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Pre AP Reading/Writing

June6

If you signed up for PreAP Reading/Writing, you should also be signed up for our Google classroom.  This is where you will receive and complete your summer reading assignments.  The code is yp2te4.  If you have a problem, please let me know.

Summer assignments must be completed in order to remain in PreAP for the 2017-18 school year.

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Lesson Plans for May 22-26

May18

Monday, May 22

  • Regular:  Review for entire Semester Exam
  • Pre-AP– play Murder Mystery to review for novel section of exam

Tuesday, May 23

  • PreAP/Regular:  Play Poetry Cat as review for poetry section of exam
  • Regular:  Play Cootie Catchers/Fortune Tellers as review for novel section of exam

Wednesday, May 24

  • Exams
    8:00-9:15 9:20-9:30 Attendance 9:35-10:50 10:50-11:20 11:20-12:35 12:39-1:54 1:58-3:03 3:07-3:32
    7th period exam 9:20-9:30 2nd period Attendance 3rd period exam Lunch 4th period exam 5th period exam 8th period exam Enrichment

Thursday, May 25

  • Exams
    8:00-9:15

    1st period exam

    9:20-9:30 2nd period Attendance 2nd period exam 10:55-11:25 Lunch 11:30-12:10 Enrichment

Friday, May 26

  • Exams
    8:00-9:15

    6th period exam

    9:20-9:30 2nd period Attendance Awards Assembly
    10:00
    11:30-12:00
    Lunch
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Lesson Plans for May 15-19

May11

PreAP

  • Monday
    • Students who are not attending the Band Field Trip will work on their Choice Boards
  • Tuesday
    • Students who are not attending the 8th-grade Reward Trip will work on their Choice Boards
  • Wednesday
    • Students who are not attending the Robotics competition will work on their Choice Boards
  • Thursday
    • Students who are finished with their Choice Boards will play Clue.
  • Friday
    • Turn in and discuss Choice Boards
    • Play Clue

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students who are not attending the Band Field Trip will work on their Choice Boards
  • Tuesday
    • Students who are not attending the 8th-grade Reward Trip will work on their Choice Boards
  • Wednesday
    • Choice Board Work Day–focus on Book Review
  • Thursday
    • Choice Board Work Day–test hyperlinks
  • Friday
    • Present/Discuss/Turn in Choice Boards
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Lesson Plans for May 8-12

May4

 

Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Go over Reward Trip criteria and hand out permission slips
  • Chps. 21-22
  • Tuesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Chps. 23-24
  • Wednesday
  • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
  • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Friday
  • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
  • Choice Board Work Day
  • Finish up reading for the week, if needed
  • Choice Board Work Day
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Chp. 16
  • Tuesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Epilogue
  • Wednesday
  • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
  • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
  • Friday
  • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
  • Quick Quiz over Chps. 16-Epilogue
  • Catch up on Character Chart, Detective Log, and Questions
  • Choice Board Work Day

Lesson Plans for May 1-5

April28

 

Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Begin Chps. 13-15
  • Tuesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Finish Chps. 13-15
  • Slide 8:  Discussing symbolism.  How is Amy a symbol of peace for both Michael and Jenna?
  • Wednesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Begin Chps. 16-18
  • Thursday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Finish Chps. 16-18
  • Slide 9:  Character Motivation. Joe violently attacks Amy after a minor accident. Discuss his motivation for this attack.
  • Friday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Quick Quiz over Chps. 13-18
  • Choice Board Work Day

 

Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read and discuss Chp. 12
  • Tuesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Chp. 13
  • Question: Animal imagery is used to describe each of the remaining characters.  Choose one of these characters and discuss which animal he/she is compared to and the appropriateness of this comparison.
  • Wednesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Chp. 14
  • Thursday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Chp. 15
  • Question:  Discuss the change in mood of the novel.
  • Friday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Quick Quiz over Chps. 12-15
  • Choice Board Work Day
  • Catch up on questions, update Detective Log,
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Lesson Plans for April 24-28

April20

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Swallowing Stones–Chp. 6-7
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Swallowing Stones–Chp. 7-8
    • Journal Slide 6
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Swallowing Stones–Chp. 9-10
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Swallowing Stones–Chp. 11-12
    • Journal Slide 7
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Quick Quiz over Chps. 6-12
    • Choice Board Work Day
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • And Then There Were None–Chp. 8
    • Question:  Choose one character who falls under suspicion in this chapter and discuss his/her means, motive, and opportunity.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • And Then There Were None–Chp. 9
    • Question Chp. 9: Who takes the lead in the process of trying to rule out guests who might be responsible for the three murders that have recently been committed? How would you describe the way in which this person goes about the process? What are the criteria that this person uses to evaluate the likelihood that a given guest has committed the murders? Which guests are ruled out as suspects?
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • And Then There Were None–Chp. 10
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • And Then There Were None–Finish Chp. 10, if needed
    • Question Chp. 10–Discuss the ‘teams’ that form during this chapter.  What are the pros and cons of having a team in this particular circumstance? Why do you think the author paired some characters but left others on their own?
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • Quick Quiz over Chps. 8-10
    • Choice Board Work Day

Lesson Plans for April 17-21

April12

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read ss Chp. 2
    • SS Journal slide 4
  • Wednesday
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Read Chp. 3-4
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read Chp. 5
    • Journal slide 5
  • Friday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading Log
    • Choice Board Work Day
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Chp. 3
    • Question:  When we first meet the “ten soldiers,” while they may not have been the best group of people, you don’t necessarily wish them ill will. As their pasts are revealed and their true personalities unmasked, did you feel any sympathy for them as a victim of the situation? Do you think that we, the reader, were predisposed to dislike certain characters more and feel sympathy for others?
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Chp. 4
    • Question:  What is ironic about Anthony Marston’s last words?
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Chp. 5
    • Question:  Discuss this quote:  “There was nothing hidden in this house, nothing concealed.  It had no atmosphere about it.  Somehow, that was the most frightening thing of all…”
  • Friday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading log
    • Catch up on character chart/Detective Log
    • Catch up on questions
    • Work on Choice Board
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Lesson Plans for April 10-14

April6

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read Prologue of swallowing Stones
    • In SS Journal, fill out the Venn diagram comparing Michael and Jenna
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read SS Chp. 1
    • SS Journal slide 3
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read ss Chp. 2
    • SS Journal slide 4
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading Log
    • Choice Board Work Day
  • Friday
    • Holiday

 

Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • And Then There Were None:  reading for the week Chp. 1-3
    • During reading, fill out character analysis chart and answer the discussion question of the day on google classroom
    • Chp. 1
    • Question: Consider how the author introduces each of the eight characters in this chapter. Do you find yourself immediately liking any of the characters? If so, who and why? If not, why not?
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Chp. 2
    • Question: Chapter 2 offers a few more clues about the novel’s characters and their pasts. What characters do we find out the most about? What specific passages provide details that throw suspicion on these individuals?
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Chp. 3
    • Question:  When we first meet the “ten soldiers,” while they may not have been the best group of people, you don’t necessarily wish them ill will. As their pasts are revealed and their true personalities unmasked, did you feel any sympathy for them as a victim of the situation? Do you think that we, the reader, were predisposed to dislike certain characters more and feel sympathy for others?
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading Log
    • Quiz over Chps. 1-3
    • Make sure discussion questions and character analysis chart are up-to-date
  • Friday
    • Holiday

Lesson Plans for April 3-7

March29

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Answer questions over “Button, Button”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Watch video of “Button, Button”
    • Fill out Venn diagram comparing the short story and the video.  Answer questions such as
    • What was changed and why?
    • Which was more effective? Why?
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Set up Swallowing Stones Journal
    • Complete and discuss Swallowing Stones Anticipation Guide
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Go over Swallowing Stones Choice Board
  • Friday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading Log
    • Read the prologue of Swallowing Stones
    • Complete Venn diagram comparing Michael and Jenna
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Begin Motives, Means, and Opportunity
    • Read Parts I-II of “Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read Parts III-IV of “Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read Parts V-VI of “Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Finish reading “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, if necessary
    • Discuss which detective formula was used in MITRM
  • Friday
    • SSR–Finish and turn in Reading Log
  • Notes over Agatha Christie.  Read “The Mystery of Agatha Christie”/Begin Character Chart for And Then There Were None

Lesson Plans for March 27-31

March22

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • POW:  “The Election”
  • Tuesday
    • STAAR MATH
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR READING
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Read “Button, Button” by Richard Mattheson
  • Friday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log.  Turn in
    • Fill out a plot diagram over “Button, Button”
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • POW:  “Have I Been Here Before”
  • Tuesday
    • STAAR MATH
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR READING
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
    • Notes over Mystery Genre
  • Friday
    • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
    • Continue notes over mystery
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