IMPORTANT INFORMATION: SCHOOL CANCELLED!

 

For the health and safety of our students and staff, White Oak ISD will NOT have school Thursday, December 14 or Friday, December 15.  We will return to school Monday, December 18 for exams.  The choir concert that is scheduled for tomorrow night is canceled.  Middle School will not have any type of practice Thursday or Friday. Our maintenance and custodial staff will spend these two days deep cleaning our buildings and buses. Please see our exam schedule below:

Monday, 12/18 Tuesday, 12/19 Wednesday, 12/20
4th         7:55-9:15 1st         7:55-9:15 3rd          7:55-9:15
2nd        9:20-9:25 2nd       9:20-9:25 2nd         9:20-9:25
5th         9:30-10:50 2nd       9:30-10:50 7th          9:30-10:50
Lunch   10:55-11:25 6th        10:55-12:15 8th          10:55-12:15
Study Hall 11:30-12:15 Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch

Lesson Plans for the Week of December 11-15

{STUDENTS WILL GO ON A QUEST THIS WEEK TO REVIEW ALL CONCEPTS ON UPCOMING SEMESTER EXAM}

Monday –

  • Review elements of poetry
  • Complete Quizalize Lessons

Hw: Complete Quizalize lessons if you didn’t in class

Tuesday- 

  • Review Plot Diagram
  • Read a short story & fill in a plot diagram graphic organizer
  • Begin Study Island Practice Test to review concepts on exam

Hw: If you were absent or behind, work on your Study Island Practice Test

Wednesday- READING HOMEWORK DUE!

  • Take up reading hw
  • Continue Study Island Practice Test

Hw: If you were absent or behind, work on your Study Island Practice Test

Thursday–

  • Finish Study Island Practice Test
  • Continue Quizalize Lessons
  • Hand back and discuss graded papers

Hw: Finish Study Island Lessons if you didn’t in class or you were absent

Friday-

  • Discuss reading hw
  • Introduce Passion Projects (just a little insight into it) since we’ll be starting this when we return from the break
  • Give students time to research ideas, read news headlines, etc. to find topics of interest

EXAM SCHEDULE


White Oak Middle School will have semester exams December 18, 19, 20.  We will also have Early Release at 12:15 each of those days.  We will not have an official lunchtime 12/19 or 12/20.  Students who need a lunch will receive a hamburger/cheeseburger sack lunch between 11:45-12:15 to go.  Students who do not have an exam last period may be checked out by a parent/guardian.

Please see the schedule below:

Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/4-12/8

Monday –

  • Continue reviewing non-fiction text features & watch 2 videos
  • Complete non-fiction task cards **This is a grade.

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Click on this link to study words with flashcards and games): https://quizlet.com/_4252q5 read, and answer 1 comprehension question on your reading log

Tuesday- 

  • Non-Fiction text features race
  • Review graphic organizers of text structure in nb and anchor charts
  • Complete “Organizational Patterns” and “Graphic Sources” in Study Island

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on your reading log

Wednesday- NON- FICTION #2 READING LOG DUE!

  • Hand out new reading homework
  • Take up non-fiction reading log #2
  • Finish Study Island lessons

Hw: Study vocabulary words and complete reading passage

Thursday– 

  • Quizlet Live with words on tomorrow’s test
  • Read “The Spider Curse” Drama
  • Answer close reading questions about drama

Hw: Study vocabulary and complete reading passage

Friday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • View Arachne – short film
  • Complete Venn Diagram, comparing Arachne (our short film) to “The Spider Curse” drama

Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/27-December 1

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Test 12/8)
  • Finish Out of My Mind novel & discuss

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Click on this link to study words with flashcards and games): https://quizlet.com/_3plkwz and read for 20 minutes

Tuesday- 

  • Watch Flocabulary’s Non-Fiction Text Features Video and take quiz
  • Fill in plot diagram for Out of My Mind
  • Early finishers will watch “Finding Sayfullah’s Voice” (a boy with cerebral palsy uses technology to communicate with others just like Melody, our main character in Out of my Mind, does

Hw: Study vocabulary words and read for 20 minutes

Wednesday- 

  • Pass out Non-Fiction Reading Log #2 (Due 12/6)
  • Read “Into the Storm” (Discuss the point of view, text structure, word choice used, mood, and make inferences)

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Thursday– 

  • Read “Saved from Disaster” (the story of the Pea Island life-saving station crew)
  • Make inferences and provide text evidence from stories “Into the Storm” and “Saved from Disaster”
  • Compare characters from both stories

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Friday-

  • Watch “Rescue Men” Story of Pea Island Life Savers
  • Finish partner work (character comparison and inferencing)
  • Non Fiction Text Features race

Thank You, Education Foundation!

My students and I want to thank the Education Foundation for the generous donation to our room. We will be getting a microphone that will be used when students are presenting Passion Projects, performing reader’s theater, and sharing other masterpieces and works of wonder and creativity.

Also, when this teacher is reading six times a day, my voice will no longer be strained from doing so.

We appreciate you!

Now we’re just waiting excitedly for our microphone to come in!

 

Lesson Plans for the Week of November 13- November 17

BRING IN CANNED GOODS FOR OUR FOOD DRIVE!

READING PASSAGE DUE TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE NO READING LOG THIS WEEK DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Monday –

  • Read novel
  • Introduce “The Flaming Sky”(the Hindenburg Disaster)
  • Watch “Behind the Scenes” video with the author of “The Flaming Sky”

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice), read 20 minutes, and complete “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due TUESDAY)

Tuesday – READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Take up reading passage – “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece”
  • Read novel
  • “The Flaming Sky”
  • Video accounts of a witness to the Hindenburg disaster and a survivor

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Wednesday- AUTHOR SKYPE WITH TOM ANGLEBURGER

  • Non Fiction Text Features, Mood, Text Structure Vocabulary & Tone printables
  • Watch footage of the Hindenburg disaster

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Thursday-

  • Read novel
  • Complete printables

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- VOCABULARY TEST

  • Vocabulary test
  • Discuss “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece” – Homework Superstars teach!
  • Read novel

Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/6-11/10

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words
  • Finish comparison of drama/short film of “The Monkey’s Paw”
  • “The Monkey’s Paw” quiz

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Click on this link to study words with flashcards and games): https://quizlet.com/_3plkwz, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on your reading log

Tuesday- 

  • Introduce text structures
  • Glue graphic organizer with examples of various text structures, clue words, and examples into interactive notebook.
  • Begin with descriptive text structure (“Kangaroos” Interactive Notebook Activity)

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on your reading log

Wednesday- 

  • Hand out new reading passage “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece” (DUE 11/14)
  • Read novel
  • Sequential Text Structure (“Baby Kangaroos:” Interactive Notebook Activity)

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Thursday– NON- FICTION #1 READING LOG DUE!

  • Read novel
  • Cause/Effect Text Structure
  • “The Gold Mantled Tree” Interactive Notebook Activity

Hw: Study vocabulary and complete reading passage

Friday-

  • Compare/Contrast and problem/solution text structure
  • “Too Many Kangaroos” & “Kangaroos vs/ Wallabies” Interactive Notebook Activity
  • Read novel

Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/30-11/3

  • Halloween Context Clues Game
  • Read Halloween Book

Hw: Study vocabulary words, (Go HERE to practice), read 20 minutes, and complete “The Big Jump” drama

Tuesday –

  • Share an interesting newspaper article with students and discuss how to solve the dilemma

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read 20 minutes, and finish “The Big Jump” drama

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY (Students are dismissed at 12:00)

  • Author Skype with Alex London in the auditorium

Hw: Read 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Thursday- READING HOMEWORK “THE BIG JUMP” IS DUE!

  • Pass out NON-FICTION Reading Log #1
  • Take up “The Big Jump” drama
  • Read novel
  • View short film “The Monkey’s Paw”

Hw: Read 20 minutes, study vocabulary &  answer 1 question on reading log

Friday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Read novel
  • Compare & contrast “The Monkey’s Paw” drama to the short film (focusing on the setting, characters, and plot)
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