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Lesson Plans for January 14-18

January10

 

Reading/Advanced Reading
Monday
  • POTD:  “The Long Hill” by Sara Teasdale
  • TEKS FOCUS: Compare and Contrast Poetic Forms Using “Uphill” by Christina Rossetti and “The Long Hill” by Sara Teasdale
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD: “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Rhyme Time–
    • Watch eminem interview from 60 minutes
    • Put notes over rhyme in journal
Wednesday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD: “I Am Offering this Poem” by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Haiku
    • Put notes over Haiku in journal
    • Write 3 original Haiku–due Friday
Thursday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  Sonnet 18:  “Shall I Compare Thee To a summer’s Day?”
  • Sonnet notes in Journal
Friday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
  • Write Haiku examples on posters
  • Discuss Sonnet Assignment

 

 

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Picking out the topic of short passages, creating a main idea, and writing supporting details
  • Tuesday
    • “The Mysterious Bone Bed” –pick out the topic, main idea, and supporting details
  • Wednesday
    • “Handy Monkeys”
      • Preview vocabulary
      • Read story
      • Comprehension questions
  • Thursday
    • Building vocabulary–using prefixes, roots, and suffixes
  • Friday
    • Free Device Friday

Lesson Plans for January 7-11

December17

 

Reading/Advanced Reading
Monday
  • SSR/RL–Set up 3rd 9 Weeks’ reading Log
  • Set up Poem of the Day Sheets–”Introduction to Poetry”  by Billy Collins
  • Put ‘Punch It’ Notes in Journal
  • Watch “Intro to Poetry” on shmoop
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  “The Purpose of Poetry” by Jared Carter
  • Poetry Term QR Codes in journal
Wednesday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  “I AM Offering This Poem” by Jimmy Santiago Baca
  • Finish Poetry Terms
  • Begin Poetry Notes
Thursday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  “First Fig” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Finish Poetry Notes
Friday
  • SSR/RL
  • POTD:  “Little Abigail and the Beautiful Pony” by Shel Silverstein
  • Eminem 60 Minutes Interview
  • Internal/External Rhyme

 

 

  Power ELA
Monday  
  • Go over UNWRAP strategy–
  • Prepare passage over coconuts p. 88-90)
Tuesday    
  • Work on proving answers to passage from Monday
Wednesday  
  • Work on vocabulary.com
Thursday    
  • Readtheory.org–pass 3 passages
Friday    
  • Free Device Friday–if all work from the week is completed

Lesson Plans for November 5-9

October30

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “Social media’s Impact on Teen Mental Health comes into Focus”–due Friday
    • Create Irony Journal Pages
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Find and add a  meme/gif/video which shows an example of irony to our classroom presentation. Tell which type of irony it is and describe why.
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Finish up irony notes
    • Extra reading time/work on AOW
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O.Henry.  Look for examples situational and verbal irony
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Turn in AOW
    • Answer questions over “TRORC”
Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “Social media’s Impact on Teen Mental Health comes into Focus”–due Friday
    • Read Chps. 49-50
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read Chps. 51-End
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Career Inspire Field Trip
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Test over Part 3 of SWTWC
    • Begin notes over Short Stories
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Grade and turn in AOW
    • Finish Short Story Notes
    • Read “Little Brother” by Bruce Holland Rogers
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Checklist for the Week:
      • Pass 5 passages on readtheory.org
      • Create a root tree using the root ‘audio’
      • Complete article on activelylearn.com
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Wednesday
    • Career Inspire Field Trip
  • Thursday
    • Pep Rally
  • Friday
    • Finish checklist

Lesson Plans for September 17-21

September11

 

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Thinking Notes in Interactive Journal
  • Article of the Week (Due Friday):  “Our Plastic Oceans”
Tuesday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Begin Part 2 of Tangerine: read “Monday, September 18”–exit question “What did Paul’s mom do that made him feel better about being in Tangerine?”
  • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
Wednesday
    • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
    • Read “Tuesday, September 19” -”Wednesday, September 20”
    • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
Thursday
    • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
    • Read “Friday, September 22”-”Saturday, September 23”
    • Continue looking for Smiley Face Tricks in reading
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Friday
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Write 3 Level one Questions over AOW; Turn in AOW
  • Finish reading sections of Tangerine, if needed

 

  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Thinking Notes in Interactive Journal
  • Article of the Week (Due Friday):  “Our Plastic Oceans”
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Read and discuss Chp. 5 of Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Finish Of Mice and Men
Thursday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Go over OMAM Project
  • Begin OMAM Test
Friday  
  • SSR/Reading Log/Novel Words
  • Finish OMAM Test
  • Work on OMAM project
  • Begin watching OMAM

 

 

  Power ELA
Monday    
  • Mobymax.com–reading skills informational
Tuesday    
  • Passion Day–Watch assigned video over your topic
Wednesday    
  • readtheory.org/ readworks.org
Thursday    
  • Pep Rally
Friday    
  • Free Device Day–if all work is completed

Lesson Plans for September 10-14

September9

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Introduce Vocabulary Logs–Find 5 novel vocabulary words in your SSR Time and record them in your journal
  • Read in Tangerine–Look for Smiley Face Tricks to add to chart
Tuesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • 9-11 Discussion
  • Watch “The man in the Red Bandana”
Wednesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs
Thursday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs
Friday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Novel Vocab Due
  • Read in Tangerine–SFTs

 

  Advanced
Monday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Introduce Vocabulary Logs–Find 5 novel vocabulary words in your SSR Time and record them in your journal
  • Discuss Chp. 1 OMAM.  Fill out sections of sketchnoting pages
Tuesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • 9-11 Discussion
  • Watch “The man in the Red Bandana”
Wednesday
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme
Thursday  
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme
Friday  
  • SSR/Novel Vocab/Reading Log
  • Novel Vocab Due
  • Read and discuss Chp. 2–Look for examples which illustrate chosen theme

 

Power ELA
Monday  
  • Mobymax.com–reading skills informational
Tuesday
  • Passion Day–find 10 facts about your chosen subject
Wednesday  
  • readtheory.org
Thursday  
  • Pep Rally
Friday  
  • Free Device Day–if all work is complete

Lesson Plans for August 27-31

August23

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Begin reading tangerine–reading for the week:  read through “Friday, September 8” (1-60)
Tuesday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Wednesday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Thursday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Read Tangerine
  • Smiley Face Tricks in Journal
  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Wednesday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Watch The Book Thief
  • Work on Choice Board
Thursday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Begin test over The Book Thief–novel
Friday  
  • SSR/Sign in to reading log
  • Turn in Choice Board activities
  • Test over The Book Thief–novel

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