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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 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
      • Tips 1-4
    • readtheory.org/mindplay.com
  • Tuesday
    • Main Idea and Theme
    • Tips 5-7
  • Wednesday
    • Puzzles
  • Thursday
    • Main Idea and Theme
      • Math’s Past
    • readtheory.org/mindplay.com
  • Friday
    • Free Device Day–no failures or zeroes

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 expresses/affects the tone or mood
  • Questions over “The Monkey’s Paw”
  • Students may choose to watch a dramatized or a parodied version of the story
Thursday
  • SSR
  • PreReading: Are people born ‘good’ or ‘evil’? Do we all have both within us?
  • Picture This:  Listen to “The Black Cat” by EAP and add graphics to the reading.
Friday
  • SSR
  • 1st Chapter Friday:  They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Questions over “The Black Cat”

 

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Words in Context–Tips 1-3
    • SRA Day–complete 1 SRA Power Builder along with any skill builders prescribed
  • Tuesday
    • Words in Context–Tips 4-6
    • newsela.com–”Reconstructing a Crime Scene”
      • Watch a clip from CSI
      • Read Article together
      • Complete the writing activity together
      • Complete the quiz independently
      • Prove Answers in article
  • Wednesday
    • Words in Context–Tips 7-9
    • Quote notes worksheet–using context
  • Thursday
    • Buckle Down–words in context–”A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”
  • Friday
    • Free Device Friday–if work from the week is completed and no 0s in the gradebook for any classes

Lesson Plans for January 29-February 2

January25

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • Hand out AOW:  “Former NFLers Call for End to Tackle Football for Kids”
  • Universal Screener on Mobymax.com
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • Go over Benchmark passage “Skies over Sweetwater”
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Review parts of plot in journal
  • Discuss the butterfly effect/chaos theory
  • Begin Reading “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
Thursday
  • SSR
  • Finish reading “A Sound of Thunder”
  • Using sticky notes, place events on wall/plot diagram
  • Answer questions over “A Sound of Thunder”
Friday
  • SSR
  • Turn in and Grade AOW using Checklist
  • Create a Plot Diagram for ASoT

Lesson Plans for January 22-26

January18

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
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”
  • SSR
    Read and discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  Identify examples of situational irony
  • Answer questions over “The Lottery”
Wednesday
  • 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”
Thursday  

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