ELA 8: April 24th – 28th

Monday

We cleaned out binders today. Visit the ELA 8 Binder Page for what you should have kept. I have already removed the materials that we threw away from the list, so you only need what is listed.

We started a new bell ringer this week on a clean sheet of paper. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

I checked Friday night’s homework (“What’s In a Name?” Pre-reading Activity) for a small bronze grade (20 pts). We reviewed the directions for the Outsiders Character Web activity located on the back of the “What’s In a Name?” Pre-reading Activity sheet. Students also received a copy of the Reading Comprehension Questions for the novel before reading part of The Outsiders Chapter 1 together in class.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 1 tonight. Be sure to keep up with your character web and reading questions as you go. It is much easier that way!

Tuesday

*I was absent from school yesterday for meetings at Calera High School. The following activities should have been completed with the substitute.

Students answered the second question for this week’s AEC Bell Ringer passage. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

Students read The Outsiders Chapter 2 independently. While reading, students should have completed the Reading Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2 as well as updated their Character Web activity sheet.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 2. There will be a reading quiz (GOLD) on Chapters 1-2 tomorrow!

Wednesday

Students answered the third question for this week’s AEC Bell Ringer passage. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

Students turned in their Reading Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2 before completing the Chapters 1-2 Reading Quiz (28 pts).

We listed the characters that students should be able to identify as Greasers or Socs so far on the Character Web activity sheet.

Students had the remaining time in class to read The Outsiders Chapter 3.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 3. Don’t forget to work on your Reading Comprehension Questions and Character Web as you read.

Thursday

Students peer reviewed each others’ focus bell ringer for this week. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

We reviewed The Diary of Anne Frank Act 2 Test (100 pts) before spending the rest of the period reading The Outsiders Chapter 4.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 4. Don’t forget to work on your   Reading Questions and Outsiders Character Web as you read. There will be a reading quiz on Chapters 3-4 (GOLD) tomorrow. You will turn in your reading questions as well!

Friday

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ADV 8: April 24th – 28th

Monday

We cleaned out binders today. Visit the ADV 8 Binder Page for what you should have kept. I have already removed the materials that we threw away from the list, so you only need what is listed.

We started a new bell ringer this week on a clean sheet of paper. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer page for this week’s passage and questions.

I checked Friday night’s homework (“What’s In a Name?” Pre-reading Activity) for a small bronze grade (20 pts). We reviewed the directions for the Outsiders Character Web activity located on the back of the “What’s In a Name?” Pre-reading Activity sheet. Students also received a copy of the Ch. 1-3 Active Reading Chart before reading part of The Outsiders Chapter 1 together in class.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 1 tonight. Be sure to keep up with your character web and reading chart as you go. It is much easier that way!

Tuesday

*I was absent from school yesterday for meetings at Calera High School. The following activities should have been completed with the substitute.

Students answered the second question for this week’s AEC Bell Ringer passage. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

Students read The Outsiders Chapter 3 independently. While reading, students should have completed the Ch. 1-3 Active Reading Chart as well as updated their Character Web activity sheet.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 3. There will be a reading quiz (GOLD) on Chapters 1-3 tomorrow!

Wednesday

Students answered the third question for this week’s AEC Bell Ringer passage. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer Page for this week’s passage and questions.

Students turned in their Ch. 1-3 Active Reading Charts before completing the Chapters 1-3 Reading Quiz (GOLD). Students picked up a copy of the Ch. 4-6 Active Reading Chart (to be posted soon) as they turned in their quizzes.

As a class, we identified the characters that students should be able to identify as Greasers or Socs so far on the Character Web activity sheet.

Students had the remaining time in class to read The Outsiders Chapter 4.

Homework: Finish reading The Outsiders Chapter 4. Don’t forget to work on your Reading Comprehension Questions and Character Web as you read.

Thursday

Students peer reviewed each other’s focus AEC Bell Ringer responses for this week.

We spent the rest of the class period comparing true stories of teenagers who have experienced violence in their lives with the characters from The Outsiders. Due to copyright laws, I cannot post the original stories here, so see me if you were absent.

Homework: If you didn’t finish your comparison activity in class, complete it tonight. Also, read The Outsiders Chapter 5. Remember to keep up with your Chapters 4-6 Active Reading Chart and Character Web as you read. Your Active Reading Chart will be due when we take the Ch. 4-6 Quiz (probably Monday).

Friday

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