8th Grade ELA
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Task: Create a booklet using the information I provide for you. Each set of directions requires it's own page in your booklet. Be certain to make visually-appealing and include all names of group member on booklet.
Step 1: p. 260/261
(P. 260)What advice would you give to this author? What did they do well? Be specific.
(P. 261) Re-write the introductory sentence and the conclusion sentence. Then, break the essay down into numbered steps (working backward). Circle the transition words on the article and then write those in a box in your booklet. Label the box "Transition Word Bank".
Step 2: p. 262
1. What is exposition?
2. Why is audience important?
3. What advice could you give based on this page of information?
Step 3: p. 263
1. What is important when writing the body of your writing?
2. Do Activity A
3. Skip Activity B
Step 4: p. 264/265
1. Cut out the checklist, attach it to this page. Cut out "How to Make Hot Chocolate" from p. 264-265. Attach it to the same page. Then, evaluate the article using your checklist. Feel free to illustrate the page.
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
Words to Go Full Lessons
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