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Lesson Plans for October 22-26

October19

 

Power ELA

  • Monday
    • Begin Checklist Work for the week:
      • 1 SRA story on your level
      • CS-First–Finish Section 2
      • Pass 5 passages on readtheory.org
      • Actively Learn:  “Should I Kill Spiders in my Home?”
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Wednesday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Thursday
    • Pep Rally
  • Friday
  • Finish Checklist
  • Free Device Friday
Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Hand out AOW: “There Are Three Types of Failure” (Due Friday)
    • Begin Part II of SWTWC–read and discuss Chps. 25-28–Focus on extended metaphors and the theme of dissatisfaction
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Read and discuss chps. 29-31
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Read and discuss Chps. 32-34–discuss the shift in the relationships between will/dad and will/jim
  • Thursday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Read and Discuss Chps. 35-36–Focus on the transformation of dad (in Will’s eyes) and the symbolism of the ‘no sale’ sign on the cash register
  • Friday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Grade AOW–Turn in
    • Read and discuss Chps. 37-39–focus on the theme of good vs. evil and how it is shown in these chapters
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • Hand out AOW: “There Are Three Types of Failure” (Due Friday)
    • Set Goals for 2nd 9 Weeks–write in journals
    • Watch “Elements of a Short Story”
    • Begin taking Short Story notes
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Watch “Short Stories” from Shmoop
    • Continue taking SS notes
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Watch “How to Read Short Stories” by Shmoop
    • Complete Short Story notes
  • Thursday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Read “Little Brother” by Bruce Holland Rogers
    • In groups, fill out Short Story chart–discuss
  • Friday
    • SSR/Rl
    • Grade AOW–Turn in
    • Finish charts from Thursday

Lesson Plans for October 15-19

October10

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • No AOW this week
    • Tangerine:  “Sunday, Dec. 3”-”Sunday, Dec. 3, later”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Tangerine:  “Monday, December 3” through the end of novel
    • Write on 40 Book Challenge 2x
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Check 40 Book Challenge
    • Test over Tangerine, Part 3
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Journal Check
    • Complete plot diagram over novel
    • Friday
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

 

Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • No AOW this week
    • Begin reading Chps. 21-22–finish for HW
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Go over Chps. 21-22
    • Finish reading the End of part I:  Chps.23-24
    • Record SWTWC 1x on 40 BC
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Check 40 Book Challenge
    • Test over Part I:  Arrivals
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Journal Check
    • Finish Venn Diagram and Characterization Chart
    • Friday
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • CS-First:  Music and sound
  • Tuesday
    • Scholastic  Scope
  • Wednesday
    • Readtheory.org
      • Retake PreTest for DMAC recording
  • Thursday
    • PEP RALLY
    • Friday
  • STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

Lesson Plans for October 1-5

September26

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/RL
  • AOW:  “Attention Students:  Put Your Laptops Away”–due Friday
  • 6A (Conflict) Practice:  “Sylvia Tree Dancer”–read and work together
Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
  • Tangerine–”Thursday, November 2”-”Friday, November 10”
Wednesday
  • SSR/RL
  • Read tangerine
Thursday
  • SSR/RL
  • Read Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/RL
  • Grade AOW; turn in
  • Test over Tangerine, Part 2

 

  Advanced
Monday  
  • 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
Tuesday  
  • SSR/RL
  • Discuss the ominous tone in Chps. 1-3;
  • Venn Diagram over Jim/Will
  • HW:  Read Chps. 4-7
Wednesday  
  • SSR/RL
  • Characterization–create anchor chart in journal covering different methods of characterization–especially the use of character names
  • HW:  Read Chps. 8-11
Thursday  
  • SSR/RL
  • Discuss last night’s reading
  • Read and discuss–Chps. 12-14 together
Friday  
  • SSR/RL
  • Read and Discuss–Chps. 15-17
  • Turn in AOW

 

Power ELA
Monday    
  • CS-First:  Music and Sound
Tuesday    
  • Vocabulary.com–begin working on ‘100 words every middle schooler should know’
  • Make a list of missed words on index cards
Wednesday    
  • Readtheory.org-reading level work
Thursday    
  • Pep Rally
Friday    
  • CS-First:  Music and Sound

Lesson Plans for September 24-28

September20

 

Reading
Monday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • AOW:  Avoid the Back-to-school Plague of Cold and flu
  • Conflict review–create types of conflict pages in journal
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine (Wednesday, September 27-Saturday, November 4)
Wednesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on AOW
  • Early Release
Thursday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Read Tangerine
  • Write 3 Level 1 questions over AOW; Turn in
  Advanced
Monday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Tuesday
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on AOW
  • Early Release
Thursday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Work on Poster Projects
  • Watch Of Mice and Men
Friday  
  • SSR/RL/NW/Reading conferences
  • Poster Projects due
  • Write 3 Level 1 questions; Turn in
  • Turn in OMAM novels
  • Watch Trailer for Something Wicked This Way Comes–Hand out novels

 

  Power ELA
Monday    
  • CS-First:  Music and Sound
Tuesday  
  • Readworks.org
Wednesday    
  • readtheory.org
Thursday    
  • Pep Rally
Friday    
  • Cs-First:  Music and Sound

 

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
  •  
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 September 3-7

August31

 

Reading
Monday
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Plot Review–watch ‘Alma’ and ‘Presto’ to review Parts of plot
Wednesday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Thursday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Friday
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Read in Tangerine
Advanced
Monday  
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday  
  • SSR/Reading Log
  • Theme Interactive Journal pages
  • Introduction to Of Mice and Men
Wednesday  
    • SSR/Reading Log
    • Universal Screener
  • Of Mice and Men Hyperdoc
Thursday  
    • SSR/Reading Log
  • Of Mice and Men Hyperdoc
Friday
    • SSR/Reading Log
  • OMAM Sketchnotes pages in journal
  • Begin reading OMAM
  Power ELA
Monday  
  • Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday    
  • Quiz over “Island of Sorrow”
  • Are Your Fave Instagram Stars Trying to Trick You?”
    • Supporting a claim
Wednesday    
  • mobymax.com
Thursday    
  • Pep rally
Friday    
  • readtheory.org

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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