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Lesson Plans for September 24-28

September20

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • AOW:  Avoid the Back-to-school Plague of Cold and flu
  • Conflict review–create types of conflict pages in journal
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine (Wednesday, September 27-Saturday, November 4)
Wednesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on AOW
  • Early Release
Thursday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine
  • Write 3 Level 1 questions over AOW; Turn in
  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on AOW
  • Early Release
Thursday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Friday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Poster Projects due
  • Write 3 Level 1 questions; Turn in
  • Turn in OMAM novels
  • Watch Trailer for Something Wicked This Way Comes–Hand out novels

 

  Power ELA
Monday    
  • CS-First:  Music and Sound
Tuesday  
  • Readworks.org
Wednesday    
  • readtheory.org
Thursday    
  • Pep Rally
Friday    
  • Cs-First:  Music and Sound

 

Lesson Plans for September 17-21

September11

 

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Thinking Notes in Interactive Journal
  • Article of the Week (Due Friday):  “Our Plastic Oceans”
Tuesday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Begin Part 2 of Tangerine: read “Monday, September 18”–exit question “What did Paul’s mom do that made him feel better about being in Tangerine?”
  • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
Wednesday
    • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
    • Read “Tuesday, September 19” -”Wednesday, September 20”
    • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
Thursday
    • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
    • Read “Friday, September 22”-”Saturday, September 23”
    • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
  •  
Friday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Write 3 Level one Questions over AOW; Turn in AOW
  • Finish reading sections of Tangerine, if needed

 

  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Thinking Notes in Interactive Journal
  • Article of the Week (Due Friday):  “Our Plastic Oceans”
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Read and discuss Chp. 5 of Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Finish Of Mice and Men
Thursday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Go over OMAM Project
  • Begin OMAM Test
Friday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Finish OMAM Test
  • Work on OMAM project
  • Begin watching OMAM

 

 

  Power ELA
Monday    
  • Mobymax.com–reading skills informational
Tuesday    
  • Passion Day–Watch assigned video over your topic
Wednesday    
  • readtheory.org/ readworks.org
Thursday    
  • Pep Rally
Friday    
  • Free Device Day–if all work is completed

Lesson Plans for September 10-14

September9

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Introduce Vocabulary Logs–Find 5 novel vocabulary words in your SSR Time and record them in your journal
  • Read in Tangerine–Look for Smiley Face Tricks to add to chart
Tuesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • 9-11 Discussion
  • Watch “The man in the Red Bandana”
Wednesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs
Thursday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs
Friday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Novel Vocab Due
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs

 

  Advanced
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Introduce Vocabulary Logs–Find 5 novel vocabulary words in your SSR Time and record them in your journal
  • Discuss Chp. 1 OMAM.  Fill out sections of sketchnoting pages
Tuesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • 9-11 Discussion
  • Watch “The man in the Red Bandana”
Wednesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme
Thursday  
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme
Friday  
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Novel Vocab Due
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme

 

Power ELA
Monday  
  • Mobymax.com–reading skills informational
Tuesday
  • Passion Day–find 10 facts about your chosen subject
Wednesday  
  • readtheory.org
Thursday  
  • Pep Rally
Friday  
  • Free Device Day–if all work is complete

Lesson Plans for September 3-7

August31

 

Reading
Monday
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Plot Review–watch ‘Alma’ and ‘Presto’ to review Parts of plot
Wednesday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Thursday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Advanced
Monday  
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Theme Interactive Journal pages
  • Introduction to Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
    • SSR/Reading Log
    • Universal Screener
  • Of Mice and Men Hyperdoc
Thursday  
    • SSR/Reading Log
  • Of Mice and Men Hyperdoc
Friday
    • SSR/Reading Log
  • OMAM Sketchnotes pages in journal
  • Begin reading OMAM
  Power ELA
Monday  
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday    
  • Quiz over “Island of Sorrow”
  • Are Your Fave Instagram Stars Trying to Trick You?”
    • Supporting a claim
Wednesday    
  • mobymax.com
Thursday    
  • Pep rally
Friday    
  • readtheory.org

Lesson Plans for August 27-31

August23

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Begin reading tangerine–reading for the week:  read through “Friday, September 8” (1-60)
Tuesday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Wednesday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Thursday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
  • Smiley Face Tricks in Journal
  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Wednesday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Thursday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Begin test over The Book Thief–novel
Friday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Turn in Choice Board activities
  • Test over The Book Thief–novel
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Lesson Plans for August 20-24

August19

 

Reading
Monday
  • Set up interactive notebooks
Tuesday
  • Universal Screener
Wednesday
  • Library
  • SSR and introduce reading log
Thursday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Introduce class novel, Tangerine
  • Begin Hyperdoc work over novel
Friday
  • SSR/Reading log
  • Finish Hyperdoc work from Thursday

 

Advanced
Monday
  • Set up interactive notebooks
Tuesday
  • Universal Screener
  • Introduce The Book Thief choice board–due August 31
Wednesday
  • Library
  • SSR and introduce reading log
Thursday
  • SSR/Reading log
  • Work on Choice Board
  • Watch The Book Thief
Friday
  • SSR/Reading log
  • Work on Choice Board
  • Watch The Book Thief
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Lesson Plans for August 16-17

August15

 

Thursday
  • Back to School Activities
    • Entry/Exit
    • Abbreviated Syllabus
    • Basic Rules
    • Supplies
    • One-Pagers
Friday
  • Join Google Classroom
  • Finish one-pagers
  • Begin setting up interactive notebook
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Grade Posting Policy

August19

Please be aware that the posting of your child(s) grades will vary according to the subject area ranging from three (3) days to two (2) weeks determined by the complexity of the assignments. Minor assignments:  1-3 days; Major assignments:  3-5 days; Major writing assignments, major projects:   10 days.  Please check your child’s teacher website for additional information.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of 8th grade ELA!

August22
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