Presentation on theme: "Mrs. Ernst’s 8 th Grade English Class A-2 Welcome to the 2013-2014 Paul Revere School Year."— Presentation transcript:
Mrs. Ernst’s 8 th Grade English Class A-2 Welcome to the Paul Revere School Year
California Standard Units *Narrative -Fall *Expository/Research -Winter *Response to Literature -Winter/Spring *Argument/Persuasion -Spring Unit Work Journals (daily) SAT (every other week) - words,flashcards,quizzes Novels -packet work, essay papers Poet of the Month -biography, poem, write poem, present Grammar reinforcement Argument Articles/Research Ipad Implementation
Narrative (all classes) Novel: The House on Mango Street By Sandra Cisneros Packet work (standards based) Narrative Papers: “Me” narrative, “A Time in My Life” narrative, and “Mango Chapter” narrative Poetry (Poet of the Month, and integrated into packets)
Expository/Research 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th and 6 th period Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee -Packets (standards based) -Research Paper -The Great Depression -Jim Crow Laws -Poetry (Poet of the Month / integrated into packets) 1 st and 5 th period Novel: That Was Then This is Now or The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton -Packets (standards based) -Research Paper -Gang Violence -The Vietnam War -Poetry (Poet of the Month / integrated into packets)
Response to Literature 2 nd, 3 rd, 4 th and 6 th period Novel: A Separate Peace By John Knowles -Packets (standards based) -Conflict Essay Paper -Poetry (Poet of the Month/ integrated into packets) 1 st and 5 th period Novel: The Giver by Lois Lowry or The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain -Packets (standards based) -Conflict Essay Paper -Poetry (Poet of the Month/ integrated into packets)
Argument/Persuasion 2 nd,3 rd, 4 th and 6 th period Novel: Hamlet By William Shakespeare -Packet work (standards based) -Argument Paper on Nobility *Is Hamlet noble? -Poetry (Poet of the Month) -Soliloquy 1 st and 5 th period Novel: Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson -Packet work (standards based) -Argument Paper on Nobility *Is Melinda noble? -Poetry (Poet of the Month)
Integrated Unit Book Groups 2 nd,3 rd 4 th, and 6 th period continued… *Spring Book Groups integrates Response to Literature and Argument/Persuasion Units. Novel Choices: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens That Was Then This is Now by S.E. Hinton The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls Make Lemonade by Virginia Wolff The Lord of the Flies by William Golding Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Lyddie by Katherine Patterson The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Packet work, discussion and presentation in groups
Last Week of School….. (all classes) Novel: The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupery *We read The Little Prince the last week of school because it’s a wonderful book to send the students off to high school with!
Extras Portfolios -Student work is kept in a portfolio in class. Discipline -Happy Face /Sad Face -Naughty Board (calls home/texts home/referrals)
Ernst Information -Teacher Pages – Ernst- *Homework Link: Jupiter Grades * SAT Practice Link (5 points extra credit for each completed activity) Ernst CLUBS *Because I’ll be on maternity leave I will not be sponsoring Poetry Club or Stand for the Silent this year, but will continue again next year.
Ernst's Teacher Pages Website
Jupiter Grades Calendar
S.A.T. Extra Credit Webpage found on Ernst’s Teacher Pages