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!

Semester Exam

Semester Exams are this week so that means it’s almost Christmas!!

Students did not receive an exam review for reading because there is really not much they actually study for. There are not facts to be memorized or steps to learn. It is simply reading a passage and being able to understand it and analyze it.

Students need to bring their reading journal and charged Chromebook to my class for their exam.

Good luck to everyone and “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Exam Schedule:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday
4th                7:55-9:15 1st               7:55-9:15 3rd                7:55-9:15
2nd               9:20-9:25 2nd              9:20-9:25 2nd               9:20-9:25
5th                9:30-10:50 2nd            9:30-10:50 7th               9:30-10:50
Lunch          10:55-11:25 6th           10:55-12:15 8th            10:55-12:15
Study Hall   11:30-12:15 Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch

Lesson Plans 12/11-12/15

ALL Classes

Monday-Take a Quizizz on Text Structures. Read articles on Gingerbread houses and identify the text structure used.

Tuesday-Work on Gingerbread House Foldable. (Article of the Week Due tomorrow)

Wednesday- As a class, build a Gingerbread House using an expository text in Sequence Form. (Article of the Week Due)

Thursday- Continue building a Gingerbread House using an expository text in Sequence Form

Friday- Judge  Gingerbread Houses. Exam Review

Lesson Plans 12/4-12/8

Monday- Students will complete any work from last week that they did not complete. Work with a partner to complete a Non-fiction practice Quiz

Tuesday- Watch an Episode of CNN Student News. Paying attention to the different stories, decide what the purpose of it was and structure they used. (Article of the Week is Due Tomorrow!)

Wednesday- Article of the Week is Due. 2nd Article is assigned. Non-Fiction Stations

Thursday-Continue Non-Fiction stations

Friday- Finish Stations. Quiz on Google Classroom over Non-Fiction



Monday-Finish Watching “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Tuesday- “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” test review

Wednesday- “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” test Article of the Week Assigned (Due next Wednesday)

Thursday- Expository Text Structures-Create Chart

Friday-Expository Practice Pages

Article of the Week

Beginning November 29th students will be given an article of the week to complete. The assignment is due the following Wednesday. Each article will be non-fiction and they are expected to highlight, underline, circle, take notes, etc as they read. If there are words that are not understood, look them up.

There will be around 5 short answer questions for them to answer as well as a summary and 2-3 questions that must be answered using the RACE format.

Parents are welcome to help students understand the article or explain certain aspects, but please don’t answer the questions for them.

Expository text is sometimes hard for students to understand, so this is a great way for them to practice and be exposed to different articles.

Late work will not be accepted and it will be a grade (hopefully a good one) each week.

The assignment is in Google Classroom so they have access to it at all times and can’t lose it.

Lesson Plans 11/27-12/1

Monday: View Slides over R.A.C.E. Strategy for answering questions and glue in Notes to Reading Journal.

Tuesday: Independent Practice with R.A.C.E.  Review Article of the Week assignment that will begin this week.

Wednesday: Expository text Introduction. Take Notes in Reading Journal

Thursday: Review Organizational Patterns used in Expository Text

Friday: Practice Quiz over Organizational Patterns. Identify Examples of each organizational pattern


Monday: Field Trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas

Tuesday: Gallery Walk Project for Novel

Wednesday: Complete Gallery Walk

Thursday: Watch the movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Friday: Finish movie

Pre-AP Field Trip

Students in the Pre-AP class will be taking a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas on Monday, November 27th. Permission forms went home on Monday. Please send those back along with the $11.80 for lunch at Spaghetti Warehouse by Thursday, November 16th.

Parents are welcome to join us, but you will need to meet us there or follow the bus.

We will be leaving by 7:15 so please meet us in front of the middle school by 7:15! We will return between 3:30-4:00.

For more information on the museum:


Test Wednesday

Students in the regular classes will be having a test Wednesday over “Freak the Mighty”. They will be completing a couple of crossword puzzles in class for review and will use these to study. If they did not finish in class, they will be bringing it home for homework. It is DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14.