8th Grade ELA

Week of 2/10/20
We are going to finish Frankenstein Tuesday.  We will start Romeo and Juliet Thursday.  Study Island assignment due Friday morning. 
 
Amplify- All lesson 1-14 completed along with the assessment
Study Island- Context clues x 2
Week of 2/18/20
We are going to continue with Romeo and Juliet. 
We are going to complete the following lessons this week: 8D Sub 1 lesson 2 and 3,
memorizing  lines 1-8 due 2/24/20; Study Island- inferences
Week of 2/24/20
This week we will complete lessons 3-6 in Amplify for Romeo and Juliet.
The students will need to memorize the entire prologue, it is due Monday, March 2. 
Week of 3/2/20
We are going to pick up where we left off Wednesday. We will continue to read Romeo and Juliet this week.
Lessons 8-12 in Amplify
Week of 3/9/20
We are going to finish up Romeo and Juliet this week. We will take the open book test on Wednesday. Extra Credit is due tomorrow 3/10/20.
Week of 3/23/20
This week you will need to complete 25 vocabulary words on Amplify. There is also an assignment on Study Island -Textual Evidence. I have posted a discussion question on Schoology, and each student will need to post to the discussion question weekly. For those of you that have left your chrome books at school, they are ready for you to pick up. I think Mr. Smith will be sending out some information on a time to pick them up. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns you might have.
 
I know this is a crazy time for us all and we need to make sure we stay healthy and safe.  This new teaching process will be new to both of us but I think that once we start we will find our groove and it will be fine. Please keep in touch with me as much as possible. This is a time that will go down in our history books! 
Here are instructions for the online class. We will have our first meet @1. All student are asked to join if they can. All four teachers will be present as well. It is very easy, just follow directions below.
1. Go to Clever Portal
2. Click on Microsoft Teams ( if you do not have Microsoft teams then click on Office 365 then from there click on Microsoft teams) 
3. On the left hand side of your screen you should see teams- click on it
4. Now you should see all the classes you are apart of. Find my homeroom. From there you should see a join button (the join button might now show till it is time for the meeting to start, be patient.
5. Once you click on join meeting you are there. If you choose not to show your face that is perfectly fine, you can move your mouse to the center of the screen and an icon with a camera will pop up (move mouse lower if it doesn't). Click on the camera icon and it will turn off. If you can see yourself..WE CAN TOO! 
Week of 3/30/20-4/3/20
25 Vocabulary words in Amplify
Study Island- Figurative Language
                       Connotation and Denotation
Remember our online session is Wednesdays at 1:00
We are going to start a book study. We are going to read "Where the Red Fern Grows". I have created a folder in schoology that has the book already downloaded for you. We are going to break it up into five chapters a week. There will be questions on quizzes for you to complete and a discussion post on schoology, which will be due each Friday.  We have to hear from each you at least once a week, the discussion question would be a perfect way to talk to me. Please feel free to email me too. 
Week of 4/6/20-4/10/20
25 Vocabulary words in Amplify
Study Island- Context Clues
                      Inferences
                      
Remember our online session is Wednesdays at 1:00
 
We will continue with "Where the Red Fern Grows". This week I want you to read Chapters 6-10 and work in the Schoology folder to complete the questions that goes with them. Hope all is well with everyone. Email me with any concern you have.
Week of 4/13/20- 4/17/20
25 Vocabulary words in Amplify
Study Island - Plot
                       Characters
We will continue with "Where the Red Fern Grows" this week. I want you guys to read chapters 11-15 and work in the Schoology folder to complete the discussion question and quiz that goes along with it. Email me if you have any questions. I miss all of you so much. Stay healthy!
Remember our online meeting is Wednesday at 1:00
 
Week of 4/20/20- 4/24/20
25 Vocabulary words in Amplify
Study Island- Settings
                      Author's Point of View
We will finish with the book "Where the Red Fern Grows" this week. I want you to read through chapter 20 and complete the lesson in Schoology that goes with it. I will be picking a new book next week. If you have a suggestion on a book that you think we would all enjoy reading together, please email me. Miss you all! 
Remember our online meeting at 1 o'clock this Wednesday.
Week of 4/27/20- 5/1/20
25 Vocabulary Words in Amplify
Study Island- Summary
                     Central Idea
I think since we only have three weeks left it will be hard to complete a proper book study. Instead of another book we all read together, I am going to give you a taste of what high school will be like next year. I want you to pick a book you have not read yet(If you do not have one, you can always choose a book in Amplify). This week I want you to read 100 pages and then write a small summary of what the book is about so far. In high school you will have a conference with your teacher about it. The teacher will not keep reminding you about reading but will want to know about the first 100 pages on Friday. Then the next Friday they will ask you about the next 100 pages. I want the first 100 pages read by Friday and a summary written about it in Schoology.  I miss you all so very much! 
 
 
5/4/20-5/8/20
Study Island- Organizing Ideas
                      Transitions
Schoology- Summary of the next 100 pages of your book. Hope all is well! Miss you all!
5/11/20-5/15/20
 

LAST WEEK OF MIDDLE SCHOOL!!!

 

This week I want you to think about your middle school experiences. Think about entering the doors of the middle school on your first day of 5thgrade to now.  How have you changed? What experiences have you went through that you think would help you in high school? I am so excited for you as you take your next step to make your own mark in the world.  Just remember that I am only an email away! I miss you!!

 

Mrs. Tower

 

 The rest of your assignments...

 

  1.     Reach out to a classmate you haven’t talked to since spring break.
  2.     Do one extra chore around the house to help your parents out.
  3.     Go outside and enjoy some of this beautiful weather.
 Week of 8/10/2020
Welcome back! This week we will explore Teams together. We will try a writing lesson Monday and try to turn it in through Teams. 
Tuesday- we will complete a power point all about yourself.
Wednesday- guided reading on Common Lit
Thursday- Inferences- worksheets and lesson on Teams
Friday- quiz on Forms
 
 
Week of 8/17/2020
We will talk about Prediction and symbolism on Monday. We will read the story "The 11:59" allowed in class. 
Tuesday we will talk about Author's Purpose and create a graphic organizer. Wednesday we will talk about Text structure and create a chart together in class. Thursday and Friday we will cover text evidence.
TEST ON MONDAY WILL COVER EVERYTHING WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK!
8/24/2020
Monday- We will have an open book test that will cover everything we have learned so far.
Tuesday- We will read the story "Raymond's Run" and talk about Allusions
Wednesday- We will go back through the story and find all the Allusions and why they are being used in the story.
Thursday- We will go over Fallacious Reasonings and create a study guide for Friday's Open book test
Friday- Open Book Test
 
Week of 8/31/2020
This week we will start the novel "The Outsiders". Monday- We will start with out Pre-Reading thoughts. We will complete chapters 1-5 this week and take a quiz over them Friday.
Week of 9/7/2020
This week we will start with Chapter 6 and get through as many chapters as we can this week. 
Week of 9/14/20
This week we will finish the novel and complete our portfolios. We will have our open book test on Wednesday, our vocabulary test on Thursday, and the portfolios are due Friday.
Week of 9/21/2020
This week we will start Amplify. We will start reading the graphic novel "Frankenstein".  The kids will have daily homework with this new program. They will have plenty of time to complete these assignments in class.
Week of 9/28/2020
This week we will continue reading "Frankenstein". The students drawings are due this Friday.
Week of 10/5/2020
This week we will continue reading Frankenstein. 25 vocabulary words are due Friday by 3:00.
Week of 10/19/2020
Virtual Week 
Monday-What I did over fall break paper
Tues-Wed -Finish the Frankenstein novel
Friday- Open book Frankenstein test
 
 
Week of 10/26/2020
Monday- Catch up from virtual week
Tues-Thurs- We will start Romeo and Juliet
Friday- Halloween
 
Week of 11/2/2020
We will continue with Romeo and Juliet this week. Prologue 1-4 is due Monday
Week of 11/9/2020
This week we will work in Amplify and read Romeo and Juliet.  We will also start Descriptive writing.  Prologue 1-8 is due Monday.
 
Week of 11/16/20
We will finish our Romeo and Juliet Unit this week and have an open book test Friday. The Prologues are due Monday.
Week on 11/23/2020
This week the kids will have a few assignments to complete on Quill.  Have a Great Thanksgiving!!
Week of 11/30/2020
This week we will be working with Quill
 
Week of 12/7/2020
This week we will be reading articles and finding test evidence. The students will be reading about The Holocaust.
Week of 12/14/2020
The students will need to complete 25 vocabulary words this week.
Monday- escape game
Tuesday- Thursday- Logic puzzles
Week of 1/5/2021
We will finish up with out "Walkout" worksheet. Students need to have 50 vocabulary words completed by Friday.
 
 
Week of 1/11/2021
We will start the Holocaust Unit in Amplify
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words by Friday.
Week of 1/19/21
We will continue with our Holocaust Unit in Amplify.
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
Students will have an assignment in Quill this week.
Week of 1/25/2021
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
We will continue with our Holocaust Unit in Amplify.
The students will have a Quill assignment this week.
 
Week of 2/4/21
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
We will start poetry this week.
The students will have a Quill assignment this week.
The students will take a checkpoint exam this week.
Week of 2/8/21
The students will need to complete 50 words this week.
We will have a test over "Annabel Lee"
Students will learn about Edgar Allen Poe's background
2/22/2021
 We will continue to learn about Edgar Allan Poe. 
The students will have 50 words due this week.
Test over Poe on Thursday. 
Mountain Language Due Friday
Valentine's party is Friday
 
Week of 3/1/21
This week we will write an argumentative paper
The students will need to complete 50 vocabulary words by Friday
Week of 3/8/21
Students will need to complete 50 vocabulary words by Friday.
We will be working on text evidence this week and discussing an argumentative paper.
Week of 3/22/21
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words.
We will start review this week. 
Week of 3/29/21
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
We will continue with review this week.
 
Week of 4/5/21
Students need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
We will continue with review this week.
 
4/12/21- 4/23/21
TCAP testing
 
Week of 4/26/21
Students need to complete 40 vocabulary words
We will start a novel this week.
Week of 5/3/21
We will continue with our novel this week.
 
Week 5/10/21
We will continue with our novel this week.
Week of 8/9/21
This week we will write narrative essays on Monday and Tuesday.
Wed- Fri : Students will compare and contract texts
Week of 8/16/21
We are going to start reading Frankenstein. The students will work in Amplify as we cover this novel. We will also start Quill on Thursday.
Week of 8/23/21
Monday- Aimsweb Testing
Quill Assignment. Students will access Quill through the Clever Portal to find their assigned work.
Students will learn how to use sensory details in their writing. 
Students will use context clues, inferencing, and groups work to solve a mystery.
50 vocabulary words due Friday
IXL- ELA
E.1
W.1
Week of 8/30/21
Student will need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
We will continue with Frankenstein Lesson 3
                                                        Lesson 5
Week of 9/7/21
Due to the two days missed, we will continue with Lesson 5 and start 6.
Students will need to complete 50 vocabulary words this week.
IXL- M.2
Week of 9/13/21
We will be continuing lesson 6. We will start lessons 7 and 8 this week also.
50 Vocabulary words are due this week.
IXL- W.4
Week of 9/20/21
We will continue Lesson 8 of Frankenstein. We will start Lessons 9 and 10.
50 Vocabulary words this week.
IXL- T.2
Week of 9/27/21
We will finish the Frankenstein Unit this week. The students will have a test Thursday over it.
The students will need to complete 50 Vocabulary words this week.
IXL- F.1
Week of 10/4/21
We are starting Romeo and Juliet this week.
Students will have 40 vocabulary words
IXL- I.1
Week of 10/18/21
SPRING BREAK!!!
 
 
Week of 10/25/21
Monday- 4-H
Tuesday-Friday- We will continue with Romeo and Juliet. 
Students will complete 40 vocabulary words
IXL- B.2
lines 1-8 of the prologue is due Tuesday October 19
Week of 10/25/21
Students will need to complete 40 vocabulary words.
We will continue with Romeo and Juliet
IXL- B.2 due by Friday
Lines 1-12 due tomorrow 10/26
lines 1-14 due 10/29
Week of Nov.1 
We will finish Romeo and Juliet. 
Students will nee to complete 40 vocabulary words
IXL- C.3 due Friday
Week of 11/8/2021
We will start the Holocaust Unit in Amplify.
Students will have 40 vocabulary words with  week.
IXL- E.2 is due Friday
Week of 11/15/21
We will continue with the Holocaust Unit. 
Students will complete 40 vocabulary words this week.
IXL- V.1 due Friday
Week of 11/22/21
We will continue with the Holocaust Unit. 
Happy Thanksgiving
 
Week of 11/29/21
We will continue with the Holocaust Unit.
Students need to complete 40 vocabulary words this week.
IXL- I.2 due Friday
Week of 12/6/21
 We will continue with the Holocaust Unit.
Students will complete 40 vocabulary words this week.
IXL- D.2 due Friday
Quill- Wednesday
Field Trip Tuesday
 
Week of 12/13/21
We will finish up the Holocaust Unit on Monday.
We will have our Unit Test Tuesday.
Christmas Party Thursday.
 
The students will complete 20 vocabulary words this week.
 
 
Week of 1/3/21
This week we will start informational writing.
We will start the poetry unit in Amplify
Week of 1/10/22
We will start informational writing and continue with Amplify
Week of 1/24/22
We are continue the poetry unit in Amplify.
20 vocabulary words are due Friday
Week of 1/31/22
We are finishing up our Poetry Unit this week.
20 vocabulary words are due Friday
 
Week of 2/7/22
We will start working on Informational text. 
20 vocabulary words are due Friday.
Valentines party is Friday.
Week of 2/14/22
We will start our OREO writing this week. 
Students will complete a Quill assignment.
Students will complete 20 vocabulary words by Friday
 
Week of 2/22/22
We didn't get to OREO writing last week. We will start it this week.
The students will complete 20 vocabulary words. 
The students will work in Amplify with the Grammar Unit.
Week of 2/28/22
We will start our narrative Unit in Amplify.
Students will start a book study in class.
Week of 3/7/22
We are going to work on our book study this week. The kids will create a work study portfolio while we work with the book. 
Have a great Spring Break!!!
 
Week of 3/21/22
Monday we will be testing school wide
The rest of the week we will be working with our book study.
Week of 3/28/22
Students will register with the high school Monday. 
We will write and informational paper this week along with competing our portfolios.
Week of 4/4/2022
We will start our Review today.
IXL OO1, OO2 are due Friday
Week of 4/11/22
We will continue our Review today.
IXL GG9, GG10
Good Friday
Week of 4/ 18/22
TCAP TESTING!!!!!!!!
Week of 4/25/22
TCAP TESTING!!!!!!!!!
 
Week of 5/2/22
Monday- Vocabulary game
Tues- no school
Wed-Fri- We are going to start anther book study with the novel Hidden Figures
 
Week of 5/9/22
Dollywood
We will continue reading a novel
 
Week of 5/16/22
Last full week of school!!
Wednesday is an outside day
Friday is GRADUATION!!!!!