8th Grade Bell Ringers

Report
1st Marking Period
 Bell
Ringer:
 Please Fill Out the
Technology Survey
on your desk.
 Agenda:
 1.
Technology
Survey
 2. Procedures
 3. Syllabus
 4. Symbols of Us
 5. Name Game
Essential Question: Who are you?
 Bell
Ringer:
 AOW – please take
an AOW and
Nonfiction Notes
paper from the
supply table, get
out a piece of
paper, and wait for
instruction.
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. Symbols of US
 3. Name Game
 4. “Where I’m From
Poetry”
Essential Question: Who are you?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Vocabulary – Get
out your
notebooks/paper/
notecards
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
 2. “Where I’m
From” Poetry
Essential Question: Who are you?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Vocabulary – Get
out your
notebooks/paper/
notecards
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
 2. “Where I’m
From” Poetry
Essential Question: Who are you?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Gum Worksheet
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. “Where I’m
From” Poetry
Essential Question: Who are you?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Turn in vocab.
 Agenda:
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. Turn in Vocab
cards
 3. “Where I’m
From” Poetry
Essential Question: Who are you? How can we use
Publisher to enhance our poetry?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Get out GUM and
AOW assignments.
 Discuss.
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. Pass Back Vocab
 3. Books
 4. Start Native
American Myths,
Legends, and
Folktales Unit
 Bell
Ringer:
 Please take a
Vocab practice
sheet and get
started (only on
the vocab side)!
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
Review/pass back
papers
 2. Native American
Unit
Essential Question: (see next slide)
 Bell
Ringer:
 Please get out the
Bell Ringer paper
from yesterday
and work on the
GUM side.
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. finish Notes
 3. Begin reading
Sky Woman
Essential Question: How do the Senecas feel about nature?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Take 5 minutes
to look over your
vocabulary words.
Ready…Go!
 Agenda:
 1.
Review vocab
 2. Quiz
 3. Notes/Sky
Woman
Essential Question: What characteristics of a myth does Sky
Woman have?
Bell Ringer:
 On a slip of yellow
paper, tell me your
honest opinion of
reading and what
kinds of things (genre
of books, magazines,
etc.) that you like to
read, and how often
you read for fun.

Agenda:
 1. Bell Ringer
 2. Notes
 3. Video/Surprise
 4. Sky Woman

Essential Question: (see next slide)
 What’s
the difference between myths,
legends, and folktales?
 Why
are the American myths, legends, and
folktales different from those found in other
parts of the world?
 What
are the characteristics of an American
myth, legend, or folktale?
 Why
do we tell stories about our origins?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Pick up AOW
from the table.
 Agenda:
 1.
AOW
 2. Sky Woman
 3. Great Medicine
Essential Question: What characteristics of a myth do Sky
Woman and Great Medicine have?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. New Vocab list!
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
 2. Finish Sky
Woman discussion
 3. Great Medicine
Essential Question: What characteristics do Sky Woman and
Great Medicine have?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Pick up a GUM
worksheet on the
table
 Agenda:
 1.
work on Gum
 2. Work on
worksheet for Great
Medicine
 3. Compare and
Contrast Sheet
 4. If done – start
reading “The Owl
Never Sleeps at
Night on page 517.
Essential Question: What characteristics of a myth do Sky
Woman and Great Medicine have?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Turn in Vocab
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell ringer
 2. go over Qs
 3. Notes for Great
Medicine
 4. Compare and
Contrast
Essential Question: What characteristics of a myth do Sky
Woman and Great Medicine have?
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Get out, go
over, and turn in
GUM and AOW
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. Questions
 3. Notes
 4. Compare/
Contrast essay
Essential Question: How can we organize information in
order to write a compare and contrast essay?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Password!
 Agenda:
 1.
Password
 2. C/C essay
 3. When finished
with the c/c essay
– start reading the
1st How and Why
Myth on page 517
Essential Question: How can we organize information in
order to write a compare and contrast essay?
 Bell
Ringer:
 5 minutes to look
over your vocab!
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. Vocab Quiz
 3. When done,
make sure you’ve
read the myth on
page 517 before
tomorrow.
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Happy National
Punctuation Day!
 (video)
 Agenda:
 1.
Bell Ringer
 2. “Owl” story
 3. QASI
 4. Rainbow Crow
Essential Question: How are “How and Why Myths”
different from Creation myths?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Pick up AOW from
the table.
 Agenda:
 1.
Go over AOW
 2. Read The
Orphan Boy and
the Elk Dog on
page 526.
**Take a look at the schedule
board of the upcoming
quiz!**
Essential Question: How are “How and Why Myths”
different from Creation myths?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Vocab
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
 2. Discuss Elk Dog
 3. Review
Essential Question: How are “How and Why Myths”
different from Creation myths?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Get out all notes
and book
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 1.
Quiz
 2. GUM
Put
it on the table
Take a GUM and start
working on it
Start looking at our next
story,
The Devil and Daniel
Webster p. 534
 Bell
Ringer:
 GUM!
 Agenda:
 1.
Gum
 2. The Devil and
Daniel Webster p.
534
Essential Question: How is exaggeration used in legends?


Bell Ringer:
Writer’s Notebook:





Option 1: How could
you be late to your own
funeral?

Agenda:
1. WNB
2. Collect AOW, hand
back cards
3. The Devil and Daniel
Webster
Option 2: What moment
in time would you have
most liked to witness?
Essential Question: How is exaggeration used in legends?
 Bell
Ringer:
 -Practice Vocab –
pick up paper!
 Agenda:
 1.
Practice Vocab
 2. Discuss The
Devil and Daniel
Webster
 3. Creative Writing
Essential Question: Is there a moral to The Devil and Daniel
Webster?
 Bell
Ringer:
 -Practice GUM
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 1.
GUM
 2. Creative Writing
 Bell
Ringer:
 Take 5 minutes to
review!
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab Quiz
 2. When done..


Essential Question:
A. Continue working
on creative writing
B. Read The
Serpentine Bobsled
on page 549 – by
Tuesday!
 Bell
Ringer:
 Get out essay
 Agenda:
 1.
Collect essay
 2. AOW
 3. Pass Back
Papers
 Bobsled story
Essential Question: What is a legend?
 Bell
Ringer: Vocab
 Agenda:
 1.
Vocab
 2. Pass back
papers
 3. 8th – Davy
Crockett
 4. Start Jumping
Frog
Essential Question: What is a legend?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Turn in Vocab
 Agenda:
 1.
Go over
Questions
 2. Start The
Legend of Sleepy
Hallow
Essential Question: How is Jumping Frog a legend?
 Bell
Ringer:
 WNB –
 What are you
afraid of? Why?
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 1.
WNB
 2. Pass back
papers
 3. Collect AOW
 4. Sleepy Hallow
 P. 580
 Bell
Ringer:
 Take Vocab puzzle
 Agenda:
 1.
Puzzle
 2. Read Sleepy
Hallow
 to pg. 588, 2nd
column, end of 1st
paragraph by
Wednesday
Essential Question: What kind of a man is Ichabod Crane?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Next slide
 Agenda:
 1.
pictures
 2. Discuss Sleepy
Hallow to pg. 588
 3. Start filling out
chart
Essential Question: Why does it take 7 pages before the
action begins?
 Bell
Ringer:
 5 Minutes to study!
 Agenda:
 Vocab
Quiz
 After the Quiz:
 Continue Reading
to p. 592, 2nd
column, end of 2nd
full paragraph for
Friday
Essential Question: How are Crane and Bones different?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Major Andre’s
story
 Agenda:
 1.
Review reading
to p. 592
 2. continue
reading
Essential Question: At this point in the story, what is your
opinion of Ichabod Crane?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Get out books –
 7th – pg. 596
 8th-pg. 594
 Agenda:
 1.
Finish Sleepy
Hallow!
 2. Worksheet
 3. Review
 Bell
Ringer:
 Get out your
book/any notes
you wish to use
 Agenda:
 1.
Legends quiz
 2. Check out the
progress report on
my desk when
done
Page Numbers:
The Devil and Daniel Webster – p. 534
Sunrise in His Pocket – p. 546
The Serpentine Bobsled – p. 549
The Celebrated Frog of Calveras County – p. 573
The Legend of Sleepy Hallow – p. 580
 Bell
Ringer:
 1. Row 1 and 3 –
tell your partner
rows what you
know about Edgar
Allan Poe
 Agenda:
 1.
Poe Video
Biography
 2. Discussion
 3. Begin The Raven
Essential Question: What events in Poe’s life could have
had an impact his writing?
 Bell
Ringer:
 Row 2 and 4 – Tell
your partner row
what has
happened so far in
Poe’s life
 Agenda:
 Finish
video
 Start The Raven
 Analysis of The
Raven
Essential Question: What are the conflicts in "The Raven"?
What types of conflict (physical, moral, intellectual, or
emotional) do you read?
Does the poem end the way you expected? How? Why?
 Bell
Ringer:
 What is a parody?
 Agenda:
 1.
Discuss satire
 2. Watch “Spooky
Satire/Parody”
videos
Essential Question: What is a parody and how could these
videos be considered a parody?
 Bell
Ringer:
Essential Question:
 Agenda:
 Bell
Ringer:
Essential Question:
 Agenda:

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