 # 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

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)

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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