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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 #22: Monday, January 23 - Friday, January 27

Important Information:
                         AR Goals due:  Wednesday, March 1
                         Hamilton Biography Body Map due Tuesday, January 31
 
Thursday, January 26
In class:
Today is AR reading day.  Students read, visit the library if they need a new book, or take AR quizzes
Homework:
1)  Hamilton Biography Body Map is due Tuesday - The last day to work in class is Friday
 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, January 23 - January 27
In class:
1)  Work on Hamilton Body Biography Map - (This can be a group project or individual assignment)
Homework:
1)  Read for AR

Past Assignments

Due:

Week #21: January 16 - January 20

Important Information:
                         Monday, January 16:  MLK Holiday - No School
 
Tuesday, January 17
In Cass:
1) Hamilton Reflection Questions:  Assignment posted in Google Classroom
                  Listen to and watch the video.  Link is posted at the bottom of the assignment.  Restate the question in your answer and use complete sentences.  You do not need to cite 
                  evidence.
Homework:
1)  Hamilton Reflection Questions due tomorrow.
2)  Study Unit 5 Latin Root Words:  Quiz on Friday
 
Monday, January 16
         MLK Holiday - No School

Due:

Week #20: Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13

Important Information:
                             Monday, January 16:  No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
 
Link to Hamilton Movie Study Guide:
 
Friday, January 13
School Rally Schedule Today: Periods are about 35 minutes long
In Class:
Today is AR reading day.  
Homework:
Enjoy your three-day weekend!
 
Tuesday, January 10 - Thursday, January 12
In class:
1) Hamilton movie
2) Continue to fill in movie study guide as you watch the movie. - Hamilton Movie Study guide notes are posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Latin Root Word Worksheet is due Thursday
 
Monday, January 9
In class:
Hamilton
1)  Hand out and discuss Hamilton Movie Study Guide - See above for link to Hamilton Movie Study Guide.
2)  Begin watching Hamilton - I will periodically stop the movie to give you a chance to fill in the movie guide.  I have also posted the movie guide notes in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Unit 5 Latin Root Words worksheet due Thursday.

Due:

Week #19: January 2 - January 6, 2022

Important Information:
                          Monday, January 2 and Tuesday, January 3 - Winter Break      
                          Return to school:  Wednesday, January 4
 
Thursday, January 5
In class:
1)  AR Reading Day;  Read for AR / Visit the library if you need to check out books /  AR quizzes
Homework:
1)  Unit 5 Latin Root Word cards due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, January 4  Happy New Year!  Welcome Back!
In class:
1)  New seats assigned
2)  Unit 5 Latin Root Word Cards - This assignment is posted on Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Unit 5 Latin Root Word Cards due Friday

Due:

Week 18: December 12 - December 15, 2022

Important Information:
                         This is the last week of the fall semester.
                         Winter Break:  Friday, December 15 - Tuesday, January 3, 2023
                          Return to School:  Wednesday, January 4, 2023
 
Thursday, December 15 - Last Day
Late start / minimum day - class periods are 13 minutes long
Have a wonderful Winter Break!!  Stay safe, stay healthy and enjoy every minute of your Winter Break!
 
Monday, December 12
In class:
1)  Unit 4 Greek Root Words Test
2)  Independent Study - Study for finals or work on homework for other classes.
Homework:
1)  No homework - Enjoy your evening

Due:

Week #17: December 5 - December 9, 2022

Important Information:
                            AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 7
                            Book Fair:  Monday, December 5 - Friday, December 9
 
Friday, December 9
In class:
1)  In class Unit 4 Root Words review
Homework:
1)  Study for Unit 4 Root Words Test - Test will include all 4 units - All units are posted in Google Classroom
 
Thursday, December 8
In class:
1)  Visit Book Fair first half of class
2)  Study for Unit 4 Root Words test for the last 10 minutes of class
Homework:
1)  Study for Unit 4 Root Words Test - Test will include all 4 units - All units are posted in Google Classroom
 
Wednesday, December 7
In class:
1)  Continue individual student grade conferences
2)  Read for AR - Goals due by 3:00 today
Homework:
1)  Study for Unit 4 Root Words Test - Test will include all 4 units - All units are posted in Google Classroom
 
Tuesday, December 6
In class:
1)  Collect Data Reflection with parent signature (graded for credit)
2)  Correct and collect Unit 4 Root Word worksheet
3)  Review individual grade reports
4)  Read for AR
Homework:
1) Read for AR
 
Monday, December 5
In class:
1)  Check Unit 4 Greek Root Word Cards
2)  Unit 4 Greek Root Word Worksheet
Homework:
1)  Data Reflection signed by parent due tomorrow
2)  Unit 4 Greek Root Word worksheet due tomorrow.

Due:

Week #17: November 28 - December 2, 2022

Important Information:
                           AR Goals due:  Wednesday, December 7
 
Friday, December 2
In class:
1)  Finish benchmark and / or STAR test
2)  Data reflection
3)  Greek Root Word Cards
Homework:
1)  Greek Root Word Cards due Monday
2)  Data Reflection due Tuesday (parent signature required)
 
Thursday, December 1
In class:
1)  Finish benchmark and / or STAR test
2)  AR reading day
Homework:
1) Greek Root Word Cards - assignment posted in Google Classroom - due Monday
2)  Read for AR
 
Wednesday, November 30
In class:
1)  Finish ELA Benchmark #2
2)  Begin working on Unit 4 Greek Root Word Cards - Assignment is posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Unit 4 Greek Root Word Cards due - Friday, December 2
 
Tuesday, November 29
In class:
1)  Collect "Rudy" assessment questions
2)  ELA Benchmark #2 - This is a two day assessment
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
Monday, November 28
In Class:
1)  STAR Reading Test
2)  Begin working on "Rudy" questions.  Use the notes you took as you watched the movie.  This assignment will be entered as a quiz grade
Homework:
1)  "Rudy" questions:  Due tomorrow

Due:

Week #18 November 14 - 18, 2022

Important Information:
                              AR Goals due:  Wednesday, December 7
                              COLOR  RUN - Special Schedule - 24 minute periods 
                              Last day to turn in late work for this semester:  Wednesday, December 7
 
                      THANKSGIVING BREAK:  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - 25      ENJOY YOUR TIME OFF!!!
 
Link to "Rudy" worksheet:
 
Wednesday, November 16 - Friday, November 17
In class:
1)  Watch the movie, "Rudy."  This movie relates to Mr. Sandoval's Monday presentation, "The Power of Words."
2)  Take notes on the back of the "Rudy" worksheet.  You are listening for negative words/phrases and positive words/phrases that impact Rudy's perspective on himself or his goal.
      The notes will help you answer the questions on the front of the worksheet.  You will answer the questions after we finish the movie. - See above for link to "Rudy" worksheet.
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
Tuesday, November 15
      COLOR  RUN - Special Schedule - 24 minute periods
In class:
1) AR reading day
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
Monday, November 14
In class:
1)  Mr. Sandoval's (SSRA) and Ms. Rios (intern) presentation:  "The Power of Words"
2)  Suspense Narrative due today
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
 

Due:

Week #14: November 7 - November 11, 2022

Important Information:
                                     Veteran's Day:  Friday, November 11 - No School
                                      Suspense Narrative Due:  Monday, November 14  by 6:00 PM
 
Friday, November 11
            Veteran's Day - No School
 
Thursday, November 10
In class:
1)  Continue to write and edit, proofread the final copy of your Suspense Narrative - Due Monday, November 14 by 6:00 PM
2)  Complete the Self and Peer-edit worksheets
3)  Complete the "Power of Words" survey posted in Google Classroom.  
Homework:
1)  Continue to write and edit, proofread the final copy of your Suspense Narrative - Due Monday, November 14 by 6:00 PM
2)  Complete the "Power of Words" survey posted in Google Classroom.  
 
Wednesday, November 9
In class:
1)   Self and Peer Edit Worksheet
2)  Suspense Narrative - continue to write the final copy.  The last day to write in class is Thursday, November 10. - The final copy is worth 100 test points.
Homework:
1)  Continue to write and edit, proofread the final copy of your Suspense Narrative - Due Monday, November 14 by 6:00 PM
 
Tuesday, November 8
In class:
1)   Review and complete the activity on the Revision Slides - Posted in Google Classroom
2)  Suspense Narrative - continue to write the final copy.  The last day to write in class is Thursday, November 10. - The final copy is worth 100 test points.
Homework:
1)  Continue to write and edit, proofread the final copy of your Suspense Narrative - Due Monday, November 14 by 6:00 PM
 
Monday, November 7
In class:
1)  Finish Rough Draft
2)  Review and complete the activity on the Revision Slides - Posted in Google Classroom
3)  Begin the Suspense Narrative Final Copy
Homework:
1)  Continue to work on Suspense Narrative final copy

Due:

Week #13: Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4. 2022

Important Information:
                     >AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 7
 
 
 
Thursday, November 3
In Class:
1)  AR Reading Day.  Students read their AR books, take AR quizzes, and my visit the library if they have finished a book and need to check out a new AR book.
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram will be due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, November 2
In class:
1)  Finish Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram - Due tomorrow
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram is due tomorrow
 
Tuesday, November 1
In class:
1)  Collect Suspense Brochure
2)  Suspense Narrative: 
             >Do you want to work alone or with a partner?
3)  Choose your Suspense Narrative Picture - Posted in Google Classroom
4)  Begin planning your story and work on the Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram - See above for link to Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram due Thursday at the beginning of the period.
 
Monday, October 31
 Assembly Schedule today - classes are 34 minutes long
In class:
1)  Happy Halloween!  Halloween Word Search for extra credit
2)  AR Read
Homework:
1)  Halloween Word Search:  Must be completed and turned in by tomorrow in order to earn extra credit points.
Important Information:
                     >AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, December 7
 
Friday, November 4
In class:
1)  Check Suspense Plot Diagram for credit.
2)  Suspense Narrative Draft #1.  Write your first rough draft.  Use your Suspense Plot Diagram to write your story.  Today, just write; do not worry about spelling or 
     grammar.  Today's goal is to get your story on paper.
Homework:
1) Suspense Narrative Draft #1 is due Monday - You should have been able to complete this draft today in class.
 
Thursday, November 3
In Class:
1)  AR Reading Day.  Students read their AR books, take AR quizzes, and my visit the library if they have finished a book and need to check out a new AR book.
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram will be due tomorrow
 
Wednesday, November 2
In class:
1)  Finish Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram - Due tomorrow
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram is due tomorrow
 
Tuesday, November 1
In class:
1)  Collect Suspense Brochure
2)  Suspense Narrative: 
             >Do you want to work alone or with a partner?
3)  Choose your Suspense Narrative Picture - Posted in Google Classroom
4)  Begin planning your story and work on the Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram - See above for link to Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram
Homework:
1)  Suspense Narrative Plot Diagram due Thursday at the beginning of the period.
 
Monday, October 31
 Assembly Schedule today - classes are 34 minutes long
In class:
1)  Happy Halloween!  Halloween Word Search for extra credit
2)  AR Read
Homework:
1)  Halloween Word Search:  Must be completed and turned in by tomorrow in order to earn extra credit points.

Due:

Week # 12 October 24 - 28, 2022

Important Information:
                         Unit 3 Greek Root Words Quiz:  Friday, October 28
                         AR Goals due:  Wednesday, December 7
 
Link to Suspense Brochure Templet:
 
Friday, October 28
In class:
1)  Unit 3 Greek Root Words Test
2)  Work on Suspense Brochure
Homework:
1)  Suspense Brochure due Tuesday, November 1
 
Thursday, October 27
In Class:
1)  AR Reading Day.  Students read their AR books, take AR quizzes, and my visit the library if they have finished a book and need to check out a new AR book.
Homework:
1)  Unit 3 Greek Root Word Test tomorrow
2)  Suspense Brochure due Tuesday, November 1
 
Wednesday, October 26
In class:
1)  Add "The Elevator" quotes to the Suspense Brochure
2)  Work on the Suspense Brochure
Homework:
1)  Make sure you have your AR book for AR Reading day tomorrow
2)  Suspense Brochure due Tuesday, November 1
3)  Study for the Unit 3 Greek Root Words quiz - quiz is Friday
 
Tuesday, October 25
In class:
1)  Listen to "The Elevator" - The audio and pdf of this short story is posted in your Google Classroom
2)  "The Elevator" Reading Check - Posted in Google Classroom
3)  Add "The Elevator" to the Suspense Brochure
Homework:
1)  "The Elevator" Reading Check due tomorrow
2)  Continue to work on Suspense Brochure
 
Monday, October 24
In class:
1)  Work on Suspense Brochure for "The Landlady" and "The Tell-Tale Heart" - See above for link to the Suspense Brochure Templet - the directions for this assignment are posted in 
      Google Classroom.
Homework:
1)  Study for the Unit 3 Greek Root Words Quiz
2)  Continue to work on Suspense Brochure.  A due date will be posted after we read the third story, "The Elevator."
 

Due:

Week #11 October 17 - 21,2022

Important Information:
                           AR Goals Due:  Wednesday, Dec. 7
 
Link to Unit 3 Greek Root Words Worksheet:
 
Friday, October 21
In class:
1)  Correct Unit 3 Greek Root words worksheet
2)  Add to Suspense notes: - See "Suspense is feeling of:" slide in Google Classroom
3)  Introduce Suspense Brochure Project
4)  Begin working on Suspense Brochure Project
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
2)  Work on Suspense Brochure Project.- No due date yet because we have one more short suspense story to read next week.
 
Thursday, October 20
In class:
1)  AR Reading - Take AR quizzes, visit library if you finished your AR book
Homework:
1)  Unit 3 Vocabulary cards due tomorrow
2)  PN Story Arc due Monday
 
Wednesday, October 19
In class:
1)  "Tell Tale Heart":  Finish Guided Reading Questions
2)  Unit 3 Greek Root Words worksheet - See above for link to this worksheet
4)  AR Read
Homework:
1)  "Tell Tale Heart" Guided Reading Questions due tomorrow
2)  Unit 3 Greek Root Words worksheet (both sides) due Friday
 
Tuesday, October 18
In Class:
1)  Intro to Edgar Allan Poe (Tedtalk in class)
2)  Read / Listen to / Discuss "The Tell Tale Heart" - Literature Book pages 89 - 94
3)  Answer "The Tell Tale Heart" Guided Questions posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  "The Landlady" Readers Response due tomorrow - posted in Google Classroom
2)  "The Tell Tale Heart" Guided Questions due Thursday - Posted in Google Classroom
 
Monday, October 17
In class:
1)  "The Landlady" Reading Check Quiz - posted in Google Classroom
2)  "The Landlady" Reader's Response - posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  "The Landlady" Reading Check Quiz - posted in Google Classroom - Due Tuesday
2)  "The Landlady" Reader's Response - posted in Google Classroom - Due Wednesday

Due:

Week #10: October 10 - October 14, 2022

Important Information:
                           2nd Quarter:  Monday, October 10
                           AR Goals Due:  Thursday, December 8
 
Link to Suspense Notes document:
Link to Commonly Confused words worksheet:
 
Friday, October 14
In class:
1)  Correct  and collect Commonly Confused Words worksheet
2)  Read / Listen to "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl - Posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Read for AR
 
Thursday, October 13
In class:
1)  AR Reading Day:  Read, take AR quizzes, visit the library if you finished your book
2)  AR Book and log check
3)  Set new AR Goals
Homework:
1)  Commonly Confused Words worksheet due tomorrow
 
 Wednesday October 12
In Class:
1)  Check Unit 3 Root Word Cards
2)  Commonly Confused Words Worksheet - See above for link to worksheet
3)  Work on Lit. Bk. page 130 questions (1-5)
Homework:
1)  Literature Book page 130 questions (1-5). Restate, use complete sentences.  Due tomorrow
2)  Commonly Confused Words worksheet due Friday
 
Tuesday, October 11
In class:
1)  Suspense Notes:  Check for completion
2)  Review Suspense Notes.  A copy of my Suspense Notes is posted in Google Classroom.  Compare with your notes and add notes you are missing.
3)  Read / Listen to "What is the Horror Genre?"  (in your literature book, pages 125 - 129)
4)  Literature Book, page 130, answer questions 1 - 5.  CEE answers are NOT required, but you MUST restate the question in your answer and write complete sentences.
Homework:
1)  Unit 3 Greek Root Word cards checked tomorrow
2)  Literature Book page 130, questions 1 - 5 due Thursday.
 
Monday, October 10
In class:
1)  Introduce Suspense Unit
2)  Take notes as you listen to TEDed:  "What Is Suspense?" - TEDEd "What Is Suspense?" is posted in Google Classroom
                                                                                                    See above for link to Suspense Notes document
3)  Literature Book:  Read silently pages 125 - 128
Homework:
1)  TEDEd  "What Is Suspense" Notes due tomorrow

Due:

Week #9

Important Information:
                            Root Words Test:  Tuesday, October 6 (This test will also include unit one root words)
                            AR Goals Due:  Thursday, October 6
                            End of First Quarter:  Friday, October 7
 
Friday, October 7
End of Quarter Class Reward Day!
 
Thursday, October 6
In class:
AR Reading Day:  Read, take AR Quizzes, visit the library  Goals are due today
Homework:
No Homework!
 
Wednesday, October 5
In class:
1)  Finish Penelope Summarizing Notes
2)  Unit 3 Greek Root Word Cards - Unit 3 is posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Unit 3 Greek Root Word Cards due Monday
 
Tuesday, October 4
In class:
1)  Collect Unit 2 Root Words Worksheet
2)  Root Words Test #2 - Posted in Google Classroom
3)  Begin Penelope Summarizing Notes - Posted in Google Classroom
Homework:
1)  Read for Ar
2)  Penelope Summarizing Notes due Thursday
 
Monday, October 3
In class:
1)  Review Penelope Symbolism
2)  Take notes as we finish watching Penelope
Homework:
1)  Study for Root Words Test #2 - This test will include root words from Unit 1

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

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