8A English April 27-May 1 Directions

Posted by Amber Parker on 4/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

8A April 27-May 1 Directions

I have organized the lessons in order of importance. They are listed below, along with some announcements and reminders. 


Literature Based Research Project


This week, you will be completing five Flocabulary skills building lessons that will help prepare you for your research as well as meeting with Ms. Parker to discuss your research question.


The Flocabulary lessons are assigned in the Classwork Section. Each of the lessons is worth 5 points for a total of 25 points. Each of the lessons requires you to watch the video, complete the read and respond, and then take the quiz. 


You will also be meeting with Ms. Parker in TEAMS to discuss your idea and research question. It is important that you sign up for a time slot so that Ms. Parker can make sure she has reviews your proposal. This is MANDATORY. If you cannot access TEAMS, send an e-mail to aparker1@houstonisd.org for an alternative. This meeting is worth 5 points. 


The total possible points for this week is 30 points.


Ms. Parker’s Office Hours - TEAMS Meeting

I want to take this week to meet with each student to make sure that you are on the right track before you start doing the research for your project next week. This is MANDATORY.

Research project meetings from 1-2:15 Monday - Thursday. Open discussion/questions answered 2:30-2:45. Reminder: It is MANDATORY that you sign up to meet with Ms. Parker to discuss your Research question. 


On Friday, I will host a Grammar Kahoot with questions from the Khan Academy assignments from 1:30-2ish on TEAMS. 

Link to the sign-up sheet for TEAMS meetings: 


Independent Reading 

Continue to read each day or every other day. If you left your book at school, find another book. If you have books at home, find one that interests you. Or find a book online, there are lots of resources, including Mackinvia, the Houston public library, etc. If you need help finding a book, start at the Pin Oak library webpage: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/172474. If you still need help, let me know. If you have a yard and a lawn chair or hammock, go outside and read. 

Answer the Google Classroom question about what you’re reading. Ask a classmate about what they’re reading based on their response.


Grammar- Khan Academy- Continue with the Grammar Assignments - This will help you with your writing and in high school!

Use what you’ve learned for the TEAMS Kahoot on Friday!


Keep a Journal

A few suggestions for this week (feel free to also just write about what you feel like writing about):

1) What would be a creative way to share kindness this week while maintaining social distance? Write about it and do it if you can.

2) Write an e-mail or hand-written letter to a parent or teacher or grandparent or aunt/uncle about how you’re doing in this situation. Send it or e-mail it to them if you feel comfortable doing that.

3) Go outside and write.

4) Play a game or work on a project with a sibling. Write about that.

5) Is there something new or different you’ve done this week? Write about it. 

6) How’s virtual learning going? What is going on in your home? How are you feeling? Write about it.

If you would like to share your entry with me, feel free to e-mail it to me at aparker1@houstonisd.org .

School E-mail

Remember to check your school e-mail at least once per day. If a teacher sends you an e-mail, please respond to them. I have sent many of you e-mails with no response. This was posted last week, but there are still students who are not checking school e-mail. It is very important that you do this because your teachers are sending you e-mails. Please refer to the tutorial on how to check your e-mail attached below. If you are still having trouble, see me during TEAMS or send me an e-mail. 

Also, please check Google Classroom for comments and posts occasionally during the week. There are times when I need to post information to all 8A students and this is the best way for me to do that.