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
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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
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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
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/9-10/13

READING PASSAGE DUE WEDNESDAY. THERE WILL BE NO READING LOG THIS WEEK.

STUDY VOCABULARY HARD – Common Assessment 1 soon to come and vocabulary will need to be known to answer questions.

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice)
  • Partners will work together to analyze a poem using TPCASTT strategy

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday –

  • Read Legend of the Bluebonnet (focusing on the rule of 3, the great helper, the theme and the setting)
  • Begin filling out graphic organizer

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Read Pink and Say (focusing on the magic helper, theme, setting, dialect)
  • Finish filling out graphic organizer (comparing yesterday’s book to today’s)

Hw: Read 20 minutes study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Read novel
  • Study Island (review various concepts for next week’s common assessment)

Hw: Read 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday-

  • Text Evidence (Homework Superstar)
  • Study Island
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