Thursday, August 30th, 2012 Recap

After a brief review of ethos, pathos, logos, as well as concrete and abstract nouns, we charged on by watching a video on a game called “Karate Piñata”  from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Part 1 & Part 2).  It was absurd, funny, and very entertaining.  The students were given the task (in two classes)…

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 Summarized

On Wednesday we finished up where we left off with regard to ethos, pathos, and logos from Tuesday’s lesson.  The students then created a bubble map to illustrate their claim and three supporting details to support their claim. Ethos: “street cred” or a speaker/author’s level of credibility with the audience Pathos: connecting with emotion, using…

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 in Brief

Tuesday we reviewed the BIG FOX text feature identification strategy from this Monday.  Since we’re beginning to focus on argumentative writing (we used to call this “persuasive writing”), we then transitioned to a discussion on persuasion by viewing a video of the closing argument in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused of…

Monday, August 27th, 2012 in Brief

We’re still getting the hang of this new and wonderful school year as I am with using this blog.  Starting next week, I will aim to have a summary of each day’s lesson plus it’s powerpoint posted here as a post like this one.  On Monday we learned about text features–you know those things we…

Be Kind Today!

Doesn’t it feel fabulous when someone takes the time to randomly do something kind for you?  It could be a free desert at a restaurant, someone sharing their spare change, a thoughtful compliment, or someone letting you take their place in line somewhere.  Random acts of kindness brighten everyone’s day. Governor Sonny Purdue has declared…

Week #2

Another week is upon us and we certainly are learning about flexibility.  The agendas should be coming in tomorrow so we can finally kick off more of our classroom jobs.  In the meantime, some jobs have been assigned, seats have been chosen, and the ball is starting to roll. Remember, as time continues on, this…

The First Day

Phew!!! You made it through the first day of school.  It’s always a tiring, yet exciting day.  You have to start memorizing your new schedule, get acclimated (used to) your new teachers and classmates, plus you get to see your friends from the year before.  For teachers, we have to make sure we took attendance…

Welcome!

Welcome all!  This will be the home of information, links, resources, and other information to help you in 8th grade ELA this year at LMS.