Friday, April 28, 2017

Last day of April!



Obj:  Students will build vocabulary in order to increase reading comprehension of article, "Sexting in Middle Schools"


  1. Vocabulary GO (In GC)--work in groups of 3
  2. DEAR
  3. Skim article with partner, highlight words with --tion or -tive endings, other words that have different verb, noun, adjective, adverb forms (just like we did yesterday)
  4. Add at least 3 word forms to chart--(We'll do this on Monday)
  5. Brain break
  6. Friday Fun for those who did homework

Thursday, April 27, 2017

social media pros and cons



Obj:  students can justify argument by citing pros and cons based on textual evidence
Lang: nouns, verbs, adjectives -tion and -ive suffixes


  1. Warm up:  Read through introduction of article (In GC)--highlight words that have -tion and -ive endings.  
  2. Mini-lesson: Add vocabulary to our chart of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs
  3. brain break
  4. Social media Pros and Cons note-catcher (in GC)--use 3 words from the chart in your notes
Homework:
Write 10 sentences about the use of social media/instant communication technology using words from our chart


Beginning English:

Put words from list into the Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives table  (look in GC)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Second quiz

Obj: Students can use knowledge of parts of speech to clarify their reading and writing

  1. Students who have not already taken the Google Forms (it's linked in GC) quiz should do so
  2. DEAR 15 minutes
  3. Adjectives, Nouns, Verbs, mini-lesson and practice

Tuesday--April 25
Obj:  Students can discuss key points of the article (click here) while using evidence to support their opinions.  
Language:  Students can reference the article with the phrase, "According to the Newsela article. . ."
  1. Reread the article at the level you feel comfortable 
  2. Make sure that you have highlighted evidence of your opinion
  3. Class discussion (this is a practice grade for Speaking)


Monday, April 24, 2017

Newsela article



Obj:  students can identify key ideas and research presented in the article.


  • DEAR
  • Brain Break
  • Read article twice (once at the level I assigned to you, again at a higher level)
  • Take the quiz and raise your hands so I can record your score
  • Class discussion of key points

Thursday, April 20, 2017

modal verbs

Per 3           8th graders:

Objective:  students can appropriately refer to evidence in the writing/ students can summarize and identify relevant evidence


  • Students answer the University of Nebraska study question in GC
  • Minilesson on referring to evidence within a larger piece of student writing (you must tell the reader what the evidence is and who is the author/maker of the evidence)
Write this sentence stem 3 times, finish it with three different arguments that Belkin makes:
In the article, "In Defense of Texting", Lisa Belkin argues that. . .


  • In GC go to the assignment called Graphic Organizer for In Defense of Texting--it says it was due April 19.  For you 8th graders, it is due April 21.  Only do the first two columns.  In the first column state in your own words one of the arguments that Belkins makes about texting.  In the second column give a quotation from the text that supports her argument.  Make sure that you highlight the quotation in your copy of her article (also in GC/April 19)

Periods 4 and 6
obj:  Students can identify and summarize relevant evidence

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

catching up




Per 3: Obj:


Homework:  fill out at least 5 more rows of your IDT GO


Per 4 and 6

Homework:  fill out at least 5 more rows of your IDT GO

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    "In Defense" graphic organizer


    Obj:  students can identify pros and cons of texting according to the article by Lisa Belkin


    1. Review C&E reading assessment--discuss grades and review the C&E GO
    2. Brain break
    3. Class discussion of pros and cons of texting according to Lisa Belkin
    4. Students fill in graphic organizer on GC

    Beginning English