Weekly Plans

8th Grade

Please note: These come directly from my lesson plans. Some of the language/notes may not be familiar or make sense, and that is okay. Also note that this is subject to change and is no way set in stone. Life and learning changes plans consistently. If you missed a day, you MUST come and talk to me/email me once you return to school to get your missing work. 

Week 13


Autobiography due

Gallery walk for Autobiographies

Start animal farm unit

Creative writing-- complete the sentence

Hand out vocab words (copies made)

2 activities due Friday

Background info on author -- ppt point notes and animal farm video?


Read chapter 1 together

Character notes and allegory notes on PDF file-- write about connection to russian revolution

Homework: read chapter two & 3

Write about the part with the apples and milk: see document on that

Vocab activities due

Read chapter 4 together

Chpt 5-6 hw over thanksgiving break





Week 15


Vocab quiz

Writing Assignment #1 for the commandments -- introduce and start writing

Due at the end of the week.

NWEA Testing

Homework: read chapt 7

NWEA Testing

When done, read chapters 8 and 9.

Active reading ws

Week 16


Active Reading WS Due

Lies and manipulation in animal farm - literacy vs illiteracy THEMES

Any time leftover is used to write the assignment 1

Read chpt 10 for hw and finish manipulation document

Make posters for animals: Fill out information on each character to make a way for us to remember who they are/what they stand for.

Written response: orwell’s novel is full of messages and morals- write about one important moral that orwell tried to convey to his audience. Support with two examples from the book-- aim for a level 4 short answer

posters due

Finish book by Monday for HW

Walk and talk

Week 17


Create a list of the 10 major flaws in animal farm society-- group work

Explain this passage in the book “The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” (139)


Hand out animal farm study guide questions -- answer essay questions at the bottom of the page

Test review day

Animal farm test