Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22

Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up: Idiom and Euphemism review
  2. Big Fish pages 65-75 + Group Discussion 
  3. Brain Break :)
  4. Big Fish pages 76-85 independently
  5. Figurative Language Tracker (while reading)
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up: Figurative Language Review
  2. Group Work: Comprehension and Analysis Questions
  3. Big Fish pages 44-54 (finish Part I)
  4. Brain Break :)
  5. Figurative Language Tracker
Other

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21

Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Library Check-Out
  2. Class Catch-Up: 
    • p. 4, 7: Community Circle #1 Reflection (in Google Classroom)
    • p. 3, 7: Finish Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt
  3. Book Warm-Up
  4. Big Fish pages 65-75
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Library Check-Out
  2. Big Fish review 
  3. Big Fish pages 34-49
Other
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20

Objectives 
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up: Finish Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt (independently)
  2. Community Circle 
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up
  2. Community Circle

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14

  

Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up: Finish chapter questions over pages 50-64; turn in Google Classroom work
  2. Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt
  3. RAK or Valentine's 
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up: Finish Comparison #1 paragraph
  2. Community Circle
  3. RAK or Valentine's
Other
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, February 15th from 4p-8p (find me in the gym!)
  • No school Thursday/Friday! (Teacher work days)

Tuesday, February 13

NEMETH OUT ! !
Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up 15 minutes to finish chapter questions (over 34-49)
  2. Read pages 50-64
  3. Chapter questions (in Google Classroom)
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up: Choice book reading
  2. Begin Comparison #1
Other
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, February 15 from 4p-7:45p (find me in the gym!)
  • No school Thursday/Friday! (Teacher work days)

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12

Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up Journal: You wake up as a 30 foot giant...what do you see and do today?
  2. Mini-Lesson: Term of the Day (Euphemism) 
  3. Read pages 34-49
  4. Chapter questions (in Google Classroom)
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up: Term of the Day (Personification)
  2. Finish chapter questions (5-7)
  3. Discussion questions for My Father's Death: Take 1
  4. Page 28 independently
Other

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, February 15 from 4p-7:45p (find me in the gym!)
  • No school Thursday/Friday! (Teacher work days)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9

Objectives 
  • Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works, including describing how the material is rendered new.
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. 
Agenda (p. 3, 4, 7)
  1. Warm-Up: 15 minutes to finish analysis paragraph 
  2. Mini-Lesson: Informative Writing Checklist
  3. Groups of 2-3: Peer Feedback and Revisions using Checklist
  4. Submit final version
Agenda (p. 6)
  1. Warm-Up: Figurative Language Review
  2. Read page 12 independently
  3. Chapter Questions (pages 1-12)
  4. Read pages 13-23
Other
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