Category: English 8

English 8 – Thursday, January 16th

Book talk & Indie read.  Quickwrite #5:  Indelible (take two) – write about another moment that left “a mark” – one you can’t erase for good or bad or whatever.  Read Like a Writer (RLaW) intro to concepts and practice with “Disrupting My Comfort Zone” by Brian Grazer (clip-it in your writer’s notebook).

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

This weekend:  Read something awesome!

English 8 – Tuesday, January 14th

Book talk & Indie read.  What is Essay?  a look at what we know, have been taught, some examples, and some realities.  Let’s get real about this important and interesting genre.

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Monday, January 13th

Indie read.  Dropbox set-up in class.  (Finish if needed – setting up two folders and sharing with Mrs. C – directions on the DROPBOX SETUP tab at top).

Reminder:  return your student release so Mrs. C can record for work on her National Boards

English 8 – Friday, January 10th

Book trailers & Indie read.  Reading rate calculation and weekly page goal setting.  Quickwrite #3: Random picture # ____.  3rd hour only – Tell Me:  how to write an essay.

Standing Assignment:  Read at least 1 hour OUTSIDE of class time per week (you can divide this up however you’d like). 🙂

NBCT Release Forms – please sign & return them to Mrs. C on Monday (if you didn’t already)

English 8 – Wednesday, January 8th

Book talk & Indie read.  Video:  High School Reading.  Quickwrite #2:  “Hands” by Sarah Kay (Create a notebook entry by finding any point that reminds you of something, or someone, or just makes you think and then put those thoughts on the page – or – try pulling a quote or two that you like and copying it down, then using it as a jumping-off point.  You can’t be wrong.  Just keep writing. Watch the video again if it helps.)  Quick tour of the class website.

Read something awesome!

Tomorrow:  Course syllabus overview & library tour.

English 8 – Wednesday, May 15th

Collect Writer’s Notebooks.   Book pics ❤

Please return class library books at the final exam 🙂  (if you haven’t already)

Finals:

  • Hour 1 – Thursday, May 16th 8:00 – 10:00am
  • Hour 2 – Thursday, May 16th 10:10am  – 12:10pm
  • Hour 6 – Monday, May 20th 8:00 – 10:00am