Lesson Plans for the Week of January 14 -January 18

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/21- NO SCHOOL                1/23- Early Release Day

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Our students are loving Max. Best Friend. Hero. Marine. We don’t ever want to stop reading. We have also watched several videos of how these amazing military dogs have saved the lives of many soldiers. We owe these “unsung heroes” many thanks!

Monday –

  • Finish analyzing the mid-term exam (students reviewed their papers to see which questions they missed). **For any missed questions, students justified the correct answer, and we discussed why they missed the question (super conversations are happening)!
  • Max
  • Vocabulary activities

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Tuesday –

  • SCOPE- Read “Should Alicia Give Up Fortnite?” Persuasion techniques
  • Read Max

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Take up “Maps/Chart/Timeline/Graphs” hw
  • Pass out new homework: “Three Sides” (due next Wednesday)

HW: Complete “Three Sides” Prove answers for 5 bonus points!

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Max
  • Context Clue Game – Which team will win?

HW: “Three Sides” Comprehension Story

Friday- 

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. activities

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 7-11

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

We are excited about our new novel. Students will learn on Monday that we will be reading Max Best Friend. Hero. Marine  **I can’t wait to see the smiles!

Image result for max best friend hero marine

photo credit: amazon.com

Monday –

  • Watch Flocabulary’s “Year in Review”
  • Introduce new novel, Max, and watch a short video “Dogs of War”
  • Begin Military Dogs web quest with partner
  • Hand out new vocabulary (test is on Thursday, January 17)
  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, January 17)

HW: Vocabulary.com assignment (due Wednesday and this IS a grade)

Tuesday –

  • Finish web quest with partner
  • Begin Max Best Friend. Hero. Marine

HW: Vocabulary.com assignment (due tomorrow and is a grade)

Wednesday-

  • Max
  • Lesson and practice with interpreting information from maps, charts, graphs timelines, tables, and diagrams

HW: Complete “Maps/Charts/Timeline packet (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Analyze the mid-term exam (students will justify answers)

HW: Complete “Maps/Charts/Timeline packet (due next Wednesday) & study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Word Sneak Game
  • I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Loop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/17-12/20

Parents,

This is exam week! I have posted the exam schedule.

Note that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are early release days (release at 12:15).

Mid Term Exam Schedule

Monday – 

  • Semester exam review – students can review any past vocabulary on Quizlet for the semester exam

Tuesday – Exams (periods 4 and 5)

Wednesday – Exams (periods 1, 2, and 6)

Thursday – Exams (periods 3, 7 and 8)

Friday, December 21 begins our winter break (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your time with family! Stay safe!

Thankful for you,

Mrs. Boo

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12 Day of Christmas – Let’s Have Fun!

Students are invited to get involved in our 12 Days of Christmas!  Dress code will be enforced.

Dec 5- Grinch’s Random Act of Kindness- do something kind for a friend, and wear as much green as possible.

Dec 6- UIL Meet; NO SCHOOL (only students who are IN the UIL competitions will come to school)

Dec 7-  Cover your cold feet with Christmas socks

Dec 10 Make Monday Bright- Wear anything that lights up, shines, or sparkles

Dec 11  Mad about Plaid- Wear flannel

Dec 12- Reindeer Games- Wear your antlers and red nose

Dec 13- Jingle Bell Rock- Wear bells

Dec 14- Wear your ugliest sweater

Dec 17- Elf Yourself- wear stripes

Dec 18- Santa is on his way- Wear a Santa hat

Dec 19- normal day

Dec 20- Wear Christmas PJs to prepare for lounging around

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/3-12/7

Monday –

  • Reading Check – Students will read a passage and answer comprehension questions

HW: Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Tuesday –

  • Reading workshop
  • 9/11 Scope Article -text structure & summary practice

HW:

Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Tomato Harvest”
  • Pass out “Robot on the Ice”
  • Finish reading workshop

HW: Complete “Robot on the Ice” **Due next Wednesday, December 12  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Thursday-

  • WOMS UIL

HW -Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary test & complete “Robot on the Ice”

Friday-

  • Quizlet Live & Vocabulary Practice
  • Vocabulary Test
  • I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Loop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/26-11/30

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Monday –

  • Hand out new Non-Fiction/Text Structure Vocabulary
    Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)
  • Begin “The Flaming Sky” (The Hindenburg Disaster) by watching “Behind the Scenes”
  • Complete “Before Reading” activity

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Tuesday –

  • “The Flaming Sky” & “A Survivor’s Story”
  • “Read, Think, & Explain”  Non-Fiction Story Elements

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Wednesday-

  • Finish “Read, Think, & Explain” **Students will be writing a summary of the main events.
  • Watch “The Hindenberg Disaster- Real Footage”

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Thursday-

  • Non-Fiction Text Features
  • In partners, complete a text features scavenger hunt

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Friday-

  • Discuss “The Big Jump” drama (students will get their grade returned)
  • Non-Fiction Text Features Race
  • Flocabulary Non-Fiction Text Features video and quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 12-16

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • 5 Types of Text Structure (Flocabulary)
  • Breakout Video

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, November 15)

HW: Finish “The Big Jump” Drama hw and study “drama” vocabulary

Tuesday –

  • Out of My Mind
  • Begin “I’m Thankful” Google Slides (include particular text structures in the presentation)

HW: Finish “The Big Jump” Drama hw and study “drama” vocabulary

Wednesday- THE BIG JUMP DRAMA HOMEWORK IS DUE

  • Turn in “The Big Jump”
  • Out of My Mind (finish novel)
  • Work on “I’m Thankful” Google Slides

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “I’m Thankful” Google Slideshow

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary/Out of my Mind Novel Test
  • Work on “I’m Thankful” Google Slides

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “I’m Thankful” Google Slideshow

Friday- 

  • Present Google Slides to table group

HW: Have a wonderful, and safe, Thanksgiving break!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/5-11/9

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • Hand out new drama vocabulary (test on Thursday, November 15)
  • Discuss “At the Window” poetry

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW:

  1. Complete Vocabulary.com “Drama” assignment for a grade. This is due by Wednesday, November 7
  2. Get Common Assessment 1 letter signed by parent

Tuesday –

  • “The Monkey’s Paw” Drama
  • Inferencing Activity

HW:

  1. Complete Vocabulary.com “Drama” assignment for a grade. This is due by Wednesday, November 7
  2. Get Common Assessment 1 letter signed by parent

Wednesday- COMMON ASSESSMENT LETTER & VOCABULARY.COM DUE

  • Hand out “The Big Jump” hw
  • Out of my Mind
  • Mood words and how they affect the story, poem, or play

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “The Big Jump”

Thursday-

  • Out of my Mind
  • “The Monkey’s Paw” short film
  • Compare/contrast “The Monkey’s Paw” play to the film

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “The Big Jump”

Friday- 

  • “The Monkey’s Paw” quiz
  • Plot Elements Flocabulary quiz

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/29- 11/2

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • Kick Me Vocabulary Game (context clues activity)
  • Point of view activities

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Tuesday – 

  • Point of View and Figurative language activities

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE AT NOON

  • Halloweiner
  • Digital Halloween Breakout

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-

  • Review Common Assessment 1
  • Send home letter for parents to sign (Common Assessment 1 results)
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- 

  • Vocabulary test
  • Out of my Mind
  • Discuss “At the Window” poem

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of October 22-October 26

This is RED RIBBON WEEK!

Monday – WEAR RED

  • Hand out New Vocabulary
  • Out of my Mind
  • Plot Diagram Practice

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Tuesday – NERD DAY

  • Review sensory language, multi-meaning words, context clues, and point of view
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Wednesday- TWIN DAY

  • Common Assessment 1 (please make every effort to be at school)

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-TEAM JERSEY

  • Vocabulary practice (poetry terms)
  • Analyze “Secrets” by Lola Ridge
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- DRESS AS YOUR FUTURE

  • Vocabulary Activities

HW: Have a great weekend!

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