Back from Spring Break with a four-day week (Friday is a holiday) AND the first administration of the STAAR Reading Test for eighth graders happening next week (Wednesday, 30 March). We'll march through this week reviewing some critical TEKS. Here's how it pans out:
We'll continue reading stories this week, for both comprehension and reflection. First, though, we start out with a little review on advertisements. Here's how it pans out:
Pre-AP: Reflections for the novel Twisted are found below. Be sure to send yourself a copy and be sure to "Submit" often.
We return to fiction this week by reading two myths. Relevant textbook pages and audio clips are below.
First grades of the six weeks: Reflections exercises and vocabulary/Reflections quiz, due by Sunday.
Here's how it plays out:
Advertising Group Project
Essays are due on Monday, 8 February... major grade. Then, we'll finish our unit on argument and persuasion by looking at advertising. To complete this sub-unit, students will work in groups to make an advertisement (print or video) of their own. Below is how it pans out.
We're writing this week... and practicing grammar. Compare and contrast essay is due at the end of the week, and we'll also have a grammar quiz. This paper counts as a major assessment grade, equivalent to the benchmark test. Take your time, revise, revise, revise, and do well. Note that pre-AP has a slightly different schedule. Here's how is plays out:
We continue arguments and persuasion this week, with benchmark testing taking up the middle of the week. Here's how it pans out: