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Grade 8 Second Schedule The Transformative Power of Words

Week 1 Oct 17-21 5 days Poetry Week Topics: Introduction to big question: what is poetry? Introduction to essential questions What we will do this quarter We will read, and write poetry View Lost Generation Start poetry board with questions, samples, personal writings Areas of Transformation: 1) A-Ha Moments (small),2) Family-FriendshipRomance 3) Race- (bias, prejudice, racism) 4) Protest- (convincing, need for change around the world) 5) Life and Death 6) Performance- (words come alive) 7) Nature October Break Poetry Week Topics: Small Moments Review choice of poems that demonstrate small transformation Topics: Poetry Week Small Moments (Continued) 2 new poems for review, discussion and small talk

Writers Workshop: Introduce poetry anthology Task 1 Start on collection generate ideas

Writers Workshop: Task 1 generate ideas

Week 2 Oct24-28 October Break Week 3 Oct 30-Nov 4 3 days~ Wed-Thurs-Fri

October Break

October Break

October Break

Lesson 2: Topics: Intro Research Project Make choices, set deadlines Writers Workshop: A-Ha Moments (small) BLOCK AB MISS LESSON Lesson 2 Topics: Research Project (continued) Writers Workshop: Family-Friendship-Romance Race ERB TESTING

Lesson 3: Topics Research Project Full period Writers Workshop: Family-Friendship-Romance Lesson 3: Topics: Research Project- write day Writers Workshop: Race TASK 2 WRITE DAY ERB TESTING

Week 4 Nov 7-11 5 days

Lesson 1: Topics: Research Project Research done, outline start, biblio start and finish Writers Workshop: Family-Friendship-Romance Lesson 1: Readings: Poetry Analysis Writers Workshop: Race Lesson 1: Topics: Poetry Analysis Writers Workshop: Protest

Week 5 Nov 14-18 5 days

Week 6Nov 21-25 5 days

Lesson 2 Topics: Poetry Analysis Writers Workshop: Protest

Lesson 3 Topics: Poetry Analysis Writers Workshop: Protest Life and Death TASK 3 DUE Lesson 3: Topics: Presentation and Discussion Writers Workshop: Performance SPORTS DAY

Week 7Nov 28-Dec 2 4 days~Wed Bonifacio Day

Lesson 1 Topics: Presentations and Discussion Writers Workshop: Life and Death Lesson 1: Topics: Presentation and Discussion Writers Workshop: Performance TASK 1 DUE

Bonifacio Day BLOCK GH GET EXTRA LESSON

Week 8 Dec 7-11 4 days

Lesson 2: Topics: Presentation and Discussion Assess day Writers Workshop: Performance TASK 4 DUE Lesson 2: Topics: Poetry Share Writers Workshop: Performance Nature

Week 9 Dec 14-18 Last week- 3.5 days

Lesson 1: Topics: Poetry Share Writers Workshop: Performance Nature

December Break