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8th grade Study Skills
Instructor: Wdowiak   
Study Skills is designed to help students with:
  • Organization Skills
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Non-Fiction Reading
  • Time Management
  • Learning Strategies
  • Note Taking
Everyday students in Study Skills should have:
  • their planner
  • study guides
  • mainstream class material

The Study Skills grade is based on an eight point daily grading scale.á Essentially, each day you will have the opportunity to earn eight points.á At the end of the marking period, your total number of earned points is divided by the total number of possible points to determine your average. The daily rubric is as follows:á
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Your grade in Study Skills is based on an eight point daily grading scale.áEssentially, each day you will have the opportunity to earn eight points.áAt the end of the marking period, your total number of earned points is divided by the total number of possible points to determine your average. The daily rubric is as follows:
ááááááááááá Completed homework for Math (1 point)
ááááááááááá Completed homework for Science (1 point)á
ááááááááááá Completed homework for Language Arts (1 point)á
ááááááááááá Completed homework for Social Studies (1 point)á
ááááááááááá Participation in Study Skills (1 point)
ááááááááááá Preparation - Folder w/ guides, pen/pencil (1 point)
ááááááááááááPlanner - Brought to class and filled out (1 point)
á á á á á á Time Management - Use class period wisely (1 point)
Files
 Language Arts
In this folder you will find study guides for tests and quizzes
 Pre-Algebra
In this folder you will find study guides for tests and quizzes
 Science
In this folder you will find study guides for tests and quizzes
 Social Studies
In this folder you will find study guides for tests and quizzes
Announcements
8 Teal Homework and Calendar 6/5-6/9
Homework for the week will be posted here, long-term assignments and tests will also be added to the calendar on the right.
Monday, June 5 - 13 School Days Left including today!
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) Prepare for Discussion On Wednesday:
Wednesday 6/7 : What is the main theme or central idea of To Kill a Mockingbird
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) MATH FINAL
Pre-Algebra Barker 1) MATH FINAL
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Bring back your:
  • 6 Text book
  • NJ Ask Book
(6 HW points)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project Presentations this week -
PRINT OUT COPIES OF YOUR GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
PRINT OUT 1 COPY OF ANSWERS
you may bring snacks to make your presentation more enjoyable.
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Tuesday, June 6
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) Be ready for class discussion tomorrow.
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project presentations this week
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Wednesday, June 7
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War project presentations this week
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) Look at your Summer Reading List for next school year. Link to the file in the files folder for Language Arts


Thursday, June 8
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project presentations
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) Letter to future self and graphic organizer due at the end of the period on Monday.

Friday, June 9
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project presentations
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) Letter to your future self and graphic organizer due at the end of the period Monday.
8 Teal Homework and Calendar 5/29-6/2
Homework for the week will be posted here, long-term assignments and tests will also be added to the calendar on the right.

Monday, May 29 - Memorial Day No School
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1)
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Tuesday, May 30 - No School
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1)
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Wednesday, May 31
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 29-31 (END OF THE BOOK)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Math Final June 6. Come in the morning for extra help.
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Ch. 15 Atmosphere Test Tomorrow.
Social Studies Juan 1)
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Thursday, June 1
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) Be ready to discuss the following topics on the selected dates:
Monday 6/5 : Which character in To Kill a Mockingbird most influences Scout's character development?
Wednesday 6/7 : What is the main theme or central idea of To Kill a Mockingbird

Bring notes, be sure to have text evidence and page numbers ready, be ready to speak your opinion.
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Math Final June 6
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project Due Tomorrow
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Friday, June 2
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) Be ready to discuss the following topics on the selected dates:
Monday 6/5 : Which character in To Kill a Mockingbird most influences Scout's character development?
Wednesday 6/7 : What is the main theme or central idea of To Kill a Mockingbird

Bring notes, be sure to have text evidence and page numbers ready, be ready to speak your opinion.
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Math Final TUESDAY, June 6
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Civil War Project - Due at 2:50 p.m. today:
  • PowerPoint via Google Classroom
  • Graphic Organizer with answers via Google Classroom
  • Bibliography via Google Classroom
  • Event Tile
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)
8 Teal Homework and Calendar 5/22-5/25
Homework for the week will be posted here, long-term assignments and tests will also be added to the calendar on the right.

Monday, May 22
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 23 & 24
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Finish miniature of Rotation/Reflection project.
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Finish graph of lab data (Check Science files for a list of what a good graph has)
2) Answer lab questions
Social Studies Juan 1) Find a partner - Pick 3 possible topics for the Civil War project.
2) Quia 11.2
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Tuesday, May 23
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 25 & 26
2) OPTIONAL: Read about the Scottsboro case that was the inspiration for Harper Lee: Click here
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Work on X=Y Line Reflection Miniature.
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Complete Lesson 15 Worksheet
2) Atmosphere Test will be on JUNE 1 (including climate change [pgs. 499-502 in textbook])
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 11.3
2) Work on outline. NO SLIDES YET.
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Wednesday, May 24
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 27 & 28
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Worksheet on air movement - use textbook 15-3 for help.
2) Atmosphere Test June 1 - Use study guide in resources & quizlet under links
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 11.4
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) Completed notes for Civil War Project due tomorrow in Study skills


Thursday, May 25
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 29-31
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Science Test on Atmosphere on June 1. See study guide under Science files.
Social Studies Juan 1)
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Friday, May 26 - No School Memorial Break - ENJOY YOUR BREAK.
8 Teal Homework and Calendar 5/8-5/12
Homework for the week will be posted here, long-term assignments and tests will also be added to the calendar on the right.

Monday, May 8
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 9
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Finish worksheet
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 10.3
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Tuesday, May 9
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 10 & 11
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Pg. 584 1-15
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) No Homework
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 10.4
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Wednesday, May 10
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 12 & 13
2) Vocabulary Quiz #15-28 on Friday
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Math Worksheet Section 9.5
2) Finish homework from yesterday if you did not finish it for today.
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Worksheet on composition of atmosphere
(Do NOT use Wikipedia for the last question)
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 10.5
2) Extra Help Today, Thursday, and Friday
3) Test next Thursday
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Thursday, May 11
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 14 & 15
2) Vocab Quiz 2 tomorrow: Words #15-28
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Quiz tomorrow
2) Finish Worksheet 9-6
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) No Homework
Social Studies Juan 1) Chapter 10 Reading Guide
2) Extra Help today and tomorrow.
3) Chapter 10 Test next Thursday
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Friday, May 12
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 16 & 17
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Read 15-1 about the atmosphere
2) Complete guided reading worksheet
Social Studies Juan 1) Extra help today and Monday
2) Chapter 10 test next Thursday
3) Play Quia game
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)
8 Teal Homework and Calendar 5/1-5/5
Homework for the week will be posted here, long-term assignments and tests will also be added to the calendar on the right.

Monday, May 1
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1)
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) pg. 575 #1-26
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Chapter 3 Minerals Test tomorrow
Social Studies Juan 1) Chapter 9 Test Thursday
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) SS Study Packet

Tuesday, May 2
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch 1 & 2
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Test Friday
2) Skills Practice Worksheet - 9-4 Both sides
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) Read textbook 4-1 on Rock Cycle
Social Studies Juan 1) Chapter 9 Test Thursday
2) Play Jefferson v. Hamilton Quia
3) Extra help today and Wednesday
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) SS Study Packet


Wednesday, May 3
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 3 & 4
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Finish problem for class
2) Test Friday
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)
Social Studies Juan 1) Chapter 9 Test Tomorrow
2) Extra help today
3) Play Jefferson vs. Hamilton Quia
4) Bring a pencil
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)


Thursday, May 4
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 5 & 6
2) Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow #1-14
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1) Test Tomorrow
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1)Read the meteorology article
2) Highlight any words you are unfamiliar with
3) Think about the main idea presented & write down your thoughts
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 10.1
Study Skills Wdowiak 1)

Friday, May 5
Subject
Teacher Assignment
Language Arts Trombetta 1) TKaM Ch. 7 & 8
Language Arts Brown 1)
Pre-Algebra Tully 1)
Pre-Algebra Barker 1)
Algebra Barker 1)
Science Browning 1) No Homework
OPTIONAL: Initiate a discussion at home about climate change. Find out what your parents think/know
Social Studies Juan 1) Quia 10.2
Study Skills Wdowiak 1) Prepare for DYSQ SS lesson 10.1
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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