G8 Yearly Overviews (2019/2020)
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English
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Grade 8
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Academic Year 2019/2020
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Instructor:Alexandra Kern
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Email:
alexandra.kern@absbilingualschool.com
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Textbook:Escalate English
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Grading Policy
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Participation15%
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Journal15%
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Workbook20%
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Vocabulary Tests20%
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Final Exam/Midterm30%
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Total100%
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Course Outline - Semester 1
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Week No.DateTopicVocabulary
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15/7-5/10Classroom Rules and Expectations / Team Building Activites
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25/13-5/17Culture and Belonging - Unit 1: Blog - xgog45 / Compound Wordscontribute, immigrate, reaction, relocate, shifting
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35/20-5/25Unit 1: Tae-yul / Expressions and Multiple-Meaning Wordsculture, background, society, history, association, union, art
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45/27-5/31Unit 1: Lutefisk and Rommegrot / Specialized Vocabularyconfronted, shrill, anxious, jaywalking, grizzly bears, referee
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56/3-6/7Unit 1: Daniel Everett on Language (podcast) / Greek Rootshomeowner, health care, close-up, newspaper, outside, upright
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66/10-6/14Cultural Connection Project
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76/17-6/21The Thrill of Horror - Unit 2: Off the Top of My Head (blog) / Onomatopoeiaconvention, predict, psychology, summary, technique
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86/24-6/28Unit 2: That Was Scary! Let's Do It Again! / Figurative Languagehorror, terror, fear, dread, trepidation, fright, anxiety, disquiet, panic
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97/1-7/5Review
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107/8-7/12Midterms
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117/15-7/19Comic Strip Project
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127/22-7/26Unit 2: That Was Scary! Let's Do It Again! / Figurative Languagesketches, distracted, spooky, wandering, menacing, screeching, furious, revenge
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137/29-8/2Unit 2: The Tell-Tale Heart (podcast) / Context Cluesrattling, hissing, scratching, screeching, whispering, blowing, thumping
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148/5-8/9The Move Toward Freedom - Unit 3: Freedom (blog) / Synonyms access, demonstrate, symbolize, civil, document
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158/12-8/16Unit 3: The Grand Mosque of Paris / Sensory Adjectivesinjustice, property, interferes, afford, obedience, excuse
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168/19-8/23Blackout Poetry Project
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178/26-8/30Unit 3: I Want to Be a Freedom Rider (podcast) / Latin roots cent and terrworrying, fretting, rules, regulations, fancy, extravagant
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189/2-9/6Unit 3: Talking About Freedom / Homophonesbandits, thieves, limits, restrictions, suddenly, abruptly
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199/9-9/13Review
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209/16-9/20Finals
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Course Outline - Semester 2
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Week No.DateTopicVocabulary
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2110/15-10/18Approaching Adulthood - Unit 4: Before They Were Presidents / Antonymsgrow, mature, age, evolve, advance, progress, develop
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2210/21-10/25Unit 4: The Young Adult Cafe / Analogiesprecedes, sensible, occurrence, humored, managing, achieve, approach, tut-tut
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2310/28-11/1Scout Camp (10/30-11/1) Begin Autobiography Project
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2411/4-11/8Autobiography Project Continued
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2511/11-11/15 Unit 4: The Young Adult Cafe / Analogieshoney, type, clear, lean, entry
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2611/18-11/22Unit 4: Jane Eyre / Making Adjectives into Nouns trend, convince, succeed, promote, contracts, venues, manager, lawyer, destiny, marketing
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2711/25-11/29Review
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2812/2-12/6Midterms
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2912/9-12/13Christmas Play Rehearsals
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3012/16-1/1Christmas Break
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311/2-1/3Review from break
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321/6-1/10Personal Legacy - Unit 5: Janet's Planet (blog) / Connotationcommunicate, draft, liberation, philosophy, publish
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331/13-1/17Unit 5: Mahatma Gandhi / Expressions and Homophoneslegacy, bequest, birthright, heritage, inheritance, careful, inventive
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341/20-1/24Unit 5: Life of the Party / Compound Words and Visual Cluespolicy, itemizing, persuade, achievements, fascinating, accomplishment
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351/27-1/31Speed Debating Project
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362/3-2/7The Value of Work - Unit 6: The Village Blacksmith / Context Clues commentary, minors, occupation, option, style
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372/10-2/14Unit 6: What Work Means / Etymology and Word Familieswork, labor, exertion, effort, toil, industry, drudery, employment
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382/17-2/21Unit 6: John Harrison - Clockmaker / Multiple-Meaning Words and Reference Aidsresume, reference, independent, participated, brainstormed, employed
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392/24-2/28Review
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403/2-2/4Finals
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