Lesson Plans January 14-18

Monday: Flocabulary assignment from last week is due. We will be reviewing text structures in non-fiction writing (Description, Cause and Effect, Problem and Solution, and Sequence.) Students will take notes in their journals.

Tuesday: Students will begin stations to practice text structures. They will be working on identifying which structure is used and why the author would use it.

Wednesday: Students will continue working on Stations

Thursday: Last Day of stations

Friday: Students will work with partners to “Name that Text Structure”. They will also complete an assignment to identify the structures.

ADVANCED: We will be beginning our Dystopian Genre Study this week. Students will be in literature circles to read a different novel. We will be doing this along with what the regular classes are doing so much of the reading will be done outside of class. 

Monday: Flocabulary assignment from last week is due. We will be reviewing text structures in non-fiction writing (Description, Cause and Effect, Problem and Solution, and Sequence.) Students will take notes in their journals. Read “Harrison Bergeron” and answer questions

Tuesday: Continue With “Harrison Bergeron” Story and questions

Wednesday: Create a Propaganda Poster for Harrison Bergeron.

Thursday: Continue working on propaganda poster.

Friday: Students will work with partners to “Name that Text Structure”. They will also complete an assignment to identify the structures. Share posters on Flipgrid and explain them.

Lesson Plans January 7-11

I hope everyone had a great Christmas break and you’re ready to get back into the swing of things!

Students will be working on a New Year’s Hyperdoc. They will be reflecting on 2018 and making goals for the new year. Students will be able to work at their own pace to complete the activities throughout the week.

They will also begin reading and analyzing poetry as one of their activities.

Lesson Plans December 17-20

Monday: Students will review vocabulary and concepts that will be on the Semester Exam.

Tuesday: 4th and 5th will take Semester Exam

Wednesday: 1st, 2nd, and 6th will take Semester Exam

Thursday: 3rd will take Semester Exam. ADVANCED STUDENTS: YOU WILL ALSO TAKE YOUR FINAL TEST OVER “THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS”! So be prepared!

Lesson Plans December 10-14

Monday: Students will read Non-Fiction Text about Industrial Revolution in order to gain some background knowledge before reading “A Christmas Carol”.

Tuesday: Read “A Christmas Carol” and answer questions.

Wednesday: Students will watch a play version of “A Christmas Carol” and answer questions regarding drama.

Thursday: Continue Watching “A Christmas Carol”.

Friday: Complete movie and questions over the book vs the movie.

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will complete theme activity from Friday. read Non-Fiction Text about Industrial Revolution in order to gain some background knowledge before reading “A Christmas Carol”.(Homework)

Tuesday: Read “A Christmas Carol” and answer questions.

Wednesday: Students will watch a play version of “A Christmas Carol” and answer questions regarding drama.

Thursday: Continue Watching “A Christmas Carol”.

Friday: Complete movie and questions over the book vs the movie.

Lesson Plans December 3-7

Monday: Students will begin watching “The Mighty” and do a comparison between the novel and the movie.

Tuesday: Students will continue watching the movie and answering questions.

Wednesday: Finish Movie.

Thursday: UIL- Only students participating in an event will attend school. 

Friday: Freaky Olympics!

ADVANCED CLASS:

Monday: Questions over “Once” due. Students will begin watching “The Boy in Striped Pajamas” and do a comparison between the novel and the movie.

Tuesday: Students will continue watching the movie and answering questions.

Wednesday: Finish Movie.

Thursday: UIL- Only students participating in an event will attend school. 

Friday: Theme activity over “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Lesson Plans November 26-November 30

Monday: Students will work on STAAR Reading packet using strategies. Anything not completed will be homework and due Friday.

Tuesday: Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”

Wednesday: Complete novel. Begin review sheet.

Thursday: Complete review sheet and play review game.

Friday: Test over “Freak the Mighty”

ADVANCED Class:

Monday: Field Trip to Holocaust Museum in Dallas

Tuesday: Complete Museum Questions.

Wednesday: Novel Discussion groups.

Thursday: Novel work over “Once”.

Friday: Novel work over “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Holocaust Museum Details (ADVANCED CLASS ONLY)

When: Monday, November 26th. We will leave promptly at 7:15, if you aren’t there we aren’t waiting on you.

Why: We will be touring the Holocaust Museum to help understand what the characters went through in the the novels we are reading.

What to bring: Bring money if you want something at Buc-ee’s Store on the way and money for lunch at Corner Street Bakery.

See you all in the morning!

Announcement for Advanced class ONLY

On Monday, November 26th our advanced reading students will be attending a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas. Students MUST turn in their permission form by THIS FRIDAY -NOVEMBER 16TH!

WE WILL LEAVE BRIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY MORNING AT 7:15!! SO DON’T BE LATE!

The museum admission is paid for but students will need to bring money for lunch at Corner Street Bakery.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.

Lesson Plans November 12-16

Monday-Students will be introduced to a technology unit on Google Slides. Students will also be given receive a list of vocabulary words to study for the week. There will be a test on Friday. Make Corrections on STAAR packet from last week.

Tuesday- Make corrections to homework.

Wednesday-Continue Homework Corrections

Thursday-Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”

Friday- Field Trip to New London

ADVANCED CLASS

Monday-Students will be introduced to a technology unit on Google Slides. Students will also be given receive a list of vocabulary words to study for the week. There will be a test on Friday. Make Corrections on STAAR packet from last week.

Tuesday- Make corrections to homework.

Wednesday-Continue Homework Corrections

Thursday-Continue Reading Holocaust novels.

Friday- Field Trip to New London

 

Weekly Plan

Beginning this week students will receive a STAAR Reading packet to work on. I will give them out on Monday and they will be due on Friday. They will have one every other week. The week they don’t have a packet, they will have vocabulary words to study and practice with a test on Friday.

I believe it is important to see the structure of STAAR questions and get used to them so by the time May rolls around, the test is no big deal. Students are also week on vocabulary, typically because they do not read much. I am going to try and expose them to as many words as possible this year in hopes that they will have a larger vocabulary and therefore be more successful.

I have told the students if they need help with anything in the packet, they can come see me before school, during enrichment, during 8th period and after school and I will be glad to help them. This means they can’t wait until Thursday night to complete it.