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 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 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 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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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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