• Mr. Brown Green Team English Language Arts

    Grade 8, 2022-2023 Green Team. 
    Week of November 28
    Mon. Have you read ch 9 in Omnivore? Constructed Response Question F. HW: Review ch 8-9
    Tues. Reading Check "quiz" ch 8-9. Constructed Response Question A.  HW: Read Ch 12
    Wed.    HW: Read ch 13
    Thurs.     HW: Read ch 14
    Fri.        HW: Read ch 15.
    Week of November 14
    Mon.  Go to eDoctrina and complete the CFA on Jackie Robinson. HW: Read ch 5.
    Tues.   Go over HW (questions up to p53) HW: Read ch 6
    Wed.  Study the chart p82-83. How does this relate to p18?  HW: Read ch 7 & 8.
    Thurs. Answer the Omnivore questions p61 to p88.  HW: Read ch 9
    Fri. Reading check "quiz" on ch 5-9. Finish questions p93 to p126 (No school due to a forecast weather event)
    Week of November 7
    Mon. Preface and Introduction of The Omnivore's Dilemma.  You may also listen to the audio on the Audiobooks page.  HW: Read ch 1-4 for Thursday.
    Tues. Election Day (no classes). Continue reading Omnivore!
    Wed. Answer the Omnivore Literal Questions from Preface to ch 1. HW: Make sure these questions are answered  (up to p26) and read up to ch 4 (p. 58).
    Thurs. Reading Check "Quiz" on ch 1-4. HW: finish the Omnivore Literal Questions up to p53.
    Fri. Veterans Day (formerly known as Armistice Day)
    Week of October 31  Your IR Project is due this Wednesday!
    Mon. ELA Text Pack p. 12-14 - Brainstorm the theme of your IR book. Classnotes . HW: Compose your booktalk even if you haven't finished your book. See the Independent Reading 22-23 page; you may wish to view this model video (recorded during Covid) Booktalk model .
    Tues. Practice delivering your booktalk in small groups.
    Wed. & Thurs. Hand in IR Project and present your booktalk to the class.
    Fri. Where does our food come from? Read ch 1 (p.17-28) of The Omivore's Dilemma.
    Week of October 24  HW: Every night, read your IR for at least 20 minutes.
    Mon. Go over annotations for "The Open Window"; then, listen to audio of "The Open Window". (or this version) Complete questions 1-10.
    Tues.  Go over the 10 questions for "The Open Window."
    Wed.  Fill in the IR Worksheet using "The Open Window." HW: Go over Open Window Review, and re-read the story.
    Thurs. Test on "The Open Window"
    Fri. Work on IR project.
    Week of October 17
    Mon. Read and annotate "The Compelling Power of Cliques", using p. 6 in the ELA Text Pack.  Answer questions 1-3 on a separate sheet.
    Tues. Open book quiz on the "Cliques" article.  Go over IR project.
    Wed. Movie Dictation -- a classification paragraph on the different types of movies. Study these Classification Notes  and write your own paragraph. 
    Thurs. Bring your IR books to class for Sustained Silent Reading
    Fri. "The Open Window" by Saki
    Week of October 10.  Read your IR book for at least 20 minutes each day!
    Mon. Columbus Day.  
    Tues. Hand in your "Foliage Afire" article & answers. Read this student's Personal Narrative, and compare it with yours.
    Wed. Study this Found poem from Holes; and this sample found poem. Use your "Foliage Afire" article to create your own found poem. Go over IR Project guidelines.  Due November 2!
    Thurs. Finish your Found Poem; type it up in Google Classroom.
    Fri. Bring your IR book for Sustained Silent Reading.
    Week of October 3.  Have you chosen an interesting IR book yet?
    Mon. Type your Personal Narrative in Google Classroom.
    Tues. Class in the Library:  choose an interesting IR book
    Wed. Listen to and write down this cause-effect paragraph: Layoffs. Now, write your own cause-effect paragraph.
    Thurs. .Read and annotate "Foliage Afire".  HW: finish answering "Foliage" questions on a separate sheet.
    Fri. Bring in your IR book.  Why did you select this book?
    Week of September 26 Begin looking for an Independent Reading Book for Oct 7!
    Mon. p. 1 in ELA Text Pack, which Elaboration Techniques did the author use in "Papa Was an American"?
    Tues. Identify the Elaboration Techniques used in "Coaching" and "Two Tix." Begin Personal Narrative Task
    Wed. Write the rough draft of your full-length Personal Narrative.  HW: finish the rough draft and label in the margin which techniques you used.
    Thurs. Add more specific language and details after you read My Father Was a US Citizen.
    Fri. Punctuating Dialogue. Begin typing your final copy.  Have you found an interesting IR book?
    Week of September 19
    Mon.  I-Ready half day
    Tues. Choose a topic from 36-1 in the Personal Experience Ideas and write a story about it (8-10 sent.) in your ELA notebook. HW: Read this story, "Papa Was an American."
    Wed. Answer questions 1-5 about "Papa Was an American" from this handout: Questions for "Papa," "Two Tickets," and "A Little Coaching". Read "A Little Coaching" from this handout, Narrative Models and answer the questions from "A Little Coaching." HW: read "Two Tickets to the Big Game and answer the questions for HW on the same separate sheet of paper.
    Thurs. Practice the five reading strategies from p. 6 in the ELA Text Pack.
    Fri. Classnotes on Life Lessons . What are the lessons of these three stories?  Now add a lesson to each of your three stories.
    Week of September 12 (days 5-9)
    Mon. Bring in your school supplies! Pre-assessment on eDoctrina.
    Tues. Course expectations: go to Google Classroom. Complete this Scavenger Hunt .
    Wed. Dictation paragraph on "My Three Brothers." Play this dictation (Three Brothers) and write down what you hear.
    Thurs. Look at the list of topics on the first page of this packet: Personal Experience Ideas. Choose one topic from 35-1 and write about it (8 to10 sentences). HW: finish writing this story for homework. 
    Fri. Write about another personal experience from the Personal Experience Ideas (35-2) - finish for HW

    Supply list

    For the first part of the school year, you will only need:
    • one dozen blue or black pens
    • lined paper (wide-ruled preferred)
    • 2 pocket folders with prongs or clasps
    Week of September 6 (days 1-4)
    Tues. Write about your summer and your favorite things.
    Wed. In class you will see a paraphrase of a famous "poem." Write out the words of the original. 
    Thurs. Tips for memorizing.  HW: memorize the first verse of the "Star-spangled Banner"
    Fri. Quiz on first verse of "The Star-spangled Banner"; Set up Google Classroom

    If you have any questions or problems, it is not too soon to email me.

    E-Mail: bbrown@frontiercsd.org

    Phone: 926-1730 ext: 3218
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