Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2017


Objectives:


-I can summarize and present a brief description of my assigned God or Goddess,
including background information, theirs role/powers, and symbols used to represent
them.  


-I can determine a theme or moral of a story and support my answer with evidence
from the text.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up: Black Ships Before Troy (Google Classroom) Questions
2.Whole class discussion / review of questions
3.Finish group presentations (continued from yesterday)
4.Short Constructed Response (Google Classroom) on theme.


Homework:

-Short Constructed Response is due at the beginning of class tomorrow, 1/19

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Objectives:


-I can summarize and present a brief description of my assigned God or Goddess,
including background information, theirs role/powers, and symbols used to represent
them.  

-I can determine the meaning of words or phrases by using context clues.


Agenda:

1. Warm Up: Read Black Ships Before Troy (Google Classroom) and answer
vocab questions
  1. 10-15 minutes for finishing touches on Character Crests
  2. Group presentations
-Name of God or Goddess
-Role or powers
-Brief summary
-Symbols

4. Vote: Best Crest for classroom resource


Homework:

-No homework

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2017




Objective:
-I can read to understand Greek character types (Greek God or
Goddess) from The Odyssey.

-I can write a summary about my assigned God or Goddess and
create a crest to demonstrate my knowledge of the character. (RL 8.9)
Instruction:
Warm Up: Choice Book Reading

Lesson: Understanding Greek Archetypes - directions for crests
Classwork:
Work Time:  
-Students will read to inform their background of Greek God/Goddess
archetypes in Google Classroom.
-Students will create a crest to present information about their
assigned character.
Homework:
-Finish crest summary and draft. You will have 10-15 minutes in class
to add finishing touches and color before we vote on the best one!
Reminders:
-MAPS Sessions (to finish): Thursday/Friday 1/11 &1/12 at lunch;
Tuesday, 1/16 before or after school! Please email me if you’ll be
attending on Tuesday and when…

-Please get a copy of Big Fish no later than 1/19! (See me if you have
any concerns!)

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2017




Objective:
-I can determine the elements of folklore in a text.
-I can determine a moral or theme of the text.
-I can make connections between the characters or events in this
story to other similar stories.
Instruction:
Warm Up: Grammar Practice

Lesson: Review elements of folklore from notes
Read aloud of the text “Strawberries” by Gayle Ross
Classwork:
Work Time:  
-Students analyze the text to determine elements of folklore, a
justifiable theme, and make connections to other similar stories or
texts in Google Classroom.

Debrief: Whole class review / discussion of the text.
Homework:
Have a great weekend!
Reminders:
-No School Monday, January 15th!

-MAPS Sessions (to finish): Thursday/Friday 1/11 &1/12 at lunch;
Tuesday, 1/16 before or after school! Please email me if you’ll be
attending on Tuesday and when…

-Please get a copy of Big Fish no later than 1/19! (See
         me if you have any concerns!)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2017




Objective:
-I can demonstrate mid-year 8th grade reading comprehension and
vocabulary by taking a MAPS assessment.

-I can reflect on my growth or decline by comparing beginning of
the year score score to my mid-year score and set goals for
end-of-the-year growth.

-I can record notes from the Introduction to Unit 4: Folklore Power
Point to understand story genres and characters types.
Instruction:
Warm Up: Finish MAPS assessment (final day)
Library check out/book return
Classwork:
Work Time:  
-Students will review the Unit 4: Folklore Powerpoint and take notes.

-Students will participate in a teacher-led discussion about common
folklore or myths from American culture.

Debrief:
Homework:
None
Reminders:
-No School Monday, January 15th!
-MAPS Sessions (to finish): Thursday/Friday 1/11 &1/12 at lunch;
Tuesday, 1/16 before or after school!
-Please get a copy of Big Fish no later than 1/19! (See
         me if you have any concerns!)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2017




Objective:
-I can demonstrate mid-year 8th grade reading comprehension
and vocabulary by taking a MAPS assessment.

-I can reflect on my growth or decline by comparing beginning
of the year score score to my mid-year score and set goals for
end-of-the-year growth.
Instruction:
Warm Up: 1) Enter SLO scores into form here
2) Review your Fall MAPS scores (written in your journal or in
Infinite Campus). What is your Winter goal? (2+ points per semester
is average).
Classwork:
Work Time:  
-Students will work independently to demonstrate their level of
comprehension on the Winter MAPS assessment.

-Students may read independently when finished MAPS testing.

Debrief: MAPS reflection exit ticket
Homework:
None
Reminders:
-No School Monday, January 15th!
-MAPS Sessions (to finish): Thursday/Friday 1/11 &1/12 at lunch; Tuesday, 1/16 before or after school!
-Please get a copy of Big Fish no later than 1/19! (See me if you have any concerns!)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2017




Objective:
-I can demonstrate mid-year 8th grade reading comprehension and
vocabulary by taking a MAPS assessment.


-I can reflect on my growth or decline by comparing beginning of
the year score score to my mid-year score.
Instruction:
Warm Up: Welcome back check In
Class building activity: Backwards Charades
Classwork:
Work Time:  
-Students will work independently to demonstrate their level of
comprehension on the Winter MAPS assessment.

Debrief: Unit 4: Big Fish text small discussion
Homework:
None 
Reminders:
-Get a copy of Big Fish by Friday, 1/19 *(Please see me if you

have any trouble getting your own copy!)

No School Monday, January 15th!