• Lesson Plans & Homework
    ***Please note: The plans and assignments listed here are subject to change. Please refer to the lesson plans provided (upper left) in addition to the schedule/agenda on the board in class to verify assignments. Students who are absent may find make-up work as listed below:
    • for classwork, such as packets or worksheets, check the back counter or see me 
    • for notes/assignments in the interactive student notebook (ISN), receive from a peer or request to see my master copy of the ISN
    • for reading assignments, borrow a copy of the story/novel (when applicable) or access the textbook online 
    If you are absent when we have read a selection from the textbook, please take responsibility to make up the missed reading on your own at home and complete any work that goes along with it. Textbooks MAY NOT be checked out or taken home. Here are instructions for how to access the textbook online:
    • Go to my.hrw.com 
    • Your username will be your school username with the prefix Dv. (ex. if my normal username is "aawojciechowski" my hrw username will be Dv.aawojciechowski)
    • Your password will be your student number 
    For absences exceeding one week, work must be obtained from the teacher and a new due date will be discussed (exceptions being long-term projects of which the student was aware before their absence). Per district policy, students have 2 school days per day absent to makeup any missed work; however, students MUST take initiative to obtain the work immediately following the absence. THANK YOU!  
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    Current Assignments 
     
    You can locate audio for The Outsiders on YouTube, such as this one 
    *The Outsiders Ch. 4-5 Assignment (click here AND here) due September 18th; directions: in the center of the multi-flow map, write "the fight in the park"; on the left side of the multi-flow map, fill in causes for the fight, and on the right side of the multi-flow map, fill in effects of the fight  
     
    Quarter 1, Week 7 (September 16th-20th) 
     
    Please click here for the printable agenda for the week. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Previous Assignments 

    Quarter 1, Week 6 (September 9th-13th) 
     
    Please click here for the printable agenda for the week. 
     
    *The Outsiders Ch. 2-3 Assignment (click here) due September 4th
     
    Quarter 1, Week 5 (September 3rd-6th) 
     
    Please click here for the printable agenda for the week. 
     
    Links for notes/assignments: 
    -notes on RL3 & SWBTS (click here)
    -SWBTS Graphic Organizer (click here)
    -YouTube video "Lava" (click here) and "The Box" (click here)
    -"They're Made Out of Meat" (click here)
     
    Quarter 1, Week 4 (August 26th-August 30th) 
     
    Please click here for the printable agenda for the week. Please remember to check your specific class period. Not all classes are on the same lesson on the same day. 
     
    Quarter 1; Week 3 (August 19th-23rd) 
     
    *The Outsiders Ch. 1 Assignment (click here
     
    Please click here for printable agenda (please note, not all class periods are on the same lesson the same day; be sure to check your class period's schedule). 
     
    Quarter 1; Week 2 (August 12th-17th) 
     
    Monday 8/12
    All Classes: Turn in "My Story" One-Pager; take Reading Inventory (RI); sign up for Quizlet using class code and study Unit 1 vocabulary words 
     
    Tuesday 8/13
    Adv. ELA: Take test over summer reading; set up ISNs 
    ELA: Bell-work; finish setting up ISNs if needed; read "What to Bring" and use SQ3R strategy (graphic organizer) to identify the central idea; graphic organizer goes in ISN 
     
    Wednesday 8/14
    Adv. ELA: Time to study vocab.; read "What to Bring" and use SQ3R strategy (graphic organizer) to identify the central idea; graphic organizer goes in ISN 
    ELA: Time to study vocab.; read and annotate "Hello, My Name Is ____" to infer the central idea; annotated article goes in ISN
     
    Thursday 8/15
    Adv. ELA: Bell-work; read and annotate "Hello, My Name Is ____" to infer the central idea; annotated article goes in ISN
    ELA: Bell-work; determine the relationship between the story's plot and theme in "Hello, My Name Is ____"; graphic organizer goes in ISN 
     
    Friday 8/16 
    Adv. ELA: Time to study vocab. and work on The Outsiders Ch. 1 Assignment (due Wednesday)
    ELA: Time to study vocab. and work on The Outsiders Ch. 1 Assignment (for Per. 4 and 7 due Tuesday; for Per. 6 due Wednesday)
     
    Summer Reading
    Please click here for the instructions to the advanced 8th grade ELA summer reading assignment. If at any point you need help/have questions, do not hesitate to email me or message me through Remind101. 
     
    Quarter 1; Week 1 (August 7th-9th) 
     
    Wednesday, 8/7
    All Classes: Review MS Handbook, ELA syllabus, and class procedures 
    Homework: Complete "My Story One-Pager" 
     
    Thursday, 8/8 
    All Classes: Continue reviewing ELA syllabus, and class procedures
     
    Friday, 8/9
    All Classes: Set up Interactive Student Notebooks (ISNs)
     
    *Important: You will need a copy of The Outsiders by next week (week of August 12th) in order to begin our first novel study.