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1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 11/13-11/17
Final questions & quiz on poem “An Obstacle”
Practice using “3 big questions” and “signposts” while reading (using articles “A Little Disconnect” and “The Invisible Influence”
Vocabulary test on Unit 1A-1B SAT words and the 8 related word stems
Week of 11/13-11/17
Final questions & quiz on poem “An Obstacle”
Practice using “3 big questions” and “signposts” while reading (using articles “A Little Disconnect” and “The Invisible Influence”
Vocabulary Practice: Unit 8.1 station activities OR SAT Unit 1A usage chart
Vocabulary test on Unit 8.1 vocabulary OR quiz on SAT Unit 1A words
Week of 11/13-11/17
Final questions & quiz on poem “An Obstacle”
Practice using “3 big questions” and “signposts” while reading (using articles “A Little Disconnect” and “The Invisible Influence”
Vocabulary test on Unit 1A-1B SAT words and the 8 related word stems
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 11/6-11/9
Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
Vocabulary short story drafts
Week of 11/6-11/9
Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
Creating hashtags & higher-level thinking review questions for “Excerpt from Enrique’s Journey
Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
8.1 Final Review/SAT Unit 1 Usage Charts
Week of 11/6-11/9
Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
Vocabulary short final drafts
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/16-10/20
“Letter from Mary Mallon: On Being ‘Typhoid Mary’” by Mary Mallon
C&C Connections Meeting #2
SAT Unit 1
  • o1A/1B Quiz
  • o1B Usage Chart (due Monday, 10/23)
Rhetoric
  • o Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
  • oPoint of View/Primary Document Original Writing
Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
Week of 10/16-10/20
“Sympathy” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
“Excerpt from Enrique’s Journey
Parts of Speech
  • oNotes
  • oOpen Notes Test
8.1 Vocabulary Unit 1
  • o Quiz #2
Accelerated Group: SAT Unit 1 Vocabulary
  • o Song Lyrics
  • o Definitions (1A)
Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
Week of 10/16-10/20
“Letter from Mary Mallon: On Being ‘Typhoid Mary’” by Mary Mallon
C&C Connections Meeting #2
SAT Unit 1
  • o1A/1B Quiz
  • o1B Usage Chart (due Monday, 10/23)
Rhetoric
  • o Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
  • oPoint of View/Primary Document Original Writing
Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/9-10/13
“Going to School as a Refugee”
C&C Connections Meeting #2
SAT Unit 1B
  • oDefinitions
  • oUsage
  • oCreative Writing
Rhetorical Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
Parts of Speech Infographic
Week of 10/9-10/13
“Going to School as a Refugee”
“In Trek North, First Lure is Mexico’s Other Line”
“Enrique’s Journey”
Practice w/Nouns & Pronouns
8.1 Vocabulary Word Stems
Week of 10/9-10/13
“Going to School as a Refugee”
Final Parts of Speech Slideshow Presentation(s) & notes
SAT Unit 1B
  • oDefinitions
  • oUsage
  • oCreative Writing
Rhetorical Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/2-10/6
“Flowers for Algernon” Charlie characterization (w/film’s “Charly”)
Introduction to rhetoric with “Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on ‘Indian Removal’”
Second vocabulary quiz (Unit 1A words)
Week of 10/2-10/6
“Flowers for Algernon” Test
Next Text in Journeys unit: “In Trek North, First Lure Is Mexico’s Other Line” (introduction to “Enrique’s Journey” excerpt)
Parts of speech practice (types of nouns)
Week of 10/2-10/6
“Flowers for Algernon” Charlie characterization (w/film’s “Charly”)
Introduction to rhetoric with “Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on ‘Indian Removal’”
Second vocabulary quiz (Unit 1A words)
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/25-9/29
C&C 3-Way Connections Project Presentations
“Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
  • oCanvas discussion question posts due by Tuesday (no later than 11:59 Monday night)
  • oStudy guides & journal entries (Wed.)
  • oTest (Wed.)
Writing:
  • oParagraph structure
  • oVocabulary: word stem trees
  • o Using SAT vocabulary in original writing
Week of 9/25-9/29
“Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
  • o*Canvas discussion question posts
  • oStudy guides & journal entries
  • oTest
Writing: Paragraph structure
Vocabulary:
  • o Strategies for learning
  • o Using vocabulary in original statements
Week of 9/25-9/29
“Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
  • oCanvas discussion question posts due by Thursday (no later than 11:59 Wed. night)
  • oStudy guides & journal entries (Wed.)
  • oTest (Wed.)
Writing: Paragraph Structure
Grammar: Parts of Speech presentations
Vocabulary: word stem trees
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/18-9/22
Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
Work on C&C Connections project (presentations 9/25)
Vocabulary review & quiz
Week of 9/18-9/22
Finish reading “FFA”
Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
Parts of speech introduction continued
Vocabulary review & quiz
Week of 9/18-9/22
Finish reading “FFA”
Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
Parts of speech project
Vocabulary review & quiz
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/11-9/15

Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
“FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
“FFA” characterization notes
First C&C Current Events Connections session
Week of 9/11-9/15

Finish reading analysis pre-test
Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
“FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
“FFA” characterization notes
Parts of speech introduction (notes)
Week of 9/11-9/15

Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
“FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
“FFA” characterization notes
Parts of speech introduction (notes, examples, & practice)
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/4-9/8

Organize materials
Begin Starters
Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
  • Text-dependent questions & journal entry
Text Analysis Pre-Test
Start first vocabulary unit
  • Vocabulary song lyrics
  • Definition chart
  • Begin definition pictures
Week of 9/4-9/8

Organize materials
Begin Starters
Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
  • Text-dependent questions & journal entry
Text Analysis Pre-Test
Start first vocabulary unit
  • Vocabulary song lyrics
  • Definition chart
  • Begin definition pictures
Week of 9/4-9/8

Organize materials
Begin Starters
Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
  • Text-dependent questions & journal entry
Text Analysis Pre-Test
Start first vocabulary unit
  • Vocabulary song lyrics
  • Definition chart
  • Begin definition pictures


Communication:

Mrs. Danielle Coats | dcoats2@wcpss.net
*Per school policy guidelines, please allow 24 hours for e-mail responses.
Remind.com Class code: coatsela

Materials:
  • Writing utensils (pencils, pens, highlighters, colored pencils)
  • One (1) spiral notebook
  • Three (3) Dividers (sharing binder w/social studies)
  • One (1) pack of sticky notes (preferred but not required)
Grading Policy:
*PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE GRADING POLICY and NOTE:
All work, on time or late (accepted based on school’s late work policy), included in a given quarter’s final grade must be submitted at least five days prior to the end of that quarter.**

Scale:
A: 90-100%
B: 80-89%
C: 70-79%
D: 60-69%
F: Below 60%
Categories:
Tests/Projects/Major Assignments: 40%
Quizzes: 30%
Classwork: 20%
Homework: 10%

Ligon Website: ligon.wcpss.net
Ligon 8th Grade Website: ligon8.weebly.com


This page will have general information that applies to both English Language Arts (ELA) and Cultures & Civilizations (C&C). For information that pertains to ELA or C&C, click the page links to the right.
Contact Information:
Mrs. Danielle Coats | dcoats2@wcpss.net

*Per school policy guidelines, please allow 24-48 hours for e-mail responses.

Materials:
Grading Policy:
Ligon Website:
Ligon 8th Grade Website:

1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 11/6-11/9
❏ Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
❏ Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
❏ Vocabulary short story drafts
Week of 11/6-11/9
❏ Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
❏ Creating hashtags & higher-level thinking review questions for “Excerpt from Enrique’s Journey
❏ Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
Week of 11/6-11/9
❏ Poem “An Obstacle” (starter)
❏ Big Questions & Signposts to use for talking to the text (close reading)
❏ Vocabulary short final drafts
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/16-10/20
❏ “Letter from Mary Mallon: On Being ‘Typhoid Mary’” by Mary Mallon
❏ C&C Connections Meeting #2
❏ SAT Unit 1
o 1A/1B Quiz
o 1B Usage Chart (due Monday, 10/23)
❏ Rhetoric
o Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
o Point of View/Primary Document Original Writing
❏ Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
Week of 10/16-10/20
❏ “Sympathy” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar
❏ “Excerpt from Enrique’s Journey
❏ Parts of Speech
o Notes
o Open Notes Test
❏ 8.1 Vocabulary Unit 1
o Quiz #2
❏ Accelerated Group: SAT Unit 1 Vocabulary
o Song Lyrics
o Definitions (1A)
❏ Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
Week of 10/16-10/20
❏ “Letter from Mary Mallon: On Being ‘Typhoid Mary’” by Mary Mallon
❏ C&C Connections Meeting #2
❏ SAT Unit 1
o 1A/1B Quiz
o 1B Usage Chart (due Monday, 10/23)
❏ Rhetoric
o Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
o Point of View/Primary Document Original Writing
❏ Unit 1/Quarter 1 Test
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/9-10/13
❏ “Going to School as a Refugee”
❏ C&C Connections Meeting #2
❏ SAT Unit 1B
o Definitions
o Usage
o Creative Writing
❏ Rhetorical Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
❏ Parts of Speech Infographic
Week of 10/9-10/13
❏ “Going to School as a Refugee”
❏ “In Trek North, First Lure is Mexico’s Other Line”
❏ “Enrique’s Journey”
❏ Practice w/Nouns & Pronouns
❏ 8.1 Vocabulary Word Stems
Week of 10/9-10/13
❏ “Going to School as a Refugee”
❏ Final Parts of Speech Slideshow Presentation(s) & notes
❏ SAT Unit 1B
o Definitions
o Usage
o Creative Writing
❏ Rhetorical Analysis—“Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on Indian Removal” / Article: “The Indian Removal Act
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 10/2-10/6
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie characterization (w/film’s “Charly”)
❏ Introduction to rhetoric with “Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on ‘Indian Removal’”
❏ Second vocabulary quiz (Unit 1A words)
Week of 10/2-10/6
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” Test
❏ Next Text in Journeys unit: “In Trek North, First Lure Is Mexico’s Other Line” (introduction to “Enrique’s Journey” excerpt)
❏ Parts of speech practice (types of nouns)
Week of 10/2-10/6
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” Charlie characterization (w/film’s “Charly”)
❏ Introduction to rhetoric with “Andrew Jackson’s Speech to Congress on ‘Indian Removal’”
❏ Second vocabulary quiz (Unit 1A words)
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/25-9/29
❏ C&C 3-Way Connections Project Presentations
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
o Canvas discussion question posts due by Tuesday (no later than 11:59 Monday night)
o Study guides & journal entries (Wed.)
o Test (Wed.)
❏ Writing:
o Paragraph structure
o Vocabulary: word stem trees
o Using SAT vocabulary in original writing
Week of 9/25-9/29
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
o *Canvas discussion question posts
o Study guides & journal entries
o Test
❏ Writing: Paragraph structure
❏ Vocabulary:
o Strategies for learning
o Using vocabulary in original statements
Week of 9/25-9/29
❏ “Flowers for Algernon” discussion question posts
o Canvas discussion question posts due by Thursday (no later than 11:59 Wed. night)
o Study guides & journal entries (Wed.)
o Test (Wed.)
❏ Writing: Paragraph Structure
❏ Grammar: Parts of Speech presentations
❏ Vocabulary: word stem trees
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/18-9/22
❏ Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
❏ Work on C&C Connections project (presentations 9/25)
❏ Vocabulary review & quiz
Week of 9/18-9/22
❏ Finish reading “FFA”
❏ Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
❏ Parts of speech introduction continued
❏ Vocabulary review & quiz
Week of 9/18-9/22
❏ Finish reading “FFA”
❏ Remainder of “FFA” study guide questions and journal entries assigned (due 9/27)
❏ Parts of speech project
❏ Vocabulary review & quiz
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/11-9/15

❏ Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
❏ Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
❏ Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
❏ Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
❏ “FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
❏ “FFA” characterization notes
❏ First C&C Current Events Connections session
Week of 9/11-9/15

❏ Finish reading analysis pre-test
❏ Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
❏ Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
❏ Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
❏ Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
❏ “FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
❏ “FFA” characterization notes
Parts of speech introduction (notes)
Week of 9/11-9/15

❏ Share completed definition pictures for Unit 1A vocabulary
❏ Begin Unit 1A vocabulary usage chart (due Thursday, 9/21)
❏ Read “FFA” Progress Report 4 through March 28 entries
❏ Complete “FFA” study guide through question 20
❏ “FFA” journal entries 1 and 2
❏ “FFA” characterization notes
❏ Parts of speech introduction (notes, examples, & practice)
1st & 2nd Periods
4th & 5th Periods
7th Period
Week of 9/4-9/8
❏ Organize materials
❏ Begin Starters
❏ Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
· Text-dependent questions & journal entry
❏ Text Analysis Pre-Test
❏ Start first vocabulary unit
· Vocabulary song lyrics
· Definition chart
· Begin definition pictures
Week of 9/4-9/8
❏ Organize materials
❏ Begin Starters
❏ Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
· Text-dependent questions & journal entry
❏ Text Analysis Pre-Test
❏ Start first vocabulary unit
· Vocabulary song lyrics
· Definition chart
· Begin definition pictures
Week of 9/4-9/8
❏ Organize materials
❏ Begin Starters
❏ Read first three sections of “Flowers for Algernon” (“FFA”)
· Text-dependent questions & journal entry
❏ Text Analysis Pre-Test
❏ Start first vocabulary unit
· Vocabulary song lyrics
· Definition chart
· Begin definition pictures