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2 nd Six Weeks October 7 – November 15, 2013. Journal/Warm Up Time: Reflect in your journal about your 1 st Six Weeks of 8 th grade. Include your thoughts.

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1 2 nd Six Weeks October 7 – November 15, 2013

2 Journal/Warm Up Time: Reflect in your journal about your 1 st Six Weeks of 8 th grade. Include your thoughts about grades, lessons learned, friends, etc. If you were able to change anything, what would it be and why? Class Time: 1. New Six Weeks: passes, seats, calendars, etc 2. Read “At First Sight” in Reality Central, pages Personal Narrative PaperRemember: You will turn in all 5 Mini-Writes this Friday for a major grade.

3  Bias –noun …prefer one group/thing over another  Confirm – verb…to agree with it or demonstrate that it is true  Factual – adjective…true or real  Objective – adjective…when you separate your feelings about something from the facts  Process – noun…set of steps you follow

4 Journal/Warm Up Time: Copy these words in your journal: Class Time: 1. “Leveling the Playing Field” 2. MiniWrite #2 - Persuasive 3. P. – prewrite 4. O. – Organize 5. W. – Write a rough draftRemember: You will turn in all 5 Mini-Writes this Friday for a major grade. 1.Linear Plot 2.Sub plot 3.Conflict 4.Resolution 5.Rising actions, climax 6.Exposition 7.Denouement 8.Central character 9.Theme 10.Point of view 11.Limited point of view 12.Omniscient 13.Subjective 14.Objective 15.Protagonist 16.Antagonist 17.Syntax 18.Etymology 19.generalizations

5  Bias –noun …prefer one group/thing over another every time  Inform – verb…give a person knowledge of it  Opinion – verb… the way you think or feel about something, may or may not be based on facts  Oppose – verb…take a position against something  Persuade – verb… convince someone to think or act a certain way

6 Journal/Warm Up Time: finish and turn in M.W. #2 Class Time: 1. “Privacy vs Safety” (56-59) 2. MiniWrite #3- Analytical Debate 3. P. – prewrite 4. O. – Organize 5. W. – Write a rough draft 6. Turn in by end of period.Remember: You will turn in all 5 Mini-Writes this Friday for a major grade.

7  Argument – noun, a reason or set of reasons for or against a point of view  Influence – noun, the effect that something has on a person or thing  Irritate - verb, you annoy or anger the person  Negotiate – verb, try to reach an agreement through discussion and compromise  Stalemate – noun, a situation in which no further action can occur

8 Journal/Warm Up Time:  turn in M.W. #3  Copy vocabulary words Class Time: 1. “Debating the Ratings” (20-23) 2. MiniWrite #4 Opinion Piece 3. P. – prewrite 4. O. – Organize 5. W. – Write a rough draft 6. Turn in by end of period.Remember:  You will turn in all 5 Mini-Writes this Friday for a major grade.  Substitute tomorrow – I will be on school business

9  Control – verb, you guide or rule it  Illogical – adjective, something that goes against what is reasonable or expected  Observation – noun, something you witness or a comment you make about what you have seen  Opinion – verb, the way you think or feel about something, which may or may not be based on fact  Theory – noun, a central idea on which you base an argument

10 Journal/Warm Up Time:  Read Priscilla and the Wimp  Answer the questions, turn in Class Time: 1. MiniWrite #5 Imaginative Piece 2. P. – prewrite 3. O. – Organize 4. W. – Write a rough draft 5. Turn in by end of period.Remember:  You will turn in all 5 Mini-Writes this Friday for a major grade.  Substitute today – I am on school business

11 Journal/Warm Up Time:  Read Priscilla and the Wimp  Answer the questions, turn in Class Time: 1. Finish MiniWrite #5 Imaginative Piece 2. P. – Prewrite 3. O. – Organize 4. W. – Write a rough draft 5. Turn in by end of period.Remember:  You earn a major writing process grade on all 5 MiniWrites  Computer Lab 223 tomorrow

12 Computer Lab Wednesday: Type a revised draft of your favorite MiniWrite. 2. Save on your student drive 3. Drop a copy in my drop box 4. I will print a revised copy 5. iStation Thursday: Ask a friend to proofread and help you edit, elaborate, and evaluate your paper. 2. Fix (E.R.) your paper. 3. Save on your student drive 4. Drop a copy in my drop box 5. Learning.com Friday: iStation 2. Learning.com

13 Journal: What did you do this weekend? Class: 1. MiniWrite Editing & Revising 2. Vocabulary Review sheet Remember: 1. Substitute on Tuesday 2. Vocabulary Test on Thursday 3. Computer Lab 230 Friday for Final Drafts 4. Return Parent Consent form for “Do The Write Thing” papers.

14 Journal: Substitute – no journal (I am scoring 7 th grade benchmarks) Pass out the Student and Parent Consent Forms and explain that we will begin this next week for our next writing task. All students need to return this form by Friday. They should be signed by both student and parent. If a parent does not want their paper entered in the competition, they must sign and write a note explaining that they do not want their child’s paper entered. They will still write it, but it won’t be sent in. Class: 1. Using your English notes, define and study the words on the Words to Know for the TEST. 2. This will be due on the day you take the test, completed. Remember: 1. Substitute on Tuesday 2. Major Vocabulary Test on Thursday 3. Computer Lab 230 Friday for Final Drafts 4. Return Parent Consent form for “Do The Write Thing” papers.

15 Journal Time: Free-write – Write about anything you want. Class: 1. Turn in “Do the Write Thing” permission slip 2. Using your English notes, define and study the words on the Words to Know for the TEST. 3. This will be due on the day you take the test, completed. Remember: 1. Major Vocabulary Test on Tomorrow!!! 2. Computer Lab 230 Friday for Final Drafts 3. Return Parent Consent form for “Do The Write Thing” papers.

16 Journal Time: STUDY FOR TEST Class: 1. Literary Terms and Vocabulary TEST Remember: 1. Computer Lab 230 Friday TOMORROW 2. Return Parent Consent form for “Do The Write Thing” papers.

17 Journal Time: What is violence? Give some examples. Class: 1. Spelling Bee Qualifier 2. Do The Write Thing Remember: 1. Return Parent Consent form for “Do The Write Thing” papers. overview.htm#

18 Journal Time: Pick up your test booklet Turn in your signed progress report Class: 1. District Reading Benchmark 2. D.E.A.R. time Remember: 1. Test taking strategies overview.htm#

19 1. Underline and highlight important details 2. Summarize each paragraph 3. Read the story article 2 times 4. Look at the questions before you read the story 5. Use the Context clues 6. Double check 7. Use the dictionary

20 Journal Time: 1. Read through the scholastic book order form, If you HAD to buy one, which one would you choose and why? 2. Get out about 2 pieces of paper and put your name, date, and period on top right hand corner Class: 1. Do The Write Thing 2. P.O.W. Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. To bring in your signed class progress report that you received last Friday or this Monday. overview.htm# bullied-to-bravery-one-girls-story/ /

21  When you hear the word violence, what thoughts or memories do you have?  What are some signs of bullying? Can bullying be a prelude to violence? Can anything be done to reduce bullying?  Can bystanders be the key to controlling some types of bullying? How can bystanders safely intervene?  Do you think the media promotes violence? How does the amount of violence portrayed in movies, music, books, television, newspapers, videogames, and Internet sites affect you?  Are today’s young people being desensitized about violence due to the amount of violence they are exposed to on a daily basis?  Do teen celebrity role models influence today’s youth to dress provocatively, diet to be thin, drink underage and make poor decisions? Are they sending the wrong message to their fans?  Are reality shows teaching us that it is ok to be rude and uncaring to others?

22 Journal Time: 1. Pick up the fundraiser envelope and put your name on it Class: 1. Fundraiser Info 2. D.E.A.R. time 3. Make up Work 4. Begin rough draft of DTWT Remember: 1. Fill our address booklet for a prize 2. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 3. To bring in your signed class progress report that you received last Friday or this Monday. Bullying and violence in schools Teen Violence Documentary History Day 2011 Documentary - Columbine High School Massacre An Anthropological Perspective: Teen Violence Infor wars article america/ From bullied to bravery bullied-to-bravery-one-girls-story/ / Teen killer social media Video game violencehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH4TxiimpJo

23 Warm Up: 1. Read the feature news story “11 Examples of the Escalating Crime and Violence that are Plaguing Communities Across America”. 2. Summarize the article, list the 11 examples of Crime and Violence Class: 1. Types of Violence 1. School violence 2. Community 3. City 4. State, Country, World 2. Do The Write Thing essay or poem 3. P.O.W. Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. Return your signed class progress report Expository Text features/

24 Warm Up: 1. Substitute Class: 1. Write your Do The Write Thing essay or poem 2. P.O.W. Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. Return your signed class progress report Expository Text features/

25 Warm Up: 1. Meet in Computer Lab 223 Class: 1. Type your Do The Write Thing essay or poem 2. Edit, proofread, save a copy in your student drive and my drop box Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. Return your signed class progress report Expository Text features/

26 Warm Up: 1. Substitute – I am on school business Class: 1. District Writing Benchmark 2. Do the P.O.W. today Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. Return your signed class progress report Expository Text features/

27 Warm Up: 1. Substitute – I am on school business Class: 1. Finish District Writing Benchmark 2. Do the E.R. today 3. Do the multiple choice section Remember: 1. To bring in your consent form, even if you do not want to enter the contest 2. Return your signed class progress report Expository Text features/


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