Mrs. Fast's English 8 Page
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10 WEEKS LEFT
There are 10 weeks of classes left in the school year. Students have two units left: Mythology and The Outsiders. Third term is weighted the heaviest and the final exam is worth 20%, leaving students with many opportunities to improve their current standings.
THIS WEEK (April 7-11):
Monday ~ (2-1) H/W Check: "The Wrath of Achilles" questions, hand in formal paragraph, introduction to creative god/dess assignment (completely in-class); (2-4) Last class to work on creation myth
Wednesday ~ (2-3) Hand in creation myth, introduction to the Olympians (powerpoint), short myths outlining each god/desses' most famous role; (2-1) Class #2 of in-class creative assignment
Friday ~ (2-1) Class #3 of in-class creative assignment (complete rough draft and begin editing process for formal multi-paragraph); (2-3) Complete knowledge and comp questions for "The Olympians", silent reading, last class to work on grammar alphabet book
WEEK (March 31-April 4th):
Tuesday ~ (2-1) Students read "The Olympians" and complete vocabulary and questions; (2-3) Students begin work on their creation myths - graphic organizers and rough copy (in-class assignment), silent reading, reading response, time to work Grammar Alphabet Book
WEEK (March 10-14):
Monday ~ (2-3) Complete good copy of non-fiction story (in-class assignment); (2-1) Time to work on creation myth, silent reading, reading response, introduction to grammar alphabet book assignment.
Wednesday ~ (2-1) Last class to work on creation myth plus illustration; (2-3) Intro to mythology: notes, Canadian Creation Myths (group activity)
Friday ~ (2-3) Complete Canadian Creation myths activity, discuss, characteristics of a creation myth (list on board), start brainstorming ideas for creating your own myth; (2-1) Hand in creation myth, introduction to Greek Olympians (powerpoint plus handout), read "The Olympians", begin to complete questions
BLOCK 2-3 SPECIFIC HANDOUTS
BLOCK 2-1 SPECIFIC HANDOUTS