8th Grade ELA
Please note...all grammatical errors have been placed there for student revision in class.
we will take the reading ISIPS test on Thursday
We will begin with a song playlist of your top 6 hits of The Outsiders. as you listen to each song, take notes to share during socratic seminar. include some of the following thoughts:
Song #1: "I'm Only Human" (Audrey)
Song #2: "You Got a Friend in Me" (Gabi)
Song #3: "We are the Champions" (Emmie)
Song #4: "Beat it" (Ava)
Song #5: "Numb" (Gavin)
Song #6: "Battlescars" (Kassidy)
1. In your opinion, what lyrics related best to the Socs and why?
2. From your perspective, what lyrics would you choose to represent the Greasers and why?
3. Do you think the singer/songwriter's perspective could related to any of the characters in the story?
4. Now read Ch. 6 and write 3-4 questions that you could ask the group during Socratic Seminar as well. We will begin Socratic Seminar at 11:00.
Lizzy will be grading journals while you are working, and i will be meeting with you to conference about iStation scores. If you finish your work before Socratic Seminar, please work on iStation lessons.
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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