Welcome to 8th Grade English 2017-2018


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Email comments, concerns, and questions to Ms. Haywood
by clicking on the link above or using my email address at any time:

chaywood@latinpcs.org

For URGENT MATTERS, you may reach me by telephone at home 202 342 0529 before 7 pm.

I teach TWO SECTIONS of English 8; this page should only be used by my students in periods A and B. Due to the rotating schedule and double class period, HOMEWORK is ASSIGNED and DUE only when your class meets. Remember that each class meets FOUR TIMES in a rotating week with double periods and FIVE TIMES in a modified week with a Monday, single period schedule. Because each period does not come to class each day in a rotating week, there may be different deadlines. It's imperative to complete assignments and submit them on the due date when your class meets. Please pay close attention to due dates and note that I will include the PERIOD LETTER to help avoid confusion.

I conduct tutorial on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:20 to 3:45 pm in the 8th grade English room. Please come to seek enrichment or extra help. For regular tutorial, there is a limit of 5 students on a first-come, first-served basis. My colleague, Ms. Breitman, conducts tutorial on Mondays and Thursdays, and she welcomes my students to attend her tutorials. Review sessions for major assessments will be held in the English classroom, but there is no need to sign up for them.

We will study a variety of texts and address the following year-long essential questions:
1. What forces shape the identity of an individual over time?
2. How does bias impact a person's life?

ASSESSMENTS AND PROJECTS:

September 18, 2017: The Summer Comparative Writing Project is due. Please submit a typed rough draft, a typed revised draft, a peer edit and a typed final draft at the start of class. If you need printing assistance for the final draft, please share the document with me and send an email request prior to 7AM on the due date: chaywood@latinpcs.org




HOMEWORK AND HANDOUTS:
Please continue to scroll down if you are looking for archived, previous week's assignments and handouts AS WELL AS INFORMATION ABOUT ENGLISH CLASS. Tentative future weeks may also follow the current week until the year's end.

WEEK 5: September 18, 2017- September 22, 2017 Double Periods with a Rotating Schedule

MONDAY: Library Book Tasting (we will meet in the library).

Due Monday 9/18/2017 for A and B: *For students who need printing assistance, please send me an email request no later than 7 am on Monday morning. You must also share the essay with me on the Google drive. *

1. Use the peer feedback and grading rubric to make FINAL CHANGES to your essay.
2. Print the FINAL DRAFT and bring it to class along with a printed rough draft, a printed revised draft, and the peer edit worksheet.
3. Please remember to request printing assistance if necessary.**

TUESDAY: Part THREE of Make Lemonade

Due Tuesday 9/19/2017 for A and B:

1. Review and annotate part three of Make Lemonade.
2. Bring Make Lemonade to class.
Here is the worksheet from today's class:


Here are the grammar worksheets pp. 153-163 on subject-verb agreement).


WEDNESDAY: No classes meet


THURSDAY: Figurative Language for Make Lemonade

Due Thursday 9/21/2017 for A and B:

1. Complete the figurative language worksheet.
2. Bring Make Lemonade to class.
Here are the grammar worksheets pp. 153-163 on subject-verb agreement.


FRIDAY: Subject Verb Agreement

Due Friday 9/22/2017 for A and B:

1. Complete the grammar worksheets on subject verb agreement.
2. Bring the Independent Reading book that you selected.

MONDAY: Independent Reading

Due Monday 9/25/2017 for A and B:

1. Read for 20 minutes in your independent reading book and make annotations about setting, character identity or conflict.
2. Bring Make Lemonade to class.

TUESDAY: Quiz on Figurative Language for Make Lemonade

Due Tuesday 9/26/2017 for A and B:

1. Use your notes and the figurative language worksheet to study for a reading quiz through PART THREE.
2. Bring your copy of Make Lemonade to class.

PREVIOUS WEEK's ASSIGNMENTS (ARCHIVES)
WEEK 4: September 11, 2017- September 15, 2017 Double Periods with a Rotating Schedule

MONDAY:

Due Monday 9/11/2017 for A and B:

1. Read and review your annotations for part two of Make Lemonade.

2. Bring Make Lemonade to class.
TUESDAY: Essay Revision; Focus on Vague Words

Due Tuesday, 9/12/2017 for A and B:

1. Bring a typed and printed revised draft to class.
WEDNESDAY:

Due Wednesday 9/13/2017 for A and B: no classes meet

1. Review your annotations for Make Lemonade and the worksheet on the forces that shape LaVaughn and Jolly's identity.
THURSDAY: Make Lemonade Reading Quiz

Due Thursday 9/14/2017 for A and B:

1. Review your annotations for Make Lemonade and the worksheet on the forces that shape LaVaughn and Jolly's identity.

2. Bring your annotated copy of Make Lemonade to use during the open book quiz.
FRIDAY: Final editing workshop of revised draft *For students who need printing assistance, please send me an email request no later than 7 am on Friday morning. You must also share the essay with me on the Google drive.

Due Friday 9/15/2017 for A and B:

1. Read through your essay and identify areas where you need feedback.

2. Make revisions to your essay based on peer feedback and the grading rubric.

3. Bring your printed revised draft to class for a FINAL EDIT.
MONDAY: Library Visit

Due Monday 9/18/2017 for A and B: *For students who need printing assistance, please send me an email request no later than 7 am on Friday morning. You must also share the essay with me on the Google drive. *

1. Use the peer feedback and grading rubric to make FINAL CHANGES to your essay.

2. Print the FINAL DRAFT and bring it to class along with a printed rough draft, a printed revised draft, and the peer edit worksheet.

3. Please remember to request printing assistance if necessary.**