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Weekly Assignments

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of May 2, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Art

Mon. 5-2
1.  Final review of Vocabulary Lesson #6 (chapters 21-28) for The Westing Game.  Definition sheet must have complete definations, page numbers, and words must be underlined in book.

2.  Vocabulary Lesson #6 Quiz (chapters 21-28) for The Westing Game
3.  Assign The Westing Game final Review Puzzle due Wed.

Tues.  5-3
1.  Science Air Test (75 min. A.M. and P.M.)
2.  Allow time to finish Vocabulary Lesson #6 Quiz (chapters 21-28) for The Westing Game
3.  Work on The Westing Game final Review Puzzle due Wed.

Wed.  5-4
1.  Correct and turn in (10 assignment points) The Westing Game final Review Puzzle.
2.  Discuss all instructions for The Westing Game Final Exam.
3.  Allow time in class to work on Acrostic Presentations.
4.  Assign NoRedInk Verb Lesson (100 questions) due next Wed.

Thurs.  5-5
1.  The Westing Game Final Exam

Fri.  5-6
1.  Fnish The Westing Game Final Exam
2.  Allow time in class to work on Acrostic Presentations.
3.  Meet with students individually to record Lexia score for 75% completion goal of their second level.


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of April 25, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Art

Mon.  4-25
1.  Students will watch discoveryeducation video on Verbs (7 min.).  Complete the NoRedInk Verb diagnostic.  

2.  Meet with students individually to record Lexia Goal of 50% completion of their level.

Tues.  4-26
1.  Math Air Test (90 min. A.M. and P.M.)


Wed.  4-27
1.  Begin Vocabulary Lesson #6 for The Westing Game (chapters 21-26).  Students must have a dictionary defintion and words underlined in books.
2.  Complete any make-up work for interim report card time.
3.  For those with everything caught up, they are to begin working on next Lexia goal of 75% completion for their second level.

Thurs.  4-28
1.  Finish defining Vocabulary Lesson #6 for The Westing Game (chapters 21-26). 
2.  Read chapters 26-27 of The Westing Game by parts. Add notes to graphic organizer - Five Years Past.

Fri.  4-29
1.  Finish reading chapters 27-30 of The Westing Game by parts. Add notes to graphic organizer - Five Years Past.  THE END!


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of April 18, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  4-18

Tues  4-19
1.  Air Testing for Language Arts (105 for both A.M. and P.M.).

Wed.  4-20
1.  Earned CHESS DAY

Thurs.  4-21
1.  Read chapters 23-24 of The Westing Game by parts.

Fri.  4-22
1.  Read chapters 25-25 of The Westing Game by parts.


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of April 4, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  4-4
 

Tues.  4-5
1.  NWEA - Reading - Spring Benchmark is 220.  Most students will take 45 to 60 min. to complete.
Passes will be written for next class.  Assignment points will be assigned by grade level reached.

* 220 and up = 10 pts.    219/18= 9 points    217/16 = 8 points    215 and below = 7 points (6th grade level)

Wed.  4-6
1.  NWEA - English - Spring Benchmark is 219.  Most students will take 35 to 45 min. to complete.
Passes will be written for next class.  Assignment points will be assigned by grade level reached.

* 219 and up = 10 pts.    217/18 = 9 points    215/16 = 8 points    214 and below = 7 points (6th grade level)

Thurs.  4-7
1. 
Begin end of unit presentation for The Westing Game.  Students will set up slides for a slide show presentation
on their assigned Westing character.  Students will create introductory slide Students can either start the process individually working on adding

information to their character graphic organizer or starting slide design.  Students can also spend time with
their story partner or family to discuss information an clues.

Fri.  4-8
1.


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of March 14, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  3-21
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game - begin chapters 19 and 20.  Allow time
for students to add character information to the individual character sheets.
2.  Canvas Quiz - chapters 15/16 and chapters 17/18 (10 multiple choice questions).

Tues.  3-22
1.  Finish reading aloud chapter 20 of The Westing GameAllow time
for students to add character information to the individual character sheets.
2.  Begin Vocabulary Lesson #5 for The Westing Game (chapters 15-20). 

Wed.  3-23
1. 


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of March 14, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  3-14
1.  Finish Vocab. Quiz #4.  Allow time for students to make corrections (for 1/2 credit) to The Westing Game
Mid-Book Test if they received a 59% or lower. 
2.  Work on Lexia Strategies lesson - 1/4 completion goal of second level for Friday.

Tues.  3-15
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game - finish chapter 16 and begin chapter 17.  Allow time
for students to add character information to the individual character sheets.

Wed.  3-16
1.  Complete NoRedInk Parts of Speech diagnostic for assignment points.  Allow time
for students to add character information to the individual character sheets.

Thurs.  3-17
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game - finish chapter 17 and begin chapter 18.

Fri.  3-18
1.  One-quarter goal for Lexia of new level.  Meet with students individually to review their
progress.

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of March 7, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  3-7
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game - finish chapter 14 and begin chapter 15.  Allow time
for students to add character information to the individual character sheets.

Tues.  3-8
1.  Final review of Vocabulary Lesson #4 - students will read aloud sentence from the story containing
a vocab. word (context clues) and share the words definition (denotation).

2.  Working with a partner, students will create a study guide for The Westing Game - MidBook Test.

Wed.  3-9
1.  The Westing Game - Mid Book Test - review all directions including expectations for the written
responses.  Allow as much time as needed to complete.
2.  As students finish with the Mid-book Test, they are to work on their Lexia Strategies Lesson.

Thurs.  3-10
1.  Finish The Westing Game Mid-Book Test.  Everyone will have the opportuntiy to review test a final
time.

Fri.  3-11
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game - finish chapter 16 and begin chapter 17.
2.  Vocabulary Lesson #4 - play "Around the World" for fluency.
3.  Vocabulary Quiz #4 for The Westing Game.

 


Mrs. Cornelius
Week of February 29, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  2-29
1.  Earned Chess Day - upon completion of Punctuation Unit

Tues.  3-1
1.  OSUM student participant lesson

Wed.  3-2
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game chapter 13 and begin chapter 14
2.  Introduce Vocabulary Lesson #4 - chapters 9 through 11

Thurs.  3-3
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game finish chapter 14 and begin chapter 15
2.  Allow time to begin working on definitions for Vocabulary Lesson #4.

Fri.  3-4
1.  Meet with students individually to record Lexia Strategies progress.  Goal #3 is to have
completed the first level student began on.
2.  Complete make-up work as needed.
3.  Continue working on definitions for Vocabulary Lesson #4.

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of February 22, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  2-22
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game chapter11 and begin chapter 12
2.  Final Review of Vocabulary Lesson #3 for chapters 7 and 8 of The Westing Game.  Quiz Tues.

Tues.  2-23
1.  Read aloud by parts The Westing Game chapter 12
2.  Allow 3-5 min. for students to review Vocab Lesson #3 words (chapters 7-8).  Collect notes. Complete
Vocab. Quiz #3.
3.  With any remaining time, students should be working on Lexia Strategies.

Wed.  2-24
1.  The Westing Game chapters 9-10 and chapters 11-12 comprehension questions to complete on
Canvas.
2.  Students should continue working on Lexia Strategies to finish the goal of 100% completion of first level.
3.  Make-Up work - meet individually with students who owe make-up work or corrections.


Thurs.  2-25
1.  Punctuation Unit final review- students may work with a partner for 15-20 min. creating a "cheat
sheet" of notes to use on Fri. Punctuation Unit Test.  All notes will be attached to Unit Test.
2.  Pass back paperwork to file in Language Arts notebook - Westing Game Vocab. quizzes and Punctuation
Quizzes.  All punctuation materials can be used as study material for Test. Westing Game materials can be
used to study for next weeks mid-book Test.

Fri.  2-26
1.  Allow 5-7 min to review Punctuation notes.  Complete Punctuation Unti Test worth 52 points.
2.  Any remaining time students should be working on Lexia Strategies to finish the goal of
100% completion of first level.

 

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of February 16, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Tues.  2-16        Snow Trails Behavior Reward Trip - Regular class schedule for those students who stay at school.
1.  Continue working on Lexia Strategies Goal of 3/4 of each skill completed.
2.  Begin defining words for The Westing Game Vocab. Lesson #3 chapters 7 and 8.

Wed.  2-17
1.  Freshman scheduling with Mrs. Cress

Thurs.  2-18
1.  Finish  Punctuation Quiz Lesson #4 - Using Quotation Marks, Italics, Apostrophes, Hyphens,
Dashes, Parentheses, Abbreviations, and Writing Numbers. 

2.  Begin defining words for The Westing Game Vocab. Lesson #3 chapters 7 and 8.

Fri.  2-19
1.  Allow 15 to 20 min. to work on Lexia Strategies while teacher individually conferences with
students about reading goal of 3/4 completion of each practice skill.  Record progress as assignment
points.  Set new goal for next week of 100 percent completion of each practice skill for the level they
are currently working on.
2. 
Finish defining words for The Westing Game Vocab. Lesson #3 chapters 7 and 8.

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of February 8, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  2-8
1.  Allow 15 to 20 min. to work on Lexia Strategies while teacher individually conferences with
students about reading goal of 1/2 completion of each practice skill.  Record progress as assignment
points.  Set new goal for next week of 3/4 completion of each practice skill.
2.  1.  The Westing Game - continue oral reading by parts chapters 9 and 10. 

Tues.  2-9
1.  The Westing Game - continue oral reading by parts chapters 9 and 10.  Introduce Vocabulary
Lesson #3 words for chapters 9 and 10.

2.  Make sure all punctuation Lessons 20.6 - 20.9 are complete and turned in to teacher by Thurs.

Wed.  2-10
1.  Discoveryeducation.com video Part III of Punctuation (20 min.) - Hyphens, Dashes, Parentheses,
Apostrophes, Abbreviations, Slashes, and Elipses
2.  Introduce Punctuation Lesson #10 Writing Numbers.  Review all  rules including examplesComplete
at least the first 5 questions from each of the 3 lessons.  Assign the remainder as homework.

Thurs.  2-11
1.  Students who have all Punctuation Lesson #4 assignments completed will begin the correction
process
with an answer key.  Use Checklist to record completion of - Lesson 20.6 Quotation Marks
and Italic, Lesson 20.7 Using Apostrophes, Lesson 20.8 Using Hyphens, dashes, and Parentheses
Lesson 20.9 Using Abbreviations, and Lesson 20.10 Writing Numbers.

Fri.  2-12
1.  Final Review of Punctuation Lesson #4 - Using Quotation Marks, Italics, Apostrophes, Hyphens,
Dashes, Parentheses, Abbreviations, and Writing Numbers.  Send 4 or 5 students to the board at a
time to complete 6 practice questions.
2.  Punctuation Quiz Lesson #4 - Using Quotation Marks, Italics, Apostrophes, Hyphens,
Dashes, Parentheses, Abbreviations, and Writing Numbers. 

 

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of February 1, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  2-1
1.  English/Grammar Lesson on Quotation Marks and Italics - Lessons #9, 10 and Review #8.
Students will receive lesson through e-mail.  Review all rules and complete 5 to 6 sentences together
from each lesson.  Assign for homework.
2.  Students need to make arrangments for Tues./Wed. studyhall or Comet Period to make-up or correct
Who Are They Character Quizzes and The Westing Game Vocabulary Quiz #2.
3.  Lexia Strategies - goal for the week is one-half completion of each skill.

Tues.  2-2
1. 
English/Grammar Lesson on Appostrophes Lessons #11, 12.
Students will receive lesson through e-mail.  Review all rules and complete 5 to 6 sentences together
from each lesson.  Assign for homework.
2.  Students need to make arrangments for Wed. to make-up or correct Who Are They Character Quizzes and
The Westing Game Vocabulary Quiz #2.

Wed.  2-3
1.  The Westing Game - use Canvas to complete (fill-in-the-blank) Chapters 6 and 7 Quiz.
2.  Allow time for students who owe Who Are They Character Quizzes and The Westing Game Vocabulary Quiz #2
time to make-up or correct quizzes.
3.  Students will begin English/Grammar Lesson on Hyphens/Dashes/Parentheses - review all rules and complete
Lessons #13, 14 and Review #9. Students received lesson through e-mail.

Thurs. 2-4
1.  Allow 10-12 min. to work on Lexia Strategies in the classroom.  Goal for the week is one-half completion
of each skill.
2.  Read aloud (by parts) Chapters 8 and 9 of The Westing Game.
3.  All English/Grammar Lessons for Mon., Tues., and Wed. should be turned in and corrected.

Fri. 2-5
**Follow two hour delay special schedule (23 min. classes)
1.  English/Grammar Lesson on Abbreviations - review all rules together and begin Lessons #15 and 16.
Assign for homework.
**P.M. Schedule
2.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Testing

 

Mrs. Cornelius
Week of January 25, 2016
Eighth Grade Reading/Language Arts

Mon.  1-25
1.  Review The Westing Game character notes from Google Doc.
2.  Who Are They? - character quiz for chapters 1-5.
3.  Begin defining Vocabulary Lesson #2  words for chapters 5 and 6 of The Westing Game.

Tues.  1-26
1.  Introduce LexiaStrategies online- students will complete the diagnostic.  Record reading level
(I - IV).  Students will complete individualized reading skills practice throughout the week. 
2.  Allow time to finish Who Am I Quiz?
3.  Finish Vocabulary Lesson #2 definitions for chapters 5 and 6 of The Westing Game.  Vocab. Quiz #2
Wed. 

Wed.  1-27
1.  Review Vocabulary Lesson #2 definitions for chapters 5 and 6 of The Westing Game. All words
must be underlined in book (context clues)
2.  Vocabulary Quiz #2 for The Westing Game.
3.  Those who finish quickly are to be working on LexiaStrategies.

Thurs.  1-28
1.  Allow time to finish Vocabulary Quiz #2 for The Westing Game.
2.  Those who are finished are to be working on LexiaStrategies.
3.  Read aloud Chapter 8 of The Westing Game.  Discuss and prepare students for Fri. dramatization
of chapters 5 and 6 (the reading of the will, and the paired heirs).  Students are to dress as their
character or have props. 

Fri.  1-29
1.  LexiaStrategies - allow 10 to 15 min. to work on Reading Skills.  Record progress for the week.
2.  The Westing Game - Dramatization of chapters 6 and 7.  Students are to bring clothing or props
that represent their character. 

 

 
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