Lesson Plans October 14-18

Monday: Practice vocabulary for Chapters 8-10. Introduce Tone and Mode powerpoint and take notes.

Tuesday: Flocabulary assignment over Tone and Mood. Practice vocabulary

Wednesday: Begin reading Tell-Tale Heart

Thursday: Continue reading Tell-Tale Heart

Friday: Vocabulary test over Chapters 8-10 of Freak the Mighty. Tone and Mood Stations.

ADVANCED:

Monday: Practice vocabulary for Chapters 8-10. Introduce Tone and Mode powerpoint and take notes.

Tuesday: Flocabulary assignment over Tone and Mood. Continue reading “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and answering questions.

Wednesday: Begin reading Tell-Tale Heart. Review of 1st 4 chapters of “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”.

Thursday: Continue reading Tell-Tale Heart. Test over 1st 4 chapters of “Boy in the Striped Pajamas”.

Friday: Continue reading “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and answering questions. Tone and Mood Stations.

Lesson Plans October 7-11

Monday: Work on vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson and practice page on Personification. Read Chapter 8 of novel.

Tuesday: Work on vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson and practice page on Irony. Character Trait Review.

Wednesday: Work on review for vocabulary words for ch. 6-8 for Freak the Mighty on Vocabulary.com. Begin Character Analysis of Max. Read Chapter 9 of novel.

Thursday: Vocabulary Test. Begin Vocabulary for Chapters 8-10. Complete Study Sync Fig. Lang. activity.

Friday: Character traits Activity. Scope magazine article.

ADVANCED:

Monday: Complete Background Knowledge over the Holocaust/WWII

Tuesday: Discuss fables. Why is “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” called a fable. Begin reading novel.

Wednesday: Continue reading novel and answer questions.

Thursday: Continue reading novel. Begin Character Trait analysis of characters from novel.

Friday: Continue reading and answering questions.

Lesson Plans Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Monday: Complete Questions from Friday. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Onomatopoeia

Tuesday: Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Personification. Vocabulary Quiz over Chapters 1-6 for those that did not make about an 80 last week. This test will be on paper instead of Vocabulary.com. Please Study! Introduce new vocabulary for next few chapters. Read Chapter 7

Wednesday: Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Irony. Study Sync Practice with Figurative Language. Vocabulary Practice.

Thursday: Tone and Mood Lesson. Flocabulary Practice.

Friday: Tone and Mood Activity. Read Chapter 8

 

ADVANCED:

Monday: Complete One Pagers. Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Onomatopoeia

Tuesday: Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Personification. Introduce Vocabulary for Novel. Begin packet over background knowledge for novel.

Wednesday:Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Irony. Study Sync Practice with Figurative Language.

Thursday: Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Pun. Tone and Mood Lesson. Flocabulary Practice.

Friday: Figurative Language Mini-Lesson: Allusion. Tone and Mood Activity. Finish working on Background knowledge packet

 

Lesson Plans September 22-27

Monday: JStar Ministries presentation on the dangers of Vaping. Finish Reading 1st 3 chapters of “Freak the Mighty”.

Tuesday: Review Figurative Language. With a partner find examples in the 1st 3 chapters. Read Chapter 5.

Wednesday (1/2 Day): Vocabulary Quiz. Read Chapter 6.

Thursday: Character Traits Lesson

Friday: Test over chapters 5-6. Continue with Character Traits.

ADVANCED

Monday:Begin Holocaust Webquest. We are beginning our unit on the Holocaust. Students will research various aspects of it so they will understand the importance of the setting when they read a pair of novels. The projects/unit will culminate in a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Dallas. I feel it is important for our students to understand how the atrocities of this time period and how we can prevent it from happening in the future.

Tuesday: Continue Holocaust Webquest

Wednesday: 1/2 Day (No 7th period)

Thursday: Complete research. Begin Holocaust One Pager

Friday: Complete One Pager

Lesson Plans September 16-20

Monday: Introduce “Freak The Mighty”. Bias activity

Tuesday: “FTM” vocabulary practice. King Arthur introduction to create background knowledge for novel.

Wednesday: Continue King Arthur study.

Thursday: vocabulary practice. Read chapters 1 and 2 of “Freak the Mighty”.

Friday: Take notes on Character Traits. Read Chapter 3

ADVANCED:

Monday: Mini-Lesson over Irony. Read “The Most Dangerous Game”

Tuesday: Answer Questions over “The Most Dangerous Game”

Wednesday: “The Most Dangerous Game” CSI activity

Thursday: Read “The Terrible Things” Answer questions.

Friday: Holocaust Webquest

Lesson Plans September 9-13

Monday: Test Review over Plot/Setting. Vocabulary practice over plot terms on vocabulary.com

Tuesday: Complete any assignments given. Discuss answers for Test Review

Wednesday:  Intro to “Freak the Mighty”

Thursday: Test over Plot/Setting

Friday: “Freak the Mighty” vocabulary. Introduce Reading Blogs.

ADVANCED

Monday: Test Review over Plot/Setting. Vocabulary practice over plot terms on vocabulary.com

Tuesday: Complete any assignments given. Discuss answers for Test Review

Wednesday: Vocabulary and Introduction “The Most Dangerous Game”.

Thursday: Test over Plot/Setting

Friday: Read “The Most Dangerous Game”. Answer questions for homework.

Lesson Plans September 2-6

Regular and Advanced Classes

Monday- Labor Day Holiday. NO SCHOOL

Tuesday- Setting: How does Setting affect the plot? Flocabulary Assignment.

Wednesday: Students will read a short chapter of a book and draw the setting that is described.

Thursday: First Football Game: Outsmart the Eagles (dress like a Nerd) Complete Flocabulary Assignment or setting assignment.

Friday: Setting Assignment on StudySync

Lesson Plans August 26-30

Monday: We will review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Tuesday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Wednesday: Finish Plot Paper. Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”

Thursday: Classes will go to library to check out books.

Friday: Escape from Plot Mountain escape room

ADVANCED CLASS:

Monday: Outsiders Escape Room/Present Character Projects

Tuesday: “Outsiders” Test

Wednesday: Introduce “Book of the Month Challenge”. Present Character Projects

Thursday: go to library to check out books. review plot and take notes in our reading journals.

Friday: Students will get in groups and put story in plot order. Create plot diagram and label Little Red Riding Hood story for grade

Lesson Plans August 19-23

We had a great start to our school year last week and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone throughout our time together!

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts.

Wednesday: Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Thursday: Continue reading assessment.

Friday: Genre Practice-Do we read differently based on the type of text we are reading?

ADVANCED:

Monday: We will set up and join all of our class websites, Google Classroom, etc. Read and respond to “Thank you, Mr. Falker”.

Tuesday: Students will read an article about why we read and discuss their thoughts. Students will begin a reading assessment in Moby Max.

Wednesday: Outsiders Character study- Students will work in groups to analyze the characters in The Outsiders

Thursday: Continue Character study

Friday: Finish and Present Character study

Test over novel will be Monday (August 26th)! Review novel over the weekend 

Lesson Plans August 15-16

Welcome back to School! I am so excited for our year and can’t wait to get started!

Thursday: I will be taking up supplies and students will be completing a get to know you activity as well as having a Scavenger Hunt to get familiar with our classroom!

Friday: Students will use a STEM activity to go over our classroom rules and expectations.