8th Grade Reading and Communication Arts Lessons

Monday 8/29

Tuesday 8/30

Wednesday 8/31

Thursday 9/1

Friday 9/2

Reading

PIR Days

PIR Days

Discuss classroom

   Rules, materials

   needed, etc.

Getting to know you

   Classroom activity

Bring paper bags for extra credit

(2 per student)

Pass out text

   Books for reading

   & comm. arts and

   record damages

   and numbers

Beginning of

   year benchmark

   test

Writing

PIR Days

PIR Days

Why is literature important free write and classroom discussion  activity

Turn in “Letters of

   Introduction”

Beginning of

   year benchmark

   test

Comm.

        Arts

PIR Days

PIR Days

Talk about different

   ways of learning

   and how/why

   being challenged

   is important  

Cover text books

   and give 1st 5pt

   grade for having

   books covered

(5 pts will be given

   every Friday for

   having books

   covered)

Beginning of

   year benchmark

   test

Monday 9/4

Tuesday 9/5

Wednesday 9/6

Thursday 9/7

Friday 9/8

Reading

Labor Day

Library

Pass out notebook

   dividers and

   discuss how

   notebooks will

   be kept and

   graded

Classroom

   Discussion:

   “What does it

   mean to be

   perfect?”

Bell ringer: Reading

   warm up for “The

   11:59”

Read “The 11:59”

   with partner

HW: Vocabulary

   warm up for “The

   11:59”

Bell ringer: Learning

   About Fiction and

   Nonfiction pg.18

HW: Model

   Selection: Fiction

   and Nonfiction

   Pg. 19-20

Writing

Labor Day

Pass back scores

   from beginning of

   year benchmark

   test and record

   them on test

   graph

“What is a perfect

   Community? Is

   there such a

   thing?”

Continue Perfect

   Community

   Project

Finish perfect

   Community

   Project

Present to class on

   Monday

Comm.

        Arts

Labor Day

Begin studying 55

   Prepositions

Starting with 1-11

Quiz over 1-11 on

   Tuesday

Break up into

   groups to begin

   planning outline

   for “The Perfect

   Community”

Begin drawing

   map of community

   on bigger poster

   paper

Finish perfect

   Community

   Project

Present to class on

   Monday


 

Monday 9/11

Tuesday 9/12

Wednesday 9/13

Thursday 9/14

Friday 9/15

Reading

Present Utopian

   societies to class

   debate on the

   pros and cons of

   each society to

   determine if there

   is a possibility of

   a perfect

   community

Library

Background info

   on Lois Lowry

   and The Giver

Begin Reading

    The Giver

What is Plot

   pg. 6-7

Continue reading

   The Giver

   (through chapter

       five)

Identify plot

   elements from

   The Giver

Quiz over chapters

   1-3 of The Giver

Continue reading

   The Giver

 

Reading for

   information

   pg. 82 Lit book

Writing

Present Utopian

   societies to class

   debate on the

   pros and cons of

   each society to

   determine if there

   is a possibility of

   a perfect

   community

Study Preps

   12-22

Writing a new

   ending

   pg. 20-21

Continue reading

   The Giver

 

Conflict and

   resolution within

   stories

   pg. 8-9

Comm.

        Arts

Begin studying

   12-22

SSR

Roots -trib-,

   -scop-, limin-,

   -judex-

   pg. 12-13

Grammar: Nouns

   Pg. 294 in writing

   coach

HW: pg. 296-297

   1-20 & 1-20 all

Go over preps

   12-22

Go over grammar

   assignment from

   yesterday with

   partner

Class questions

   about assignment

Correct grammar

   from yesterday

Writing Coach

   Proper Nouns

   pg. 299 1-20 all

Prepositions 12-22

   quiz

Common and

   Proper Nouns

   pg. 14-15

Monday 9/18

Tuesday 9/19

Wednesday 9/20

Thursday 9/21

Friday 9/22

Reading

Bell Ringer: Using

   Information to

   Solve a Problem

   pg. 4-5

Practice Preps

   23-33

Making Predictions

   pg. 2-3

Read The Giver

   What predictions

   can we make so

   far from the

   information we

   have

Job assignment

   group activity

Outline descriptive    

   essay using

    pg. 24-25

Begin writing

   descriptive essay

   about 1 character

   from The Giver

Discuss chapters

   11 & 12 of The

   Giver 

Read chapter 13 as

   a class

Read chapter 14

   with partners

TEACHER PIR

   NO SCHOOL

Writing

Continue reading

   The Giver

Job assignment

   group activity

Write a

   professional

   letter

Revise and finalize

Cont. typing essay

   describing one

   character from

   the giver

Practice

   Prepositions

   34-44

TEACHER PIR

   NO SCHOOL

Comm.

        Arts

Mood and Author’s

   Style worksheets

   and class

   discussion

Job assignment

   group activity

Read Writing a

   descriptive essay

   pg. 104

Grammar plural

   nouns

   Pg. 16-17

Concrete, Abstract,

   and possessive

   nouns

   pg. 18-19

TEACHER PIR

   NO SCHOOL


Monday 9/26

Tuesday 9/27

Wednesday 9/28

Thursday 9/29

Friday 9/30

Reading

The Giver

   sequence of

   events activity

Continue reading

   The Giver as a

   class to the end

   of chapter 20

8TH GRADE FIELD

   TRIP TO

   UNIVERSITY OF

   MONTANA

Discuss chapters

   18,19,20 in The

   Giver

Read chapters

   21, 22, 23

Finish Book

Begin watching film

   adaption of

   The Giver

Compare

   similarities and

   differences from

   book to movie

Continue watching

   The Giver

Writing

Print off descriptive

   essays

8TH GRADE FIELD

   TRIP TO

   UNIVERSITY OF

   MONTANA

Practice

   Prepositions

   34-44

Discuss planner

   final novel project

   for The Giver

Prepositions

   quiz 34-44

Comm.

        Arts

Library

Practice

   Prepositions

   34-44

Peer edit

   descriptive

   essays

Introduce Final

   Project for

   The Giver

8TH GRADE FIELD

   TRIP TO

   UNIVERSITY OF

   MONTANA

Write an alternate

   ending for The

   Giver

Practice

   Prepositions

   34-44

Writing: Writing A

   New Ending

   pg. 20-21

Study preps

   34-44

Begin planning for

   The Giver final

   project


Monday 10/3

Tuesday10/4

Wednesday 10/5

Thursday 10/6

Friday 10/7

Reading

Finish watching film

   version of The

   Giver making

   notes about major

   differences and

   why they were

   made

Work on The Giver

   final project

DUE MONDAY

EARLY OUT

Begin reading

   “The Speckled

   Band”

Jeopardy review

   for Benchmark

   1 test

Benchmark 1

   Test

Writing

Finish watching film

   version of The

   Giver making

   notes about major

   differences and

   why they were

   made

Work on The Giver

   final project

DUE MONDAY

EARLY OUT

Speckled Band

   Freyer Model

   Vocabulary

Jeopardy review

   for Benchmark

   1 test

Benchmark 1

   Test

Comm.

        Arts

Begin planning for

   individual final

   projects

Study preps 34-44

Work on The Giver

   final project

DUE MONDAY

EARLY OUT

Study Preps 34-44

Prepositions

   pictionary

Jeopardy review

   for Benchmark

   1 test

Benchmark 1

   Test


Monday 10/10

Tuesday10/12

Wednesday 10/13

Thursday 10/14

Friday 10/15

Reading

Begin reading

   “The Speckled

   Band”

Continue reading

   The Speckled

   Band as class

   and with partners

Recognize Details

   That Indicate

   Author’s Purpose

   & Literary

   Analysis: Mood

   pg. 157-158

 Study prepositions

   44-54

Finish reading story

   Discuss author’s  

   purpose and mood

   of the story

   44-54

Finish reading story

   Discuss author’s  

   purpose and  

   mood of the story

Watch film adaption

   of “The Speckled

   Band”

Discuss alternate

   endings for the

   story

Writing

Begin reading

   “The Speckled

   Band”

Library

Study prepositions

   44-54

Writing Outline:

   Observations

   journal pg. 48-49

Study prepositions

   44-54

Study for final

   preposition test

   1-55

Comm.

        Arts

Turn in Giver final

   Projects

Present projects to

   the class

Bell Ringer:

   Consider A

   Career As A

   Detective

   pg. 160  

Vocabulary roots

   -duc-, -lum-,

   -sol-, -equi-

   pg. 36-37

Grammar: Personal

   pronouns pg. 300

   1-10

HW: Pronoun tenses

   pg. 38-39

Pronoun tenses

   Writing Coach

   pg. 499

HW: 1-20

   pg. 501 in writing

   coach

Correct pg. 501

   1-20

Discuss nominative,

   objective, and

   possessive cases


Monday 10/19

Tuesday 10/20

Wednesday 10/21

Thursday 10/22

Friday 10/23

Reading

Begin writing letter

   using issue

   outlined in

   observations

   journal

Library

Revising for

   Pronoun

   Antecedent

   Agreement

   pg. 42-43

Edit letter with a

   Peer

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

Writing

Prepositions

   practice 1-55

Prepositions

   practice 1-55

Final preposition

   Test 1-55

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

Comm.

        Arts

Preposition

   Sentences

   partner activity

Pronoun -

   Antecedent

   Agreement

   pg. 42-43

Continue writing

   persuasive

   letter

Reflexive pronouns

   Writing Coach

HW: Reflexive

   Pronouns

   pg. 40-41

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

NO SCHOOL
  STATE MEA

   CONFERENCE

Monday 10/24

Tuesday 10/25

Wednesday 10/26

Thursday 10/28

Friday 10/29

Reading

Reading Warm

   up for “The

   American Dream”

Vocabulary builder

   Read “The

   American Dream”

Library

Read “The

   American Dream”

   with partner

Listen American

   Dream as class

Focus on author’s

   style

WKS: Reading to

   Evaluate Author’s

   Purpose &

   Author’s Style

   pg. 196-197

Discuss Delivering

   Speech pg.199

Choose a famous

   speech from the

   list of 6 speeches

Continue marking

   speeches and

   begin practicing

   with partner

Writing

Musical Pronouns

Reflexive pronoun

   practice pg. 178

   in literature book

Practice delivering

   a speech

   effectively

   pg. 199

Start reading

   speeches and

   making marks

   for emphasising

Practice delivering

   speech

Comm.

        Arts

Final prep test

Musical Pronouns

   Practice

Library

Create your own

   Prepositional

   Phrases and

   Identify them in

   Sentences

Vocabulary Builder

   pg. 198

SSR

Reflexive Pronouns

   pg. 200

 Practice delivering

   speech


Monday 10/31

Tuesday 11/1

Wednesday 11/2

Thursday 11/3

Friday 11/4

Reading

Deliver historical

   speeches

Library

SSR: Reading

   Warm up for

   “The Finsish of

   Patsy Barnes”

   and “The

   Drummer Boy of

   Shilo”

HW: Vocab warm

   up for two stories

Listen to “Patsy

   Barnes” and “The

   Drummer Boy…”

Take notes on how

   the characters

   change as a result

   of events from

   the story

Character compare

   and contrast

   project

NO SCHOOL

Writing

Deliver historical

   speeches

Vocabulary builder

   for stories

Character compare

   and contrast

   project

NO SCHOOL

Comm.

        Arts

Deliver historical

   speeches

Read “Finish” &

   “Drummer Boy”

Begin planning for

   comparing

   characters project

Character compare

   and contrast

   project

NO SCHOOL


Monday 11/7

Tuesday 11/8

Wednesday 11/9

Thursday 11/10

Friday 11/11

Reading

Complete Patsy

   and Joby

   compare and

   contrast posters

Library

Organize

   Notebook for

   Quarter notebook

   Check on

   Wednesday

Early Out

Jeopardy Review

   for Benchmark 2

Conflict/Resolution

   simulation

Unit 2: Can All

   Conflict be

   resolved

pg. 230 Lit book

Benchmark Test 2

Writing

Organize

   Notebook for

   Quarter notebook

   Check on

   Wednesday

Organize

   Notebook for

   Quarter notebook

   Check on

   Wednesday

Jeopardy Review

   for Benchmark 2

Big Question

   Vocabulary

   Packet pg. 1-3

Benchmark Test 2

Comm.

        Arts

Author’s Purpose

   Main Idea and

   Details, Mood,

   and Author’s

   Style, Comparing

   Characters from

   a different Era

   Review Packet

pg. 26-51

Quarter 1 Notebook

   Check

Jeopardy Review

   for Benchmark 2

Elements of a

   Short Story:

   Plot, Characters,

   Theme

HW: 1-8 pg. 243

   Lit Book

Benchmark Test 2

Clean out

   Notebooks for

   Quarter 1


Monday 11/14

Tuesday 11/15

Wednesday 11/16

Thursday 11/17

Friday 11/18

Reading

Prefixes and

   suffixes de-, -ee,

   -ity activity

   come up with

   5 words for each

HW: pg. 62-63

Bell ringer: Vocab

   Builder for “Who

   Can Replace

   A Man”

Choose 1 of the

   two stories to

   read

Bell Ringer: Vocab

   Builder for “Tears

   Of Autumn”

Continue reading

   chosen story and

   discuss how to

   present the stories

   characters, theme,

   setting, vocabulary,

   etc. to the rest of

   the class

Continue working

   with group to

   prepare teaching

   presentation of

   chosen story

Group 1 teach

   “Who Can

   Replace A Man”

   to other half of

   class

Writing

Reading Warm up

   for “Tears of

   Autumn” “Who

   Can Replace A

   Man’

Library

Continue reading

  stories and building

  presentations

Continue working

   with group to

   prepare teaching

   presentation of

   chosen story

Teaching stories

Comm.

        Arts

Read intros for both

   stories

Choose which story

   to read with a

   group and

   prepare a

   summarization

   presentation for

   the class

Break into groups

   and begin reading

   chosen story

Action verbs

   pg. 313-315

HW: pg. 316

   1-20 all

Linking Verbs

   pg. 317-318

HW: pg. 319 1-10

        pg. 320 1-10

Continue working

   with group to

   prepare teaching

   presentation of

   chosen story

Group 2 teach

   “Tears of

   Autumn”

   to other half of

   class


Monday 11/21

Tuesday 11/22

Wednesday 11/23

Thursday 11/24

Friday 11/25

Reading

Prepare for writing

Writing a description

   of a setting

   pg. 51

Writing short fiction

   story about a

   community 100

   years in the future

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

Writing

Writing short fiction

   story about a

   community 100

   years in the future

Library

Writing short fiction

   story about a

   community 100

   years in the future

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

Comm.

        Arts

Writing short fiction

   story about a

   community 100

   years in the future

Writing short fiction

   story about a

   community 100

   years in the future

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK


Monday 11/28

Tuesday 11/29

Wednesday 11/30

Thursday 12/1

Friday 12/2

Reading

Gover editing marks

   for peer editing

   essays/stories

Begin peer editing

   short stories

Vocab warm up

   for “Tell Tale

   Heart”

Listen to reading of

   story

Partner re-read The

   Tell Tale Heart

Listen to reading of

   The Raven 

HW: Reading:

   Compare and

   Contrast & Literary

   Analysis:

   Character Traits

   pg. 85-86

Read two

   summaries of

   Tell Tale Heart

Compare and

   contrast their

   details

Determine their

   effectiveness in

   concisely

   explaining the

   story

Selection Test over

   Tell Tale Heart

Final Draft of short

   stories due

Writing

Print of fiction story

Library

Watch cinematic

   rendition of Tell

   Tale Heart

Timed Writing:

   Evaluate two

   summaries

Read short stories

   for extra credit

Comm.

        Arts

Make corrections

   to short story and

   print off final draft

Review Action and

   Linking Verbs

Action and Linking

   Verbs pg. 64-65

Bell Ringer:

   Test practice

The Tell Tale Heart

   Plot poster

Finish The Tell Tale    

   Heart Plot poster

Read short stories

   for extra credit

Finish The Tell Tale    

   Heart Plot poster


Monday 12/5

Tuesday 12/6

Wednesday 12/7

Thursday 12/8

Friday 12/9

Reading

Library

Bell Ringer:

   Sentence

   Diagramming to

   identify parts of

   speech

Review Action and

   Linking Verbs

Redo worksheet

   from last week

Reading Warm Up

   for “Up the Slide”

   and “A Glow in

   the Dark”

HW: Vocab Warm

   Up for stories

Begin reading “Up

   The Slide” and

   “A Glow in the

   Dark”

Listen to two

   stories as a

   class

Watch “Gold

   Fever” to

   compare and

   contrast

   cinematic version

   to written version

Literary Analysis:

   Fiction and

   Nonfiction

   Narrative

Integrated

   Language Skills:

   Support for

   Writing to

   Compare Use of

   Details in

   Narratives

   pg. 106,108

Writing

Finish reading

   short stories for

   extra credit

Test Practice:

   Reading

   pg. 306-307

Revising Irregular

   Verbs pg. 68-69

Using Irregular

   Verbs in

   Participle Form

Compare and

   Contrast

   pg. 52-53

Timed writing:

   Compare details

   between fictional

   and nonfictional

   narratives

Comm.

        Arts

Bell Ringer:

   Integrated

   Language Skills:

   Grammar

Principal Parts of

   Regular Verbs

HW: pg. 66-67

Correct pg. 66-67

The four principal

   parts of verbs

   Writing Coach

   Pg. 470

HW: pg. 472

              1-20 all

Bell Ringer:

   Conjugating 5

   Verbs

Writing coach

   Identifying

   Irregular Verbs

   pg. 473-

Bell Ringer:

   Conjugating 5

   Verbs

Correct pg. 472

Revising Irregular

   Verbs pg. 68-69

Timed writing:

   Compare details

   between fictional

   and nonfictional

   narratives


Monday 12/12

Tuesday 12/13

Wednesday 12/14

Thursday 12/15

Friday 12/16

Reading

Reading Warm Up

   for Flowers for

  Algernon

HW: Vocab warm

   up Flowers for

   Algernon

   pg.

Begin reading

   Flowers for

   Algernon as a

   class

Read “Flowers for

   Algernon”  as a

   class and with

   partners

Read “Flowers for

   Algernon”  as a

   class and with

   partners

Flowers for

   Algernon inkblot

   activity

Writing

Comparing an

   Original to a

   Summary

   pg. 54-55

Library

Round and Flat

   characters

Read “Flowers for

   Algernon”  as a

   class and with

   partners

Flowers for

   Algernon inkblot

   activity

Comm.

        Arts

ISIP

   Testing

Discuss setting,

   characters,

   and types of

   narratives

Give examples

   from “Algernon”

Find examples of

   Round characters

   and Flat

   characters in

   “Algernon” and use

   textual evidence

   to show that they

   are round and flat

Round and Flat

   Characters from

   Story paper

Flowers for

   Algernon inkblot

   activity


Monday 12/19

Tuesday 12/20

Wednesday 12/21

Thursday 12/22

Friday 12/23

Reading

Watch cinematic

   version of Flowers

   for Algernon

Jeopardy Review for

   Benchmark 3

Benchmark 3

   Test

Organize notebook

   for mid quarter

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK

Writing

Watch cinematic

   version of Flowers

   for Algernon

Jeopardy Review for

   Benchmark 3

Benchmark 3

   Test

Organize notebook

   for mid quarter

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK

Comm.

        Arts

Watch cinematic

   version of Flowers

   for Algernon

Jeopardy Review for

   Benchmark 3

Benchmark 3

   Test

Organize notebook

   for mid quarter

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK


Monday 12/26

Tuesday 12/29

Wednesday 12/30

Thursday 12/31

Friday 1/1

Reading

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK

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Writing

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK

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Comm.

        Arts

CHRISTMAS

   BREAK

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   BREAK


Monday 1/4

Tuesday 1/5

Wednesday 1/6

Thursday 1/7

Friday 1/8

Reading

Reading Warm Up

   for “The Story

   Teller”

pg. 186-187

Vocabulary Warm

   Up for “The Story

   Teller”

pg. 184-185

Determining

   Inferences and

   Theme using

   details from text

Begin reading “The

   Story Teller”

Listen to “The Story

   Teller”

Re- read story with

   a partner to study

   structure and

   theme of story

HW: pg. 189-190

Continue writing

   Fable

Finish writing

   fable and print off

   be ready to read

   to class on

   Monday  

Writing

Record Benchmark

   3 Scores

Library

SSR

Continue writing

   Fable

Continue writing

   Fable

Comm.

        Arts

Roots and Prefixes

   -spec-, -nounc-,

   mis-, per-

HW: pg. 86-87

Bell Ringer: Present

   Past, Future

   tenses in verbs

Grammar: Simple

   Tenses

HW: pg. 88-89

Write original fabel

   with a partner

   modeled after the

   story that the

   bachelor tells the

   children

Class verb mad

   lib activity

Verb pronoun races

   and charades

Create own mad

   lib using different

   tenses of verbs


Monday 1/9

Tuesday 1/10

Wednesday 1/11

Thursday 1/12

Friday 1/13

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Bell Ringer: Test

   warm up pg. 321

   in writing coach

Grammar:

   Perfect tenses

   pg. 478-481

HW: pg.483 1-20 all

Grammar:

   Perfect tenses

   practice

HW: pg. 90-91

Begin Reading

   “The White

   Umbrella”

Latin and Greek

   Roots

   pg. 224-225

Review Literary

   Analysis: Theme

   pg. 82-83

   Comparing

   Symbols

   pg. 84-85

Writing

3rd Period

Writing dialogue

   practice

pg. 96-97

Library

Analyzing Point of

   View

pg. 80-81

pg. 76-77

pg. 78-79

Writing: Personal

   Essay Practice

pg. 98-99

Reading

4th Period

Bell Ringer:

   Reading warm up

   for “Umbrella” &

   “Medicine” as

   class

Vocab Warm up &

   Builder/Big Q

   for “Umbrella” &

   “Medicine”

HW: pg. 205-206

        pg. 209,211

Read “Umbrella”

   & “Medicine”

Focus on symbols

   through story

HW: pg. 210,212

Practice writing

   Dialogue

   correctly and

   Identifying detail

   within

Reading: Make

   Inferences,

   Recognizing

   Appeals to

   Emotion review

Selection Test over

   over “The White

   Umbrella” and

   “The Medicine

   Bag”

   


Monday 1/16

Tuesday 1/17

Wednesday 1/18

Thursday 1/19

Friday 1/20

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Martin Luther King

   Day

NO SCHOOL

Subject Verb

   Agreement

   pg. 92-93

ISIP January

   Test

Benchmark 4

   Test

Using proper and

   demonstrative

   adjectives

HW: pg. 336 1-20

        pg. 337 1-10

Writing

3rd Period

Martin Luther King

   Day

NO SCHOOL

Library

Benchmark 4

   Jeopardy Review

Organize

   Notebooks

Begin Nonfiction

Elements of

   Literary

   Nonfiction

   pg. 462-472

Grammar: Identify

   Adjectives and

   Articles

HW: pg. 328 1-20

        pg. 330 1-10

Reading

4th Period

Martin Luther King

   Day

NO SCHOOL

Writing: Personal

   Essay

   A Lesson You

   Learned from

   An Important

   Experience

Benchmark 4

   Jeopardy Review

Benchmark 4

   Test

Reading warm up

   “Harriet Tubman”

Vocab warm up

   for “Harriet

   Tubman”

Begin reading

   “Harriet Tubman”


Monday 1/25

Tuesday 1/26

Wednesday 1/27

Thursday 1/28

Friday 1/29

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Bell Ringer:

   pg. 338 WC

Identifying and

   using adverbs

HW: pg. 344 1-20

Grammar:

   Adverbs

HW: pg. 116-117

Write How-To

   Essay

Roots and suffixes

   -ly, -ance, -val-,

   -nym-

Grammar:

   Comparative

   and superlative

   forms of words

HW: pg. 118-119

Writing

3rd Period

Review Adjectives

   and Articles work

   from yesterday

HW: Adjectives

   and Articles

   wks pg. 114-115

Library

EARLY OUT

Finish reading

   how-to essays

Bell ringer:

   comparative and

   superlative forms

Reading

4th Period

Finish reading

   “Harriet Tubman”

Compound

   adjectives and

   pronouns as

   adjectives

Writing: How-To

   Essay Planning

How to be

   successful in

   high school and

   higher education

Write How-To

   Essay

Bell Ringer:

   Narrative Essay

   pg. 106-107

Difference between

   Biography and

   Autobiography

HW: pg. 108-109

Reading warm up

   for “Vision of

   Maya Ling Yin”

HW: Vocab warm

   up for “Maya Ling

   Yin”

   pg. 62-63


Monday 2/1

Tuesday 2/2

Wednesday 2/3

Thursday 2/4

Friday 2/5

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Enrichment:

   Design a

   memorial

Drawing

Writing about the

   big question and

   vocab builder for

   stories

   pg. 105,107

Bell Ringer: How-

   to integrating

   grammar skills

   pg. 119

Comparing types of

   organization,

   support for writing

   to compare

   pg. 106,108

Writing

3rd Period

Lit Analysis: Bio and

   Autobio

HW: pg. 67-68

Reading

4th Period

Read “Always

   Remember: The

   Vision of Maya

   Ling Yin”

Make connections

   between support

   and main idea

Writing about big

   question vocab,

   vocab builder

Read about the war

   in Vietnam

   pg. 529-533

Reading and Vocab

   warm up for

   “Forest Fires”

   “Why the Leaves

   Turn Color in the

   Fall” and “The

   Season’s

   Curmudgeon

   Sees the Light”

Begin Reading

   stories

Finish Reading

   “Forest Fires”

   “Why the Leaves

   Turn Color in the

   Fall” and “The

   Season’s

   Curmudgeon

   Sees the Light”

Open book test for

   stories (as a

   class discussion)


Monday 2/8

Tuesday 2/9

Wednesday 2/10

Thursday 2/11

Friday 2/12

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Jeopardy study for

   benchmark 5

Benchmark 5

   Test

Grammar:

   Conjunctions

HW: pg. 360 1-10

        pg. 361 11-20

Bell ringer: Test

   practice

   pg. 362

Conjunctions

   Practice

HW: pg. 138-139

Word roots

   pg. 136-137

Practice

   prepositions

Identify and use

   preps

HW: pg. 140-141

Writing

3rd Period

Jeopardy study for

   benchmark 5

Library

Roots -bellum-,

   -vlad-, -pass-,

   -tract-

pg. 136-137

Review

   prepositions

Prepare to present

   action plan to

   class on Monday

Reading

4th Period

Jeopardy study for

   benchmark 5

Benchmark 5

   Test

Reading and Vocab

   warm up for “On

   Woman’s Right to

   Sufferage

HW: pg. 145-146

Read and discuss

   “On Woman’s

   Right to

   Sufferage”

HW: pg. 150-151

Enrichment:

   Community Action

   Plan (w/partner)


Monday 2/16

Tuesday 2/17

Wednesday 2/18

Thursday 2/19

Friday 2/20

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

PRESIDENT’S

   DAY

NO SCHOOL

Finish up final

   touches on

   Community

   Action Plan

Bell ringer:

   Review

   Conjunctions

Combining

   Sentences with

   conjunctions

HW: pg. 142-143

Writing a response

   to “Sharting the

   American Dream”

Read peer

   response to Colin

   Powell’s speech

Respond to your

   peer’s response

   and discuss

   opinions

Writing

3rd Period

PRESIDENT’S

   DAY

NO SCHOOL

Library

Timed Writing

   Bell Ringer

Response:

   pg. 148-149

Complete response

Reading

4th Period

PRESIDENT’S

   DAY

NO SCHOOL

Present Community

   Action Plan to

   Class

Reading Warm up

   for “Sharing the

   American Dream”

   (discuss as class)

HW: Vocab Warm

   Up for “Sharing

   the American

   Dream”

   pg.166-167

Begin reading

   “Sharing the

   American Dream”

HW: Fact and

   Opinion, Word

   Choice to Convey

   Ideas pg. 171-172

Selection test

   over “Sharing

   the American

   Dream”


Monday 2/22

Tuesday 2/23

Wednesday 2/24

Thursday 2/25

Friday 2/26

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Begin gathering

   details to write

   an editorial

Writing an editorial

   pg. 150-151

Begin planning

   writing for

   Editorial

Begin writing

   editorial

Finish writing

   editorials

Peer edit

   editorials

Edit editorial essays

   final draft due

   Monday

Writing

3rd Period

Read Analyzing

   Arguments:

   Editorial and

   Speech

pg. 592-597

Continue writing

   Editorial

Continue writing

   editorials

Make corrections

   to editorials

Mini editing

   lesson

Reading

4th Period

Reading warm up

  for “Emancipation”

   and “Brown vs.

   Board of Ed.”

As class

Vocab warm up for

   two nonfiction

   peices

pg. 205-206

Begin reading

   “Emancipation”

   and “Brown vs.

   Board of Ed.”

Continue writing

   editorials

Continue reading

   “Emancipation”

   and “Brown vs.

   Board of Ed.”

HW: Comparing

   Tone and Writing

   to Compare Tone

   pg. 210,212

Selection Test over

   two historical

   speeches/stories


Monday 2/22

Tuesday 2/23

Wednesday 2/24

Thursday 2/25

Friday 2/26

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Vocabulary

   workshop in Lit

   book

pg. 622-623

Jeopardy review for

   Benchmark 6

   Test

Benchmark 6

   Test

Roots and Prefixes

   in-, trans-,

   -cede-, -vert-

Write a poem with

   a specific rhyme

   scheme and

   stanza/line limit

Writing

3rd Period

Communications

   workshop in Lit

pg. 624-625

Library

EARLY OUT

Pass out and

   Cover Volume 2

   text books

Write a poem with

   a specific rhyme

   scheme and

   stanza/line limit

Reading

4th Period

Benchmark 6

   Review topics

Fact and Opinion,

   Propositions and

   Support Patterns,

   Persuasive

   Techniques, Word

   Choice, Tone,

   Response,

   Evaluation

pg. 126-135,

      146-148

Jeopardy review for

   Benchmark 6

   Test

Benchmark 6

   Test

Introduce Unit 4:

   Poetry

Big question: What

   is the secret to

   reaching

   someone with

   words?

Lit book:

   pg. 636-648

HW: Big question

   vocabulary

   pg. 1,3

Continue elements

   of poetry

   


Monday 3/7

Tuesday 3/8

Wednesday 3/9

Thursday 3/10

Friday 3/11

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Grammar:

   Subject

   compliments

HW: pg.164-165

Direct and Indirect

   objects practice

HW: pg.166-167

Bell ringer:

   Direct and

   Indirect objects

Writing: A study for

   a Poem

   pg. 172-173

Sentence

   compliments

   Direct and

   Indirect objects

HW: pg. 388 1-20

        pg. 391 1-20

   In writing coach

Subject

   complements

   Predicates

HW: pg. 394 1-10

        Pg. 395 1-10

Writing

3rd Period

Finish poem

Library

Finish reading

   poems

EARLY OUT

Poem themes and

   symbols

Test essay

Reading

4th Period

Read poems to

   class

Look for rhyme and

   alliteration

Reading warm up

   for “Cat’ “Silver”

   and “Your World”

HW: Vocab warm up

   pg. 23-24

Read poems “Cat”

   “Silver” and

   “Your World”

Fill out poetry

   themes and

   symbols as you

   read for each

   poem

Discuss elements

   of symbolism

   and multiple

   themes for

   each poem

Selection tests

   over the 6 poems


Monday 3/14

Tuesday 3/15

Wednesday 3/16

Thursday 3/17

Friday 3/18

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Write an

   Introduction for

   short poems

   written last week

WKS: Writing:

   Introduction

   pg. 170-171

Write 20 sentences

   all must contain

   a direct object and

   at least 5 must

   have and indirect

   object that is NOT

   an object of a

   preposition

Go over transitive

   and intransitive

   verbs

Take examples of

   DO and IO

   sentences and do

   them as a class

Bell ringer:

   Integrated

   language skills

   pg. 89

Revising for active

   and passive

   voice

HW: pg. 168-169

Enrichment wind

   Strength

   Description

   “poem”

Writing

3rd Period

Writing about the

   Big question

Vocabulary builder

Pg. 84,86

LIBRARY

Pg. 316 1-20 all

Sports assembly

Write wind strength

   “poem” and read

   and discuss with

   class

Reading

4th Period

Reading warm up

   for poetry

   collection Neruda,

   Bishop, Dickinson

   with partner

HW: vocab warm

   up for three

   poems pg. 80-81

Read 3 poems

   with a partner

   and fill out read

   ahead to

   determine

   meaning and

   figurative

   language

pg. 85-86

Read 3 poems as

   a class and

   discuss themes

   and symbols

HW: Enrichment

   and Extended

   Learning

   pg. 88,91

Bell ringer:

   Test practice

   pg. 690-691 in

   lit book

Reading for

   Information:

   Comparing and

   Contrasting

   consumer

   materials

HW: pg. 154-155

Reread 3 poems

Open book test

   Over Neruda,

   Bishop, and

   Dickinson poems

Go over parts of

   test together as

   class

Monday 3/18

Tuesday 3/19

Wednesday 3/20

Thursday 3/21

Friday 3/22

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Bell ringer: revise

   passive voice

   sentences to

   active voice

Write storm poem

Sound

   Devices

   pg. 106,108

Present poem or

   prose piece about

   wind force

Discuss sound

   Devices in

   Poems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9LSj-up1xw

Gear Up My Voice

   Survey

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!

Writing

3rd Period

Continue writing

   Storm prose/

   poem

Library

Give examples of

   Consonance,

   Alliteration,

   Assonance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Lxn8NzwbA

Gear Up My Voice

   Survey

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!

Reading

4th Period

Bell Ringer:

   Sound Devices

   in poetry

Vocabulary warm

   up and reading

   warm up for

   selections by

   Bottoms and

   White

Present poem or

   prose piece about

   wind force

Bell ringer:

   Reading Warm

   Up for selections

   by Bottoms and

   White

Begin reading

   Selections and

   compare the

   differences

   between poetry

   and prose

Continue sound

   devices

   examples video

Give/Find real life

   sound devices

   in poetry, song

   lyrics, and make

   up own examples

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!


Monday 3/28

Tuesday 3/29

Wednesday 3/30

Thursday 3/31

Friday 4/1

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!

Active and passive

   voice review

HW: Active and

   Passive voice

   worksheet

Jeopardy review

   for benchmark

   7

Benchmark 7

   Test

Silhouette self

   Reflective poem

Writing

3rd Period

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!

Library

Jeopardy review

   for benchmark

   7

Benchmark 7

   Test

Silhouette self

   Reflective poem

Reading

4th Period

NO SCHOOL

   SPRING BREAK!

Review packet

   Context Clues,

   Figurative

   Language,

   Problem Solution

   Essay Guide

HW: pg. 152-175

Study guide review

   for benchmark

   7

Benchmark 7

   Test

Silhouette self

   Reflective poem,


Monday 4/4

Tuesday 4/5

Wednesday 4/6

Thursday 4/7

Friday 4/8

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Research Power

   Point: What is

   Research?

Review all Unit

   Big Questions

   from beginning of

   year until now to

   generate valid

   Research

   questions

Unit organizer for

   Research unit

Continue

   Generating

   Research

   Questions

Begin thinking

   about one

   seriously for

   research topic

Continue

   Generating

   Research

   Questions

Continue discussion

   of elements of

   true research

Continue

   Generating

   Research

   Questions

Continue discussion

   of elements of

   true research

Continue

   Generating

   Research

   Questions

Continue discussion

   of elements of

   true research

Writing

3rd Period

Review all Unit

   Big Questions

   from beginning of

   year until now

LIBRARY

Research

Research

Research

Reading

4th Period

Finish silhouette

   self poems

Reading warm up

   for Lazarus,

   Longfellow, and

   Dunbar

HW: Vocab warm

   up pg. 145-146

Bell Ringer:

   Grammar

   Preps and Prep

   Phrases pg. 154

Begin reading

   Lazarus,

   Longfellow, and

   Dunbar poems

Discuss elements,

   symbols, themes

   of each poem

Reread Lazarus,

   Longfellow, and

   Dunbar poems

Paraphrase lines

   to pull out

   Meaning

Lyric and Narrative

   Poems

HW: pg. 150-151

Selection test over

   Poems by Lazarus

   Longfellow and

   Dunbar


Monday 4/11

Tuesday 4/12

Wednesday 4/13

Thursday 4/14

Friday 4/15

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Using Appositive

   Phrases

HW: pg. 406

        1-20 all

Research: How to

   Find Credible

   Sources

In library with Mrs.

   Kelch

Begin researching

   question topics

STEM DAY

   FIELD TRIP

   TO LIBBY DAM

Begin gathering

   research and

   credible sources

   for research

   question

Writing

3rd Period

Roots and Prefixes

   pg. 186-187

Library

Bell ringer: int.

   grammar skills

   pg. 193

STEM DAY

   FIELD TRIP

   TO LIBBY DAM

Begin gathering

   research and

   credible sources

   for research

   question

Reading

4th Period

Continue

   Fundamentals of

   Research

Begin breaking

   down research

   questions into

   narrower

   researchable

   topics

Vocabulary for

   poems by Ling,

   Rose, Cummings

Read poems by

   Ling, Rose, &

   Cummings

Re-read poems by

   Ling, Rose, &

   Cummings

HW: Reading

   according to

   punctuation and

   Imagery

   Pg. 189-190

STEM DAY

   FIELD TRIP

   TO LIBBY DAM

Begin gathering

   research and

   credible sources

   for research

   question


Monday 4/18

Tuesday 4/19

Wednesday 4/20

Thursday 4/21

Friday 4/22

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Continue Research

Continue Research

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing

Continue Research

Writing

3rd Period

Continue Research

Library

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing

Continue Research

Reading

4th Period

Vocabulary Warm

   up for

   poems by Ling,

   Rose, Cummings

Research

Continue Research

SBAC Testing

SBAC Testing

Bell Ringer: Infinitive

   Phrases

   pg. 190-191

Comparing types of

   Description

   Pg. 184-185


Monday 4/25

Tuesday 4/26

Wednesday 4/27

Thursday 4/28

Friday 4/29

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Continue research

Try to have all

   sources found by

   today and

   tomorrow

Continue research

   Must have at

   least 5 sources

Continue gathering

   notes for research

Begin writing paper

   if enough notes

Organize research

   notes to prepare

   for writing essay

Finish group skits

Practice skits

Writing

3rd Period

Continue research

Library

Begin research

   paper

Continue research

Practice skits

Reading

4th Period

Discuss poetic

   Forms, imagery,

   and different ways

   to use descriptive

   writing

HW: pg. 180-185

Discuss elements

   of drama

Apply elements to

   reading of

   example skit

Continue discussion

   of elements of

   drama

Read small skit

   “Anne and Me”

WKS for “Anne

   and Me”

Bell Ringer:

   Suffixes -ory

Grammar:

   Participle and

   Participle

   Phrases

   pg. 214-215

Writing skit with

   dialogue and

   stage directions

   pg. 218-219

Finish group skits

Practice skits


Monday 5/2

Tuesday 5/3

Wednesday 5/4

Thursday 5/5

Friday 5/6

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Practice skits

Finish performing

   skits

Begin writing

   research paper

Writing Research

   Paper

Writing Research

   Paper

Writing

3rd Period

Practice skits

Library

Begin writing

   research paper

Writing Research

   Paper

Writing Research

   Paper

Reading

4th Period

Perform group skits

   for class and

   judge

Finish research for

   research paper

Organize notes to

   prepare for

   writing

Vocabulary and

   Reading Warm up

   for Anne Frank

Begin reading

   Anne Frank

   script as class

Continue reading

   Anne Frank

   script as class


Monday 5/9

Tuesday 5/10

Wednesday 5/11

Thursday 5/12

Friday 5/13

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Begin writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Continue writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Edit current draft

   of research paper

   to prepare for

   final draft

Continue writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Write Final Draft of

   research paper

Writing

3rd Period

Building a title

   page for a

   research paper

Library

Partner read and

   edit research

   papers

Continue writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Write Final Draft of

   research paper

   

Reading

4th Period

Begin writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Read Act 2 of

   Diary of Anne

   Frank

Read Act 2 of

   Diary of Anne

   Frank

Continue writing

   research paper

   due FRIDAY

Final Draft of

   research paper

   due


Monday 5/16

Tuesday 5/17

Wednesday 5/18

Thursday 5/19

Friday 5/20

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Begin creating

   research

   presentations

Continue creating

   research

   presentations

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Writing

3rd Period

Begin creating

   research

   presentations

Library

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Finish creating

   research

   presentations

Reading

4th Period

Watch Diary of

   Anne Frank and

   compare historical

   contexts and

   elements from

   play to the film

Watch Diary of

   Anne Frank and

   compare historical

   contexts and

   elements from

   play to the film

Watch Diary of

   Anne Frank and

   compare historical

   contexts and

   elements from

   play to the film

ISIP SPRING

   BENCHMARK

Finish creating

   research

   presentations


Monday 5/23

Tuesday 5/24

Wednesday 5/25

Thursday 5/26

Friday 5/27

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Present research

   presentations to

   class

Present research

   presentations to

   class

Present research

   Presentations to

   class

Present research

   Presentations to

   class

Bell Ringer: SSR

Grammar:

   Independant

   Clauses

Writing

3rd Period

Present research

   presentations to

   class

Library

Present research

   Presentations to

   class

Present research

   Presentations to

   class

Grammar:

   Combining

   Sentences with

   Gerunds and

   Participles

Reading

4th Period

Present research

   presentations to

   class

Present research

   presentations to

   class

Grammar: Gerunds

   and Participles

Discuss homework

   from yesterday

Finish reading group

   Impromptu folk tales


Monday 5/30

Tuesday 5/31

Wednesday 6/1

Thursday 6/2

Friday 6/3

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

NO SCHOOL
  MEMORIAL
  DAY

Library

Read “Coyote

   Steals the Sun

   and the Moon” &

   “Why the Waves

   Have Whitecaps”

   pg. 1026-1034

End of year

   summative

   test

8TH GRADE
  SILVERWOOD
  TRIP

Writing

3rd Period

NO SCHOOL
  MEMORIAL
  DAY

Read and discuss

   Elements of the

   American Folk

   Tradition

Read Davy

   Crockett’s Dream

   & Paul Bunyan of

   the North Woods

   pg. 1072-1077

End of year

   summative

   test

8TH GRADE
  SILVERWOOD
  TRIP

Reading

4th Period

NO SCHOOL
  MEMORIAL
  DAY

Read and discuss

   Elements of the

   American Folk

   Tradition

Read John Henry

   Traditional Folk

   Tale pg. 1045

End of year

   summative

   test

8TH GRADE
  SILVERWOOD
  TRIP


Monday 6/6

Tuesday 6/7

Wednesday 6/8

Thursday 6/9

Friday 6/10

Comm.

Arts

3rd Period

Review scores

   from end of

   year summative

   test

LAST DAY OF
  SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL FOR
  8TH GRADERS

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

Writing

3rd Period

Last day for 8th

  graders

Graduation tonight

LAST DAY OF
  SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL FOR
  8TH GRADERS

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

Reading

4th Period

Turn in text books

LAST DAY OF
  SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL FOR
  8TH GRADERS

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!

HAVE A GREAT
  SUMMER!!!