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

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

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

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/15-10/19

Bring your library book to school. Students will have an opportunity to return their fiction book and check out another one. I’m encouraging them to read a different type of fiction book this time.

Monday – 

  • Discuss Dialect and examples
  • Informal vs. formal language
  • Out of my Mind novel

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Tuesday –

  • Poetry lesson (discuss poetic devices used in poetry)
  • Partners will analyze two poems

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Wednesday- VOCABULARY TEST IS TODAY!

  • Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary test (this grade will go on the next 9 weeks)
  • Pass out poetry homework “At the Window”

HW: Complete poetry hw **Your child gets bonus points for proving their answers.

Thursday-

  • Visit the library
  • Out of my Mind
  • Poetry quiz (10 question quiz)

HW: Complete poetry hw

Friday-

  • no school for students (enjoy your day off)

HW: Have a great weekend!