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 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 22-26

Monday: A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED! Students will be investigating the life and death of Edgar Allan Poe.

Tuesday: We will continue with our investigation into Poe.I will introduce Mood and Suspense and we will preview “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.

Wednesday:Students will read a play version of “Tell-Tale Heart” and discuss the characters and plot. We will continue discussing mood and suspense. We will also read a chapter from our class novel.

Thursday:Students will complete handouts over “The Tell-Tale Heart”. (anything not completed in class will be homework due Friday) We will read a chapter from our class novel.

Friday:Students will read various Poe stories and decide on a specific work to research. Vocabulary Test over Ch. 9-25. Students will begin analyzing a chosen poem or story to prepare for a project. (All instructions will be on a hyperdoc shared in Google Classroom)

Advanced

Monday: A CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED! Students will be investigating the life and death of Edgar Allan Poe.

Tuesday: We will continue with our investigation into Poe.I will introduce Mood and Suspense and we will preview “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.

Wednesday:Students will read a play version of “Tell-Tale Heart” and discuss the characters and plot. We will continue discussing mood and suspense.

Thursday:Students will complete handouts over “The Tell-Tale Heart”. (anything not completed in class will be homework due Friday). Answer questions over “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”.

Friday: Vocabulary Test over the first 25 words of the 100 words every middle schooler should know. Continue Reading “Once”.

 

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.