Lesson Plans April 8-13

Monday: Complete Comparison of movie to Letters from Rifka novel.

Tuesday: STAAR Writing Test

Wednesday: Analyze poetry using blackout method

Thursday: Introduce Research Project

Friday: Go to Library and learn about Research methods

Pre-AP

Monday: Complete Section 4 of Novel Study. Discuss Dystopian societies from the 5 different Novels.

Tuesday: STAAR Writing Test

Wednesday: Analyze poetry using blackout method

Thursday: Introduce Research Project

Friday: Go to Library and learn about Research methods

Lesson Plans April 2-6

Monday: Grade Homework from Last Week. Receive new STAAR passage. Analyze “Patience Taught by Nature” and “Swallows”

Tuesday: Poetry Stations

Wednesday: Poetry Stations

Thursday: STAAR PASSAGE DUE Complete Poetry Stations

Friday: Grade Homework. Test Strategies Game

Pre-AP

Monday: Grade Homework from Last Week. Receive new STAAR passage. Analyze “Patience Taught by Nature” and “Swallows”

Tuesday: Poetry Stations

Wednesday: Poetry Stations

Thursday: STAAR PASSAGE DUE Complete Group work for last section of Novel

Friday: Final Novel activities

Lesson Plans March 26-30

Monday: Complete Questions from Friday

Tuesday: HOMEWORK IS DUE TODAY Poet vs Poet competition: The Stream vs. He Made This Screen- analyze the 2 poems

Wednesday: Vote for favorite Poem. Review Homework.

Thursday: Analyze Patience Taught by Nature vs. Swallows. Vote for favorite.

Friday: Good Friday-NO SCHOOL

 

Pre-AP

Monday: Complete Questions from Friday

Tuesday: HOMEWORK IS DUE TODAY Poet vs Poet competition: The Stream vs. He Made This Screen- analyze the 2 poems

Wednesday: Vote for favorite Poem. Review Homework.

Thursday: Section 4 of Novel-Summary and individual practice due. Work on Group Activity

Friday: Good Friday-NO SCHOOL

Lesson Plans March 19-23

Monday: Teacher Work Day

Tuesday: RIFKA CHOICE BOARD DUE

Escape Room!-How quickly can you escape?

Introduce Poetry March Madness

Wednesday: Complete Escape Room (If needed)

Poet vs. Poet Day 1

Thursday: Poet vs. Poet Day 2 and Day 3

STAAR Passages homework will be passed out DUE NEXT TUESDAY (3/27)

Friday: Poet vs. Poet Day 4

Take Notes on Reading strategies and proving answers

 

Pre-AP

Monday: Teacher Work Day

Tuesday: Escape Room!-How quickly can you escape?

Introduce Poetry March Madness

Wednesday: Complete Escape Room (If needed)

Part 3 Summary and Group Activity

Poet vs. Poet Day 1

Thursday: Poet vs. Poet Day 2 and Day 3

STAAR Passages homework will be passed out DUE NEXT TUESDAY (3/27)

Friday: Poet vs. Poet Day 4

Part 4 Group Activity

Take Notes on Reading strategies and proving answers

Lesson Plans Feb. 19-23

Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: Read “Letters from Rifka”

Wednesday: Character Motivation-What are Rifka’s motivations?

Thursday: Review Benchmark Test

Friday: Complete Section 2 Questions over Rifka, continue Reading

 

Pre-AP

Monday: President’s Day Holiday

Tuesday: Divide up Dystopian Novels into readable sections, begin packet

Wednesday: Character Motivation-What are the motivations of our main character in our novels?

Thursday: Review Benchmark Test

Friday: How does setting play a role in our stories?

 

 

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

 

Pre-AP

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

Lesson Plans 11/13-11/17

Monday- Finish Novel and work on reviewing novel for test

Tuesday-Complete Novel Test Review

Wednesday-Test over “Freak the Mighty”

Thursday- Watch the movie, “The Mighty” and compare/contrast with the book

Friday-Finish watching movie.

Have a great Thanksgiving Break next week!

PRE-AP

Monday-Complete novel analysis of “The Boy In the Striped Pajamas”

Tuesday-Read Novel and Answer questions

Wednesday- Read Novel and Answer questions

Thursday-Novel Gallery Walk project

Friday-Introduce Final Novel Project. Prepare for Field trip to Holocaust Museum in Dallas on Monday!

Have a great Thanksgiving Break next week!

 

Lesson Plans 10/30-11/2

Monday: Finish Analyzing the Poem “Friendships”

Tuesday: (Halloween) Read “3:15 Things That Go Bump in the Night”.  Answer Plot Questions

Wednesday: Read “Freak the Mighty”. Answer Reader Response Questions

Thursday: Read “Freak the Mighty”. Answer Reader Response Questions

Friday: Common Assessment

Pre-AP

Monday: Analyze Poem “Beginning of the End” Make comparisons to “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”.

Tuesday: (Halloween) Read “Tell Tale Heart” in Scope Magazine.  Answer Plot Questions

Wednesday: Read “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. Answer Reader Response Questions

Thursday: Read “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. Answer Reader Response Questions

Friday: Common Assessment

Lesson Plans 10/23-10/27

Monday- Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”. Identify and explain figurative language in the upcoming chapters.

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Wear Red

Tuesday- Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”. TPCASTT strategy for poetry.  Compare/Contrast Poem “Friends” with novel

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Hawaiian Theme

Wednesday- Continue Poetry Compare/Contrast assignment

Red Ribbon Week Theme- College shirt/Crazy Socks

Thursday- Continue Reading “Freak the Mighty”. Work with partner to answer reader’s response questions.

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Super Hero (No Pep Rally)

Friday- Theme Lesson-Begin talking about what the theme of this book might be and how there can be several.

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Neon Day

 

Pre-AP

Monday- Work on Fractured Fairy Tale-Try and finish

Tuesday- Continue Reading “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. TPCASTT strategy for poetry.  Compare/Contrast Poem “Beginning of the End” with novel

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Hawaiian Theme

Wednesday- Continue Poetry Compare/Contrast assignment

Red Ribbon Week Theme- College shirt/Crazy Socks

Thursday- Continue Reading “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”. Work with partner to answer reader’s response questions.

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Super Hero (No Pep Rally)

Friday- Theme Lesson-Begin talking about what the theme of this book might be and how there can be several.

Red Ribbon Week Theme- Neon Day

Lesson Plans 10/9-10/13

Monday- Finish up questions on Chapters 1-6 of Freak the Mighty. 

Tuesday-  Powerpoint over Figurative Language, Tone and Mood and Theme. Students will be taking notes in the Reading Journals.

Wednesday- Stations to practice Figurative Language, Mood and Tone, and Theme

Thursday-Stations to practice Figurative Language, Mood and Tone

Friday- Game Day! Games over Figurative Language, Tone, Mood, Point of view and Theme

Pre-AP

Monday- Finish up questions on Chapters 1-4 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Tuesday- Powerpoint over Figurative Language, Tone and Mood and Theme. Students will be taking notes in the Reading Journals.

Wednesday- Stations to practice Figurative Language, Mood and Tone, and Theme

Thursday-Stations to practice Figurative Language, Mood and Tone

Friday- Game Day! Games over Figurative Language, Tone, Mood, Point of view and Theme