Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to write narratives based on real experiences (memoirs) using effective writing techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Warm-Up:
Why Dialogue?
Students will practice using dialogue to SHOW readers what is going on, opposed to TELLING us.
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Classwork:
  1. Students will look over the narrative writing rubric to assure that their narratives meet what is required of them.
  2. Finish writing/typing your rough draft.
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Homework:
Reading Assessment Make-Up
Study Session Times:
Tuesday (9/19): 3:50 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday (9/20): 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Thursday (9/21): 7:45 - 8:20 AM
Friday (9/22): 7:45 - 8:20 AM

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to write narratives based on real experiences (memoirs) using effective writing techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Warm-Up:
How do I start my memoir? Exploring strong, and resourceful leads!
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Classwork:
Students will draft their memoir’s in their reader/writer notebooks.
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Homework:
BRING YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND ID TOMORROW!!!
Reading Assessment Make-Up
Study Session Times:
Tuesday (9/19): 3:50 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday (9/20): 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Thursday (9/21): 7:45 - 8:20 AM
Friday (9/22): 7:45 - 8:20 AM

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to write narratives based on real experiences (memoirs) using effective writing techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Warm-Up:
Students will use The Great Rat Hunt as a mentor text, and outline the elements of a story on a blank plot map.
Standard Addressed:
RL.8.1. and W.8.3.
Classwork:
  1. Go over the elements of a story
  2. Students will complete a plot map for their memoir.
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Homework:
Finish your memoir plot map before class tomorrow!
Reading Assessment Make-Up
Study Session Times:
Tuesday (9/19): 3:50 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday (9/20): 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Thursday (9/21): 7:45 - 8:20 AM
Friday (9/22): 7:45 - 8:20 AM

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to write narratives based on real experiences (memoirs) using effective writing techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Warm-Up:
Students will use a Round-Robin speaking structure to provide a summary of one topic/memory that they brainstormed last night for homework with their table group.
Standard Addressed:
SL.8.1
Classwork:
  1. Choosing a Meaningful Memoir Topic - Presentation
  2. Choosing a Meaningful Memoir Topic - Brainstorm/Elimination activity.
  3. Choosing a Meaningful Memoir Topic - Exit Ticket
Standard Addressed:
W.8.3.
Homework:
Finish your Choosing a Meaningful Memoir Topic - Brainstorm/Elimination Activity and fill out the exit ticket prior to Wednesday (9/20).
Reading Assessment Make-Up
Study Session Times:
Tuesday (9/19): 3:50 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday (9/20): 7:45 - 8:30 AM
Thursday (9/21): 7:45 - 8:20 AM
Friday (9/22): 7:45 - 8:20 AM

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Students will also be able to determine the meaning of words and phrases, and analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,

Warm-Up:
Students will be given about 30 minutes complete their reading assessment for The Great Rat Hunt
Standards Addressed:
RL.8.1 RL.8.3. and RL.8.4.
Classwork:
  1. Word of the Week - Conflict
  2. Students will begin reflecting on past events that have happened in their life. Coming up with potential ideas for their memoirs.
Standard Addressed:
L.8.4.
Homework:
BRAINSTORM: Come to class with 3 potential writing topics for your memoir.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Students will also be able to determine the meaning of words and phrases, and analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,

Warm-Up:
Descriptive Language Warm Up - Fictional Narrative
Standards Addressed:
RL.8.1 and RL.8.4.
Classwork:
  1. Students will finish the Elements of Memoir Identification Chart from yesterday.
  2. Students will complete their reading assessment for The Great Rat Hunt by answering text-dependent questions
Standards Addressed:
RL.8.1 RL.8.3. and RL.8.4.
Homework:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Objective:
Students will be able to analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

Students will also be able to determine the meaning of words and phrases, and analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,

Warm-Up:
Students will set up a note-taking page in their Reader/Writer notebooks for their annotations on “The Great Rat Hunt”.

The Great Rat Hunt can be found on Page 107 of the 8th grade Literature Textbook.
Materials Needed:
Language Arts Notebook
Literature Textbook

Classwork:
  1. Students will read/listen/annotate the memoir titled “The Great Rat Hunt.”
  2. Students will identify the elements of memoir within the story by completing a reader’s comprehension chart.
Standards Addressed:
RL.8.1 RL.8.3. And RL.8.4.
Homework:
None