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 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 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 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. 17-21

Monday: Students will be working on a Flocabulary assignment for Characterization.

Tuesday: Students will continue working on Characterization. They will watch a powerpoint and take notes on different examples of characterization.

Wednesday: Students will complete a Character trait escape room with a partner.

Thursday: Students will review for a test over Character Traits by playing Grudgeball.

Friday: Test over Character Traits.

Lesson Plans September 3-7

Monday: Labor Day

Tuesday: Complete Plot Escape Room. TED Talk Tuesday

Wednesday: Plot/Setting Stations

Thursday: Finish Plot/Setting Stations

Friday: Plot Quiz

Advanced

Monday: Labor Day

Tuesday: Complete Plot Escape Room. TED Talk Tuesday

Wednesday: Plot Quiz

Thursday: Vocabulary for “The Most Dangerous Game”

Friday: Students will read “The Most Dangerous Game” and answer questions.

Lesson Plans August 27-31

Monday: Introduction of the Book of Month assignment.

Tuesday: TED Talk Tuesday: We will watch a TED talk and analyze the meaning and how it can relate to us. We will also begin a universal screener to determine reading levels.

Wednesday: We will complete the universal screener.

Thursday:We will review the Plot Diagram and the different parts of plot. Students will rotate through different plot stations to practice the skill

Friday: Finish up plot stations.