8th Grade AVID Calendar

Quarter 1

Week 1Week 2Week 3week 4week 5week 6/ week 7/ week 8/ week 9

Quarter 2

Week 1Week 2Week 3/ week 4/ week 5/ week 6/ week 7/ week 8/ week 9 /Week 10 

Quarter 3

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ week 4/ week 5/ week 6/ week 7/ week 8/ week 9

Quarter 4

Week 1/ Week 2/ Week 3/ week 4/ week 5/ week 6/ week 7/ week 8/ week 9/week 10

 

Upcoming dates: 

  • Progress Reports/Midterm- 
  • Late work cutoff- Friday, September 22, 2017
  • End of quarter- Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday

8/9

EQ:  First impressions

Warm up: Welcome to class, name tag

Classwork: 

quick write- You never get a chance to make a first impression.

SLANT Review

 

HW:  none

Thursday

8/10

EQ:  What are the expectations of me as an AVID student?

Warm up:  1-1-2 partner share intro

Classwork:

Partner share with the facts on the name tag

AVID student agreement

 

HW:  

Student agreement- Friday

Supplies- Monday

Friday 

8/11

EQ-  How do AVID students keep all of their materials organized? 

Classwork:

Binder set up and expectations, self check binder

Schedule check

HW: 

Supplies

 

 

Week 2

Monday

8/14 

EQ- Who can help me to be successful in my classes?

Warm up: partner check on binder use blue pen to mark

Classwork: 

Study buddy contract

Social contract

HW: 

Cornell notes - 2- Fri

SLANT

Study buddy- Wed

 Tuesday

 

8/15

EQ: - How can using a planner help me be a successful student?

        - Based on my grades so far, What are my goals for the remainder

of the grading period.  

 

DO:

1. Intro to planners and expectations

2.  Journal-  Time management ppt

3. study buddy quesitons

4. Grade checks - use form 

 

 

 HW-  

GRADES when available

- Study buddy- Wed

- SLANT/ Binder daily

- Cornell notes- Friday

 

DUE: Planner with signature

 

8/16

EQ-   What makes me unique? 

Warm up-

Journal week 2-What were your successes  and challenges in developing

time-management skills in 7th grade? 

Do: 

 

Bio Poem creation 

HW:  

Cornell notes x2

SLANT/binder

DUE:  Study buddy chart

 8/17

EQ- Why is it important to expand my vocabulary?

DO: 

- Expand word choice- dead words, SAT/ACT level words

-Circle three words in partner's poem

Scary Words and Scary Words:  The Sequel handout

 

HW-

Bio Poem Revision- 

Cornell Notes/2

Inc Study buddy

8/18

EQ- What makes me unique?

DO: 

- Grades, study buddy

-Binder check

- Bio Poem small group presentations-  build trust and team building 

Bio Poem reflection- if needed for time 

HW- 

Grades

 

 Monday

Week 3

8/21

EQ-  How should my learning preferences affect how I study?

DO:  

1. weekly action plan

2. KWL about learning preferences

3.   Learning preferences 

 HW-   

Cornell Notes in your class

8/22

Tutorials Day 12

EQ-  How do I complete my TRF for AVID tutorials? 

1. Binder Check
2. Introduction to the Tutorial Request Form
3. Completing the TRF

 HW-

- 3 Cornell Notes core class

- TRF- Wedenesday

8/23

 EQ- How should I  complete my TRF?  

Warm up:

Tutorial Expectations/ Social contract- Finalize ]

DO:

 Bio poem presentations 


1. Jason's Tutorial Request form Review 

2.  Journal week 3

- What did you notice about Jason's pre- work? 

- What did he write int the critical thinking box about the initial question?

- What did he write in the general  process and steps box?

- How does Jason clarify his point of confusion?

 

 

 HW- 

- 3 Cornell Notes core class

8/24

 Tutorials

Warm up:  Expectations

DO:

Tutorials- 

collect TRF- reflection question on the back

Collect 3 column notes

 

 HW- 

3 Cornell Notes core class- DUE Monday 

8/25

EQ- Critical reading

Warm up:  organize you binder

Classwork:  

1. Read and mark the text

2. Complete the questions at the end of the packet

3. Silent read- your own Novel or the Scope magazine

 HW- 

3 Cornell Notes core class- DUE Monday 

Monday 

Week 4

8/28

 EQ-  Get to know you bingo

Warm up: Binder organization, Grade checks

DO:  

Hand shakes

BINGO 

 HW- 

3 Cornell Notes core class- DUE FRI

Critical reading packet

Sarah's Ghost House- Wed

DUE: 

Grades

 

 

8/29

 EQ-   Why is it important to progress from Level 1 questions  to level 3 questions to assist the presenter in clarifying his/her POC? 

Warm up:  Level question review

DO: Tutorials 

1. Focus on your level questions 

 HW- 

Critical reading packet- 

"Sarah's Ghost House"- Wed 

3 Cornell notes- dates!!!!

8/30

 EQ- Level questions

Warm up: Binder

DO:

1. Grades

2. Level Questions- practice evens

3. Critical Reading "Sarah's Ghost House" MTT, reading strategies 

 HW- 

Introductions- signature

3 Cornell notes- dates!!!!

DUE: 

Critical reading packet- 

"Sarah's Ghost House"- Wed 

8/31

 EQ-  Level questions 1, 2

DO: TUTORIALS

1. Level questions

2. Reflections

 HW: 

- 3 Cornell notes-

Friday 

- Introductions- 

Friday 

- Grade worksheet - Friday

DUE: 

TRF 

9/1

 EQ Level questions

Warm up: TRF wrap up

DO:

 1. Level of questioning

 HW- TRF Tuesday

 9/4 

Monday week 5

 No school   
 9/5 

 EQ- Tutorial- questioning levels

DO:

Binder check # 1- mid term 

Tutorial 

 HW:

LATE Grades

4 notes

TRF reflections

DUE: 

Grades

 9/6 

 EQ- Level question 2 & 3

DO:

Level questions WS

TRF- Day 8/24, 28, 31, 5 TRF, notes and reflections 

 HW- 

Finish Level questions WS

TRF

4 notes

DUE:

Late grades

9/7

Day 24 

EQ- Tutorials  Level of thinking questions

DO:

Use the Costa's 3 levels of thinking reference packet.

 

HW- 

- Complete the Reflection for Friday

- 4 C. notes- Friday

DUE:

TRF

9/8

Day 25

EQ- In AVID how are we all connected?

DO: 

I love my neighbor

Take pics for AVID end of year slide show

DUE:

TRF, 3 column notes, reflections 

Monday Week 6

9/11

 EQ- Active and Passive voice

DO: 

1. Notes check- have 4 out check 2

2. Active and Passive voice - rewrite sentences

 HW: 

1. 4 notes, revised

2. grades TRF

 9/12

 EQ- What can we do to refine our 10 step process to create effective, rigorous and collaborative tutorials?

DO: 

1. answer EQ on paper

2. discuss the during the tutorial process

3. Focus on weak steps

take notes in the key points

REFLECTION--- on tutorial Action plan 

 HW: 

1. 4 notes, revised

2. grades TRF

9/13

EQ- What is active vs passive voice in writing?

DO: 

1. Finish Active and passive voice WS

2. Discuss answers

3.  Cinderella questions

HW- 

1. 4 notes

2. TRF- 

DUE:

1. TRF, reflections, 3 column

2. Grades 

 9/13

 LATE START

EQ- When we progress through the 3 Levels of thinking for the fairy tale "Cinderella" how do the different levels of questions clarify the story?  

How does this relate to the POC in a tutorial?  

 HW:

4 notes, revised- Mon

TRF

DUE:

Grades, TRF- 3 column notes and reflection 

 

 9/14    
9/15 DAY 28 work   

Week 7

Monday 

9/18

EQ-  Whats the difference between active and passive voice?

Warm up: notes check

Class work

Gallery walk- write sentences from paragraph on poster, hang poster, go from poster to poster to see if the sentence is still passive or is it active? 

HW:

4 notes, revised- Mon

TRF

DUE:

Grades, TRF- 3 column notes and reflection 

 9/19

  EQ- What can we do to refine our 10 step process to create effective, rigorous and collaborative tutorials?

 

EQ- What can we do to refine our 10 step process to create effective, rigorous and collaborative tutorials?

DO: 

1. Discuss  the action plan during the tutorial process

2. Focus on weak steps

REFLECTION--- on tutorial Action plan- 

 HW- 

4 notes revised - MON

 

 9/20

EQ-  Whats the difference between active and passive voice?

Warm up: notes check

Class work

Gallery walk- write sentences from paragraph on poster, hang poster, go from poster to poster to see if the sentence is still passive or is it active?  

 HW- 

4 notes with revisions

TRF

DUE: TRF with Reflections

 9/21  Tutorials   
 9/22

 Warm up:

Gallery Walk

DO: 

Work on Book report 

 HW:

Cornell notes 

with revisions 

DUE: 

TRF

Week 8

Monday 

9/25

EQ- Cornell notes check

DO:

1. Partner check using the CN check list

2. Make up work time or Book report work time 

HW:

 9/25 to 9/29

4 notes & study repetition- 

 

  • circle key words
  • underlining main ideas
  • Summaries
  • Creating questions 
  • Symbols

Grade check 

Parent signature on the planner

 9/26

 EQ- How can I reflect and make it meaningful?

DO: 

1. TRF and notes

2. Focus on the reflection, respond in detail and thoughtfully

 HW:

 9/25 to 9/29

4 notes & study repetition- 

 

  • circle key words
  • underlining main ideas
  • Summaries
  • Creating questions 
  • Symbols

 

 9/27

 

 Warm up:  binder organization

DO: 

1. TRF reflections

2. Higher level questions

3. notes work- hand out grade check 

  HW:

TRF- Thurs. 

 9/25 to 9/29

4 notes & study repetition- 

 

  • circle key words
  • underlining main ideas
  • Summaries
  • Creating question
DUE TRF 9/26
9/28

EQ- What is the difference between a short-range, mid-range and long term goal? 

Warm up- Binder organization - 5 mins 

DO:

Look up the definitions

Goals- Set 1 academic goal and 1 personal goal

Level questions-  Listen to the songs provided

Complete  Name that Tune WS using the Lyrics provided

HW- 4 CN notes and repetitions

Parent signature in planner

DUE 

TRF and reflections

Week 9

Monday 

10/2 

 EQ- What are short term, mid-term, and long term

Warm up: binder organization 

DO: 

Cornell Notes Check 

 HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF

 10/3

 EQ- What is my POC? How can I ask 3 level questions? 

DO- 

Tutorials- TRF, 3 column notes, reflections 

 HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF reflections

 

 10/4  EQ- How can I critically read an article?

Warm up: binder organization

Read: Chupacabara

Mark the text- 

Answer questions 

 HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF

DUE : TRF reflections

10/5

 EQ- What is my POC? How can I ask 3 level questions? 

DO- 

Tutorials- TRF, 3 column notes, reflections 

HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF

10/6

EQ- What are my goals 

DO:

Goal

Chupacabara

 

HW- none

 

 

 

QUARTER 2 

Oct. 16 

to 

Dec. 22

 ASSIGNMENTS  HOMEWORK

Week 1

Monday 

10/16

 EQ-  What are my goals for the quarter? 

Warm up- Organize binder

Class work-

1. make portfolio folder- add papers

2. Check notes

 HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF- Tues. 

 10/17

 Tutorials -

EQ: What can we do to refine our 10-Step Tutorial Process to create effective, rigorous, and collaborative tutorials?

 

 HW- 

4 CN notes

TRF Reflections- Wed

 10/18

 EQ- 

Warm up: 

10  min notes - study repetition- 

  • circle key words
  • underlining main ideas
  • Summaries
  • Creating question

Classwork:

1.  GPA- goals

2. Goal WS

3. TRF- work time 

 

 HW- 

4 CN notes & repetitions

TRF- Thurs

 10/19  Tutorials- What can we do to refine our 10-Step Tutorial Process to create effective, rigorous, and collaborative tutorials?

 HW- 

  • Read the article and write 2 leveled questions
  • 4 CN notes
  • TRF- Reflections- Friday
 10/20  EQ-  Socratic seminar 

Warmup: Goals, turn them in

Classwork: 

1. create 2 questions about the article

2. Discuss in Socratic seminar group

 HW- 
  • 4 CN notes
  • DUE: 
  • TRF- Reflections- Friday

 Week 2

Monday 

10/23

 Warm up: binder organization, notes repetitions 

DO: 

Cornell Notes Check 

Reflections on Socratic Seminar

TRF if time permits

 HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF-Tuesday
 10/24  Tutorials   HW- 
  • 4 CN notes
  • DUE: 
  • TRF- Reflections- WED.
 10/25  Warm up: binder organization, notes repetitions 

DO: 

Reread the article, 

Mark the text

Quiz on the article- 

 

 HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF-Thursday
 10/26  Tutorials   HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections-Friday
 10/27    

 Week 3

Monday 

10/30

 BW- Binder, CN 

Classwork: 

1. Check SAT practice test

2. Research project 

3. CN notes check for 10/23- 10/27

 HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF -Tuesday
10/31 TUTORIALS    HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections- wED 
11/1 Warm up: Binder/ notes repetitions

DO: 

1. Get the computers

2. research the school- 

3. Begin creating the ppt 

  HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections-Thursday
11/2 TUTORIALS    HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections-Friday
11/3 Warm up: Binder/ notes repetitions

DO: 

1. Get the computers

2. research the school- 

3. Begin creating the ppt

  HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions- Mon
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections-

Week 4

Monday

11- 6-17

Warm up: none

DO: 

1. Research the college topic and take Cornell notes 

2. Create the college power point using the information from your research. 

 

 HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions- summary 
  • College research PPT
DUE: 
  • TRF -Tuesday
 11-7-17  TUTORIALS   HW- 
  • 4 CN notes with repetitions- summary 
  • College research PPT- Nov. 13
DUE: 
  • TRF reflections -Thursday 
 11-8-17  Warm up: none

DO: 

1. Research the college topic and take Cornell notes 

2. Create the college power point using the information from your research. 

 HW- 

Power point - Monday 11/13

 11-9-17  TUTORIALS   
 11-10-17  NO SCHOOL   

Monday 

11/13/17

 Midterms this week 

BW- Binder

CW- 

1. College ppt due at the end of class

 HW- 

Grades

3 notes 

DUE: 

Parent signature

TRF 11/9

3 notes- 11- 6 to 9

 

11/14/17  Tutorial   
11/15/17

 EQ- How will I prepare for a speech? 

BW- Binder, collect grades and TRF 

CW-

1. CN on public speaking 

 HW- 

TRF- Thursday 

4 CN- Monday 

prepare speech

DUE- 

TRF, 3 CN, PPT for college

11/16/17

 

TUTORIALS 

 
11/17/17

 EQ- How can I make an effective speech? 

BW- none

CW- 

Speech notes 

Make note cards- practice 

 HW- 

Prepare for speech- MON

4 CN notes- Monday 

DUE- 

TRF reflection 

Monday 

11/20/17

   
11/21/ 17    
11/22/17    
11/23/17 No School   
11/24/17 No School