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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
    • 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 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 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

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 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 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

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
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