Welcome to 8th grade ELA, with Mrs. Erbelding

  • Hi parents and guardians,

          This section of my website allows you to see the upcoming Weekly agenda for your students. Each week you can check here for an updated announcement with an overview of the week. If you scroll down you can find older announcements from previous weeks once we get further into the year.

     

    Thank you,

    Amanda Erbelding

     

  • January 22-26th Agenda

     Monday (01/22):

    Overview: AR day/CWT makeup day

    Objectives:

    Materials: library books and laptops

    Tuesday (01/23):

    Overview: Get materials for “Sugar” Unit and Review CWT

    Objectives: Students will assess mastery based on feedback and viewing student exemplars

    Materials: laptops, pencils, paper, and highlighters (optional)

    Wednesday (01/24): 

    Overview: begin unit lesson 5

    Objectives: Students read the prologue of Sugar Changed the World and annotate using sticky notes. Students analyze how the authors make connections among individuals, ideas, and historical events and determine the author’s purpose for writing the text.

    Materials: laptops, pencils, paper, and highlighters (optional)

    Thursday (01/25):

    Overview: Lesson 6

    Objectives: Students begin to read Part One of Sugar Changed the World and use a timeline to summarize the history of sugar. Students add to their vocabulary log and engage in a close reading and discussion of the authors’ word choice and its impact on meaning and tone in the text.

    Materials: laptops, handouts, pencils, and highlighters (optional)

    Friday (01/26):

    Overview: Lesson 7

    Objectives: Students begin to read Part One of Sugar Changed the World and use a timeline to summarize the history of sugar. Students add to their vocabulary log and engage in a close reading and discussion of the authors’ word choice and its impact on meaning and tone in the text.

    Materials: laptops, pencils, paper, and highlighters (optional)


     

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  • January 08th-12th Agenda

     Monday (01/08):

    Overview: Digital Day schedule and close read “Zoo”

    Objectives: Students will be able to close read a text to evaluate the author’s purpose, point of view, usage of irony, and determine word meaning.

    Materials: laptops, handouts, pencils, and highlighters (optional)

    Tuesday (01/09):  

    Overview: Digital Day schedule and close read “Zoo”

    Objectives: Students will be able to close read a text to evaluate the author’s purpose, point of view, usage of irony, and determine word meaning.

    Materials: laptops, handouts, pencils, and highlighters (optional)

    Wednesday (01/10):  

    Overview: Digital Day schedule, review guiding questions for “Zoo”, and complete a TPCASTT handout using the Poem “Blindmen and the Elephant”

    Objectives: Students will analyze the poem

    Materials: laptops, handouts, pencils, and highlighters (optional)

    Thursday (01/11): Review for Post test on Friday

    Materials: All handouts from the week

    Friday (9/15): Post test

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  • January 4th-5thth  Agenda 

     

    Thursday (01/04): Students will review classroom policies and procedures and evaluate written response feedback to provide solutions to their writing.  

    Agenda: 

    • Review policies and procedures 

    • View flip grid videos created by prior year students with a few class pointers 

    • Review 1st semester writing feedback to evaluate 2nd semester writing goals. 

     

    Materials:  

    Laptops 

     

     

    Friday (01/05): Cold Read Pre-test for Tell-Tale unit 

    Materials:  

    Laptops 

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  • Monday 12/4-Tuesday 12/19

     

    Date

    ELA

    Monday 12/4

    L20(Read and summarize  TTH)

    Tuesday 12/5

    L21 Reread and analyze. Complete 1st half of narrator chart.

    Wednesday 12/6

    L22 Sentence structure & evaluating narrator’s argument

    Thursday 12/7

    L 23 Discuss Narrator’s Reliability

    Have student complete concept map for HW

    Friday 12/8

    RTI

     

     

    Monday 12/11

    L24 Discuss other POV and begin drafting

    Tuesday 12/12

    L25 Example of narrative elements and complete narrative

    Wednesday  12/13

    Quiz, review quiz

    Thursday 12/14

    Cold read day one

    Friday 12/15

    Cold read day two

     

     

    Monday 12/18

    Lesson on cold read texts (“Zoo”, “The Blind Men and the Elephant”

    Tuesday 12/19

    Lesson on cold read texts (“Zoo”, “The Blind Men and the Elephant”

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  • October 23rd-27th  Agenda 

    Monday (10/23): CWT 

    ****If rough draft isn’t complete, it is homework 

    Agenda: 

    • Students evaluate sample writing to analyze rubric alignment and expectations 

    • Students write rough draft of CWT  

    Materials:  

    All previous activities and notes for the “Flowers for Algernon” Unit 

     

    Tuesday (10/24):  Completion of CWT 

    ****students may need to complete final draft at home, if student doesn’t have access to technology at home, we can arrange extra time for completion. 

    Agenda: 

    • Students peer review rough draft of CWT 

    • Students complete final drafts for submission 

     

    Wednesday (10/25): Students receive RTI materials  

    Objectives: 

    Varies dependent on comprehension, writing, or general knowledge scores 

    Materials:  

    Laptops 

    Thursday (10/26): Students will work on RTI material  

    Agenda: 

    • Students work on RTI Material 

    • This time is reserved for asking any questions or expressing any concern to the teacher 

     

    Materials:  

    Laptops 

     

     

    Friday (10/27): modified schedule for pep rally  

    I hope to have all essays graded by this time to review a few on individual basis/need. 


     

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  • October 16th-20th  Agenda 

    Monday (10/16): Lesson 26 

    Objectives: 

    • The student will be able to close read a complex text in order to compare characters across texts. 

    Agenda: 

    • Read excerpts from Ch. 13 of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

    • Discuss our guiding questions as we read and annotate ch. 13 

    • Compare Charlie Gordon to Frankenstein’s monster 

    Materials:  

    Unit reader, highlighters, pencil 

     

    Tuesday (10/17):  AR Day 

    Agenda: 

    • Student choice, to either read AR book or AR articles 

     

    Wednesday (10/18): Lesson 26 

    Objectives: 

    The student will be able to close read a complex text in order to compare characters across texts. 

    Agenda: 

    • Read excerpts from Ch. 13 of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

    • Discuss our guiding questions as we read and annotate ch. 13 

    • Compare Charlie Gordon to Frankenstein’s monster 

    Materials:  

    Unit reader, highlighters, pencil 

    Thursday (10/19): Lesson 27 

    Objectives: 

    The student will be able to compare and contrast two texts in order to determine how structure can develop a theme. 

    Agenda: 

    • Reread an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Frankenstein. 

    • Determine a shared theme between Frankenstein and “Flowers for Algernon.” 

    • Explain how the differing structure of each text contributes to the development of a shared theme. 

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    Materials:  

    Unit reader, highlighters, pencil 

     

     

    Friday (10/20): Lesson 28 

     Objectives:  

    The student will be able to compare multiple texts across genres to determine how similar themes are developed 

     

    Agenda: 

    • Compare the myths of Prometheus and Pandora, Frankenstein, and “Flowers for Algernon.” 

    • Complete Venn Diagram and discussion about Universal themes 

    Materials: 

    • Unit Reader, Venn Diagram handout 

     

     

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  • October 9th-13th  Agenda

    Monday (10/09): In-service day

    Tuesday (10/10):  Review Section 5 quiz questions, and complete Pre-SLT 2

    Materials:

    Laptop

    Wednesday (10/11):  Library day, complete SLT2, discuss EOY goals

    Thursday (10/12): Section 6 Lesson 21

    Objectives:

    Student will be able to analyze characters and their motivations in order to compare and contrast across multiple, complex-texts.

    Agenda:

    • Review the purpose and elements of narrative writing.
    • Begin brainstorming to write a narrative based on Flowers for Algernon

    Materials:

     Unit Reader, Character analysis Chart (Workbook pg. 37), Narrative writing rubric (flipchart), & pen or pencil

     

    Friday (10/13): Section 6 Lesson 21 timed write

     


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  • September 25th- 29th Agenda

    Reminders:

    1. There will be a section 5 quiz on Tuesday 10/03, please start looking over notes and workbook pages.
    2. Email me if you know you will be out so that I can send you the lesson’s powerpoint.
    3. Begin reading AR books, students are required to gain at least 5 points by the end of the 9 week grading period. Due October 9.

     Monday (9/25): Section 5 lesson 16

    Objectives:

    Student will be able to track character development and irony throughout a text in order to create a literary analysis.

    Materials:

    Unit readers (pgs. 24-37), Workbook pages (pgs. 27-28), & pen or pencil

    Homework: Parenthetically citing evidence worksheet, due Wednesday 9/27

    Extra credit assignment will be handed out, due Monday 10/2

    Tuesday (9/26):  Section 5 lesson 17 part 1

    Objectives:

    Students will close-read and analyze a complex text to write a comprehensive summary.

    Materials:

    Unit Reader pgs. 59-62, loose leaf for notes, & pen or pencil

    Wednesday (9/27):  Section 5 lesson 17 part 2

    Objectives:

    Students will close-read and analyze a complex text to write a comprehensive summary.

    Materials:

    Unit Reader pgs. 59-62, loose leaf for notes, & pen or pencil

    Thursday (9/28): Section 5 lesson 18

    Objectives:

    Student will be able to analyze characters and their motivations in order to compare and contrast across multiple, complex-texts.

    Materials:

     Unit Reader pgs. 59-62, loose leaf for notes, & pen or pencil

     

    Friday (9/29): Section 5 Lesson 19

     Objectives:

    The student will be able to analyze the language in a text in order to determine how tone can reveal aspects of a character

    Materials:

    Unit Reader, Loose Leaf, Pen/Pencils, & highlighters

     


     

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  • September 18th- 22nd Agenda 

    Reminders: 

    • There will be a section 4 quiz on Wednesday 9/20, please start looking over notes and workbook pages. The agenda is tentative to change; based on pace and student mastery. Some lessons may take students longer than anticipated to master.
    • My 8th hour is typically a day ahead due to the small class size and team teaching.
    • Begin reading AR books, students are required to gain at least 5 points by the end of the 9 week grading period. 

     Monday (9/18): Students will prepare for Socratic seminar on Tuesday with a modified lesson from ILC. If you are absent, please email me so I can send you a pdf of the PowerPoint slides. 

    Objectives: 

    Students will be able to analyze character development in a text to determine the impact of an author’s choices. 

    Materials:  

    Unit readers (pgs. 17-24), Workbook pages (pgs. 27,28) 

    Tuesday (9/19):  Section 4-Lesson 15- Socratic seminar 

    Objectives: 

    Students will be able defend a thesis statement using text evidence in order to engage in an academic discussion. 

    Materials:  

    completed Workbook pages (Evidence and thesis statements), looseleaf, and anchor flipcharts. 

    Wednesday (9/20):  Section 4 Quiz, review quiz questions and written responses 

    Materials: Laptops, loose leaf, pencils 

    Thursday (9/21): Section 5 Lesson 16, quick written response revision 

    Objectives:  

    Students will be able to track character development and irony throughout a text in order to create a literary analysis. 

    Materials: 

     Unit readers, B/A surgery chart (wb pg. 27), Irony Tracker( wb pg. 29), Pen or Pencil 

    Graded assignments: Quiz written response revision and Exit ticket lesson 16 (completed in One Note) 

    Friday (9/22): Section 5 Lesson 17

     Objectives:  

    Students will close-read and analyze a complex text in order to write a comprehensive summary. 

    Materials: 

    Unit Reader, Loose Leaf, Pen/Pencils 

    Graded assignments:  

    Objective summary of the passage completed in One Note. 


     

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  • September 11th-15th Agenda

     Monday (9/11): 9/11 Articles and discussion, review Friday’s quiz.

    Materials: Laptops

    Tuesday (9/12):  Section 4-Lesson 11

    Objectives:

    Analyze characters and the author’s use of irony to develop meaning by providing text evidence and explanations.

    After analyzing and processing the text, students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    Materials:

    Wednesday (9/13):  Section 4-Lesson 13

    Objectives:

    Evaluate how the structure of the text impacts our understanding of Charlie.

    Begin preparing for our Socratic seminar.

    Materials:

    Thursday (9/14): Section 4- Lesson 14

    • Objectives:

    Revise your thesis statement in preparation for the Socratic seminar.

    Evaluate how irony impacts your understanding of literary text and the events of the text.

     

    Materials:

    Friday (9/15): Library and complete any incomplete work. Conference about written response from section 2&3 Quiz


     

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  • September 4th-September 8th Agenda

     Monday (9/4): Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday (9/5): Common Lit-Graded assignments

    1. Go to commonlit.org, login using clever, complete :

    Wednesday (9/6): Section 3, Lessons 8-9

    • Objectives:
    1. Develop thesis statements.
    2. Determine a central idea of the text.
    3. Apply the knowledge gained from reading “What’s in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” by Erica Goode to “Flowers for Algernon” to make a claim about Charlie’s suitability for the experiment.
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 9-12, pen/pencil, loose leaf
    • Homework: Read “What’s in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” Pgs. 49-57

    Thursday (9/7):Quiz Review

    Friday (9/01): Section 2&3 quiz and AR reading time

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     Monday (8/28): Section 1 (lessons 1-4) Review

    Overview: Review tone, theme, adjective phrases, and story map

    Materials: Unit reader pgs. 1-7, Loose Leaf, pen/pencil, and previous weeks notes (L1-L4)

    Tuesday (8/29): Section 1 Quiz

    Wednesday (8/30): Begin Section 2, Lesson 5

    Lesson 5: Character Analysis (previous skill reviewed in section 1)

    • Objectives:
    1. Read Progress Reports 1–3 of “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. (Unit Reader pgs. 9-12)
    2. Analyze Charlie’s character based on the content and structure of the text. (Loose Leaf/notes)
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 9-12, pen/pencil, loose leaf
    • Homework: Read “What’s in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” Pgs. 49-57

    Thursday (8/31): Section 3: Lesson 6

    Lesson 6: “What's in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much”

    • Objectives:
    1. Read the informational text, “What’s in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” by Erica Goode. (pgs. 49-57)
    2. Analyze academic vocabulary in context.
    3. Summarize the main ideas of the first section of the text.
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 49-57, pen/pencil, loose leaf

    Friday (9/01): Section 3: Lesson 7

    Lesson 7: Understand an Argument

    • Objectives:
    1. Continue reading “What’s in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” by Erica Goode and analyzing the academic language.
    2. Analyze the argument presented and locate evidence which supports the various claims made.
    3. Materials: Unit reader pgs. 49-57, pen/pencil, loose leaf, different color highlighters,

    H-chart in WB pg. 17

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  • August 21st - August 25th Agenda

    Friday (8/18) Monday (8/21): Continue lesson 1

    Lesson 1:

    • Objectives:
    1. Read, annotate, and summarize “The Story of Prometheus” with teacher.
    2. Read, annotate, and summarize Pandora’s myth individually.
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 1-7, Loose Leaf, pen/pencil, highlighter, and annotation guide

    Tuesday (8/22): hybrid lesson 2 &3

    Lesson 2:

    • Objective:
    1. Partner and revise summaries (graded)
    2. Submit finalized summaries.

    Lesson 3:

    • Objectives:
    1. Reread sections I and II of “The Story of Prometheus” from Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin.
    2. Analyze the vocabulary in the text to determine the impact of the author’s word choices on the tone and meaning of the text.
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 1-7, Loose Leaf, pen/pencil, highlighter, and annotation guide

    Reminder: Parent night from 6:00-7:30

    Wednesday (8/23):

    Lesson 4:

    • Objectives: Engage in a class discussion to analyze the myths of Prometheus and Pandora.
    • Materials: Unit reader pgs. 1-7, Workbook page 16,  pen/pencil, loose leaf

     

    Thursday (8/24): Digital Citizenship day/review lessons 1-4

    Friday (8/25): Section 1 Quiz

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