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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

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.
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