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Lesson Plans for January 22-26


  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday SSR Read and discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  Identify examples of situational irony Answer questions over “The Lottery” Tuesday SSR Read and discuss “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl.  Identify the dramatic irony in the story Answer questions over “Lamb to The Slaughter” Wednesday SSR Early Release Thursday SSR […]

Lesson Plans for January 15-19


  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday MLK, JR Holiday Tuesday SSR Create Journal pages over Irony Wednesday SSR Go through and discuss examples of each type of irony on Google Slides; Add a new slide that includes an example of irony, the type of irony it is, and an explanation of why it is ironic Thursday SSR […]

Parent Letter


Your student will be bringing home a letter today which addresses guidelines we will be strictly enforcing during the new semester.  Please read and discuss it with your child.  The bottom portion is to be signed and returned by Friday, January 12th. I am attaching a copy in case yours doesn’t make it home.  Responsibility Letter […]

Important Dates for This 9 Weeks


Your students have 3 assignments that will be due at the end of this 9 weeks. Friday, February 23–Reading Response–This is a response to a part in a book that they have read for their 40 Book Challenges this 9 weeks.  It is to be completed in their journals following the guidelines I have provided […]

Lesson Plans for January 8-12


  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday Hand out AOW:  “Movie Theaters Fight Streaming by Assaulting Senses”–prepare using Thinking Notes in Journal–due Friday Continue Benchmark from Friday–put answers on DMAC Tuesday SSR–Log in and Read Watch “Elements of a Short Story” Short Story Notes–put in Journal Wednesday SSR–Log in and Read Watch Short Stories by Shmoop Finish Short […]

Lesson Plans for January 4-5


On Thursday and Friday of this week, we will be taking a released STAAR test as a benchmark and a guide for which skills need to receive focus for the next 9 weeks. We will also be looking at our 40 Book Challenge. By this point in the year, your student should have read 20 […]

Semester Exam Information


Hope everyone is well and enjoying your extra two days off!  Here is some information about semester exams.  There is nothing to study for–your exam will be STAAR-type passages and questions which cover the skills/topics we have covered this semester–drama, plot, characterization, and summarization. You may use any information that is in your interactive journal–make […]

Lesson Plans for December 11-15


  Reading Monday SSR Read dramatization of “The Gift of the Magi” Tuesday SSR Afternoon classes will attend Career Day at LeTourneau Wednesday SSR Practice over Summarizing:  “Don’t Mind My Dog, She’s got a Strange Personality” Thursday SSR Drama Practice:  “Callipateira Breaks the Rule” Friday SSR Journal Check 40 Book Challenge Due

Lesson Plans for December 4-8


  Reading/PreAP Reading Monday SSR Read “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry AOW:  “The Real Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas” Tuesday SSR Questions over “TGOTM” Wednesday SSR Read a dramatized version of “The Gift of the Magi” Compare and contrast the two versions focusing on how internal conflicts were handled Thursday […]

Lesson Plans for November 27-December 1


  Reading and PreAP Monday SSR Watch video and take notes over Drama Tuesday SSR Finish notes over drama, if needed Quiz over notes Wednesday SSR When given an example of drama, highlight the examples from your notes Thursday SSR Notes over Topics/Main Ideas/Supporting Details Read the article “Fear on the Brain” Friday SSR Using […]

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