# Ms. Sampley

**Week of May 2, 2022**

ELA: "The Weird Ones" series, grammar

Math: basic skills practice, convert fractions to decimals, volume

**Week of April 25, 2022**

ELA: "The Weird Ones" ReadWorks series (after TNReady testing is complete)

8th Math: TNReady testing; math games and basic skills practice (after TNReady testing is complete)

**Week of April 18, 2022**

ELA: TNReady Testing, parts of speech (end of week)

8th Math: TNReady review

**Week of April 11, 2022**

ELA: context clues, figurative language, editing

8th Math: volume, review of skills

**Week of April 4, 2022**

ELA: central idea, "Noticing Mistakes Boosts Learning," writing task, spelling practice, punctuation unit

8th Math: Pythagorean Theorem (use the converse, apply to problems, find distance in the coordinate plane)

**Week of March 28, 2022**

ELA: Central/main idea, "Coding--It's All Around Us," TNReady review questions, sentence fragments, run-on sentences

8th Math: Pythagorean Theorem (using the converse, applying the theorem to solve problems), TNReady review problems

**Week of March 21, 2022**

ELA: Allusions, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, tone vs mood

8th Math: Pythagorean Theorem

7th Math: Write & solve two-step equations, use the distributive property to solve equations

**Week of March 7, 2022**

ELA: Connotations/denotations, writing an essay

*(Romeo & Juliet)*, sentence fragments, run-on sentences8th Math: Analyze linear equations, understand the Pythagorean Theorem

7th Math: Write and solve two-step equations, use the distributive property

**Week of February 28, 2022**

ELA: Verb tense, inappropriate shifts in verb tense, writing an essay (Romeo & Juliet)

8th Math: calculate slope, write a linear equation, y-intercept, interpret line graphs

7th Math: subtracting expressions, applied problems, equivalent expressions

**Week of February 21, 2022**

ELA: summaries, essay structure, writing prompt, capitalization conventions, grammar (expanding sentences)

8th Math: write a linear equation, understand the y-intercept

7th Math: factoring expressions, adding and subtracting expressions (Topics 4-5, 4-6, and 4-7)

**Week of February 14, 2022**

ELA: Informational texts, main/central idea, supporting details,

*The Puzzling Platypus,*analyzing texts, writing tasks, conventionsMath: finding slope from two points, write a linear equation from two points, graph an equation, y-intercept, write the equation of a line

**Week of February 7, 2022**

ELA:

*Romeo & Juliet*, unit assessment, writing essays, grammar & conventions8th Math: solving equations, connecting proportional relationships and slope, linear equations

7th Math: expand expressions, factor expressions, add & subtract expressions

**Week of January 31, 2022**

ELA: writing task ("Romeo's Transformation"),

*Romeo & Juliet*8th Math: Solve equations

7th Math: Simplify and expand equations

**Week of January 24, 2022**

ELA:

*Romeo & Juliet*, vocabulary, writing tasks (using vocabulary; Mercutio's death speech)8th Math: Solve equations with variables on both sides, multistep equations, fractions, individual skills

7th Math: Determine if expressions are equivalent, simplify expressions, expand expressions, properties of operations, fractions

**Week of January 18, 2022**

No school

**Week of January 10, 2022**

ELA: Complete sentences, capitalization, vocabulary (emotion words),

*Romeo & Juliet*8th Math: Solve equations with variables on both sides, distributive property, individual skills

7th Math: Write and evaluate algebraic expressions, generate equivalent expressions, simplify expressions

**Week of January 3, 2022**

ELA: Complete sentences, capitalization & punctuation,

*Romeo & Juliet*Math: Solving Equations, fractions, decimals

**Week of December 13, 2021**

ELA:

*Romeo & Juliet*, informative writingMath: Combine Like Terms to Solve Equations

**Week of December 6, 2021**

ELA:

*Romeo & Juliet*Math: Combine Like Terms to Solve Equations

**Week of November 30, 2021**

ELA:

*Romeo & Juliet*Math: Scientific Notation

**Week of November 15, 2021**

ELA:

*Going Solo,*Lesson 4, writing techniques;*Fish Cheeks*Math: Properties of Exponents

**Week of November 8, 2021**

ELA:

*Going Solo,*Lessons 2 and 3, showing vs telling, dialogue, vocabulary (sound words)Math: Integer Exponents

**Week of November 1, 2021**

ELA:

*Going Solo*, Lesson 1, "What's Goin' to 'appen to it?"Math: Solving equations using square roots and cube roots

**Week of October 25, 2021**

ELA:

*The Collector*, historical fiction, point of view, theme, analyzing text. Begin*Going Solo*, by Roald DahlMath: Evaluate square roots and cube roots, volume and area, solve equations using square roots and cubes

**Week of October 18, 2021**

ELA: Finish Bud Not Buddy

Math: perfect squares, perfect cubes, evaluate square roots and cube roots, solve equations using square roots and cube roots

**Week of September 7, 2021**

ELA: Review

*The Golden Touch.*Begin Amplify lessons (focusing on a moment, adding vivid details to writing)Math: Locating irrational numbers on a number line, using perfect squares, evaluate square roots and cube roots

**Week of August 30, 2021**

ELA:

*The Golden Touch*- retelling of the King Midas myth by Nathaniel HawthorneMath: Estimate irrational numbers using perfect squares, locate on a number line

**Week of August 23, 2021**

ELA:

*Strife*- a myth. Inferencing, point of view, figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification), summarizing, context cluesMath: Compare and order real numbers, change fractions to decimals, evaluate perfect squares and perfect cubes

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