Weekly Plans

8th Grade

Please note: These come directly from my lesson plans. Some of the language/notes may not be familiar or make sense, and that is okay. Also note that this is subject to change and is no way set in stone. Life and learning changes plans consistently. If you missed a day, you MUST come and talk to me/email me once you return to school to get your missing work. 

Week 13

11/13-11/17

Autobiography due

Gallery walk for Autobiographies

Start animal farm unit

Creative writing-- complete the sentence


Hand out vocab words (copies made)

2 activities due Friday



Background info on author -- ppt point notes and animal farm video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOK1TMSyKcM&t=27s


Read chapter 1 together

Character notes and allegory notes on PDF file-- write about connection to russian revolution


Homework: read chapter two & 3

Write about the part with the apples and milk: see document on that


Vocab activities due

Read chapter 4 together



Chpt 5-6 hw over thanksgiving break

Week

THANKS

GIVING

BREAK

Week 15

11/27-12/1

Vocab quiz

Writing Assignment #1 for the commandments -- introduce and start writing

Due at the end of the week.

NWEA Testing




Homework: read chapt 7


NWEA Testing


When done, read chapters 8 and 9.


Active reading ws


Week 16

12/4-8

Active Reading WS Due


Lies and manipulation in animal farm - literacy vs illiteracy THEMES


Any time leftover is used to write the assignment 1



Read chpt 10 for hw and finish manipulation document



Make posters for animals: Fill out information on each character to make a way for us to remember who they are/what they stand for.


Written response: orwell’s novel is full of messages and morals- write about one important moral that orwell tried to convey to his audience. Support with two examples from the book-- aim for a level 4 short answer

posters due


Finish book by Monday for HW


Walk and talk


Week 17

12/11-15

Create a list of the 10 major flaws in animal farm society-- group work

Explain this passage in the book “The creatures outside looked from pig to man and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which” (139)


SPLIT BLOCK

Hand out animal farm study guide questions -- answer essay questions at the bottom of the page

Test review day

Animal farm test