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Lesson Plans for January 22-26

January18

 

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
  • Read and discuss “The Ransom of Red Chief” by Mark Twain.  Identify situational irony within the story
  • Answer questions over “The Ransom of Red Chief”
Friday
  • SSR
  • Catch up on any leftover stories/questions
  • Universal Screener on Mobymax.com

 

  • Power ELA
    • Checklist for the week
      • Read and Discuss with me an article from LLI
      • Create a Root Tree using prim
      • 2 SRA Power Builders
      • 20 minutes on readtheory.org
      • Read, Bag/Tag, and Check “Pierce the Spaceman”

Lesson Plans for January 15-19

January12

 

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
    Read and discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  Identify examples of situational irony
  • Answer questions over “The Lottery”
Friday
  • 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”

 

 

  • Power ELA assignments for the week:
    • 1 SRA Power Builder
    • Choose 1 page from your Library book to read to me
    • Read, Bag & Tag, and Check “The BreakAway”
    • 20 Minutes on readthoery.org
    • Create a root tree using tempt

Lesson Plans for January 8-12

January5

 

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
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
  • SSR
  • Grade and Turn in AOW
  • Short Story Notes Quiz

 

Power ELA
  • Checklist for the Week
    • 2 SRA Skill builders
    • Choose a poem from Where the Sidewalk ends to read aloud to me
    • Read, Bag & Tag, and check “Time Warriors”
    • 20 minutes on readtheory.org
    • Create a root tree using aud

Lesson Plans for December 4-8

November30

 

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
    • SSR
    • Guided Reading over  the one-act play “Called Back”
    • Answer Questions together
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Write AOW Response.
    • Turn in AOW
    • Watch “TGOTM”
    • Parody of “TGOTM”:  “The Gift of the Indian-Giver”

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Readtheory.org Day
  • Tuesday
    • SRA Day
  • Wednesday
    • Picture book day
  • Thursday
    • Studyisland.com day
  • Friday
    • Free Device Day

Lesson Plans for November 27-December 1

November14

 

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 Thursday’s Article, create an outline and answer questions

 

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • PreTest on readtheory.org
  • Tuesday
    • SRA DAY
    • Students will begin work on level Blue and move up with 3 80+ scores
    • 70- scores will be remediated using skill builders/power builders
  • Wednesday
    • Picture Books Day
      • Choose and read a picture book
      • Create a plot diagram
      • Old sentence-New Sentence:  Rewrite 5 sentences in your own words.
      • Write a summary using the ‘Somebody wanted but so then”
  • Thursday
    • Studyisland.com Day
  • Friday
    • Device Day

Lesson Plans for November 13-17

November9

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Complete Activity 2–Advanced Searches
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Begin Activity3–Coding a Welcome Page
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Complete Activity 3–Coding a Welcome Page
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Finish Applied Digitals Skills–Research a topic;
      • Activity 4–Complete Reflections
  • Friday
    • Write-In–work on your novel for NaNoWriMo

PreAP

  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Test over Part III of SWTWC
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
      • Activity 1–Write a Fake News Article; What makes for a credible source
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/Finish Test, If needed
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
      • Activity 2–
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
  • Friday
    • Write-In–work on your novel for NaNoWriMo

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • This week’s checklist will be a turkey–each activity will be a feather to add to the turkey’s tail–Activities must be done in order
      • Write your vocabulary words on your turkey.  Color it.
      • Make flash cards of your vocabulary words
      • Write 5 sentences–each on a different feather–using your vocab words.  Color and add to your turkey
      • Complete a SRA story–write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey.
      • Choose one game from spellingcity.com.  Write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey
      • Complete the spelling bee on vocabulary.com–write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Wednesday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Thursday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Friday
    • Work on Turkey

Lesson Plans for November 6-10

November3

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Thinking Notes in Journal
    • AOW:  “You Have Almost Certainly Been Hacked”; Prepare using thinking notes; Due Friday
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Read the story of Icarus and Daedalus; Watch Lego version from Youtube.com
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Afternoon classes–Career Inspire Field Trip
    • Morning Classes:  Work on NaNoWriMo
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Stations:  when viewing different works of art depicting the story of daedalus and icarus, the students will pick out elements which show tone and mood. This will be transferred to their writing/reading.
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Turn in AOW; Put 1 of your Level one questions on chart

Pre AP

  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 45-47
    • Thinking Notes in Journal
    • AOW:  “You Have Almost Certainly Been Hacked”; Prepare using thinking notes; Due Friday
    • HW:  Chp. 48-50
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 48-50
    • Read the story of Icarus and Daedalus; Watch Lego version from Youtube.com
    • HW:  Chp. 51
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Career Inspire Field Trip
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 51
    • Stations:  when viewing different works of art depicting the story of daedalus and icarus, the students will pick out elements which show tone and mood. This will be transferred to their writing/reading
    • HW:  52-53
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Turn in AOW
    • Discuss Chp. 52-53
    • Read ending together
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Work on Checklist for the week (Focus on Root–Fract/ frag and characterization
      • Make flash cards over list from vocabulary.com
      • Write 5 sentences using frag/fract list
      • SRA story
      • Practice words on vocabulary.com
      • Choose a children’s book; complete a characterization page over one of the characters
      • Studyisland.com–characterization, 6th grade
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Wednesday
    • Career Inspire Field Trip
  • Thursday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Friday
    • Finish and Turn in Checklist

Lesson Plans for October 30-November 3

October27

 

Reading
  • SSR
  • Types of Characters in Journal/ Practice using characters from Tangerine
  • Discuss Character Archetypes in preparation for NaNoWriMo
  • SSR
  • Halloween Stories
  • SSR
  • Skype with author–Alexander London
  • SSR
  • Test over Part 3 of Tangerine
  • SSR
  • Finish Test if needed
  • Put answers from test into DMAC
  • Short Story Notes
PreAP
  • SSR
  • Review Character archetypes in preparation for NaNoWriMo
  • Discuss Chp. 40-41 in SWTWC
  • Hw:  Chp. 42-43
  • SSR
  • Turn in Carousel Horses
  • Halloween Stories
  • Discuss Chp. 42-43
  • HW:  Chp. 44
  • SSR
  • Skype with author–Alexander London
  • SSR
  • Test over Part II of SWTWC
  • SSR
  • Put answers into DMAC
  • Read Chp. 45-47
Power ELA
  • Work on Checklist for the week (Focus on Root–Fract/ frag and characterization
    • Make flash cards over list from vocabulary.com
    • Write 5 sentences using frag/fract list
    • SRA story
    • Practice words on vocabulary.com
    • Choose a children’s book; complete a characterization page over one of the characters
    • Studyisland.com–characterization, 6th grade
  • Work on Checklist
  • Early release
  • Work on Checklist
  • Finish and Turn in Checklist

Lesson Plans for October 23-27

October22

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Students will work on these Activities for the week in separate stations::
      • SRA Lab–go over directions (Must complete 3 with passing score in order to advance levels)
      • Vocabulary.com–join class and discuss assignment (Roots: FAC)
      • Studyisland.com–6th grade Plot Practice
      • Vocabularycity.com– games using list from vocabulary.com
      • Add to FAC poster
      • Choose 1 children’s book to read and fill out a plot diagram over.
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Weekly Activities
  • Wednesday
    • Work on Weekly Activities
  • Thursday
    • Work on Weekly Activities
  • Friday
    • Work on Weekly Activities
PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Go over Incentives
    • Reminder of Carousel of Desires and Fears
    • Assign Chapters from Part II of SWTWC to groups. Each group is responsible for a slide which discusses characters, setting, Themes, symbols, important quotes, and plot development.  Due Wednesday
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Finish Part II Slides.
    • Thinking Notes Strategy in Journal
    • AOW:  “Call N.J. carnival workers showmen, scamps — just don’t call them carnies”–Due Friday
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Present and Discuss slides
    • HW:  Chp. 35-36
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 35-36
    • HW:  Chp. 37-39
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Discuss Chp. 37-39
    • Read and discuss Chp. 40-41 together
Reading
    • Monday
      • SSR
      • Go over Incentives
      • Tangerine:  “Tuesday, November 28”-”Friday, December 1”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Thinking Notes Strategy in Journal
    • AOW:  “If you Tent and Fumigate your home, Here’s how to Beware of Burglars”
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Tangerine:  “Saturday, December 2”-”Sunday, December 3”
    • Thursday
      • SSR
      • Tangerine:  “Sunday, December 3, Later”-end of book
    • Friday
      • SSR
      • Finish Tangerine, if needed
      • Turn in AOW
      • Tangerine Part 3 Test

 

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
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