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Lesson Plans for May 14-18

May9

 

PreAP
  • Monday
  • SSR
  • MURDER MYSTERY SCAVENGER HUNT
  • Tuesday
  • TEST OVER AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
  • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE CHECK
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
    • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Friday
  • 8TH GRADE REWARD DAY

 

Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR
  • TEST OVER SWALLOWING STONES
  • STAAR Math Retest
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • JOURNAL CHECK
    • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE CHECK
    • STAAR Reading Retest
  • Wednesday
    • STAAR SCIENCE
  • Thursday
    • STAAR SOCIAL STUDIES
    • Friday
  • 8TH GRADE REWARD DAY

 

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Lesson Plans for May 7-11

May7

 

PreAP
    • Monday
      • SSR
      • And then there were none Activities Work Day
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss Chp. 14-15
    • Test over 12-15
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss chp. 16-17
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read Chp. 18-end
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • And then there were none Activities Work Day–ALL ACTIVITIES DUE TODAY
  • SWallowing Stones Activities Work Day
  • SWallowing Stones Activities Work Day–ALL ACTIVITIES DUE TODAY
Reading
    • Monday
  • SSR
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read Chp. 19-20
    • SLide 10:  Retell the Legend of the ghost tree in your own words
  • Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Read Chp. 21-22
  • Slide 11:  Why has Amy kept Michael’s secret this whole time?
  • Thursday
  • SSR
  • Read Chp. 23-the Healing
  • Slides 12 and 13:  What does Jenna figure out about her feelings surrounding her boyfriend? What is symbolic about Jenna and Michael meeting at the ghost tree?
    • Friday
  • SSR

 

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Lesson Plans for April 30-May 4

April25

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • SWALLOWING STONES Activities WorkDay
  • Tuesday
  • SSR
  • Read chp. 13-16 silently
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Finish reading chp. 13-16
    • SS Journal slide 8–How does Amy represent peace to both Jenna and Michael?
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss chp. 13-18 together
    • SS Journal Slide 9–Why do you think Joe attacked Amy’s car so Violently?
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • SWALLOWING STONES Activities WorkDay
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities Work Day
  • Tuesday
  • SSR
  • Read and discuss chps. 10-13
  • Chp. 10 Questions:  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 up, but left others on their own?
  • Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Read and discuss chps. 10-13
  • Thursday
  • SSR
  • Read and discuss chps. 10-13
  • 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..
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities Work Day
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Readtheory.org–must pass 3 passages
  • Tuesday
    • SRA–complete two SRA Cards with passing grades
  • Wednesday
    • Newsela.com
      • Consumers pucker up for sour tastes
      • Percentages and how to use them in daily life
  • Thursday
    • Readworks.org
      • The wolf within
      • How are rainbows formed?
  • Friday
    • Free Device Friday–if all work is completed

Lesson Plans for April 23-27

April20

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
  • Words using the roots lum/luc–vocabulary.com
  • Make flashcards using the words on the list
  • Wednesday
    • Practice words using flashcards
    • Vocabulary.com–complete the practice and spelling bee activities
  • Thursday
    • Practice words using flashcards
    • Vocabulary.com–play vocabulary Jam and take the quiz
  • Friday
    • Free Device Friday–if Activities for the week are completed
PreAP
  • Monday
    • HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities WorkDay
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Begin Reading and Discussing Chps. 5-7
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Test over Chps. 5-7
    • Finish reading Chps. 8-9
    • After reading Chp. 8, Choose one character who falls under suspicion in this chapter and discuss his/her means, motive, and opportunity.
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities WorkDay
Reading
  • Monday
    • HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • SWALLOWING STONES Activities WorkDay
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss chps. 6-12
    • Journal Slide 6:  Discuss how Jenna is coping with her situation
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss chps. 6-12
    • Journal Slide 7:  How have Michael’s actions affected the people around him? What does this tell us about our own actions?
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • SWALLOWING STONES Activities WorkDay

 

Lesson Plans for April 16-20

April12

Power ELA

  • Monday
    • Read and Discuss Henry’s Freedom Box–focus on the theme of freedom
    • Make vocabulary list
  • Tuesday
    • Trace Henry’’s journey on google earth
    • Complete  a plot diagram over HFB
  • Wednesday
    • Readworks.org–”Slavery, Civil war, and Reconstruction–The Underground Railroad”
  • Thursday
    • readtheory.org
  • Friday
    • Free Device Day

 

PreAP

  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Begin work on And Then There Were None Activities:  “Agatha Christie Info Sheet”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss Chp. 1-4
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Continue:  Read and Discuss Chp. 1-4
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Finish reading Chp. 1-4 silently
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • ANTWN Activities Work Day
    • Exit Slip:  What have you accomplished/completed on your Activities This Week?

Reading

  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Choice Board Work Day
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss prologue and Chp. 1-2 of Swallowing Stones
    • Journal Slide 1: Compare and contrast Michael and Jenna
    • Journal Slide 2:  Describe Michael
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss Chp. 2-4
    • Journal Slide 3:  Re-compare Michael and Jenna
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read Chp. 5 silently
    • Journal Slide 5:  Discuss the Dramatic irony in Mr. MacKenzie’s statement about teaching his sons to respect guns.
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Choice Board Work Day
    • Exit Slip:  What have you accomplished/completed on your Choice Board This Week?

Lesson Plans for April 9-13

April9

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • Reading Review Escape Room
Tuesday
  • STAAR MATH
Wednesday
  • STAAR READING
Thursday
  • SSR
  • POETRY TEST
Friday
  • SSR
  • FINISH POETRY TEST
  • Reading:  INTRODUCE SWALLOWING STONES CHOICE BOARD
  • PreAP:  INTRODUCE AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Activities
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STAAR Tests on April 10-11

April3

Just a friendly reminder that our 8th graders will be taking their STAAR Math and Reading tests next week.  Math will be on Tuesday, and Reading will be on Wednesday.

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Lesson Plans for April 2-6

March29

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • STAAR STATION 1:  UNWRAP/PROVING ANSWERS using excerpt from “Call of the Wild”
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • STAAR STATION 2:  INFERENCING–Text message analysis
  • Play Poetry Cat
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • STAAR STATION 3:  VOCABULARY
    • Context clues
    • roots/affixes
    • Using dictionary
    • connotation/denotation
    • Multiple meaning words
Thursday
Friday
  • SSR
  • STAAR STATION 5:  DRAMA

Lesson Plans for March 19-23

March19

 

Reading
Monday
  • TEACHER WORK DAY
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • POTD:  “The Hanging Tree” by James Newton Howard
  • Compare different poetic forms using “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • POTD:  “O, Me! O, Life!” by Walt Whitman
  • Haiku–dissect 3 haiku, correct 3 haiku, write 3 original haiku–due Friday
Thursday
  • SSR
  • POTD:  “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • Google form questions over “TRNT”
  • Work on Haiku/Choose 1 haiku to present through artistic rendering
Friday
  • SSR
  • POTD;  “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
  • Go over paired passage from benchmark–discuss ways to prove answers

 

Lesson Plans for March 5-9

March1

 

Reading/PreAP
Monday
  • SSR
  • POTD:  “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Turn in Haiku assignment
  • TEKS Tuesday on Monday:  8.3:  Make Inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, ….
    • Read and compare “The Ruby” and “The Happy Man’s shirt”
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • POTD: Go over passage from Benchmark II:  “The Power of Young People to change the world”
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • POTD:   “The Long Hill” by Sara Teasdale
  • Read “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti and compare it to the PotD
Thursday
  • SSR
  • POTD:  “The Hanging Tree” by James Newton Howard
  • Read and discuss “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar/compare to “The Hanging Tree”
Friday
  • SSR
  • POTD (Turn in POTD):  “The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • Questions over POTD
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