• August 19 - 23, 2019

    Posted by Andrea Kinzler on 8/16/2019

    Just a reminder, I will be returning to the classroom on Thursday, August 29th. Unitl then, have a wonderful time learning with Ms. Burke!

    8/19/19 - Monday

    Objective- Determine the theme or central idea of a text.

    Assignment- Read and complete theme handout for the short story "My Favorite Chaperone."

    8/20/19 - Tuesday

    Objective- Cite text evidence to support analysis.

    Assessment- Identify a second theme in the short story "My Favorite Chaperone."

    8/21/19 - Wednesday

    Objective- Provide an objective summary of a text.

    Assignment- Complete the Chunking the Summary handout.

    8/22/19 - Thursday

    Objective- Cite text evidence to support analysis.

    Assessment- Continue refining and reducing the chunked summaries from yesterday.

    8/23/19 - Friday   Early Release 1:30 p.m.

    Objective- Analyze how lines of dialogue propel action or reveal aspects of a character.

    Assignment- Read the short story "The Latehomecomer" and complete the Plot Incidents handout.

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  • August 12 - 16, 2019

    Posted by Andrea Kinzler on 8/12/2019

    8/12/19 - Monday

    Objective- Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. (8.RL.2)

    Assignment- Students will read the short story "Golden Glass" by Alma Luz Villanueva.

    8/13/19 - Tuesday

    Objective- Demonstrate current level of ELA proficiency.

    Assignment- Students will complete a pretest to establish a baseline for their growth in ELA this year.

    8/14/19 - Wednesday 

    Objective- Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences. (8.W.3)

    Assignment- Students will participate in the M.A.S.K. Prep program, including both discussion and writing activities.

    8/15/19 - Thursday

    Objective- Demonstrate current Lexile level.

    Assignment- Students will complete the Scholastic Reading Assessment.

    8/16/19 - Friday  Early Release 1:30 p.m.

    Objective- Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. (8.RL.2)

    Assignment- Students will complete the Short Response for "Golden Glass" on p. 8 of the Collections workbook.

     

     

     

     

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  • August 7 - 9, 2019

    Posted by Andrea Kinzler on 8/7/2019

    8/7/19 - Wednesday   First Day of School

    Objective- Getting to Know You

    Assignment- Interview Questions

    8/8/19 - Thursday

    Objective- Practicing policies and procedures

    Assignment- Soundtrack of Your Life (with artwork and liner notes)

    8/9/19 - Friday

    Objective- Practice note-taking

    Assignment- Review the writing process

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