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Eighth Grade Language Arts - Period B Assignments

Instructor
Judy Olmos
Term
2022-2023 School Year
Department
Language Arts
Description
I prefer to use this homework site on the South Pointe Website because it is easy to access.  You do not need a login to access this homework page.   Parents, as well as students, are able to view this homework site using any device.  Google Classroom will be used for some but not all assignments.  However, ALL assignments will be listed on this South Pointe Homework Website.
 
 

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Due:

Week #8

Important Information:
                        Story Elements Test:  Tuesday, September 27
                        AR Goals Due:  Thursday, October 6
                        End of Quarter # 1:  Friday, October 7
 
Link to "My Name" story:
 
Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30
In Class:
1)  Film Study:  Penelope:  How does the director utilize characteriation conflict and symbolism to create a story?  Take bullet point notes on the Penelope notes paper.
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
Wednesday, September 28
In class:
1)  Today is the AR read day instead of tomorrow:  Read, quizzes, library if needed
Homework:
1)  Read for AR - AR Goals Due:  Thursday, October 6
 
Tuesday, September 27
In class:
1)  Story Elements Test
2)  AR Read
Homework:
1)  Read for AR:  Goals are due Thursday, October 6
 
Monday, September 26
In class:
1)  Read "My Name" by Sandra Cisneros - See above for link to "My Name" story.
2)  Annotate "My Name."  Follow the instructions to annotate posted in Google Classroom under Story Elements Test Review.
Homework:
1)  Study for the Story Elements test

Past Assignments

Due:

Week #6

Link to Internal / External Conflict Practice Worksheet:
Link to characterization notes document and your characterization chart:
LInk to your personal characterization chart:
Link to "Sally":
 
Friday, September 16
In class:
1)  AR quizzes first 15 minutes.  (I was not here yesterday, so you can take quizzes today)
2)  Collect Characterization notes and practice worksheet
3)  Read "Sally."  Number each paragraph, bullet point the main idea of each paragraph - see above for link to "Sally"
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Have a good weekend!
 
Thursday, September 15
In class:
1)  AR reading day, take AR quizzes, visit the library if you finished your book and took the AR quiz
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Unit 2 Vocabulary cards due on Monday
 
Wednesday, September 14
In class:
1)  Check Unit 2 Root Word Cards
2)  Direct / Indirect Characterization Worksheet
Homework:
1)  Characterization Notes and  Your Chart (on the back of your notes) due Friday
2)  Direct / Indirect characterization worksheet (both sides) due Friday
 
Tuesday, September 13
In class:
1)  Correct and collect Conflict worksheet
2)  Begin Characterization notes - See above for link to notes document. (note slides are posted in Google Classroom)
3)  Your characterization chart - on the back of the characterization notes paper.
Homework:
1)  Unit 2 Root Word cards due tomorrow
2)  Characterization notes and your characterization chart due tomorrow.
 
Monday, September 12
In class:
1)  Internal / External Conflict Practice Worksheet - See above for the link to this worksheet
2)  Unit 2 Root Word Cards - Slides posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Internal / External Conflict Practice Worksheet due tomorrow
2)  Unit 2 Root Word Cards due Wednesday
 

Due:

Week #5

Important Information:
                               Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Holiday - No School
                               Tuesday, September 7 - Unit 1 Root Word Quiz
 
Link to Figurative Language Practice Worksheet:
Link to Figurative Language Song Lyric Analysis:
Link to Internal and External Notes document:
Link to Internal and External Notes (Slides):
 
Friday, September 9
In class:
1)  Collect Figurative Language Song Lyric Project
2)  Internal and External notes -  See above for link to note page
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Enjoy your weekend!
 
Thursday, September 8
In class:
1)  AR reading day, take AR quizzes, visit the library if you finished your book and took the AR quiz
Homework:
1)  Figurative Language Song Lyric Analysis due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, September 7
In class:
1)  Collect Figurative Language Practice worksheet
2)  Figurative Language Song Lyric Analysis - This will be given a quiz grade - see above for link for this assignment
Homework:
1)  Figurative Language Song Lyric Analysis due Friday
 
Tuesday, September 6
In class:
1) Unit 1 Root Word Quiz
2)  Figurative Language Practice Worksheet 
Homework:
1)  Figurative Language Practice Worksheet due tomorrow
2)  Song Lyrics:  Know the lyrics and figurative language terms you will use with this assignment
 
Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday - No School

Due:

Week #4

Important Information:
                       Minimum Day:  Friday, September 2
                       Holiday (no school):  Monday, September  5
                       Unit 1 Root Word Quiz:  Tuesday, September 6
 
Link to Unit 1 Greek Root Word Worksheet:
Link to Figurative Language Notes:
Link to Figurative Language Worksheet:
 
Friday, September 2 - Minimum Day Dismissal - 11:06
In class:
1)  Unit 1 Root Word Review:  Kahoot
Homework:
1)  Study for Unit 1 Root Word Test
 
Thursday, September 1
In class:
1)  Read for AR:  Thursday's are AR reading days.  You may read, go to the library if you need to, and take AR quizzes.
2)  Begin checking song lyrics for Figurative Language Project
Homework:
1)  Study for Unit 1 Vocabulary test.  Study definitions and the vocabulary worksheet.
 
Wednesday, August 31
In class:
1)  Correct Figurative Language Worksheet
2)  Review Figurative Language Song project / research lyrics
Homework:
1)  AR reading tomorrow.  Make sure you have your AR book.
2)  Song Lyrics due tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, August 30
In class:
1)  Correct Unit 1 Root Word worksheet
2)  Hand out Figurative Language Notes - See above for the link to these notes
3)  Work on Figurative Language worksheet - See above for the link to this assignment
Homework:
1)  Figurative Language Worksheet due tomorrow
2)  Song Lyrics due Thursday
 
Monday, August 29
In class:
1)  Notes:  Comparing Quoting, Phrasing, and Summarizing - See slides in Google Classroom
2)  Unit 1 Greek Root Word Worksheet (both sides) - See above for link to worksheet
Homework:
1)  Unit 1 Greek Root Word Worksheet (both sides) - due tomorrow

Due:

Week #3

Important Information:
                             Library Orientation - Monday, August 22
                             AR reading begins this week after you check out your AR books.
 
Link to C.E.E. notes page (front and back):
Link to "Welcome to Holland" reading:
 
Friday, August 26
In class:
1)  Collect CEE notes from CEE tutorial
2)  "Welcome to Holland" CEE Paragraph:  Continue to work in groups.  Final CEE paragraph collected at end of period. Be sure  all of group member names are on the 
    the final copy.
3)  Read for AR
Homework:
1)  Enjoy your weekend!
 
Thursday, August 25
In class:
1)  Check to make sure all AR information is filled out in your AR log.
2)  Thursday's class periods are about 36 minutes log.  Thursday's will be the day we AR read in class, take quizzes, or a few may go to the library. 
Homework: 
1)  "Welcome to Holland" CEE paragraph is due by the end of the period on tomorrow.  This is a group assignment, so it will be done in class.
2)  Read for AR (15 minutes)
 
Wednesday, August 24
In class:
1)  Fill in AR book information in your reading log
2)  Read "Welcome to Holland" See above for the link to the "Welcome to Holland" reading.
            1)  As I read the first read, think about the author's message 
            2)  You read - Fill out the Claim portion of the CEE answering this question:  What is the author's message
            3)  Find a piece of strong evidence from the reading to support your claim and fill it in the evidence portion
    Group:  Compare your answers and develop a common claim and piece of evidence.  Using your CEE notes from yesterday, as a group, write three explanation sentences.
Homework:
1)  "Welcome to Holland" CEE paragraph is due by the end of the period on Friday.  This is a group assignment, so it will be done in class.
2)  Read for AR (15 minutes)
3)  Make sure you have your AR book with you.  Tomorrow is an AR reading day in class.
 
Tuesday, August 23
In class:
1)  Collect Goodreads cards for credit
2)  Check Unit 1 Greek Root Word cards
3) Listen to the CEE Tutorial posted in Google Classroom
4)  Fill in the CEE notes page (front and back) while you listen to the tutorial - Link for the CEE notes page (front and back) is posted above
Homework:
1)  CEE notes page (front and back) due tomorrow
 
Monday, August 22
In class:
1)  Library Orientation:  Today you get to check out AR books after the library orientation.  Be sure you check out a book within your ZPD range. This information is written in your AR log 
      on page V of your South Pointe Agenda.
Homework:
1)  Genres and Goodreads index card due tomorrow (for credit)
2)  Unit 1 Geek Root Word Cards due tomorrow - This assignment is posted in Google Classroom

Due:

Week #2

Important Information:
                              Rotating Schedule Begins on Monday, August 15
                              Library Orientation and AR Book Checkout - Monday, August 22
 
Link to Reading Inventory Reflection:
 
Friday, August 19
In class:
1)  Introduce Unit 1 Greek Root Words and how to set up root word cards
2)  Slides are posted in Google Classroom - Follow the directions given and the example I gave in class.  Remember the slide for "bio" has incorrect example words.  I gave the following
      example words in class:  biography - a writing about a person's life written by another person.  biology - the study of life Use these words for the definition side of your card.
Homework:
1)  Finding a Reading Style assignment due Tuesday
2)  Unit 1 Greek Root Word Card due Tuesday
 
Thursday, August 18
In class:
1)  Google Classroom assignment:  Finding a Reading Style.  Look at the slides and follow all directions. (Posted in Google Classroom)
2)  Use the index card on Monday to help you find books you are interested in.
Homework:
1)  Google Classroom assignment:  Finding a Reading Style.  Due Tuesday
 
Wednesday, August 17
        Language Arts and Math teachers are on campus but not in class today.  Please be kind to the Guest Teacher
In class:
1)  Informative Essay - In class timed writing.  This essay will be written only in class.  It will be collected with the outline at the end of the period.
Homework:
1)  "My Name" project due tomorrow
 
Tuesday, August 16
In class:
1)  Informative Essay Outline for In Class timed writing. You may use this outline as the only resource for tomorrow's timed writing.  This outline is to be done only in class, so the link to this assignment is not posted.
Homework:
1)  "My Name" assignment due Thursday
 
Monday, August 15
In class:
1)  New seating chart today
2)  Review ELA Benchmark and STAR data
3)  ELA Benchmark and Reading Inventory Reflection - see above for the link to the Reading Inventory.  (You need to get the Benchmark data paper with your scores from me.)
                Answer using complete sentences.
Homework:
1)  ELA Benchmark and Reading Inventory Reflection due tomorrow
              Answer using complete sentences. 
2)  "My Name" activity due Wednesday.   Directions and examples are posted on Google Classroom
 

Due:

Week #1

Important Information:
                          Monday, August 8:      First Day of School - Minimum Day - 11:06 Dismissal
                         Thursday, August 11:  Back to School Night
 
Welcome!!!
 
Friday, August 12
In class:
1)  STAR Reading Test
2)  Language Arts Letter signature page due today
3)  "My Name" Activity page due today
Homework:
      No homework
 
Thursday, August 11
In class:
1)  ELA Benchmark #1
Homework:
(if not already done)
1)  Review class letter with parent or guardian
2)  Parent / Guardian and student sign signature page - Due Friday
3)  "My Name" Activity Page - Due Friday
 
Wednesday, August 10
In class:
1)  ELA Benchmark #1
Homework:
(if not already done)
1)  Review class letter with parent or guardian
2)  Parent / Guardian and student sign signature page - Due Friday
3)  "My Name" Activity Page - Due Friday
 
Tuesday, August 9
In class:
1)  Review how to use and write in agenda
2)  Go over class letter
3)  "My Name" Activity Page - Due Friday
Homework:
1)  Review class letter with parent or guardian
2)  Parent / Guardian and student sign signature page - Due Friday
3)  "My Name" Activity Page - Due Friday
 
Monday, August 8
In class:
1)  Welcome
2)  Check schedules
3)  Attendance
Homework:
       No homework tonight