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1 September 1September 2September 3September 4September 5 Go over expectations and class overview Who am I What Reader’s Workshop Looks Like Mini Lesson in 3-Ring Binder 3-Ring Binder needed by Thursday Read at home for minutes Organize 3-Ring Binder (Book Mini Lessons, Reading Log/Abandoned Log, Reader’s Thoughts, Miscellaneous) Tour of Classroom Five Finger Rule—take notes Book Pass to get familiar with 5-Finger Rule Pass out lexiles during book passes (on Friday) Letter from last year Read at home for minutes Explain leveling system in room GRL vs. Lexile What is your GRL? Thinking/Talking about Reading—not ruining the book! Reading History Packet—do in class Check out IPADS/LABS Read at home for minutes September 8September 9September 10September 11September 12 Work on Reading History Packet How to buzz and abandon books Filling out your book log effectively Go over genre list Choose a book and start reading/finish reading history Checking out books process What does active reading look like? Building Stamina Challenge w/Disaster Packet Letter Modeling—how to start Why did you choose your book? Proofreading your Journal Response— guidelines for why we do this Building Stamina Day #2 Disaster Packet? Letter Modeling— paragraph #2: Exposition Using Stick-it notes effectively Predicting what will happen next Letter Modeling— paragraph #3: predicting using textual evidence Building Stamina Day 3 w/Disaster Packets Finalizing Letter #1 Model what final letter looks like Building Stamina Day #4 What should your reading log look like? Introduce Conferencing Ground Rules Demonstrate Conferencing w/student Check out books at library! NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY NO SCHOOL FOR EIGHTH GRADE Graphic Organizers to be done on extended days

2 September 15September 16September 17September 18September 19 Group Brain Dump Reader’s Workshop Making Meaning Day #3 Stick Figure Diagram due Wednesday Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Brain Dump Making Meaning Day #4 Stick Figure Diagram due Wednesday Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making Meaning Day #5 MAP TESTING 4 th and 6 th HOURS! 1 st /3 rd in library Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making Meaning Day #5 MAP TESTING 1 st and 3 rd HOURS! 4 th /6 th in computer lab Letter #2: How does respect play a role in this classroom vs. others?Complaints/Concerns What is your reading goal for this year? What is your prediction for your current novel? Why? Finish Making Meaning #6 September 22September 23September 24September 25September 26 Making Meaning Week #3- Day 1 Non-Fiction Terms Non-Fiction book dissection Making Meaning Week #3- Day 2 Partner non- fiction inferencing worksheet due WEDNESDAY Connecting to Text notes in class Making Meaning #3- Day 3 Dissecting non- fiction textbooks in class Saving the Poles Worksheet— highlight and connect due FRIDAY Making Meaning #3- Day 4 Volcano Chasers— read and connect in class Discuss together Start letter #2— due MONDAY Letter #2: What text-to-self connections can you make with your current novel Finish letter in class Reader’s Workshop for remainder of class Graphic Organizers to be done on extended days

3 September 29September 30October 1October 2October 3 Making meaning Week #3- Day 1 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making meaning Week #3- Day 2 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making meaning Week #3- Day 3 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making meaning Week #3- Day 4 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Free Reading Time & Library End of Shark Week October 6October 7October 8October 9October 10 Making Meaning- Unit 2- Week 2- Day 1 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Making Meaning- Unit 2- Week 2- Day 2 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Think Marks due Wednesday Making Meaning- Unit 2- Week 2- Day 3 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Think Marks due Today Making Meaning- Unit 2- Week 2- Day 4 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Non-Fiction Article in class— read together Anaconda due FRI Letter #3: What prior knowledge was helpful to you in understanding your text? Why? Reader’s workshop for remainder Graphic Organizers to be done on extended days

4 October 13October 14October 15October 17October 18 Read Works Article due Tuesday w/questions Reader’s Workshop in class Extended Reading Time Library Book Fair Peer Critique for Letter #3 October 21October 22October 23October 24October 25 Begin Class Novel Unit- Tangerine Pgs in class Reader’s Workshop & conferencing Catapult Worksheet due Wednesday Tangerine- pgs Reader’s Workshop & conferencing Catapult Worksheet due Wednesday Memory Moment Worksheet due Thursday Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & conferencing Memory Moment Worksheet due Thursday Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & conferencing Eric Fisher Football Dream & Paul’s Lake Windsor Chart Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Update Venn Diagram and Multiple Plot Chart Packet NO SCHOOL Teacher Assc. Days Conferences NO SCHOOL Conferences Graphic Organizers to be done on extended days

5 October 27October 28October 29October 30October 31 Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Fill in four-prong chart in class while reading Tough Question Wksht. Due Wed Read at home for minutes Tangerine- Start Part II through pg. 112 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Take Quiz #1 in class w/partner Tough Question Notes & Worksheet due Wednesday Read at home minutes Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Take Quiz #1 in class w/partner Stick Figure Drawing and Character Chart Read at home minutes Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Stick Figure Drawing and Character Chart Read at home for minutes Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Letter #4 due Monday Read at home for minutes November 3November 4November 5November 6November 7 Tangerine- read through pg. 155 Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Again & Again Worksheet due Wednesday at end of class EXPLORE TESTING Again & Again Worksheet due Wednesday at end of class Read through Part II in Tangerine Blue School Comparison Worksheet due by Monday Get through Part II in Tangerine by today Blue School Comparison Worksheet due Monday NO SCHOOL Workshop Day 8 th Grade English- Kreuser

6 November 10 Review Tangerine— read and review previous parts Work on blue t-chart November 11 Read Part 3 Contrast & Contradiction Worksheet due Wednesday November 12 Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Magic Square w/partner November 13 Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Words of the Wiser Worksheet due Friday November 14 Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing November 18November 19November 20November 21November 22 8 th Grade English EAGLE BLUFF WEEK—all assignments will be in class All Tangerine Worksheets (Yellow & Green) along with the rest of the novel is due by Wednesday, Nov. 27 th

7 November 24November 25November 26November 27November 28 Tangerine pgs Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing Update Plot Chart, Venn Diagrams, and T- Charts—due Friday Tangerine Pgs. 280-Finish Reader’s Workshop & Conferencing All worksheets & packets due WEDNESDAY Work on Yellow and Green Worksheets— due at end of hour Free Reading Time December 1December 2December 3December 4December 5 Aha Moment Notes and Worksheet due Wednesday Begin Unit 4 in Making Meaning today Read “When I was Your Age” Cause-Effect-Infer Worksheet due Friday Read at home minutes Aha Moment Notes and Worksheet due Wednesday Begin Unit 4 in Making Meaning today Re-Read “When I was Your Age” Cause-Effect-Infer Worksheet due Friday Read at home minutes Collect Aha Moment Worksheet Cause-Effect-Infer Worksheet due Friday Read at home minutes Signpost Check with “When I was Your Age” Revise and reflect on Reader’s Response #6 Start Letter #5 in class Cause-Effect-Infer Worksheet due Friday Read at home minutes Revise and reflect on Reader’s Response #6 Collect Cause-Effect- Infer Worksheet Finish letter in class— due Monday Read at home minutes over weekend 8 th Grade English ~ Kreuser NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

8 December 8December 9December 10December 11December 12 Read “The Composition” together Poetry Brain Warm-up Complete Cause-Effect Poem Worksheet “Hoods” due Wednesday Read for minutes at home Complete Cause- Effect Poem Worksheet “Hoods” due Wednesday Read for minutes at home Re-read “The Composition” focus on inferring and cause-effect Read “Cats in Krasinki Square”—stop and infer while reading Far Side Cartoon Inference Activity— Reader’s Response #8 Read for minutes at home Children’s Book Pass—read and finish worksheet by Friday Reader’s Response #8 in class Read for minutes at home Book Pass in Library— figuring out the perfect book for you Read for minutes at home over the weekend December 15December 16December 17December 18December 19 Introduce Global Warming-Article #1 Re-teach expository and cause and effect Far Side Inferences during Skinny Period Read for minutes at home Global Warming Articles 2 & 3 Re-teach expository and cause and effect Far Side Inferences during Skinny Period Read for minutes at home Global Warming Cause & Effect Peer Critique of Letter #5 during Skinny Period Read for minutes Global Warming Video—Compare and Contrast with articles from this week— collect at end of period Peer Critique of Letter #5 during Skinny Period Read for minutes at home Write Letter #6—due Tuesday before you leave 8 th Grade English ~ Kyle Kreuser

9 December 22December 23December 24December 25December 26 Read “The Wreck of the Hesperus”—due Tuesday Poetry Pre-Test in class Mother to Son Parody due Tuesday Poetry Pre-Test in class December 29December 30December 31January 1January 2 NO SCHOOL Holiday Break NO SCHOOL Holiday Break 8 th Grade English ~ Kyle Kreuser

10 January 5January 6January 7January 8January 9 Lost Boys of Sudan- Read excerpt together Discuss and dissect— author’s purpose worksheet due Wednesday Read for minutes at home MAP TESTING—Hrs. 1-3 Watch “Lost Boys of Sudan” Youtube clip Discuss how life is different for them…compare and contrast previous life Watch is the purpose of the video? Read for minutes at home MAP TESTING—Hrs. 4-6 Read “GMO Foods” Discuss and dissect author’s purpose worksheet—due Wednesday Read for minutes at home Discuss and dissect GMO foods article— answer essay question on backside of packet due Thursday Read for minutes at home Author’s Purpose Worksheet with GMO Foods due today at end of class Read for minutes at home January 12January 13January 14January 15January 16 Read “New Food: Smart of Weird” in class Double Entry Journal due Wednesday Read for min. at home Re-read and dissect article for yesterday Double Entry Journal due Wednesday Read at home for min. Read “Should Naturalized Citizens be President” in class Discuss and dissect—class debate Written response— R.R. #12 due Thursday Read at home minutes Read the “YES” version together of naturalized citizens Discuss and dissect— class debate Written Response— R.R. #12 due Thursday Read at home minutes Read Works Article due Tuesday Read at home minutes 8 th Grade English- Kreuser

11 January 19January 20January 21January 22January 23 Go over ReadWorks Article in class—discuss in small groups Ancient Egypt-Day 1 Cyclops Packet due Thursday Read at home for minutes Ancient Egypt read—Day 2 and discuss Cyclops Packet due Thursday Read at home for minutes Collect Cyclops Packet Ancient Egypt—Day 3 wrap up Frankenstein Packet due Monday Read at home for minutes January 26January 27January 28January 29January 30 Collect Frankenstein Mr. Wheeler—Explore Text Results Read at home for minutes Career Project begins next Monday—pick career Doctors Packet due Wednesday Read at home for minutes Career Project begins next Monday—pick career Read “Spider Man Behind Spider Man” together Doctors Packet due today Read at home minutes Choose Career by Monday Frankenstein Packet due Monday Read “Robo Legs” and “Eureka-Scientific Twist of Fate” Read at home minutes Choose Career by Monday Read “Volcano Chaser” in class together Frankenstein Packet due Monday Read at home minutes Choose Career by Monday NO SCHOOL Conferences 8 th Grade English-Kreuser NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day

12 February 2February 3February 4February 5February 6 Go through Career Project details—answer questions Outline, Works Cited Page, Letter, and Worksheet due Monday Free Reading Time Read at home for minutes Paragraph #1 at the end of class—skinny period In library doing research Project due Monday Read at home minutes Paragraph #1 at the end of class—skinny period In class doing research Project due Monday Read at home minutes Paragraph #2 at end of class—skinny period OPEN DAY—research with ebooks or online Project due Monday Write Paragraph #2 during skinny period Read at home minutes OPEN DAY—research, write outline, work on worksheet, finish last paragraph Read at home minutes DUE MONDAY— outline, letter, works cited, worksheet February 9February 10February 11February 12February 13 Collect all Career Project materials Unit 6-Day 1 Read Nellie Bly and discuss Graphic Organizer due Wednesday with story Read at home for minutes Finish up “Nellie Bly” Work on Graphic Organizer—due Friday Read at home minutes Practice MCA Day Graphic Organizer due Friday Read and highlight: “Nelly Bly” Graphic Organizer due Friday Read at home minutes Up Inferencing Activity Finish Graphic Organizer in class Read for minutes at home 8 th Grade English Kreuser

13 February 16February 17 February 18February 19 February 20 Immigrant Kids- introduce Immigrant Kids- Re-teach Inferencing with Immigrant Kids—Picture Book What do we do with immigrant children—you decide? /search?q=immigrant+kids&q pvt=Immigrant+Kids#view=de tail&mid=1FB139B6EC0C7FFC 1D6A1FB139B6EC0C7FFC1D6 A /search?q=immigrant+kids&q pvt=Immigrant+Kids#view=de tail&mid=0917F94E5741C D0917F94E5741C D February 23February 24February 25February 26February 27 Read “Growing Up in Coal Country” Finding Main Idea— Supporting Details Mini-Lesson—R.R. #13 due Thursday Read for minutes at home Read “Growing Up in Coal Country” Sticky Notes due Monday Read “Satchel Paige”— 1 st part Sticky Notes due Monday Read “Satchel Paige”— 2 nd part Sticky Notes due Monday Satchel Paige summaries due Tuesday Sticky Notes due Monday NO SCHOOL President’s Day 8 th Grade English ~ Kreuser

14 March 2March 3March 4March 5March 6 Satchel Paige Summary due Tuesday Medusa Packet due Thursday Read at home for minutes Read “Mina Hubbard” in class Medusa Packet due Thursday Read at home for minutes REALITY CHECK WORKSHEET! Re-read “Mina Hubbard” in class Somebody, Wanted, But, So Worksheet worksheet due Thursday Medusa Packet due Thursday Work on Somebody, Wanted, but, so worksheet Turn in Medusa Free reading time March 9March 10March 11March 12March 13 Read “Song of Hiawatha”— Packet due Tuesday (review visualize) Somebody, Wanted, but, So chart due Friday Read at home minutes Introduce symbolism/ theme through children’s literature Identify symbolism/theme in story and attach to packet—collect at end of hour Somebody, Wanted, But, So Chart due Friday Read for minutes at home Unit 7-Week 1—Day 1- introduce “The Weapon”—read through and take notes Take notes on Synthesizing Somebody, Wanted, but, so chart due Friday Unit 7- Write a two paragraph summary of “The Weapon” using notes Teaching highlighting of repetitious words— summarizing skill Ballad Summary for “Boots of Spanish Leather” due at end of class period Somebody, Wanted, but, so chart due Friday Unit 7-Write a one paragraph critique of “The Weapon”—2 nd paragraph of their writing Ballad Summary for “Boots of Spanish Leather” due at end of class period Somebody, Wanted, But, So chart collected at end of class period 8 th Grade English ~ Kreuser Early Release—1/2 day—Staff Development NO SCHOOL WORKSHOP DAY

15 March 16March 17March 18March 19March 20 March 23March 24March 25March 26March 27 Unit 7, Week 2, Day 1— Read “Cover-Up in Texas” together Explain traits of mystery stories—formulate an opinion of this story knowing this Ode to Family Photographs Worksheet due Wednesday Read at home for minutes Unit 7, Week 2, Day 2– Re- read “Cover-Up in Texas” together as a class Form opinions based on textual evidence and hand in print out with opinions. Ode to Family Photos Wksht due Wednesday Read at home for min. Unit 7, Week 3, Day 1 and 2– Read “Parents Protest Cell Phone Ban in Schools” together Talk about points of view and pro vs. con—identifying/highlighting both sides Students formulate their own opinion based on textual evidence—R.R. #21 Paul Revere’s Ride Packet due Friday Read at home for min Unit 7, Week 3, Day 3– Read “Too Young to Work” Determine point of view of author—highlight supporting evidence that proves the author’s statement Determine the other point of view w/out provided evidence– exit ticket Paul Revere’s Ride Packet due Friday Read at home for minutes Correct Paul Revere’s Ride together in class Watch the actual video— compare and contrast differences Unit 7, Week 3, Day 4—Re- read—students choose topic to re-read(Cell Phone or Work) Letter due Monday MCA Testing on Monday 8 th Grade English- Kreuser NO SCHOOL Spring Break Reality Check today— worksheet turned into allied arts teacher

16 March 30April 31April 1April 2April 3 Tell-Tale Heart Intro- Poe Video Mood/Tone/Genre Mini Lesson Sonnet Packet due Wednesday Tell-Tale Heart— Read together Mood/Tone/Genre Mini Lesson Sonnet Packet due Wednesday Collect Poetry Watch movie version of T.T.H. Compare and Contrast video to story April 6April 7April 8April 9April 10 Tell-Tale Heart Intro- Poe Video Mood/Tone/Genre Mini Lesson Sonnet Packet due Wednesday Tell-Tale Heart— Read together Mood/Tone/Genre Mini Lesson Sonnet Packet due Wednesday Collect Poetry Watch movie version of T.T.H. Compare and Contrast video to story in R.R. Mood/Tone Review Monkey’s Paw-Read together Poetry Packet together due Monday Find examples of different modes/tones (5 sticky notes) due Monday Mood/Tone Review Monkey’s Paw-Read together Poetry Packet together due Monday Find examples of different modes/tones (5 sticky notes) 8 th Grade English- Kreuser MCA TESTING THIS WEEK- Periods 1-3 NO SCHOOL Good Friday NO SCHOOL District Staff Development MCA TESTING THIS WEEK- Periods 4-6

17 April 13April 14April 15April 16April 17 April 21April 22April 23April 24April 25 8 th Grade English-Kreuser

18 April 28April 29April 30May 1May 2 Characterizatio n Reader’s Response Free Read Time Novel & RC due Friday MAP TESTING TODAY Plot Diagram Review w/novel Take final test (D.C. Kids ONLY) Free Read Time Novel & RC due Friday Somebody, Wanted, But, So w/partner… Free Read Time Novel and RC due Friday RC Due Today Take final novel test Free Read/Testing Time May 5May 6May 7May 8May 9 Introduce Harris Burdick Assignment—do in class Check out Anne Frank Novel D.C. Kids take test in class Who was “Anne Frank”—what do we know Watch short video on her— outline due at end of the hour Read “The Wave” in class w/sub Swing Kids in class Worksheet due Wednesday Swing Kids in class Worksheet due Wednesday 8 th Grade English-Kreuser

19 May 12May 13May 14May 15May 16 Introduce Anne Frank Project— due 5/27 Work time in class Finish Swing Kids— worksheet due tomorrow Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Work time with Anne Frank Project Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Anne Frank Webquest in class—due Friday Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Work time with Anne Frank Project Anne Frank Project due 5/27 May 19May 20May 21May 22May 23 Watch “If you Cried you Died” Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Work Time with Anne Frank Project Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Watch “Life is Beautiful” Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Watch “Life is Beautiful” Anne Frank Project due 5/27 Finish “Life is Beautiful” Anne Frank Project due 5/27 8 th Grade English ~ Kreuser

20 May 26May 27May 28May 29May 30 Turn in Anne Frank Project Watch “Who Turned in the Franks” Students write their critique in class Introduce “12 Angry Men” Start Screenplay in class Pick roles and begin—packet due June 3 Continue reading “12 Angry Men” Packet due 6/3 Finish Reading “12 Angry Men” Packet due 6/3 June 2June 3June 4June 5June 6 Watch “12 Angry Men” in class Packet due 6/3 Finish watching “12 Angry Men” Collect Packet Letter to Incoming 8 th graders Pass back materials Valley Fair Trip NO SCHOOL Memorial Day 8 th Grade English ~ Kreuser NO SCHOOL


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