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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

Lesson Plans for March 6-10

March3

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • POW:  “The View from Saturday”/”What’s on Your Mind”/Cartoon–due Friday
    • 10A:  Practice summarizing/main idea/supporting details questions together using the passage “Don’t Mind My Dog…”–each group will be responsible for explaining their question and answer choice.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY–guests will be coming in to read to all classes.
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • 10d: Practice synthesizing texts using the passages “Treat Me With Care”and “Who Built It?”–one half of class will read each article and report to the other half.  Together will will create a chart that combines the information.
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • 6c:  Put notes over POV in journal.  Match excerpts to POV definitions.  Explain how each excerpt fits its POV and what information would change if the POV was changed. :
  • Friday
    • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
    • Put POW in DMAC
    • Kahoot–”How Secret Messages Tipped the Scales”
Pre AP Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Fill out reading log
    • POW:  “1928 Packard”–due Friday
    • 10A:  Practice summarizing/main idea/supporting details questions together using the passage “Don’t Mind My Dog…”–each group will be responsible for explaining their question and answer choice.
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY–guests will be coming in to read to all classes.
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • 10d: Practice synthesizing texts using the passages “Treat Me With Care” and “Who Built It?”–one-half of class will read each article and report to the other half.  Together we will create a chart that combines the information.
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Reading Log
    • 6c:  Put notes over POV in journal.  Match excerpts to POV definitions.  Explain how each excerpt fits its POV and what information would change if the POV was changed.
  • Friday
    • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
    • Put POW in DMAC
    • Kahoot–”How Secret Messages Tipped the Scales”

Lesson Plans for February 27-March 3

March3

 

Reading
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • POW:  “Harmony Reclaimed”
  • Drama Terms in Journal
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Go through the drama “Called Back” together taking note of character development through stage directions
  • HW:  “Kallipateira Breaks the Rules”
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Turn in HW
  • In Journal, write definitions for factual claims, commonplace assertions, and opinions.  Write examples and nonexamples of each.  Add the article, “Meet the Lord of the Arctic” and identify each in the article.
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Using “The River Guide,” identify how the theme and characters’ qualities are related
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Put POW answers in DMAC; Turn in POW packet
  • Go over Benchmark passage “The Miracle Worker”; play Kahoot with answers
Pre AP Reading
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • POW:  “A History of Fearlessness/No Dream Is Impossible”–due Friday
  • Drama Terms in Journal
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Go through dramatization of a section of The Scarlet Ibis together taking note of character development through stage directions
  • HW:  “The Election”
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Turn in HW
  • In Journal, write definitions for factual claims, commonplace assertions, and opinions.  Write examples and nonexamples of each.  Add the article, “Meet the Lord of the Arctic” and identify each in the article.
  • SSR–Fill out Reading Log
  • Using “The River Guide,” identify how the theme and characters’ qualities are related
  • SSR–Turn in Reading Log
  • Put POW answers in DMAC; Turn in POW packet
  • Go over Benchmark passage “The Miracle Worker”; play Kahoot with answers

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
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