Grammar Quotations level1_lesson18_v2
Grammar Correcting Run-Ons level1_lesson02_v2
Claim Practice: http://study.com/academy/lesson/parts-of-an-argument-claims-counterclaims-reasons-and-evidence.html
End of the year information:
5/12 Test Fest
5/15&16 District Assessment (test grade) This test is skill based
5/17 Exam Study Guides will be provided. If you are willing to bring in a pack of paper so that this is possible, that would be great. Otherwise, it will be located only here on the wiki.
5/18 8th grade Field Trip
5/19 8th Grade Ceremony
5/22 Review Day
5/23 2nd Block review for exam; EXAM for 4th hour
Week of 4/3-7
Students will have state testing on 4/7 for Social Studies
We will review unit 5 on Monday
Test on Unit 5 on Tuesday. Please study all guided questions and quizzes in preparation for test.
Essay writing on Unit 5 Wednesday-Friday
Week of 3/27-30
This week students will:
Complete stations and a quiz on “from The diary of a Young Girl”
Read and take quizzes on “from ANNE FRANK: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife” Literary Criticism by Francine Prose and “After Auschwitz” by Elie Wiesel.
Week of 3/20-24
This week students will:
Read “from The Diary of a Young Girl” and complete station analysis packets in small groups.
We also compared the movie of Anne Frank to the play read in class.
Week of 3/6-10
3/6 Bellwork KWL, History video clip on the Holocaust, volunteered for parts for drama version of The Diary of Anne Frank. 2nd hour stopped on page 288, 4th hour page 292 Scene 3.
3/7 Online leap practice @ wbte.drcedirect.com/LA/portals/la
3/8 Bellwork Imagine video and journal one paragraph on “How would the world be different today if people like Martin Luther King or Anne Frank hadn’t died due to hatred and bigotry?”, Class reading of the play-2nd hour read up to page 292 Scene 3 and completed Guiding Questions up to #19; 4th hour.
3/9 Bellwork Guiding Question handout for Anne Frank Act I, Class reading of the play-2nd and 4th hours read until pg. 309. Complete guiding questions up to scene 4.
3/10 Bellwork Guiding Question handout for Anne Frank Act I, Class reading of the play-2nd hour read and 4th hour completed Act I.
Week of 2/21-24
2/20 Presidents Day
2/21 Common Formative Assessment per RMS. This is on Narrative Writing. It will be a test grade based on completion.
2/21 Anne Frank
Week of 2/13-16
Unit 4 Review Tuesday
Unit 4 Test Wednesday, writing portion Thursday through Performance Assessment Booklet
Interim Grades due Thursday
Week of 2/6-10
Week of 1/30-2/2
*If you are struggling with ARGUMENT (Claim and Evidence) review the LEVEL UP TUTORIAL we viewed during 1st semester. It can be found on my.hrw.com (log in is lunch code@jppss). It’s under resources after you select text “When do kids become adults?”
Please take care of your personal library returns and renewals on your own this week (during lunch or before school). We will not be able to go as a class. Thank you.
1/31 Anchor Text “When Do Kids Become Adults?” pg. 235-242 Focus: Claim, Evidence, and Counterargument. QUIZ FRIDAY
Complete pg 244 1-6 and pg 245 1-9 and 1-5 DUE 2/2
Grammar focus: Shifts in Voice and Mood–Moved to next week
Week of 1/17-20
1/19 3&4th library and HRW online writing task
Week of 1/9-13
1/9 Completed “Manhunt” and Compare/Contrast outline. Completed page 196 Analysis 1-5 and page 197 Vocabulary 1-5
1/10 “Oh Captain, My Captain” and Grammar page 198
Week of 1/4-6
1/4 Read “Manhunt for Jefferson Davis” beginning on pg. 175.
1/5 We visited the library and students were given Literary Analysis Project Guide. Do this on your own time. Books are due 1/19
1/6 Created an outline for “Compare and Contrast” compare-and-contrast-organization
- See Level Up tutorial for “Manhunt” under Resources tab to complete OR get notes from a reliable classmate.
My apologies for the confusion, but my email address is email@example.com
Collections Textbook Update:
Students now have access to the textbook online. See instructions below.
STUDENT TEXTBOOKS Collections (grades 6-12) As a reminder, to ensure there are enough texts and resources for the daily instruction of students, we are NOT issuing students textbooks to bring home. Teachers are to have a set of at least 33 textbooks in their classrooms, and each student should have his or her own copy of the Close Reader and Performance Assessment consumable worktexts (teachers will not be given additional class sets of these consumable resources).
STUDENT USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS
Usernames and passwords will be the same.
Usernames/passwords are comprised of a student’s 5-digit lunch number + @jppss.
Example: a Username: 12345@jppss a Password: 12345@jppss
If a student does not have a 5-digit lunch number, that number will be padded with leading zeroes. Example: a Username: 00123@jppss a Password: 00123@jppss September 22, 2016
The “ELA @jppss” portion of the username and password must be typed in all lowercase.
To access online resources, students should log onto their accounts using the following address:
We are using the HMH Collections 8 textbook and accompanying resources.
Eighth grade English texts are grouped thematically.
Students begin each collection or unit with the Performance Task, test, in mind.
For Collection 1: Culture and Belonging students will write a Personal Narrative that narrates adjusting to a new situation or fitting in with different groups.
Text we will study in order to complete Performance Task are: “My Favorite Chaperone” by Jean Davies Okimoto, “Bonne Annee” by Jean Pierre Benoit, “A Place to Call Home” by Bittle and Rochkind, “from The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang, “The Powwow at the End of the World” by Sherman Alexie, and documentary “New Immigrants Share Their Stories” by Lisa Gossels.
All of these texts can be found online.