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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 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

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”

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
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