Ms. Graves's 8th Grade English Class
MONDAY, MARCH 10-
ASSIGNMENT #1: 4 SQUARE VOCABULARY/SPELLING WITH These 10 Words (get at least 5 finished today/ all 10 due Wednesday)
4 SQUARE REQUIREMENTS
*Use it in an original sentence
(words will be tested on either Friday or next Monday)
*ADVANCED ENGLISH STUDENTS WILL USE THE 10 WORDS FROM WEEK 7 IN COLLEGE BOUND VOCAB. BOOK (spelling and vocab)
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER TWO:
Write a character sketch of one character from DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. Today we will collect information for our character in a graphic organizer. Review how to write a character sketch with the website here or the youtube video below. (final character sketch due Friday)
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER 3: READ YOUR AR BOOK! GOALS DUE TOMORROW! go to https://hosted362.renlearn.com/214050/default.aspx...
to check goals or take a test.
TUESDAY, MARCH 11-
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER ONE: Finish 4 square vocabulary with all 10 words for this week. (Due Wednesday)
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER TWO: Watch the youtube video for character sketch from Monday and continue gathering your information for the character you selected. Use the website from Monday as a guide. You should be able to finish making your list of information by the end of class so we can start drafting on Wednesday.
ASSIGNMENT NUMBER THREE: Today is the last day to finish taking all AR TESTS for 3rd 9 weeks goals.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12
Today you will visit 3 stations around the classroom.
Station 1: Vocabulary-First, show Ms. Graves your 10 vocab. squares for points and then cut them out with a partner. Once you've cut them out, it's like a puzzle contest between you and your partner/small group.
Station 2: Character Sketch drafting- At this station, we will annotate the example character sketch to identify the important traits of this type of writing. Then we will form an outline for ourselves to start drafting our own character sketches. (See Monday for more details on character sketch assignment)
Station 3: Video Lessons. Go back to Monday and watch character sketch demo. if you haven't already. Then watch the videos below for a review on active/passive voice. In your journal, jot down the main points of the video OR something you had forgotten you were refreshed on and then write 2 examples of an active and passive sentence.
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
JOURNAL TIME! PROMPT: One pair of shoes for the rest of your life. You have to choose a pair of shoes to wear for the rest of your life. Describe those shoes and how it would meet the needs of any situation you might face in your life. (should write half to 3 quarters of a page)
IMPORTANT CRITERIA TO INCLUDE IN JOURNAL:
Include at least one sentence with active voice and passive voice.
Include at least 2 of this week's vocabulary words.
Include a simple, compound, complex sentence.
UNDERLINE OR HIGHLIGHT THESE THINGS! HIGHLIGHTERS IN DRAWER 5,6,7
Complete your rough draft for your character sketch. Use website from Monday as a guide. TURN IN ROUGH DRAFT TO ME BEFORE YOU LEAVE! :)
Finish 4 square vocabulary review. Use cut out squares with a partner to review each other. (spelling and meaning!)
QUIZ tomorrow OR Monday.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
-Read literary analysis and reading strategies for ACT II: Diary of Anne Frank
Begin reading play pages 748-755
-Edit/Revise character sketch and TURN IN FINAL DRAFT TODAY!
-Vocabulary Review (quiz Monday)