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.

Lesson Plans November 5-9

Monday-Students will be introduced to a technology unit on annotating articles digitally. Students will also be given a STAAR reading packet that will be homework and due on Friday.

Tuesday- Students will complete technology lesson

Wednesday- Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”

Thursday- Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”

Friday- Read and analyze an expository article on the New London school explosion in preparation for our Field Trip next week. *Homework Due

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will be introduced to a technology unit on annotating articles digitally. Take vocabulary test. Students will also be given a STAAR reading packet that will be homework and due on Friday.

Tuesday- Students will complete technology lesson

Wednesday- Continue Answering questions over “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

Thursday- Read “Once”.

Friday- Read and analyze an expository article on the New London school explosion in preparation for our Field Trip next week. *Homework Due

 

Great Final Projects

Students in my regular classes just finished creating a one page summary about an Edgar Allan Poe story of their choosing. They found symbols to represent theme, characters, setting or conflict. They illustrated it and included favorite lines from the story! I was very impressed with end results. I only had a few who did not turn theirs in yet, so hopefully they will turn it on Monday so they don’t receive a zero.

Students in my advanced class had a mock trial and had to decide if the villain in “The Tell-Tale Heart” was guilty of first degree murder or not guilty by reason of insanity. The lawyers on both sides did a great job, but the jury sided with the prosecution and decided the villain was guilty! It was a fun week and I hope the students enjoyed it as much as I did!

Enjoy looking at all the great work turned in!

1st period

 

2nd period

4th period

5th period

 

6th period

Vocabulary Homework

We will be having a vocabulary test tomorrow (11/2) over words from chapters 10-25 of Freak the Mighty. I have given students a practice page to use to study. If they didn’t finish it in class, they need to finish it for homework.

Their one-pager is also homework if they do finish it in class today.