Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16

Periods 3, 4, 6 & 7
Objectives:
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • Use technology to produce and publish writing; present the relationship between information and ideas.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Silent Reading
  2. Review Blog Checklist
  3. Work time: Blogs!!!
Other:
  • BLOGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY
  • Friday = Class party! (must have blog done to participate in party)



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15

Periods 3, 4, 6 & 7
Objectives:
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Silent Reading
  2. Review Blog Checklist
  3. Mini-Lessons:
    1. How to Link in Blogger
    2. Introduction and Conclusion paragraphs
    3. Exemplar Blog
  4. Work time: Blogs, Blogs, BLOGS!
Other:
  • BLOGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY
  • Friday = Class party! (must have blog done to participate in party)



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14

Periods 3, 4, 6 & 7
Objectives:
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Silent Reading + “Bring Your Own Book” game
  2. Promissory Note (blog checklist)
  3. Critical Examination Paragraphs
Other:
  • BLOGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY FRIDAY
  • Friday = Class party! (must have blog done to participate in party)



Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday, November 12

Periods 3, 4, 6 & 7
Objectives:
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Silent Reading + “Bring Your Own Book” game
  2. Critical Examination Paragraphs
  3. Ticket-to-Leave
Other:
  • 8th grade Career Expo TOMORROW, November 14th (dress nicely! go to 3rd period at 8:30am)



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thursday, November 9

Periods 3, 4, & 7
Objectives:
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
  • Develop and strengthen writing by focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Plans for the weekend?
  2. Independent Work Time + Conferences
    1. Summary of modern example
    2. Summary of historical example
      1. Type and revise using Mrs. Nemeth’s feedback (after conference)
    3. “What is ____________ Discrimination?” overview post
    4. Critical Examination
Other:
  • Period 3: Have parent sign 8th Grade Career Expo permission form!!!
  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)


Period 6
Objectives:
  • Use technology to publish and present information
  • Produce clear and coherent writing
Agenda:
  1. Grammar Quiz
    1. Superlative
    2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    3. Abbreviations
  2. Revise summary of “I Survived Being Bullied”
    1. Type
    2. Independent review (using checklist)
    3. Peer review
  3. Conference with teacher
Other:

  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8

Periods 3, 4, & 7
Objectives:
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
  • Develop and strengthen writing by focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Library Check-out
  2. Independent Work Time + Conferences
    1. Summary of modern example
    2. Summary of historical example
      1. Type and revise using Mrs. Nemeth’s feedback (after conference)
    3. “What is ____________ Discrimination?” overview post
    4. Critical Examination:
      1. How is _______ a violation of our country’s principles?
        1. Use evidence from texts in your answer
          1. Historical example
          2. Modern example
          3. Declaration of Independence and/or Bill of Rights
        2. Minimum two paragraphs
          1. Follow proper paragraph format!
      2. Example sentences:
        1. The right of (Declaration of Independence or Bill of Rights reference) is violated because in (note what happened in modern/historical example/s).
        2. This goes against our country’s founding principles because (your explanation here).
Other:
  • Period 3: Have parent sign 8th Grade Career Expo permission form!!!
  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)


Period 6
Objectives:
  • Use technology to publish and present information
  • Produce clear and coherent writing
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Grammar Fix
    1. Superlative
    2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    3. Abbreviations
  2. Revise summary of “I Survived Being Bullied”
    1. Type
    2. Independent review
    3. Peer review
Other:

  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 7


Periods 3, 4, & 7

Objectives:

  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
  • Develop and strengthen writing by focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

Agenda:

  1. Warm-Up: CNN10 + Group Discussion
  2. Independent Work Time:
    1. Summary of modern example (see Google Classroom)
      1. Formal style
      2. Topic sentence
      3. Transitions
      4. Concluding sentence
    2. Summary of historical example
      1. Type and revise using Mrs. Nemeth’s feedback (after conference)
    3. Edit “What is ____________ Discrimination?” overview post on Blogger

      • Define (see example sentences below) MINIMUM 10 SENTENCES
        • According to ___(author or website)___, ___(race/gender)___ discrimination is ___quote from website___.”
        • In fact, ___(fact from website)___.
      • Insert appropriate pictures, graphs, charts, videos, or other visuals.
      • Cite your sources! Give credit where credit is due!

  1. Conference with Mrs. Nemeth
    1. Gender: Susan B. Anthony summary
    2. Race: Martin Luther King, Jr. summary
Other:
  • Period 3: Have parent sign 8th Grade Career Expo permission form!!!
  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)


Period 6
Objectives:
  • Use technology to publish and present information
  • Produce clear and coherent writing
Agenda:
  1. Warm-Up: Grammar Fix
    1. Superlative
    2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    3. Abbreviations
  2. Email Mrs. Nemeth a link to your blog
  3. Edit What is Bullying? post on Blog
  • Define bullying (MINIMUM SIX SENTENCES)
    • Example sentences:
      • According to ___(author/website)___, bullying is “________quote from website______________.”
      • There are three types of bullying: _____________, _____________, and _____________.
      • In fact, ___(fact from website)___.
    • Insert appropriate picture/s, charts, graphs, or other visuals.
Other:
  • No school Friday, November 10th
  • 8th grade Career Expo Tuesday, November 14th (see 3rd period teacher)