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8th Grade Tutoring Schedule:

Ms.Smith-Tuesday & Wednesday 8.25-8.55/Thursday 3.30-4.30

Ms. Sullivan-Monday 8.10-8.50/Wednesday 3.30-4.30

Ms.Torres- Monday 3.30-4.30/Wednesday 8.10-8.50

Mr. Williams-Tuesday 3.30-4.30/Thursday 8.10-8.50

 

My Tutoring Days are:
Before School: Thursdays
After School: Tuesdays
 
Year-Plan for English 8:
 
Unit 1: Identity of Self (The House on Mango Street
Unit 2: Identity/Perception from Others (Social Media)
Unit 3: Empathy (Lord of the Flies
Unit 4: My culture (The Outsiders)
Unit 5: Honesty and Choice Research Unit (Lying) 
Unit 6: Culture/Country (Cross-Curricular with History)
Unit 7: Thinking Ahead/High School (Personal Statements)
**In between each story that we read we will review grammatical concepts
 

Classes

Recent Posts

Weekly Plan 9/18-9/22

Monday:
Do Now (And Journal Check 6-10, Standard W 10)
Collect vignette 1: "The House on ___ Street" (Standard W 3: Writing Narratives)
Tone discussion wrap-up
Read "Hairs" vignette
Complete worksheet: Esperanza's mother's description
 
 
Tuesday:
Do Now
Figurative Language PowerPoint
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #11)
Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole Practice
Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole Worksheet (Standard RL 2: Craft and Structure)
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #12)
Read sample vignette of "Hairs"
Write your own "Hairs" vignette (Standard W 3: Writing Narratives)
 
Friday:
Do Now
Finish writing "Hairs"
 
 
 
 

Weekly Plan 9/11-9-15

Monday:
Do Now
Check Reference Guide annotation (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
Read "A House of My Own"
Answer "A House of My Own" Text Dependent Questions - Will be completed for Homework (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
 
Tuesday:
Do Now
Review answers to TDQ
Cornell Notes on style of vignettes
Read "The House on Mango Street" vignette
Discuss tones in "The House on Mango Street"
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal Entry #9)
Cornell Notes for stylistic imitation
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal Entry #10)
Write your own: "The House on ____ Street" (Standard W 3: Writing Narratives)
 
Friday:
Do Now
Continue writing "The House on _____ Street"
Peer editing discussion and outline
 
 
 

Weekly Plan 9/5-9/8

Tuesday:
Do Now (Journal #6) and Journal Check
Binder organization check-up
Finish illustrations
 
Wednesday:
Do Now
The House on Mango Street online scavenger hunt
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #7)
Sandra Cisneros biography annotation
Perspective debate on biography
 
Friday:
Do Now
Jigsaw of Chicago, Bucktown, and figurative language
Presentations of jigsaw

Weekly Plan 8/28-9-1

Monday:
Do Now (Journal #4)
Review answers to Text-Dependent Questions
Switching tones activity
 
Tuesday:
Tone and Mood Quiz (RL 2: Craft and Structure)
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #5)
Homophone review
They're, Their, There PowerPoint
They're, Their, There Worksheet (L 2: English Conventions)
 
Thursday:
Your and You're PowerPoint
Your and You're Worksheet (L2: English Conventions)
 
 
Friday:
Introduction to The House on Mango Street
Read and annotate biography of Sandra Cisneros
 
 

Weekly Plan 8/21-8/25

Monday:
Do Now (Journal #1)
Finish Tone and Mood PowerPoint
Tone/Mood Gallery Walk
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Journal #2)
Tone in Harry Potter video
Tone and Mood Practice
Tone/Mood Worksheet (DUE WEDNESDAY)
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #3)
Online scavenger hunt for Walter Dean Myers
 
Thursday:
Do Now
Begin reading "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"
Characterization charts for Greg and Lemon Brown
 
Friday:
Do Now (Journal #4)
Finish reading "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"
Symbol discussion

Readings for Lying Unit

Attached is a PDF of all 5 readings needed for the current unit on lying.
  1. The US Political Campaign: Lies, Lies, Lies
  2. It's the Truth: Americans Conflicted about Lying
  3. Rejecting All Lies: Immanuel Kant
  4. Brad Blanton: Honestly, Tell the Truth
  5. Teens Do Their Share of Lying

Weekly Plan 5/1-5/5

Monday:
Do Now (Journal #36)
Begin reading "Rejecting all lies: Immanuel Kant"
Answer text-dependent questions for Immanuel Kant
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Journal #37)
Immanuel Kant short video
Read and annotate profile of Immanuel Kant, with 3 things you learned about Kant, 2 questions you have for him, and 1 idea that you agree with (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #38)
Complete column C (Immanuel Kant's Viewpoint) on When Is Lying OK chart (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
Cross the line activity in Kant's perspective
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #39)
Read and annotate Brad Blanton article
 

Weekly Plan 4/24

Monday:
Do Now (Journal Entry #33)
Lying article predictions (Standard RL 2: Craft and Structure)
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Journal Entry #34)
Read "It's the truth: Americans conflicted about lying"
Begin text dependent questions for "It's the truth (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal Entry #35)
Finish text dependent questions for "It's the truth"
Complete Column B (Viewpoint: DePaulo and Cohen) in When Is Lying OK Chart
 
Thursday:
Do Now
Spot check of Column B in When Is Lying OK Chart
Cross the line activity for scenarios with varied viewpoints
Cross the line reflection
 

Weekly Plan 4/17-4/21

Monday:
Do Now (Journal #31)
Complete vocabulary packet (packets fully completed -including blank squares- before Wednesday's exam will be given one point of extra credit)
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Journal #32)
Vocabulary Jeopardy Game
 
Wednesday:
Do Now
Vocabulary Test
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #33)
Read "It's the Truth: Americans Conflicted About Lying"
Reading Comprehension Annotation 3, 2, 1 (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
 

Weekly Plan 4/3-4/7

Monday (NEW UNIT: Is Lying Ever OK?):
Do Now (Journal #28)
2 Truths and a Lie
2 Truths and a Lie Reflection
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Word of the Day)
When Is Lying Justified Chart (Standard RL 1 Key Ideas and Details)
Read "The US Political Campaign: Lies, Lies, Lies"
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #29)
Finish reading "Lies, Lies, Lies"
 
Thursday: 
Do Now (Journal #30)
Read "It's the Truth: Americans Conflicted about Lying"
Complete When Is Lying Justified Chart

Weekly Plan 3/27-3/31

Monday:
Do Now (Journal #25) (and Journal Check - Standard UNLOCK C)
Write Persuasive Essay for Chief of the Island (Standard W 3: Writing Narratives)
 
Tuesday: 
Do Now
Finish writing Persuasive Essay
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #26)
Read Chapter 8 
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #27)
Read Chapter 9

Weekly Plan 3/20-3/24

Monday:
Do Now (Word of the Day #2)
Collect Chapter 8 Annotation and Response (Standard RL 1 - Key Ideas and Details)
Debate Outline
 
Tuesday:
Do Now
Debate on chief of the island (Standard SL 1 - Collaborative Discussion)
 
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #24)
Introduce Persuasive Essay Writing
Persuasive Essay PowerPoint Notes
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #25)
Write Persuasive Essay on "Who should be chief of the island?" (Standard W 3 - Writing Narratives)

Weekly Plan 3/13-3/17

Monday: 
Do Now (Journal #21)
Journal Check (Standard UNLOCK C)
Summarize Chapter 5
Read summary of Chapter 6 & 7
Answer reading questions for Chapter 6 & 7 (Standard RL 1: Key Ideas and Details)
 
Tuesday:
Do Now (Word of the Day #1)
Online Interactive Lord of the Flies game
 
Wednesday:
Do Now (Journal #22)
Mingle discussion on focus questions in Chapter 6 & 7
Symbolism discussion of parachutist
 
Thursday:
Do Now (Journal #23)
Read Chapter 8
Importance of leadership discussion
Introduction of LOTF Perspective Persuasive Essay (Standard Writing 3: Writing Narratives)