Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/11-2/15

Monday –

  • Math Benchmark – wear glasses, bring overlays if you use them and come well rested. **Bring a book.

HW: Finish Moby Max from last week if you didn’t (it’s late). You will NOT watch the movie until all assignments are completed.

**Return Max PG consent form (if you haven’t). I must have this in order for your child to watch the movie.

Tuesday –  

  • Reading Benchmark – wear glasses, bring overlays if you use them and come well rested. **Bring a book.

HW: Finish Moby Max from last week if you didn’t (it’s late). You will NOT watch the movie until all assignments are completed.

**Return Max PG consent form (if you haven’t). I must have this in order for your child to watch the movie.

Wednesday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie

Thursday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie

Friday-

  • Watch “Max: Best Friend. Hero. Marine” movie
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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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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 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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Lesson Plans for the Week of 9/24-9/28

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary Out of My Mind 3 (words are posted in Google Classroom) or CLICK this link to study and practice words https://quizlet.com/_3plkwz
  • Out of My Mind Novel
  • Finish Inferencing Activity (infer from novel)

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and complete Theme Task Cards

Tuesday – SUB (I will be at a workshop)

  • Watch Flocabulary’s Character video and take quiz
  • Inferencing Characters’ Feelings Task Cards
  • Read if finished early

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and complete Theme Task Cards

Wednesday- Theme Task Cards Due & EARLY RELEASE

  • Take up theme task cards
  • Vocabulary practice & games

HW: Study vocabulary and bring in 3 items from trash that tell something about you (put in baggie with name)  **Students will be inferencing from these items. DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!

Thursday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Inferencing Activities

HW: Study vocabulary and bring in 3 trash items

Friday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • SCOPE inferencing activity

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 8/27-8/31

We have almost 100% of our parents on Class Dojo now. Way to go!  Thank you. Be sure and download the app so you can see your child’s daily reports and messages. Feel free to use this to send a personal message to me if you have any questions or concerns. If you’re not signed up, ask your child for the form with his/her personal code so you can get signed up. This is how I will be communicating frequently with parents. 

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary for Out of My Mind

**We will be starting a wonderful novel, Out of My Mind this week. This is a book about an eleven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who cannot speak. Throughout the book, she overcomes and amazes her readers with her determination and strength. Melody is certainly an unforgettable character.

  • Introduce Sharon Draper (author of our novel)
  • Show Out of My Mind Trailer
  • Begin Cerebral Palsy Webquest

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7  ***Click HERE to practice words with flashcards and games.

Tuesday –

  • Read chapters 1-2 in Out of My Mind
  • Finish Webquest
  • Character traits

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Wednesday-

  • Moby Max Reading Assessment
  • Character Graphic Organizer for Melody

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Thursday-

  • Moby Max Reading Assessment
  • Character Graphic Organizer for Melody

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Friday-

  • Read chapters 3-4 Out of My Mind
  • Finish Webquest, character graphic organizer and/or Moby Max Assessment

HW: Have a great weekend!

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