The Challenge of Utopia
This week, students will begin Unit 2, "The Challenge of Utopia." We will preview the big ideas and academic vocabulary for the unit. We will also overview and analyze the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful on completing Embedded Assessment 1.
Academic Vocabulary for Unit 2:
Wrapping up Unit 1
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break!
As we approach to the end of our first unit, 8th Grade ELA students will be working on publishing their Embedded Assessment Essay. Students can refer to the links for the graphic organizer and checklist, provided the week before our break.
Additionally, we will be reviewing skills and vocabulary learned in this unit and getting ready for the Unit test at the end of the week, which includes vocabulary, comprehension and higher order thinking skills.
The Definition Essay
Monday- Overview of Definition Essay Rubric
Thursday- First Draft Proofread and Peer Edit
Friday– Type Essay (MLA format: Size 12 Times New Roman, double spaced)
What Makes a Hero
As we approach the end of our first unit, this week students will be learning and practicing strategies in preparation to their end of unit writing assessment.
Monday: Students will learn and use various definition strategies: function, example and negation
Tuesday- No School/Teacher workday
Wednesday– We will read and discuss "Where I find my Heroes" to apply definition strategies of function, example, and negation.
Thursday- Students will complete a thinking map or graphic organizer on how to define a hero according to the three different strategies for definition: function, example, and negation.
Friday– students will take the ELA Unit 1 CTLS Online Assessment. This assessment will be a test grade and data will be shared with our school's grade level content area to compare student growth and make any necessary adjustments.
-Password is: student ID
Skill Practice : studentID@ecms