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Liberty
Junior High School
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Mrs. Gagan
8th Grade Language Arts - Liberty Jr. High
tgagan@nlsd122.org

Trimester 1

Week 1: August 21-25

August 21

  • Special advisory schedule 8:25-9:25
  • Introduction to Language arts
  • "Can I chew gum?" activity
  • SSR guidelines
August 22

  • Opener stations-  Mugshot Monday, Brainteaser Tuesday, Wordy Wednesday, Think about it Thursday, "Almost" free Friday
August 23

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Review expectations and supply list
  • Complete student surveys, hand prints and goal clouds
  • Poetry Pretest
August 24

  • Think about it Thursday
  • District writing assessment
  • Library to prepare for SSR

August 25

  • SSR
  • #adjective/hang selfie
  • Poetry Structure notes
Week 2: August 28-Sept. 1

August 28

  • Mug shot Monday
  • Poetry Structure Notes
  • Complete "Casey at the Bat" and complete WS
August 29

  • Brain teaser Tuesday
  • Poetry - mood and tone
  • Video clips/"The Lost Generation"
  • Complete tone WS
August 30

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Poetry-topic and theme
  • "Mending Wall" reading and complete WS
August 31

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Poetry Notes- Assonance, Alliteration and Onomatopoeia
  • Assign alliteration ad
September 1

  • SSR-extended time (Book talk, if ready)
  • Poetry Notes-similes, metaphors and personification
  • Work on alliteration ad due Tuesday
Week 3: Sept. 4-Sept. 8

September 4

No School

September 5

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • Continue with simile/metaphor notes
  • Introduce hyperbole and idiom PPT examples
September 6

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Poetry-Compare & Contrast "Stereo Hearts" & "A Red, Red Rose" answer questions in complete sentences
  • Haiku examples
September 7

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Black out Poetry Prezi examples and assignment
September 8

  • SSR
  • Review for Poetry Test - Jeopardy review
  • Finish and turn in black out poetry
Week 4: Sept. 11-Sept. 15

September 11

  • Mugshot Monday
  • Poetry Test
  • Poetry Writing expectations/ mine your heart assignment
September 12

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • Return and Review poetry Test
  • Poetry Writing continued-prewriting, & tips for writing WS
  • Begin 1st draft

September 13

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Continue drafting poetry
  • possibly start revision

September 14

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Continue revising and begin partner edit
September 15 (11:25 dismissal)

  • Continue partner edit & hand write 2nd draft 
Week 5: Sept. 18-Sept. 22

September 18

  • Mug shot Monday
  • 2nd draft of poetry writng due to edit
  • Aims testing

September 19

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • 1st 30 minutes typing time (Final draft)
  • 2nd 30 minutes begin short story vocabulary
  • Continue aims testing

September 20

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Elements of a short story notes-characterization PPT, Ted talks irony clips
  • Vocabulary work time- due tomorrow

September 21

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Literary pre-test
  • Begin Pixar shorts assignment in goole classroom

September 22

  • SSR opener-book talks during this time
  • Review Literary term test
  • Complete Pixar assignment
Week 6: Sept. 25-Sept. 29

Monday

  • Mugshot Monday
  • Begin- "The Lady or the Tiger" complete worksheet

Tuesday

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • Finish the worksheet, PPT activity, and review the questions

Wednesday

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Read and practice annotating "The Necklace" and complete the theme worksheet

Thursday

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Review the Theme WS for "The Necklace" and collect the annotated copy
  • Listen to the short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" complete questions

Friday

  • SSR/Book talks
  • "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" conflict examples
  • Begin compare/contrast of the short story and movie
Week 7: Oct. 2-Oct. 6

Monday

  • Mug Shot Monday
  • Continue with the movie

Tuesday

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • Finish movie and complete the compare/contrast worksheet

Wednesday

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Turn it the compare/contrast worksheet
  • Begin - "The Most Dangerous Game" 

Thursday

  • Think about it Thursday
  • Complete close read of "The Most Dangerous Game".
  • Begin brainstorm sheet

Friday

  • SSR
  • Complete Brainstorm sheet
Week 8: Oct. 9-Oct. 13

Monday

  • No school

Tuesday

  • Brainteaser Tuesday
  • Writing response in Google Classroom
  • Begin "The Most Dangerous Game" film

Wednesday

  • Wordy Wednesday
  • Continue "The Most Dangerous Game" film
  • Begin Background on Of Mice and Men
Thursday
 
  • Think about it Thursday
  • Continue background and vocabulary
  • Read Chapter One and literary analysis

Friday

  • SSR
  • Complete Google Classroom questions for Of Mice and Men