English-Lang. Arts

Welcome to Defender English-8th Grade Language Arts
Please feel free to email me at lbowen@sksd-ri.net for any reason.

Students will need a pocket folder and a composition books (preferably college ruled, 100 sheets/ 200 pages).

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.  My name is Mrs. Bowen and I teach Language Arts on Team Defender. I am thrilled to get this year under way.  It has been wonderful to work with many of the students throughout their 7th grade year; welcome to any new students joining our community! I look forward to another year of growth and fun!  Please come back to the site for more information as the year continues.

We are continuing the Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop Curriculum. We will do much of our writing in class, however classwork that is not completed will need to be completed at home. This makes it possible for us to spend more time teaching them how to improve their writing and organization of ideas in order to help them be better communicators.

Our first unit is Memoir Writing!

Homework - Completion of homework and of unfinished work will directly affect students' ability to successfully complete major summative assignments/ assessments.
Each Student is expected to read frequently throughout the year. As they read, they should take brief notes about the text and their reactions. Their notes can be simple questions, connections, inferences, etc. They should not be writing complete summaries as we want them interacting with the text not simply restating the plot line.

Defender Reading Clubs: Information to follow.
***Due dates are subject to change. Students are expected to complete portions at home in order to stay on track and adhere to due dates.***

      Homework
Week of 11/21/2016 - 11/23/2016

Monday - Wednesday 
We are working on various task at stations. All materials are located on Google classroom. All four tasks in the Reader's Notebook are due by the end of class on Wednesday.

Reader's Notebook check for the second part of the reading unit will be checked through conferences throughout the week. The notebook should include (2) 2pg long writes, (1) 1pg long write, spotlighted object/ event drawings and statements to accompany.

Monday
**Read-Log-Note 45 minutes.

Tuesday
11 session reading log due 
 
Finish tasks by the end of tomorrow.

Wednesday - Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


Week of 11/14/2016 - 11/18/2016

Monday - Friday

**Read-Log-Note. All students are reading and jotting quick notes on their dystopian novel. They are expected to read 45 minutes each day at home (5 sessions), and reading days in class. 

Tuesday
Use thought prompts to help an essayist to analyze the mood and/ or tone of your reading.
           
Week of 11/7/2016 - 11/11/2016

Monday - Friday

**Read-Log-Note. All students are reading and jotting quick notes on their dystopian novel. They are expected to read 45 minutes 5 days a week home, and reading days in class. 

Thursday
Long write Theme analysis due Monday


Week of 11/1/2016 - 11/4/2016

Monday - Friday

**Read-Log-Note. All students are reading and jotting quick notes on their dystopian novel. They are expected to read 30-45 minutes each day at home, and reading days in class.

** Reading logs are due on Friday November 4th. They count as a minor assessment. Students are expected to have a total of 18 entries when submitted. Each entry is worth a maximum of 5 points.

Monday 10/31/2016
*Read - Log - Note 30-45 minutes
*Catch up if you are behind!!
  
Tuesday 11/1/2016

*Read - Log - Note 30-45 minutes
*Long write due tomorrow - Think about another element in your reading and write long using thought prompts to push your thinking and evidence. Both resources are in your notebooks. Minimum of 1 page.  
            ​       
Wednesday 11/2/2016
*Read - Log - Note 30-45 minutes

Thursday 11/3/2016
*Read - Log - Note 30-45 minutes 
*Long write #3 for dystopian unit due tomorrow

Friday 11/4/2016
*Read - Log - Note 30-45 minutes
*Reader's notebook is due on Monday at the end of class. 

Week of 10/24/2016 - 10/28/2016

Monday - Friday

**Read-log-note. All students are reading and jotting quick notes on their dystopian novel. They are expected to read 30-45 minutes each day at home, and reading days in class.

** Reading logs are due on Friday November 4th. They count as a minor assessment.
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Wednesday 10/26/2016
Have four details that make you suspicious recorded.

Thursday 10/27/2016
Finish long write about your details if you did not finish in class.                                         
          


Week of 10/17/2016 - 10/21/2016

Monday - Friday Read

Monday 10/17/2016
-Presentations. Have your dystopian book by Wed 10/19 at the latest.
-Complete the Google assignment by Wednesday night.
            
Tuesday 10/18/2016
-Have your dystopian book by Wed 10/19 at the latest.
-Complete the Google assignment by Wednesday night.

Wednesday 10/19/2016
-Final due. Prep presentation. You must have a dystopian book by Wed 10/19
-Finish the google assignment.

Thursday 10/20/2016
 -Read and track theories.
                                    
Friday 10/21/2016
-Enjoy your weekend! 


Week of 10/10/2016 - 10/14/2016
Monday - Friday Read at least 2 1/2 hours while taking notes.

Writing Work

Monday 10/10/2016
-No school
            
Tuesday 10/11/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class. Final Due Wednesday 10/12

Wednesday 10/12/2016
-Final due. Prep presentation. You must have a dystopian book by Wed 10/19

Thursday 10/13/2016
 -prep presentation. You must have a dystopian book by Wed 10/19
                                    
Friday 10/14/2016
-Have your dystopian book by Wed 10/19 at the latest.
-Enjoy your weekend! 

Week of 10/3/2016 - 10/7/2016

Monday - Friday Read at least 2 1/2 hours while taking notes.

Writing Work

Monday 10/3/2016
-No school
            
Tuesday 10/4/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class. Final Due Tuesday 10/11/16

Wednesday 10/5/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class.

Thursday 10/6/2016
 -Finish any revisions not completed in class.
                                    
Friday 10/7/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class. Final Due Tuesday 10/11/16
-Enjoy your weekend! 

Week of 10/17/2016 - 10/21/2016

Monday - Friday Read while taking notes.

Monday 10/10/2016
-Presentations
            
Tuesday 10/4/2016
Respond to the google question in Google classroom

Wednesday 10/5/2016
Read

Thursday 10/6/2016
 Read
                                    
Friday 10/7/2016
-Enjoy your weekend! 

Week of 10/3/2016 - 10/7/2016

Monday - Friday Read at least 2 1/2 hours while taking notes.

Writing Work

Monday 10/3/2016
-No school
           
Tuesday 10/4/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class. Final Due Tuesday 10/11/16

Wednesday 10/5/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class.

Thursday 10/6/2016
 -Finish any revisions not completed in class.
                                    
Friday 10/7/2016
-Finish any revisions not completed in class. Final Due Tuesday 10/11/16
-Enjoy your weekend! 


Week of 9/26/2016 - 9/30/2016

Monday - Friday Read at least 2 1/2 hours while taking notes.

Writing Work

Monday 9/26/2016
- Finish any incomplete writing / revising of draft. Draft due Friday! 

Tuesday 9/27/2016
-Finish any incomplete writing / revising of draft. Draft due Friday! 

Wednesday 9/28/2016
-Work on IADD. Draft due Friday! 

Thursday 9/29/2016
-Work on IADD. Draft due Friday! 
                        
Friday 9/30/2016
-Draft Due Today!!!!
-Enjoy your weekend! 

Week of 9/19/2016 - 9/23/2016

Monday - Friday Read at least 2 1/2 hours while taking notes.

Writing Work

Monday 9/19/2016
- Finish any incomplete writing 

Tuesday 9/20/2016
-Long Write big topic

Wednesday 9/21/2016
-Draft the first 3 paragraphs of your memoir

Thursday 9/22/2016
-Continue writing
            
Friday 9/23/2016
-Enjoy your weekend!                       

Week of 9/12/2016 - 9/16/2016

            Monday 9/12/2016
-Read and take notes

            Tuesday 9/13/2016
-Read and take notes

            Wednesday 9/7/2016
-Read and take notes

            Thursday 9/8/2016
-Read and take notes
-Long write in your composition book. Minimum of 2 pages.
            Friday 9/9/2016
-Get a composition book and a folder if you have not already done so.
-Enjoy your weekend!                       

Week of 9/5/2016 - 9/9/2016

Monday 9/5/2016
-No School - Labor Day

Tuesday 9/6/2016
-All Google classroom assignment, and questions must be completed no later than this evening.
-Read for a minimum of a 1/2 hour.

Wednesday 9/7/2016
-Read for a minimum of a 1/2 hour.

Thursday 9/8/2016
-Long write in your composition book. Minimum of 2 pages. Develop small moments.

Friday 9/9/2016
-Get a composition book and a folder if you have not already done so.
-Enjoy your weekend!