• Hello, students! Welcome to Virtual Learning. From now until we return to school, I will be posting assignments for you to work on, which you can to access through Google Classroom.

     

    GO TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM PAGE AND CLICK "CLASSWORK." THERE IS A SECTION FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING. IT WILL BE UPDATED EACH WEEK. YOU SHOULD CLICK ON THE AGENDA (IT WILL SHOW DAY 1 AND DAY 2) AND ACCESS THE ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THE AGENDA.

    I will be available to meet live during office hours through Zoom. The Zoom meeting details will be posted on Google Classroom the morning of the session. The office hours will be as follows:

     

    Mondays 2:00-2:30 (ELA 8 periods 1,2)

    Wednesdays 2:00-2:30 (ELA 8 periods 4)

    Thursdays from 2:00-2:30 (ELA Honors periods 5,6)

     

    Setting the office hours up by period will allow me to give more individualized attention the classes. Should any questions come up outside of office hours, please feel free to email me any time at dlocken@pleasantvalleysd.org

     

    I am looking forward to continuing our learning experience virtually.

     

    Mr. Locken

     

    All of your "to do" assignments are due Friday of that same week @ 11:59 pm. However, you may still turn in assignments "late" as needed. 

     Week 9 Agenda

    June 1-5, 2020

     

    Standards

     

    RL 8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in text, including figurative and connotative meanings.

     

    L 8.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. 

     

    • Day #1
      • TO DO- Read “Identity” on the 1st slide of the Hyperdoc and complete the questions on the left side of the poem.

     

      • TO DO- Get caught up on any missing assignments. Email me if you need any Quizizz opened back up. The last day late work will be accepted is Sunday, June 7.

     

    • Day #2
      • TO DO- Read “Hard on the Gas” on 2nd slide of Hyperdoc. Complete questions on the left side of the poem.

    TO DO- Get caught up on any missing assignments. Email me if you need any Quizizz opened back up. The last day late work will be accepted is Sunday, June 7.

     

     Week 8 Agenda

    May 26-29, 2020

     

     

    • Day #1

     

        • Watch Screencastify on today’s lesson- taking Fastbridge

     

    • TO DO- Take Fastbridge A Reading Assessment

     

    1. Log on to your Chromebook 
    2. Log into CLEVER
    3. Go to the FASTBRIDGE icon on your desktop 
    4. Take the test called - AReading-

     

     

    • TO DO- Get caught up on any missing assignments. Email me if you need any Quizizz opened back up.

     

     

     

    • Day #2

     

      • TO DO- Post your virtual carnation on Padlet page
      • TO DO- Get caught up on any missing assignments. Email me if you need any Quizizz opened back up.



     

     

    Week 7 Agenda

    May 18-22, 2020

    • Day #1
      • Watch Screencastify on today’s lesson- completing your final draft

    TO DO- Work on final draft of Grammar Rocks online poster on Google Draw

     

     

    • Day #2
      • TO DO- Finish creating your Grammar Rocks online poster on Google Draw.

    TO DO- Get caught up on any missing assignments. Email me if you need any Quizizz opened back up.

     

    Standards

     

    1. Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood(CELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1C) 
    2. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break (ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.2A)
    3. Explain the function of verbals(gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences(ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1A)

     

     

     

    Week 6 Agenda

    May 11-15, 2020

     

    • Day #1
      • Watch Screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc and Quizizz
      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module  8: Ellipsis and Dash
      • TO DO- Grammar Quizizz on Modules 1-8 from Hyperdoc

     

    *BE SURE TO TURN IN HYPERDOC TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM



    • Day #2
      • Watch screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc

    TO DO- Complete Part A and Part B. Highlight them in your song and make a legend. This will serve as a “rough draft.” Next week, you will create your online poster on Google Draw.

     

    Standards

     

    1. Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood(CELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1C) 
    2. Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break (ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.2A)

    Explain the function of verbals(gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences(CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1A)

     

     

     

    Week 5 Agenda

    May 4-8, 2020

     

    • Day #1
    • Watch Screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc

     

     

    • TO DO-  Complete Google Form for Grammar Rocks- choosing song and partner(optional)
    • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module  5: The comma
    • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 6: Moods- Watch videos on interrogative, conditional, and imperative and complete slides 6-8

     

     

     

    • Day #2
    • Watch screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc

     

      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 6: Moods-Watch videos on subjunctive and indicative and complete slides 9-11. 
      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 7: Prepositional phrases

     

    *BE SURE TO TURN IN HYPERDOC TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM

     

    Standards

    Form and use verbs in the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and subjunctive mood(CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1C) 

    Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break (CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.2A)

     

     

    Week 4 Agenda

    April 27-May 1, 2020

     

    Standards

     

    1. Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences (CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1A) 

     

    1. Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice (CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1B).



     

    • Day #1

     

        • Watch Screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc

     

    • TO DO-  Hyperdoc Grammar Module  1: Active & Passive Voice AND less vs. fewer

     

      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 2: Participles
      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 3: Gerunds

     

    Standards

     

    1. Explain the function of verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences (CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1A) 

     

    1. Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice (CCSS.ELA-LANGUAGE.L.8.1B).

     

     

    • Day #2
    • Watch screencastify on today’s lesson- Hyperdoc

     

      • TO DO- Hyperdoc Grammar Module 4: Infinitives- T
      • TO DO- Quizizz - This will be posted later in the week

     

    *BE SURE TO TURN IN HYPERDOC TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM





     

     

    Week 3 Agenda

    April 20-24, 2020



    Unit Theme: How does one affect change in their community or society?

    Standards: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3) Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3).



     

    • Day #1

     

     

    • TO DO- Drummer Boy Hyperdoc

     

        • Watch History Channel video on “The Battle of Shiloh” at the top of page 167 on my.hrw
        • Read “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” short Story on page 167 of my.hrw

     

    • TO DO- Respond to a Question on Google Classroom

     



    Unit Theme: How does one affect change in their community or society?

    Standards: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3) Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.8.3).

     

     

    • Day #2
    • Watch screencastify on today’s lesson
    • Watch videos on people who made a difference in their community, country, etc. Use one of these examples to respond to the 2nd Padlet prompt.

     

     

     

    Week 2 Agenda

    April 6-10, 2020

     

     

    Unit Theme: How does one affect change in their community or society.

    Standards: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3

     

    • Day #1
      • The Power Point is saved below it for you to reference 
      • Type on template on Google Classroom
      • Watch screencastify on how to complete I Am poem
      • TO DO- Write I Am Poem (Pretending you are Harriet Tubman- story is on page 151 in my.hrw) 

     

    • Day #2
      • One is a “test your knowledge” of the story and one is a “challenge yourself” quizziz
      • Watch screencastify on how to complete dialectical notes 
      • Read “My Friend Douglass” on page CR 43 of my.hrw.com
      • TO DO- Type dialectical notes while reading- submit the notes on Google Classroom 
      • TO DO- Take ONE of “My Friend Douglass” Quizizz- 

     

    Week 1 Agenda

    March 31 - April 4th 2020

     

    Unit Theme: How does one affect change in their community or society.

     

    Standards: Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.3

     

    • Day #1
      • Watch Screencastify Slide Show
      • Complete activities in the Theme Hyperdoc

     

    • Day #2
      • Optional: Watch Screencastify on how to get to resources 4 min
      • Optional: Take notes on the note taking guide - 40 min
      • Optional: Watch Screencastify on how to access Quizziz  through Google Classroom
      • Watch mini-documentary on Harriet Tubman (my.hrw resources) 4 min
      • Read “Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad” pg. 151-162
      • Take a Quiz on Quizizz - 15