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 3

9/4-9.8


No School (Labor Day)

Vocab test!


Review plot map and terms


break


Read Heidegger in table groups


Finish comprehension questions

Due at the end of class



Warm up:

Which is more humane: life in prison or the death penalty?

Class discussion


Small groups/class


Read aloud: The Bet


Lit Circles: explain roles (make ppt) and have one for the bet



Week 4

9/11-9/15


Lockdown drill-- no class








Conflict ppt-- explore different types of conflict


Read in class: God Sees the Truth but Waits


Point of View Lesson



Elements of plot scavenger hunt



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKi56cPUSFk





Week 5

9/18-9/22

Block all week

Plot diagram: go over in a small groups- fill out as a class then small group for the short stories we've read so far.

Read aloud an honest thief



How do we write a level 4 short response answer?


Short response questions/outline: Get ready for timed writing next class




Write goal at the top of the paper before you begin


Write the short response for The Cold Equations

Hand in plan and response-- Google Classroom


Go over rubric and give yourself a grade for the writing you did


Watch The Cold Equation


No school






Week 6

9/25-9/29

Warm up #15

Outlining an essay -


Introduce meaning of life in class essay

How to outline notes

Thesis notes

Hand out outline and planning packet- begin planning in class



Warm up 17

Topic sentence activity- how to write strong TPS


Sequencing map or outline notes

Continue writing outline





Warm up #16

Meaning of life short essay test


Write a goal for your warmup


Read when finished


End of unit survey


Week 7

10/2-10/6

Short story post test

Do actions always determine if you’re a good or bad person?

How does the environment impact characters for better or worse?

What is characterization?

How is descriptive writing different from narrative writing?


Hand out first round of vocab


Read chapter one together: keep track of character traits on GO

2 vocab activities due next class



Trading cards: introduce and start

What are the different ways we learn about characters? STEAL acronym

Grammar: different types of sentences (simple, compound, complex)



Types of characterization

Read chapter 3

Sentence combining worksheet

Read chpt 4-6 for next class and continue trading cards