Mrs Giese's Homework Page

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Week of 1/8/18

8th Grade Reading

Please select the link below for daily activities and assignments:

https://goo.gl/mqHwhT

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day!


Written Communication

Monday:
CollabLab: Blog work time

Tuesday:
CollabLab: Blog work time

Wednesday:
CollabLab: Blog work time

Thursday:
Digital Portfolio uploads w/ Ms. Rhodes

Friday:
Share blog with other Written Comm. class
Blogs go live on Monday!

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and bring it to class on designated reading days.


Week of 12/11/17

8th Grade Reading

Please select the link below for daily activities and assignments:

https://goo.gl/mqHwhT

*For December, please see the following literature circle calendar:

https://docs.google.com/a/riblake.k12.wi.us/document/d/1NwVRIlhp0nCrhfrLaKbnm7faSvo8X-9D9TWaXiGpZII/edit?usp=sharing

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day!


Written Communication

Monday:
Comparison Report Presentations

Tuesday:
Comparison Report Presentations

Wednesday:
Finish Presentations
IR time

Thursday:
Argumentative Writing (due 12/20)

Friday:
Writing Workshop

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and bring it to class on designated reading days.



Week of 12/4/17

8th Grade Reading

Please select the link below for daily activities and assignments:

https://goo.gl/mqHwhT

*For December, please see the following literature circle calendar:

https://docs.google.com/a/riblake.k12.wi.us/document/d/1NwVRIlhp0nCrhfrLaKbnm7faSvo8X-9D9TWaXiGpZII/edit?usp=sharing

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day!


Written Communication

Monday:
Comparison Report Presentation Intro. &
Requirements - Due Monday, December 11

Tuesday:
IR time

Wednesday:
Comparison Report Presentation
work time

Thursday:
Same as Wed.

Friday:
Presentation rehearsals

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and bring it to class on designated reading days.

Week of 11/27/17

8th Grade Reading

Please select the link below for daily activities and assignments:


https://goo.gl/mqHwhT


*For December, please see the following literature circle calendar:

https://docs.google.com/a/riblake.k12.wi.us/document/d/1NwVRIlhp0nCrhfrLaKbnm7faSvo8X-9D9TWaXiGpZII/edit?usp=sharing

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day!


Written Communication

Monday:
Continue working on comparison report
Signal phrases - including them and citing info.

Tuesday:
Same as Monday

Wednesday:
IR
Finish rough draft of report

Thursday:
Peer editing

Friday:
Comparison Report due

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and bring it to class on designated reading days.

Week of 11/6/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Hero's Journey notes for IR Book
IR time

Tuesday:
Compare/Contrast Essay info. (due date TBD)
IR time

Wednesday:
C/C Essay
IR time

Thursday:
C/C Essay
IR time

Friday:
C/C Essay
IR time

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Revise returned resumes
2nd qtr. IR requirement

Tuesday:
Problem/Purpose statements for Comparison Report
Sample report

Wednesday:
Evaluating websites
Purpose statements sheet - due Friday

Thursday:
Purpose statements sheet

Friday:
Veteran's Day schedule - TBD

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and bring it to class on designated reading days.


Week of 10/23/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Guitar Boy - Plot diagram due
IR time

Tuesday:
Hero Motif for Guitar Boy - due Friday
IR time

Wednesday:
Ms. Simurdiak - Activity
IR time
Reader's Notebook: hero motif in IR book

Thursday:
Community Service - Raking

Friday:
Hero motif due
IR

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Resumes and Cover Letters

Tuesday:
Work day

Wednesday:
IR - Remember to schedule book talks!

Thursday:
Peer-editing (resumes and cover letters)

Friday:
Work day
Pro-Con article & activity

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.

Week of 10/9/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Guitar Boy - ch. 16
Finish grading Reader's notebooks
IR time

Tuesday:
Guitar Boy - ch's 17 & 18
IR time

Wednesday:
IR time
Guitar Boy - ch. 19
Reader's Notebook: Predictions and Inferences

Thursday:
IR time

Friday:
No School

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Discuss good news letters
Student statement assignment (due Thursday)
New spelling lists

Tuesday:
Work day (student statement)

Wednesday:
Peer-editing (student statement)

Thursday:
Spelling test
IR time

Friday:
No School

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.

Week of 10/2/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Guitar Boy - ch. 9
Reader's notebook entry
Informational article: Bicycles
IR time

Tuesday:
Guitar Boy - ch's 10 & 11
Mini-conferences (book list and book discussion)
IR time

Wednesday:
IR time
Guitar Boy - ch. 12

Thursday:
Guitar Boy - ch's 13 & 14
IR time

Friday:
Guitar Boy - ch. 15
Reader's notebook: TBA
IR time

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Post-secondary survey
Spelling list updates

Tuesday:
Good News Letters DUE
Ch. 6: Bad News Letters, vocabulary overview
Bad News Letter assignment (due Mon., 10/9)

Wednesday:
Work day - bad news letters
Review full-block format

Thursday:
Final work day
Peer-editing time
IR time

Friday:
Guest speaker: UW-Marathon
College Application Essays

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.


Week of 9/25/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Mountain music in relation to class novel
Reader's notebook rubrics & entry: music
IR time

Tuesday:
Guitar Boy - ch's 3 & 4
Reader's notebook check
R's Nb: free choice topic
IR time

Wednesday:
IR time
Guitar Boy - ch's 5 & 6

Padlet - https://padlet.com/tgiese/m00n0cuj5xis



IR time

Thursday:
Guitar Boy - characters
IR time

Friday:
Guitar Boy - ch's 7 & 8

R's Nb: TBA

IR time

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Review business comm.
Ch. 5: Good news letters - Cornell Notes

Tuesday:
Full-block letter format
Good News Letter assignment/RAFT sheet (due Tuesday, Oct. 3)

Wednesday:
Work day - four types of good news letters
Review full-block format

Thursday:
Rough drafts due today
Quiz on full-block format

Friday:
Peer editing - four good news letters

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.

Week of 9/18/17 - HOMECOMING WEEK

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Reading is Thinking Review
Reader's notebook rubrics & entry: inferences
IR time

Tuesday:
Reading is Thinking quiz
R's Nb: free choice topic
IR time

Wednesday:
Preview novel: Guitar Boy
R's Nb: predictions
IR time

Thursday:
Building background for novel activity
Create class poster for novel info.
IR time

Friday:
Mountain music discussion
IR time
Reader's notebook check

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Prep. for spelling tests
Grammar/mechanics review in class

Tuesday:
Grammar/mechanics review in class
Create spelling/vocabulary test lists (hard copy)

Wednesday:
Hannah (NTC rep.) & registering for class
Study for spelling/vocabulary test tomorrow

Thursday:
Spelling/vocabulary test
IR time
Proficient paragraph writing

Friday:
Pro/Con article and mini-debate

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.


Week of 9/11/17

8th Grade Reading

Monday:
Reading workshop guidelines
Thinking about characterization - character analysis assignment
IR time

Tuesday:
40-book challenge!
Different genres
Finish setting up reader's notebooks
Topics for your reader's notebook
IR time

Wednesday:
Types of connections
Checking for understanding during reading
Free choice writing in reader's notebook
IR time

Thursday:
Sequencing
Cause and effect - reader's notebook entry
Rubric for reader's notebook entries
IR time

Friday:
Reading is thinking review
IR time
Reader's notebook check

*Remember to read 20-30 minutes outside of school every day.


Written Communication

Monday:
Review chapters 1 & 2
Business comm. model assignment - due Wed.
Independent Reading expectations and assignment

Tuesday:
Business Comm. model work time
Study for test tomorrow

Wednesday:
Chapters 1 & 2 test
IR time
Add to vocabulary/spelling list

Thursday:
Chapter 4: Using an Appropriate Style
Guided notes

Friday:
Homophones
Writing clear and concise sentences

*Remember to read your IR book outside of class and schedule a book talk when you're finished.