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Hello Porter 8th Graders,

We are at the finish line.  What a year filled with plot twists and turns and unpredictability.  But here we are. It's the last week of school and the end of your journey at Porter Traditional School.  I have no doubt that you will be amazing high school students.

Please log in to our last Zoom Class on Tuesday at 11:00 am.  We will have one last opportunity to learn together and to strengthen our reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

It was an honor to be your teacher.  See you on Tuesday.

 





CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Week of June  8
Review of 8.1c - Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop understanding
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link  
8th grade schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve. Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of June 1
Review of 8.1c - Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop understanding
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link  
8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve. Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of May 25
Review of 8.5 Standards - Explain development of theme; Explain use of figurative language; Compare and contrast details in literary and informational texts.
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link 
8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve. Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of May 18
Review of 8.7 Standards - Write in a variety of forms. (narrative)
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link 
8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve. Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of May 11
Review of 8.4 and 8.5 Standards - Analyze figurative language; use structure, context and connotation; analyze voice and tone.
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link 8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on.Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of May 4
Review of 8.7 Standards - Write in a Variety of Forms
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.Please click on the link 
8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on.Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of April 27
Review of 8.6 Standards - Non-fiction - Biography
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.
Please click on the link 8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on.Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of April 20
Review of 8.5 Standards - Poetry and Drama
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.


Please click on the link 8th Grade Schedule for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on.

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.


Week of April 13
Review of 8.5 Standards - Short Story
Reading, Writing, Listening, Inquiry and Collaboration activities on Edmodo.

Please click on the link 8th Grade Schedule  for the  OPTIONAL weekly schedule for students and families to utilize during Home Learning. The schedule is to help with accessing resources, links, and activities; these can be completed at any time.  All students are encouraged to engage in the review activities. These activities align with PWCS's vision of (60 for Elem. and 90 for MS) minutes per content area, per week. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to review and remediate objectives from the beginning of the year that they would like to improve on.

Please reach out to the teacher with any questions.

Week of April 6
Spring Break

March 26, 2020
Find Instructional Calendar with Resources: Here

Week of March 23
Complete Assignments on Padlet and Google Docs.
Check your email for missing assignments.

 Week of March 16
Two assignments due on Tuesday, March 17.  Check Edmodo.

 March 9 - 13
SOL Writing Tests

Essays on Tuesday, March 10

Multiple Choice on Thursday, March 12

 MARCH 2 - 7
SOL WRITING BOOTCAMP

FEBRUARY 18 - 21
Reading Workshop - Lit Circle Reading, Discussion, Presentation
Writing Workshop - SOL Preparation, Persuasive Writing

 FEBRUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 14

Feb. 10 - 14
Reading Workshop - Lit Circle Reading, Discussion, Presentation
Writing Workshop - Responding to a Persuasive Prompt

 Feb. 3 - Practice Writing SOL 
Writing Workshop - Responding to a Persuasive Prompt
Reading Workshop - Lit Circle Reading, Discussions, Presentation

 JANUARY 13 -20

Reading: Re-scheduled Seedfolks test
Writing: Language Arts/Science informational report

 JANUARY 6 - 10

Reading: Seedfolks test on Friday
Writing: Writing for informational purposes

DECEMBER 16 - 20

Reading: Class Discussions, Reflective Writing, Makerspace
Writing: Conclusions, Full Revision of First Draft Essay

 DECEMBER 9 -13

Reading Seedfolks - tracking character, mood and tone
Writing Workshop - Revising essays

NOVEMBER 25-26

Monday - Quiz on The Giver
Tuesday - Giver Individual Project Due


NOVEMBER 18 - NOVEMBER 22

Reading The Giver - looking at cause and effect relationships
Writing Workshop - Developing reflective writing skills

NOVEMBER 12 - November 15

Reading Workshop - Reading The Giver - compare/contrast with The Last Dog; compare/contrast with non-fiction text

Writing Workshop - Using the Writing Process to improve our essays


 OCTOBER 31
Sign-up link for 8th Grade Parent Teacher Conferences

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B48ADA822A3FB6-porter


 Week of October 21

Reading Workshop - Reading Strategies - Reading and Analyzing The Giver

Writing Workshop - 8th Grade Writing Prompts

 Week of October 7

Reading Workshop - Short stories - What do they say; what do they mean; how are they written?
Writing Workshop - Using dialogue to develop characters, point of view, narrative voice, conflict.  Pre-writing strategies to develop dialogue.


Week of September 30
 Look out for three major assignments in the next two weeks. 
Identity Narrative Poem
Essay on Character and Conflict in my Chosen Book
Unit One Test


 LANGUAGE ARTS SUPPLY LIST

1 Composition Notebook
1 1/2 Inch Binder
2 packs binder dividers
2 packages loose leaf paper
Thin Markers
Colored Pencils
Pencils
Pens, 2 Each, Blue, Red and Green
1 Pack Highlighters
1 Folder with Pockets


EMAIL: Clendimm@pwcs.edu






 

QUICK LINKS

Edmodo: Link
ClassDojo: Link
ClassTag: Link


Expert 21 Textbook - SRI  (
Use this link to open up SRI)





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