Mrs. Picetti – 8th Grade English

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve

Week of 6/4-6/8 (Final Agenda)

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 11:50 am on Friday, June 1, 2012

REMINDERS for 6/4-6/8

  1. Office Hours: 7:45-8:00, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; no availability on 6/5
  2. Schedule: 1-8 schedule all week; minimum days on 6/7-6/8
  3. 8th Grade Recognition Event (6/5 at 3 PM)
  4. 8th Grade Promotion Rehearsals (6/7 & 6/8 during periods 5-8)
  5. Last Day of School for Students (6/8)
  6. 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (6/8 @ 5:30 PM)
  7. Present sonnet/speech (6/4 or 6/6–note date change)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Perform sonnet/speech
  • HW: Prepare for sonnet/speech performances (DAY 3–note date change)

DAY 2

  • In-Class:  Write final drafts of  “Thank You to Teacher(s)” Letters
  • HW:  Prepare for sonnet/speech performances (DAY 3–note date change); finish “Thank You to Teacher(s)” Letters (DAY 3)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Perform sonnet/speech; return writing folders; final good-byes
  • HW: Have a safe, relaxing, fun-filled summer vacation!

DAY 4 & 5 (only periods 1-4)

Week of 5/28-6/1

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 1:44 pm on Thursday, May 24, 2012

REMINDERS for 5/28-6/1

  1. Office Hours: 7:45-8:00, lunch, &  2:50-3:00 (bus duty)
  2. No School (5/28)
  3. Revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)
  4. Memorize sonnet/speech (5/30 or 5/31)
  5. Return Holt Grammar and Lit. Textbooks (by 6/1)
  6. Cumulative Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1)

REMINDERS for 6/4-6/8

  1. Office Hours: 7:45-8:00, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; modified due to minimum days on 6/7-6/8
  2. Schedule: 1-8 schedule all week; minimum days on 6/7-6/8
  3. 8th Grade Recognition Event (6/5 at 3 PM)
  4. Last Day of School for Students (6/8)
  5. Present sonnet/speech (6/4 or 6/5)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test; memorize sonnet/speech; brainstorm for “Thank You” to Teacher(s)
  • HW: Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (DAY 3); memorize speech/sonnet (DAY 2)

DAY 2

  • In-Class:  Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test; discuss performance aspects of sonnet/speech; brainstorm for “Thank You” to Teacher(s)
  • HW:  Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (DAY 3); prepare to present speech/sonnet (6/4-6/5)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test; correct Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test; brainstorm for/write “Thank You” to Teacher(s)
  • HW: Prepare to present speech/sonnet (6/4-6/5)

Week of 5/21-5/25

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 4:29 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2012
REMINDERS for 5/21-5/25

  1. Office Hours: 7:45-8:00, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; after school until 3 PM on 5/21; no before school availability on 5/24
  2. Open House (5/24 @ 6:30)
  3. COW: Chapter 5-7 Extended Annotation (IND ST) (by 5/21)
  4. Final In-Class Essay (5/21)
  5. Revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)

REMINDERS for 5/28-6/1

  1. Office Hours: 7:45-8:00, lunch, &  2:50-3:00 (bus duty)
  2. No School (5/28)
  3. Revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)
  4. Return Holt Grammar and Lit. Textbooks (by 6/1)
  5. Cumulative Q1, Q2, Q3 & Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Final In-Class Essay
  • HW: Print Review of Poetic Terms (DAY 2); review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1); revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)

DAY 2

  • In-Class:  Review of Poetic Terms
  • HW:  Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1); revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Discuss Shakespeare, iambic pentameter & Sonnet 18
  • HW: Read & analyze Sonnet 130 (DAY 4); review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1); revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)

DAY 4

  • In-Class: Discuss Sonnet 130; “sell” sonnets & speeches; discuss rubric for poetry presentation; select sonnet/speech
  • HW: Review for Q1-Q4 Vocabulary Test (6/1); revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29); memorize sonnet/speech (5/30 or 5/31)

VOCABULARY: Q4 May 21-25

Week of 5/14-5/18

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 11:01 am on Thursday, May 10, 2012

REMINDERS for 5/14-5/18

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; no before school on 5/15
  2. Call of the Wild Timeline & Expectations
  3. COW: Chapter 1-4 Extended Annotation (IND ST) (by 5/14)
  4. Return Graded TKM Essays & discuss next steps (5/18)

REMINDERS for 5/21-5/25

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Open House (5/24)
  3. COW: Chapter 5-7 Extended Annotation (IND ST) (by 5/21)
  4. Final In-Class Essay (5/21)
  5. Revise TKM Essay (IND ST) (5/29)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: COW: Chapter 4 quiz & discussion
  • HW: COW: Chapter 5–all required parts (DAY 2)

DAY 2

  • In-Class: COW: Chapter 5 quiz & discussion
  • HW:  COW: Chapter 6–all required parts (DAY 3)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: COW: Chapter 6 quiz & discussion
  • HW: COW: Chapter 7–all required parts (DAY 4)

DAY 4

VOCABULARY: Q4 May 14-18

Week of 5/7-5/11

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 8:50 am on Thursday, May 3, 2012
REMINDERS for 5/7-5/11

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Daily STAR Schedule: 1-4 (5/7); 5-8 (5/8); 1-8 (5/9); 1-8 (5/10); 1-6 (5/11)
  3. Call of the Wild Timeline & Expectations
  4. Cyber-Bullying Assembly (during 6th period on 5/8)
  5. Draft Graduation Speech in Science Class (5/10)
  6. Record Thank Yous/Dedications in English Class (5/11)
  7. Spirit Olympics (5/11)
  8. Draft Larry McCarty Nominations in English Class (TBA–5/11 OR 5/14)

REMINDERS for 5/14-5/18

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Call of the Wild Timeline & Expectations
  3. Draft Larry McCarty Nominations in English Class (TBA–5/11 OR 5/14)
  4. Return Graded TKM Essays & discuss next steps (TBA)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Annotate COW: Chapter 1; discuss graduation thank yous/dedications
  • HW:  Read COW: Chapter 2–no annotation required at this time (DAY 2)

DAY 2

  • In-Class: Annotate COW: Chapter 2; discuss graduation speeches (assign numbers)
  • HW:  Read COW: Chapter 3–no annotation required at this time (DAY 3); brainstorm for graduation speech (draft 5/10 in Science class)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Annotate COW: Chapter 3
  • HW: COW: Chapter 4–read and annotate (5/14)

DAY 4

  • In-Class: Draft Larry McCarty nominations (?); record graduation thank yous/dedications; study hall
  • HW: COW: Chapter 4–read and annotate (5/14)

VOCABULARY: Q4 May 7-11

Week of 4/30-5/4

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 7:13 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2012

REMINDERS for 4/30-5/4

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Daily STAR Schedule: 1-4 (4/30); 5-8 (5/1); 1-8 (5/2); 8-1 (5/3); 1-8 (5/4)—-Periods 1 & 2 only see me 3 days this week; periods 4, 5 & 6 see me 4 days this week
  3. Call of the Wild Background Information Test–open note (5/4)
  4. The Hero’s Journey (IND ST) (5/4)

REMINDERS for 5/7-5/11

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Daily STAR Schedule: 1-4 (5/7); 5-8 (5/8); 1-8 (5/9); 1-8 (5/10); 1-8 (5/11)
  3. Cyber-Bullying Assembly (during 6th period on 5/8)
  4. Spirit Olympics (5/11)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Introduce Call of the Wild background information expectations; work time; finish Star Wars
  • HW:  Finish AUTHOR outline/prediction questions (DAY 2)

DAY 2

  • In-Class: Continue working on COW background information; discuss Star Wars
  • HW:  Finish SETTING outline/prediction questions (DAY 3)

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Continue working on COW background information; compare notes with a peer
  • HW: Finish CHARACTERS outline/prediction questions (DAY 4)

DAY 4

  • In-Class: Call of the Wild Background Information Test–open note; correct test in class; review COW Reading Expectations & Timeline
  • HW: Read COW: Chapter 1 –no annotation required at this time (Periods 1, 2 & 4–5/7; Period 5–5/8)
  • HW for Period 6 ONLY: Read & ANNOTATE COW: Chapter 1; just read Chapter 2–(5/9)

VOCABULARY: Q4 April 30-May 4

Week of 4/23-4/27

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 9:56 am on Friday, April 13, 2012

REMINDERS for 4/23-4/27

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; no after school availability on 4/26
  2. STAR Prep & STAR Prep Expectations
  3. Mid-Quarter Grade Verification Sheet Completed, Signed & Returned to English (4/27)
  4. The Hero’s Journey (IND ST) (5/4)
  5. OMM Performance at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts [tickets given to students earlier in the week] (4/28–doors open at 7:30 PM–show begins at 8:00 PM)

REMINDERS for 4/30-5/4

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15
  2. Daily STAR Schedule: 1-4 (4/30); 5-8 (5/1); 1-8 (5/2); 8-1 (5/3); 1-8 (5/4)
  3. The Hero’s Journey (IND ST) (5/4)

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

VOCABULARY: Q4 April 23-27

Week of 4/9-4/13

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 8:57 am on Wednesday, April 4, 2012
REMINDERS for 4/9-4/13

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, & 3:00-3:15 (bus duty)
  2. PRINT STAR Prep (pages  7-67 ONLY)–conserve paper (4/9)
  3. STAR Prep Expectations
  4. TKM Essay Materials: Requirements & Timeline, CONTENT Rubric, CONVENTIONS Rubric, & Outline
  5. TKM Essay First Draft (1 copy) Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (4/9)
  6. TKM Essay Final Copies (3 copies) Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (4/13)
  7. Spring Break (4/16-4/20)

REMINDERS for 4/23-4/27

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, &  2:50-3:15; no after school availability on 4/26
  2. PRINT STAR Prep & STAR Prep Expectations
  3. Mid-Quarter Grade Verification Sheet Completed, Signed & Returned to English (4/27)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Essay Revision-Day 1
  • HW:  TKM Essay Final Copies (3 copies) Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (DAY 4)

DAY 2

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Review STAR Prep #1; work on STAR Prep #2; essay revision mini-conferences
  • HW: TKM Essay Final Copies (3 copies) Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (DAY 4); STAR Prep #2 (DAY 4)

DAY 4

  • In-Class: Review STAR Prep #2; work on STAR Prep #3
  • HW: Finish STAR Prep #3 (4/23–class time allotted to complete this assignment)

VOCABULARY: Q4 April 9-13

Week of 4/2-4/6

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 8:33 am on Thursday, March 29, 2012

REMINDERS for 4/2-4/6

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, & 2:50-3:15; no availability 4/5 & 4/6
  2. Storyteller (4/5–8:15-10:00)
  3. TKM Essay Materials: Requirements & Timeline, CONTENT Rubric, CONVENTIONS Rubric, & Outline
  4. TKM Essay First Draft Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (4/9)
  5. PRINT STAR Prep (pages 7-67 ONLY)—conserve paper  (4/9)

REMINDERS for 4/9-4/13

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, & 3:00-3:15 (bus duty)
  2. PRINT STAR Prep (pages  7-67 ONLY)–conserve paper (4/9)
  3. TKM Essay Materials: Requirements & Timeline, CONTENT Rubric, CONVENTIONS Rubric, & Outline
  4. TKM Essay Final Copies (3) Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (4/13)

DAY 1

  • In-Class: Review concrete details; review & assess commentary samples
  • HW: Write (type) CM for at least 3 CDs (DAY 2)

DAY 2

DAY 3

  • In-Class: Draft conclusion paragraph; begin watching part 2 of TKM
  • HW: Finish conclusion paragraph & first draft due (4/9)

DAY 4

  • In-Class: Finish watching TKM
  • HW: TKM Essay First Draft Due–follow all formatting guidelines (4/9); print STAR Prep (7-67 ONLY) (4/9)

VOCABULARY: Q4 April 2-6

Week of 3/26-3/30

Filed under: Agenda — fpicetti at 10:57 am on Thursday, March 22, 2012

REMINDERS for 3/26-3/30

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, & 2:50-3:15
  2. TKM Essay Materials: Requirements & Timeline, CONTENT Rubric, CONVENTIONS Rubric, & Outline
  3. TKM Reading Guide Part 2 (Chapters 12-31)
  4. TKM Powerful Passages Template Part 2
  5. OMM Theatre Ticket Purchase Form (3/26)
  6. TKM Powerful Passages Table (11 total) DUE (3/26)
  7. TKM Project Due IND ST (3/30)

REMINDERS for 4/2-4/6

  1. Office Hours: 7:30-7:45, lunch, & 2:50-3:15; no availability 4/5 & 4/6
  2. Storyteller (TBA)
  3. TKM Essay Materials: Requirements & Timeline, CONTENT Rubric, CONVENTIONS Rubric, & Outline
  4. TKM Essay First Draft Due–make sure to follow formatting guidelines (4/9)

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

VOCABULARY: Q4 March 26-March 30

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