Lesson Plans September 16-20

Monday: Introduce “Freak The Mighty”. Bias activity

Tuesday: “FTM” vocabulary practice. King Arthur introduction to create background knowledge for novel.

Wednesday: Continue King Arthur study.

Thursday: vocabulary practice. Read chapters 1 and 2 of “Freak the Mighty”.

Friday: Take notes on Character Traits. Read Chapter 3

ADVANCED:

Monday: Mini-Lesson over Irony. Read “The Most Dangerous Game”

Tuesday: Answer Questions over “The Most Dangerous Game”

Wednesday: “The Most Dangerous Game” CSI activity

Thursday: Read “The Terrible Things” Answer questions.

Friday: Holocaust Webquest

Lesson Plans September 9-13

Monday: Test Review over Plot/Setting. Vocabulary practice over plot terms on vocabulary.com

Tuesday: Complete any assignments given. Discuss answers for Test Review

Wednesday:  Intro to “Freak the Mighty”

Thursday: Test over Plot/Setting

Friday: “Freak the Mighty” vocabulary. Introduce Reading Blogs.

ADVANCED

Monday: Test Review over Plot/Setting. Vocabulary practice over plot terms on vocabulary.com

Tuesday: Complete any assignments given. Discuss answers for Test Review

Wednesday: Vocabulary and Introduction “The Most Dangerous Game”.

Thursday: Test over Plot/Setting

Friday: Read “The Most Dangerous Game”. Answer questions for homework.

Lesson Plans September 2-6

Regular and Advanced Classes

Monday- Labor Day Holiday. NO SCHOOL

Tuesday- Setting: How does Setting affect the plot? Flocabulary Assignment.

Wednesday: Students will read a short chapter of a book and draw the setting that is described.

Thursday: First Football Game: Outsmart the Eagles (dress like a Nerd) Complete Flocabulary Assignment or setting assignment.

Friday: Setting Assignment on StudySync

Lesson Plans August 26-30

Monday: We will review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Tuesday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Wednesday: Finish Plot Paper. Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”

Thursday: Classes will go to library to check out books.

Friday: Escape from Plot Mountain escape room

ADVANCED CLASS:

Monday: Outsiders Escape Room/Present Character Projects

Tuesday: “Outsiders” Test

Wednesday: Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”. Present Character Projects

Thursday: go to library to check out books. review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Friday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Lesson Plans August 19-23

We had a great start to our school year last week and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone throughout our time together!

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts.

Wednesday: Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Thursday: Continue reading assessment.

Friday: Genre Practice-Do we read differently based on the type of text we are reading?

ADVANCED:

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts. Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Wednesday: Outsiders Character study- Students will work in groups to analyze the characters in The Outsiders

Thursday: Continue Character study

Friday: Finish and Present Character study

Test over novel will be Monday (August 26th)! Review novel over the weekend 

Lesson Plans August 15-16

Welcome back to School! I am so excited for our year and can’t wait to get started!

Thursday: I will be taking up supplies and students will be completing a get to know you activity as well as having a Scavenger Hunt to get familiar with our classroom!

Friday: Students will use a STEM activity to go over our classroom rules and expectations.

Welcome to 7th grade Reading

It’s been a fun summer, but I am so excited to get this year kicked off! We are going to be doing a lot of reading this year and working on thinking deeper. This is my 3rd year teaching at White Oak and my 8th year teaching in all.  I was a 13 year Roughneck and walked these very halls as a middle school student. After experiencing other districts, I can honestly  say that WO is the best school around.

My goal is to create an environment that fosters communication, collaboration and critical thinking. I hope students enjoy coming to my class, but it’s not going to be easy! I believe ALL students can learn if they put forth the effort. I want to push everyone to their next level (whatever level that may be for each student).

I look forward to a great year and working with all these Roughnecks!

Information for Advanced class Summer Reading!

For those of you wanting to be in advanced reading class for the 2019/20 school year make sure you are getting your assignments done. You should have completed most of the Pre-reading activities by now and beginning to read the book. You have a question over each chapter you must answer.

Remember everything must be completed and submitted by August 9th in order for you to be in the advanced class.

Email me if you have any questions or concerns. [email protected]

Welcome to 7th Grade Reading!

It’s been a fun summer, but I am so excited to get this year kicked off! We are going to be doing a lot of reading this year and working on thinking deeper. This is my 2nd year teaching at White Oak and my 7th year teaching in all.  I was a 13 year Roughneck and walked these very halls as a middle school student. After experiencing other districts, I can honestly  say that WO is the best school around.

My goal is to create an environment that fosters communication, collaboration and critical thinking. I hope students enjoy coming to my class, but it’s not going to be easy! I believe ALL students can learn if they put forth the effort. I want to push everyone to their next level (whatever level that may be for each student).

I look forward to a great year and working with all these Roughnecks!

Summer Assignments for Advanced Reading for 2018-19

Welcome to Advanced Reading! Each week, on Thursday, an assignment over “The Outsiders” will be posted. Most of the time it will be a discussion question or a short assignment. It will be due the following Wednesday.

I completely understand that a lot of people will be out of town throughout the summer, so if you miss an assignment here and there, it’s ok. Just try and catch up. Again, it will mostly be just discussion questions so as long as you are reading the book, you should be fine and the assignment not difficult.

This first week it is an assignment to help you get acquainted  with the time period.

If you haven’t joined my Google Classroom yet, I have sent an email link for you to join and here is the class code: tqbxzp2

If you don’t participate and complete these assignments, you won’t be able to be in advanced reading in the fall.

Hope you have a great summer and I’m looking forward to your thoughts on “The Outsiders”!