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8th Grade Language Arts (Voyagers)
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Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 2
Due Date: 4/27/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

Text #2: "What Kids Learn That's Positive From Playing Video Games: by Marc Prensky

2. Independent Response Question: Learning Level Reflection

     Which of the five (5) levels discussed in Prensky's text is the most significant? Explain.  Please remember that, in order to receive

     full credit, you must effectively construct a paragraph RACE response with explicit textual evidence.

DUE TODAY: Submit to the 'Finished' bin for grading

1. Learning Levels 1-5 Chart (DAILY grade)

2. IRQ (TEST grade)

Homework:

-iXL Tasks K1-K5 (Context Clues) due 4/30/18.  (These were assigned on April 16.)



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 2
Due Date: 4/26/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

Text #2: "What Kids Learn That's Positive From Playing Video Games: by Marc Prensky

2. Expert Groups

A: Independent reading w/ intentional annotations

B: Learning Levels 1-5 Chart

Homework:

-iXL Tasks K1-K5 (Context Clues) due 4/30/18



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 2
Due Date: 4/25/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

TED Talk Task AND Exit Ticket Qs 1-4

4/23 -1 day

4/24 -2 days

4/25 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

Text #2: "What Kids Learn That's Positive From Playing Video Games: by Marc Prensky

2. Expert Groups

A: Independent reading w/ intentional annotations

B: Learning Levels 1-5 Chart

Homework:

-Past Due Tasks

-iXL Tasks K1-K5 (Context Clues) due 4/30/18



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 2
Due Date: 4/24/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

TED Talk Task AND Exit Ticket Qs 1-4

4/23 -1 day

4/24 -2 days

4/25 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

Text #2: "What Kids Learn That's Positive From Playing Video Games: by Marc Prensky

2. Expert Groups

A: Independent reading w/ intentional annotations

B: Learning Levels 1-5 Chart

Homework:

-Past Due Tasks

-iXL Tasks K1-K5 (Context Clues) due 4/30/18



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 2
Due Date: 4/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

TED Talk Task AND Exit Ticket Qs 1-4

4/23 -1 day

4/24 -2 days

4/25 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

Text #2: "What Kids Learn That's Positive From Playing Video Games: by Marc Prensky

2. Expert Groups

A: Independent reading w/ intentional annotations

B: Learning Levels 1-5 Chart

Homework:

-Past Due Tasks

-iXL Tasks K1-K5 (Context Clues) due 4/30/18



Gaming Unit: Sticky-Note Storm Activity
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: Writing 8

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

2. DUE TODAY:

    TED Talk Task (yesterday's 2-sided WS)

    Exit Ticket Questions 1-4

*Staple these two tasks together and submit to the 'Finished' bin.

3. Sticky-Note Storm

Homework:

-Past Due Tasks

-iXL Tasks due 4/30/18



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Synthesizing Texts
Due Date: 4/19/2018
Subject: Writing 8

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

2. TED Talk Task (yesterday's 2-sided WS)

    Exit Ticket Questions 1-4

*These two tasks are due TOMORROW!

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL Tasks

 



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: McGonigal TED Talk
Due Date: 4/18/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

IRQs 1.1-1.4 AND Favorite Game Evaluation

4/16 -1 day

4/17 -2 days

4/18 -3 days/Final acceptance date

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Gaming Unit: Learning from Play

2. TED Talk: Jane McGonigal

"Gaming can make a better world"

https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world#t-1182502

Homework:

-iXL Tasks

-TED Talk Task (2-sided WS)



TCAP/TNReady: ELA Part 1
Due Date: 4/17/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Writing Assessment Day!

 

PAST DUE TASKS:

IRQs 1.1-1.4 AND Favorite Game Evaluation

4/16 -1 day

4/17 -2 days

4/18 -3 days/Final acceptance date

 

Classwork:

1. Nonfiction Text Comprehension: Worst Game Ever?

 

 



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 1 - RACE Response Questions 1-3
Due Date: 4/16/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

IRQs 1.1-1.4 AND Favorite Game Evaluation

4/16 -1 day

4/17 -2 days

4/18 -3 days/Final acceptance date

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

2. RACE Response Questions 1-3 DUE TODAY! (Google Form =>Google Classroom)

3. iXL Tasks: Context Clues - Due 4/30/18

Homework:

WRITING ASSESSMENT TOMORROW!

-Past Due Tasks

-iXL Tasks



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 1
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: Writing 8

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

2. Submit IRQs 1.1-14 to 'Finished' bin for grading

3. Favorite Game Evaluation - DUE TODAY!

4. (FGE) Questions 1-3

Homework:

None...IF you're caught up on all tasks!



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 1 - IRQ Stations
Due Date: 4/12/2018
Subject: Writing 8

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

2. Stations: IRQ 1.2 - 1.4

 

Answer the following questions on the same page as yesterday’s IRQ:

 

 Be sure to restate the question in your answer and use the paragraph RACE format.

 

Please remember that ‘Restate’ means your complete response must be just that: a statement, not a question.

 

As always, respond in complete sentences with well-chosen textual evidence.

 

1.2 Analysis

 

Bernard Suits states, “Playing a game is the voluntary attempt to overcome unnecessary obstacles.” How does McGonigal develop and support Suit’s claim?

 

 1.3 Interpretation

 

McGonigal states, “We’re afraid of losing track of where the game ends and where reality begins,” and that we need to overcome this fear. Why is it important to overcome this fear? Use evidence from the text to support your response.

 

 1.4 Retrospective

 

How has this text confirmed, changed, and/or expanded your initial thoughts about games, learning, and the relationship between the two?

 

Favorite Game Evaluation Task

Homework:

Favorite Game Evaluation Task - DUE TOMORROW

IRQ 1.1 - 1.4 -DUE TOMORROW



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 1, Part 2
Due Date: 4/11/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Don't forget tomorrow's Reward Day!

-Dress down

-Bring $ for Tiki Truck

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

Overarching Essential Questions

-What is a game?

-Does gaming positively or negatively impact learning?

-How does game play facilitate true learning?

2.  Independent, intentional annotation of Part 2

3. IRQ 1.1: Part 2: Comprehension

     How do games provoke positive emotion related to learning?

Homework:

None - IF you are caught up on everything!

Don't forget tomorrow's Reward Day!

-Dress down

-Bring $ for Tiki Truck



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Text 1
Due Date: 4/10/2018
Subject: Writing 8

NO TEAM TUTORING THIS WEEK

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

Overarching Essential Questions

-What is a game?

-Does gaming positively or negatively impact learning?

-How does game play facilitate true learning?

2.  Independent Response Question (IRQ) 1.1: Comprehension

     What are the four traits McGonigal introduces? What rationale does she offer for the importance of each trait?

~Graphic Organizer

Homework:

NONE



Gaming Unit: Learning from Play: Intro/Text 1
Due Date: 4/9/2018
Subject: Writing 8

NO TEAM TUTORING THIS WEEK

GAMING UNIT: Learning from Play

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Text 1:  "What Exactly Is a Game?" by Jane McGonigal

2.  Intro/Overarching Essential Questions

-What is a game?

-Does gaming positively or negatively impact learning?

-How does game play facilitate true learning?

2.  Independent reading and annotation:  Part 1

Reading Focus:

*What are the four traits McGonigal introduces?

*What rationale does she offer for the importance of each trait?

Homework:

NONE



Essay Prompt Task: Introductory paragraph
Due Date: 3/27/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Anchor Papers => Introductory paragraphs

3. Essay Prompt Task: Introductory paragraph

*Remember: You MUST include the following in your Intro:

     -Hook

     -Title/Author

     -THESIS STATEMENT

**Due at class end!

Homework:

NONE



Prompt Task Group Work
Due Date: 3/26/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Last week we worked on four (4) different prompt tasks and completed an Introductory paragraph for each.

1- Periodic Table Prompt Task

2- Technological Advancement Prompt Task

3- The Battles of Lexington and Concord Prompt Task

4- Eight Mathematical Practices of the Common Core Prompt Task

 Today you will work within your group to complete the following:

1. Select a prompt task to start with and agree upon an order.

2. Each group member should read their completed Introductory paragraph aloud to their group.

3. Then, each group member will exchange and read over each person’s Introductory paragraph. The following should be identified:

-Hook

-Title/Author

-Thesis Statement

4. After each individual Intro has been read, groups should then discuss the following:

1) how effective the Intro is

2) how well it addresses the prompt

3) how well it interests each reader

You will repeat the above process for EACH of the four (4) prompts.

5. Then, each individual will select the one (1) prompt they would like to complete an essay

response for and work on revising/reworking the Intro for that prompt.

-Mark the prompt you have chosen; have one person from your group collect all the prompt

Packets, and turn them in to me before leaving class today.



The Eight Mathematical Practices of the Common Core Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK:

Narrative Prompt Task

3/21 -1 day

3/22 -2 days

3/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit the following to the 'Finished' bin:

     -Past Due Task(s) 

     -Narrative Prompt Task

          1. Written response - notebook paper

          2. completed self-assessment rubric

3. The Eight Mathematical Practices of the Common Core Prompt Task

-Code the prompt

-# of paragraphs

-P.A.S.T.

4. Introductory paragraph

Homework:

NONE



The Battles of Lexington and Concord Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/22/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

iXL M.1-M.4

3/20 -1 day

3/21 -2 days

3/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Narrative Prompt Task

3/21 -1 day

3/22 -2 days

3/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit the following to the 'Finished' bin:

     -Past Due Task(s) 

     -Narrative Prompt Task

          1. Written response - notebook paper

          2. completed self-assessment rubric

3. The Battles of Lexington and Concord Prompt Task

-Code the prompt

-# of paragraphs

-P.A.S.T.

4. Introductory paragraph

Homework:

Past Due Tasks



Technological Advancement Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/21/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Practice Prompt Task (1-6)

3/19 -1 day

3/20 -2 days

3/21 -3 days/Final acceptance date

iXL M.1-M.4

3/20 -1 day

3/21 -2 days

3/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Narrative Prompt Task

3/21 -1 day

3/22 -2 days

3/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit the following to the 'Finished' bin:

     -Past Due Task(s) 

     -Narrative Prompt Task

          1. Written response - notebook paper

          2. completed self-assessment rubric

3. Technological Advancement Prompt Task

-Code the prompt

-# of paragraphs

-P.A.S.T.

4. Introductory paragraph

Homework:

Past Due Tasks



Periodic Table Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/20/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Practice Prompt Task (1-6)

3/19 -1 day

3/20 -2 days

3/21 -3 days/Final acceptance date

iXL M.1-M.4

3/20 -1 day

3/21 -2 days

3/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit the following to the 'Finished' bin:

     -Past Due Task(s) 

     -Narrative Prompt Task

          1. Written response - notebook paper

          2. completed self-assessment rubric

3. Periodic Table Prompt Task

-Code the prompt

-# of paragraphs

-P.A.S.T.

4. Introductory paragraph

Homework:

Past Due Tasks

 

 



Continue Narrative Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/19/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Practice Prompt Task (1-6)

3/19 -1 day

3/20 -2 days

3/21 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Past Due Task => Practice Prompt Task => 'Finished' bin

3. Continue Narrative Prompt Task - DUE TOMORROW!

     1) Written response - notebook paper

     2) Self-assessment rubric

4. Independent reading 

Homework:

1. iXL tasks M.1 - M. 4 due TONIGHT by 11:59PM!

2. BONUS TASK (Google Classroom) due Tuesday!

**FYI: You will need your completed narrative response in order to complete Bonus Task.



Narrative Prompt Task
Due Date: 3/15/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Q3 Genius Ticket Cash-In 

3. Submit Practice Prompt Task => 'Finished' bin

4. Narrative Prompt Task - DUE TUESDAY!

1) Written response - notebook paper

2) Self-assessment rubric

Homework:

1. iXL tasks M.1 - M. 4 due MONDAY!

2. BONUS TASK (Google Classroom) due Tuesday!

**FYI: You will need your completed narrative response in order to complete Bonus Task.



TCAP/TNReady Practice Prompts
Due Date: 3/14/2018
Subject: Writing 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, March 15:

-Last day for Q3 grades AND Edgenuity Credit Recovery

-Genius Ticket Cash-in Day

-ENGAGE Night 6:00 - 7:30PM

Monday, March 19:

-iXL tasks M.1-M.4 DUE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. TCAP/TNReady Writing Practice Prompts WS - Due Thursday, March 15

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks (M.1-M.4)

 

 



Common Assessment Diagnostic 'Test'
Due Date: 3/13/2018
Subject: Writing 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, March 15:

-Last day for Q3 grades and Edgenuity Credit Recovery

-Genius Ticket Cash-in Day

-ENGAGE Night 6:00 - 7:30PM

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Common Assessment

~Enter answers on Google Form via Google Classroom link

3. iXL tasks: M. 1-4

Homework:

iXL tasks - Due Monday, March 19

 



UDHR/Needs & Wants Seminar
Due Date: 3/12/2018
Subject: Writing 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, March 15:

-Last day for Q3 grades and Edgenuity Credit Recovery

-Genius Ticket Cash-in Day

-ENGAGE Night 6:00 - 7:30PM

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Whole-Class Seminar

Homework:

iXL tasks



UDHR: Needs and Wants Task
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Adopted by the UN General Assembly, 10 DEC 1948

2. Needs and Wants Group Task

Homework:

-iXL

-Past Due Task(s)



UDHR Group Response Task
Due Date: 3/8/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Adopted by the UN General Assembly, 10 DEC 1948

2. Group Response Task

~Questions 1-10 due at the end of class TODAY!

Homework:

-Continue classwork

-iXL tasks



UDHR Group Response Task
Due Date: 3/7/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Adopted by the UN General Assembly, 10 DEC 1948

2. Group Response Task

~Questions 1-10 due at the end of class on Thursday, March 8.

Homework:

-Continue classwork

-iXL tasks



Concentrated Study: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Due Date: 3/6/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Assessment Task 1 (G. Org + rough draft + rubric)

3/6 -1 day

3/7 -2 days

3/8 -3 days / Final acceptance date

Culminating Assessment Task (RACE Response)

3/6 -1 day

3/7 -2 days

3/8 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

-Adopted by the UN General Assembly, 10 DEC 1948

2. Intentional annotations: PREAMBLE => connections/observations

3. Article Summaries (1-30)

Homework:

-iXL tasks

-Complete classwork

-Bring a copy of the Constitution to class Wednesday!



Culminating Assessment Task: Independent RACE Response
Due Date: 3/5/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Don't forget to turn in the following TODAY:

-Assessment Task 1 (Graphic Organizer)

-Rough Draft

-Rubric (Self-assessment)

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

2. Culminating Assessment Task: Independent RACE Response

Throughout our Historical Speech Unit, we have read and analyzed four speeches by four different speakers:

 “I Have a Dream” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ” – William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

“Ending Racial Inequality” – George W. Bush

“Remarks to the NAACP” – Barack Obama

 On a sheet of notebook paper, construct a concise RACE response to the following:

Which of the four speakers makes the strongest argument? Consider each speaker’s use of claims, counterclaims, reasons, evidence, and methods when making your determination.

Homework:

Complete classwork

iXL tasks



Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment Tasks 1 AND 2 DUE
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality 

"Remarks to the NAACP" by Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

2. Assessment Task 2: Essay Response

Google Classroom - Make sure you read over the posted instructions, including Class Comments!

DUE @ 11:59PM on Sunday, March 4.  Ample time both in and out of class was given to complete task; therefore, Late Work Policy does NOT apply.

Homework:

Complete classwork

 



Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment 2
Due Date: 3/1/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment 1

"Remarks to the NAACP"" by Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

2. Assessment Task 2: Essay Response =>Google Classroom

Homework:

Continue classwork



Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment Task 1
Due Date: 2/28/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment 1

"Remarks to the NAACP"" by Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

2. Assessment Task 1/ Introductory paragraph

3. Drafting => Analytical Essay: Body Paragraphs

Homework:

Continue classwork

*You should come to class tomorrow with the following:

1) Completed graphic organzier (Assessment Task 1)

2) Introductory paragraph AND 2 body paragraphs



Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment Task 1
Due Date: 2/27/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment 1

"Remarks to the NAACP"" by Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

2. Assessment Task 1

3. Introductory paragraph

MUST include:

-Hook

-Text title/speech title (Use correct punctuation - aka quotation marks!)

-Author/speaker (First AND Last Name!)

-Thesis Statement

Homework:

Complete classwork

*You should come to class tomorrow with:

1) completed Assessment Task 1 (graphic organizer)

2) introductory paragraph (rough draft)

 



Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment Task 1 (Prep)
Due Date: 2/26/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality - Assessment 1

"Remarks to the NAACP"" by Barack Obama, July 17, 2009

2. Independent Close Read of text

INTENTIONAL observations ~CLAIMS~

*Don't forget: 4.1 RACE Response is due TODAY! 

Homework:

NONE

 



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (Bush's speech)

2/21 -1 day late

2/22 -2 days late

2/23 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

On-Demand Essay 3.6 Final Copy

2/22 -1 day late

2/23 -2 days late

2/24 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, and Bush Speeches

2. DO NOW TASKS:

1) Submit Past Due Task: Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 

2) Prewriting Page - Required - 

3) On-Demand Essay 3.6: Comparing Texts 

*If students are caught up with ALL tasks, they may begin working on the the following task for Thursday, 2/22:

4) Extended RACE Response 4.1: Comparing Texts 

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks DUE FRIDAY, 2/23



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (Bush's speech)

2/21 -1 day late

2/22 -2 days late

2/23 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

On-Demand Essay 3.6 Final Copy

2/22 -1 day late

2/23 -2 days late

2/24 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, and Bush Speeches

2. DO NOW TASKS:

1) Submit Past Due Task: Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 

2) Prewriting Page - Required - 

3) On-Demand Essay 3.6: Comparing Texts 

*If students are caught up with ALL tasks, they may begin working on the the following task for Thursday, 2/22:

4) Extended RACE Response 4.1: Comparing Texts 

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks DUE FRIDAY, 2/23



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (Bush's speech)

2/21 -1 day late

2/22 -2 days late

2/23 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

On-Demand Essay 3.6 Final Copy

2/22 -1 day late

2/23 -2 days late

2/24 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, and Bush Speeches

2. DO NOW TASKS:

1) Submit Past Due Task: Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 

2) Prewriting Page - Required - 

3) On-Demand Essay 3.6: Comparing Texts 

*If students are caught up with ALL tasks, they may begin working on the the following task for Thursday, 2/22:

4) Extended RACE Response 4.1: Comparing Texts 

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks DUE FRIDAY, 2/23



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/22/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (Bush's speech)

2/21 -1 day late

2/22 -2 days late

2/23 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

On-Demand Essay 3.6 Final Copy

2/22 -1 day late

2/23 -2 days late

2/24 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, and Bush Speeches

2. DO NOW TASKS:

1) Submit Past Due Task: Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (DAILY grade)

2) Prewriting Page - Required - (DAILY grade)

3) On-Demand Essay 3.6: Comparing Texts (TEST grade)

*If students are caught up with ALL tasks, they may begin working on the the following task for Thursday, 2/22:

4) Extended RACE Response 4.1: Comparing Texts (DAILY grade)

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks DUE FRIDAY, 2/23



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/21/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK:

Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (Bush's speech)

2/21 -1 day late

2/22 -2 days late

2/23 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, and Bush Speeches

2. DO NOW TASKS:

1) Submit Past Due Task: Independent Response ?s 3.1-3.5 (DAILY grade)

2) Prewriting Page - Required - (DAILY grade)

3) On-Demand Essay 3.6: Comparing Texts (TEST grade)

*If students are caught up with ALL tasks, they may begin working on the the following task for Thursday, 2/22:

4) Extended RACE Response 4.1: Comparing Texts (DAILY grade)

Homework:

-Complete classwork (Do Now Tasks 1-3)

-iXL tasks DUE FRIDAY, 2/23

 

 



Historical Speech Unit: King, Clinton, & Bush Speeches
Due Date: 2/20/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit:

2. Independent Response Questions 3.1-3.5 DUE TODAY!

     *Students may not begin working on the Prewriting Page until Independent Response questions 3.1-3.5 have been submitted for grading

3. Prewriting Page (Required)

 *Students may not begin working on the Prewriting Page until Independent Response Questions 3.1-3.5 have been submitted for grading.   

**Students may not begin typing Final Copy of essay until their Prewriting Page has been approved by teacher.

4. 3.6 Comparing Texts: On-Demand Essay (Google Classroom)

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks due Friday



Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush, NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000
Due Date: 2/16/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush

NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000

3. Independent Response Question 3.5: Language

     Reread paragraph 5. What is Bush saying and doing in this paragraph? Imitate Bush’s writing by writing a paragraph like this one using your own ideas.

4. Prewriting Page

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks



Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush, NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000
Due Date: 2/15/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 2.1-2.5 (Clinton's Speech)

2/13 -1 day 

2/14 -2 days

2/15 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush

NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000

2. DO NOW Tasks w/shoulder partner/table group

3. Independent Response Question 3.4: Author's Methods

     Compare two (2) methods that Bush and another speaker (i.e., King or Clinton) use.  In a well-constructed response, explain how each uses the two methods and then argue for which use of the methods you find more effective given the speaker’s argument, purpose, and audience.

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks

 



Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush, NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000
Due Date: 2/14/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 2.1-2.5 (Clinton's Speech)

2/13 -1 day 

2/14 -2 days

2/15 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush

NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000

2. DO NOW:

  Identify textual evidence for the following:

       What is Bush’s argument?

       What claims and counterclaims does he make?

       Who is his audience?

       What does he want his audience to do?

3. Independent Response questions

     3.2 Comprehension:

Write a summary of Bush’s speech.  Include his argument, the specific claims and counterclaims he makes, who his audience is, and what he wants them to do.

*Don’t forget to include ETE (explicit textual evidence)!

     3.3 Structure:

How does Bush organize his speech? How does each section advance his argument?

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks



Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush, NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000
Due Date: 2/13/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

Independent Response ?s 2.1-2.5 (Clinton's Speech)

2/13 -1 day 

2/14 -2 days

2/15 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Ending Racial Inequality" by George W. Bush

NAACP Annual Convention, July 10, 2000

2. Independent Response 3.1: Prior Knowledge and Build Background

     Who is George W. Bush? What do you know about him? What is the NAACP?

3. Video Clips

-George W. Bush Mini Biography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAvv-zPLurs

-History of the NAACP & Civil Rights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYQswadO_3U

-Video of Speech (Speech starts at 1:15)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4450116/george-w-bush-naacp-2000

4. Close Read with INTENTIONAL annotations

     As you read, take notes to answer the following questions:

     ~What is Bush's argument?

     ~What claims and counterclaims does he make?

     ~Who is his audience?

     ~What does he want his audience to do?

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks

 

 



Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton, November 13, 1993
Due Date: 2/12/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton

November 13, 1993

2. Independent Response 2.5: Drawing an Inference

          What do you see as the main goal of Clinton’s speech?

          Write an argument using claims and counterclaims that are grounded in evidence from the speech to support what you see as the main goal of his speech. 

     Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling in your response.

3. Submit Independent Response Questions to 'Finished' bin for grading before leaving class today.

Homework:

iXL tasks

 



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Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton, November 13, 1993
Due Date: 2/8/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton

November 13, 1993

2. Independent Response 2.4 : Author's Methods

Construct the following chart:

Methods/Techniques Clinton Uses to Build and Support His Argument

Method/Technique

Textual Example

Goal

Explanation

 

Rhetorical question

“If Martin Luther King were to reappear by my side today and give us a report card on the last 25 years, what would he say?” (Paragraph 1)

 

Clinton mentions King to get the audience’s attention and appeals to their emotions.

Clinton mentions King in an effort to engage the audience by asking them to consider whether King would be impressed with the progressions made in America over the last 25 years regarding racial equality.

**You need a total of 3 or more entries in order for your chart to be considered as complete.

**Your explanation should answer the following questions:

1)       How does Clinton’s method meet the goal?

2)       How does the textual example support your reasoning?

 

** 1-2 sentences, depending on how you structure your response.

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks

Methods/Techniques Clinton Uses to Build and Support His Argument

Method/Technique

Textual Example

Goal

Explanation

 

Rhetorical question

“If Martin Luther King were to reappear by my side today and give us a report card on the last 25 years, what would he say?” (Paragraph 1)

 

Clinton mentions King to get the audience’s attention and appeals to their emotions.

Clinton mentions King in an effort to engage the audience by asking them to consider whether King would be impressed with the progressions made in America over the last 25 years regarding racial equality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Your explanation should answer the following questions:

1)        How does Clinton’s method meet the goal?

2)        How does the textual example support your reasoning?

** 1-2 sentences, depending on how you structure your response.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton, November 13, 1993
Due Date: 2/7/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

-MLK, Jr. "I Have a Dream" On-Demand Essay (Google Classroom) TEST GRADE TASK

2/5 -1 day

2/6 -2 days

2/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton

November 13, 1993

2. Independent Response 2.3: Relationship Among Ideas

     Identify and explain the claims you find most significant to Clinton's argument.  How does he support each claim? What is the relationship among the claims and between the claims and counterclaims?

3. iXL task due date task info sheet

Homework:

-Complete classwork

-iXL tasks



Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton, November 13, 1993
Due Date: 2/6/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

-MLK, Jr. "I Have a Dream" On-Demand Essay (Google Classroom)

2/5 -1 day

2/6 -2 days

2/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton

November 13, 1993

Video of President Clinton's Speech at Mason Temple Church located in Memphis, TN; published on April 13, 2012

*Speech starts at 20:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-xOXxG-kY&t=1039s

2. Independent Response 2.2:Comprehension (Reminder: this is a two-part task!)

    1-Write a summary of Clinton's speech.  Include his argument, the specific claims and counterclaims he makes, who his audience is and what he wants them to do. 

-THEN-

    2-Create a three-column chart titled, "Clinton's Claims".  Label the chart as 1) Significant Claim, 2) Explanation of Claim's Significance to Clinton's argument, and 3) Reasons and Evidence Used to Support Each Claim.

    **In order to successfully complete your chart, you should identify the two claims you find most significant to Clinton's argument.

Homework:

Complete classwork

*You will receive iXL task due date info tomorrow, 2/7.

 



Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton, November 13, 1993
Due Date: 2/5/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASK(S):

-MLK, Jr. "I Have a Dream" On-Demand Essay (Google Classroom)

2/5 -1 day

2/6 -2 days

2/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Remarks to the Convocation of the Church of God in Christ" by William Jefferson Clinton

November 13, 1993

2. Independent Response 2.1: Prior Knowledge & Build Background Knowledge

     Who is William Jefferson Clinton? What do you know about him?

3. Mini Biography Clips: Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton: Mini Biography, January 14, 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2yX0JAn10Y

Biography of Bill Clinton: Arkansas Governor to the Presidency, August 16, 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_1oZCdWo4w

4. Close Read speech

**INTENTIONAL annotations/Inking your thinking

Homework:

Complete classwork

 



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 2/2/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

-Figurative Language WS

1/31 -1 day

2/1 -2 days

2/2 -3 days/Final acceptance date

-Independent Response Questions: "I Have a Dream"

2/2 -1 day

2/5 -2 days

2/6 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. On-Demand Essay: Google Classroom (TEST grade)

3. iXL Tasks

Homework:

Are you caught up on everything?



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 2/1/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

-Speech Structure WS

1/30 -1 day

1/31 -2 days

2/1 -3 days/Final acceptance date

-Figurative Language WS

1/31 -1 day

2/1 -2 days

2/2 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent Response Questions 1.1 - 1.5 DUE TODAY

3. On-Demand Essay: Google Classroom (TEST grade)

Homework:

Continue classwork



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/31/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

-Analyzing Persuasion WS

1/29 -1 day

1/30 -2 days

1/31 -3 days/Final acceptance date

-Speech Structure WS

1/30 -1 day

1/31 -2 days

2/1 -3 days/Final acceptance date

-Figurative Language WS

1/31 -1 day

2/1 -2 days

2/2 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent Response 1.4 and 1.5 (Due tomorrow!)

     1.4: Author's Methods: Metaphor

     Identify two (2) metaphors that you find most compelling to King's argument.  Explain each metaphor and what you find most compelling about it given King's argument, purpose, and audience.  

     1.5: Author's Methods: Allusion

     King makes several allusions in this speech.  Research one and explain its role in his argument.

3. Are you caught up on everything?  Make sure Past Due Tasks are turned in!

Homework:

None...IF you're current on all tasks in PowerSchool.

     



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/30/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

-Analyzing Persuasion WS

1/29 -1 day

1/30 -2 days

1/31 -3 days/Final acceptance date

-Speech Structure WS

1/30 -1 day

1/31 -2 days

2/1 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent Response 1.3: Structure

     How does King organize his speech? How does each section advance his argument?

3. Figurative Language WS - Due today!

Homework:

Figurative language identification

-metaphor

-simile

-repetition

-allusion



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/29/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

-Analyzing Persuasion

1/29 -1 day

1/30 -2 days

1/31 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Speech Structure WS - Due TODAY!

Homework:

None...if you are caught up with all tasks.



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/26/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Analyzing Persuasion Task - DUE TODAY!

 

Logos ~ Pathos ~ Ethos

Homework:

None unless you didn't complete classwork

IXL tasks due!



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/25/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. MLK, Jr. Video Clip:

How Martin Luther King, Jr. Went Off Script: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxlOlynG6FY

3. Analyzing Rhetoric Task

Logos ~ Pathos ~ Ethos

Homework:

Complete classwork

IXL tasks due tomorrow!



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/24/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

"Ain't I a Woman?" WS

1/22 -1 day 

1/23 -2 days

1/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

 Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent response: 1.2 Comprehension

     What is King's argument? Who is his audience and what does he want them to do?

3. MLK, Jr. Video Clips:

1. Bet You Didn't Know: March on Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjL1E3R9dF4&t=4s

2. The March on Washington: The Spirit of the Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q_I_2m5TbA

3. What Martin Luther King, Jr. Said That Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBRpV9P-eCo

Homework:

Continue classwork/coding/annotations

IXL tasks due Friday!



Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/23/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

"Ain't I a Woman?" WS

1/22 -1 day 

1/23 -2 days

1/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent response: A and B

     A; What hopes and dreams do you have for your life?

     B: What hopes and dreams do you have for society and the world?

Full-version video of King's "I Have a Dream" speech by LogisticKHD, August 28, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I47Y6VHc3Ms&t=25s

3. Close Reading with INTENTIONAL annotations

     -Circle unfamiliar words/phrases

     -Underline words/phrases that are repeated

     -Put a box around specific places mentioned in the text (speech)

**THESE ARE IN ADDITION TO YOUR REGULAR ANNOTATIONS.

Homework:

Complete annotations

IXL tasks due Friday!

 

 

 



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Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963
Due Date: 1/22/2018
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Independent Response Questions 1-8 "Ain't I a Woman?"

1/12 -1 day

1/19 -2 days

1/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

"Ain't I a Woman?" WS

1/22 -1 day 

1/23 -2 days

1/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Independent response question 1.1:

     Who is Martin Luther King, Jr.? What do you know about him? What do you know about his famous "I Have a Dream" speech?

3. Documentary: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement by Andrew Snyder, Jan. 21, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVbs0RVm6E8&t=15s

Homework:

None...if you've completed all assigned IXL tasks

 



Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth, May 28-29, 1851
Due Date: 1/19/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Q2 Reflection Sheet

1/11 -1 day

11/12 -2 days

11/19 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Independent Response Questions 1-8 "Ain't I a Woman?"

1/12 -1 day

1/19 -2 days

1/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

2. "Ain't I a Woman?" Assessment

-Google Classroom

3. "Ain't I a Woman?" WS (assigned LAST Friday) due today!

4. Starred iXL Tasks

Homework:

None...if you're caught up on all "Ain't I a Woman?" tasks



Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth, May 28-29, 1851
Due Date: 1/12/2018
Subject: Writing 8

REPORT CARD DAY!

Past Due Tasks:

Q2 Reflection Sheet

1/11 -1 day

11/12 -2 days

11/16 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Independent Response Questions 1-8 "Ain't I a Woman?"

1/12 -1 day

1/16 -2 days

1/17 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

2. Q2 Reflection sheet - Was due Wednesday!

3. "Ain't I a Woman?" WS

Homework:

NONE...if you are caught up on everything.  See you Tuesday!



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Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth, May 28-29, 1851
Due Date: 1/11/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Q2 Reflection Sheet

1/11 -1 day

11/12 -2 days

11/16 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth

2. Q2 Reflection Sheet - Was due yesterday!

*Must be complete.

*Must have a parent/guardian signature.

3. Independent Response Questions 7 & 8

Answer the following on the same sheet of paper on which you recorded your responses for 1-6:

7.  What methods does Truth use to build and support her argument? Create a T-chart titled “Methods Truth Uses to Build and Support Her  

      Argument”.  Label the chart as 1) Example of Method and 2) Name of Method.

     *Minimum of three (3) entries required

 8.     Reread “Ain’t I a Woman?”  As you read, consider what Truth is saying and doing in each paragraph and section to advance her argument.  Then, answer the following question:

How does Truth structure her speech?  How does each section advance her argument?

4. Submit Questions 1-8 for grading

Homework:

NONE



Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth, May 28-29, 1851
Due Date: 1/10/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

3. Q2 Reflection sheet due

*Must be complete

*Must have a parent/guardian signature

3. Independent Response Questions 4-6

Answer the following questions on the same sheet of paper on which you recorded your responses for 1-3.  Unless otherwise stated, be sure to restate the question in your answer and use the RACE format for your paragraph response.  As always, respond in complete sentences:

4. Reread the speech "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth.  Identify a moment that strikes you as significant to Truth's argument.  Construct a T-chart that 1) identifies that significant moment and 2) explains the significance of Truth's argument.

5. What point is Truth trying to make in paragraph four (4)? Explain your reasoning.

6. Why does Truth keep repeating the phrase "and ain't I a woman?"

*Hold on to your responses.  We will add to them tomorrow.

Homework:

None...if classwork is complete



Historical Speech Unit: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth, May 28-29, 1851
Due Date: 1/9/2018
Subject: Writing 8

Welcome back!  

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Historical Speech Unit: Equality

2. Code and Annotate: "Ain't I a Woman?" by Sojourner Truth

May 28-29, 1851

*Intentional annotations

3. Independent Response Questions 1-3:

Directions: Respond to the following Independent Response questions on a sheet of notebook paper.  Please restate the questions in your answer.  As always, construct your response in complete sentences.

1. What is this speech about? What are the BIG issues? How do you know?

2. Who is Sojourner Truth?

3. What do you know about her? How do we know?

4. Q2 Reflection sheet

Homework:

Return completed Q2 Reflection sheet tomorrow (MUST HAVE A PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE)!



Continue iXL Tasks
Due Date: 12/18/2017
Subject: Writing 8

GENIUS TICKET CASH-IN DAY!!

Past Due Tasks:

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay, FINAL COPY

12/15 -1 day

12/18 -2 days

12/19 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

FIRST:

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Final Copy (12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced)

-Final TEST grade of Quarter 2!

-Completed and submitted via Google Classroom

>>>>Writing Checklist + Self-Assessment (Rubric)

**Submit Final Copy via Google Classroom.  Staple Writing Checklist and Rubric to your body paragraphs and revised intro paragraph! (These will be the last DAILY grades of Q2.)

THEN:

iXL Tasks (Smart Score of 85 or better!)

Homework:

None



iXL Tasks
Due Date: 12/15/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay, FINAL COPY

12/15 -1 day

12/18 -2 days

12/19 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Final Copy (12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced)

-Final TEST grade of Quarter 2!

-Completed and submitted via Google Classroom

>>>>Writing Checklist + Self-Assessment (Rubric)

**Submit Final Copy via Google Classroom.  Staple Writing Checklist and Rubric to your body paragraphs and revised intro paragraph! (These will be the last DAILY grades of Q2.)

THEN:

iXL Tasks (Smart Score of 85 or better!)

Homework:

None

MONDAY IS GENIUS TICKET CASH-IN DAY!!



Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay, Final Copy - Day 3
Due Date: 12/14/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Final Copy (12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced)

-Final TEST grade of Quarter 2!

-Completed and submitted via Google Classroom

>>>>Writing Checklist + Self-Assessment (Rubric)

**Keep up with your body paragraphs and revised intro paragraph...you'll turn those in with your completed Writing Checklist and Rubric when you submit your Final Copy! (These will be the last DAILY grades of Q2.)

Homework:

None



Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay, Final Copy - Day 2
Due Date: 12/13/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Final Copy (12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced)

-Final TEST grade of Quarter 2!

-Completed and submitted via Google Classroom

>>>>Writing Checklist + Self-Assessment (Rubric)

**Keep up with your body paragraphs and revised intro paragraph...you'll turn those in with your completed Writing Checklist and Rubric when you submit your Final Copy! (These will be the last DAILY grades of Q2.)

Homework:

None



Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Final Copy, Day 1
Due Date: 12/12/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Final Copy (12 font, Times New Roman, double-spaced)

-Final TEST grade of Quarter 2!

-Completed and submitted via Google Classroom

**Keep up with your body paragraphs and revised intro paragraph...you'll turn those in when you submit your Final Copy! (These will be the last DAILY grades of Q2.)

Homework:

None



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Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Introduction Rewrite
Due Date: 12/8/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Early Dismissal - Did not see all classes!

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

~Body Paragraphs 1-3 (Claim paragraphs)

~Body Paragraph #4: Counterclaim paragraph

3. Introduction Rewrite

-Power Words

-Objective - no 'I' statements

Homework:

NONE



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Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Body Paragraph #4 (Counterclaim)
Due Date: 12/7/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

*Graphic Organizer Task (Hook, Thesis, Introductory Paragraph)

11/30 -1 day

12/1 -2 days

12/5 -3 days/Final acceptance date extended to 12/6 due to Treece's absence on 12/5

*Boxes & Bullets (Specified format to include evidence (direct quotes) and page numbers.)

12/1 - 1 day

12/6 -2 days

12/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

~Body Paragraphs 1-3

~Body Paragraph #4: Counterclaim

Effective evidence with page numbers

Transition words within each paragraph

-Notebook paper

-DO NOT LOSE! (This includes ALL Hero or Villain tasks: H/T/I graphic organizer, Boxes & Bullets, and Body Paragraphs)

Homework:

Complete classwork



Assignment Image

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Body Paragraphs 1-3
Due Date: 12/6/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

*Graphic Organizer Task (Hook, Thesis, Introductory Paragraph)

11/30 -1 day

12/1 -2 days

12/5 -3 days/Final acceptance date extended to 12/6 due to Treece's absence on 12/5

*Boxes & Bullets (Specified format to include evidence (direct quotes) and page numbers.)

12/1 - 1 day

12/6 -2 days

12/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

~Body Paragraphs 1-3

Effective evidence with page numbers

Transition words within each paragraph

-Notebook paper

-DO NOT LOSE! (This includes ALL Hero or Villain tasks: H/T/I graphic organizer and Boxes & Bullets)

Homework:

Complete classwork



Field Trip: Fort Loudoun State Park
Due Date: 12/4/2017
Subject: Writing 8

 

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fort-loudoun

 

 



Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Independent Tasks
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

*Graphic Organizer Task (Hook, Thesis, Introductory Paragraph)

11/30 -1 day

12/1 -2 days

12/5 -3 days/Final acceptance date

*Boxes & Bullets (Specified format to include evidence (direct quotes) and page numbers.)

12/1 - 1 day

12/6 -2 days

12/7 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Graphic Organizer Task (was due 11/29)

-Boxes & Bullets Task (was due 11/30)

Complete, staple, and submit for grading.

Caught up on everything?

~Read independently

Homework:

None...IF you're caught up on everything!  Have a great weekend!



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Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Boxes & Bullets
Due Date: 11/30/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

EQ RACE Response

11/28 -1 day

11/29 -2 days

11/30 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

*Graphic Organizer Task (Hook, Thesis, Introductory Paragraph)

11/30 -1 day

12/1 -2 days

12/5 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Graphic Organizer 

-Boxes & Bullets

Staple tasks together; submit to 'Finished' bin.

Homework:

Complete classwork

 



Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay - Graphic Organizer
Due Date: 11/29/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

NoRedInk Tasks (Embedding Quotations & Thesis Statements: Fact vs. Opinion)

11/27  -1 day late

11/28  -2 days late

11/29  -3 days late/Final acceptance date

EQ RACE Response

11/28 -1 day

11/29 -2 days

11/30 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Complete Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay 

~Prewriting Task 1) WW notebook 2) Complete sentences

3. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Graphic Organizer DUE TODAY. Submit to 'Finished' bin.

Homework:

None...if all classwork is complete.

Have you caught up on all tasks? Remember that you should submit ALL assignments even if it is beyond the final acceptance date.



Hybrid Rubric Pre-Test/Argument Essay Prewriting Task
Due Date: 11/28/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

NoRedInk Tasks (Embedding Quotations & Thesis Statements: Fact vs. Opinion)

11/27  -1 day late

11/28  -2 days late

11/29  -3 days late/Final acceptance date

EQ RACE Response

11/28 -1 day

11/29 -2 days

11/30 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hybrid Rubric Pre-test

3. Hero or Villain: The Argument Essay

-Prewriting Task

Homework:

Complete classwork



Hybrid Rubric Task
Due Date: 11/27/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

NoRedInk Tasks (Embedding Quotations & Thesis Statements: Fact vs. Opinion)

11/27  -1 day late

11/28  -2 days late

11/29  -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Hybrid Rubric Task

3. EQ RACE Response 

*Submit to 'Finished' bin 

Select one (1) of the following Essential Questions and construct a well-developed paragraph response:

1) What is a Thesis Statement, and why do I need one?

2) Why should I bother to write an effective introductory paragraph?

3) How can understanding and utilizing the TNReady writing rubrics benefit me and assist in improving my writing?

Homework:

Review Hybrid Rubric

Complete EQ RACE Response



Listening Comprehension Task
Due Date: 11/21/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Listening Comprehension Task

Homework:

NoRedInk tasks are due today!

~Enjoy your holiday break!



Independent RACE Response Task: Rubric Review DUE TODAY!
Due Date: 11/20/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Scientific Independent Response Task

-1 day 11/16

-2 days 11/17

-3 days 11/20 - Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Thankful Task

3. Independent RACE Response Task: Rubric Review

DUE TODAY!

Homework:

1. Complete classwork

2. NoRedInk tasks due tomorrow!



Independent RACE Response Task: Rubric Review
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Scientific Independent Response Task

-1 day 11/16

-2 days 11/17

-3 days 11/20 - Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Independent RACE Response Task: Rubric Review

Homework:

Complete classwork - due Monday

 



Task Catch-Up Day
Due Date: 11/16/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due Tasks:

Scientific Independent Response Task

-1 day 11/16

-2 days 11/17

-3 days 11/20 - Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Are you caught up on these tasks?

-Scientific Independent Response Task (WAS DUE YESTERDAY!)

-NoRedInk Tasks (x2)

-Read Theory

-Independent book reading

-Book Talk

Homework:

NONE



NoRedInk Task: Thesis Statements
Due Date: 11/15/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Pep Rally Thursday...wear NAVY BLUE!

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Google Classroom: NoRedInk Tasks - Due Tues., 11/21

-Embedding Quotations

-Thesis Statements

3. Are you caught up on these tasks?

-Scientific Independent Response Task (DUE TODAY!)

-Read Theory

-Independent book reading

-Book Talk

Homework:

Prep for Pep...Rally



NoRedInk Task: Embedding Quotations
Due Date: 11/14/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Pep Rally Thursday...wear NAVY BLUE!

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Complete and resubmit - Scientific Independent Response Task

DUE WEDNESDAY!

3. NoRedInk Student account set-up 

-Task #1: Embedding Quotations (Due Tues., 11/21

Homework:

Continue classwork



Continue TNReady Rubric Review
Due Date: 11/13/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Pep Rally Thursday...wear NAVY BLUE!

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. TNReady Rubric Review

Part 1: Code/Annotate

Part 2: Define

Part 3: Reflection (RACE Response)

Parts 2 and 3 due at the end of class tomorrow.

Homework:

None



High school credit planning
Due Date: 11/10/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. College Readiness Packet o' Fun

-High school credit planning

Homework:

None



Career Crunch
Due Date: 11/9/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

College Readiness Student Packet o' Fun

Career Crunch Task: Career Information Sheet (x3)

Homework:

Dress for Team Theme Friday:  80s/Neon



Career Crunch Prep/Rubric Review Task
Due Date: 11/8/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Career Crunch Prep

3. TNReady Rubric Review Task

Part 1: Code and Annotate each TNReady Writing rubric 

Part 2: Define 

Part 3: Reflection response (RACE response)

Homework:

NONE



Rubric Review Task
Due Date: 11/7/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Rubric Review Task (Independent/Group Task)

Part 1: Code and Annotate each TNReady Writing rubric 

Part 2: Define 

Part 3: Reflection response (RACE response)

Homework:

NONE



RBAE Do Now Task: Introductory Paragraph
Due Date: 11/6/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

RACE Response: Code of Chivalry

11/2 -1 day 

11/3 -2 days

11/6 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Do Now Task - Due at class end

3. Independent reading

Homework:

None...IF classwork was completed and submitted 



RBAE Introductory Paragraph Refinement
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

RACE Response: Code of Chivalry

11/2 -1 day 

11/3 -2 days

11/6 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. RBAE

Hook

Counter-claim

Thesis Statement

*Strong, vivid verbs - Underline them!

*DEAD verbs - Box these in!

*Pronouns - I, me, my, mine - Draw an X over them! UNLESS it is a direct quote from the source text

Homework:

Complete classwork



RBAE Introductory Paragraph Practice
Due Date: 11/2/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

RACE Response: Code of Chivalry

11/2 -1 day 

11/3 -2 days

11/6 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. RBAE

-Thesis Statement refinement

-Introductory Paragraph Practice

Homework:

Complete classwork



RBAE Organizational Chart
Due Date: 11/1/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. RBAE Organizational Chart

3. Thesis Statement

Stance + Claim 1 + Claim 2 = Thesis Statement

Homework:

Complete classwork - you should come to class tomorrow with a completed chart AND thesis statement!



Advanced Strong-Verb Practice Sentences
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. SWT Reflection

3. Advanced Strong-Verb Practice Sentences

4. Caught up on all Past Due Tasks?

Reminder: All Past Due Tasks should be submitted even if beyond final acceptance date.

Homework:

Complete classwork



Argumentative Graphic Organizer/Independent Response
Due Date: 10/26/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Argumentative Graphic Organizer: NEWSELA article

3. The Code of Chivalry Task

     Analyze the Code of Chivalry.  Which virtuous quality is the most important?  Why?  Justify your answer with explicit textual evidence.

Homework:

Complete classwork



Research-Based Argumentative Essay (RBAE) Prep
Due Date: 10/25/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Research-Based Argumentative Essay (RBAE) Terms

3. Exploring Evidence

Homework:

Continue classwork



Spelling Bee/Catch-Up Day
Due Date: 10/24/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

On-Demand informational/Explanatory Essay: Theme 

10/20 -1 day

10/23 -2 days

10/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Spelling Bee 'Test'

3. Caught up on Past Due Tasks?

4. Independent reading

Homework:

None...IF you're caught up on everything for my class!



Picture Day/Catch-Up Day
Due Date: 10/23/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Q1 Reflection Sheet

10/19 -1 day

10/20 -2 days

10/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

On-Demand informational/Explanatory Essay: Theme 

10/20 -1 day

10/23 -2 days

10/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

Picture Day!

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Caught up on all Past Due Tasks?

3. Independent reading

Homework:

None...IF you're caught up on everything!



Scientific Independent Response Task
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Reminder: All tasks should be submitted even if beyond final acceptance date.

PAST DUE TASKS:

Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days 

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Mini Research Project: Partner Intro Task

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Q1 Reflection Sheet

10/19 -1 day

10/20 -2 days

10/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

On-Demand informational/Explanatory Essay: Theme 

10/20 -1 day

10/23 -2 days

10/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Scientific Independent Response Task

~Google Classroom

~Counts as a grade in Science and Writing class

Homework:

Complete classwork



Independent Response Task
Due Date: 10/19/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days 

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Mini Research Project: Partner Intro Task

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Q1 Reflection Sheet

10/19 -1 day

10/20 -2 days

10/23 -3 days/Final acceptance date

On-Demand informational/Explanatory Essay: Theme 

10/20 -1 day

10/23 -2 days

10/24 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit the following to the 'Finished'  bin for grading:

-Completed On-Demand essay

-Completed rubric

3. Independent Response Task

Why do organisms go extinct?

Homework:

Complete classwork



On-Demand Essay: Informational/Explanatory
Due Date: 10/18/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days 

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Mini Research Project: Partner Intro Task

10/18 -1 day

10/19 -2 days

10/20 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit Q1 Reflection WS to 'Finished' bin

3. On-Demand Essay: Informational/Explanatory 

*Due at the start of class on Thursday, Oct. 19

Homework:

Complete classwork



Mini Project Partner Intro Task
Due Date: 10/17/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. To D:  Partner Intro Task

(Counts as a Daily grade AND a Test grade)

3. Housekeeping

-Did you complete yesterday's task?

-Have you completed the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences task?

4. Submit your Writer's Workshop notebook for grading TODAY

Homework:

1st Quarter Reflection Worksheet due tomorrow!

*MUST have a parent signature



Mini Research Project: Google Form
Due Date: 10/16/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Mini Research Project: Google Form (via Google Classroom)

~Partner Evaluation

~Individual Paragraph Task

3. Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences

Homework:

None

*Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences due TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 17.  Make sure this task is completed in your WW notebook!



Q1 Genius Ticket Cash-In Day!
Due Date: 10/5/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Partner Introductory Paragraph (Mini Research Partner Project)

-1 day 10/5

-2 days 10/16

-3 days 10/17

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Genius Ticket Cash-In Day Procedures

3. Continue Mini Research Partner Project

Homework:

Enjoy Fall Break!  (If you happen to go to a beach, bring me back a seashell!)

~Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences will be due Tuesday, October 17.  **This task MUST be completed in your Writer's Workshop notebook!**



Mini Group Research Project: Day 5
Due Date: 10/4/2017
Subject: Writing 8

REMINDER:  Even work that is beyond final acceptance date should be submitted.

GENIUS TICKET CASH-IN DAY = THURSDAY, 10/5

*It would behoove you to look at PowerSchool and begin thinking about where you want your points placed.  

**Cannot be used on any 'late' assignments.

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Partner Paragraphs

~Body paragraphs 2 & 3

~Introduction

     -Hook     -Thesis Statement

~Conclusion

     -Reflection

3. Submit for grading: Introductory paragraph

*Underline your thesis statement

Homework:

Continue classwork

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences?

**Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your WW notebook.

 



Mini Group Research Project: Day 4
Due Date: 10/3/2017
Subject: Writing 8

REMINDER: Even work that is beyond final acceptance date should be submitted.

*Genius Ticket Cash-In Day = Thursday, October 5

-It would behoove you to look at PowerSchool and being thinking about were you want your points placed.  *Cannot be used on any 'late' assignments!

-You must BE HERE and your Genus Tickets must BE IN YOUR POSSESSION in order to submit your Genius Ticket points.

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Partner Paragraphs

~Body Paragraphs 2 & 3

~Introduction 

     *Hook

     *Thesis

Homework:

Continue classwork

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences from last Monday?

**Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your WW Notebook!



No Team Tutoring today!
Due Date: 10/2/2017
Subject: Writing 8


Mini Group Research Project: Day 3
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: Writing 8

FUN FRIDAY!

**Reminder:  All tasks should be submitted even if they are beyond final acceptance date.

Classwork: 

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Research, research, research!

3. Boxes and Bullets

~Body paragraphs 2 and 3

Homework:

-Continue research

-Continue Boxes and Bullets graphic organizer

~Complete body paragraphs

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences from Monday?

**Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your WW Notebook!

-



Mini Group Research Project: Day 2
Due Date: 9/28/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Final Copy: Original Myth (TEST GRADE)

-Draft #2: Myth

-Completed SFVC

9/26 -1 day 

9/27-2 days

9/28 -3 days/FINAL ACCEPTANCE DATE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

EQ:  Why bother writing an effective introductory paragraph?

2. Effective Introductions (Notes)

3.  Boxes and Bullets:  Myth Edition (Graphic Organizer)

Homework:

Continue research

Continue Boxes and Bullets 

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences from Monday?

**Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your Writer's Workshop notebook!



Mini Group Research Project: Day 1
Due Date: 9/27/2017
Subject: Writing 8

 PAST DUE TASKS:

-Final Copy: Original Myth (TEST GRADE)

-Draft #2:  Myth

-Completed SFVC (Sentence Fluency Variety Chart)

9/26 -1 day

9/27 -2 days

9/28 -3 days/FINAL ACCEPTANCE DATE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Group Research Project

~Task

Homework:

Continue research

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences from MONDAY?

*Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your WW Notebook!

 



Culture/Country Research: Myths
Due Date: 9/26/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Final Copy: Original Myth (TEST GRADE)

-Draft #2: Myth (+ Rubric)

-Completed SFVC (Sentence Fluency Variety Chart)

9/26 -1 day

9/27 -2 days

9/28 -3 days/FINAL ACCEPTANCE DATE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Library visit

~Research

Homework:

Continue independent research

*Did you pick up a copy of the Intermediate Strong-Verb Practice Sentences from yesterday?

**Check the 'Absent' bin and complete task in your Writer's Workshop notebook!



Final Publishing Day! (Number 3)
Due Date: 9/25/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit Original Myth: Final Copy via Google Classroom

-Was your Final Copy RETURNED? 

-Check to ensure you correctly submitted your Final Copy!

-Did you staple and submit the following for grading?

     1. Completed rubric

     2. Draft #2

     3. Sentence Fluency Variety Chart (SFVC)

3. Intermediate Strong-Verb Sentences

~Complete task in Writer's Workshop Notebook

Homework:

Complete classwork



Publishing Day Number 2!
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Q1 Progress Report #2 - Progress Report Check form sent home.  Check current grades and conduct on PSchool, complete form, and return signed form to 3rd period teacher on Monday.

PAST DUE TASKS:

-SWT Reflection

9/20 -1 day late

9/21 -2 days late 

9/22 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Glasswork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Publishing Day...Number 2!

Go to Google Classroom

     -Open

          -Create

               -Docs

Homework:

Complete Final Copy: Myth



Publishing Day!
Due Date: 9/21/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Story Map

-Draft #1

9/19 -1 day 

9/20 -2 days 

9/21 -3 days /Final acceptance date

-SWT Reflection

9/20 -1 day 

9/21 -2 days

9/22 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Partner Share: Myth

~Rubric - Reader 2

3. Publishing Day!

FINAL COPY OF ORIGINAL MYTH via Google Classroom

Class code: obnb5a

Read and follow all instructions carefully!

Homework:

Continue typing/revising/editing



Sentence Fluency Variety Chart
Due Date: 9/20/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Story Map

-Draft #1

9/19 -1 day late

9/20 -2 days late

9/21 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

-SWT Reflection

9/20- 1 day late

9/21 -2 days late

9/22 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. WW Nbook Entry

~Powerful Sentence Patterns

3.  Sentence Fluency Variety Chart

4. Continue myth revisions

*You must bring the following with you to class tomorrow:

-Draft #2 with completed revisions

-Narrative Rubric

-Completed SFVC

-Google login info

Homework:

Complete revisions

 



SWT Reflection/Draft 2 Revisions
Due Date: 9/19/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:
-Story Map

-Draft #1

9/19 -1 day late

9/20 -2 days late

9/21 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Do Now Tasks

~SWT Reflection

~Draft 2

3. Continue Draft 2 revisions

Homework:

Revise, revise, revise!

REMEMBER: If you were assigned detention for today, you must report to my room at 2:15.

 



Story Map: Narrative Graphic Organizer
Due Date: 9/18/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Mythology Character Sketch

-Original Myth Snapshot

9/14 -1 day

9/15 -2 days

9/18 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

Due at class end:

2. Story Map: Narrative G. Organizer

3. Questioning My Writing

4. Draft #1

Homework:

Revise Draft #2

REMINDER: If you were assigned a detention for today, you must report to my room at 2:15.



Draft #1: Partner Share/Begin Draft #2
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: Writing 8

FUN FRIDAY!

PAST DUE TASKS:

-Mythology Character Sketch

-Original Myth Snapshot

9/14 -1 day late

9/15 -2 days late

9/18 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Partner Share: Draft #1

~Evaluate and Revise

3. Begin Draft #2

*notebook paper

*front side of page only

*skip lines

Homework:

Complete Draft #2



Personal Graphic Organizer
Due Date: 9/14/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE:

-Mythology Character Sketch

-Original Myth Snapshot

9/14 -1 day

9/15 -2 days

9/18 -3 days

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Narrative Rubric

3. Personal Graphic Organizer

~Original myth

4. Draft #1: Revisions

Homework:

Complete classwork



Original Myth Snapshot/Questioning My Writing
Due Date: 9/13/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE:

Basic Dead-Verb Rewrites

9/8 - 1 day 

9/11 -2 days

9/13 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

-----

Due TODAY at class end:

-Mythology Character Sketch

-Original Myth Snapshot

-Questioning My Writing: Original Myth Draft #1

-----

2. Narrative Draft: Myth

Homework:

Continue drafting



HCDE Schools Closed for Inclement Weather
Due Date: 9/12/2017
Subject: Writing 8

NO SCHOOL



Continue Drafting: Crafting your original myth
Due Date: 9/11/2017
Subject: Writing 8

HCDE SCHOOLS DISMISSING 2 HOURS EARLY.  DETENTION/TEAM TUTORING CANCELLED TODAY, 9/11.

PAST DUE:

Basic Dead-Verb Rewrites

9/8 -1 day 

9/11 -2 days 

9/12 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Myth Clip: Perseus & The Gorgon

3. Draft #3: Crafting your original myth

Homework:

Continue drafting



Drafting Day 1: Create your own original myth
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Past Due:

Basic Dead-Verb Sentence Rewrites

9/8 -1 day late

9/11 -2 days late

9/12 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Myth Clip: Theseus & The Minotaur

3. Narrative Prompt: Create your own original myth

Think about the ways that people used mythology to explain what they did not understand.  For example, some myths explained why animals behaved in certain ways, while others tell why natural events like seasons, or weather occurred.  In some myths, the gods play tricks on mortals to teach them lessons, usually about morals that were valuable to the culture.  Now that you're an 'expert' on mythology, it's time to write a myth of your own.

Your story must include elements of a myth and your characters must be developed properly.  You will have an issue or conflict that is resolved by the end of your narrative.  You must have background information about your character or setting that helps to explain your conflict and resolution.  You must also include a theme or lesson in your story that relates to modern-day life.

4. Team Tutoring Info

~Mondays and Tuesdays 2:15-3:30 *Starts Monday, 9/11

*Text @ktreece to 81010 to sign up for the class text alerts for updates on tutoring dates and/or cancelations.  Please reply with your name AND your child's name.

Homework:

Complete Draft #1



Complete Original Myth Prewriting
Due Date: 9/7/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Myth Clip: Arachne

3. Complete: Creating an Original Myth: Prewriting

~Submit the following for grading:

WW Notebook => Basic-Dead Verb Rewrites

9/8 -1 day late

9/11 -2 days late

9/12 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Homework:

NONE...if you have completed:

1. Character Sketch

2. Backstory

3. Prewriting

 

 



Original Myth: Prewriting
Due Date: 9/6/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. The Greek Gods: KWL Chart

3. Creating an Original Myth: Prewriting

1. Purpose

What is the purpose of your myth? What will your myth explain?

2. Theme

What message or universal truth will be shared by your myth?

3. Character

A: What superhuman qualities, strengths, or talents does your mythological character possess?

B: Briefly name and describe any tools or accessories your character has at his or her disposal.

C: What quest will your character embark on? What purpose does their quest serve?

D: Describe the heroic and/or villainous acts your character will perform or has performed.

E: What personality quirks or flaws does your character possess?

4. Setting

When and where does your story take place? How does this support the development of your myth and your character?

Homework:

NONE

 



Backstory Brainstorm
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Mythological Character Sketch

~God 

~Goddess

3. Backstory Brainstorm

Homework:

Complete classwork



Mythological Character Sketch
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: Writing 8

FUN FRIDAY SCHEDULE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Mythological Character Sketch

Homework:

NONE! Have a great weekend...see you Tuesday!

DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT:

-Completed Rubric AND Exaggerated Essay Final Copy

-Draft #2

8/30 -1 day late

8/31 -2 days late

9/1 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

 



Continue Basic Dead-Verb Rewrites
Due Date: 8/31/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PEP RALLY SCHEDULE

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Housekeeping

3. Independent work/reading

Homework:

NONE

DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT:
-Completed Rubric AND Exaggerated Essay Final Copy

-Draft #2

8/30 -1 day late

8/31 -2 days late

9/1 -3 days late/Final acceptance date



Basic Dead-Verb Sentence Rewrites
Due Date: 8/30/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Friday = Q1 Progress Report Day #1

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Basic Dead-Verb Practice Sentences

*Writer's Workshop Notebook

Homework:

Complete classwork

DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT:

-Exaggerated Essay Final Copy via Google Classroom

-Completed Rubric AND Draft #2

8/30 -1 day late

8/31 -2 days late

9/1 -3 days late/Final acceptance date



Station Rotation 1-5
Due Date: 8/29/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Friday = Q1 Progress Report Day #1

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Station Rotation (1-5)

Homework: 

Open House 6:00-7:30PM

DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT:

-Exaggerated Essay Final Copy via Google Classroom

-Completed Rubric AND Draft #2

8/30 -1 day late

8/31 -2 days late

9/1 -3 days late/Final acceptance date



Submit Exaggerated Essay: Final Copy
Due Date: 8/28/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Submit Exaggerated Essay: Final Copy

8/29 -1 day late

8/30 -2 days late

8/31 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

3. Submit completed Rubric & Draft #2

~Staple Draft #2 behind your completed rubric

4. Independent reading

Homework:

None - IF your essay has been submitted



Publishing Day!
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

Mind Map & List of Exaggerations

8/23 -1 day late 

8/24 -2 days late 

8/25 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Draft #1

8/24 - 1 day late

8/25 -2 days late

8/26 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2.  Publishing Day!

~Final Copy of Exaggerated Essay => Google Classroom =>CLASS CODE:  obnb5a

3. Rubric

Homework:

Continue Final Copy; time will be given in class on Monday

 

 



Exaggerated Essay: Revision #1
Due Date: 8/24/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE TASKS:

1. Mind Map & List of Exaggerations

8/23 -1 day

8/24 -2 days

8/25 -3 days/Final acceptance date

2. Draft #1

8/24 -1 day

8/25 -2 days

8/28 -3 days/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Continue Draft #2/Revision #1

~Reminders/Expectations

Homework:

Continue Draft #2 and/or Revision #1



Exaggerated Essay: Draft #2 (Continued)
Due Date: 8/23/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE:

Mind Map & List of Exaggerations

8/23 -1 day late

8/24 -2 days late

8/25 -3 days late/Final acceptance date

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

**Parent recommendation letters may still be turned in

2. Continue Draft #2

~Paragraph arrangement

~Exaggeration grouping

~Verb variation

~Sentence variety

NOTE: Your paragraphs and sentences should mirror those of our Mentor Text.

3. Submit Draft #! for grading

Homework:

Continue draft revisions



Exaggerated Essay: Draft #2
Due Date: 8/22/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

**Recommendation letters DUE TODAY!

2. Draft #2 Expectations

~Loose-leaf notebook paper

~Skip lines

~Front side of page only

~Highlight/Identify all verbs

~# your exaggerations

~DO NOT LOSE!

3. Submit Mind Map and List of Exaggerations for grading

-Turn in to 'Finished' bin.

Homework:

Complete Draft #2



NO SCHOOL - Eclipse 2017 Observance
Due Date: 8/21/2017
Subject: Writing 8

NO SCHOOL

Parent Recommendation Letters are due tomorrow, 8/22!



Peer Consultation & Editing: Draft #1
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Peer Share/Consultation

3. Essay Elements - Editing

-How are your paragraphs used to organize information/exaggerations? Have you considered grouping like ideas together?

*Correct capitalization

*Proper punctuation

*Sentences must be complete thoughts

-Did you write out numbers? (EX: Three instead of 3)

-How can you make your writing more interesting?

-What adjustments can you make to your thirty (30) exaggerations in order to make your writing more unique?

*Continue to add any exaggerations that come to mind as you make adjustments to your essay.

Homework:

1. Complete draft editing

2. Parent recommendation letters are due TUESDAY, 8/22



Exaggerated Essay: Draft #1
Due Date: 8/17/2017
Subject: Writing 8

 PAST DUE:

1. Student Employment Application

2. SWT Entries 1-3 (on notebook paper)

8/16 -1 day late

8/17 -2 days late

8/18 -3 days late

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Continue/complete list of exaggerations (30 total)

*based on Mind Map

3. Prompt: Exaggerated Essay 

In order for the Voyagers team of teacher to get to know you, the student, better, we ask that you answer the following question: Are there significant experiences you have had, or accomplishments you have realized, that have helped define you as a current eighth grader?

4. Begin Draft #1

~minimum of 30

~notebook paper

Homework:

1. Complete drafting

2. Parent recommendation letter due 8/22

 



List of Exaggerations
Due Date: 8/16/2017
Subject: Writing 8

PAST DUE:

1. Student Employment Application

2. SWT Entries 1-3 (on notebook paper)

8/16 -1 day late

8/17 -2 days late

8/18 -3 days late

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Exaggerated Essay: Mentor Text

3. Personal List of Exaggerations

*on back of Mind Map or on a sheet of notebook paper

Homework:

1. Complete List of Exaggerations

2. Parent recommendation letter due 8/22

 



Mind Mapping
Due Date: 8/15/2017
Subject: Writing 8

EQ: What would you rather be doing instead of sitting in writing class?

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Mind Mapping

~EQ Response: What would you rather be doing instead of sitting in writing class?

~Words, short phrases, small pictures

**DUE TODAY: 1. Completed student application

                       2. Sacred Writing Time - notebook page (3 entries)

Homework:

1. Complete Mind Map

2. Parent recommendation letter due 8/22



Writer's Workshop Notebook (set up)
Due Date: 8/14/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Syllabus

3. Writer's Workshop Notebook set up

Homework:

1. Complete Student Employment Application

~Due tomorrow, 8/15 *Parent/Guardian signature required

2. Parent recommendation letter due 8/22



Student 'Employment' Application
Due Date: 8/11/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Agenda ~ specified dates

(3. Continue student handbook)

4. Student 'Employment' Application

*Must be complete.  Parent signature required!

Homework:

1. Bring composition notebook - set up Monday, 8/14

2. Registration materials due Monday, 8/14

3. Parent recommendation letter due 8/22



Welcome to the Voyagers team!
Due Date: 8/10/2017
Subject: Writing 8

Welcome to Mrs. Treece's Writing class!

EQ: How does my attitude about writing affect my true ability?

Classwork:

1. Sacred Writing Time

2. Agendamate/Student Handbook

3. Exit Ticket

Homework:

1. Bring composition notebook - set up MONDAY, 8/14

2. Registration materials due MONDAY, 8/14