Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Issue new roots (week 3, #10-12). Quiz moved to Monday, April 17th.
    • tract; pull; tractor
    • vers; turn, change; versatile
    • vert; turn, change ; convert
  • Pass back assignments and quizzes.
  • Writer’s Notebook:
    • Imagine you are a time traveler landing in England 1,000 years ago. Do they speak English? What does it sound like? What about landing in England 500 years ago? What does it sound like?
  • Three Ages of English

Homework: Aspire Test for 8th graders is tomorrow, starting with 2nd period. We start reading Midsummer Wednesday! The roods quiz on roots #1-15 will be a week from today.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 8th Grade Aspire Testing — 2nd Period Will Not Meet.

  • Review roots.
  • Shakespeare Intro.
  • Writer’s Notebook:
    • Skip a line and write the date. What do you already know about William Shakespeare and his works? You have 3-4 minutes to write continuously.

Homework: We start reading tomorrow! The roots quiz on roots #1-15 will be Monday, 4/17.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Review roots.
  • Finish Shakespeare Intro.
  • Start reading Act 1 scene 1.
  • Writer’s Notebook:
    • Skip a line and write the date. What are your predictions for the play based on what you have read so far? Write 2-3 sentences.

Homework: The roots quiz on roots #1-15 will be Monday, 4-17.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • Review roots.
  • Finish reading Act 1 scene 1.
  • Writers Notebook:
    • Skip a line and write the date.Draw a picture depicting the ending of Act 1 scene 1. You have 5 minutes to complete your drawing.

Homework: The roots quiz on roots #1-15 will be Monday, 4-17.

Friday, April 14, 2017 8th Grade Aspire Testing — 2nd Period Will Not Meet.

  • Review roots.
  • Writer’s Notebook:
    • Skip a line and write the date. So far, what do you remember about the play (characters, plot, questions you have)? You have 2 minutes to write continuously.
  • Who are these people? character mapping activity.

Homework: Monday is our roots quiz (#1-15). Be ready!