Lesson Plans February 5-9

Monday- We will Present Rucksacks and define vocabulary from our novel

Tuesday- We will Present Rucksacks and define vocabulary from our novel

Wednesday- Begin reading “Letters From Rifka” (Section 1)

Thursday- Finish reading Section 1 and answer questions

Friday- Finish questions and begin Section 2 of the novel



Monday- Answer questions from “Harrison Bergeron” story.

Tuesday- Create Propaganda posters for “Harrison Bergeron”

Wednesday- Continue working on propaganda posters

Thursday- Complete posters and Begin Lit Circles on Dystopian Novel

Friday-Work in Lit circles

Super Bowl Ad Analysis Assignment

Just wanted to let you know that the Super Bowl Commercial analysis assigned as homework, is just for extra credit! I will replace your lowest grade with it if you choose to do it! If you can’t do it, don’t worry about it. It’s just a little extra credit that I thought would be fun! Have a great Super Bowl Sunday and see you tomorrow.

Lesson Plans Jan. 29-Feb 2

Monday: Universal Reading Level Screener. Introduce Rucksack Assignment (Due Monday, Feb 5th)

Tuesday: Introduce Immigration  through Discover Magazines for background knowledge on upcoming Novel study

Wednesday: Continue Immigration research

Thursday: Read “The Memory Coat”.  Vocabulary over “Letters From Rifka”

Friday: Super Bowl Ad Analysis


Monday: Universal Reading Level Screener.

Tuesday:Dystopian Genre Notes

Wednesday: Harrison Bergeron Short Story

Thursday: Complete H.B. short story

Friday: Super Bowl Ad Analysis

Notes for the week of January 22-26

Please remember that Wednesday, Jan 24th will be a regular day instead of an early release as previously planned.

Students are working on a project in class where they are reading a persuasive article then analyzing it using different methods. Each day will be a different assignment and they should be finishing it in class. If they don’t finish each day, it is homework. I have told them that it is easier to complete it each night they don’t finish so they don’t have 4 days worth of assignments to complete in a single night. They will have about 20 minutes on Thursday to complete any day that is incomplete, but that’s not a lot of time. Please encourage them to finish any work each night so they won’t be stressed about it come Thursday.


January 22-26

Monday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project

Tuesday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project

Wednesday: Persuasive Text Analysis Project 1/2 day for Students

Thursday: Finish Persuasive Text Analysis Project and Test Review

Friday:  Test over Persuasive Text

Introduce Rucksack Assignment (Regular Classes)

What is Dystopian Genre? (Pre-AP Class)

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