12 packet p. 1, 2.  7th period-Number the Stars (NTS) Ch. 1 p. 1-11 packet p. 1, 2
Tuesday-Claims & Reasons Test, Rough Draft Book Project HW: 4th DA Ch. 3 p. 13-21 packet p. 6. 7th NTS Ch. 2 p. 11-18 packet p. 2
Wednesday-Book Project Essay
Thursday-ELA Spring Test HW: 4th DA Ch. 4 p. 22-31 packet p. 3, 4.  7th NTS Ch. 3 p. 18-27 packet p. 3
Friday-ELA Spring Test


2/19-2/23
Monday-No School
Tuesday-4th period: Number the Stars Ch. 15 and 16 p. 113-128, Packet p. 15, 16
                    7th period: Devil's Arithmetic Ch. 19 p 161-164, Epilogue p. 165-170
                    Packet p. 7 (book and packet due tomorrow)
Wednesday-4th period: Ch. 17 p. 128-132, Afterwards p. 133-137, Packet p. 17,18
                            7th period: Devil's Arithmetic Movie
Thursday-4th period: Packet p. 28-29 Book and Packets Due
                        7th period: Devil's Arithmetic Movie
Friday-Counselors 4 year plan


2/12-2/16
Monday-Debate research and write up HW. NTS-Ch. 8 p. 67-74 p. 8.  DA-Ch. 12 p. 96-104, Ch. 13 p. 105-111 p. 13
Tuesday- Debate presentation HW. NTS-Ch. 9 p. 74-82 p. 9-10, Ch. 10 p. 82-88.  DA Ch. 14 p. 112-121, p. 14
Wednesday-Debate presentation HW. NTS-Ch. 11 p. 88-95, Ch. 12 p.95-101 p. 11-12. DA-Ch. 15 p. 122-134 p. 15
Thursday-Comma Review Rules HW. NTS-packet p. 20 short answers.  DA-Ch. 16 p. 135-143 p. 16
Friday-Capitalization Review Rules,  Comma make up test.  HW. NTS-Ch. 13 p. 101-106 , Ch. 14 p. 106-113 p. 13, 14, 21.  DA-Ch. 17 and Ch. 18 p. 144-160


2/5-2/9
Monday-White Fang,  Track down, summarizing HW. Number the Stars:  Ch. 4 p. 27-39, packet p. 4.   Devil's Arithmetic: Ch. 7 and 8 p. 50-64, packet p. 9

Tuesday-Finish White Fang summary, Venn Diagram  HW. NTS: Ch. 5 p. 39-50 packet p. 5.  DA: Ch. 9 p. 65-72
Wednesday-Number the Stars: Ch. 6 and 7 p. 50-67 packet p. 1-7. 19, 26, 27 Due for grading.   Devil's Arithmetic: Ch. 10 and 11 p. 73-95 packet p. 1-7, 9, 11, 12 Due for grading.
Thursday-Intro to Debates, Choose topic
Friday-Research on Debates


1/29-2/2
Monday-Introduction to Number the Stars and Devil's Arithmetic. (These books will mostly be done as Homework)
4th period Number the Stars (NTS) Ch. 1 p. 1-11 packet p. 1, 2
7th period Devil's Arithmetic (DA) Ch. 1 p. 3-7 and Ch. 2 p. 7-12, packet p. 1, 2

Tuesday-Performance Assessment: Analyze the Model p. 4-8  HW: NTS-Ch. 2 p. 11-18, packet p. 2.  DA: Ch. 3 p. 13-21 packet p. 6
Wednesday-Performance Assessment: Analyze the Model p. 12-18.  HW: NTS-Ch. 3 p. 18-27, packet p. 3.  DA: Ch. 4 p. 22-31, packet p. 3, 4
Thursday- Performance Assessment: Perform the Task p. 24-31. HW: DA Ch. 5 p. 32-40 packet p. 5
Friday-Performance Assessment: Perform the Task p. 24-31. HW: DA Ch. 6 p. 41-49, packet p. 7

1/22-1/26
Monday-No School
Tuesday-District ELA testing
Wednesday-District ELA testing
Thursday-District ELA testing
Friday-District ELA testing

1/15-1/19
Monday-No School
Tuesday-Performance Assessment: Analyze the Model p. 4-10
Wednesday-Performance Assessment: Analyze the Model p. 4-10
Thursday-Practice the Task p. 12-22
Friday-Practice the Task p. 12-22

1/8-1/12
Monday-When do Kids become Adults, p. 235-242
Tuesday-When do Kids become Adults-DUE
Wednesday-Is 16 too Young to  Drive a Car?, p. 247-254
Thursday-Is 16 too Young to Drive a Car-DUE
Friday-Fatal Car, p. 256-257-DUE


1/1-1/5
Monday-No School
Tuesday-No School
Wednesday-Collections:  Marigolds p. 213-224, Text Evidence, Qt. 3 Book project
Textual Evidence
Thursday-Marigolds p. 213-224, Text Evidence, Counter Claim
Friday-Marigold p. 213-224 Text Evidence, Credible Source, Argument Vocabulary Pretest


12/18-12/20
Monday-Book Project Presentations
Tuesday-Book Project Presentations
No School till 1/3/2018
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


12/11-12/15
Monday-Figurative Language/Monster Calls Test,  Monster Calls Agree/Disagree
Tuesday-Monster Calls Final
Wednesday-Christmas Hunt
Thursday-Christmas Hunt
Friday-Quarter 2 Book Project,  Figurative Language post test


12/4-12/8
Monday-Figurative Language Post Test, Close Read: "Man-Made Monsters"
p. 35-40
Tuesday-Figurative Language Assessment, Monster Calls Vocabulary Test
Wednesday-Monster Calls Movie
Thursday-Monster Calls Movie
Friday-Monster Calls Movie, Packet p. 13, 14


11/27-12/1
Monday-Monster Calls-Ch. 23 p. 146-152, Ch. 24 p. 153-158, Ch. 25 p. 159-162, Packet p. 9, 10
Tuesday-Ch. 26 p. 163-168, Ch. 27 p. 169-172, Packet p. 11, 12
Wednesday-ISAT
Thursday-Ch. 28 p. 173-183, Ch. 29 p. 184-188
Friday-Mini Research  Homework: Finish research be prepared to submit on Monday


11/13-11/17
Monday-Ch. 11 p. 74-79, Ch. 12 p. 80-85, Packet p. 5,6 Vocabulary Word: Alliteration
Tuesday-Ch. 13 p. 86-90, Ch. 14 p. 91-98, Packet p. 5,6 Vocabulary Word: Allusion
Wednesday-Ch. 15 p. 99-107, Ch. 16 p. 108-114, Vocabulary Word: Analogy
Thursday-Ch. 17 p. 115-122, Ch. 18 p. 122-126 Vocabulary Word: Simile
Friday-Ch. 19 p. 127-130, Ch. 20 p. 131-135, Packet p. 7,8 Vocabulary Word:  Imagery


11/6-11/10
Monday-Monster Calls: Ch. 1 p. 1-9, Ch. 2 p. 10-17, Packet p. 2, Vocabulary Pre-test  HW. DUE
Tuesday-Ch. 3 p. 18-22, Ch. 4 p. 23-27, Packet p. 2
Wednesday-Ch. 5 p. 28-37, Ch. 6 p. 38-43, Ch. 7 p. 44-51, Packet p. 3
Thursday-Ch. 8 p. 52-57, Ch. 9 p. 58-64, Packet p. 3, 4
Friday-Ch. 10 p. 66-73, Packet p. 5, 6


10/30-11/3
Monday-Tell-Tale Heart p. 89-99, Police Report, Vocabulary paper, Portfolios
Tuesday-Tell-Tale Heart Video comparison essay, Police Report Due, Post-test
Wednesday-Monster Calls, Packet p. 1  H.W. Yew Tree****Conferences
Thursday-No School***Conferences
Friday-No School

10/23-10/27
Monday-What is the Horror Genre? p. 125-128, Pretest

Tuesday-Monkey's Paw p. 105-116, Vocabulary paper
Wednesday-Monkey's Paw finish, Video, Vocabulary paper
Thursday-Scary Tales p. 99-101, Open debate, Vocabulary paper
Friday-No School

10/16-10/20
Monday- Performance Assessment Step 3
Tuesday-Performance Assessment Step 3 (rough draft)
Wednesday-Performance Assessment Final Copy
Thursday-Book Project Power Point
Friday-Book Project presentation


10/9-10/13
Monday-Hidden Picture Essay, Cover Textbooks
Tuesday-Analyze the Model: Step 1
Wednesday-Analyze the Model: Step 1
Thursday-Practice the Task: Step 2
Friday-Practice the Task: Step 2


10/2-10/6
Monday-Final Essay Salva
Tuesday-Socratic Seminar Questions
Wednesday -Socratic  Seminar
Thursday-No School
Friday-No School


9/25-9/29
Monday-Packet p. 1, 2, 5,6,7,8,9 Packet workday
Tuesday-Walk Stations, Packets Due
Wednesday-Summative Citing Assessment, Begin Nya's Rough Draft, 
        H.W. Finish Nya's Rough Draft
Thursday-Nya's  Essay Final Copy
        H.W. Why would you like to go to BSU for a tour?
  Friday- Walk to Water Video,  questions

9/18-9/22
Monday-Long Walk to Water-Ch. 15 p. 90-96, Packet p. 2, Quiz 15
                        H.W. Nya's Outline
Tuesday-Ch. 16 p. 97-102, Packet p.3,  Quiz Ch. 16
                        H.W. Salva's Outline
Wednesday-Ch. 17 p. 103-110, Packet p. 3-4, Quiz 17
Thursday-Ch. 18 p. 111-115, Packet p. 5
                        H.W. Nya & Salva Venn Diagram
Friday-Message & Author's Note P. 116-121, Packet p. 7,8,9,


9/11-9/18
Monday- Long Walk to Water: Ch. 11 p. 64-69, Packet p. 20, Quiz 10

                H.W. Ch. 12 p. 70-75 Read Only
Tuesday-Ch. 13 p. 76-82, Packet p. 22, Quiz 12
 Wednesday-Socratic Seminar Higher Level Questions,
                H.W. Nya's Inference Chart (5 each)
Thursday-Socratic Seminar (Speaking / Listening Assessment)
Friday- Quiz 13 (Citing Formative Assessment), Ch. 14 p. 83-89, Packet p. 23 

                H.W. Salva's Inference Chart (5 each)

9/4-9/8
Monday-No School
Tuesday-Long Walk to Water-Ch. 6, p. 33-38.  Packet-p. 15.  Quiz 5. Vocabulary.
Wednesday-Ch. 7, p. 39-44.  Packet-p. 16. Quiz 6. Vocabulary
Thursday-Ch. 8, p. 45-50. Packet p. 17. Quiz 7. Vocabulary.  HW-Ch. 9, p. 51-56.  Packet p. 18.
Friday-Ch. 10, p. 57-63. Packet-p. 19.  Quizzes 8 & 9.  HW-Ch. 11, p. 64-69. Packet-p. 20.


8/28-9/1
Monday-Long Walk to Water-Ch. 1 p. 1-7. Packet 1,5,6,7,10.  Vocabulary
Tuesday-Ch. 2 p. 8-13. Packet 1,5,6,7,11.  Bell ringer quiz 1. Vocabulary
Wednesday-Ch. 3 p. 14-19. Packet 1,5,6,7,12. Bell ringer quiz 2. Vocabulary
Thursday-Ch. 3 p. 20-25. Packet 1,5,6,7,13. Bell ringer quiz 3. Vocabulary
Friday-Ch. 4 p. 26-32. Packet 1,5,6,7,14. Bell ringer quiz 4. Vocabulary


8/21-8/25
Monday-No School
Tuesday-No School
Wednesday-Intro to class, Close Read, Performance Assessments. 
Thursday-Close Read  "What to Bring" p. 9-12.
Friday-Close Read "Museum Indians" p. 13-18