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 sentences
 
8th 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, conventions
 
Math:  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 & conventions
 
8th 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
ELARomeo & 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 writing
 
Math:  Combine Like Terms to Solve Equations
 
Week of December 6, 2021
ELARomeo & 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 Dahl
 
Math:  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 Hawthorne
 
Math:  Estimate irrational numbers using perfect squares, locate on a number line
 
Week of August 23, 2021
ELAStrife - a myth.  Inferencing, point of view, figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification), summarizing, context clues
 
Math:  Compare and order real numbers, change fractions to decimals, evaluate perfect squares and perfect cubes
 
 
 
 
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