Gr. 8 this week discussed more literary device (please refer to last week’s post re the list of literary device) and they read the controversial story, The Lottery. They applied the 7 Metacognitive Reading Strategies while reading it, which is an important practice for the quiz coming up the week after next. As well, they found out their Book Club members for this quarter. In writing, they made a Happiness Grid, where they plotted their small moments, which will be the jump off point for writing their memoir.
Next week, they will read the story, The Glass Castle, which is the mentor text for writing their memoirs. They will also have their first book club meeting, during which they should have read the assigned pages.
This week, the students were introduced to the United Nations site, where they will get the news that they will summarize in their weekly Read and Respond. Aside from the news, they will also summarize videos from the CNN Student News site. Read and Respond will be due every Friday before 8 pm. They also started playing CEFL (Current Events Football League), which they will play every Friday.
Next week, they will have a quiz on the Interactive Reading and Levels of Questions. Please refer to last week’s post for the slide presentation. They will also have the first Read and Respond, in which they will get the news from the United Nations site.
Gr. 8 explored the Digestive System deeper as they discussed why it is a system and they had a first hand experience of seeing an actual digestion system of a pig. Students should remember the acronym, FSB IC BIO, to determine what makes a system.
They also had the much awaited dissection of the digestive system of a pig.
How long is the small intestine?
Next week, they will work on mechanical and chemical digestion.
Gr. 8 had their first quiz on Rational and Irrational Numbers. Next week will be about Exponents and Scientific Notation.
Take a look at this website for the Laws of Exponents.