Assignments

English 8F (Period 2)

Instructor
Ms. Tammy Britton
Term
Fall 2019
Department
University Park Campus
Description

Email:Tammy.britton@newdesignscharter.net

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING DAY: Wednesdays 3:45-4:15

Course Description: Eighth Grade Language Arts is designed to involve the student in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful interdisciplinary tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for literature through the study of literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the students’ critical thinking skills and in the use of language. With this in mind all students will be able to achieve success utilizing critical thinking, analyzing, evaluating, problem-solving, and reading and writing skills.

Methods of Instruction: Students will be engaged in the learning process by:

  • Individual exploration and research
  • Group lectures and discussions
  • Small group team-oriented activities
  • Hands-on activities such as projects and portfolio work
  • Oral presentations
  • Written compositions

In order to effectively reach these goals the following are to be brought to class every day:

  • CLASS MATERIALS–3-RING BINDER (containing ALL CLASS MATERIALS- textbook, notes, homework, etc).

 Supplies Needed for this class

  • 2-INCH THREE RING BINDER that contains loose-leaf notebook paper (college ruled)

 DIVIDER TABS (5-pack) THE ENTIRE PACK OF TABS WILL BE USED FOR THIS CLASS ONLY.

  • 10-20 SHEET PROTECTORS
  • 3x5 Index Cards – 2 packs of (White Lined)
  • BLUE & BLACK PENS & Pencil (s) (#2 pencils or mechanical pencils with .07 lead)
  • COLORED PENS (Purple, Orange, Pink, RED (4-5) or Green for correcting assignments in class)
  • HIGHLIGHTERS (Standard Colors: Yellow, Pink, Green, Blue, Orange, & PURPLE etc.)
  • MINI STAPLER & Staples
  • NOTEBOOK 3 HOLE PUNCHER

 NOTE:  Please be aware that having your supplies in class every day is a huge part of the PARTICIPATION GRADE FOR THIS CLASS.

 EVALUATION: Students will be evaluated using a semester system. All grades will be posted to PowerSchool and available for students and parents to review 24 hrs, 7 days a week. Student/Parent Progress Report FORMAL CONFERENCES are held ONCE DURING EACH Semester. These grades will CONSIST of

 ~ FORMAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS- 40% of students’ grade average – this category will include traditional tests, common unit assessments, projects, performance tasks, essays and presentations.

  FORMAL FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS -45% of students’ grade average- this category will include quizzes, short constructed response, graphic organizers, academic talk, any graded homework and class work tasks.

 ~PARTICIPATION - 15% of students’ grade average in the course. this category will include non-graded assignments, such as Journal entries, non-graded homework sheets, discussions based on opinions, parent signatures.

~ GRADING SCALE USED FOR THIS CLASS:   100%-90%  = A    89%-80% = B    79%-73% = C  

 72%-70% = C-                       69%-0%  = F                  NOT TURNED IN = 0%        

                                                                                          INCOMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS = 0%                    

Most homework, unless otherwise stated in class, assignments will be evaluated based on the following system:  Check Plus            = 100%  (5 points)                      Check Minus               = 20%    (1 point)

                Check            = 75%    (3.5 points)                   NOT TURNED IN       = 0%      (0 points)

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Due:

Agendas week of December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019
Journals # 1-50

Past Assignments

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THANKSGIVING BREAK HOMEWORK
 
IF YOU WILL HAVE AN EXCUSED ABSENCE UPON YOUR RETURN TO SCHOOL ON DECEMBER 2, 2019
 
PRINT & ANNOTATE THIS PAGE.
 
BE SURE TO:
1. FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS FOR COMPLETING ALL OF THE LISTED SPRINGBOARD ASSIGNMENTS.
 
2. THE PLOT DIAGRAM refers to the assignment given out IN CLASS on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019.
 
3.  IF HAND WRITTEN: SKIP LINES, DO NOT WRITE ON THE BACK OF THE PAPER

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AGENDAS November 18- November 22
 
Journals 1-46

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Agendas week of November 12- November 15
* Teacher absent November 14, 2019- No Agenda or Journal due for that day.
However there was
Classwork- SB. Act. 1.7 Second Read Questions # 1-4
Homework SB. Act. 1.7 Second Read Questions # 5-8
 
All Springboard Questions are to be answered using the 5 steps taught during Act. 1.3.

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SpringBoard Act. 1.6 pg. 29 Graphic Organizer 
 
CLASS NOTES taken Friday- 11/8/19 for the Bottom part of the graphic organizer.
 

Description- Imagery- The purpose is to create the mood and tone in a story.

*Mood & Tone are the overall FEELING YOU FELT AFTER READING THE STORY.

* Sentence Starter: I felt the descriptions in the story were ________ BECAUSE _________________

Dialogue- The purpose is to give more information about the characters or the events in the story.

Step 1: Decide which one you are going to pick.

Step 2. Find a quote that gives more information about your choice.

Pacing- How fast or slow the events move in a story.

Step 1: Decide which one you are going to pick fast or slow.

Step 2. Find a quote that gives more information about your choice.

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Agendas Week of November 4 to November 8
 
Journals # 1-41

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SB ACT. 1.6 ANSWERS TO THE GRAPHIC ORGANIZER.
 
TO BE USED FOR CORRECTING PURPOSES ONLY.
 
WRITE YOUR CORRECTIONS ON A SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER.

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Use the Answers to Correct your work in the My Notes section on Each Page. Be sure to- Number the Corrections and use a RED PEN to write all answers.

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SB. Act. 1.5 pgs. 17-18 Answers to graphic organizer.
 
Students are to fill in the Answers for the RETURN STAGE: Steps 7-10 using a pencil.

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AGENDAS WEEK OF OCT. 21-25 (This week was Benchmark 1 Testing for English & Math, therefore regular class was only held on Tuesday 10/22 and Thursday 10/24) The Agendas remained the same for both days.
 
AGENDAS WEEK OF OCT. 28-NOVEMBER 1- Agenda for Monday, Tues, and Wed, remained the same due to Teacher being Absent Tues. 10/29 & Wed. 10/30.
 
 
Journals 1-37
Including Saturday School Assignment for November 2, 2019

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Agendas week of October 14-October 18
 
Journals # 1-35

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SB. Act. 1.5- Hero's Journey Archetype from H.O # 1 Packet

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The 5 Elements of Plot Structure (Finding Nemo) Youtube video used to take notes during class today.

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Agendas for the Week of October 7 to October 11
 
Journals # 1-31- Includes Assignment Grades Collected and Weekend homework for October 11, 2019

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SB Act. 1.5 2nd Read Answers for CORRECTION purposes ONLY. 
 
Students are to use their red pens to correct the answers they wrote in the MY NOTES space on each page.
 
Remember to Number each Answer.

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SpringBoard Act. 1.3 2nd Read  textbook Answers.
TO BE USED FOR CORRECTING YOUR ALREADY COMPLETED WORK. You MUST USE A RED PEN. Do not write on top of what you already did, find space in the margins, under, or in the My Notes area on that page.

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Agendas & Journals for the week of Sept. 30- Oct. 4
 

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Agendas Week of September 23 to September 27
 
Journals # 1-25
* No Journal Topic is given on Fridays

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Agendas 9/16/19-9/19/19 
Journals 1-20

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Agendas September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019
** September 10th says the date of September 11th. However you know it's the 10th because that day Journal # 13 was assigned.
 
Journals # 1 to 15

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Writing Ninjas: How To Write A Strong Thesis Statement

 
Students are to use this video to complete their  Cornel style notes from this video started in class.

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Writing Ninjas: How to write a 5 paragraph essay?
 
Used to create Cornell Style notes in class Monday- Wednesday Sept. 9-Sept 11

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Agendas-September 3, 2019 to September 6, 2019
Journals # 1-11

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The Writing Process Shown in class this week
 

How to Teach Writing: The Writing Process

 
Only complete the handout up until the point that was taught during class.

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Agendas for August 26 to August 28, 2019
 
Journals 1-8

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Journal Topics & Agendas for August 20, 2019 to August 23, 2019

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Agendas & Journals Week of August 20, 2019- August 23, 2019

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Here is the Writing Process Video that was shown in class today.