WHAT WE DID: 2/19/16

ENGLISH 8

  • Students received weekly homework:
    • Article of the Week #23: Read the article. After you have read it, go back and read it again. Using text tags, annotate the article and provide commentary in the margin. This is due on Wednesday. Please come prepared to work in groups on Wednesday to answer the questions.
    • Vocabulary Lesson #14: Definitions, Word in Context, Synonym, Antonym due Friday
  • Introduction to the PECHA KUCHA with a sample presentation by Ms. Warzy (instructions are in google classroom)
  • Review of instructions for ode
  • Begin homework or work on ode

HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Students received weekly homework:
    • Article of the Week #23: Read the article. After you have read it, go back and read it again. Using text tags, annotate the article and provide commentary in the margin. This is due on Wednesday. Please come prepared to work in groups on Wednesday to answer the questions.
    • Analogy Lesson #4 due Friday
    • Home Reading Log #21 due Tuesday, 3/8

FIVE-SEMESTERS – YOU KNOW IT DON’T COME EASY!

It takes an incredible amount of dedication, hard work, and tenacity to become a Sussman Five-Semester Scholar. Congratulations to the following 8th graders who attained this amazing feat! 

Remember, Honors Night is May 16th. Speeches are due April 8th.

In no particular order, please offer a round of applause to…

  • BRITTANY S.
  • DIANA B.
  • SARAH U.
  • BENJAMIN D.
  • CARLA D.L.
  • WENDY G.
  • NICOLE A.
  • DANNA G.
  • NAWRIZ K.
  • ARLETTE B.
  • HILARY L.
  • KENDALL L.
  • NICOLE A.
  • LUCIA M.
  • CIERRA B.
  • NELSON M.
  • KATIA A.
  • CHARLES O’N.
  • JANE A.
  • STEPHANIE V.
  • JENNIFER A.
  • NATALIE M.
  • SAMANTHA V.
  • CHRISTINA A.
  • DESTINY B.
  • KAITLYN M.
  • HAO C.D.
  • JAHZELLE F.
  • AMY G.
  • JONATHAN G.
  • ARIANA H. 
  • ZACHARY H.
  • KARLA A.
  • JOSELINE L.
  • AMANDA B.
  • NATALIE M.
  • DAVID M.
  • HAO T.
  • STEPHANIE T.
  • EVA C.B.
  • KAYLA C.

WHAT WE DID: 2/26/16

ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • Review of simile, metaphor, and allusion
  • Note-taking, examples, and explanation of hyperbole, personification, and alliteration
  • Begin brainstorm/prewrite for ODE (full explanation on google classroom)
    • choose a subject for your ode
    • make a list of your emotions/feelings towards your subject
    • make a list of adjectives that describe your subject inside and out
    • address your subject directly as if you were speaking to it
  • Brainstorm/prewrite due Monday, February 29th

DON’T FORGET: DHS ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1!!! BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER AND A HEALTHY SNACK!!!!!!!

ODES

An ode is a celebration of someone or something. It is a poem that praises or extols the virtues of a person, place, or thing. Ode is a poetic form that can be generalized as a formal address to someone or something. There are three types of odes: Horatian, Pindaric, and Irregular.Some famous odes include: “Ode On a Grecian Urn” and “Ode To a Nightingale” both by John Keats and “Ode to Duty” by William Wordsworth.

We are going to start writing odes on Friday, February 26th.

Instructions will be explained in class, and the assignment will also be posted in google docs. Just use your class code to access.

 

WHAT WE DID: 2/25

ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • STUDENTS BROUGHT IN THEIR FAVORITE SONG LYRICS
  • STUDENTS EXCHANGED LYRICS AND ANALYZED THE SONGS’ SIMILES, METAPHORS, & ALLUSIONS
  • LIBRARY LESSON: POETRY, POETS, AND NOVELS IN VERSE

COMING NEXT WEEKINSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PECHA KUCHA!

WHAT WE DID: 2/24

ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8

  • REVIEW ALLUSIONS
  • MINI-LESSON: SIMILES & METAPHORS
  • “ODE TO MI GATO” BY GARY SOTO – FIND THE SIMILES & METAPHORS
  • READ ODES WRITTEN BY KIDS

HOMEWORK: BRING IN THE LYRICS TO YOUR FAVORITE SONG. MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAN.