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Lesson Plans for October 16-20

October15

 

PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Go over questions/Google Slides of Part I
    • Test over Part I:  Arrivals of SWTWC
    • Journal Check
    • HW:  Chp. 25-28
    • BOOK BLURB DUE
  • Tueaday
    • SSR
    • 9 Weeks’ Exam
    • HW:  Chp. 29-32
    • AOW RESPONSE DUE
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Finish 9 Weeks’ Exam, if Needed
    • HW:  Chp. 33-34
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read and discuss Chp. 35-36 together
    • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE DUE
  • Friday
    • Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • BOOK BLURB DUE
    • Journal Check
    • Work on Upcoming/Missing Work
    • Catch up on Tangerine 
  • Tueaday
    • SSR
    • AOW RESPONSE DUE
    • 9 Weeks’ Exam
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • “Friday, November 24” — “Monday, November 27”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • 40 BOOK CHALLENGE DUE
    • “Tuesday, November 28” -”Thursday, November 30”
  • Friday
    • Teacher Work Day/Student Holiday
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Lesson Plans for October 9-13

October8

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Help with AOW, if needed
    • Sutdyisland.com–Continue work on 8.2–Stop at the end of 8.2
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read “The Man in the Black Suit” by Stephen King
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Continue reading from Tuesday
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Studyisland.com–Continue work on 8.2–stop at end of 8.2
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Cut up story and glue onto plot diagram
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • AOW:  “The Growing Nuclear Threat From North Korea”– annotate using Notice and Note Signposts.  Due Friday
    • HW:  SWTWC Chp. 15-17
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss and review last night’s reading–Chp. 15-17
    • HW:  SWTWC Chp. 18
    • Characterization Practice
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 18
    • Work on AOW Response, Reading Response, Book Blurb, and 40 Book Challenge
    • HW:  Chp. 19-20
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 19-20
    • HW:  Chp. 21-22
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • Discuss Chp. 21-22
      • Read and discuss Chp. 23-24 together
      • READING RESPONSE FOR 1st 9 WEEKS DUE
      • Turn in AOW from Monday
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • AOW:  “The Growing Nuclear Threat From North Korea”– annotate using Notice and Note Signposts.  Due Friday
    • Finish Part 2 of Tangerine
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Test over Part 2 of Tangerine
    • Work on AOW Response/Reading Response/ Book Blurbs
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Plot Quiz–”The Day I Caught Willie Cooper”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Tangerine:  “Monday, November 20”-first half of “Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving”
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • Tangerine:  second half of “Thursday, November 23, Thanksgiving”
      • READING RESPONSE FOR 1st 9 WEEKS DUE
      • Turn in AOW from Monday

Lesson Plans for October 2-6

September28

 

PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • No AOW this week
    • Gallery Walk of OMAM Posters; “I Like/I Learned…” statements page
    • Finish up Character Archetype, theme, and Sketchnoting pages in Journal
    • Take up novels
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Pass out Something Wicked This Way Comes; watch video scene of 3 weird sisters from Macbeth. Discuss allusion, and set up sketchnoting pages
    • Discuss Carousel of Desires and Fears activity–Due October 31
    • Read Prologue together
    • HW:  Read Chps. 1-3
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss the ominous tone in Chps. 1-3;
    • Venn Diagram over Jim/Will
    • HW:  Read Chps. 4-7
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Characterization–create anchor chart in journal covering different methods of characterization–especially the use of character names
    • HW:  Read Chps. 8-11
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Discuss last night’s reading
    • Read and discuss–Chps. 12-14 together
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • No AOW this week
    • Read and discuss Tangerine:  “Wednesday, September 27-”Wednesday, October 3”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • PreTest over 6A;  “Sylvia Tree Dancer”
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on 9 Weeks’ Assignments:  AOW Response, Reading Response, Book Blurb, 40 Book Challenge
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read silently–Tangerine:  “Tuesday, October 3”-”Thursday, October 5”
    • Question:  What do we learn from the flashback in today’s reading? (Go beyond the text)
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss in Tangerine:  “Thursday, November 2”- “Sunday, November 5”
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Lesson Plans for September 25-29

September24

 

Reading
  • Monday
  • SSR
  • Paper PassBack
  • AOW:  “Yes, Sitting too Long Can Kill You Even if you Exercise”–Work on AOW; due Friday
  • 8th period will take test over  Part I, Tangerine
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read together “Monday, September 18”-”Tuesday, September 19”
    • Search for Smiley Face Tricks in Tangerine
  • Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Read silently:  “Wednesday, September 20”- “Friday, September 22”
  • Exit Slip:  What was the message in Victor’s phone call to Paul?
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Create Journal pages over Internal/External Conflict
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Turn in AOW
    • Read together:  “Friday, September 22, later”-”Tuesday, September 26, later”
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Paper PassBack
    • AOW:  “Yes, Sitting too Long Can Kill You Even if you Exercise”
    • Work on Poster Project over OMAM
    • Watch OMAM
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Poster Project
    • Watch OMAM
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Poster Project
    • Watch OMAM
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Begin Test over OMAM
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Finish Test over OMAM
    • Finish OMAM, if needed
    • Hang posters; gallery walk; “I like” Statements
    • Turn in AOW
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Sutdyisland.com–root words
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • 2 Word Plot Story:  Read story; write one sentence for each part of the plot diagram; reduce each sentence to two words. (Together)
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Mobymax.com–reading skills:  Informational
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • 2 Word Plot Story:  same as Tuesday (Individually)
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Studyisland.com–continue root words

Lesson Plans for September 18-22

September15

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Questions over Article of the Week
    • Log in to Studyisland.com–complete diagnostic test
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Watch “Presto”; complete plot diagram together
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Watch “Geri’s Game”; complete plot chart while guided by teacher
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Watch “For the Birds”; complete chart diagram on own
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Studyisland.com
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Hand out AOW–”5 Reasons why People Share Fake News During a Disaster”–due Friday
    • OMAM Chp. 4 with sketchnoting
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • OMAM Chp. 5 with sketchnoting
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Character Archetypes–put pages in Journal
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • OMAM Chp. 6 with sketchnoting
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Writing Theme Statements
    • Turn in AOW
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Hand out AOW–”5 Reasons Why People Share Fake News During a Disaster”–due Friday
    • Tangerine–”Friday, September 8”-”Friday, September 8, Later”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Put Smiley Face Tricks in Journal
    • Smiley Face Tricks Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Tangerine–”Saturday, September 9, later” -”Monday, September 11”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Tangerine–”Monday, September 11, later” – End of Part I
    • Work on Sketchnoting page
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Test over Part I of Tangerine
    • Turn in AOW

Lesson Plans for September 11-15

September8

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • SSR
      • Metric Prefixes
        • Look up definitions
        • Arrange in order–l to g, g to l (Kittens hate dogs but do chase mice)
        • Fill out table
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss AOW; Answer any questions, etc.
    • Create Metric Prefixes flash cards
      • Arrange in order
      • Write sentences explaining value using grams, meters, and liters
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Draw representations of the meaning of metric prefixes to match Sentences from Tuesday
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Metric Prefixes game on Quia.com–number prefixes in the correct order to reveal a picture and metric match game on purposegames.com
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • mobymax.com
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • 9/11 Activities
      • Remembering Courage–“The Man in the Red Bandana” (video)
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Watch video of Jake Olsen’s first collegiate, successful snap ;Hand out AOW:   “Blind Long-Snapper Jake Olson Plays in Game for USC Trojans”–annotate using NandN–due Friday
    • Discuss Leveled Questions
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Chp. 2 OMAM–read, discuss, Fill out Sketchnoting page
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Theme Pages in Journal
    • Assignment:  Choose 1 Theme; As we read through the novel, collect 5-7 quotes, characters, or situations which exemplify that theme
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Chp. 3 OMAM–Read, Discuss, Fill out sketchnoting page
    • Turn in AOW
Reading
    • Monday
      • SSR
      • 9/11 Activities
        • Remembering Courage–“The Man in the Red Bandana” (video)
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Watch video of Jake Olsen’s first collegiate, successful snap; Hand out AOW:  “Blind Long-Snapper Jake Olson Plays in Game for USC Trojans”–annotate using NandN–due Friday
    • Discuss Leveled Questions
    • Wednesday
      • SSR
      • Tangerine:  Read Through “Wednesday, August 30”
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Plot Diagram in Journal; Watch “Alma” and label parts of plot
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • Tangerine:  Read Through “Thursday, September 7”
      • Turn in AOW

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

September6

While the following dates may seem far away, they will be here before we know it.  Students wrote them in their planners yesterday, but I wanted to publish them for parents, as well.  These are activities that your child will be working on by himself/herself throughout the 9 weeks.

  • October 13th
    • Journal Check–I will check journals for completion (THIS IS A TEST GRADE).
    • Reading Response–This will be written in your child’s journal and should be a response to a book read this 9 Weeks.
  • October 16th
    • Book Blurb
  • October 17th
    • AOW Response–This is a response to one of our Articles of the Week and will be written in your child’s journal.
  • October 19th–
    • 40 Book Challenge–I will check your child’s 40 Book Challenge Chart.  By this date, they should have read 10 books. (THIS IS A TEST GRADE)
  • October 20–STUDENT HOLIDAY
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Lesson Plans for September 4-8

September1

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • Watch “5 Ways to Be Smart About OnLine Content”
    • Read “Are These Stories True?” from “Scholastic Scope”
  • Wednesday
    • Complete FACT CHECK A TEXT Activity (online)
    • Read “The Story That Got Away”
  • Thursday
    • Quiz over paired Texts from Tuesday and Wednesday (online)
    • Read Library Books when finished
  • Friday
    • MobyMax Day–continue working on Reading Skills Informational
PreAP
  • Monday
    • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Need to Know:  AOW and Reading Response for the 9 Weeks
    • Pass out AOW: Attention Students: Put your Laptops Away–due Friday
    • Go over Notice and Note
    • Put dates for 9 week assignments in planner
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Create journal pages for Of Mice and Men
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Discuss background and add to Journal pages
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Smiley Face Tricks in Journal
Reading
  • Monday
    • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Hand out AOW–”Attention Students: Put your Laptops away”; in tables, begin annotating articles
    • Put Due Dates for 9 week assignments in planner
    • Layout Journal pages for Tangerine
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Create Journal pages for Tangerine
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Smiley Face Tricks in Journal
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Read Prologue-August 19, later

Lesson Plans for August 28-September 1

August27

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Watch the “Week in Review” rap from flocabulary
    • Together fill out a 5 Ws poster over news story of the students’ choice, and use this to write a summary paragraph.
  • Tuesday
    • Mobymax day–work on READING SKILLS INFORMATIONAL
  • Wednesday
    • Flocabulary–word up green, Unit two
      • Watch video
      • Choose 5 words; fill in information chart over definitions, etymology, pronunciation
  • Thursday
    • Friday
      • Take words from unit 2-write sentences on sentence strips which demonstrate the correct use of the words and post around the school.
  • Friday
    • MobyMax Day: Continue READING SKILLS INFORMATIONAL
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Introduce Choice Board over TBT
    • Hand out AOW and discuss Notice and Note  Procedures and leveled questions–due Friday
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Choice Board Work
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Choice Board Work
  • Thursday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Test over TBT
  • Friday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Choice Board Due
    • Turn in AOW with Levelled questions; Discuss
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • Hand out AOW and discuss Notice and Note Procedures
      • Complete ‘Contrasts and Contradictions’ section
      • Discuss leveled questions–Due Friday
  • Tuesday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • AOW/NAN–
      • Extreme/absolute language and Numbers/stats
    • Complete Tangerine Anticipation Guide and discuss
  • Wednesday
    • SSR–Log into reading log and read
    • AOW/NON–
      • Quoted Words
      • Word Gaps
    • Read prologue of Tangerine
    • Thursday
      • SSR–Log into reading log and read
      • AOW/NON–
        • Write 3 Leveled questions
      • Tangerine–Building Background–assign google searches to each table over one of the following topics:  Legal blindness, muck fires, lightning strikes, sinkholes, citrus fruit farming, soccer, civil engineering, ospreys; create a one-pager including pertinent information
    • Friday
      • SSR–Log into reading log and read
      • At tables, ask each other leveled questions; turn in AOW
      • Tangerine–read “Friday, August 18”

 

Lesson Plans for August 21-25

August20

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Join Flocabulary.com class
    • Take assessment to determine vocabulary level
    • Hand out vocabulary cards for Word-Up Green, Unit 1–go over pronunciation, morphemes, and definitions
  • Tuesday
    • Watch “Bottom of the ninth”
    • As a class, complete ‘Fix the mistakes’
    • On own, complete ‘Pick the Winner’
  • Wednesday
    • Go over vocabulary list
    • Have students Decode words on index cards and write definitions in their own words
    • Quiz each other over words using index cards
  • Thursday
    • Review video
    • Create a Frayer model over one word from list as a class
    • Students create Frayer model over assigned word
  • Friday
    • Quiz over words (online)
    • If quiz is passed, students may work on homework or play an educational game
    • If not, student will complete ‘Draw the relationship’

Reading/PreAP Reading

  • Monday
    • Need to Know:  Google Classroom
    • Set Up Journals
    • 4th and 6th periods–
      • Eclipse Activities
  • Tuesday
    • Need to Know:  Restroom/Plug Pass
    • Finish Journal Set-Up
    • Check MobyMax Logins
  • Wednesday
    • Need to Know:  Absent/Late/Make-Up work and ZAP
    • MobyMax Assessment
    • Finish Journals
  • Thursday
    • Need To know: Book Blurb for 1st 9 weeks
    • Note and Notice Flip Books for NonFiction
  • Friday
    • Need to Know:  40 Book Challenge and AOW/reading Response for the 1st 9 weeks
    • Library
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