Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/12-2/16

MATH BENCHMARK 2/13 & READING BENCHMARK ON 2/14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

Monday –

  • Reminders/tidbits regarding upcoming benchmarks
  • Genius Hour

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Tuesday-

  • MATH BENCHMARK

Hw: Get a good night of sleep. You may bring a non-messy/no peanut snack and a water bottle (only water and must have a lid) for tomorrow’s benchmark.

Wednesday- 

  • READING BENCHMARK

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and take notes or be working on the presentation aspect of your project.

Thursday–

  • Students will go on a digital quest to review non-fiction text structures
  • Logic puzzles

Hw: Analogies

Friday- I will be at a workshop. There will be a sub in my room.

  • Flocabulary “Text Structures” video & quiz
  • Valentine’s comprehension reading
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/5-2/9

We will start our Genius Hour with an incredible video that reminds us that we are remarkable, and each of us is a masterpiece.


READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Tuesday-

  • Finish “What’s the tone?” partner activity – cite evidence for tone in letters from “Finders/Keepers”
  • Finish “Scavenger Hunt” with partner (finding the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttal) in 2 opposing letters

Hw: Finish “Tomato Harvest”/”A Run to Remember” paired passage (due Wednesday), read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, and study vocabulary

Wednesday- PAIRED PASSAGE HW DUE!

  • Look at similarities/differences in biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, and personal narratives
  • Read Ruby Bridges Through My Eyes and parts of I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust 

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Context Clues Dominoes
  • Watch “Ruby Bridges” Flocab video and take quiz

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday- 

  • Discuss hw (paired passage)
  • Vocabulary test
  • Vocabulary loop (if time)
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/29-2/2

READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage (due Wednesday) and read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes.

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (vocabulary test on 2/9)
  • Introduce debate “Finders/Keepers”
  • Discuss and define 5 vocabulary words from our debate

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) **”Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage due TOMORROW!

Wednesday-

  • Take up hw (reading passage) & pass out new reading passage
  • Read letters from debate and decide which side you’re on
  • Discuss the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttals in each letter

Hw: Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Complete “Tone” & “Scavenger Hunt” in partners
  • Discuss last week’s hw

Hw:Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Friday- Mrs. Lobue will be at a workshop; a sub will be in my room

  • Read “Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage”
  • Complete the main idea and supporting details activity (give textual evidence)
  • Ruby Bridges Flocabulary video & quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/22-1/26

VOCABULARY TEST IS TUESDAY – STUDY HARD!

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Read, finish reading log, and study vocabulary https://quizlet.com/_49nyqt

Tuesday- READING LOG DUE AND VOCABULARY TEST

  • Take up reading logs/cause & effect hw
  • Vocabulary test
  • Flocabulary Video (Dr. Martin Luther King) & Quiz

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) and take notes

Wednesday-

  • Pass out reading hw
  • Review faulty reasoning
  • Groups work together to come up with examples of faulty reasoning

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Thursday

  • Universal Screener (Moby Max)

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Friday-

  • Finish Universal Screener
  • Share faulty reasoning examples
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/15-1/19

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VOCABULARY TEST HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT TUESDAY DUE TO SNOW DAYS – STUDY HARD!

Monday –

Happy Birthday, Dr. King. Thank you for exhibiting love, kindness, and courage.

Tuesday- 

  • SNOW DAY!! Have fun, stay warm and safe!

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic) & finish reading log (reading about Genius Hour topic)

Wednesday-

  • Analyze Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Pass out reading passage (due 1/23)

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons” & finish reading log (reading about Genius Hour topic)

Thursday– READING LOG DUE!

  • Take up reading logs
  • Discuss faulty reasoning
  • Groups work together to come up with examples of faulty reasoning

Hw: Complete reading passage “Sailing to New Horizons”

Friday-

  • Dr. King Escape Room – teams work together to solve higher-level thinking puzzles
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/8-1/12

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Monday –

  • Discuss Genius Hour guidelines
  • Watch “Be Remarkable”
  • Submit Driving Question for Genius Hour
  • Begin researching and diving into topic that has been approved by me

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic)

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary (Persuasive Techniques, Biographies & Memoirs)
  • Review semester exam and discuss data

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour topic)

Wednesday- 

  • Hand out non-fiction reading log (read on Genius Hour topic) **The back side is cause and effect.
  • Review context clues strategies and begin Black History Context Clues Task Cards

Hw: Read 20 minutes, fill in log, and finish cause/effect activity

Thursday–

  • Finish task cards
  • When finished watch “Persuasive Techniques”
  • Glue “Persuasive Techniques” into interactive notebook
  • Begin “Propaganda Powerpoint”

Hw: Read 20 minutes, fill in log, and finish cause/effect activity

Friday-

  • Continue “Propaganda Powerpoint”
  • Passion Project letter is due (parent should have signed)  **Parents are aware of child’s driving question and topic of study for Genius Hour
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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 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
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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 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
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