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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mr. Bollini
8th Grade Language Arts - Liberty Jr. High
dbollini@nlsd122.org

Please find the schedule for the upcoming school days located here. As always, these plans are considered "tentative" as they can change due to the different demands of the individual classes. 

TRIMESTER 1

Week 1: August 22-24

AUG 22

  • Introduction to LA
  • Begin Class Initiation Activities
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Bring in Supplies for Binder by Wednesday

AUG 23

  • Daily Language Review (abbreviated as DLR)
  • Finish Classroom Initiation Activities
  • Pass Out Green Literature Book
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Bring in Supplies for Binder tomorrow

AUG 24

  • Literature Terms Pretest & Grade
  • Grammar Pretest
  • Assemble Binders

 

Week 2: August 27-31

AUG 27

  • DLR
  • Begin Poetry Unit
  • Poetry Packet - Go Over
  • Ink Think & Discuss w/ PPT
  • Willow & Gingko Poem w/ WS 

AUG 28

  • DLR
  • Finish Willow & Gingko
  • Ink Think #2
  • Figurative Language Notes
  • Red Wheelbarrow Poem & Interpretation Chart

AUG 29

  • DLR
  • Cont. Figurative Language Notes
  • Mother & Son Poem w/ Partner
  • Begin Song Lyrics w/ a Partner

AUG 30

  • DLR
  • Anne Sexton's "Young" Poem (Mood)
  • Label Frost Poem
  • Continue Song Lyrics
  •  

AUG 31

  • DLR
  • Simile Metaphor WS
  • Label "On the Grasshopper & the Cricket"
  • Continue Song Lyrics


Week 3: September 3-7

SEP 3 – NO SCHOOL – LABOR DAY

 

SEP 4

  • DLR
  • Simile, Metaphor, & Personification WS
  • Continue Songs Are Poetry Project
    • Homework:  
      • Finish gathering the information for the project if not complete by the end of class
      • Bring Headphones/MP3 Player for use in class during project work time

SEP 5

  • DLR
  • Begin AIMSweb Reading Test
  • Begin Presentations work for Song Are Poetry Project
    • Homework:
      • Finish Presentation for Songs Are Poetry Project for Thursday

 

SEP 6

  • Continue AIMS Reading
  • Finish Songs Are Poetry Presentations
  • Homework:
    • Finish Songs are Poetry presentation due Thursday

SEP 7

  • DLR
  • POETRY PROJECT DUE TODAY!!
  • Read & Discuss Annabel Lee in Packet w/ WS
    • Homework:
      • Finish Annabel Lee Poem WS

 

Week 4: September 10-14

SEP 10

  • Homework:
    • Study For Poetry Test on Monday

SEP 11

  • Poetry Unit Test
  • AIMS Fluency Testing
    • Homework
      • None

SEP 12

SEP 13

SEP 14 - 1/2 Day Teacher's Institute

Week 5: September 17-21

SEP 17

  • Beginning of the Year Assessment (MyPerspectives)

SEP 18

  • DLR
  • Begin Unit 1 of MyPerspectives
  • Kid President/Ink Think
  • Unit Goals & Academic Vocabulary
  • Timeline Activity

SEP 19

  • DLR
  • "Red Roses" Reading & Summary
  • Quick Write

SEP 20

  • DLR
  • Concept Vocabulary WS (From Book)
  • First Read of "The Medicine Bag" & Summary
  • Comprehension Check Questions

SEP 21

  • SSR
  • Close Read "The Medicine Bag"
  • Highlight & Annotate
Week 6: September 24-28

SEP 24

  • DLR
  • Finish Close Read of "The Medicine Bag"
  • Plot Chart for Story
  • AQC

SEP 25

  • DLR
  • PG. 25 - Verbs in Active & Passive Voice (w/ WS)
  • Analyze Craft & Structure of the story
  • Find Quotes in Groups & discuss

SEP 26

  • DLR
  • Active & Passive Voice WSs & Grade

SEP 27

  • "Ransom of Red Chief" Story w/ Plot Chart

SEP 28

  • "Ransom of Red Chief" Video w/ Compare/Contrast Activity
Week 7: October 1-5

OCT 1

OCT 2

OCT 3

OCT 4

OCT 5

Week 8: October 8-12

OCT 8 - COLUMBUS DAY -- NO SCHOOL

OCT 9

OCT 10

OCT 11

OCT 12

Week 9: October 15-19

OCT 15

OCT 16

OCT 17

OCT 18

OCT 19

Week 10: October 22-26

OCT 22

OCT 23

OCT 24

OCT 25

OCT 26

Week 11: October 29 - November 2

OCT 29

OCT 30

OCT 31 -- HALLOWEEN - NO SCHOOL

NOV 1

NOV 2

Week 12: November 5-9

NOV 5

NOV 6 - NO SCHOOL -- TEACHER'S INSERVICE FULL DAY

NOV 7

NOV 8

NOV 9

TRIMESTER 2

Week 13: November 13-17

November 13

  • DLR
  • Begin Folkore Unit
  • Ink Think: What makes something Beautiful? Is Beauty truly in the Eye of the Beholder?
  • Read "Owl" in Green Lit Book w/ Questions at the end (697)

November 14

  • Ink Think: Would you want to live forever?
  • Read "It's Better to Die Forever"
  • Read "Aunty Misery"
  • Do WS from Packet & check

November 15

  • Ink Think: Have you ever tricked anyone into giving you what you want? Have you ever been the victim of a trick?
  • Read "Raven and the Coming of the Daylight"
  • Read "The Five Eggs"
  • Read "The Souls in Purgatory"
  • Complete WS #2

November 16

  • Urban Legends
  • Go over "Souls" WS
  • "Emails"
  • Urine in the Pool Urban Legend
  • Complete Urban Legends WS
  • Read "The Girl in the Lavender Dress"

NOV 17 - 1/2 Day -- TEACHER'S INSTITUTE

Week 14: November 27 - December 1

November 27

November 28

  • Folklore Test
  • Begin Introduction to Narratives
  • Handout Packets & Go through notes
  • Sample Stories
  • Senses WS
  • Assign Family Legend
    • Homework:
      • Bring Ideas for Family Legend

November 29

  • Check in Senses WS
  • Begin Narrative Elaboration WS
  • Important Narrative Tips
  • Think Sheet (Every Event needs 1 Narrative Elaboration Strategy)
    • Homework:
      • Think Sheet Due Tomorrow

November 30

  • Check in Think Sheet
  • Elaboration Practice WS w/ Partner
  • Circle/Star Elaborations
  • Opening Sentence
  • How To: Dialogue
    • Homework: 
      • Rough Draft Due Monday

December 1

  • Work on Rough Draft
    • Narrative Elaboration
    • Dialogue
    • Sensory Details
    • Voice
    • Transitions
      • Homework:
        • Finish Rough Draft for Monday
Week 15: December 4-8

December 4

  • Rough Draft Due Today
  • Type Final Draft of Narrative Paper in Computer Lab
    • Homework:
      • Family Legend Due Tomorrow

December 5

  • Turn in Family Legend
  • Begin "Of Mice and Men" Unit
  • Handout Packet
  • About the Author & Migrant Farmers
  • Begin Ch. 1
    • Homework: 
      • Finish Ch. 1 w/ Lit Terms

December 6

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 1 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin Ch. 2
    • Homework:
      • Finish Ch. 2 w/ Lit Terms

December 7

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 2 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin Ch. 3
    • Homework:
      • Finish Ch. 3 w/ Lit Terms

December 8

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 3 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin Ch. 4
    • Homework:
      • Finish Ch. 4 w/ Lit Terms
Week 16: December 11-15

December 11

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 4 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin Ch. 5
    • Homework:
      • Finish Ch. 5 w/ Lit Terms

December 12

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 5 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin Ch. 6
    • Homework:
      • Finish Ch. 6 w/ Lit Terms

December 13

  • "Of Mice and Men" Reading Quiz Ch. 6 & Discussion
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin "Of Mice and Men" Characterization Activity

December 14

December 15

  • "Of Mice and Men" Unit Test
  • Begin "Of Mice and Men" Movie
Week 17: December 18-22

December 18

  • Finish "Of Mice and Men" Movie

December 19

  • Strange Goings On Unit
  • Begin Reading "Flowers for Algernon"

December 20

  • Strange Goings On Unit
  • Cont. Reading "Flowers for Algernon"

December 21

  • Strange Goings On Unit
  • Finish Reading "Flowers for Algernon"

 

DEC 22 -- NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK BEGINS! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Week 18: January 8-12

January 8

  • Begin AIMSWeb Testing
  • Reading & Grammar Stations

January 9

  • Continue AIMSWeb Testing
  • Cont. Reading & Grammar Stations

January 10

  • Finish AIMSWeb Testing
  • Finish & Grade Reading & Grammar Stations

January 11

  • Begin Verbs Unit
  • Action Verbs & Direct Objects
  • WS 24
  • Begin Media Literacy Unit
  • Super Slogans & Definitions

January 12

  • Direct & Indirect Objects WS
  • Definitions & Examples of Media
Week 19: January 15-19

JAN 15 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

January 16

  • Verbs:  Linking & Helping Verbs
  • Media Literacy
  • Society Views of Topics
    • Beauty
    • Real Men Should
    • Guns
    • Social Media

January 17

  • Verbs:  Linking & Helping Verbs Review (From Red Book)
  • Media Literacy
  • Begin Advertising Techniques
    • Homework:
      • Verb Quiz tomorrow

January 18

  • DO & IO/Linking vs. Action Verb Quiz
  • Media Literacy
  • Finish Advertising Techniques

January 19

  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Media Literacy
  • Finish Advertising Methods
  • Begin Frontline Readings
Week 20: January 22-26

January 22

  • Past, Present, & Future Tenses
  • Media Literacy
  • Media Literate Mind 3-2-1 Reading
    • McDonalds Organic Clip

January 23

  • Progressive Verbs w/ WS 30
  • Media Literacy
  • Begin Commercial Products Project

January 24

  • Perfect Tense Verbs
  • Media Literacy
  • Continue Commercial Products Project

January 25

  • Irregular Verbs
  • Media Literacy
  • Finish Commercial Products Project
    • Homework: Present Project tomorrow

January 26

  • Verbs Study Guide & Answers
  • Media Literacy
  • Present Projects
    • Homework:
      • Study for Verbs Test
Week 21: January 29 - February 2

January 29

  • Verbs Test
  • Begin Presentations

January 30

  • Go Over Verbs Test
  • Finish Presentations
  • Begin Wall-E

January 31

  • Correct Verbs Tests
  • Continue Wall-E

February 1

  • Finish Wall-E & Discussion
  • Begin Hunger Games
  • Handout & Go over Packet
  • Anticipatory Guide

February 2

  • Begin Reading The Hunger Games
  • Chapters 1-3 in Class
  • 1-3 Lit Terms Work
  • 1-3 Vocabulary Work
    • Homework:
      • Finish 1-3 w/ Lit Terms
Week 22: February 5-9

February 5

  • The Hunger Games
  • 1-3 Reading Quiz
  • Discussion Questions
  • Read Ch. 4-6 w/ Lit Terms
    • Homework
      • Finish 4-6

February 6

  • The Hunger Games
  • 4-6 Reading Quiz
  • Character Sketches
    • Adjective to Describe the Character & Quote that fits Adjective
  • Read Ch. 7-9 w/ Lit Terms
    • Homework:
      • Finish 7-9

February 7

  • The Hunger Games
  • 7-9 Reading Quiz
  • Begin 10-12
  • Continue Character Sketch
    • Homework:
      • Finish 10-12

February 8

  • The Hunger Games
  • 10-12 Reading Quiz
  • Finish Character Sketch
  • Begin 13-18 -- 2 Day Reading Assignment -- No Quiz tomorrow!!!
  • Discussion Questions

February 9

  • The Hunger Games
  • Continue 13-18 Reading
  • Discussion Questions
  • Finish Sketch
    • Homework:
      • Finish 13-18
Week 23: February 12-16

February 12

  • The Hunger Games
  • 13-18 Reading Quiz
  • Discussion Questions
  • Read Ch. 19-21 w/ Lit Terms
    • Homework
      • Finish 19-21

February 13

  • The Hunger Games
  • 19-21 Reading Quiz
  • Discussion Questions
  • Read Ch. 22-24
    • Homework
      • Finish 22-24

February 14

  • Hunger Games
  • 22-24 Reading Quiz
  • Begin 25-27 w/ Lit Terms
  • Discussion Questions
    • Homework:
      • Finish Novel & Prepare for Quiz

February 15

  • Final Hunger Games Quiz (25-27)
  • Finish Lit Terms for 25-27
  • Finish Packet
    • Homework: Finish Packet for Tuesday

FEB 16 - 1/2 Day -- TEACHER'S INSTITUTE

  • Finish Work on Packet
Week 24: February 19-23

FEB 19 - NO SCHOOL -- PRESIDENT'S DAY

February 20

  • Hunger Games Ch. 19-21 Reading Quiz
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin 22-24

February 21

  • Hunger Games 22-24 Reading Quiz
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Begin 25-27

February 22

  • Hunger Games 25-27 Reading Quiz
  • Check in Lit Terms
  • Review for Test

February 23

  • Take Hunger Games Unit Test

TRIMESTER 3

Week 25: February 26 - March 2

Feb 26

  • Begin Argumentative Essay Unit
  • Begin Notes
  • Claim Sentences 

Feb 27

  • Continue Argumentative Essay
  • Conclusion Paragraph
  • Elaboration Strategies

Feb 28

  • Finish Argumentative Notes
  • Sample Argumentative Writing (30 Minutes)

March 1

  • Finish Practice Argumentative & Peer Edit
  • Final Draft & Submit 

March 2

  • Final Timed Argumentative Writing
Week 26: March 5-9

March 5

  • Hunger Games Movie

March 6

  • Hunger Games Movie

March 7

  • Hunger Games Movie

March 8

  • Hunger Games Movie

March 9

  • Hunger Games Movie
Week 27: March 12-16

March 12

  • Begin Holocaust Unit
  • The Rise of Nazism & Kristallnacht

March 13

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Concentration Camps
  • Public Sentiment
  • Begin Background information on Anne Frank

March 14

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Finish Anne Frank Background info
  • Begin "The Diary of Anne Frank" 

March 15

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Continue "The Diary of Anne Frank" 

March 16

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Finish "The Diary of Anne Frank" Act 1
Week 28: March 19-23

March 19

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Begin Act 2 
  • Character Changes WS in Packet 

March 20 -- NO SCHOOL (TEACHER'S INSTITUTE)

March 21

  • Continue Holocaust Unit
  • Finish "The Diary of Anne Frank" Act 2
  • Finish Packet
  • Test Review
    • Homework:
    • Study for Test tomorrow

March 22

  • Take Unit Test
  • Begin Diary of Anne Frank movie

March 23

  • Finish Diary of Anne Frank movie
Week 30: April 9-13

April 9

  • Verbals Unit
  • Noun Clauses & Participles 

April 10

  •  Verbals Unit
  • Infinitives & Gerunds

April 11

  • Verbals Unit
  • Verbals Study Guide & Review for Test
    • Homework:
    • Study for Test Tomorrow 

April 12

  • Verbals Unit 
  • Unit Test
  • Prepositions Notes & Practice Questions 

April 13

  • Review Prepositions
  • Misused Words Notes & Practice Problems
Week 31: April 16-20

April 16

  • Misused Words And Prepositions Quiz 
  • Create Prepositions Posters & present

April 17

  • Hero's Journey
  • Begin Notes
  • Theories & Beliefs 

April 18

  • Hero's Journey
  • Continue Notes, Theories, & Beliefs
  • Vocabulary & Due Dates

April 19

  • Intro To Grammar Final Project
  • Choose Group/Topic & Work Time

April 20

  • Grammar Final Project Work Time
Week 29: April 2-6

April 2 -- (Day After Easter -- No School)

April 3

  • Begin Verbals Unit
  • Form & Function Review
  • Sentence Type Review w/ Subordinating Conjunctions 

Apri 4

  • Aaron Elster Preview
  • Book Exerpt
  • Hologram Project
  • Behavior Expectations

April 5

  • Aaron Elster Presentation Day & Discussion

April 6

  • Verbals Unit
  • Adverb & Adjective Clauses
Week 32: April 23-27

April 23

  • Grammar Project Work Time
  • Project Due @ the end of class

April 24

  • HJ: Begin HJ Movie

April 25

  • HJ: Finish HJ Movie & Discussion WS

April 26

  • HJ: Threshold Think Sheet & Rough Draft
  • Threshold Paper Due Tomorrow

April 27

  • Grammar Final: Commas
  • HJ: Threshold Due 
  • Begin Guide Think sheet
Week 33: April 30 - May 4

April 30

  • HJ: Guide RD
  • Grammar Final: Conjunctions & Sentence Structure

May 1

  • HJ:  Guide Due
  • Begin Abyss Think Sheet
  • Grammar Final:  Adjectives & Adverbs

May 2

  • HJ: Abyss RD
  • Grammar Final:  Regular & Progressive Verbs 

May 3

  • HJ: Abyss Due 
  • Begin Talisman Think Sheet
  • Grammar Final:  Perfect Tense Verbs 

MAY 4 - HALF DAY -- TEACHER'S INSTITUTE

  • Work Day
Week 34: May 7-11

May 7

  • HJ: Talisman RD
  • Grammar Final: Adverb Clauses

May 8

  • HJ:  Talisman Due
  • Work on Student Letter to Parents
  • Grammar Final:  Adjective Clauses

May 9

  • HJ: Boon Think Sheet
  • Grammar Final: Noun Clauses

May 10

  • HJ: Student Letter Due
  • Work on Boon RD
  • Grammar Final: Infinitives

May 11

  • HJ: Boon Due
  • Grammar Final:  Participles & Gerunds
Week 35: May 14-18

May 14

  • HJ: Artifacts Dude
  • Final Grammar Review

May 15

  • Grammar Final Exam
  • Parent Letter Due
  • HJ Work Day 

May 16

  • HJ: Favorites, Table of Contents, Cover Page DUE
  • Continue Work Day 

May 17

  • HJ:  Read "Hero's Return"
  • Work Day 

May 18

  • HJ Final Due & Begin Presentations
Week 36: May 21-25

May 21

  • HJ Presentations

May 22

  • HJ Presentations

May 23

  • End of the Year Wrap Up Activities

May 24

  • 8th Grade Six Flags Trip 

May 25

  • Graduation Practice
Week 37: May 28 - June 1

MAY 28 - NO SCHOOL -- MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 29 - NO SCHOOL -- RECORDS DAY

MAY 30 -- No 8th Grade Attendance (Graduation Day)

MAY 31 -- 7th Grade Step-Up Day

JUNE 1 -- Last Day of School