What are WE doing in ELA???

Week of:  5– 9 August 2019

8/5 Monday – Welcome to the First Day of your 8th grade year!

  • Icebreakers, Discuss/Review McConnell MS School Expectations, Policies, and TIGER-PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System)
  • Parents please sign and return all paperwork as soon as possible – Thanks

8/6 Tuesday – Interest Inventory – Who are YOU? – How do YOU learn? -Course Syllabus review (late work, attendance, expectations, average requirements, etc. discussed) *Students should return the parent signature portion to class tomorrow 🙂

8/7 Wednesday –  Happy Birthday Ms. D. Howell! -Test Vocab/Grammar/Writing Sample – Collection of Course Syllabus Signature slips – Review of our school-wide PBIS Traits and Classroom Expectations 🙂

8/8 Thursday – Collect Time Capsule Student Brochures – Set Individual Student SMART Goals – Writing Portfolios set and binders organized (1st 10 pages) – Review of TIGER Traits (school-wide)

8/9 Friday -– Pre-Assessment

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Table of Contents – 8th ELA Binder

  1.  SMART Goals 
  2.  Multiple Intelligences Inventory & YOUR Lexile RI Score
  3.  RACES Chunk Cheat Sheet / Constructed Response Rubric
  4.  Annotation 101 Thinking Notes / Verb Moods (back)
  5.  Parts of Speech Review
  6.  Book Genres
  7.  Characteristics of a Narrative & detailed graphic organizer
  8.  Transition Word List / Dead & Alternative Word List
  9.  Text Structures: Comparisons, Sequence, Cause & Effect, etc.
  10.  7 Key Sentences: Essay Writing MUST HAVES!
  11.  6 Traits of Writing: Ideas-Organization-Style-Conventions
  12.  Attention Grabbers & Hooks
  13.  Schaeffer ….How to write a one chunk paragraph!
  14. Punctuation Rules!

* – WarmUps Tab 1 – Reading Logs Tab 2 – Writing Tab 3 – Graded Work Tab 4 – …

8/12 Monday– Set Individual Student SMART Goals – Writing Portfolios set and binders organized (1st 10 pages)  – Reading Logs 🙂

8/13 TuesdayRI – Reading Inventory Assessment Pre-Test for BASELINE (individual student growth measure via Lexiles)

8/14 Wednesday – Introduction to Unit 1 (Springboard) Vocabulary (QHT) / Complete makeups for Reading Inventory Lexiles… / Construct a Response – review of 2 point rubric and formatting of a well-written paragraph.

8/15 Thursday – Unit One QHT categorization of academic and literary terms/ research etymology…definition…synonym / Construct a Response from SSR  Homework: Enjoy the Sunshine!

8/16 Friday

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Image result for exciting What we’ve noticed…

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-Vocabulary needs work?  -Reading critically needs practice? – Intervention for Scaffolding & Enrichment needed in lieu of our prescribed curriculum?
Read Theory begins –
*Summer Reading was due on…………….. – Late fees begin……………………..
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