8th grade English - October 7 - November 1

posted Oct 9, 2013, 5:43 PM by Shelly Krill   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 10:20 AM by Lisa Griffin ]
Great job to everyone on The Outsiders projects and essays. There are lots of things going on for Jr. High this week but I am hoping to get those graded and entered into Infinite Campus soon.

Here's what's coming next....
As you can see we will be starting Ender's Game at the end of the month. The movie, Ender's Game opens in theaters November 1. We have tentatively scheduled a field trip to see the movie in mid-November.

Week of October 7
Monday - Discussion and Quick Writes about a real life hero
Tuesday - Vocab 3 test, focus writes on real life heroes
Wednesday/Thursday - Work in the computer lab on Hero story
Friday - no core classes

Week of October 14
Monday - work in the computer lab focus on making the event clear and detailed for the reader
Tuesday - work in the computer lab focus on arranging the story for an engaging hook for the reader
Wednesday - Vocab 4 homework due, review vocab definitions
Thursday - work in the computer lab - focus on final revisions and word choice
Friday - work in the computer lab - focus on final edits

Week of October 21
Monday - Real Life Hero Story due (printed)
Tuesday - Share stories
Wednesday - Vocab 4 test, new vocab on the board
Thursday - Finish sharing stories, start Ender's Game
        Periods 2 & 3 - Writer's Journal Due
Friday - Reading day

Week of October 28
Monday - Ender's Game discussion chapters 1-3
       Periods 4 & 5 - Writer's Journal Due
       Last day to make up missing work for Trimester 1
Tuesday - Reading day
Wednesday - Vocab 5 homework due, review definitions
Thursday - Discuss Ender's chapters 4 & 5
Friday - Reading day
       Last day of the Trimester