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Lesson Plans for December 3-7

November29

 

Reading/Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • 40 Book Challenge conferences  
    • Complete ‘pre-reading’ choice board activities over “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Begin reading “The Scarlet Ibis”–work on/complete ‘During reading’ choice board activities
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Begin reading “The Scarlet Ibis”–work on/complete ‘During reading’ choice board activities
  • Thursday
    • UIL
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Work on/Complete ‘After Reading’  choice board activities

 

 

Power ELA
  • Work on Checklist for the week
    • 20 minutes on vocabulary.com
    • Pass 5 passages on readtheory.org
    • Complete article on readworks.org together
    • 10 minutes on freerice.com
    • Create a web using the prefix ‘anti’ and five words which use it
    • Write sentences for each ‘anti’  word

Lesson Plans for November 26-30

November16

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  Here’s How to survive the zombie Apocalypse
    • Videos over the zombie apocalypse
    • Videos over surviving the zombie apocalypse
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • 40 Book Challenge Conferences
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Pre-Reading Activities for “Charles”–Make a list of kindergarten rules; what makes a good kindergarten student/bad kindergarten student
    • Begin reading “Charles” by Shirley Jackson
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Finish reading “Charles”
    • Complete inferencing activity
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Grade/Turn in AOW
    • TED Talks:  The Bridge
Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • 40 Book Challenge conferences
    • AOW:  5 habits to live a decade longer
    • TED Talks:  The Bridge
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • “The Ransom of Red Chief”
    • Exit Slips:  Identify 1 example of verbal irony and 1 example of situational irony
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Questions over “The Ransom of Red Chief”
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • “The Lottery”–Identify the situational irony in the story
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Grade/Turn in AOW
    • Hold classroom lottery
    • Questions over “The Lottery”

 

Power ELA
  • Work on Checklist for the week
    • 20 minutes on vocabulary.com
    • Pass 5 passages on readtheory.org
    • Complete article on readworks.org together
    • 10 minutes on freerice.com
    • Create a web using the root ‘auto’ and five words which use it
    • Write sentences for each ‘auto’ word

Lesson Plans for November 12-16

November8

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “These 5 Healthy Habits could help you Live a Decade Longer”–due Friday
    • Read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Questions over “The Lottery”
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Questions over “LTTS”
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Grade AOW
    • Finish questions from Thursday

 

 

Advanced Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “Here’s How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse”
    • Watch Zombie Apocalypse video from youtube.com
    • Irony activity–create a class presentation using internet memes which illustrate different types of irony
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Zombie Apocalypse Science
    • Begin reading the graphic novella:  Preparedness 101:  Zombie Pandemic from cdc.org
  • Wednesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Finish the graphic novella
    • Finish irony activity from Monday
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Grade AOW
    • Questions over “The Lottery”
    • TED Talks:  The Bridge Puzzle

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Checklist for the week:
      • Pass 5 passages on readtheory.org
      • Together, complete “Veterans’ Day Facts”
      • Work for 15 minutes on freerice.com (english vocabulary)
      • Find words using the root ‘audio’
      • Write a sentence using each ‘audio’ word
  • Tuesday
    • Work on checklist
  • Wednesday
    • Work on checklist
  • Thursday
    • Work on checklist
  • Friday
    • Work on checklist/Free Device Friday (once checklist is finished)

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 October 29-November 2

October25

 

Reading
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “Scared Out of Your Mind”–due Friday
    • Read and Discuss “The Landlady” by Roald Dahl
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Questions over “The Landlady”
    • Just for fun:  “Nightdrive” and “The Elevator”
  • Wednesday
    • CREEPY STORIES
    • Early Release
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read and discuss “Button, Button” by Richard Matheson
    • Watch youtube video
  • Friday
    • Grade and Turn in AOW
    • SSR/Reading Conferences/RL
Advanced
  • Monday
    • SSR/RL
    • AOW:  “Scared Out of Your Mind”–due Friday
    • Read and discuss Chps. 40-42
  • Tuesday
    • SSR/RL
    • Read and discuss Chps. 43-44–
  • Wednesday
    • CREEPY STORIES
    • TURN IN CAROUSEL HORSES
  • Thursday
    • SSR/RL
    • Test over SWTWC–Part II
  • Friday
    • SSR/RL
    • Chps. 45-48
Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Begin Working on Checklist activities for this week
      • 1 SRA Story
      • Pass 5 passages on Readtheory.org
      • Vocabulary.com assignments
      • Play freerice.com for 10 minutes
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Wednesday
    • EARLY RELEASE
  • Thursday
    • Work on Checklist
  • Friday
    • Work on checklist/Free device Friday

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
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