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TEDTalk Worksheet in Google Classroom

TEDTalk Worksheet

Please select a TEDTalk (or similar educational video with my permission) to watch that is at least fifteen (15) minutes in length. After watching, please complete this worksheet.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/31/22 to 06/03/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/31/22 to 06/03/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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The House on Mango Street: Socratic Seminar Q/A Handout​ in Google Classroom

The House on Mango Street: Socratic Seminar Q/A Handout​

You will periodically fill this out while we read The House on Mango Street. This is an ongoing assignment. You may complete this digitally or on the physical handout that was distributed on Wednesday, April 20th.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/23/22 to 05/27/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/23/22 to 05/27/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Memoir Project in Google Classroom

Memoir Project

Memoir Project: This is your "home base" for this assignment. I recommend reviewing this often. 

Final Book: if you are completing this digitally, this is where you will create finalized "vignettes/chapters."

DO NOT turn in this assignment until you are done with ALL FOUR vignettes/chapters and with the entire Memoir Project.

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Free-Write #4 in Google Classroom

Free-Write #4

1) You will select a topic for your chapter/vignette,  will create one on your own, OR will write about the given topic
2) You will complete a free-write, for ten minutes on the selected topic.

Free-Writes will NOT BE read or graded closely, but you will earn two points in the writing category for simply attempting them. Remember the more you write means the more that you have to use when working on your Memoir Project.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/16/22 to 05/20/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/16/22 to 05/20/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Vignettes #21-24 in Google Classroom

Vignettes #21-24

This worksheet will be graded on the completion of each item, so be sure to complete every item diligently. 

You may complete this assignment digitally by filling out the attached Google Slides or the alternative Google Form, OR you may complete it on the physical handout provided during class time. 


If you are completing the Google Slides version,  remember to zoom in on the Google Slides click "File" > "View" > select an appropriate percentage (many prefer 100%, yet I use 200%). The Google Form is an alternative way to complete the same work on the Google Slides (you do not have to complete both the Google Slides and Google Form). Please note: Google Forms does not have a save option. However, I have enabled the "Respondents can edit after submitting" option, so please click "submit before closing this form whenever you are done working on it. You can edit it after submitting it.

If you are completing this on the physical handout, remember to write your name on the assignment and turn it into the class tray.

Additionally, I have added a link to each vignette.

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Free-Write #3 in Google Classroom

Free-Write #3

1) You will select a topic for your chapter/vignette,  will create one on your own, OR will write about the given topic
2) You will complete a free-write, for ten minutes on the selected topic.

Free-Writes will NOT BE read or graded closely, but you will earn two points in the writing category for simply attempting them. Remember the more you write means the more that you have to use when working on your Memoir Project.

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Free-Write #2 in Google Classroom

Free-Write #2

1) You will select a topic for your chapter/vignette,  will create one on your own, OR will write about the given topic
2) You will complete a free-write, for ten minutes on the selected topic.

Free-Writes will NOT BE read or graded closely, but you will earn two points in the writing category for simply attempting them. Remember the more you write means the more that you have to use when working on your Memoir Project.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/09/22 to 05/13/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/09/22 to 05/13/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Vignettes #9-11 Worksheet in Google Classroom

Vignettes #9-11 Worksheet

This worksheet will be graded on the completion of each item, so be sure to complete every item diligently. 

You may complete this assignment digitally by filling out the attached Google Slides or the alternative Google Form, OR you may complete it on the physical handout provided during class time. 

If you are completing the Google Slides version,  remember to zoom in on the Google Slides click "File" > "View" > select an appropriate percentage (many prefer 100%, yet I use 200%).
If you are completing this on the physical handout, remember to write your name on the assignment and turn it into the class tray.

Additionally, I have added a link to each vignette.

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Free-Write #1 in Google Classroom

Free-Write #1

1) You will select a topic for your chapter/vignette,  will create one on your own, OR will write about the given topic
2) You will complete a free-write, for ten minutes on the selected topic.

Free-Writes will NOT BE read or graded but will earn you participation points.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/02/22 to 05/06/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 05/02/22 to 05/06/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Weekly Lesson Outline - CAASPP Testing in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - CAASPP Testing

State Testing Materials:

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The House on Mango Street Mini-Research Project in Google Classroom

The House on Mango Street Mini-Research Project

Please read every section in the "Directions: The House on Mango Street Mini-Research Project" document.

The attached template is not required but may prove useful.

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Vignettes #6-8 Worksheet in Google Classroom

Vignettes #6-8 Worksheet

This worksheet will be graded on the completion of each item, so be sure to complete every item diligently. 

You may complete this assignment digitally by filling out the attached Google Slides or the alternative Google Form, OR you may complete it on the physical handout provided during class time. 

If you are completing the Google Slides version,  remember to zoom in on the Google Slides click "File" > "View" > select an appropriate percentage (many prefer 100%, yet I use 200%).
If you are completing this on the physical handout, remember to write your name on the assignment and turn it into the class tray.

Additionally, I have added a link to each vignette.

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Vignettes #1-5 Worksheet in Google Classroom

Vignettes #1-5 Worksheet

The first worksheet will be graded on completion, so be sure to complete every section diligently. 

You may complete this assignment digitally by filling out the attached Google Slides, OR you may complete it on the physical handout provided during class time. 

If you are completing this digitally,  remember to zoom in on the Google Slides click "File" > "View" > select an appropriate percentage (many prefer 100%, yet I use 200%).
If you are completing this on the physical handout, remember to write your name on the assignment and turn it into the class tray.

Additionally, I have added a link to each vignette.

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Free-Write: Friendship in Google Classroom

Free-Write: Friendship

During free-writes, challenge yourself to write about the prompts for the entire ten-minute timer without stopping. If you need help starting or reach a pause in your writing, use the guiding questions. You DO NOT need to answer all or any of the questions, but please be sure to focus on the topics of each free-write, giving your responses to the prompts while timing yourself for ten minutes each time. Please use 200 words minimum!

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 04/18/22 to 04/22/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 04/18/22 to 04/22/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Edpuzzle - Similes and Metaphors in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Similes and Metaphors

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Free-Write: My Name in Google Classroom

Free-Write: My Name

During free-writes, challenge yourself to write about the prompts for the entire ten-minute timer without stopping. If you need help starting or reach a pause in your writing, use the guiding questions. You DO NOT need to answer all or any of the questions, but please be sure to focus on the topics of each free-write, giving your responses to the prompts while timing yourself for ten minutes each time. Please use 200 words minimum!

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/21/22 to 03/25/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/21/22 to 03/25/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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"The Fourth of July"

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Speaking Assignment: My Motivational Speech in Google Classroom

Speaking Assignment: My Motivational Speech

1) Once you have completed the "Writing Assignment: Motivational Speech" assignment, you will record your speech using enunciation, passion, and eye contact as your "Speaking Assignment:  My Motivational Speech" assignment.

2) Following your speech, you will RESPOND respectfully and appropriately to at least one (1) classmate giving them one (1) "glow" and one (1) "grow."

glow - "What did the speaker do well?"
grow - "What area can the speaker improve?"

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Mock Socratic Seminar Handout in Google Classroom

Mock Socratic Seminar Handout

This handout will be passed out in class today. Please fill out the "inner circle" section and have it completed for the Socratic Seminar the following class.

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Mock Socratic Seminar Reflection in Google Classroom

Mock Socratic Seminar Reflection

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/14/22 to 03/18/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/14/22 to 03/18/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Writing Assignment: My Motivational Speech in Google Classroom

Writing Assignment: My Motivational Speech

1) Read over the "Writing Assignment: My Motivational Speech" assignment and understand the requirements.
2) Create a new GoogleDoc and attach it to this assignment.
3) Complete the assignment.
4) Review the requirements, "Self-Review" section, and rubric before submitting.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/07/22 to 03/11/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 03/07/22 to 03/11/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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The Gettysburg Address Assignment in Google Classroom

The Gettysburg Address Assignment

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/28/22 to 03/04/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/28/22 to 03/04/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Vote Your Future Mini-Essay in Google Classroom

Vote Your Future Mini-Essay

This assignment will be graded as a SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT.

1) Create a new document
2) Add your work from your outline
3) Revise your work (use the self-edit checklist for support) 
4) Format your mini-essay in MLA format
5) Read the rubric and ensure that your writing meets all of the requirements

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with this assignment prior to the due date!

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Day 4: Vote Your Future (Outline) in Google Classroom

Day 4: Vote Your Future (Outline)

Please read the rubric and please note the following: if you skip any part of a section, it will not be considered "complete."


This assignment will be worth the same amount of points as the "Day 1: Vote Your Future," Day 2: Vote Your Future," and Day 3: Vote Your Future" assignments combined.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/21/22 to 02/25/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/21/22 to 02/25/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Day 3: Vote Your Future (Writing a Thesis) in Google Classroom

Day 3: Vote Your Future (Writing a Thesis)

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Feedback Form and Exit-Ticket in Google Classroom

Feedback Form and Exit-Ticket

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Edpuzzle - Thesis Statement Edpuzzle in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - Thesis Statement Edpuzzle

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/14/22 to 02/18/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/14/22 to 02/18/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Day 2: Vote Your Future (Finding Research) in Google Classroom

Day 2: Vote Your Future (Finding Research)

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/07/22 to 02/11/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 02/07/22 to 02/11/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Day 1: Vote Your Future (Selecting an Issue) in Google Classroom

Day 1: Vote Your Future (Selecting an Issue)

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 Solo:

Solo: "Beginning"

Please note that this excerpt from chapter one of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass differs from the other excerpt that we read during the lesson. 


There are nine (9) cards in total. Please click "Hand In" once you have completed this assignment.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/31/22 to 02/04/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/31/22 to 02/04/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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My

My "I, Too" Poem

Requirements


Please include the following literary devices in your poem, as well as highlight or underline them: 
at least one (1) example of repetition 
at least one (1) example of imagery
at least one (1) example of personification
at least one (1) example of tone
Consider the following essential questions in your writing:

Do you hear America singing?
If so, in what voice?
If yes, what type of song? 
If not, what do you hear America doing?
Do you feel like you belong?
Your poem must be 12 lines minimum. This may be done in rhyme or free verse (no rhyme or meter).

 
It must be masterfully illustrated with your original artwork that enhances the design of the poem. 
You may type your poem, but it must be printed out when you submit it.

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"I, Too" CATCH Annotations

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"I, Too" Poems Worksheet

Please complete each of the corresponding sections of this worksheet after CATCH annotating each poem. Please only work on the specific poem assigned for the day. On page two you will find the essential questions and useful information on literary devices.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/24/22 to 01/28/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/24/22 to 01/28/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Extra-Credit: Literary Devices Poster in Google Classroom

Extra-Credit: Literary Devices Poster

To be completed in/outside of class this week. Please use the following website for additional support: 
https://literarydevices.net 

Due by Friday, January 14th


You may earn up to five (5) extra-credit points in the "Productive Participation" grading category for diligently completing this extra-credit assignment.

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Goal Setting Wheel  in Google Classroom

Goal Setting Wheel

Goal Setting Wheel

Create a visual wheel symbolizing your SMART goals 
Assign ONE SYMBOL to represent each SMART goal that you created for the "SMART Goals" assignment
You should have a minimum of FOUR symbols on your wheel
Please ensure that you use your best effort to plan and design your wheel
See examples attached
This may be submitted digitally or physically to the corresponding class tray.

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The American Dream Questions in Google Classroom

The American Dream Questions

1) Read the PDF entitled "What is the American Dream"
2) Watch the video entitled "How do you define the American Dream?"
3) Complete the requirements on the assignment entitled "The American Dream Questions"

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/10/22 to 01/14/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/10/22 to 01/14/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Random Autobiography in Google Classroom

Random Autobiography

Directions:
Write your own random autobiography to describe your life and past experiences
Your autobiography should be a minimum of 1 page typed, single-spaced
Choose 5 lines that you would not mind sharing with the rest of the class and put a star next to them. 
Note: You are also welcome to use my random autobiography as a model if you are having trouble thinking of things to say. Remember this can be as random or quirky as you are, so don’t overthink it.

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SMART Goals in Google Classroom

SMART Goals

Objective: Following the lesson on SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based) goals, students will be able to formulate their own SMART goals related to academics, hobbies, health, and relationships by using the graphic organizers to produce complete sentences for the “Overall Goals” section on the “SMART Goals” assignment.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/03/22 to 01/07/22 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 01/03/22 to 01/07/22

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 12/13/21 to 12/17/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 12/13/21 to 12/17/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Theme Review Worksheet in Google Classroom

Theme Review Worksheet

Please complete the following worksheet 
Instructions are listed on the document
A PDF of the novel is linked in the document (for students completing this at home) 
 You may work with your group members for extra support 
DUE on 12/10

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No Red Ink - Practice: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Practice: Parts of Speech

Please complete each of the fourteen (14) practices. This will be due December 3rd, 2021.


If needed, our class code is major note 17.

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Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Test in Google Classroom

Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Test

Instructions: If you want to earn any points that you missed on the Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Test, please complete one row for each word that you got incorrect on the test (make a copy of the "Vocabulary Test Missed Items.") Please email me "Vocabulary Test Missed Items" document when you are completed so that I know to update your Of Mice and Men Vocabulary Test score (my email is [email protected]). If you need to add extra rows on the document, right-click on a box and click “Insert row below.”

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 12/06/21 to 12/10/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 12/06/21 to 12/10/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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OMaM Chapter Five Review Questions​ in Google Classroom

OMaM Chapter Five Review Questions​

This assignment has spoilers. Please wait until you finish the chapter to read and answer these questions. Choose any three (3) questions to answer in complete sentences and with cited quotations as evidence to support your response. There are sentence starters on the second page.

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OMaM Chapter Four Review Questions​ in Google Classroom

OMaM Chapter Four Review Questions​

This assignment has spoilers. Please wait until you finish the chapter to read and answer these questions. Choose any three (3) questions to answer in complete sentences and with cited quotations as evidence to support your response. There are sentence starters on the second page.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/29/21 to 12/03/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/29/21 to 12/03/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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OMaM Chapter Three Review Questions​ in Google Classroom

OMaM Chapter Three Review Questions​

This assignment has spoilers. Please wait until you finish the chapter to read and answer these questions. Choose any two (2) questions to answer in complete sentences and with cited quotations as evidence to support your response. There are sentence starters on the second page.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/15/21 to 11/19/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/15/21 to 11/19/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Parts of Speech

Work on “No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Parts of Speech.”

If needed, our class code is major note 17.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/08/21 to 11/12/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/08/21 to 11/12/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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No Red Ink - Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I

Work on “No Red Ink - Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I.”


If needed, our class code is major note 17.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/01/21 to 11/02/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 11/01/21 to 11/02/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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Of Mice and Men Group Research Presentation in Google Classroom

Of Mice and Men Group Research Presentation

The rubric for the "Of Mice and Men Group Research Presentation" is found in the "Of Mice and Men Group Research Presentation Guidelines."

The rubric for the "Class One" work is attached to this assignment.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/25/21 to 10/29/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/25/21 to 10/29/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson

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No Red Ink - Practice: Commonly Confused Words I in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Practice: Commonly Confused Words I

Work on “No Red Ink - Practice: Commonly Confused Words I.”


If needed, our class code is major note 17.

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Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/18/21 to 10/22/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/18/21 to 10/22/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

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One-Pager: Theme in Google Classroom

One-Pager: Theme

You will complete this assignment on paper and will submit your work to the corresponding class tray at the front of the classroom. 



Your grade on the rubric and any additional feedback will be recorded here on Google Classroom. 


The following information should be found on your "One-Pager" (in any order that you decide):
Your name
The title of the story that you are focusing on
Five (5) topics from the story
A related theme statement
At least one (1) related image or graphic


Your "One-Pager" must be designed and decorated with effort and craftsmanship (these will be displayed in our classroom).

Possible Examples of Stories: ANY fairy tale, ANY Pixar animated movie, or ANY Disney movie.

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/11/21 to 10/15/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/11/21 to 10/15/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

Theme CER Test in Google Classroom

Theme CER Test

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/04/21 to 10/08/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 10/04/21 to 10/08/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I

Complete the “No Red Ink - Pre-Assessment: Commonly Confused Words I.”


If needed, our class code is major note 17.

Due:

Names/Nombres in Google Classroom

Names/Nombres

- Create at least five (5) comments total as annotations, including each part of CATCH. 
- Answer the four (4) items in the "Reading Analysis Items" with complete sentences. Please ensure that you respond to each item completely.

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/27/21 to 10/01/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/27/21 to 10/01/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

Edpuzzle - How to Make Stress Your Friend in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - How to Make Stress Your Friend

Due:

Main Idea CER Test in Google Classroom

Main Idea CER Test

Due:

Dealing with Stress and Strong Emotions in Google Classroom

Dealing with Stress and Strong Emotions

1. Select your level (you are choosing one, or you will read the same article at three different levels).

SUPPORT: Please select this level if you did not do well on the FASTtrack Reading assessment and/or you struggled creating CATCH annotations during our previous class session together. 

BENCHMARK: This is where most students should at least attempt to start.

HONORS: This is for students who want to challenge themselves!

2. Open the document
3. Select “File” in the upper left
4. Click “Make a copy”
5. Rename your copy to include your first and last-name
6. Follow the instructions
7. Submit here once you completed both "PART ONE" and "PART TWO"

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/20/21 to 09/24/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/20/21 to 09/24/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

Making Meaning in Google Classroom

Making Meaning

Please preview the rubric so that you are aware of how you will be graded on this assignment.

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/13/21 to 09/17/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/13/21 to 09/17/21

 

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/07/21 to 09/10/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 09/07/21 to 09/10/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment in Google Classroom

8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment

Your "8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment" is due Friday, September 3rd, 2021.

If you completed this assignment, it will be worth 20 points in the "Productive Participation" grading category and will be graded as complete or incomplete; additionally, your name will be entered into a raffle to possibly win a prize. 

As shared during class time on Wednesday, August 25th, students who did not complete the "8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment" will receive a "NA" on Aeries: this indicates that this assignment will not affect your overall class grade positively or negatively.


I have added the "CCMS 8th Grade Summer Reading Assignment Template" for those who might find it helpful.

Due:

Mr. Kern’s ELA 8 Syllabus in Google Classroom

Mr. Kern’s ELA 8 Syllabus

Students and guardians, please read, sign, and return "Mr. Kern’s ELA 8 Syllabus (2021-2022)." There is also a copy of the department's common syllabus translated into Spanish. 

You may physically sign and return the "Mr. Kern’s ELA 8 Syllabus (2021-2022)" handout that was distributed during class time, OR you may electronically sign the "Mr. Kern’s ELA 8 Syllabus (2021-2022)."


If you choose to electronically sign, please complete the corresponding Google Forms:


Students who choose to electronically sign will complete the "Mr. Kern's ELA 8 Syllabus - Student Electronic Signature."


Guardians who choose to electronically sign will complete the "Mr. Kern's ELA 8 Syllabus - Guardian Electronic Signature."

Due:

No Red Ink - Practice 1 in Google Classroom

No Red Ink - Practice 1

https://www.noredink.com/join/major-note-17


Class Code (if a code is needed): major note 17

Due:

Edpuzzle - CATCH Annotating in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - CATCH Annotating

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 08/30/21 to 09/03/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 08/30/21 to 09/03/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments.
Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).   
Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.
Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.

Due:

Student Interview in Google Classroom

Student Interview

Directions: 

Each member of the class will be paired with one classmate to interview. Mr. Kern will decide the pairs, no exceptions, and no trading!

Each pair will take turns interviewing one another. Each student will use the “Student Interview—Question/Answer” handout to record his/her/their partner’s answers during the interview.

After each pair has completed the oral interview process, each student will write two (2) paragraphs about the classmate he/she/they interviewed. Use the “Student Interview—Question/Answer” handout to help. This writing should be free of errors and should be completed in ink and submitted to your class period tray or typed and submitted on Google Classroom.

The final step will be to introduce your interview partner to the class. Be sure to include some of the information that you learned about him/her/they.

You will be assessed on how well you work together (asking and answering questions appropriately), how well you write, and how well you speak. 

If you have additional time, you will be instructed to create at least ten (10) additional school-appropriate and interesting questions to ask your partner and to write an additional paragraph about your partner.

Due:

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 08/23/21 to 08/27/21 in Google Classroom

Weekly Lesson Outline - ELA 8 - 08/23/21 to 08/27/21

Timetracker: This section indicates items that students should write in their Timetrackers, such as due dates and where to submit assignments. Objective(s): This section indicates our weekly objective(s).    Lesson Focus: This section indicates the weekday of the lesson and the relevant topic(s) and/or essential questions.     Agenda: This section indicates an overview of the lesson.