Category: English 8

English 8 – Friday, January 20th

Book Talk & Indie Read w/ clipboard check-in

STUDY: Read Like a Writer (RLaW) with text “First Kiss” by Scott Muska – annotate what you find, moves the writer makes, and label them

PREVIEW/NEW ASSIGN: DRAFT #1 – Indelible Moment due as a Word document in Dropbox drafts folder no later than end of day Wednesday 1/25 (we’ll be working on this some next week)

PAST DUE: Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post (or there are now physical copies of the assignment available in class – ask Mrs. C) – MAKE SURE THESE are detailed enough . . . more than just a few sentences.

English 8 – Thursday, January 19th

Read Aloud – Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Indie Read

STUDY: Read Like a Writer (RLaW) – an overview of the concept of watching for moves writers make

NOTEBOOK: RLaW practice with Where the Wild Things Are text – annotate on text – find “moves” & label them

TO-DO: Read something enjoyable!

PAST DUE: Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post

English 8 – Wednesday, January 18th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #5: Indelible (write about a moment in your life so permanent it can’t be erased)

RECAP/WRAP-UP: Add definition of essay to your notes from yesterday.

STUDY/NOTES: Truths About Writing (see Mrs. C for a short lecture video if you missed class today)

TO-DO: Read something enjoyable!

PAST DUE:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers was due in Dropbox Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on last Wednesday’s class post

English 8 – Tuesday, January 17th

Book Talk & Indie Read

STUDY: What is Essay? Read 3 in-class real essays & work collaboratively to notice what commonalities and features they have.

NOTES: Create a “What is Essay?” notepage in your writer’s notebook.

PAST DUE:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on Wednesday’s class post.

English 8 – Friday, January 13th

VIDEO: “How and Why We Read” – Crash Course w/ John Green

Indie Read w/ reading rate calculation (in NB Upside-Down)

Quickwrite #4: 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your ____________

DEADLINES:

  • Complete Dropbox set-up and folder share. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).
  • Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16. Find assignment details above at the “English 8 Writing Assignments” tab or on Wednesday’s class post.

English 8 – Thursday, January 12th

Book Talk & Indie Read

STUDY: What makes writing “good”? A look at student essays where we’ll evaluate them and try to determine what makes writing effective. Steps 2 & 3 today – norm & notice.

ASSINGMENT/DEADLINE: Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16.

TO-DO: If you haven’t completed Dropbox set-up and folder share, please do so. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).

English 8 – Wednesday, January 11th

Book Talk & Indie Read

STUDY: What makes writing “good”? A look at student essays where we’ll evaluate them and try to determine what makes writing effective. Step 1 today – read and evaluate.

ASSINGMENT/DEADLINE: Letter to the teachers due in Dropbox no later than end of day Monday 1/16.

TO-DO: If you haven’t completed Dropbox set-up and folder share, please do so. See instructions above at the “Dropbox Set-Up” tab (follow directions).

English 8 – Tuesday, January 10th

Book Talk & Indie Read

Quickwrite #3: “Why Grades Shouldn’t Exist” – Alfie Kohn (watch the video and share your thoughts)

SET-UP: Create a Dropbox account. Create and folders with Mrs. C. Find instructions at the “Dropbox Set Up” tab above.

TO-DO: Finish Dropbox folders (if you didn’t in class) & read more!