March 25-29

Monday- Students will finish reading “Refugee”. Then they will complete a Character crossword puzzle and begin a test review for the novel.

Tuesday-Complete the test review and take a quizizz to review the novel.

Wednesday-“Refugee” Escape room/Scavenger Hunt

Thursday-Test over Refugee

Friday-Begin Poetry Study-Notes

ADVANCED CLASS

Monday-Discussion on What is Art? and Why is it important? Begin Poetry PBL

Tuesday- Poetry Stations

Wednesday-Poetry Stations

Thursday-Work on Poetry Project

Friday- Finish Poetry Stations

Lesson Plans March 18-22

I hope everyone had a great Spring Break and got some rest. We are in our last 9 weeks of the school year!! It has gone by fast and the rest of the year will go by even faster. Buckle down and finish the year off strong!

Monday-Teacher work day

Tuesday-Friday: We are going to continue reading our novel “Refugee”. We should finish next week so try and be at school each day so you don’t miss anything that happens. Exciting things happening for Isabel, Mahmoud, and Josef!

ADVANCED CLASS

Monday-Teacher Work Day

Tuesday: Novel Projects Due.  Dystopian Scavenger Hunt with Novel Groups

Wednesday: Finish Scavenger Hunt if necessary. Present Projects.

Thursday: Present Projects.

Friday:”Matched” Novel group will present their project.

Lesson Plans February 4-8

Monday: Students will continue working on their Persuasive Text Analysis project. They have read an article and are now identifying the central argument and logical fallacies used.

Tuesday: Students will be creating an advertisement for their article.

Wednesday: Students will analyze the advertisement they created to explain choices they made. Any days that they have not completed will be homework. Completed poster is due Thursday.

Thursday: Students will be introduced to our new novel “Refugee”. They will complete an anticipation guide

Friday: Students will continue to work on the anticipation guide for “Refugee”

Monday and Tuesday of next week we will be having our benchmarks for Math and Reading.

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will continue working on their Persuasive Text Analysis project. They have read an article and are now identifying the central argument and logical fallacies used.

Tuesday: Students will be creating an advertisement for their article.

Wednesday: Students will analyze the advertisement they created to explain choices they made. Any days that they have not completed will be homework. Completed poster is due Thursday.

Thursday: Work in Novel Groups to complete assignment on Dystopian novels.

Friday: Read novel and catch up on packet responses.

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 October 29-November 2

Monday: Students will choose an Edgar Allan Poe story or poem to research. They will be looking for theme and symbols of his story. They will also be looking to identify what stories the symbols in our crime scene represent.

Tuesday: Students will create a project based on the story they chose. They will include two symbols from the story, the theme and two quotes.

Wednesday: Students will complete their projects and share them on Flipgrid. (Half Day for Students)

Thursday: Some classes will be finishing up projects. We will read Freak the Mighty and review Vocabulary for Chapters 9-25

Friday: Students will have a test over the vocabulary from Freak the Mighty chapters 9-25. We will read Freak the Mighty.

 

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will be placed in groups to prepare for a Mock Trial of the villain in “Tell-Tale Heart”. They will begin preparing the case and preparing for the trial.

Tuesday: Students will continue preparing for trial.

Wednesday: We will begin the trial of the Villain

Thursday: Continue trial if needed.

Friday: Discussion/Comparison of our two Holocaust Novels.

 

Lesson Plans October 15-19

Monday: Students will identify character traits and characteristics of Freak from our novel. Students will begin Figurative Language Stations to practice how an author uses figurative language in their writing. They will focus on personification, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and onomatopoeia. They will also complete a quiz over the first 10 chapters of “Freak the Mighty”.

Tuesday: Students will continue their station rotation.

Wednesday: Students will continue their station rotation.

Thursday: Students will finish up any work that they have not completed. Any missing assignments need to be turned in today.

Friday: Student Holiday

ADVANCED:

Monday: Students will write a skit as a group over a type of irony.

Tuesday: Students will perform their Irony Skits

Wednesday: Students will practice using Oxymorons.

Thursday: Test over Chapters 3-5 chapters of “Once” and Irony.

Friday: Student Holiday

Lesson Plans October 8-12

Monday:  Begin vocabulary for chapters 10-25.(words 1-10) Character Analysis for Freak. Complete Figurative Language Pre-Test.

Tuesday: Vocabulary Test Corrections. Continue new Vocabulary words (words 11-20). Take notes over Fig. Language.

Wednesday: Rotate through Figurative Language Stations

Thursday: Rotate through Figurative Language Stations

Friday: Rotate through Figurative Language Stations

ADVANCED:

Monday: Finish 100 Words quiz. Various Enrichment Activities.

Tuesday: Answer Questions in Groups over the 1st 5 chapters of Once.

Wednesday: Continue Answering Questions.

Thursday: Notes and Lesson over Irony.

Friday: Irony and Figurative Language Games

 

 

Lesson Plans October 1-5

Monday- Continue reading “Freak the Mighty”

Tuesday- Students will do a figurative language scavenger hunt in the novel. There will also be an open book quiz over the first 5 chapters of the novel.

Wednesday- We will begin a character analysis of the 2 main characters from the novel. We will continue to add to this as we read the book. Figurative Language sort.

Thursday- Vocabulary test over first 9 chapters. Continue reading the novel.

Friday- Quick write responses over novel. Vocabulary for chapters 10-25.

ADVANCED

Monday- Vocabulary crossword puzzle. Begin reading “Once”. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” will be read at home while “Once” will be read in class.

Tuesday- Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt. Read “Terrible Things”- Quick write explaining the meaning.

Wednesday- Holocaust artifact quest

Thursday- Figurative Language Sort. Novel Study Questions with groups. Continue reading Once

Friday- Begin Character Analysis of Zelda and Felix. Continue reading Once

Lesson Plans Sept 24-28

Monday: Students will begin thinking about some of the big themes from “Freak the Mighty”. They will also begin Vocabulary study for the novel.

Tuesday: Begin Research on bullying and Knights of the round table to create background knowledge for the novel.

Wednesday: Students will complete research and play a vocabulary game.

Thursday: We will begin reading “Freak the Mighty”

Friday: Students will begin a character analysis of the two main characters from “Freak the Mighty”.

ADVANCED

Monday: Students will begin research on the Holocaust in order to create background knowledge for our upcoming novel study.

Tuesday: Students will continue Webquest research.

Wednesday: Students will begin creating a One Pager to summarize what they have discovered about the Holocaust

Thursday: Continue One Pager on Holocaust

Friday: Present One Pagers.

Lesson Plans September 10-14

Monday: Students will review the RACE strategy for answering questions. Using that strategy, students will practice answering questions completely.**Anyone that failed the plot structure quiz on Friday can retake it today.

Tuesday: We will reflect on the events of September 11, 2001. Students will read about lives, and then they will learn about what happened to them on that fateful day. Some survived, some did not.

Wednesday: Students will learn new vocabulary for “The Mission” from Scholastic Magazine then read the story.

Thursday: Students will continue working on activities from “The Mission”. They will be looking at the plot and setting, making inferences on character traits and also making connections to it and an expository text.

Friday: Students will take notes on character traits.

ADVANCED:

Same as regular classes.