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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 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 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 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 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 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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