Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 25

Macaroni Comma Challenge

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Mrs. Samuel had the great idea to use macaroni as commas! Commas are an essential part of reading and writing, and this activity helped our students to apply the comma rules in a hands-on way. (And I may or may not have eaten several of the macaroni… )      

Sep 24

Comma Flashcards!

http://quizlet.com/50242743/comma-uses-flash-cards/

Sep 24

NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY!

That’s right, folks! It’s an English teacher’s dream: National Punctuation Day. Take the quiz below to help save humanity…or something like that… 10-QUESTION QUIZ  

Sep 22

English 8: 9/22-26

Monday, September 22 (D1) Figurative languge quiz Conclude Essay Writing “FFA”   Tuesday, September 23 (D2) Commas (Rules & Practice #1-20) Theme mini lesson & activities “FFA” B4 – Conclude Essay Writing   Wednesday, September 24 (D1) Figurative Language quiz Tone & Mood mini lessons & activities (finish theme for 4th block) “FFA”   Thursday, …

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Sep 22

English 8H: 9/22-26

Monday, September 22 (D1) “FFA” Part 1 Quiz SOL Anchor Paper (#4-5) Analysis (D2 only) Write Essay #1 from outline (focus on transitions, vivid verbs, supporting details) HW: Complete essay   Tuesday, September 23 (D2) “FFA” Part 1 Quiz SOL Anchor Paper (#4-5) Analysis (D2 only) Write Essay #1 from outline (focus on transitions, vivid …

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Sep 22

Fun & Helpful Articles

100 Awfully Good Oxymorons - Call me a nerd, but these crack me up! Think about how often we use them and don’t realize their contrast. Enjoy! Top 20 Figures of Speech – A good, concise list of some of the most common figurative language devices.

Sep 16

English 8: 9/15-19

Pre-Reading Slideshare for “Flowers for Algernon”   Monday, September 15  Collect make up work/AR reading Outlining lesson (graphic organizers) LMC Book Fair **(B4 – choose thesis prompt for Friday)   Tuesday, September 16 Figurative language (Warm-up) Complete outline of chosen prompt Begin “FFA” reading and packet HW: Bring money for bookfair   Wednesday, September 17 …

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Sep 15

English 8H: 9/15-19

Pre-Reading Slideshare for “Flowers for Algernon”   Monday, September 15 (D2) 1. Intro Socratic Dialogue formatting 2. Article Discussions (1-2) 3. Intro “Flowers for Algernon” (Maze races, phonetic spelling, 1960s) HW: Begin reading “Flowers for Algernon” in lit text (pg. 33-40; up until Progress Report 9)   Tuesday, September 16 (D1) 1. Outlining in Writing (template, example, …

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Sep 09

English 8: 9/8-12

Monday, September 8 Short Story Unit Test   Tuesday, September 9 TEST CORRECTIONS DUE 1. MAP Testing   Wednesday, September 10 MAP Testing (B4 Goal Setting) AR Reading Intro “Flowers for Algernon” (Maze races, Multiple Intelligence Survey) HW: Read a chapter in your AR book   Thursday, September 11 LMC – AR/Checkout Identify and submit …

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Sep 08

English 8H: 9/8-12

Monday, September 8 (D1) Short story unit test NoRedInk Assignments   Tuesday, September 9 (D2) MAP Testing   Wednesday, September 10 (D1) MAP Testing Articles “Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)” & “Why are we still using electroconvulsive therapy”? (BBC) & Assignments HW: Be prepared to be an “expert” on your portion of the article(s) for next class.  …

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