WHAT WE DID: 1/29/16

ENGLISH 8

  • Students turned in their vocabulary homework and the article of the week annotation
  • Students took a vocabulary quiz
  • Students took a quiz over the article of the week
  • Students read and annotated the third page of the video transcript

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Students turned in the article of the week annotation and answers to the questions
  • Students completed a character analysis for Doug, Mrs. Swieteck, Mr. Swieteck, and Lil from Okay for Now
  • Class discussion of characters – are they flat or round? What motivates each one?

 

HELLO FROM THE OUTSIDE…

Channeling Adele at today’s lip sync was great fun! Wearing a blonde wig and my ridiculous attempt at false eyelashes and wing tips even more so. But the most fun of all was the team effort in putting it all together and watching the students and staff enjoy the show. Just a reminder as to why I have been teaching middle school for forever – kids and colleagues!

Thanks Team Adele:

  • Mr. Donald Newsom
  • Mrs. Debra Camacho
  • Ms. Gretchen Ferera
  • Mrs. Jacquie Hamano
  • Sir Logan
  • Miss Erryn
  • Miss Jahairaa
  • Miss Katherine
  • Miss Krystal
  • Miss Lynette

Adele

WHAT WE DID: 1/28/16

ENGLISH 8 

  • As a class, students read Okay For Now for 15 minutes
  • Students completed their reading log
  • Students annotated the first half of a video transcript for ERWC

VOCABULARY #12 AND AoW DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Students read Okay for Now independently for 20 minutes
  • Students completed ERWC ACTIVITY #6 with their table group

AoW DUE TOMORROW, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th; HRL DUE FEBRUARY 2nd

WHAT WE DID: 1/27/16

ENGLISH 8

  • Students read Okay For Now to page 21
  • Students completed in-class reading log and answered the question: What literary device(s) does the author use? (irony and foreshadowing)
  • Students turned in the Activity #4 Vocabulary homework

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Students read Okay For Now for 15 minutes
  • Transcript Read-Aloud
  • Annotation: Things Robots Can Do & Things Humans Do Better

WHAT WE DID: 1/26/16

ENGLISH 8

  • Students read Okay for Now for 20 minutes to page 11
  • Students shared descriptions of their personal robot in small groups
  • ERWC Module III: Students took notes for vocabulary Activity #5
  • HOMEWORK: Complete ERWC Activity #5

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Students read Okay for Now, Chapter 2 for 20 minutes
  • Students shared descriptions of their personal robot in small groups
  • ERWC MODULE III: Students read the transcript
  • HOMEWORK: Complete ERWC Activities #4 & #5 

WHAT WE DID: 1/25/16

ENGLISH 8

  • STUDENTS RECEIVED THEIR WEEKLY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
    • Article of the Week #4: “Star Athletes & Junk Food.” Read and annotate using text tags and commentary. Write two unanswered questions you have at the end of the article and a 1/2 page summary of the article. Due Friday. Quiz Friday.
    • Vocabulary #12 – Due Thursday. Quiz Thursday
  • READING LOGS ARE NOW AN IN-CLASS ASSIGNMENT DUE FRIDAY
  • QUICK WRITE: “IF YOU COULD DESIGN YOUR OWN ROBOT, WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT WOULD IT BE ABLE TO DO?” DRAW A PICTURE OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. DUE TUESDAY

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • STUDENTS RECEIVED THEIR WEEKLY HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS:
    • Article of the Week #4: “Star Athletes & Junk Food.” Read and annotate using text tags and commentary. Complete the questions at the end of the article. Due Friday. Quiz Friday.
    • HOME READING LOG #18 – DUE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
    • QUICK WRITE: “IF YOU COULD DESIGN YOUR OWN ROBOT, WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT WOULD IT BE ABLE TO DO?” DUE TUESDAY
    • ANALOGIES #1 (WE WILL GO OVER THIS TUESDAY)
  • STUDENTS BEGAN READING OKAY FOR NOW BY GARY SCHMIDT – CHAPTER ONE

REPORT CARDS COME OUT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH!!!

 

OKAY FOR NOW

This semester, we are going to be reading novels. The first novel, Okay For Now, by Gary Schmidt, will be read as a class. Then, literature circles will start. Students will choose from a variety of titles and read in small groups.

If you would like to know more about Gary Schmidt or find out what books he has written, go here: GARY SCHMIDT