Lesson Plans for the Week of January 4-5

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THIRD NINE WEEKS BEGINS!

Thursday–

  • Hand out graded reading logs and non-fiction task card grades (discuss)
  • Introduce Genius Hour and Passion Projects

What is Genius Hour? You Get to Have Your Own Genius Hour! Ideas for Genius Hour

  • Students will fill in a Google Form, which will give them ideas of interest to study (this form will be brought home so parents can help guide their child into a topic of study)

Hw: Be thinking of something you’re passionate about – something you’d like to create, solve, design, build, and learn more about (use the “idea list” to help you) and get PassionProject Introduction Letter signed

Friday-

  • Discuss reading hw (maps, charts, timelines, etc.)
  • We will watch a couple of videos that answer the question “Why have Genius Hour?”
  • Discuss various ways students can present their information, experiment, design, model, book, tri-board, poster, etc.
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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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