Molly Childerston

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Molly Childerston-Mrs. Chili
Molly Childerston

8th Grade Language Arts

 

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW...AS ALWAYS THE FOLLOWING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE :) The Outsiders Unit Plan-17/18 Monday 12-04

  • Intro Research for 50’s/60’s

    • Research-2-3 paragraphs

    • Postcard Picture design

  • Brainstorm topics


Tuesday 12-05

  • Choose Research Topic

  • Begin Research


Wednesday 12-06

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #1

  • Research


Thursday 12-07

  • Research


Friday 12-08

  • Socratic Seminar

    • Poetry

    • Music Lyrics


Monday 12-11

  • Digital Citizenship with Perri and Sara


Tuesday 12-12

  • Finish Research


Wednesday 12-13

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #2

  • Type Research “Paper”


Thursday 12-14

  • Type Research “Paper”


Friday 12-15

  • Socratic Seminar

    • Poetry

    • Music Lyrics


Monday 12-18

  • “Paper Due”

  • Begin picture for Stamp


Tuesday 12-19

  • Stamp picture


Wednesday 12-20

  • Stamp picture


Thursday 12-22

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #3

  • Stamp picture

  • Complete research and stamp due

  • Share and hang


Friday 12-23

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #3

  • Stamp picture

  • Complete research and stamp due

  • Share and hang


Monday 01-08

  • NO SCHOOL


Tuesday 01-09

  • Intro The Outsiders

  • Character tracker

  • Read chapter 1 outloud pages 1-18

  • Homework pages 19-31 (at page break)

Wednesday 01-10

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #4

  • Read pages 31-52

  • Zumba break

  • Homework pages 53-62 (at page break)


Thursday 01-11

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #4

  • Read pages 31-52

  • Zumba break

  • Homework pages 53-62 (at page break)


Friday 01-12

  • Socratic Seminar

  • Homework pages 62-75 (at page break)


Monday 01-15

  • Character tracker work

  • Read pages 75-84

  • Homework pages 85-93 (at page break)


Tuesday 01-16

  • Read pages 93-104

  • Homework CATCH UP WITH READING IF BEHIND


Wednesday 01-17

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #5

  • Read pages 104-124

  • Zumba

  • Homework pages 124-130 (at page break)


Thursday 01-18

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #5

  • Read pages 104-124

  • Zumba

  • Homework pages 124-130 (at page break)


Friday 01-19

  • Socratic Seminar

  • Homework pages 131-137 (at page break)


Monday 01-22

  • Character tracker work

  • Read pages 138-149

  • Homework pages 150-153 (at page break)


Tuesday 01-23

  • Read pages 153-160

  • Homework pages 161-166 (at page break)


Wednesday 01-24

  • Read pages 167-180 (end of book)

  • Zumba

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #6

  • Homework CATCH UP WITH READING IF BEHIND


Thursday 01-25

  • Read pages 167-180 (end of book)

  • Zumba

  • The Outsiders 10 minute journal write #6

  • Homework CATCH UP WITH READING IF BEHIND


Friday 01-26

  • Socratic Seminar

(A) Monday 01-29

  • Descriptive Writing Assignment

    • 2 paragraph description modeling S.E.Hinton’s style


(A) Tuesday 01-30

  • Descriptive writing-typed


(A) Wednesday 01-31

  • Finish typing

  • Work on extension project during movie if interested

  • Begin Movie (20 minutes)


(O) Thursday 02-01

  • Finish Movie

  • Work on extension project during movie if interested


(E) Friday 02-02

  • Finish Movie

  • Work on extension project during movie if interested

ENGLISH 8     

8th grade English is a combined study of writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary.  The standards will be achieved through the following units:  Self Discovery, American Biographies, Harlem Renaissance and Poetry, short text (stories, news text, essays, poems, and speeches), various novels.   Students will be involved in the writing process and working towards mastery of summary, analytical essay, literature response with support from text, expository essay, and poetry.  The focus of writing instruction will be to increase the level of sophistication in written work through improved sentence structure, higher level vocabulary, and supporting personal claims and opinions with evidence from the text.  Students will also be introduced to MLA format and required to use it in all written work.  Some of the units will be collaboratively planned with Social Studies and other content areas.


Socratic Seminar and dialogue will be a major focus in the 8th grade.  Seminars will be done primarily in conjunction with Mr. Murtaugh’s Social Studies classes.  Students will be expected to participate through individual think sheets, partner/small group dialogue, whole group discussion and reflective writing post seminar.


Intermittent grammar will be implemented through “Grammar Bomb” lessons.  During these times, applicable and relevant grammar rules, guidance and assessment will take place once the foam grammar bomb is dropped on the floor as a visual signal to students that a Grammar Bomb lesson has just dropped into their class.  Reference points from all lessons will be hung from the ceiling for reminders and reference to/for students.  Grammar bomb lesson concepts will be a focal point for formal assessment of student’s Convention skills within written work.  



ENGLISH UNITS-

READING

Novels

Short Stories/Short Texts/Misc…

Poetry

Research (N.F.)

Subject to change...

8


*Speak

*The Outsiders

*Tom Sawyer

*Ab Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

*Tom Sawyer

*Esperanza Rising

*The Four Agreements

*The Alchemist

*Touching Spirit Bear


*Thank You Ma’am

*Satyagraha

*Short Cut

*Biderbiks Don’t Cry

*Crow Call

*Great Expectations

*Gettysburg Address

*MLK Speech

*Obama Speech

*Ain’t I a Woman

*Two Letters from Slaves

*Time Magazine-American Dream

*American Poets

*Paul Revere’s Ride

*Harlem Renaissance

*Langston Hughes

*Walt Whitman

*American Biographies

*Presidents

*Civil War

*60’s research

*Immigration



Grading Policy

Gunnison Middle School - 2017/2018


Percentage Grades

A+ 100 - 97.5%

A 97.4 - 92.5%

A- 92.4 - 89.5%

B+ 89.4 - 87.5%

B 87.4 - 82.5%

B- 82.4 - 79.5%

C+ 79.4 -77.5%

C 77.4 - 72.5%

C- 72.4 - 69.5%

D+ 69.4 - 67.5%

D 67.4 -62.5%

D- 62.4-59.5%

F 59.4% & below


Guidelines and Practices

  1. It is the teacher’s discretion to allow corrections and re-dos.

  2. It is the teacher’s discretion to set deadlines for work turned in. (Be it a week after the due date, by the end of the unit, etc.)

  3. Put a ZERO in right away if no work is turned in on due date.

  4. Students that correct assignments can only earn a B on assignments.  

  5. Tests are only taken once.


Work Habits and Citizenship

We use the labels, EXM, PRO, PP, and NE, so at a glance students, parents and teachers can discern the difference between academic grades and WH/CIT when looking at or entering grades.


EXM (exemplary) = 95% equivalent to an A (No one is 100%),

PRO (proficient) = 80%, equivalent to a B-

PP(partially proficient) = 60% Passing at a D

NE (not evident ) = 50% Failing


Work Habits: Be prepared, Be productive, Be prompt (this includes on time to class and with assignments)

EXM – Always prepared for class, uses class time productively, no late and or missing assignments, on time to class.

PRO – Usually prepared for class, uses class time productively, few late and/or missing assignments, mostly in time to class.

PP - Frequently unprepared, does not use class time productively, significant late and/or missing assignments, frequently late to class.

NE – Unprepared, unproductive, excessive late and /or missing assignments or tardiness to class.


Citizenship: Be positive, Be cooperative, Be respectful

EXM - Outstanding citizenship/leadership, always polite and cooperative

PRO - Good citizenship/some leadership, usually polite and cooperative

PP – Needs improvement on citizenship, leadership, and/or cooperation

NE – Frequently disrupts class, often impolite, or uncooperative




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