FMS 8th Grade Newsletter: Week of Oct. 7-11
8RL1A: Draw conclusions, infer, and analyze by citing the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Learning Target: Identify the setting of a story including time, place and mood.
8RL3D: Read and comprehend a grade level realistic fiction story independently and proficiently. Learning Target: I can read and comprehend an 8th grade realistic fiction short story.
8.W.2.A: Follow a writing process to produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and voice are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience; develop writing with narrative, expository, and argumentative techniques.
a. Narrative: Develop narratives including poems about real or imagined experiences which establish and maintain a consistent point of view and include clearly identified characters, well-structured event sequences, narrative techniques, and relevant descriptive details.
Learning Target: I can...
Follow a writing process to produce a well-organized and interesting short story.
Create a plot and a setting for a story..
Render familiar experiences into scenes fit for literature.
Develop characters with coherent motives and personalities.
Utilize tone, descriptive language, and figurative language to paint on the page.
Deploy twists and surprises in ways that serve thematic development and character development.
This Week in ELA:
Monday- Wrap up Elements of a Story- review setting, character traits, conflict and how they relate to stories.
Tuesday- Post Test on Unit- setting, character traits, and conflict.
Wednesday- Vocabulary Pre-test and begin brainstorming for original short story
Thursday- Prefixes. Understanding small moments, supporting details and sensory details
Friday- Prefixes. Work on supporting details and story development
Students will be working to create their own original short story. They will understand how a story is developed and work to understand the writing process.
GM.A.5s Use the properties of similar figures to solve problems.
Learning Target for the Week:
To identify and use dilations.
Monday: Lesson 1 Projecting and Scaling; Week Sheet #5
Tuesday: Lesson 2 Circular Grid
Wednesday: Lesson 3 Dilations with No Grid
Thursday: Lesson 4 Dilations with Square Grid
Friday: Lesson 5 More Dilations
Week Sheet #5 (Lessons 1-5); due Monday
Understand how to write and solve inequalities.
Learning Target for the Week:
To use and solve inequalities.
Monday: Quiz 1.2; WS 1-4
Tuesday: 1-4 Literal Equations and Formulas; pg 28 11, 14-20, 32 even
Wednesday: 1-5 Solving Inequalities in One Variable; pg 34 12, 20-25
Thursday: WS 1-5
Friday: 1-6 Compound Inequalities; pg 41 19-24
Students will be diving into a new unit of Forces and Motion. The unit objectives are:
6-8.ps2.a.2 Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of forces on the object and the mass of the object
6-8.ps2.a.1Apply physics principles to design a solution that minimizes the force of an object during a collision and develop an evaluation of the solution
Learning Target for the Week: Construct a device that will minimize the impact force during a collision.
Monday: Car Crash background OR Impact data
Tuesday: Car Crash background OR Impact data
Wednesday: Introduce Humpty Dumpty build
Thursday: Humpty Dumpty build
Friday: Humpty Dumpty build
6-8.AH.3.GS.E: Apply the principles of rule of law, representation, separation of powers, checks and balances, and federalism to explain the purposes and functions of the Constitution.
This Week in History:
This coming week Mrs. Brunk and Mr. Crowson will be reteaching and retesting over the Formative. We will also b wrapping up the Bill of Rights.
Questions? Email your child's social studies teacher:
Lara Brunk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Crowson - email@example.com -
Bill of Rights project
Students work on the poster for the information of their amendment.
Bill of Rights Project - Complete!
These two young ladies show off their awesome completed poster.
Coach G came in and checked on his athletes' knowledge of their Bill of Rights!