English Language Arts Grade 8

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English Language Arts Grade 8 by Mind Map: English Language Arts Grade 8

1. Creating a blog

1.1. Transition into memoir

2. Short Story

2.1. Movie tailor to introduce story.

2.1.1. Culture

2.2. Thank You Ma'am, Hurry, Hurry, Numbers and nombres

3. Goals

3.1. Making design thinking about of ELA

3.2. Blogging ongoing throughout the year

3.3. New approach to teaching Grammar - embedded throughout the year-taught within meaningful writing

3.4. Instructional Media

3.5. Website

3.6. Book Clubs

3.6.1. Book trade

3.6.1.1. Talk with librarian - book talks

3.6.1.2. Genre of the moth

3.7. GOAL: Students are aware of when they need help and can find the resources they need.

3.8. Giving Students more time to read and write

3.9. Use the rule of three before me

3.10. Getting students to fall in love with reading - again (reading for enjoyment)

3.11. Formative assessment

4. Grammar Ongoing Throughout The Year

4.1. Umbrella: conventions, spelling, capitalisation, usage, etc..

4.2. Taught within meaninful writing

4.3. create a database of quick grammar lessons - website include videos

4.4. Grammar gap fillers-video, self check quiz, cheat sheet (to print as a reference).

4.5. mentor sentences

4.6. GOAL: Students are aware of when they need help and can find the resources they need.

5. Myths and Legends

6. Maker Time

6.1. Angela Stockman - Make Writing(Read)

6.2. Use maker materials to create some element of what students will be writing

6.2.1. build a character out of Lego or clay

6.2.1.1. name the character, identify features, traits.

6.2.1.1.1. spark creativity, imagination and help writers block

6.3. Construct a setting/ a room.

6.3.1. get students to create a world they imagine inside

6.3.1.1. clay/blocks/lego

7. Rants

7.1. 5 paragraph Essay

7.1.1. Research

7.2. Social Media Assignment

7.2.1. How to harness the power of social media for good/ The power of technology. Ex. #notonemore #armme ...Get students to research more.

7.2.1.1. How can social media make a change? Make something better? Stop a problem?

7.2.1.2. Pick something you care about and start a movement. Tech and design skills. Hashtags, images, giveaways, message.

8. Poetry

8.1. Poetry slam - Facebook live

8.1.1. Build engagement - use as hook

8.2. Writing - black out poems, what if poems, where i'm from, slam poems

8.3. Speaking - slam poems, open class sharing (authors chair)

8.4. Reading - Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Tu Pac, Eminem etc...

9. Book Club

9.1. Steam based for final novel project

9.1.1. Design an app that would best fit your character

9.2. Create a defence for your app.

9.2.1. Thesis, reference text to defend your choice

9.2.1.1. What kind of app would Pony boy develop?

10. Cardboard Challenge

10.1. Transition from memoir to Short Story -

10.2. Part of Getting to Know You

11. Mini-Memoir

12. First Term

13. Second Term

14. Third Term

15. Non-Fiction

15.1. NY Times - learning network - article of the day

15.2. Choose STEM related issues. read, debate important non-fiction articles.

15.3. Have students bring in their own

16. Book Clubs Ongoing Throughout The Year

16.1. A book a month is the goal

16.2. Book talks once a month / new genre introduced

16.3. Talk to librarian, see if she can gather a collection of her favourite books for the genre of the month (talk/book tailors)

16.4. Bring back the joy of reading

16.5. Design a room for your charcater

17. Maker time

17.1. Transition from M & L to Poetry

17.2. Use maker to create an element of what student writing will be transitioning in to.

18. Outcomes

18.1. Speaking and Listening

18.1.1. 1.4 Student was able to listen carefully and understood the task at hand and also asked appropriate questions for clarification during essay writing.

18.2. Reading and Viewing

18.2.1. 4.1Student was able to use appropriate resources to assist in their research of the chosen topic.

18.2.1.1. 5.1Student used a range of resources to gather information

18.2.1.1.1. 7.1Student used a range of resources to gather information

18.3. Writing and Representing

18.3.1. 8.1 Student used writing strategies appropriate for a 5 paragraph essay

18.3.1.1. 8.3 Student took jot notes using the proper format

18.3.1.1.1. 8.4 Student used an interesting hook in the introduction to engage the reader and included detail and language choices that enhanced their writing.

19. Writing and Representing outcomes Ongoing

19.1. 10.1 Student used an interesting hook in the introduction to engage the reader and included detail and language choices that enhanced their writing.

19.1.1. 10.4 Student used an interesting hook in the introduction to engage the reader and included detail and language choices that enhanced their writing.

19.1.2. Students write for a variety of reasons

20. Outcomes

20.1. Speaking and Listening

20.1.1. 1.2Ask questions to get more information

20.1.1.1. 1.4 States POV and supports it

20.1.1.1.1. 1.5 listens to other people closely

20.2. Writing and Representing

20.2.1. Writes for a variety of reasons

20.3. Reading and Viewing

20.3.1. Selects texts to meet learners needs

20.3.1.1. 5.1 identify interesting topics

20.3.1.1.1. 5.3 locates information