• Welcome to the 2019/20 School Year

    Posted by Scott Copeland on 8/12/2019
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  • RI.8.1  I can define textual evidence that supports a claim.

    RI.8.2  I can define theme/ main idea. I can write a summary.

    RI.8.4 I can determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.  I can explain the difference between literal and figurative language. 

    RI.8.5  I can summarize the main idea of a text. 

    RI.8.8  I can identify an author’s side of an argument.  I can differentiate between claims supported by facts from those supported by opinion.  I can judge if an author’s reasoning is sound (reliable), and evidence is relevant (significant) and sufficient (enough).

    W 8.4  I can produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    W 8.3A  I can engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

    W 8.3E  I can provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

    10/21  Ch 1-5 quiz

    10/22  Roots 6/Articles

    10/23  Early Release



    10/15  Finish Project

    10/16  Tic Tac Toe Board Due, Start Ashes of Roses Ch 1 & 2

    10/17  Ch 3 & 4  

    10/18  Ch 5/comprehension questions












    Unit 1

    RL.8.1 I can define textual evidence that supports a claim.

    RL.8.2 I can define the theme/main idea and provide an objective summary. 

    RL.8.3 I can analyze how characters develop throughout a text.

    RL.8.4 I can determine the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

    I can determine how words/phrases used by an author impacts tone.

    RL.8.6 I can identify various points of view. I can point out how different points of view affect the story.

    W.8.2 I can develop the topic with well developed relevant content.

    10/7  Tic Tac Toe Project Introduced 

    10/8  Perspective Paper Due




    9/30  The Outsiders Movie

    10/1  The Outsiders Movie

    10/2  Perspective

    10/3  Perspective

    10/4  WOD Quiz

    9/23  Perspective


    9/25  Early Release, ReadWorks, Newsela, Roots 3

    9/26  Book Talks

    9/27   Comprehension questions

    9/16  Newsela 1210L

    9/17  Chapter 8 vocabulary, Roots 2




    9/9  Analogies 1

    9/10  Analogies 2

    9/11  Fastbridge Testing


    9/13  WOD TEST

    9/3  Chapter 3 After Reading

    9/4  Math Map Testing

    9/5  Reading Map Testing  Parent Night

    9/6  Math MAP-Round 2


    8/26  Finish After reading for Chapter 1

    8/27  Picture/Disaster Day




    8/21  Early Release

    8/22  Finish Student Interest Survey

    8/23  No Homework