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Week 6/13 in Reading and Writing

8th grade, grades have no reached the cut off point. If there are any late assignments they will not be accepted. If students have any outstanding balances for books, they are asked to bring them or the cash fee this week. 

Graduation is June 17th at 10: 30 a.m. at the Logan Center. Graduates are asked to be at the center by 9:30 a.m.

Reading:

8th grade students will be practicing for graduation all week with Mrs. Patton and Mrs. Barton.

8th grade: students will read and analyze the article “Teenage Identity” to explain the article and connect it to their lives.

7th grade: students will read and analyze the story “Brink of Day” to explain the story. characters, and connect it to their lives. They will be answering text dependent questions associated with the story.

 

Writing:

Root words: port, rupt, scrib/script, sect, scope, techno, tele, therm

7th grade students will be given the final root quiz June 14th.

Homework:

Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

The final week of school June 20-21st will be the week of the picnic for the 7th grade students.

Week 6/6 in Reading and Writing

8th grade tickets (9) will be given on June 6th to each 8th grade student. There will be no additional tickets offered.

Reading:

8th grade students will be practicing for graduation all week with Mrs. Patton and Mrs. Barton.

8th grade: completing a choice board where they have to choose 3 activities from the board due by Wednesday June 8th. Literature projects due on Wednesday for a gallery walk. Exit slip on the skills of POV, central idea, and theme.

Reading records are due on June 9th.

7th grade: Continue their study of text features pgs. 977-984 all close reading questions for their unit test on the 10th of JUNE. Literature projects due on June 8th.

Reading records are due on June 9th.

Homework:

Monday- Dialectical entries

Thursday- Reading log

Writing:

Root words: port, rupt, scrib/script, sect, scope, techno, tele, therm

Students will be given time to work on Nature vs. Nurture projects and play HANGMAN for the root quiz on June 14th.

Homework:

Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

Week 5/30 in Reading and Writing

I will be out June 2-3rd with the 8th graders on the DC trip: work is left for the students to complete.

Reading:

TheAlgebra Exit Exam is Monday May 30th. First period class will be prolonged due to this testing.

8th grade: Wednesday students will be analyzing poetry for its meaning and comparing the poems to their books as well as their literature books.

7th grade: Continue their study of text features pgs. 959-974 all close reading questions for their unit test on the 10th of JUNE.

Students will be left with the following work to complete while I am out on the DC Trip:

  1. Root word sentences and artistic representations
  2. Projects (both 7 & 8th grade)
  3. Write persuasive essays on extended school year.
  4. pg. 974-975 (7th)
  5. pg. 1036-1037 (8th)

Homework:

Monday- Dialectical entries

Thursday- Reading log

Writing:

Root words: port, rupt, scrib/script, sect, scope, techno, tele, therm

Students will be getting new root words on Tuesday May 31st to complete graphic organizers for. The sentences for the words will be given and due on Tuesday June 2nd.

Homework:

Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

 

Next Week in Reading and Writing 5/23

Reading:

There is a text features quiz for the students will be Monday May 23rd.

 

NWEA is this week for both 7th and 8th: 24-26th, with makeups on the 26th.

Homework:

Monday- Dialectical entries

Thursday- Reading log

Writing:

Root words: mit, mort, multi,pater, phil,phobia,photo, pseudo, psycho

 

Root quiz for the above words is on Friday May 27th

Homework:

Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

 

This Week 5/16 in Reading and Writing

8th grade luncheon is this Friday May 20th. Spirit of Chicago 9~2 p.m.

Reading:

Students will be working on further study of text features as they are presented in informational texts. ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE ON THE GRADEBOOK FOR THE ENTIRE QUARTER.

There is a text features quiz for the students will be Monday May 23rd.  We are continuing our study of text features this week with the passages:

The Weak Inherit the Gym – 8th

Emergency Procedures- 7th

Periods 3 & 4 will receive the Declaration of Independence and Emancipation Proclamation (7th) to compare them to their literature books. Literature quiz will be next week based on the pages they decide to read this week.

Homework:

Monday- Dialectical entries

Thursday- Reading log

Writing:

Root words: mit, mort, multi,pater, phil,phobia,photo, pseudo, psycho

 

Students will complete visual representations of root words on Tuesday.

Thursday students will spend some time playing BINGO with the words before working on their Nature vs. Nurture projects.

8th graders essay/article are due on Thursday. They will do a gallery walk of all the essays/articles.

Homework:

Tuesday- Frayer models 2 or 4.

Thursday- Essay/article #2 due (8th Grade)

Thursday- Study for Root quiz on next Friday May 27th

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