Lesson Plans August 27-31

Monday: Introduction of the Book of Month assignment.

Tuesday: TED Talk Tuesday: We will watch a TED talk and analyze the meaning and how it can relate to us. We will also begin a universal screener to determine reading levels.

Wednesday: We will complete the universal screener.

Thursday:We will review the Plot Diagram and the different parts of plot. Students will rotate through different plot stations to practice the skill

Friday: Finish up plot stations.

Lesson Plans August 20-24

Monday: Set up Notebooks, Read “Thank you Mr. Falker” and practice reader’s response

Tuesday: Universal Screener

Wednesday: Why do we read? Discuss reading strategies, stations to practice

Thursday: Continue Reading Strategy Stations

Friday: Book Tasting!

Advanced Reading:

Monday: Set up Notebooks, Read “Thank you Mr. Falker” and practice reader’s response, discuss “Outsiders” project

Tuesday: “Outsiders” test

Wednesday: Why do we read? Discuss reading strategies, stations to practice

Thursday: Universal Screener

Friday: Book Tasting!

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!