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8th Grade Language Arts Weekly Agenda:

ACTIVITIES:

 

Tests/Grades:      Thursday –DOL week 12-13 TEST (English)

                                Friday – vocabulary sentences (English)

                                 

Writing Task:  After researching animal behavior, write an essay in which you explain if animal behavior is a result of cognitive thinking or animal instinct.  Use the 3 sources for evidence.  ( We will use these sources to work on paraphrasing)

 

MONDAY: 

Out for MLK Day

 

 

TUESDAY:

Bellringer- DOL Week 14 Monday

  1.  Finish Sentence type worksheet from Friday (complex or simple?)
  2.  Define Unit 12 Vocab-  based on prior knowledge and root words, try to determine the definitions of each vocabulary word
  3. Use power point to check vocabulary words
  4. Extension task – p. 98-101:

-give students a little more time to highlight the differences of cognitive thinking or animal instinct. 

-Mix/pair/share

- put in groups to find the best evidence and then groups must paraphrase that quote

HW- Review DOL 12&13 and irregular verbs #1

 

WEDNESDAY:

Bellringer-  DOL Week 14 Tuesday and Wednesday

  1. Complete Irregular Verb list #2 individually based on prior knowledge
  2. Read the 2nd article on p. 107-119 and highlight differences of cognitive thinking or animal instinct. 
  3. Early finishers- complete p. 13-17 in the back of the student packet (grammar section)

HW- Review DOL 12&13 and irregular verbs

 

THURSDAY:

Bellringer-  Study for DOL test 12/13

  1.  DOL Test Week 12/13 (a few irregular verbs #1)
  2. Vocabulary Review (synonyms and antonyms)
  3. Check irregular verbs #2 (list is on google)
  4. Extension task – p. 107-119

-give students a little more time to highlight the differences of cognitive thinking or animal instinct.

- put in groups to find the best evidence and then groups must paraphrase that quote

 

FRIDAY:

Bellringer- DOL Week 13 Thursday  

  1.  Pass out last week’s vocabulary test and go over
  2.  Vocabulary sentences- (on google and for a GRADE)
  3. Discuss viewpoint, conflicting viewpoint, and response to confliction viewpoint
  4. Fill out template for essay
  5. Grammar game on computer (if time)