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Lesson Plans for January 22-26

January18

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
  • SSR
    Read and discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  Identify examples of situational irony
  • Answer questions over “The Lottery”
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”
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Early Release
Thursday
  • 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”
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 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 13-17

November9

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Complete Activity 2–Advanced Searches
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Begin Activity3–Coding a Welcome Page
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and Develop a  Topic
      • Complete Activity 3–Coding a Welcome Page
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Finish Applied Digitals Skills–Research a topic;
      • Activity 4–Complete Reflections
  • Friday
    • Write-In–work on your novel for NaNoWriMo

PreAP

  • Monday
    • SSR
    • Test over Part III of SWTWC
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
      • Activity 1–Write a Fake News Article; What makes for a credible source
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/Finish Test, If needed
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
      • Activity 2–
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Work on Applied Digitals Skills–Research and develop a topic
  • Friday
    • Write-In–work on your novel for NaNoWriMo

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • This week’s checklist will be a turkey–each activity will be a feather to add to the turkey’s tail–Activities must be done in order
      • Write your vocabulary words on your turkey.  Color it.
      • Make flash cards of your vocabulary words
      • Write 5 sentences–each on a different feather–using your vocab words.  Color and add to your turkey
      • Complete a SRA story–write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey.
      • Choose one game from spellingcity.com.  Write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey
      • Complete the spelling bee on vocabulary.com–write your score on a feather, color it, and add it to your turkey
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Wednesday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Thursday
    • Work on Turkey
  • Friday
    • Work on Turkey

Lesson Plans for October 30-November 3

October27

 

Reading
  • SSR
  • Types of Characters in Journal/ Practice using characters from Tangerine
  • Discuss Character Archetypes in preparation for NaNoWriMo
  • SSR
  • Halloween Stories
  • SSR
  • Skype with author–Alexander London
  • SSR
  • Test over Part 3 of Tangerine
  • SSR
  • Finish Test if needed
  • Put answers from test into DMAC
  • Short Story Notes
PreAP
  • SSR
  • Review Character archetypes in preparation for NaNoWriMo
  • Discuss Chp. 40-41 in SWTWC
  • Hw:  Chp. 42-43
  • SSR
  • Turn in Carousel Horses
  • Halloween Stories
  • Discuss Chp. 42-43
  • HW:  Chp. 44
  • SSR
  • Skype with author–Alexander London
  • SSR
  • Test over Part II of SWTWC
  • SSR
  • Put answers into DMAC
  • Read Chp. 45-47
Power ELA
  • 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
  • Work on Checklist
  • Early release
  • Work on Checklist
  • 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 October 2-6

September28

 

PreAP
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • No AOW this week
    • Gallery Walk of OMAM Posters; “I Like/I Learned…” statements page
    • Finish up Character Archetype, theme, and Sketchnoting pages in Journal
    • Take up novels
  • Tuesday
    • 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
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Discuss the ominous tone in Chps. 1-3;
    • Venn Diagram over Jim/Will
    • HW:  Read Chps. 4-7
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Characterization–create anchor chart in journal covering different methods of characterization–especially the use of character names
    • HW:  Read Chps. 8-11
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Discuss last night’s reading
    • Read and discuss–Chps. 12-14 together
Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR
    • No AOW this week
    • Read and discuss Tangerine:  “Wednesday, September 27-”Wednesday, October 3”
  • Tuesday
    • SSR
    • PreTest over 6A;  “Sylvia Tree Dancer”
  • Wednesday
    • SSR
    • Work on 9 Weeks’ Assignments:  AOW Response, Reading Response, Book Blurb, 40 Book Challenge
  • Thursday
    • SSR
    • Read silently–Tangerine:  “Tuesday, October 3”-”Thursday, October 5”
    • Question:  What do we learn from the flashback in today’s reading? (Go beyond the text)
  • Friday
    • SSR
    • Read and Discuss in Tangerine:  “Thursday, November 2”- “Sunday, November 5”
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