Miscellaneous, wibbly-wobbley,

timey-wimey plans and stuff

All kinds of stuff that can be used in so many situations that they're not in any particular category or unit. Lots of fun.

 

 

6 Traits Rubric (revised 2015-16 Fall)

 

6 Traits Progress Chart (revised 201415)

 

Beginning of the Year Stuff

 

Green Team Passes

 

Andree Sign-Out Sheet

 

Class Expectations (revised 2016-17)

 

Class Expectations (revised 2013 - 14)

 

Class Expectations for Parents - Contact / Curriculum / Grading / Writing Tips (doc)

 

Six Word Memoirs: Examples (doc)

 


 

 

Writing DDM 8th Grade: My Creed

 

My Creed (Teacher Script)

 

My Creed (student handout)

 

 

 

Samples for perusal before writing "My Creed" at the end of year

 

2016-17 Creed Packet

 

My Creed (Packet of sample essays from "This I Believe")

 

My Creed (student samples of essays)

 

 


 

 

Free Reading Book Stuff

 

Book Tracker Form

 

I'm Readin' A Book! by Julian Smith (video)

 

 

Banned Book Activity (handout)

http://orrjhslibrary.weebly.com/banned-books.html

 

 

90 Second Book Talks (presentations)

 

Book Review: Movie Trailer Edition

 

Contrasting the Book to the Movie (Free Reading)

 

Your (Free Reading) Sequel: Narrative Exercise

 

Your (Free Reading) Novel: Narrative based on non-fiction free reading

 

Character Change (free reading essay)

 

My Book Had Themes? (handout)

 

A Character's Creed (free reading assignment)

 

"What Characters Learned?" or "New Title?" Free Reading Exercises (need to revise)

 

 

Post-It (Free Reading) Notes: activity

 

Post-It (example)

 

 

A Bookish Date - Book Review

 

Standard 3 Paragraph Book Review Instructions / Sample

 

Hint Book Recommendations for Blog

 

Locker Broadside Book Review (doc)

 

The Gift - Free Reading Writing Assignment (doc)

 

Book Talk Questions (doc)

 

25 Book Tracker (doc)

 

Free Reading Book Chart (revised 201415)

 

Book Talk: Parent Signature Slips (doc)

 

All Hallow's Read (image)

 

The Last Book You Read: You have been transported (image)

 

Summer Reading / Writing Proposal with Kerri Smith book (doc)


 

 

Grammar

 

They're / Their / There - Punk Grammar Slam (Video)

 

Horrifying Homonyms

 


 

Articles / Essays / Organizers

 

Building an Argument (graphic organizer)

 

Disco Rice and Other Trash Talk - article

 

Failure is a Good Thing - essay

 

How Swearing Works - article

 

I Believe In Superman - essay

 

Lord of the Rings - Before the Cameras Rolled - article

 

Regionalisms - article

 

The Teen Brain - article

 

Introverts (excerpts) article

 


 

Poetry Exercises

 

Jabberwocky - poem

 

Two Voice Poems

 

Book Spine Poetry

 

Blackout Poetry - Stardust

 

"Like, you know" poem (video)

 

Pi Poetry

 

Pi Day Poe, E. Poetry (instructions)

 


 

Writing Exercises

 

The Seven Keys of Balabad (narrative writing assessment - formative)

 

The Seven Keys of Balabad (rubric)

 

Celeste's Heart and Principal Principle (compare/contrast formative)

 

Celeste's Heart / Principals and Principles (rubric)

 

Song Title Writing Prompts (exercise / handout)

 

The Far Side: Allusions Exercise

 

Yellow Submarine - Word Choice, Sensory Language, and Sound (lesson plan, and handout)

 

"Rithmatic" B.J. Novak (an argument to analyze)

 

The Vonnegut Secret Poetry Challenge (doc)

 

Negation - No It's Not - creative writing exercise

 

Question Everything - creative writing exercise

 

Paraphrasing Exercises: Quotes, Shakespearean Insults, etc.

 

Paraphrasing the Pledge of Allegiance


 

Talk Like A Pirate Day Stuff

 

Pirate Day: Intro and Conclusion

 

Pirate Terms, and Chanty (handout)

 

Pirate Discourse (English Activity)

 

Pirate Knots (activity)

 

 


 

 

Banners

 

Banner class rules template

 

"Revision is Evolution" Banner

 

Banner Signs