Lesson Plans Feb. 26-March 2

Monday-Complete Benchmark Review. Complete “Letters from Rifka” questions over sections 1 and 2.

Tuesday-Read Section 3 of “Letters from Rifka”

Wednesday-1/2 day Questions over Section 3

Thursday- “Letters from Rifka” Quiz

Friday- Read Section 4 of “Letters from Rifka”


Monday-Complete Benchmark Review. Summary questions over 1st section of Dystopian novels. Individual activity.

Tuesday- Group Activity over Dystopian Novels

Wednesday-1/2 day Complete Group Activity

Thursday-Read Section 2 of Novel

Friday- Lesson over Setting. Why is setting important?


Lesson Plans Feb. 19-23

Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: Read “Letters from Rifka”

Wednesday: Character Motivation-What are Rifka’s motivations?

Thursday: Review Benchmark Test

Friday: Complete Section 2 Questions over Rifka, continue Reading



Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: Divide up Dystopian Novels into readable sections, begin packet

Wednesday: Character Motivation-What are the motivations of our main character in our novels?

Thursday: Review Benchmark Test

Friday: How does setting play a role in our stories?



Lesson Plans February 5-9

Monday- We will Present Rucksacks and define vocabulary from our novel

Tuesday- We will Present Rucksacks and define vocabulary from our novel

Wednesday- Begin reading “Letters From Rifka” (Section 1)

Thursday- Finish reading Section 1 and answer questions

Friday- Finish questions and begin Section 2 of the novel



Monday- Answer questions from “Harrison Bergeron” story.

Tuesday- Create Propaganda posters for “Harrison Bergeron”

Wednesday- Continue working on propaganda posters

Thursday- Complete posters and Begin Lit Circles on Dystopian Novel

Friday-Work in Lit circles

Super Bowl Ad Analysis Assignment

Just wanted to let you know that the Super Bowl Commercial analysis assigned as homework, is just for extra credit! I will replace your lowest grade with it if you choose to do it! If you can’t do it, don’t worry about it. It’s just a little extra credit that I thought would be fun! Have a great Super Bowl Sunday and see you tomorrow.

Lesson Plans Jan. 29-Feb 2

Monday: Universal Reading Level Screener. Introduce Rucksack Assignment (Due Monday, Feb 5th)

Tuesday: Introduce Immigration  through Discover Magazines for background knowledge on upcoming Novel study

Wednesday: Continue Immigration research

Thursday: Read “The Memory Coat”.  Vocabulary over “Letters From Rifka”

Friday: Super Bowl Ad Analysis


Monday: Universal Reading Level Screener.

Tuesday:Dystopian Genre Notes

Wednesday: Harrison Bergeron Short Story

Thursday: Complete H.B. short story

Friday: Super Bowl Ad Analysis

Notes for the week of January 22-26

Please remember that Wednesday, Jan 24th will be a regular day instead of an early release as previously planned.

Students are working on a project in class where they are reading a persuasive article then analyzing it using different methods. Each day will be a different assignment and they should be finishing it in class. If they don’t finish each day, it is homework. I have told them that it is easier to complete it each night they don’t finish so they don’t have 4 days worth of assignments to complete in a single night. They will have about 20 minutes on Thursday to complete any day that is incomplete, but that’s not a lot of time. Please encourage them to finish any work each night so they won’t be stressed about it come Thursday.


January 22-26

Monday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project

Tuesday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project

Wednesday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project 1/2 day for Students

Thursday: Finish Persuasive Text Analysis Project and Test Review

Friday:  Test over Persuasive Text

Introduce Rucksack Assignment (Regular Classes)

What is Dystopian Genre? (Pre-AP Class)

Lesson Plans January 8-12

All Classes:

Monday: Students will go to the library for Text Feature scavenger Hunt

Tuesday: Text Features Escape Room! Which class can “escape” the quickest!

Wednesday: Quizizz over Text Features. Notes over persuasive techniques

Thursday: “I Have a Dream” analysis

Friday: “I Have a Dream” analysis

Monday will be a holiday for MLK day!