MONDAY - January 18 No School MLK Day
TUESDAY - January 19, 2016 Read Chapter 1 Of Mice and Men
8.RL.2.1: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports analysis of what a text says explicitly
as well as inferences drawn from the text.
8.RL.2.2: Analyze the development of a theme or central idea over the course of a work of literature, including its relationship
to the characters, setting, and plot; provide a detailed summary that supports the analysis.
8.RL.2.3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a work of literature propel the action, reveal aspects of a
character, or provoke a decision.
WEDNESDAY - January 20, 2016
- Students are taking a Simulated ISTEP Quiz from the nonfiction book, Dust to to Eat. (Quiz can be accessed below these notes.)
- Students are separating into 2 groups between the author's books by John Steinbeck and reading, The Grapes of Wrath, and Of Mice and Men.
- Students will begin their respective book work on Google with a refection to a quote. Every student will be able to see each other's response, regardless of the book group they're assigned. This is because a student assigned to their respective group will have "edit" rights, while the other student will have "view" rights. Our Principals, Mr. Huffman, and Mr. Michael, have "viewing" rights with both groups, and can also observe any posts, comments, communication, etc., as it develops throughout our study.
- Following the quiz today, students of each book group will receive the assignment of completing the reading of chapters 1 & 2 in their respective books- - -to be due Friday, January 22.
apply reading standards to support analysis, reflection, and research by drawing evidence from
literature and nonfiction text.
THURSDAY -January 21, 2016
- Today is an in-class work day. Students are reading assigned, respective chapters. Grapes of Wrath - chapters 1 &2, Of Mice and Men - Chapters 1 & 2.
FRIDAY -January 22, 2016
- Read together in class, Out of the Dust.
8.RN.2.3: Analyze how a text makes connections and distinctions among individuals, events, and ideas. (Discussion is interspersed within the reading between
Out of the Dust, and Dust to Eat.)