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This Week in Grade 8 ENGLISH The new English unit will turn it’s attention to the concept of Transformations. The specic focus will be on protest songs and their abili ty to impact an d transform society . SOCIAL STUDIES Completing their MUN performance task has been the focus this week and everyone has done a fantastic job participating in such a gre at debate. Next week will be a relaxing week with the focus on Geography, specically the map of the Mid dle East . Upon r eturn from the holiday, the new unit will begin: Transformations. Speci cally, it will look at revolutions - both historical and current - and how governments have been transforme d by revolutions. SCIENCE Students have been working in groups on their performance task this week - looking at a system dysfunction (disease ) and how it affects the working of the human systems. Most classes have completed the project (many did a video) or will nish and presen t on Mon day . Just before the long holiday, we will introduce a new unit: T ransfor mations. Thi s un it will investigate how machines work and types of energy. MATH Students completed their Basic Skills assessm ent today and will con tinue with the Geometry unit next week. They shou ld continue to learn and practice their geometry vocabulary - polygons, lines, planes, angles. Next up will be learning how to nd the measurement of angles within a triangle. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: October 22-Nov. 1 School Holiday Wednesday, Nov. 2 - classes resume UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS & DUE DATES:  IMPORTANT WEBSITES USED IN CORE CLASSES: Google Docs WEEKLY BULLETIN: GRADE 8 LEARNING SUPPORT OCTOBER 14, 2011 INTERNATION AL SCHOOL MANILA 

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    This Week in Grade 8ENGLISH

    The new English unit willturn its attention to theconcept of Transformations.The specific focus will be onprotest songs and theirability to impact andtransform society.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Completing their MUNperformance task has beenthe focus this week andeveryone has done a fantasticjob participating in such agreat debate. Next week willbe a relaxing week with the

    focus on Geography,specifically the map of theMiddle East. Upon returnfrom the holiday, the newunit will begin:Transformations. Specifically,it will look at revolutions -both historical and current -

    and how governments havebeen transformed byrevolutions.

    SCIENCE

    Students have beenworking in groups on theirperformance task this week- looking at a systemdysfunction (disease) and

    how it affects the workingof the human systems.Most classes havecompleted the project(many did a video) or willfinish and present onMonday. Just before thelong holiday, we willintroduce a new unit:Transformations. This unit

    will investigate howmachines work and types ofenergy.

    MATH

    Students completed theirBasic Skills assessmenttoday and will continuewith the Geometry unitnext week. They shouldcontinue to learn andpractice their geometryvocabulary - polygons, lines,planes, angles. Next up will

    be learning how to find themeasurement of angleswithin a triangle.

    IMPORTANT DATES TO

    REMEMBER:

    October 22-Nov. 1 School Holiday

    Wednesday, Nov. 2 - classes

    resume

    UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS &

    DUE DATES:

    IMPORTANT WEBSITES USED IN

    CORE CLASSES:

    Google Docs

    WEEKLY BULLETIN: GRADE 8 LEARNING SUPPORT

    OCTOBER 14, 2011

    INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL MANILA

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    Skill & Strategy Areas of

    Focus:

    The Writing Process:

    - Using editing checklists

    (COPS, SCOPE)

    - Vocabulary development

    - Brainstorming - using

    templates to organize prior to

    writing; we are going to

    introduce and experiment

    with the programInspiration (a computer

    program to assist students in

    their brainstorming and

    rough draft writing stages).

    Test-Taking Strategies:

    - cue cards to remind them to

    slow down, check their

    answers, read allinstructions, scanning test to

    determine areas of ease and

    difficulty

    Research Strategies:

    - using templates to organize

    information

    Reading Comprehension:

    - understanding new

    vocabulary through context

    clues

    Study Skills:

    - Note-taking strategies: we

    are using the Cornell method

    which is the 2 column notes

    method (main ideas on left

    side; supporting details on

    right)

    Strategy Instruction Class

    1. Note- Taking Strategies2. Study Skills3. Time Management4. Self - Advocacy5. Paragraph Writing6. Summary Writing7. Editing Strategies8. Interactive Reading9. Learning Styles