8th Grade Study Skills Lesson Plans

*The entries in BLUE are revisions for the 2014-2015 school year, the entries in BLACK are from last year. I am using the old entries as guidelines but they will be updated.

Monday 8/25

Tuesday 8/26

Wednesday 8/27

Thursday 8/28

Friday 8/29

8th Grade

PIR Days

PIR Days

PIR Days

Getting to know

   each other

Classroom Rules

   How should we

   behave in

   school?

7th Grade

PIR Days

PIR Days

PIR Days

Getting to know

   each other

Classroom Rules

   How should we

   behave in

   school?


Monday 9/1

Tuesday 9/2

Wednesday 9/3

Thursday 9/4

Friday 9/5

8th Grade

Labor Day

Note taking

   strategies

Take notes about

   important facts

   about tigers

Using Notes from

   yesterday. Write

   a short

   paragraph essay

   about tigers

Practice identifying

   nouns and verbs

Practice by writing

   own sentences

   work on

   handwriting

Practice identifying

   nouns and verbs

7th Grade

Labor Day

Note taking

   strategies

Take notes about

   important facts

   about tigers

Using Notes from

   yesterday. Write

   a short

   paragraph essay

   about tigers

Practice identifying

   nouns and verbs

Practice by writing

   own sentences

   work on

   handwriting

Practice identifying

   nouns and verbs


Monday 9/9

Tuesday 9/10

Wednesday 9/11

Thursday 9/12

Friday 9/13

8th Grade

Practice writing/

   handwriting a

   story

Underline all the

   nouns and verbs

Identify nouns and

   verbs by means

   of an online

   game activity

Organize Lockers,

   help with

   homework from

   other classes

Identify nouns and

   verbs

Continue Nouns

   and Verb

   practice

Nouns and verbs

   quiz

7th Grade

Practice writing/

   handwriting a

   story

Underline all the

   nouns and verbs

Identify nouns and

   verbs by means

   of an online

   game activity

Organize Lockers,

   help with

   homework from

   other classes

Identify nouns and

   verbs

Continue Nouns

   and Verb

   practice

Nouns and verbs

   quiz


Monday 9/15

Tuesday 9/16

Wednesday 9/17

Thursday 9/18

Friday 9/19

8th Grade

Organize Lockers

Write Story about

   what happened

   this weekend

Work on

   homework from

   other classes

Practice identifying

   and using nouns

   and verbs

Continue work on  

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

   

Continue work on  

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

   

Nouns and verbs

   quiz

7th Grade

Organize Lockers

Write Story about

   what happened

   this weekend

Work on

   homework from

   other classes

Practice identifying

   and using nouns

   and verbs

Continue work on  

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

   

Continue work on  

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

   

Nouns and verbs

   quiz


Monday 9/22

Tuesday 9/23

Wednesday 9/24

Thursday 9/25

Friday 9/26

8th Grade

Homework Catch

   Up Day

Review and

   discuss nouns

   nouns and verbs

   quiz

Further practice

   needed

NO SCHOOL
  PIR DAY

Review nouns and

   verbs

Class activity

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

Pronouns

What are

   pronouns?

What do they do?

Identifying

   pronouns

7th Grade

Homework Catch

   Up Day

Review and

   discuss nouns

   nouns and verbs

   quiz

Further practice

   needed

NO SCHOOL
  PIR DAY

Review nouns and

   verbs

Class activity

   identifying nouns

   and verbs

Pronouns

What are

   pronouns?

What do they do?

Identifying

   pronouns


Monday 9/30

Tuesday 10/1

Wednesday 10/2

Thursday 10/3

Friday 10/4

8th Grade

Continue

   identifying

   pronouns by

   means of an

   online game

   activity

http://www.softschools.com/language_arts/grammar/pronoun/balloon_game/

Worksheet

   Identifying

   Pronouns

Write a short story

   go through and

   underline all of

   the pronouns

 

Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Work on

   homework from

   other classes

Check Grades on

   Infinite Campus

Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Finish Up

   Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Check Lockers

Check Planners

7th Grade

Continue

   identifying

   pronouns by

   means of an

   online game

   activity

Worksheet

   Identifying

   Pronouns

Write a short story

   go through and

   underline all of

   the pronouns

Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Work on

   homework from

   other classes

Check Grades on

   Infinite Campus

Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Finish Up

   Nouns, Verbs,

   Pronouns

   Chart Activity

Check Lockers

Check Planners

Monday 10/6

Tuesday 10/7

Wednesday 10/8

Thursday 10/9

Friday 10/12

8th Grade

Pronouns treasure

   hunt

What are pronouns

   Correct Noun,

   Verb, and

   Pronouns sheet

   together

8th Grade Field

   Trip

Pronouns treasure

   hunt

Identifying

   Pronouns

   Practice

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/pronouns-baseball.shtml

7th Grade

Pronouns treasure

   hunt

What are pronouns

   Correct Noun,

   Verb, and

   Pronouns sheet

   together

8th Grade Field

   Trip

Pronouns treasure

   hunt

Identifying

   Pronouns

   Practice

http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/pronouns-baseball.shtml


Monday 10/13

Tuesday 10/14

Wednesday 10/15

Thursday 10/16

Friday 10/17

8th Grade

Pronoun Quiz

Begin study of

   adjectives

Identifying

   Adjectives

Identifying

   Adjectives

NO SCHOOL

MEA

NO SCHOOL

MEA

7th Grade

Pronoun Quiz

Begin study of

   adjectives

Identifying

   Adjectives

Identifying

   Adjectives

NO SCHOOL

MEA

NO SCHOOL

MEA


Monday 10/20

Tuesday 10/21

Wednesday 10/22

Thursday 10/23

Friday 10/24

8th Grade

Creating

   sentences with

   adjectives

7th Grade Field

   Trip

8th: Pronoun

   Practice

Practice Identifying

   Parts of Speech

Identifying

   Adjectives

   Activity

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy2.htm

Reading Plus

7th Grade

Creating

   sentences with

   adjectives

7th Grade Field

   Trip

8th: Pronoun

   Practice

Practice Identifying

   Parts of Speech

Identifying

   Adjectives

   Activity

Literacy Activities

   and English

   Games

Reading Plus


Monday 10/27

Tuesday 10/28

Wednesday 10/29

Thursday 10/30

Friday 10/31

8th Grade

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

Parts of Speech

   Alphabet Chart

Parts of Speech

   Alphabet Chart

Halloween Movie

7th Grade

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

Parts of Speech

   Alphabet Chart

Parts of Speech

   Alphabet Chart

Halloween Movie


Monday 11/3

Tuesday 11/4

Wednesday 11/5

Thursday 11/6

Friday 11/7

8th Grade

Reading Plus

   Practice

Homework makeup

   day for end of

  quarter grades

Reading Plus

   Practice

Identifying parts of

   speech practice

Reading Plus

   Practice

7th Grade

Reading Plus

   Practice

Homework makeup

   day for end of

  quarter grades

Reading Plus

   Practice

Identifying parts of

   speech practice

Reading Plus

   Practice


Monday 11/11

Tuesday 11/12

Wednesday 11/13

Thursday 11/14

Friday 11/15

8th Grade

Reading Plus

College and

   career

   discussion

Writing: What I want

   to be someday

NO SCHOOL PIR

   DAY

PARENT

   TEACHER

 CONFERENCES

Reading Plus

What I want to do

   for my career

   writing activity

7th Grade

Reading Plus

College and

   career

   discussion

Writing: What I want

   to be someday

NO SCHOOL PIR

   DAY

PARENT

   TEACHER

 CONFERENCES

Reading Plus

What I want to do

   for my career

   writing activity


Monday 11/17

Tuesday 11/18

Wednesday 11/19

Thursday 11/20

Friday 11/21

8th Grade

Reading Plus

Work on other

   homework

Practice

   distinguishing

   between

   homophones

Reading Plus

Continue talking

   about

   homophones and

   how words have

   different

   meanings even

   though they

   sound the same

Homework

   catch up

Reading Plus

7th Grade

Reading Plus

Work on other

   homework

Practice

   distinguishing

   between

   homophones

Reading Plus

Continue talking

   about

   homophones and

   how words have

   different

   meanings even

   though they

   sound the same

Homework

   catch up

Reading Plus


Monday 11/24

Tuesday 11/25

Wednesday 11/26

Thursday 11/27

Friday 11/28

8th Grade

Timed writing

   essay

Reading Plus

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!

7th Grade

Timed writing

   essay

Reading Plus

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!

THANKSGIVING

   BREAK!!!


Monday 12/1

Tuesday 12/2

Wednesday 12/3

Thursday 12/4

Friday 12/5

8th Grade

Verb tenses

   Changing from

   present to past

Reading Plus

Writing prompt:

   Write a

   narrative

   about someone

   who is trapped.

Reading Plus

Finish story about

   someone who is

   trapped

7th Grade

Verb tenses

   Changing from

   present to past

Reading Plus

Writing prompt:

   Write a

   narrative

   about someone

   who is trapped

Reading Plus

Finish story about

   someone who is

   trapped


Monday 12/8

Tuesday 12/9

Wednesday 12/10

Thursday 12/11

Friday 12/12

8th Grade

Homework Work

   Day

Reading Plus

Strategies for

   Writing a

   Research Paper

Reading Plus/

   Homework

   make-up day

Reading Plus

7th Grade

Homework Work

   Day

Reading Plus

Strategies for

   Writing a

   Research Paper

Reading Plus/

   Homework

   make-up day

Reading Plus


Monday 12/15

Tuesday 12/16

Wednesday 12/17

Thursday 12/18

Friday 12/19

8th Grade

Identifying

subject and verb

practice

Reading Plus

Homework Day

Reading Plus

Last day before

   winter break

   movie

7th Grade

Identifying

subject and verb

practice

Reading Plus

Homework Day

Reading Plus

Last day before

   winter break

   movie


Monday 1/5

Tuesday 1/6

Wednesday 1/7

Thursday 1/8

Friday 1/9

8th Grade

Reading Plus/

   Stride Academy

Classifying Nouns,

   Verbs, &

   Adjectives

Homework from

   other classes

Reading Plus/

   Stride Academy

7th Grade

Reading Plus/

   Stride Academy

Classifying Nouns,

   Verbs, &

   Adjectives

Homework from

   other classes

Reading Plus/

   Stride Academy


Monday 1/20

Tuesday 1/21

Wednesday 1/22

Thursday 1/23

Friday 1/24

8th Grade

NO SCHOOL
MLK DAY

Reading Plus

Study/homework

   make up

Reading Plus

Semester test

   “Charly” movie

Smarter Balance

   practice

7th Grade

NO SCHOOL
MLK DAY

Reading Plus

Study/homework

   make up

Reading Plus

Semester test

Smarter Balance

   practice


Monday 1/27

Tuesday 1/28

Wednesday 1/29

Thursday 1/30

Friday 1/31

8th Grade

Identifying

sentences

declarative,

interrogative,

exclamatory

Reading Plus

Homework

Free Writing

   Assignment

Homework

Free Writing

   Assignment

Ski trip

Homework Day

Monday 2/3

Tuesday 2/4

Wednesday 2/6

Thursday 2/7

Friday 2/8

8th Grade

PIR

NO SCHOOL

Reading Plus

How to write Letter

   of intent for job

Write Letter of

   Intent

Write Letter of

   Intent

Reading Plus

Monday 2/10

Tuesday 2/11

Wednesday 2/12

Thursday 2/13

Friday 2/14

8th Grade

Homework &

   Reading Plus

Work on disease

   research

Reading Plus

Peer Edit letters

   of interest

 

If I were president

   activity

Monday 2/17

Tuesday 2/18

Wednesday 2/19

Thursday 2/20

Friday 2/21

8th Grade

Presidents

   Day

No School

Work on Research

Reading Plus

Career Day

Timed Writing

Crossword Puzzle

Homework Day

Monday 2/24

Tuesday 2/25

Wednesday 2/26

Thursday 2/27

Friday 2/28

8th Grade

Free Write

Pronouns and

   Direct Objects

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

Free Write about

   a person living

   in a specific

   setting

Free Write about

   a person living

   in a specific

   setting cont...

Monday 3/3

Tuesday 3/4

Wednesday 3/5

Thursday 3/6

Friday 3/7

8th Grade

Begin

   proofreading

   packet

Reading Plus

Grammar

   Scavenger Hunt

Reading Plus

Grammar

   Scavenger Hunt

   Continued

Monday 3/10

Tuesday 3/11

Wednesday 3/12

Thursday 3/13

Friday 3/14

8th Grade

Finish Grammar

   Scavenger Hunt

Finish Grammar

   Scavenger Hunt

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

Parts of Speech

   Chart

Monday 3/17

Tuesday 3/18

Wednesday 3/19

Thursday 3/20

Friday 3/21

8th Grade

Parts of Speech

   Chart

Continued

Reading Plus

Finish Parts of

   Speech Chart

Homework for

   other classes

Reading Plus

NO SCHOOL

Monday 3/24

Tuesday 3/25

Wednesday 3/26

Thursday 3/27

Friday 3/28

8th Grade

Work on

   Homework from

   other classes

Free write on a

   subject that is

   of particular

   interest. Focus

   on capital letters

   punctuation and

   complete

   sentences

Reading Plus

Practice

   Identifying

   Adjectives and

   Adverbs

Reading Plus

Finish Free Write

   Story

Work on other

   homework

Monday 3/31

Tuesday 4/1

Wednesday 4/2

Thursday 4/3

Friday 4/4

8th Grade

Homework day for

   end of quarter

Reading Plus

Write 15 of your

   own sentences

   underline the

   nouns once,

   verbs twice,

   and any

   adjectives and

   adverbs three

   times

Reading Plus

Go over 15 sentences with class

Monday 4/7

Tuesday 4/8

Wednesday 4/9

Thursday 4/10

Friday 4/11

8th Grade

ISIP Sequence

   and Summary

   Lesson

Reading Plus

Adjective and

   Adverbs

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

Monday 4/14

Tuesday 4/15

Wednesday 4/16

Thursday 4/17

Friday 4/18

8th Grade

Adjectives and

   Adverbs

Reading Plus

Reading Plus

STEM DAY TO
  LIBBY DAM

SPRING BREAK


Monday 4/21

Tuesday 4/22

Wednesday 4/23

Thursday 4/24

Friday 4/25

8th Grade

SPRING BREAK

Reading Plus

Science Fair

   Write down 3

   things you

   learned that you

   find interesting

Practice

   distinguishing

   fact and opinion

Reading Plus

Monday 4/28

Tuesday 4/29

Wednesday 4/30

Thursday 5/1

Friday 5/2

8th Grade

Practice

   identifying

   conjunctions

Reading Plus

Missing Work/

   Homework

   Work Day

Reading Plus

Practice

   Combining

   sentences

Monday 5/5

Tuesday 5/6

Wednesday 5/7

Thursday 5/8

Friday 5/9

8th Grade

Reading Plus

SBAC Testing

Reading Plus

Prepositional

   phrase review

   and practice

Work on

   homework from

   other courses

Monday 5/12

Tuesday 5/6

Wednesday 5/7

Thursday 5/8

Friday 5/9

8th Grade

Reading Plus

Prepositional

   phrase review

   and practice

Reading Plus

Combining sentences practice

Work on

   homework from

   other courses

Monday 5/19

Tuesday 5/20

Wednesday 5/21

Thursday 5/22

Friday 5/23

8th Grade

Homework /

   reading plus

   catchup

Reading Plus

Strut Your Stuff

Homework

Reading Plus

Identifying direct

   and indirect

   objects

Monday 5/26

Tuesday 5/27

Wednesday 5/28

Thursday 5/29

Friday 5/30

8th Grade

MEMORIAL DAY

   NO SCHOOL

Reading Plus

Continue Practice

   with direct and

   indirect objects

Silverwood Trip

Work on

   homework from

   other classes

Homework work/

   make up day

Monday 6/2

Tuesday 6/3

Wednesday 6/4

Thursday 6/5

Friday 6/6

8th Grade

Reading Plus

Final Reading Plus

Movie

Movie

8th Grade No

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