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8th grade 8 16-13


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8th grade 8 16-13

  1. 1. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 1 August 16, 2013 8/16/13 8th Grade Language Arts Agenda: 1. Vocabulary Diagnostic Test 2. Binders 3. Independent Reading 4. Summer Reading Paper- peer conferencing Assignments: -BINGO (M) -Summer Reading Paper (M)
  2. 2. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 2 August 16, 2013 1. A 2. D 3. C 4. A 5. A 6. A 7. D 8. A 9. A 10. B 11. D 12. B 13. D 14. A 15. A 16. C 17. D 18. B 19. D 20. B 21. B 22. B 23. B 24. A 25. A 26. C 27. C 28. B 29. C 30. B 31. D 32. C 33. C 34. C 35. D 36. B 37. C 38. B 39. B 40. C 41. A 42. A Answers to the diagnostic test
  3. 3. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 3 August 16, 2013 Binder Information Spelling/Vocabulary: We will follow a differentiated spelling/vocabulary plan. You will pre-test on curriculum words and then choose additional words based on your need. You will have a spelling post test on any words missed in the pre-test and the new words you have chosen. You will complete vocabulary bubbles and a writing assignment over the vocabulary and possible choice words. The same words will be used for the spelling test, the bubbles, and your vocabulary writing as follows: • 5 words from the pre-tests • 5 words from your independent reading novel • 5 words from a subject area (math, science, history, etc) You will keep a running “list” of vocabulary that you need to focus on from your subject areas in your binders (1st page of the vocabulary tab). Vocabulary bubbles are assigned homework. You will choose 3 from each category to “bubble.” All filled in bubbles must remain in the vocabulary section of your binder and will be due every other Monday. Vocabulary writing will be due every other Friday. We will complete one Spelling/Vocabulary Unit every two weeks.
  4. 4. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 4 August 16, 2013 Binder Information 8th- Literature concepts taught in class will be applied to our independent reading novels as well as whole class novels like The Outsiders, The Giver, NPITW, and The Diary of a Young Girl. We will also read several short stories and poetry in our thematic units.  
  5. 5. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 5 August 16, 2013 Binder Information Independent Reading: You will be doing independent reading in class this year during the first 15 minutes of each class period; therefore you must always have an independent reading book in class with them. You will be keeping a reading response log each week for the novels you are choosing to read. Mrs. Slavens will conference with you weekly on your independent reading and any concepts taught in class. You will be expected to read novels from several different genres, including but not limited to realistic fiction, historical fiction, Christian fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
  6. 6. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 6 August 16, 2013 Binder Information Writing Workshop: During Writing Workshop, you will review the basics of writing and the Six Traits of Writing. The Six Traits of Writing will help you understand what your writing can and should look like this year, in high school, and beyond. I believe that by using the Six Traits, you will have a better understanding of what teachers are looking for in writing. Throughout the year, you will be working on a variety of writing. Some will go through the entire writing process, while others will be just practice tools. You will also have the opportunity to review other pieces of writing. Here is a list of papers you can expect to write this year: 8th Grade: Memoir, persuasive thesis paper, book review, letter to the author, literary essays, short fiction, poetry, etc
  7. 7. 8th grade 8­16­13.notebook 7 August 16, 2013 Binder Information Homework Expectations: • Grammar work will mainly be done in class in order to assess your comprehension. Few outside grammar assignments will be given. • Though you will be reading every day in class, I encourage you to read every night. This could include our current class novel and/or your independent reading selection. • Generally, writing (including a majority of the writing process) will be done in class. • Spelling/Vocabulary assignments will often be outside of class. Late Work • If you do not have the assignment completed, it will be counted late and 20% will be taken off of your grade. It will be your responsibility to get the late work turned in or you could lose your privilege of going to recess for that week. Unless worked out beforehand, assignments more than one week late will not be graded and a grade of ‘zero’ will be recorded in Teacher Ease.