8th Grade ELA
Please note...all grammatical errors have been placed there for student revision in class.
today we are going to continue work on are essay's. i will place you into pairs of differing strengths. u will use the following information (along with a transition word worksheet template and peer editing forms). with your buddy you will both work together for each paper to do the following:
These are things to look for and DELETE or CHANGE as you work with your buddy:
1. I hope that....
2. Today I'm going to tell you about... or This essay is about...
4. Numbered lists of information
5. Thank you...
6. Any place it sounds like a speech. This is NOT your speech!
7. Transitions. Find all of your transitions and highlight any that repeat. Those need to be changed.
8. Anything NOT in MLA format
9. Font larger than 12 point
10. Use the video below to rewrite the introduction. Then rewrite the conclusion to go along with your new introduction (stating the same thing just a different way.
after working with your buddy, you will find two other people to use the peer editing form to help you on your paper (find another pair to trade with).
The last half of class will be socratic seminar. you will need to read the next ch. of the giver (ch 15 and 16) and be prepared to share at least 3 questions with the group.
WTG: Lesson 23 (due Thur.)
Spelling City: 3 Lessons (due Wed. night)
Genius Hour: Continue to work on presentations and essays
Socratic Seminar: Prepare for this on Thursday by reading Ch. 15 and 16 and preparing a minimum of three in-depth questions for our Socratic Seminar.
GENIUS HOUR REQUIREMENTS:
Journal Entries Required:
11/13-Sizing People Up
11/27-Journal Prompt for Ch. 1,2
11/29-Ch. 1 Discussion Questions
11/29-Ch. 2 Discussion Questions
12/4-Ch. 3 Discussion Questions
12/4-Diary Entry (full page worth)
12/6-Affixes Graphic Organizer
12/18-Response to playlist
1/8-Ch. 8-10 Socratic Seminar Discussion Questions (don't have to fill out)
1/24-CD Sentences Worksheet (notes only)
1/24-CD Sentences Practice
1/24-Hand filled out from Mrs. Crevier's presentation
2/7-Mysterious Guest Editing
2/12-Utopia vs. Dystopia (mark up article)
2/12-Summarize Utopia vs. Dystopia (1 par. min.)
2/12-Dialectical Journal (just have it taped in and partially filled out)
2/12-Vocabulary Sheet (filled out ch. 1-4)
2/19-Editing p. 35
2/19-Add to back of Vocabulary Sheet (from 2/12)
2/19-Add 4 to Dialectical Journal (from 2/12)
2/21-Dictation (taped in-may be on 2/28 instead)
2/21-Community "Life Schedule"
2/26-Human Rights Graphic Organizer
2/28-Finish the Story
3/5-Dictation (must be corrected with a star by me)
3/5-Sentences/Shurley (only partially finished)
3/7-**Journal Prompt (Extra Credit worth 50 pts.)
3/7-Vocabulary Sheet Ch. 6-10 (front only)
3/7-Add to Dialectical journal (6 entries)
4/2-Socratic Seminar Questions
4/9-Graphic Organizers (for story)
4/11-Verb Consistency Worksheet
4/16-Consistent Verb Tense
4/16-Exercise 19 Dialogue Practice Worksheet
4/23-Journal Prompt (Comparing book/movie)
4/24-Practice Revisions and re-write written story
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