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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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

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 SSR STAAR STATION 4:  AUTHOR’S PURPOSE Play Literary Genre Pirahna Friday SSR […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lesson Plans for February 19-23

February15

  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday HOLIDAY Tuesday SSR UNWRAP Strategy in Journal Use UNWRAP on first story of Benchmark II Wednesday SSR Poetry Terms Thursday SSR Poetry Notes Friday READING RESPONSE DUE SSR First Chapter Friday:  The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Lesson Plans for February 12-16

February7

  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday SSR Go over from The View from Saturday and ‘A Little Common Courtesy, Please” from Benchamrk I Tuesday Math Benchmark Wednesday Reading Benchmark Thursday SSR Read and Discuss “The Most Dangerous Game” Friday SSR First Chapter Friday:  Audacity Finish “the most Dangerous Game”   Power ELA Monday Main Idea and Theme […]

Lesson Plans for February 5-9

February1

  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday SSR Go over “Harmony Reclaimed “ from Benchmark Tuesday SSR PreReading Activity:  If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?  Could there be any negative effects of your wish? Read and Discuss “The Monkey’s Paw” Wednesday SSR Go back into the story, and Find a word or phrase which […]

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