• NEWS Writing PowerPoint

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/18/2019 3:30:00 PM
    • Use the PowerPoint and the notes from it to complete your draft of the newspaper article of the Pete Duffy murder trial.
    • The Assignment Directions are on the last slide of the PowerPoint!  
    • You will write your draft in class on Thursday, 9/18/19.
    • You MUST have your paper DRAFT initialed by me before you begin typing in fodey.com!  

    News Article PowerPoint

     

     

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  • HOMEWORK DUE 9/18/19

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/17/2019 8:00:00 PM

    COMPLETE CHAPTER 6-8 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ON CANVAS!!

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  • THEODORE BOONE, KID LAWYER QUIZ

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/17/2019 8:00:00 PM

    THERE WILL BE A NOVEL QUIZ ON FRIDAY 9/20/19 COVERING CHAPTERS 1-8!  

    REVIEW DISCUSSION QUESTIONS/JOURNAL ENTRIES/MAIN POINTS -- NOT OPEN BOOK

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  • MAVMark Vocabulary Set 3 QUIZ 9/25/19

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/17/2019 8:00:00 PM

    The following words will be included in MAVMark Vocabulary Set 3 (9/9/19 - 9/20/19 Word of the Day)

    QUIZ 3 WILL BE 9/25 (WEDNESDAY)

    1. Slothful - adj. - lazy or unenergetic
    2. Inane - adj. - very silly
    3. leviathan - noun - any large marine animal (real or mythical)
    4. dwindle - verb - to become smaller and smaller
    5. harrowing - adj. - greatly distressing or upsetting
    6. invigorate - verb - verb - fill with life and energy
    7. constitution - noun - physical state; relating to strength and health
    8. forte - noun - something someone (or you) excel at
    9. enthrall - verb - captivate or charm
    10. despondent - adj. - feeling hopeless or completely discouraged

    DON'T FORGET TO LOG IN TO VOCABULARY.COM AND PRACTICE!  BE SURE TO READ THE NOTES AT THE END OF EACH DEFINITION!  THESE HELP A GREAT DEAL IN UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF THE WORDS!

     

     

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  • September 16-20, 2019

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/16/2019 5:30:00 PM

    Monday, September 16, 2019 

    STANDARDS:  L.8.4, RL.8.1, 8.2, 8.3; RI.8.5, RI.8.7 

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Pass Back and review Vocabulary Quiz 2 (Item Analysis)    
    3. Informational Text:  NEWSela Article - "Reconstructing a Crime Scene"  
      1. Whole Class Read – Discuss Standards/Standards Checklist 
      2. Group Discussion/Answer Questions (RI.8.5, RI.8.7)  
    4. Discuss Journal Entry 3 CANVAS Discussion Board from Homework 
    5. Literature Circles/"Investigative" Groups:  Read Chapter 7/ Create Diagram of Crime Scene as described by witnesses  (Chapter 7)  
    6. Complete Diagram/Case Notes for File  
    7. Read Chapter 8 
    8. Finish Reading Chapter 8  
    9. Complete Journal Entry 3 if you did not do it in class or over the weekend! 

     

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 

    STANDARDS:  RI.8.2, L.8.4, RL.8.1, 8.2, 8.3 

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Independent:  Read " This 17 year old stands up for …" (NEWSela Informational Text) 
      1. 10 minutes to read 
      2. Small group:  Read and Respond to Questions 1-4:  Explain in WRITING why the 3 other answer choices are WRONG!!  (Justifications) -  WE WILL SHARE THESE WITH THE WHOLE CLASS!   
      3. KEEP YOUR ARTICLE AND ANSWERS!   
    3. Objective Summary PPT/ Whole class follow up to add key ideas to add to summary of the NEWSela article:  The prompt will be given after PowerPoint  
    4. Independent:  Construction of summary for "This 17 year-old stands up for . . " 
    5. Small-group addition to character trait charts and "points of interest" in THEO BOONE INVESTIGATIVE FILES [ 15 MINS] - INCLUDE YOUR PAGE NUMBERS 

    HOMEWORK:  THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-8 THEODORE BOONE, KID LAWYER TOMORROW!  COMPLETE THE CHAPTER 6-8 CANVAS DISCUSSION!  

     

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

    STANDARDS:  RI.8.1, 8.3, W.8.3 

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. QUIZ:  THEODORE BOONE, KID LAWYER – CHAPTERS 1-8 
    3. Whole Class Read/Annotation:  "How the News Media Works"  - Commonlit.org  
    4. Independent:  Completion of RI.8.1, Ri.8.2 multiple choice and RI.8.3 constructed response discussion question (10 minutes) . WE WILL SHARE THESE WITH THE CLASS! 
    5. Partners:  Begin searching local Newspaper articles (online) TAKE NOTICE OF POINTS MADE BY THE AUTHOR, VOICE USED) 10-15 mins. 
    6. Writing:  Independent – begin organizing draft of article wherein you are a newspaper reporter covering  the events of the Duffy trial.  We will use a program to generate an article.  YOU MUST DRAFT THE ARTICLE FIRST!   
    7. PEER EDIT THE ARTICLE AFTER DRAFT IS COMPLETE   for editing  

    Homework:  Complete Newspaper Article if not completed in class! 

     

    Thursday, September 19, 2019  

    RI.8.2, RI.8.5, L.8.4, RL.8.1, 2, AND 3 

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt= 
    2. Standard Review Rotations/Booker, Watkins, Shaw (RI.8.5/RI.8.2/L.8.4)   
      1. ROTATIONS:  L.8.4/RI.8.4 AND RL.8.4 (FORMATIVE) -context clues/multi-meaning words – 30 minutes 
    3. Formative: RI.8.2 - MasteryConnect "Fireflies" (3 questions) 12-15 mins. 
    4. Read Chapter 9 Theo Boone, Kid Lawyer  

    Homework:  Study for Vocabulary Quiz 3 – Quiz is 9/25/19 

     

    Friday, September 20, 2019 

     

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Peer Edit/Independent Revisions of Newspaper Article/Turn in (download to APP and print!) . THESE WILL BE DISPLAYED IN THE 8TH GRADE HALL AFTER THEY ARE GRADED! (20 MINS) 
    3. BREAKDOWN Standard RL.8.2 (Theme) 
    4. Read "The Journalist" a poem by Patrick Lewis (commonlit.org) RL.8.2 
    5. Small Group:  Answer multiple choice questions and discussions 
    6. Partners:  Write constructed response to Theme question "The Journalist" (5-7 mins) . Post responses on the wall 
    7. Gallery Walk:  Score constructed response – 0-5 -  Each Group will score two constructed responses (5-8 mins) 
    8. Whole Class:  Read Chapter 10 Theo Boone... 

     

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  • September 9-13, 2019

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/9/2019 8:30:00 AM

    Monday, September 9, 2019 

    (Some of the activities/assignments this week may vary -- days may switch -- according to what chapter each class has completed) 

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Pass Back and review Summative Assessment (Item Analysis) -  If you have not completed your assessment, it MUST be completed during ZERO block Tuesday morning!   
    3. Formative Assessment:  Informational Text -  Author John Grisham (MasteryConnect) 
    4. Literature Circles/"Investigative" Groups:  Chapter 1 and 2 CANVAS Discussion Questions 
    5. Diagram of Courtroom in groups from memory (Chapter 2)  
    6. Debriefing of courtroom diagrams and aspects of who is where in the courtroom 
    7. Complete Journal Entry 1 on CANVAS Discussion Board 
    8. Read Chapter 3  

    Homework:  Read Chapter 4 Independently  

    Study for MAVMark Vocabulary Quiz 2 (Quiz is Friday) 

     

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 

     

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Chapter 3 and 4 Discussion Questions (Classroom Walk and Talk) - Gallery posters in hallway (RL.8.3 - Characterization/RL.8.2 Summarization/RL.8.1 Citing Text Evidence – support    30 mins. 
    3. "Investigative Teams" of "detectives"begin collecting evidence and analyze the suspects and characters in the case and add to the charts posted in the room (20 mins.) 
    4. Writing:  Review Narrative mode of writing (W.8.3) 5-8 mins. 
    5. Narrative Writing Powerpoint:  Dialogue Rules/MAAP Rubric (15 mins.) W.8.3a,b,c 

    Homework:  Complete Journal Entry #2 on CANVSAS Discussion Board 

     

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 

     

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Kahoot.it!  to review MAVMark Vocabulary Quiz Set 2:  Quiz is Friday!  (L.8.4) 
    3. Whole Class Read:  Chapter 5 and 6 
    4. Groups:  "Detectives" work in groups to add notes, create a map of the crime scene, and create a list of suspects for their case files; discussion of key arguments (RL.8.3, W.8.1, RL.8.1, RL.8.2) 
    5. Groups:  Answer Discussion Questions for Chapters 5 and 6 on CANVAS Discussion Board 

     

    Thursday, September 12, 2019  

     Progress Reports go home today!

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. Vocabulary.com Review for Quiz tomorrow! 
    3. Standard Review Rotations/Booker, Watkins, Shaw 
    4. Narrative Writing;  Read and Breakdown prompt/Write introduction 
    5. Complete Journal Entry #3 on CANVAS Discussion Board 

    Homework:  Study for Vocabulary Quiz 2 

     

    Friday, September 13, 2019 

     

    1. MAVMark:  SWT Vocab Word of the Day – Define and respond to prompt 
    2. MAVMark Vocabulary Quiz 2 (20 mins) . L. 8.4 
    3. Read (Independently) Chapter 7 in novel 
    4. Groups:  (Informational Texts) . Research different types of cases (civil, criminal, trial court, appellate court 

     

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  • MAVMark Vocabulary Set 2

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/6/2019 9:30:00 AM

    MAVMARK Vocabulary Word of the Day Set 2:  (August 21-Septemer 6) . 

    1. nostalgia - noun; long or ache for the past
    2. mitigate - verb; make something less severe
    3. vindicate - verb; proven or justified to be right
    4. sanguine - adj.; something cheerfully optimistic (i.e. attitude or expectations)
    5. voracious - adj.; eating greedily or large quantities
    6. vilify - verb; villain - to defame or describe as vicious
    7. confound - verb; to confuse or surprise someone by doing something unexpected
    8. abdicate - verb; someone of power gives up that power (i.e. a king or ruler)
    9. scrutinize - verb; examine something carefully to verify
    10. archaic - adj; describes something very old or old-fashioned
    11. spurious - adj.; something plausible (believable) but proven to actually be false
    12. prosaic - adj.; something/someone lacking wit or imagination
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  • Week of September 2, 2019

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 9/2/2019 11:05:00 PM

    Monday, 9/2/19

    LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

    Tuesday, 9/3/19

    1. MAVMARK:  SWT Vocabulary Word of the Day - Define the word and respond to the prompt L.8.4
    2. K-W-L Chart:  Topic:  "Mysteries" - Complete K (what do you know about the mystery genre?) and W -(What do you WANT to know about the genre mystery?)  Leave the L blank (what did you LEARN about the mystery genre?) RI.8.5
    3. Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer Anticipation Survey Kahoot It!  RI.8.4
    4. "Mystery Soup"- What are the ingredients of a mystery?  (Elements of Mystery) Notes/PowerPoint . RI.8.4
    5. Video Clip:  John Grisham RI.8.5
    6. Read Chapter 1 of Novel and annotate portions of chapter

    Wednesday, 9/4/19

    1.  MAVMARK:  SWT Vocabulary Word of the Day - Define and respond to the prompt L.8.4
    2. Standard Review:  RI.8.5:  Read "Athletes:  Simone Biles..."  (NEWSela Informational Text) - Whole Class Read-aloud (10 mins)/small group response to RI.8.5 Question Stems (5-8 mins.)
    3. Class Discussion:  Response to Informational Text (5 mins.)
    4. Legal Terminology/Kahoot It!  RL/RI.8.2, 8.3, 8.4 (L.8.4) 10 mins.
    5. Character Cube - (Theo's Traits/Quotes from the novel to support) - 10 mins
    6. Read:  Chapter 2 (whole class oral read/annotate) 15 mins.
    7. Begin Character Traits/Notes of Theo/his parents/April  15 mins.

    Thursday, 9/5/19

    1. MAVMARK:  SWT Vocabulary Word of the Day - Define and respond to the prompt L.8.4
    2. RI.8.5 Formative Review - MasteryConnect (15 mins)
    3. Theodore Boone:  Chapters 1 and 2 CANVAS Discussion Questions:  Follow the directions given for each of the 5 questions making sure you answer each part of the question in COMPLETE SENTENCES! (20 mins)
    4. Character Chart(s)
    5. Evidence Chart(s)

    Friday, 9/6/19

    1. MAVMARK:  SWT Vocabulary Word of the Day - Define and respond to the prompt L.8.4
    2. SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT:  RL/RI.8.1,8.2, 8.3 and 8.5
    3. Read: Independently Chapter 3 of novel by Monday

     

     

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  • Homework

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 8/26/2019 5:30:00 PM

    Vocabulary Quiz 1 tomorrow.

    Character Analysis Essay submission to Canvas due tonight by midnight.

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  • Class Novel Study

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 8/25/2019 7:30:00 PM

    The following is the link to the parent letter that will be sent home with students on Monday, August 26, 2019 regarding our upcoming Class Novel Study of Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham.  We will begin the novel study on Tuesday when we return from Labor Day weekend!  

    Theodore Boone Parent Letter

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