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Lesson Plans for February 19-23

February15

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
  • HOLIDAY
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • UNWRAP Strategy in Journal
  • Use UNWRAP on first story of Benchmark II
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Poetry Terms
Thursday
  • SSR
  • Poetry Notes
Friday
  • READING RESPONSE DUE
  • SSR
  • First Chapter Friday:  The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds
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Lesson Plans for February 12-16

February7

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • Go over from The View from Saturday and ‘A Little Common Courtesy, Please” from Benchamrk I
Tuesday
  • Math Benchmark
Wednesday
  • Reading Benchmark
Thursday
  • SSR
  • Read and Discuss “The Most Dangerous Game”
Friday
  • SSR
  • First Chapter Friday:  Audacity
  • Finish “the most Dangerous Game”

 

Power ELA
  • Monday
    • Main Idea and Theme
      • Tips 1-4
    • readtheory.org/mindplay.com
  • Tuesday
    • Main Idea and Theme
    • Tips 5-7
  • Wednesday
    • Puzzles
  • Thursday
    • Main Idea and Theme
      • Math’s Past
    • readtheory.org/mindplay.com
  • Friday
    • Free Device Day–no failures or zeroes
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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 29-February 2

January25

 

Reading/PreAP Reading
Monday
  • SSR
  • Hand out AOW:  “Former NFLers Call for End to Tackle Football for Kids”
  • Universal Screener on Mobymax.com
Tuesday
  • SSR
  • Go over Benchmark passage “Skies over Sweetwater”
Wednesday
  • SSR
  • Review parts of plot in journal
  • Discuss the butterfly effect/chaos theory
  • Begin Reading “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury
Thursday
  • SSR
  • Finish reading “A Sound of Thunder”
  • Using sticky notes, place events on wall/plot diagram
  • Answer questions over “A Sound of Thunder”
Friday
  • SSR
  • Turn in and Grade AOW using Checklist
  • Create a Plot Diagram for ASoT
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Early Release Day Cancelled

January19

Due to being out for bad weather this week, the early release scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 has been cancelled.  It will be a regular school day.

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Lesson Plans for January 22-26

January18

 

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

  • SSR
    Read and discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson.  Identify examples of situational irony
  • Answer questions over “The Lottery”
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”
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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
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Parent Letter

January9

Your student will be bringing home a letter today which addresses guidelines we will be strictly enforcing during the new semester.  Please read and discuss it with your child.  The bottom portion is to be signed and returned by Friday, January 12th.

I am attaching a copy in case yours doesn’t make it home.  Responsibility Letter for 8th graders

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Important Dates for This 9 Weeks

January8

Your students have 3 assignments that will be due at the end of this 9 weeks.

  • Friday, February 23–Reading Response–This is a response to a part in a book that they have read for their 40 Book Challenges this 9 weeks.  It is to be completed in their journals following the guidelines I have provided for them.
  • Monday, February 26–AOW Response–This is a response to 1 of their AOWs from this 9 weeks.  It is to be completed in their journals following the guidelines I have provided for them.
  • Friday, March 2–40 Book Challenge–Students are to have read 10 books for their 40 Book Challenge this 9 weeks.  Books should be recorded neatly and completely in the appropriate genre section on their 40 BC charts in their journals.  THIS IS A TEST GRADE.

I will be reminding them of these dates as we go through the grading period, but reminding them at home would be a great help.

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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
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