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Lesson Plans for February 20-25

February16

 

Pre AP Reading Reading
  • Monday
    • PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY
  • Monday
    • PRESIDENTS’ DAY HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • Preparing a Passage–Put UNWRAP in interactive journal
    • POW:  “Postcard: New Delhi” due Friday–must be prepared using UNWRAP
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • Preparing a Passage–Put UNWRAP in interactive journal
    • POW:  “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramids” due Friday–must be prepared using UNWRAP
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • EARLY RELEASE
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • EARLY RELEASE
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • Continue working on POW
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • Continue working on POW
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • In groups, discuss “Dear Fellow Writer” and “What the Page Says” from benchmark test; Play Kahoot
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log–online
    • In groups, discuss “Dear Fellow Writer” and “What the Page Says” from benchmark test; Play Kahoot
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Lesson Plans for February 13-17

February8

 

Reading/Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read “The Raven”; In groups, rewrite each stanza and create a children’s book.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • TEKS Tuesday:  Characters’ Qualities
    • Poetry Test
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Math Benchmark
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Reading Benchmark
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log.  Complete paragraph over reading for the week.
    • Finish “The Raven” children’s book.

Lesson Plans for February 6-10

February2

 

Pre AP Reading/Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • PotD: “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson
    • Emily Dickinson Day–activities include analyzing a poem, a biographical video/article, and creating a blabberize video.
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • PotD;
  • TEKS Tuesday:  Analyze how characters’ qualities influence theme and conflict resolution
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • PotD:  “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • Robert Frost Day–in stations, students will learn about the life and poetry of Robert Frost, as well as imitate one of his most famous poems, “The Pasture”
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • PotD: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Edgar Allan Poe Day–Students will learn about Edgar Allan Poe’s life and death through the interactive website “It’ll be the Death of Me.” on knowingpoe.org
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log.  Complete paragraph over reading for the week.
  • PotD: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Finish Poe Activities

Lesson Plans for January 30-February 3

February2

 

Pre AP Reading/Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • PotD;  “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost
    • Put Punch It Poetry Analysis in Interactive Journal
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • PotD:  “I Heard a Fly Buzz”  by Emily Dickinson
    • Punch It Poetry Analysis and STAAR-type questions
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • PotD:  “”There Is No Frigate Like a Boat” by Emily Dickinson
    • Poetry Scavenger Hunt
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • PotD: “Out, out–” by Robert Frost
    • Punch It Poetry Analysis and STAAR-type questions
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log.  Complete paragraph over reading for the week.
    • PotD: “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg
  • Finish and turn in Poetry Scavenger Hunt and Poetry Analysis page.

Lesson Plans for January 23-27

January20

 

Pre AP Reading and Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Poem of the Day: “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert W. Service
    • TEKS Tuesday (on Monday)–Using a dictionary, glossary, or thesaurus to determine word meaning
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • PotD:  “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lorde
    • Haiku–take notes over and write 3 original haiku
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • No poem of the day
    • Work on original sonnets
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • PotD: “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
    • Discuss plagiarism checker and begin putting sonnets in
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log and write detailed response on the back. Turn in.
    • PotD;  “The Courage That My Mother Had” by Edna St. Vincent Millay–turn in PotD
    • Finish plagiarism checks on sonnets and turn in.
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Go over questions for Chps. 14-15
    • Read Chps. 16-18
    • Questions over Chps. 16-18; focus on Cause and Effect
  • Tuesday
    • Go over questions for Chps. 16-18
    • Read Chps. 19-20
    • Questions over Chps. 20; focus on sensory images and summarizing
  • Wednesday
    • Early Release
  • Thursday
    • Go over questions for Chps. 19-20
    • Read Chps. 21-23
    • Questions over Chps. 16-18; focus on visualizing and cause/effect
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Work on individual learning path on thelearningodyssey.com

Lesson Plans for January 16-20

January11

 

Pre AP Reading/Reading
  • Monday
    • MLK, Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • POTD; “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
    • TEKS TUESDAY: Analyze the Effect of Similes and Extended Metaphors–using the poems “Winter Wind” and “Newly Hatched” to identify
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” by William Shakespeare
    • Compare several sonnets in order to come up with guidelines and parameters for writing a sonnet.  Put findings in Interactive Journal.  Divide poems into Shakespearean or Petrarchan
    • Discuss iambic pentameter
    • ASSIGNMENT:  Write your own sonnet:
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun”–William Shakespeare
    • Sonnet Work Day
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “O Me! O Life!” By Walt Whitman
    • Black Out Poetry–take a page from a novel–use the words on the page to create a free verse poem; black out the words you didn’t use
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • MLK, Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday
    • Go over Chp. 9 Questions from Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Read Chp. 10
    • Complete Chp. 10 questions–focusing on visualizing
  • Wednesday
    • Go over Chp. 10 Questions from Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Read Chp. 11
    • Complete Chp.11 questions –focusing on Characterization and Summarization
  • Thursday
    • Go over Chp. 11 Questions from Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Read Chp. 12
    • Complete Chp. 12 questions–focusing on visualizing
  • Friday
    • Continue on individualized  learning path on learningodyssey.com

Lesson Plans for January 9-13

January3

 

 Reading & Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” by Shel Silverstein
    • Begin Universal Screener
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “I am Offering This Poem” by Jimmy Santiago Baca
    • Finish Universal Screener
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “The Long Hill” by Sara Teasdale
    • Compare and Contrast Different Poetic Forms–using “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “The Hanging Tree” by James Newton Howard
    • Compare and Contrast Different Poetic Forms–using “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • PotD: “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • Notes over Haiku.  Correct incorrectly written haiku, and write 3 original haiku.
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Read Chp. 6 in Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Focus on Cause and Effect
  • Tuesday
    • Read Chp. 7 in Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Focus on Text Connections
  • Wednesday
    • Read Chp. 8 in Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Focus on Visualizing
  • Thursday
    • Read Chp. 6 in Al Capone Does My Shirts
    • Focus on Character Traits and Summarizing
  • Friday
    • Learning Odyssey–work on individual learning paths

Lesson Plans for January 2-6

December15
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Library
    • Hand out 9 week passes
    • Introduce Poem of the Day activity
    • Watch Intro to Poetry video–Shmoop.com
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Poetry Terms–find definitions of poetry terms around the room and hallway using qr codes
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Poetry Notes–finish for homework if not completed in class
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Watch 60 Minutes interview with Eminem discussing poetry
    • Look for instances of internal/external rhyme in songs
  • Friday
    • Career Day Field Trip to LeTourneau (pm only)

Pre AP Reading

  • Monday
    • SSR–Library
    • Hand out 9 week passes
    • Introduce Poem of the Day activity
    • Assign Poetry Booklet
    • Watch Intro to Poetry video–Shmoop.com
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Poetry Terms–find definitions of poetry terms around the room and hallway using qr codes
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Poetry Notes–finish for homework if not completed in class
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Poem of the Day
    • Watch 60 Minutes interview with Eminem discussing poetry
    • Look for instances of internal/external rhyme in songs
  • Friday
    • Career Day Field Trip to LeTourneau (pm only)
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Introduce background information for Al Capone Does My Shirts:  Discuss and locate information over Alcatraz and its location,, history, etc.
  • Tuesday
    • Continue background information gathering–famous inmates of Alcatraz including Al Capone
  • Wednesday
    • SSR:  Reading for the week:  Chps. 1-5–flag any words or ideas that are confusing or need discussing
  • Thursday
    • SSR:  Continue reading Chps. 1-5
    • Reading group discussion
  • Friday
    • Career Day

Lesson Plans for December 12-16

December1

For those of you who like to plan ahead–here are my lesson plans for the week before Christmas break–including the semester exam schedule.

  • Monday, December 12

 

      • ALL Reading
        • SSR
        • Go over semester exam topics
        • Read and discuss “The Scarlet Ibis”–create a class padlet by adding words and phrases from the story which use imagery.
      • Power ELA
        • Finish and share Rascal slide decks
        • Thelearningodyssey.com–finish Diagnostic B

 

  • Tuesday, December 13

 

      • ALL Reading
        • SSR
        • Quiz over “The Scarlet Ibis”
      • Power ELA
        • SSR
        • Thelearningodyssey.com–finish Diagnostic B

 

  • Wednesday, December 14

 

      • 8-9:15–7th period exam
      • 9-20-9:30–2nd period attendance check
      • 9:35-10:50–3rd period exam
      • 10:50-11:20–Lunch
      • 11:20-12:35–4th period exam
      • 12:39-1:54–8th period exam
      • 1:58-2:28–6th period
        • Power ELA
          • Thelearningodyssey.com–finish Diagnostic B
      • 2:32-3:02–1st period
        • Reading
          • SSR
          • Go over any questions about exam
      • 3:02-3:32–2nd period
        • Reading
          • SSR
          • Go over any questions about exam

 

  • Thursday, December 15

 

      • 8-9:15–1st period exam
      • 9-20-9:30–2nd period attendance check
      • 9:35-10:50–2nd period exam
      • 10:50-11:20–Lunch
      • 11:30-12:10  Enrichment

 

  • Friday, December 16

 

    • 8-9:15–6th period Exam
    • 9-20-9:30–2nd period attendance check
    • 9:35-10:50–5th period exam
    • 10:50-11:20–Lunch
    • 11:30-12:10  Enrichment

Lesson Plans for December 5-9

December1
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Paper Passback
    • Create anchor chart over Theme in IJ.  Practice identifying theme using children’s books.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Continue identifying theme using children’s book.  Practice writing a common theme statement using frame.
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss “The Black Cat”. Discuss concepts of theme as a class; at tables, create a theme statement and post on board.
    • Quiz over “The Black Cat”.
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read “Charles”
    • Fill out Short Story Information Sheet
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Write response to SSR Reading in journal
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Paper Passback
    • Review Theme Anchor Chart in IJ.  Practice writing theme response using frame.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read “A Sound of Thunder” silently.
    • On padlet, add to a list of concepts of theme gleaned from the story.  Choose one concept with which to develop a theme statement.
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Quiz over “A Sound of Thunder”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read “The Open WIndow”
    • Fill out Short Story information sheet
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Write response to SSR Reading in journal
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Read Rascal–Chp. VI
    • Complete slide deck activity
    • Thelearningodyssey.com–diagnostic post test
  • Tuesday
    • Read Rascal–Chp. VII
    • Complete slide deck activity
    • Thelearningodyssey.com–diagnostic post test
  • Wednesday
    • Read Rascal–Chp. VIIII
    • Complete slide deck activity
    • Thelearningodyssey.com–diagnostic post test
  • Thursday
    • Read Rascal–Chp. IX
    • Complete slide deck activity
    • Thelearningodyssey.com–diagnostic post test
  • Friday
    • Read Rascal–Chp. X
    • Complete slide deck activity
    • Thelearningodyssey.com–diagnostic post test

 

 

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