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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

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

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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