The Perfect Society Project
Monday- Exploration Lab- Our 8th Grade class is scheduled to take the Mid-year Reading Inventory. The Reading Comprehension Assessment is used to assess and monitor students’ growth in reading comprehension. The assessment includes nearly six thousand test items for students at all levels. Each item consists of a passage, a sentence stem, and four answer choices. Each passage includes texts that students encounter both in and out of school and are drawn from a variety of content areas. Questions assess students’ comprehension skills as applied to the passages. Reading Comprehension Assessment results indicate students’ reading levels on the Lexile Frameworks for Reading Scale.
Tuesday though Friday - Students will be working on a project to create "The Perfect Society." Each day students will focus on a different aspect to develop their project: origins, government, culture (family, social norms, employment), infrastructure.
General Guidelines for the Project
Thursday and Friday we will have Early Release
11:30 a.m. - High School
12:30 p.m. - Elementary School
1:30 p.m. - Middle School
Citing Evidence, Central Idea, and Supporting Details
We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break!
This week students will be reading to determine the central idea of a text and to analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas and providing an objective summary of the text.
Students will also be focusing on reading informational text to cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Supporting evidence proves a claim to be true. Supporting evidence can be paraphrased, directly quoted or summarized. Supporting evidence is a crucial part in writing a paragraph or an essay.
Wednesday, students will be applying these skills as they take an assessment in the Wildcat Lab.
Thursday, our class is scheduled to visit the Learning Commons for books check in/out. Then students will work on writing a short explanatory essay on the topic Utopian Ideals and Dystopian Reality. Students will incorporate using quotations from a text to support their ideas. This essay is due Friday and must be written in class.
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