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 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 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 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.