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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.

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