Grissom Middle School

   35701 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights MI  48310   Phone 586.825.2560   Attendance  586.698.4543

 

 

 

Mrs. Pisha

2011-2012 School Year

Email: Jpisha@wcskids.net

Phone: 586-825-2560 ext. 26304

Teaching Schedule

1st Hour – 8th Grade Science

2nd Hour – 8th Grade Science

3rd Hour – 6th Grade Science

4th Hour – 8th Grade Language Arts

5th Hour – 8th Grade Science

6th Hour – Prep

 

 

Lesson Plans

 

8th Grade Science

 

Click on the link below to access the 8th grade Science Textbook

http://www.wcskids.net/grissom/staff_websites/fleming/Textbook%20links.htm

 

Tuesday 9/5 – Intro

 

Wednesday 9/6 – Textbook Distribution, Syllabus, Begin Lab Safety Review Sheet

 

Thursday 9/7 – Begin Ch. 1: Measurement and the Scientific Method, Take Pre-Test, Start Vocabulary (Vocab. is due on 9/20 when I check your notebook.)

 

Friday 9/8 –Finish Ch. 1 Pre-Test (1st hour only), Ch. 1 Notes on Prefixes and Conversions, Assignment: Conversion Practice

 

Monday 9/12 – Basic Review of Measurement, Talk about Tools, Go over Conversions Assignment, Measuring Length/Finding Volume Assignment

 

Tuesday 9/13 – Check Measuring Length/Finding Volume Assignment, Notes on Finding Mass and Liquid Volume, Finding Mass and Liquid Volume Lab, Reading Temperatures Assignment

 

Wednesday 9/14 – Check Temperature Assignment, Notes on Density, Density Lab, Assignment: “What is the Scientific Method?”

 

Thursday 9/15 – Collect “What is the Scientific Method?”, Notes on Variables (independent, dependent, control), Simpsons Variable Assignment

 

Friday 9/16 – Check Simpsons Variable Assignment, Notes on Graphs (bar, line, circle, x and y), Communicating with Graphs Assignment

 

Monday 9/19 – Check front side of Communicating with Graphs Assignment, Work on Review Packet

*Notebook check is tomorrow!

 

Tuesday 9/20 – Check Review Packet, Assign Study Guide, Notebook Check

 

Wednesday 9/21 – Chapter 1 Test, Do Chapter 7 Section 1 Guided Reading Activity

 

Thursday 9/22 – Pre-Test on Chapter 7, Notes on 7-1, Assign “Earth in Space”

 

Friday 9/23 – Turn in “Earth in Space,” Notes on 7-2 Time and Seasons, Assign “How Does Earth Orbit the Sun?”

 

Monday 9/26 – Turn in How Does Earth Orbit the Sun?, Review Last Week’s Concepts, Assign “Earth in Space Part 2”

 

Tuesday 9/27 – Turn in Earth on Space Part 2, The Universe: The Moon (Fill Out Note Guide)

 

Wednesday 9/28 – Notes on Section 7-3, Assign “What is a Solar Eclipse?”

 

Thursday 9/29 – Turn in “What is a Solar Eclipse?,” Do CCR on Lunar Landing, Begin Lunar Landing Project

 

Friday 9/30 – Notebook Check, Complete Lunar Landing Project

 

Monday 10/3 – Lunar Landing Project Due, Review for Test: Do Earth, Moon, Sun System (discuss at end of hour)

 

Tuesday 10/4 – Chapter 7 Test, Do Guided Reading for Chapter 8 Section 2 (Due Friday)

 

Wednesday 10/5 – Take Chapter 8 Pre-Test, Notes on 8-1, Assign: “Planet Motion”

 

Thursday 10/6 – Turn in “Planet Motion,” Video: The Universe – Mars (complete note guide)

 

Friday 10/7 – The Universe – Mars (complete note guide), Notes on 8-2, Assign: “Inner Planets” Work

 

Monday 10/10 – Go over “Inner Planets,” Notes on 8-3, Assign: “Outer Planets”

 

Tuesday 10/11 – Go over “Outer Planets,” Notes on 8-4, Assign: “Life in the Solar System”

 

Wednesday 10/12 – Go over “Life in the Solar System,” Begin Spacebook Project

 

Thursday 10/13 – Continue Spacebook Project

 

Friday 10/14 – Spacebook Project due at the end of the class period today

 

Monday 10/17 – Notebook Check, Hand out Study Guide for Test, Assign Chapter Review Out of Textbook

 

Tuesday 10/18 – Check Chapter Review, Review Orally for Test

 

Wednesday 10/19 - Have Students Show/Explain their Spacebook Projects; Class Discusses if Posts are Factually Accurate

 

Thursday 10/20 – Chapter 8 Test

 

Friday 10/21 – Pretest Chapters 15 and 26, Notes on 15-1, Assign: “Wavestown

 

Monday 10/24 – Turn in “Wavestown,” Do “Hidden Messages” Activity

 

Tuesday 10/25 – Turn in “Hidden Messages” Activity, Begin Notes on 26-1, Assign: “Observing the Universe”

 

Wednesday 10/26 – Turn in “Observing the Universe,” Notes on the Life Cycle of Stars, Assign: “Lives of Stars”

 

Thursday 10/27 – Turn in “Lives of Star,” Review the Life Cycle of Stars again, Assign: “Star Life Level 1 (review assignment)

 

Friday 10/28 – Turn in “Star Life Level 1,” Video - The Universe: The Sun (complete notes)

 

Monday 10/31 – Notes on the Parts of a Star, Receive Study Guide for Friday’s Test, Assign: “The Sun”

 

Tuesday 11/1 – Turn in “The Sun,” Notes/Discussion of Types of Galaxies, Assign: “Identifying Galaxies”

 

Wednesday 11/2 – Turn in “Identifying Galaxies,” Chapter Reviews for Chapters 15 and 26, Work on Study Guide

 

Thursday 11/3 –Go over Ch. 15 and 26 Chapter Reviews, Notebook Check, Video - The Universe: The Milky Way (complete notes)

 

Friday 11/4 – (1/2 day) Review for Test

 

Monday 11/7 – Chapter 15/26 Test

 

Tuesday 11/8 – NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday 11/9 – Work on Study Guide for Common Assessment #1 (Finish for homework if not done in class.)

 

Thursday 11/10 – Check Study Guide, Review for Test

 

Friday 11/11 – Common Assessment #1, Guided Reading 12-2, Improvement Reflection for PTC

 

Monday 11/14 – Pretest on Ch.12, Notes/Discuss 12-3 (Earth’s Layers), Define vocab. for Ch. 12, Assign: “Layers of the Earth”

 

Tuesday 11/15 – Turn in “Layers of the Earth,” Notes on 12-1 Plate Tectonics, Assign: “Sea Floor Spreading”

 

Wednesday 11/16 – Turn in “Sea Floor Spreading,” Review of yesterday’s notes, Assign: “Theory of Plate Tectonics”

 

Thursday 11/17 – Turn in “Theory of Plate Tectonics,” Do Plate Tectonic Lab

 

Friday 11/18 – Turn in Plate Tectonic lab, Notes on 12-2 Earthquakes, Assign: “What are Earthquakes?”

 

Monday 11/21 – Turn in “What are Earthquakes?,” Video: Angry Earth (complete questions)

*5th Hour will not meet tomorrow, so they will be receiving the assignment listed below today. It is due on Monday 11/28.

 

Tuesday 11/22 – Assign and Work on RQ’s for sections 1 & 3 of Chapter 12 (due on Monday 11/28)

Assembly 1st hour from 8:10-8:50.

 

Wednesday 11/23 – NO SCHOOL

 

Thursday 11/24 – NO SCHOOL

 

Friday 11/25 – NO SCHOOL

 

Monday 11/28 – Notes/Discuss Volcanoes, Assign: “Volcano” handout

 

Tuesday 11/29 – Turn in “Volcano” handout, Assign: “Mapping Quakes and Volcanoes”

 

Wednesday 11/30 – Turn in “Mapping Quakes and Volcanoes,” Video: Top 10 Dangers of Volcanoes

 

Thursday 12/1 – Review for Chapter 12 Test

 

Friday 12/2 – Chapter 12 Test, Notebook Check, Assign: Guided Reading 20-1

 

Monday 12/5 – Ch. 20 Pre-test, Discuss G.R. 20-1, Notes on half of 20-1 (up to physical property of fluorescence), Assign: “What Properties are Used to Identify Minerals?”

 

Tuesday 12/6 – Turn in “What Properties are Used to Identify Minerals?,” Finish notes on 20-1, Set up Mineral Formation Lab, Define vocabulary for Ch. 20

 

Wednesday 12/7 – Complete Mineral Formation Lab; turn in TODAY, Work on “What Minerals make Up Earth’s Surface?”

 

Thursday 12/8 – Begin “What Mineral is It?” Lab

 

Friday 12/9 – Complete “What Mineral is It?” Lab; turn in TODAY, Work on review questions for Ch. 20

 

Monday 12/12 – Notes on 20-2 and 20-3; Assign: Igneous Packet

 

Tuesday 12/13 – Turn in Igneous Packet, Complete notes on 20-4, Assign: Metamorphic Rock Work

 

Wednesday 12/14 – Turn in Metamorphic Rock Work, Discuss review question distributed on 12/9, Notebook Check, Assign: Ch. 20 Review

 

Thursday 12/15 – Check/Turn in Ch. 20 Review, Review for Test

 

Friday 12/16 – Chapter 20 Test, Do Chapter 21 Picture Preview

 

Monday 12/19 – Pass out Exam Review Guide, Mythbusters: Holiday Episode

 

Tuesday 12/20 – (1/2 day) Read Science News Articles, Do short review assignments on articles

 

Wednesday 12/21 through Tuesday 1/3 – Holiday Break

 

Wednesday 1/4 – Notes on 21-1, Assign: Weathering and Soil Handout

 

Thursday 1/5 – Turn in Weathering and Soil handout, Notes on 21-2, Assign: Shaping the Landscape

 

Friday 1/6 – Turn in Shaping the Landscape, Begin Erosion Lab

 

Monday 1/9 – Finish Erosion Lab, Notes on 21-3, Assign: Groundwater work and RQ’s for Ch. 21

 

Tuesday 1/10 – Turn in Groundwater work, Notes on 21-4, Assign: Geologic Time

 

Wednesday 1/11 – Turn in Geologic Time, Chapter 21 Review

 

Thursday 1/12 – Chapter 21 Test, Notebook Check, Work on Midterm Review

 

Friday 1/13 – Review for Midterm

 

Monday 1/16 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 1/17 – MIDTERM PART 1

 

Wednesday 1/18 – MIDTERM PART 2

 

Thursday 1/19 – Ch. 9 Pre-Test, Do G.R. 9-1

 

Friday 1/20 – Grades, Do Ch. 9 Vocab.

 

Monday 1/23 – Notes on 9-1, Assign: Temperature and Thermal Energy

 

Tuesday 1/24 – Turn in Temperature and Thermal Energy, Notes on 9-2, Assign: Solids, Liquids, and Gases

 

Wednesday 1/25 – Turn in Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Notes on 9-3, Explain States of Matter Project, Assign: Heat Transfer

 

Thursday 1/26 – Work on States of Matter Project

 

Friday 1/27 – Turn in Heat Transfer, Finish States of Matter Project

 

Monday 1/30 – Turn in States of Matter Project, Do Chapter 9 Review

 

Tuesday 1/31 – Ice Cream Lab, Assign: Analysis/Conclusion Questions for Lab

 

Wednesday 2/1 – Turn in Lab, Turn in Ch. 9 Review, Review and Do Study Guide for Test

 

Thursday 2/2 – Chapter 9 Test, Notebook Check, Chapter 18 Scavenger Hunt

 

Friday 2/3 – Discuss Chapter 18 Scavenger Hunt, Notes on 18-1, Assign: Composition of Matter

 

Monday 2/6 – Turn in Composition of Matter, Finish Notes, Assign: Describing Matter

 

Tuesday 2/7 – Turn in Describing Matter, Make Graphic Organizer of 18-1, Video Clip on Mixtures and Solutions, Assign: Difference Between Physical and Chemical Changes

 

Wednesday 2/8 – Turn in Difference Between Physical and Chemical Changes, Fill out beginning of Lab Report, Assign: Classification of Matter

 

Thursday 2/9 – Turn in Classification of Matter, Assign: Ch.18 Study Guide

 

Friday 2/10 – Physical and Chemical Change Lab, Assign: Analysis/Conclusion Questions for Lab

 

Monday 2/13 – Turn in Lab, Discuss Study Guide, Notebook Check, Assign: Ch. 18 Review

 

Tuesday 2/14 – Turn in Ch. 18 Review, Review Game

 

Wednesday 2/15 – (High School scheduling to take place today) Chapter 19 G.R., Define Vocabulary, Study for Chapter 18 Test

 

Thursday 2/16 – Chapter 18 Test

 

Friday 2/17 – (Assembly Schedule) Mythbusters

 

Monday 2/27 – Discuss G.R. 19-1, Notes on 19-1, Assign: Structure of the Atom

 

Tuesday 2/28 – Turn in Structure of the Atom, Notes on 19-2 (stop notes before Bohr models and Lewis structures), Assign: Atomic Structure

 

Wednesday 2/29 – Turn in Atomic Structure, Notes on drawing Bohr models and Lewis structures (handout with instructions too), Assign: Isotopes

 

Thursday 3/1 – Turn in Isotopes, Review orally Ch. 19 concepts, Assign: Periodic Table Search

 

Friday 3/2 – Turn in Periodic Table Search, Modern Marvels: Carbon DVD

 

Monday 3/5 – Notes on 19-3, Assign: Metals and Non-metals

 

Tuesday 3/6 – Turn in Metals and Non-metals, Notes on 19-4, Assign: Review of Metals

 

Wednesday 3/7 – Turn in Review of Metals, Lab on Metals, Assign: Lab Analysis Questions

 

Thursday 3/8 –Turn in Lab, Receive RQs for Chapter 19, Assign: Periodic Table Families

 

Friday 3/9 – Turn in Periodic Table Families, Assign: Periodic Table Puzzle

 

Monday 3/12 – Turn in Periodic Table Puzzle, Notebook Check, Assign: Study Guide for Ch. 19

 

Tuesday 3/13 – Discuss Study Guide, Assign: Ch. 19 Review

 

Wednesday 3/14 – Chapter 19 Test, Work on G.R. 22-1 and 22-2

 

Thursday 3/15 – Continue working on G.R. and Do Ch. 22 Vocab.

 

Friday 3/16 – Discuss G.R., Forensic Detectives DVD: Do Video Quiz at the End

 

Monday 3/19 – Notes on 22-1, Assign: Counting Atoms

 

Tuesday 3/20 – Turn in Counting Atoms, Notes on 22-2, Assign: Ionic and Covalent Bonding

 

Wednesday 3/21 – (Due to EXPLORE testing schedule) Hours 1 & 5: Turn in Ionic and Covalent Bonding, Notes on 22-3, Assign: Naming Binary Compounds; NO CLASS 2ND HOUR

 

Thursday 3/22– (Due to EXPLORE testing Schedule) Hour 5: Mythbusters; NO CLASS 1st and 2ND HOUR

 

Friday 3/23 – Hours 1 & 5: Turn in Naming Binary Compounds, Lab on Bonding

Hour 2: Turn in Ionic and Covalent Bonding, Notes on 22-3, Assign: Naming Binary Compounds

 

Monday 3/26 – Hours 1 & 5: Turn in Lab, Assign: Study Guide for Quiz and Review Packet

Hour 2: Turn in Naming Binary Compounds, Assign: Study Guide for Quiz and Review Packet

 

Tuesday 3/27 – Quiz on Bonding, Assign: Study Guide for Common Assessment #3

 

Wednesday 3/28 – Discuss Study Guide, Review for Common Assessment #3

 

Thursday 3/29 – Common Assessment #3

 

Friday 3/30 – See Grades

 

Tuesday 4/10 – AIDS/HIV Instruction

 

Wednesday 4/11 – Assign: Guided Reading Chapter 3 and Vocab. p92 (15 words)

 

Thursday 4/12 – AIDS/HIV Instruction

 

Friday 4/13 – AIDS/HIV Instruction

 

Monday 4/16 – Discuss G.R.; Notes on 3-1; Assign: Describing and Measuring Motion

 

Tuesday 4/17 – Turn in Describing and Measuring Motion; Review Monday’s Concepts; Receive Review Questions for Ch. 3; Assign: Graphing Speed

 

Wednesday 4/18 – Assign: Distance Time Graphs Practice Problems; Work Time

 

Thursday 4/19 – Turn in Graphing Speed; Notes on 3-2; Assign: Acceleration

 

Friday 4/20 – Turn in Acceleration; Do Speed Lab; Assign: Analysis/Conclusion Questions for Lab

 

Monday 4/23 – Turn in Lab; Review Equations; Assign: Speed, Acceleration, and Velocity Review Assignment

 

Tuesday 4/24 – Turn in Speed, Acceleration, and Velocity Review Assignment; Complete Notes on Ch. 3; Assign: Balanced and Unbalanced Forces

 

Wednesday 4/25 – Turn in Balanced and Unbalanced Forces; Notebook Check; Discuss Review Questions; Work on Study Guide

 

Thursday 4/26 – Discuss Study Guide; Do Ch. 3 Review

 

Friday 4/27 – Chapter 3 Test; Work on Ch. 4 Vocab.

 

Monday 4/30 – Assign: Guided Reading Chapter 4

 

Tuesday 5/1 – Discuss G.R.; Do Introductory Activity; Assign: Predict the Motion

 

Wednesday 5/2 – Go over Predict the Motion; Notes on the First Two laws; Assign: First Two Laws Handout

 

Thursday 5/3 – Turn in First Two Laws Handout; Do Second Law of Motion Activity

 

Friday 5/4 – (1/2 day) Turn in/Discuss Second Law of Motion Activity

 

Monday 5/7 – Notes on Third Law; Assign: Third Law of Motion

 

Tuesday 5/8 – Turn in Third Law of Motion; Do Newton’s First Law Activity

 

Wednesday 5/9 – Turn in First Law Activity; Notes on 4-2; Assign: Gravity

 

Thursday 5/10 – Turn in Gravity; Assign: Newton’s First and Second Laws Review

 

Friday 5/11 – Turn in Newton’s First and Second Laws Review; Do Inertia and Momentum Activity

 

Monday 5/14 – Turn in Inertia and Momentum Activity; Notebook Check; Assign: Ch. 4 Study Guide

 

Tuesday 5/15 – Discuss Study Guide; Assign: Ch. 4 Review

 

Wednesday 5/16 – Chapter 4 Test

 

Thursday 5/17 – Computer Lab for Research for Rocket Project

 

Friday 5/18 – Research is graded as rocket building begins; Begin Building Rockets

 

Monday 5/21 – Build Rockets

 

Tuesday 5/22 – Build Rockets

 

Wednesday 5/23 – Launch Rockets (weather permitting)

 

Thursday 5/24 – Fix/Rebuild Rockets

 

Friday 5/25 – (1/2 day) Fix/Rebuild Rockets

 

Monday 5/28 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 5/29 – Final Rocket Launch (weather permitting); Assign: Analysis/Conclusion Questions

 

Wednesday 5/30 – Turn in Rocket conclusion questions; Discuss Ch. 5 G.R.; Notes on Ch. 5 (stop at GPE); Assign: What is Energy?

 

Thursday 5/31 – Turn in What is Energy?; Finish Notes; Assign: Nature of Energy

 

Friday 6/1 – Turn in Nature of Energy; Review Energy Conversions; Assign: Forms of Energy and Energy Conversions in Fossil Fuels

 

Monday 6/4 – Turn in Forms of Energy and Energy Conversions in Fossil Fuels; Do GPE Ruler Drop

 

Tuesday 6/5 – Turn in GPE Ruler Drop; Ch. 5 Review; Prep for Quiz

 

Wednesday 6/6 – Quiz on Ch. 5; Notebook Check; Begin working on Study Guide for Final

 

Thursday 6/7 – Continue working on Study Guide

 

Friday 6/8 – Discuss Final Exam Study Guide; Review Game

 

Monday 6/11 – FINAL EXAM Part 1

 

Tuesday 6/12 – FINAL EXAM Part 2

 

Wednesday 6/13 – NO CLASS------8th Grade Farewell Activity All Day

 

Thursday 6/14 – ( day) Last Day of School; End of Year Reflection

 

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6th Grade Science

 

To access the 6th grade science textbook online:

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Go to “Student Login” on the left side of the screen.

Enter the following:

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Tuesday 9/5 - Intro

 

Wednesday 9/6 – Syllabus, Lab Safety

 

Thursday 9/7 – Begin Tools/Measurement Review Packet

 

Friday 9/8 – Complete Tools/Measurement Review Packet (This is homework if it’s not finished in class.), Assembly at 10:30

 

Monday 9/12 – Go Over Tools/Measurement Review Packet, Textbook “Hunt”

 

Tuesday 9/13 – Unit 1 Pre-Test (soil, rocks, & minerals), Go Over Proper Lab Notebook Set-up

 

Wednesday 9/14 – Begin Unit A…Observing Soil Scientifically

Activity 1: Into the Field (complete activity & analysis questions)

 

Thursday 9/15 – Continue with Activity 1: Into the Field (analysis questions #1-4)

 

Friday 9/16 – Finish Activity 1 (analysis question #5), Begin Activity 2: The Garden Problem (complete activity)

 

Monday 9/19 – Finish Activity 2: The garden Problem (analysis questions), Discuss Activity 3: Observing Soil

 

Tuesday 9/20 – Complete Activity 3: Observing Soil (complete activity and analysis questions)

 

Wednesday 9/21 – Begin Activity 4: Soil Columns (complete activity)

 

Thursday 9/22 – Finish Activity 4: Soil Columns (analysis questions),

 

Friday 9/23 – Notebook Check for Activities 1-4, Assignment: “How Do Scientists Measure Things?” Packet

 

Monday 9/26 – Check Friday’s Work, Begin Activity 5: Soil Composition (compare particle sizes)

 

Tuesday 9/27 – Continue with Activity 5: Soil Composition (complete reading, do Stopping to Think questions, add The Cycle of Nutrients and Characteristics of Soil Layers and Bedrock to notebooks)

 

Wednesday 9/28 – Finish Activity 5 (analysis questions), Begin Setting Up Activity 6: Describing Soil Scientifically (if time)

 

Thursday 9/29 – Begin Activity 6: Describing Soil Scientifically (activity)

 

Friday 9/30 – Finish Activity 6: Describing Soil Scientifically (data and analysis questions)

 

Monday 10/3 – Notebook Quiz on Activities 1-6, Read “The Scoop on Soil” article (if time)

 

Tuesday 10/4 – Activity 7: Mapping Soils (begin activity); Finish Notebook Quiz if needed

 

Wednesday 10/5 – Activity 7: Mapping Soils (complete analysis questions)

 

Thursday 10/6 – Activity 8: The Dust Bowl (complete activity and analysis questions)

 

Friday 10/7 – Activity 9: Nutrients in Soil (complete part A of activity)

 

Monday 10/10 – Activity 9: Nutrients in Soil (complete part B of activity; start analysis questions if time)

 

Tuesday 10/11 – Activity 9: Nutrients in Soil (complete analysis questions), Set-up Activity 10: Organic Matter Test in NB’s

 

Wednesday 10/12 – Activity 10: Organic Matter Test (complete activity)

 

Thursday 10/13 – Activity 10: Organic Matter Test (complete analysis questions), Activity 11 – Garden Action (complete activity in class; complete analysis questions for homework)

 

Friday 10/14 – Collect Activity 11 Analysis Questions, Review for Unit A Test on Monday

 

Monday 10/17 – Unit A Test

 

Tuesday 10/18 – Begin Unit B…Rocks and Minerals

Read page B-3 together, Begin Activity 12: Observing Natural Resources (complete activity)

 

Wednesday 10/19 – Complete Activity 12: Observing Natural Resources (complete analysis questions), Set-Up and Discuss Activity 13: Diamond Dilemma

 

Thursday 10/20 – Continue Activity 13: Diamond Dilemma (complete activity)

 

Friday 10/21 – Finish Activity 13: Diamond Dilemma (complete analysis questions), Complete Activity 14: Analyzing Diamond Data (complete activity and analysis questions)

 

Monday 10/24 – Finish Activity 14: Analyzing Diamond Data (finish analysis questions), Assign: “What Makes Up the Earth’s Surface?” (page 2)

 

Tuesday 10/25 – FIELD TRIP!

 

Wednesday 10/26 – Field Trip Reflection Activity, Assign: “What Makes Up the Earth’s Surface?” (page 3)

 

Thursday 10/27 – Activity 15: Mineral Properties (complete activity), Finish Field Trip Reflection Activity

 

Friday 10/28 – Check “What Makes Up the Earth’s Surface?,” Assign: “What Properties are Used to Identify Minerals?”

 

Monday 10/31 – Activity 15: Mineral Properties (complete analysis questions), Check “What Properties are Used to Identify Minerals?”

 

Tuesday 11/1 – Activity 16: Mineral Identification (begin activity)

 

Wednesday 11/2 – Review Assignment: “Soil Profile” / “Rocks and Minerals,” Assign: “What are Minerals?”

 

Thursday 11/3 – Check “What are Minerals?,” Activity 16: Mineral Identification (complete activity)

 

Friday 11/4 – Activity 16: Mineral Identification (begin analysis questions)

 

Monday 11/7 – Activity 16: Mineral Identification (finish analysis questions), Begin Activity 17: The Minerals in Rocks (set-up/go over activity)

 

Tuesday 11/8 – NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday 11/9 – Activity 17: The Minerals in Rocks (complete activity and begin analysis questions)

 

Thursday 11/10 – Activity 18: Every Rock Tells a Story (complete activity)

 

Friday 11/11 – Activity 18: Every Rock Tells a Story (complete analysis questions), Improvement Reflection for PTC

 

Monday 11/14 – Activity 19: Rock Formation (complete activity)

 

Tuesday 11/15 – Activity 19: Rock Formation (complete analysis questions)

 

Wednesday 11/16 – Activity 20: Identifying Rock Types (complete part A of activity)

 

Thursday 11/17 – Activity 20: Identifying Rock Types (complete part B of activity; begin analysis questions); Assign: “What are Igneous Rocks?”

 

Friday 11/18 – Activity 20: Identifying Rock Types (finish analysis questions); Check: “What are Igneous Rocks?”; Assign: “What are Sedimentary Rocks?”

 

Monday 11/21 – Check “What are Sedimentary Rocks?”; Assign: “What are Metamorphic Rocks?”

 

Tuesday 11/22 – Assembly

 

Wednesday 11/23 – NO SCHOOL

 

Thursday 11/24 – NO SCHOOL

 

Friday 11/25 – NO SCHOOL

 

Monday 11/28 – Activity 21: Modeling Rock Layers (complete activity)

 

Tuesday 11/29 – Check “What are Metamorphic Rocks?”; Activity 21: Modeling Rock Layers (complete analysis questions)

 

Wednesday 11/30 – In Class Assignment: “Name that Mineral” / “Classy Rocks” / “Rocks and Minerals”, Assign: “What is the Rock Cycle?”

 

Thursday 12/1 – Activity 22: The Rock Cycle Game (complete procedure up through step 9)

 

Friday 12/2 – Check “What is the Rock Cycle?”, Common Assessment #1 Review

 

Monday 12/5 – Common Assessment Units A and B, Pre-Test Units C and D

 

Tuesday 12/6 – Finish Pre-Test Units C and D, Read pC-3 together, Set-Up Notebook for Activity 28, Assign: “What Causes Mechanical Weathering?”

Wednesday 12/7 – Begin Activity 28: Cutting Canyons and Building Deltas (complete activity), Assign: “What Causes Chemical Weathering?”

 

Thursday 12/8 – Finish Activity 28: Cutting Canyons and Building Deltas (complete analysis questions), Check “What Causes Mechanical Weathering?” and “What Causes Chemical Weathering?”

 

Friday 12/9 – Complete Activity 29: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition” (complete activity and analysis questions 1-2), Assign: “How Does Running Water Cause Erosion?”

 

Monday 12/12 – Complete Activity 29: Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition” (complete analysis question 3), Check “How Does Running Water Cause Erosion?”

 

Tuesday 12/13 – Complete Activity 31: Resistance to Erosion (complete activity and begin analysis questions)

 

Wednesday 12/14 – Finish Activity 31 analysis questions, Assign: “What are flood plains and deltas?”

 

Thursday 12/15 – Begin Activity 33: Earth’s Processes and Boomtown’s Coast (complete reading activity), Check, “What are flood plains and deltas?,” Assign: “How do glaciers change the earth’s surface?”

 

Friday 12/16 – Begin Activity 32: Investigating a Cliff Model (complete activity)

 

Monday 12/19 – Continue Activity 32: Investigating a Cliff Model

 

Tuesday 12/20 – (1/2 day) Finish Activity 32: Investigating a Cliff Model (activity)

 

Wednesday 12/21 through Tuesday 1/3 – Holiday Break

 

Wednesday 1/4 – Check “How do glaciers change the earth’s surface?,” Finish Activity 32: Investigating a Cliff Model (complete analysis questions)

Thursday 1/5 – Assign: “How does wind change the earth’s surface?” and “How do waves change the earth’s surface?”

 

Friday 1/6 – Check “How does wind change the earth’s surface?” and “How do waves change the earth’s surface?,” Magnetism Pre-Test, Magnetism Video

 

Monday 1/9 – Go over video answers, Continue with Magnetism

 

Tuesday 1/10 – Short Video Clips on Earth’s Magnetism, Assign: Magnetism Packet

 

Wednesday 1/11 – Check Magnetism Packet, Set-Up Activity 36 – Storing Waste

 

Thursday 1/12 – Contour Maps

 

Friday 1/13 – Complete Activity 36 – Storing Waste

 

Monday 1/16 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 1/17 – Activity 37: Volcanic Landforms (Complete Activity)

 

Wednesday 1/18 – Activity 37: Volcanic Landforms (Complete Analysis Questions); Check Contour Map Assignment

 

Thursday 1/19 – Activity 38: Beneath the Earth’s Surface (Complete Activity)

 

Friday 1/20 – Begin “Solid Ground?” Activity

 

Monday 1/23 – Midterm Review, Continue “Solid Ground?”

 

Tuesday 1/24 – Midterm, Finish “Solid Ground?”

 

Wednesday 1/25 – Grades, Begin Activity 39: Earth Time (Complete Activity)

 

Thursday 1/26 – Finish Activity 39: Earth Time (Complete Analysis Questions), Assign: “What are the parts of the earth?”

 

Friday 1/27 – Check “What are the parts of the earth?”, Video: Earth’s Crust, Assign: “What is inside of the earth?”

 

Monday 1/30 – Check “What is inside of the earth?” and Video Questions, Notebook Quiz Activities 38 and 39

 

Tuesday 1/31 – Finish Notebook Quiz, Activity 40: The Continent Puzzle (Complete Activity)

 

Wednesday 2/1 – Activity 40: The Continent Puzzle (Complete Analysis Questions),

 

Thursday 2/2 –Begin “A Massive Past,” Assign: “What is the Theory of Continental Drift?”

 

Friday 2/3 – Finish “A Massive Past” and Finish “What is the Theory of Continental Drift?”

 

Monday 2/6 – Check “What is the Theory of Continental Drift?” and “A Massive Past”

 

Tuesday 2/7 – Begin Activity 44: Mapping Plates (complete activity)

 

Wednesday 2/8 – Finish Activity 44: Mapping Plates (complete analysis questions)

 

Thursday 2/9 – Finish Activity 45: Understanding Plate Boundaries

 

Friday 2/10 – Complete Activity 45: Understanding Plate Boundaries

 

Monday 2/13 – Sea-Floor Spreading Activity

 

Tuesday 2/14 – Review for Common Assessment Units C and D

 

Wednesday 2/15 – Packet Reviewing Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes (due on Friday)

 

Thursday 2/16 – Common Assessment Units C and D, Assign: Paragraph explaining sea-floor spreading (use models that we made as a guide), Finish Packet from yesterday if necessary

 

Friday 2/17 – (Assembly Schedule) Check Mountains/Earthquakes/Volcanoes Packet

 

Monday 2/27 – Pre-Test Common Assessment on Energy

 

Tuesday 2/28 – Continue Activity 53: Home Energy Use

 

Wednesday 2/29 – Continue Activity 53: Home Energy Use

 

Thursday 3/1 – Finish Activity 53: Home Energy Use; Assign: “What is Energy?”

 

Friday 3/2 – Begin Activity 54: Drive a Nail

 

Monday 3/5 – Check “What is Energy?”; Finish Activity 54: Drive a Nail

 

Tuesday 3/6 – Complete Activity 55: Roller Coaster Energy

 

Wednesday 3/7 – Begin Activity 56: Shake the Shot (complete activity)

 

Thursday 3/8 – Finish Activity 56: Shake the Shot (complete analysis questions)

 

Friday 3/9 – Activity 57: The Conservation of Energy; Assign: “What are Potential and Kinetic Energy?”

 

Monday 3/12 – Check “What are Potential and Kinetic Energy?”; Time to “catch-up” notebooks

 

Tuesday 3/13 – Notebook Check Activities 53-57; Begin Activity 58: Follow the Energy

 

Wednesday 3/14 – Finish Activity 58: Follow the Energy

 

Thursday 3/15 – Begin Activity 59: Ice-Melting Contest

 

Friday 3/16 – Continue Activity 59: Ice-Melting Contest; Assign: “How does energy form?”

 

Monday 3/19 – Begin Activity 60: Ice-Preserving Contest; Assign: “How does an electrical generator work?”

 

Tuesday 3/20 – Finish Activities 59 and 60

 

Wednesday 3/21 – NO CLASS TODAY DUE TO IOWA TESTING

 

Thursday 3/22 – NO CLASS TODAY DUE TO IOWA TESTING

 

Friday 3/23 – Check “How does an electrical generator work?”; Vocabulary Assignment

 

Monday 3/26 – Present Vocabulary Work; Begin Activity 61: Mixing Hot and Cool Water

 

Tuesday 3/27 – Vocab. Quiz

 

Wednesday 3/28 – Activity 61: Mixing Hot and Cool Water

 

Thursday 3/29 – Video on Energy

 

Friday 3/30 – Locker Clean-Out; See Grades

 

Tuesday 4/10 – Finish Energy Video; Catch-Up

 

Wednesday 4/11 – Complete Activity 64: Electricity Generation

 

Thursday 4/12 – Activity 63: Measuring Calories

 

Friday 4/13 – Finish Activity 63: Measuring Calories; Assign: “What can be used to power a generator?”

 

Monday 4/16 – Check “What can be used to power a generator?”; Begin Activity 65: Chemical Batteries

 

Tuesday 4/17 - Continue Activity 65: Chemical Batteries

 

Wednesday 4/18 – Notebook Pop-Quiz on Activities 63 and 64; Assign: “What are alternate sources of energy?”

 

Thursday 4/19 – Check “What are alternate sources of energy?”; Begin Activity 65: Chemical Batteries

 

Friday 4/20 – Continue Activity 65: Chemical Batteries

 

Monday 4/23 – Finish Activity 65: Chemical Batteries

 

Tuesday 4/24 – G. O. Reading Activity #1; Collect Notebooks for Notebook Check Activities 63, 64, and 65

 

Wednesday 4/25 – Finish G. O. Reading Activity #1

 

Thursday 4/26 – Video: “Basics of Physics: Exploring Energy”; Assign: “How can people conserve energy?”

 

Friday 4/27 – Begin Activity 67: Hot Bulbs (Part A)

 

Monday 4/30 – Check “How can people conserve energy?”; Continue Activity 67: Hot Bulbs (Part B)

 

Tuesday 5/1 – Finish Activity 67: Hot Bulbs (Finish B if needed/Do Analysis Questions)

 

Wednesday 5/2 – G. O. Reading Activity #2

 

Thursday 5/3 – Review for Energy and MatterPost-Test tomorrow

 

Friday 5/4 – (1/2 day) Energy and Matter Post-Test

 

Monday 5/7 – Ecology Pre-Test

 

Tuesday 5/8 – Complete Student Survey in Computer Lab; Assign: “What is Ecology?”

 

Wednesday 5/9 – Check “What is Ecology?”; Begin Activity 72: the Miracle Fish

 

Thursday 5/10 – G. O. Reading Activity #3

 

Friday 5/11 – Finish Activity 72: the Miracle Fish; Read through Activity 73: Introduced Species

 

Monday 5/14 – Read through Activity 73: Introduced Species; Assign: Edit your written response for Act. 72 ?#6

 

Tuesday 5/15 – G. O. Reading Activity #4; Assign: “What are some other characteristics of an ecosystem?”

 

Wednesday 5/16 – Begin Activity 75: Classifying Animals

 

Thursday 5/17 – Finish Activity 75: Classifying Animals; Check “What are some other characteristics of an ecosystem?”

 

Friday 5/18 – Assign: Final Copy of your written response for Act. 72 ?#6; NB Check Activities 67, 72, and 73

 

Monday 5/21 – Complete Activity 76: People, Birds, and Bats

 

Tuesday 5/22 – Begin Activity 77: Ups and Downs

 

Wednesday 5/23 – Finish Activity 77: Ups and Downs

 

Thursday 5/24 – Graphic Organizer Activity #5

 

Friday 5/25 – (1/2 day) Assign: “What are biomes?”

 

Monday 5/28 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 5/29 – Set-Up for Owl Pellet Study; Begin Owl Pellet Lab - Set-Up NB

 

Wednesday 5/30 – Continue Owl Pellet Lab - Dig in & Identify

 

Thursday 5/31 – Continue Owl Pellet Lab – Re-Construction of skeletons

 

Friday 6/1 – Continue Owl Pellet Lab – Re-Construction of skeletons

 

Monday 6/4 – Finish Owl Pellet Lab – Review & Discussion of Analysis Questions

 

Tuesday 6/5 – Food Webs (SMART lesson); Assign: What things can change the environment?

 

Wednesday 6/6 – Check What things can change the environment?; Finish Food Webs (SMART lesson and questions)

 

Thursday 6/7 –Symbiosis (SMART lesson); Assign: How do people upset the balance of nature?

 

Friday 6/8 – Review for Ecology Post Test on Monday

 

Monday 6/11 – Ecology Post Test; Check How do people upset the balance of nature?; Assign: What is conservation?

 

Tuesday 6/12 – Textbook Collection; Check What is conservation?; Bill Nye Video – Populations (video, discussion, worksheet); Begin Invasive Species in Michigan and the Great Lakes

 

Wednesday 6/13 – Invasive Species in Michigan and the Great Lakes

 

Thursday 6/14 – ( day) Last Day of School; End of Year Reflection

 

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8th Grade Language Arts

 

Tuesday 9/5 - Intro

 

Wednesday 9/6 – Syllabus, Take the DRP Reading Assessment, Hand-out Book “Report” #1 assignment

 

Thursday 9/7 – Library for Book Check-Out, Go Over Book “Report” #1 Assignment, Silent Reading

 

Friday 9/8 – CCR: “Children Are Invited…” (Informational Text), Define Test-Taking Terms (10)

 

Monday 9/12 – BW week 1: Monitoring Comprehension, Before You Read p170 (do Making the Connection; Discuss Foreshadowing), Assignment: Define footnotes and Words to Own in your binders (17)

 

Tuesday 9/13 – BW week 1: Monitoring Comprehension, Read “The LandLady” pp171-179 tog., Complete Graphic Organizer p77, Assignment: Answer Reading Check a.-d. and Questions 3, 5, and 6.

 

Wednesday 9/14 – BW week 1: Monitoring Comprehension, Go Over Tuesday’s Assignment, CCR: “Littlejim” (narrative), Discuss Grammar Link p183 (Do Try it Out tog.), Assignment: Grammar Link pp15-16

 

Thursday 9/15 – BW week 1: Monitoring Comprehension, Complete and Go Over “The LandLady” Reading Mini-Test p32, Complete the First Three Pages of the “Try it Out” Test, Assignment: “The LandLady” Spelling & Words to Own p8/p7

 

Friday 9/16 – BW week 1: Monitoring Comprehension, Finish “Try it Out” Test, Work on Test Essay Question for Monday

 

Monday 9/19 – BW week 2: Make Connections, “The LandLady” Test, Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 9/20 – BW week 2: Make Connections, Read and Discuss p184, BYR p185: Do M the C and QW, Define Vocab. from pp185-197

 

Wednesday 9/21 – BW week 2: Make Connections, Read “The Monkey’s Paw” pp186-197 and Discuss, Assignment: Complete GO p82

 

Thursday 9/22 – BW week 2: Make Connections, Assignments: (1) Reading Check Questions a.–e. and #’s 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 (2) Complete WTO p85, Silent Reading

 

Friday 9/23 – BW week 2: Make Connections, Go Over GL p200 (Do Try It Out tog.), Assignments: (1) GL pp17-18 and (2) Decoding p9/Spelling p86, Silent Reading

 

Monday 9/26 – BW week 3: Visualization, Go Over Reading Check Questions a.–e. and #’s 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9, Check Decoding p9/Spelling p86, Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 9/27 – BW week 3: Visualization, Check GL pp17-18, Do Short Answer Question for Test Tomorrow

 

Wednesday 9/28 – BW week 3: Visualization, Notebook Check, “The Monkey’s Paw” Test, Silent Reading

 

Thursday 9/29 – BW week 3: Visualization, Review Kinds of Nouns and Possessives, Assignment: Nouns Packet

 

Friday 9/30 – BW week 3: Visualization, Check Noun Packet, Read BYR p201 tog., Do WTO and Footnotes in Notebooks (17 words)

 

Monday 10/3 – BW week 4: Organization, Word Analysis (part together, part independently), Assignment: “The Dust Bowl” (comprehension and cause/effect)

 

Tuesday 10/4 – BW week 4: Organization, Read “The Tell-Tale Heart” pp202-207 together, Create a 4 scene comic strip of the main points of the story/Answer ?’s 2, 3, 4, and 7 on the back (p209)

 

Wednesday 10/5 – BW week 4: Organization, Notes on Pronouns (personal, antecedents, subject, object, and possessive pronouns), Assignment: Pronoun Packet pp9-12

 

Thursday 10/6 – BW week 4: Organization, CCR: “Littlejim,” Go Over ?’s 2, 3, 4, and 7 together, Assignment: GL pp19-20

 

Friday 10/7 – BW week 4: Organization, Finish CCR: “Littlejim,” Discuss GL p211 (Do Try It Out together), Check GL pp19-20, Assignment: Essay Question for Test on Monday **Study your WTO!

 

Monday 10/10 – BW week 5: Determine Important Information, “The Tell-Tale Heart” Test, Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 10/11 – BW week 5: Determine Important Information, Notes on Pronouns (reflexive, demonstrative, intensive, indefinite, interrogative, and relative pronouns)

**Your book for your book report must be completely read by today!**

 

Wednesday 10/12 – BW week 5: Determine Important Information, Work on Book Report Project

 

Thursday 10/13 – BW week 5: Determine Important Information, Assign: Pronoun Packet pp13-15 (due tomorrow)

 

Friday 10/14 – BW week 5: Determine Important Information, Work on Book Report Project

 

Monday 10/17 – BW week 6: Ask Questions, Computer Lab to type/print captions for Project

 

Tuesday 10/18 – BW week 6: Ask Questions, Check Pronoun Packet, Read and Discuss “There Will Come Soft Rains” pp215-220

 

Wednesday 10/19 – BW week 6: Ask Questions, Work on Book Report Storyboards

 

Thursday 10/20 – BW week 6: Ask Questions, Final Day to Finish Storyboards for Project

 

Friday 10/21 – BW week 6: Ask Questions, Book Report Presentations (1/2 of class)

 

Monday 10/24 – BW week 7: Main Idea and Details/Sequence, Book Report Presentations (1/2 of class)

 

Tuesday 10/25 – BW week 7: Main Idea and Details/Sequence, Open book test for “There Will Come Soft Rains”, Read BYR p226 tog. (Do M the C; discuss and turn in), Assign: Vocab. in NB (framework story, WTO, and footnotes – 20 total)

 

Wednesday 10/26 – BW week 7: Main Idea and Details/Sequence, Begin Reading and Discuss “The Inn of Lost Time” pp228-241

 

Thursday 10/27 – BW week 7: Main Idea and Details/Sequence, Finish Reading and Discuss “The Inn of Lost Time pp228-241, Go over GL p245 tog., Do GL pp23-24 tog. on board, Assign: ?s 1-8 on p243

 

Friday 10/28 – BW week 7: Main Idea and Details/Sequence, Check ?s 1-8 from yesterday, Read “I Didn’t have a Book…” p242 and complete/turn in Reading Mini-Test p40, Assign: 1. Spell. p12/WTO p10 2. Test Essay Question for Monday

 

Monday 10/31 – BW week 8: Cause and Effect/Evaluate Evidence, Check Spell. p12/WTO p10, “The Inn of Lost Time” Reading Test, Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 11/1 – BW week 8: Cause and Effect/Evaluate Evidence, “The Outsiders” Pre-Test, Begin Writing Prompt

 

Wednesday 11/2 – BW week 8: Cause and Effect/Evaluate Evidence, T4 Reading Strategy, Read “Brainy Echnida Proves Looks Aren’t Everything” and complete questions on the back, Assign: Complete Writing Prompt from Tuesday

 

Thursday 11/3 – BW week 8: Cause and Effect/Evaluate Evidence, Go Over Reading Strategies that Work (Apply to Yesterday’s Article), Discussion: What is Realistic Fiction?, Read Chapter 1 pp1-18 together

 

Friday 11/4 – (1/2 day) BW week 8: Cause and Effect/Evaluate Evidence, Assign: Characterization Chart (use with Ch. 1)

 

Monday 11/7 – BW week 9: Compare and Contrast / Make Inferences, Discuss “Alike but Different” chart on prejudice, stereotyping, and intolerance, Finish Characterization Chart (use with Ch. 1),

 

Tuesday 11/8 – NO SCHOOL

 

Wednesday 11/9 – BW week 9: Compare and Contrast / Make Inferences, Read Chapter 2 pp19-36, Assign: Character Interactions Chart (identify feelings felt/portrayed)

 

Thursday 11/10 – BW week 9: Compare and Contrast / Make Inferences, Ch1/2 Quiz, Complete Focus Question #1 together, Introduce use of 2-column note-taking strategy, Begin reading Chapter 3 pp37-41

 

Friday 11/11 – BW week 9: Compare and Contrast / Make Inferences (days 4 and 5), Finish Reading Chapter 3 pp42-52, Go over Character Interactions

 

Monday 11/14 – BW week 10: Character and Setting / Theme, Book Fair Video, Grammar: Participial Phrase, Assign: Participial Phrase wksh

 

Tuesday 11/15 – BW week 10: Character and Setting / Theme, Check Participial phrase wksh, Read “Does Familiarity Breed Contempt?” and complete questions, Discussion: How is Darry’s parenting breeding contempt in Ponyboy? How do you think it will be resolved?

 

Wednesday 11/16 – BW week 10: Character and Setting / Theme, Read Chapter 4 pp53-67, Complete “Escalation of a Problem” Graphic Organizer and questions together, Assign: Chapter 4 Questions

 

Thursday 11/17 – BW week 10: Character and Setting / Theme, Go over Chapter 4 Questions, Chapter 4 Quiz, Read Chapter 5 pp68-84

 

Friday 11/18 – BW week 10: Character and Setting / Theme, Improvement Reflection for PTC, Read Chapter 6 pp85-99, Assign: Complete Chapter 5/6 Questions

 

Monday 11/21 – Go over Chapter 5/6 Questions, Chapter 5/6 Quiz, Assign: Complete Focus Question #4 with a partner

 

Tuesday 11/22 – No Class (Hours 1, 2, and 3 only)

 

Wednesday 11/23 – NO SCHOOL

 

Thursday 11/24 – NO SCHOOL

 

Friday 11/25 – NO SCHOOL

 

Monday 11/28 – BW week 11: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Read Chapter 7-8 pp100-130

 

Tuesday 11/29 – BW week 11: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Assign: Chapter 7 and 8 Questions

 

Wednesday 11/30 – BW week 11: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Assign: Verb Packet pp16-21

 

Thursday 12/1 – BW week 11: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Go over Chapter 7 and 8 Questions, Check Verb Packet pp16-21, Assign: Verb Packet p22

 

Friday 12/2 – BW week 11: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Check Verb Packet pp16-21, Chapter 7/8 Quiz, Assign: Verb Packet pp22-24

 

Monday 12/5 – BW week 12: Nonfiction Text Features / Visual Information, Read Chapter 9 pp131-149, Check Verb Packet pp22-24, Assign: Verb Packet pp25-26

 

Tuesday 12/6 – BW week 12: Nonfiction Text Features / Visual Information, Read Chapter 10-11 pp150-166, Discuss Outsiders Final Project

 

Wednesday 12/7 – BW week 12: Nonfiction Text Features / Visual Information, Chapter 10/11 Quiz, Read Ch. 12 pp167-180, Debrief about story, Review proper paragraph format (topic sentence, supporting sentences, details, concluding thought) using “The Coolest Room”

 

Thursday 12/8 – BW week 12: Nonfiction Text Features / Visual Information, Outsiders Test, Assign: “Cell Phone Fever,” and “Why I Invented the Phlurg

 

Friday 12/9 – BW week 12: Nonfiction Text Features / Visual Information, Check “Cell Phone Fever”/“Why I Invented the Phlurg,” Begin “The Outsiders” Movie

 

Monday 12/12 –Finish “The Outsiders” Movie, Review 5 Paragraph Essay Format, Review Compare/Contrast Essay Format, Assign: Practice Compare/Contrast using “Venus Visit”

 

Tuesday 12/13 –Go over “Venus Visit,” Assign: 5 Paragraph Compare/Contrast Essay on “The Outsiders” book vs. movie

 

Wednesday 12/14 –Work on Outsiders Project

 

Thursday 12/15 –Work on Outsiders Project

 

Friday 12/16 –Work on Outsiders Project

 

Monday 12/19 – Presentation of Outsiders Projects

 

Tuesday 12/20 – (1/2 day) Finish Outsiders Projects Presentations

 

Wednesday 12/21 through Tuesday 1/3 – Holiday Break

 

Wednesday 1/4 – BW: Museum Mystery/An Important Even in History, Parts of Speech Pre-Test, BYR p556, Do Making the Connection, Assign: WTO (10 words) in NB

 

Thursday 1/5 – BW: Pirate Peril/The Day I Met Elvis, Begin - Read and Discuss Harriet Tubman pp557-566, Go over Parts of Speech Pre-Test

 

Friday 1/6 – Class Spelling Bee, Finish - Read and Discuss Harriet Tubman pp557-566, Assign: WTO p20/Short Answer Mini-Test p84

 

Monday 1/9 – BW week 13: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Library for Book Check Out, Turn In WTO p20/Short Answer Mini-Test p84, Go over GL p572, Read and Discuss “Freedom Walk” p569, Assign: GL pp47-48/Reading Mini-Test p82

 

Tuesday 1/10 – BW week 13: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Check GL pp47-48/Reading Mini-Test p82, Recognizing Nouns pp72/94, Silent Reading

 

Wednesday 1/11 – BW week 13: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Harriet Tubman Open-Book Reading Test, Work on Midterm Review

 

Thursday 1/12 – BW week 13: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Read “Earth and Its Nearest Neighbors” tog. and answer questions, Thinking: Cause and Effect, Assign: Practice A-B for Thinking: Cause and Effect

 

Friday 1/13 – BW week 13: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Discuss/Review and Assign: Composition Skills: Main Idea, Topic Sentences and Supporting Details, Comparing and Contrasting

 

Monday 1/16 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 1/17 – Review answers for Composition Skills: Main Idea, Topic Sentences and Supporting Details, Comparing and Contrasting, Discussion: What is an appositive?, Practice with Appositives, Assign: Combining Sentences: Appositives p99

 

Wednesday 1/18 – Check Combining Sentences: Appositives p99, Midterm Review

 

Thursday 1/19 – MIDTERM

 

Friday 1/20 – Read “Far Eastern Adventure” and “Another Kind of Language” tog., then complete activities

 

Monday 1/23 – BW wk 14 Day 1: Cause and Effect / Evaluate Evidence, Turn in Appositives, Finish Packet, Grades, Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 1/24 – BW wk 14 Day 2: Cause and Effect / Evaluate Evidence, Turn in Packet, District Writing Assessment, Silent Reading

 

Wednesday 1/25 – BW wk 14 Day 3: Cause and Effect / Evaluate Evidence, Diagnostic Test, Unit Book – 3-1 Understanding the Big Question: Do pp206-211 tog.

 

Thursday 1/26 – BW wk 14 Day 4: Cause and Effect / Evaluate Evidence, Read “A Trip to Remember” and complete activities, Silent Reading

 

Friday 1/27 – BW wk 14 Day 5: Cause and Effect / Evaluate Evidence, Unit Book – 3-2 Reading Skills: Do pp212-217 tog.

 

Monday 1/30 – BW wk 15 Day 1: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Unit Book – 3-3 Vocabulary Building Strategies: Do pp218-219 tog., Assign: Reinforcement/Extension 3-2 and 3-3

 

Tuesday 1/31 – BW wk 15 Day 2: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Check Reinforcement/Extension 3-2 and 3-3, Unit Book – 3-4 Literary Analysis/Expository Writing: Do pp220-226 tog., Assign: p227 #1-4

 

Wednesday 2/1 – BW wk 15 Day 3: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Go Over p227 #1-4, Do Reinforcement 3-4 tog./Discuss Extension 3-4 as a Class, Unit Book – 3-5Literary Analysis/Persuasive Writing: Do pp228-232 tog., Assign: Reinforcement 3-5 A

 

Thursday 2/2 – BW wk 15 Day 4: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Unit Book – 3-5Literary Analysis/Persuasive Writing: Do pp233-237 tog., Assign: Reinforcement 3-5 B and C

 

Friday 2/3 – BW wk 15 Day 5: Main Idea and Details / Sequence, Check Reinforcement 3-5 A-C, Discuss/Assign Extension 3-5

 

Monday 2/6 – BW wk 16 Day 1: Character and Setting / Theme, Unit Book – Read pp233-236 tog., Assign questions #1-4 p237, Come up with 3 Persuasive Writing Topics

 

Tuesday 2/7 – BW wk 16 Day 2: Character and Setting / Theme, Persuasive Writing (Refer to pp274-278 of Unit Book): Topic Selection/Approval, Discussion of Rubric, Begin Brainstorming (use of a graphic organizer) and then working on Rough Draft

 

Wednesday 2/8 – BW wk 16 Day 3: Character and Setting / Theme, Work on Writing/Revising/Editing

 

Thursday 2/9 – BW wk 16 Day 4: Character and Setting / Theme, Work on Writing/Revising/Editing, Assign: “Rosie the Riveter” excerpt with questions

 

Friday 2/10 – BW wk 16 Day 5: Character and Setting / Theme, Computer Lab 507 to Type

 

Monday 2/13 – BW wk 17 Day 1: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Presentations

 

Tuesday 2/14 – BW wk 17 Day 2: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Finish Presentations

 

Wednesday 2/15 – BW wk 17 Day 3: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Unit Book – p240 (Adjectives, Articles, and Adverbs) tog., Assign: Reinforcement 3-7A, Silent Reading

 

Thursday 2/16 – BW wk 17 Day 4: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Assign: “Elizabeth Blackwell” excerpt with questions

 

Friday 2/17 – BW wk 17 Day 5: Author’s Purpose / Prediction, Check Reinforcement 3-7A, Check “Elizabeth Blackwell” excerpt with questions

 

Monday 2/27 – BW: Read Cell Phones Have Changed Our Lives p160, Unit Book – p241 (Comparative and Superlative forms) tog., Assign: Reinforcement 3-7B

 

Tuesday 2/28 – BW: Unlock the Meanings p162, Check Reinforcement 3-7B, Unit Book – p242 (Modifiers) tog., Assign: Reinforcement 3-7C

 

Wednesday 2/29 – BW: Use Context Clues p163, Unit Book – p243 (Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases) tog., Assign: Assign: Reinforcement 3-7D

 

Thursday 3/1 – BW: Process the Meanings p164, Check Reinforcement 3-7D, Complete and Check Standardized Test Practice pp250-251, Assign: More Practice with Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

 

Friday 3/2 – BW: Apply What You’ve Learned p165 & Check, Mid-Unit Benchmark Test, Silent Reading

 

Monday 3/5 – BW: Daily RWU “The World’s Longest Rivers”;

Monday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,2: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 2,1: Roots aqua and hydra; Complete “Wet and Wonderful”/”The Clock is …Dripping”

Work on Writing – 3,4: Choose a Card, Choose a Prompt, Create and Complete a Graphic Organizer for your Prompt

Meet with Teacher – 4,3: Diagnostic Test #2, Unit Book pp252-253

 

Tuesday 3/6 – BW: Daily RWU “The Wild World of Extreme Weather”;

Tuesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 3,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,3: Roots aqua and hydra; Complete “Wet and Wonderful”/”The Clock is …Dripping”

Work on Writing – 1,2: Choose a Card, Choose a Prompt, Create and Complete a Graphic Organizer for your Prompt

Meet with Teacher – 2,1: Diagnostic Test #2, Unit Book pp252-253

 

Wednesday 3/7 – BW: Daily RWU “Plate Boundaries”; Go Over Mid-Unit Test, Unit Book pp254-257, Assign: Reinforcement 3-10

 

Thursday 3/8 – BW: Daily RWU “Persuasion Ad”;

Thursday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 2,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 3,1: Roots aqua and hydra; Complete “Tanks a Lot!”

Work on Writing – 4,2: Write Rough Draft

Meet with Teacher – 1,3: Go Over Reinforcement 3-10; Adjective Work

 

Friday 3/9 – BW: Daily RWU “How to Build a Shoebox Guitar”;

Friday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,3: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,2: Roots aqua and hydra; Complete “Tanks a Lot!”

Work on Writing – 3,1: Write Rough Draft

Meet with Teacher – 2,4: Go Over Reinforcement 3-10; Adjective Work

 

Monday 3/12 – BW: Daily RWU “Dog Smarts”;

Monday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,2: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 2,1: Multiple Meaning Words (MMW) (angle); depravity, pious, prudence (define, sentence, draw)

Work on Writing – 3,4: Identifying and adding prepositions/prepositional phrases to rough drafts

Meet with Teacher – 4,3: U.B. pp258-260; Assign: R3-11A/B

 

Tuesday 3/13 – BW: Daily RWU “Tulip-mania”;

Tuesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 3,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,3: Multiple Meaning Words (MMW) (angle); depravity, pious, prudence (define, sentence, draw)

Work on Writing – 1,2: Identifying and adding prepositions/prepositional phrases to rough drafts

Meet with Teacher – 2,1: U.B. pp258-260; Assign: R3-11A/B

 

Wednesday 3/14 – BW: Daily RWU “The Sweetest Tree”;

Thursday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,3: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,2: MMW (balance); Roots mob, mot, & move (definitions & sentences)

Work on Writing – 3,1: Identifying and adding adjectives and adverbs to rough drafts

Meet with Teacher – 2,4: Work Time

 

Thursday 3/15 – BW: Daily RWU “Explosion in the Night”; Catch-Up Day

 

Friday 3/16 – BW: Daily RWU “The Flavor Gurus”;

Friday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 2,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 3,1: MMW (balance); Roots mob, mot, & move (definitions & sentences)

Work on Writing – 4,2: Identifying and adding adjectives and adverbs to rough drafts

Meet with Teacher – 1,3: “Alert Albert’s Alarm” – Infer, Main Idea, Fact/Opinion

 

Monday 3/19 – BW: Daily RWU “Masks in Ancient Greek Theatre”; Paragraph Paste-Ups Packet (sequencing)

 

Tuesday 3/20 – BW: Daily RWU “Market Day”;

Tuesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,2: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 2,1: Multiple Meaning Words (MMW) (bowl); recurring, obsession (define, sentence, draw)

Work on Writing – 3,4: Write final copy of Essay (due Friday with Brainstorming/RD attached to it);

Finish Paragraph Paste-Ups

Meet with Teacher – 4,3: U.B. pp261-265

 

Wednesday 3/21 – BW: Daily RWU “Baseball Great Satchel Page”;

Wednesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 3,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,3: Multiple Meaning Words (MMW) (bowl); recurring, obsession (define, sentence, draw)

Work on Writing – 1,2: Write final copy of Essay (due Friday with Brainstorming/RD attached to it);

Finish Paragraph Paste-Ups

Meet with Teacher – 2,1: U.B. pp261-265

 

Thursday 3/22 – BW: Daily RWU “Olmec Heads”; U.B. Discuss p265, Do pp266-267; Check MMW (angle, balance); Do MMW (boot); Finish Rough Drafts; Finish Paragraph Paste-Ups; Silent Reading

 

Friday 3/23 – BW: Daily RWU “Poison Ivy”; Check BW; Check Roots mob, mot, & move; Check Paragraph Paste-Ups; Check MMW (bowl, boot); Turn in Writing Assignment; U.B. pp272-273; Assign: R3-13A/B

 

Monday 3/26 – BW: Daily RWU “The Olympic Games”; Check R3-13A/B; U.B. pp268-271; Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 3/27 – BW: Daily RWU “Youth Sports Online: An Interview with Carlos Perreyra”;

Tuesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 1,3: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 4,2: Margaret Bourke-White (Comprehension/Vocabulary Builder Crossword)

Work on Writing – 3,1: Paragraph Paste-Up (“My Survival Crate” / “River Kayaks”)

Meet with Teacher – 2,4: U.B. Test Practice pp280-283

 

Wednesday 3/28 – BW: Daily RWU “Are Humans the Only Animals with Emotions?”;

Wednesday Group Assignments: Read to Self – 2,4: Silent Reading; Complete Log

Work with Words – 3,1: Margaret Bourke-White (Comprehension/Vocabulary Builder Crossword)

Work on Writing – 4,2: Paragraph Paste-Up (“My Survival Crate” / “River Kayaks”)

Meet with Teacher – 1,3: U.B. Test Practice pp280-283

 

Thursday 3/29 – BW: Daily RWU “Visit Cahokia Mounds”; End of Unit Benchmark Test; Silent Reading

 

Friday 3/30 – BW: Daily RWU “Effie’s Visit to Egypt”; Check BW; Finish Test (if needed) / Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 4/10 – Go over BYR p644 (Do M the C and QW); Media Center for Book Check-Out (Fiction, at least 175 pages); Assign: Vocabulary Activity

 

Wednesday 4/11 – Assign: Paragraph Paste-Up (1)/Complete Paragraph Template (& write paragraph) and WTO p24; Silent Reading

 

Thursday 4/12 – Check Paragraph Paste-Up (1) and WTO p24; Turn in Paragraph Template w/ paragraph; Read “Camp Harmony” pp645-650 and Discuss; Assign: Reading Mini-Test/Short Answer

 

Friday 4/13 – Check Reading Mini-Test/Short Answer; Go over GL p655; Assign: GL pp55-56; Silent Reading

 

Monday 4/16 – Check GL pp55-56; Main Idea/Supporting Details Newspaper Title Sequencing Activity; Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 4/17 – Camp Harmony” Test; Silent Reading

 

Wednesday 4/18 – Check Main Idea/Supporting Details Newspaper Title Sequencing Activity; Read “The Golden Door: A Nation of Immigrants” pp636-642; Assign: Reflecting p643 ?’s 2, 3 and 4

 

Thursday 4/19 – Begin Reader’s Theater “The Red-Headed League” - Introduction of short story and script, students will preview the script, introduction of vocabulary and figurative language, Assign: Robust Vocabulary

 

Friday 4/20 – Check Robust Vocabulary; Continue “The Red-Headed League” - Students read the script independently, Assign: Build Comprehension/Interpreting the Classic; Silent Reading

 

Monday 4/23 – Continue “The Red-Headed League” – Finish Comprehension Activity from Friday, Students read the script in their small groups

 

Tuesday 4/24 – Continue “The Red-Headed League” - Check Build Comprehension/Interpreting the Classic, Students complete “Categories” activity within their groups, Practice script for the last time; Silent Reading

 

Wednesday 4/25 – Finish “The Red-Headed League” - Students will perform the script using fluency and proper character intonation and inflection in front of the class; Assign: Paragraph Sequencing; Silent Reading

 

Thursday 4/26 – Action Magazine: Read play and at least two other articles, discuss and answer questions

 

Friday 4/27 – Grammar: Complete Subjects and Complete Predicates p7; BYR p658: Do QW indep. And then tog. as a class, Review Tone and Writer’s Perspective; Assign: WTO p25, CS & CP p8

 

Monday 4/30 – Turn in WTO p25 & CS/CP p8; Read “The Circuit” pp659-663 tog.; Assign: p666 Reading Check a.-e. and ?’s 2-7

 

Tuesday 5/1 – Cloze Activity: “Caesar Chavez”; Read “The Habit of Movement “ p665; Assign and Check: Reading Mini-Test p100

 

Wednesday 5/2 – Check p666 Reading Check a.-e. and ?’s 2-7; Work on Persuasive Writing Activity p667, ? #2 (minimum of 1 page, single spaced) Rough Draft; Silent Reading

 

Thursday 5/3 – Grammar: Simple & Compound Subjects and Predicates p9; Assign: S/C Subj/Pred p10 and Essay ? for Tomorrow’s Test; Silent Reading

 

Friday 5/4 – (1/2 day) “The Circuit” Reading Test; Silent Reading

 

Monday 5/7 – Check S/C Subj/Pred p10; Peer Revising of Persuasive Essay; Assign: Final Copy due tomorrow

 

Tuesday 5/8 – BYR p44: Do M the C tog, QW ind., Review Context Clues tog. Begin Reading and Discussing “Flowers for Algernon” Part 1 pp45-60

 

Wednesday 5/9 – Finish Reading and Discussing “Flowers for Algernon” Part 1 pp45-60; Assign: Reading Check a.-d. and ?’s 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Thursday 5/10 – Finish Reading Check a.-d. and ?’s 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9; Assign: Vocabulary Activity (10 WTO do definitions/sentences/pictures)

 

Friday 5/11 – Go over Reading Check a.-d. and ?’s 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9; Turn in Vocabulary Activity; Review WTO (via EasiTeach Activity); Assign: WTO p3

 

Monday 5/14 – Check WTO p3; Do Check Test; Review for “Flowers for Algernon” Part 1 Test tomorrow; Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 5/15 – “Flowers for Algernon” Part 1 Test; Silent Reading

 

Wednesday 5/16 – Read “Walt Disney” Selection and complete questions; Assign: Review of Complete and Simple Subjects and Predicates pp86-87

 

Thursday 5/17 – Check yesterday’s work; Read and Discuss “Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 pp63-73; Assign: Reading Mini-Test pp16/18

 

Friday 5/18 – Finish “Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 Do Check Test

 

Monday 5/21 – Check Reading Mini-Test pp16/18; Go over GL p76; Assign: Reading Check p74 a.-e. and ?’s 1-8 and GL pp7-8; Silent Reading

 

Tuesday 5/22 – Go over GL pp7-8; Review for tomorrow’s Test; Assign: “Flowers for Algernon” Vocab/Punctuation Activity

 

Wednesday 5/23 – “Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 Test; Assign: Punctuating Quotations and Dialogue pp149-150; Silent Reading

 

Thursday 5/24 – Do Writing Activity p75: Learning for Life ?#4. Position Wanted

 

Friday 5/25 – (1/2 day) Continue Writing Activity p75: Learning for Life ?#4. Position Wanted (Due Tuesday 5/29)

 

Monday 5/28 – NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday 5/29 – Administer District Writing Assessment; Students receive Final Exam review sheet

 

Wednesday 5/30 – Begin Book Report Projects; Assign: Work on Final Exam review sheet

 

Thursday 5/31 – Continue Book Report Projects; Assign: Work on Final Exam review sheet

 

Friday 6/1 – Finish Book Report Projects; Assign: Work on Final Exam review sheet

 

Monday 6/4 – Present Book Report Projects; Assign: Work on Final Exam review sheet (due tomorrow)

 

Tuesday 6/5 – Review for Final Exam

 

Wednesday 6/6 – Final Exam

 

Thursday 6/7 – “The Diary of Anne Frank” (divide class into 2 groups)

Group 1: Select parts and practice lines from Act 1 Scenes 1-5 pp348-385; Decide on a way to teach the class the 10 WTO

Group 2: Select parts and practice lines from Act 2 Scenes 1-5 pp387-408; Decide on a way to teach the class the 5 WTO

 

Friday 6/8 – Groups teach their classmates their WTO; Begin Reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” based on assigned parts

 

Monday 6/11 – Continue Reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” based on assigned parts

 

Tuesday 6/12 – Finish Reading “The Diary of Anne Frank” based on assigned parts

 

Wednesday 6/13 – NO CLASS------8th Grade Farewell Activity All Day

 

Thursday 6/14 – ( day) Last Day of School; End of Year Reflection