Content covered this far in 8th grade Language Arts- Room 1305- Ms. Stenfors

9/3-9/4                   8.6 m)Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

9/5-9/6                   8.6 f) Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.

9/9                          8.4 e)Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.

9/10-9/12              8.5 j) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

9/12-9/13               8.7 b) Choose intended audience and purpose.

9/13                        8.4 g)Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

9/16-9/19              8.8 c)Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

 

9/16-9/17              8.7 c) Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

 

9/19-9/20              8.7 d) Organize writing structure to fit form or topic. 

 

9/23-9/24              8.7 a) Engage in writing as a recursive process.

9/25 (and every Wed. after) 8.7

9/30-10/4              8.7 e) Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.

10/7-10/11             8.6 c) Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.

                                8.7 f) Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position.

                                8.8 b) Correctly use pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects. 

 

10/15-10/18          8.5 a) Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.

                                8.6 d) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.

                                8.8 a) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

 

10/21-10/25          8.8 a) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

 

                                8.6 e) Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.

10/21                      8.8F f) Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.

10/28-11/1            8.8 a) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

                                8.5 c) Explain the development of the theme(s).

11/6-11/8              8.6 a) Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.

11/7-11/8              8.8 c)Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

11/12-11/15          8.8 c)Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

11/18-11/22          8.4 a)Identify and analyze the construction and impact of an author’s use of figurative language. 

                                8.8c Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

11/25-11/26          8.8c Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

12/2-12/6              8.8 g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

12/2                        8.6 g) Differentiate between fact and opinion.

12/9-12/13            8.8 g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

12/9                        8.4 b)Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.

12/12-12/13          8.4 f)Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.  

12/16-12/19          8.4 f)Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.  

1/6-1/9                   8.7 g) Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence, from credible sources.

 

1/13-1/17              8.7 g) Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence, from credible sources.

 

1/21-1/22              8.7 i) Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.

 

1/23-1/24              8.8 g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

1/28-1/31              8.7 j) Organize information to provide elaboration and unity.

 

2/3-2/7                   8.7 l) Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.*    

 

2/10-2/14              8.7 l) Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.*    

 

2/18                                8.8 d)Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.

 

2/19                        8.7 h) Identify a counterclaim and provide a counter -argument. 

 

2/20                                8.8 e) Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.

2/21                        8.7 k) Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose. 

 

2/24-2/28      Sol Writing Review

 

8.4 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.

8.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.

8.6 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.

8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

8.8 The student will self-and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.