Lesson Plans for the Week of May 7-11

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/14- STAAR MATH

5/15- STAAR READING

5/17 – BAND TRIP TO CANTON

5/22 – Early Release

5/23 – AWARDS ASSEMBLY from 10-12 (EARLY RELEASE DAY)

Vocabulary review is posted in your child’s Google Classroom. This is GREAT practice for our upcoming reading STAAR.

Monday –

  • Discuss “Full Day”
  • Reading Warm-Up
  • Quizizz – reading vocabulary

Hw: “Prince Patrick” paired passage is due tomorrow

Tuesday-

  • Take up “Prince Patrick” reading passage
  • Reading Warm-Up
  • Quizlet Vocabulary

Hw: Practice vocabulary & Quizizzes posted in Google Classroom

Wednesday- 

  • Reading Warm Up
  • Vocabulary/Strategy review

Hw: Practice vocabulary & Quizizzes posted in Google Classroom

Thursday–

  • Discuss “Prince Patrick”
  • Games/strategies

Hw: Practice vocabulary & Quizizzes posted in Google Classroom

Friday- 

  • Strategies/games
  • Send journals home

BE READY FOR MATH STAAR ON MONDAY! 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of April 30-May4

IMPORTANT DATES:

5/14- STAAR MATH

5/15- STAAR READING

5/17 – BAND TRIP TO CANTON

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be reviewing concepts and strategies for the upcoming STAAR on 5/15. Please make every effort to be at school.

Monday –

  • Reading Warm-Up
  • Reading Strategies
  • Quizizz – reading vocabulary

Hw: “Full Day” paired passage is due tomorrow

Tuesday-

  • Take up “Full Day” reading passage
  • Pass out “Prince Patrick” reading passage (LAST hw passage for the year)
  • “In the Blink of an Eye” Warm Up
  • Academic Vocabulary Practice

Hw: “Prince Patrick” reading passage & some vocabulary practice will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom

Wednesday- 

  • “Three Sides” Warm Up
  • Poetry vocabulary practice

Hw: “Prince Patrick” reading passage & some vocabulary practice will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom

Thursday–

  • Partners will read “For Deanna’s Eyes Only”
  • Collaborate and discuss drama
  • Drama Vocabulary Jam with partner

Hw: “Prince Patrick” reading passage & some vocabulary practice will be posted in your child’s Google Classroom

Friday- 

  • Discuss “Full Day” hw
  • “Canine Courage”  (how canines helped during 9/11 clean up)
  • Quizizz vocabulary practice

ALL QUIZLET vocabulary could be practiced over the week for a great review.

 

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/19-2/23

Monday –

NO SCHOOL – enjoy your day off!

Tuesday-

  • Start benchmark review – today we’ll go over “Monkey Tales”

Hw: Finish analogy hw if you didn’t – due tomorrow

Wednesday- ANALOGY HW DUE!

  • Take up analogy hw
  • Hand out new reading passage “Back to First Grade”
  • Review benchmark – today we’ll discuss “Five Rings Unbroken”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete reading passage (due next Tuesday)

Thursday–

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss the paired passage “Red Crab Invasion”/”Monarch Magic”

Hw: Read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes, work on presentation, and complete “Back to First Grade” passage

Friday- 

  • Benchmark review – today we’ll discuss “Composting” and “From Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit”

Each day will include a game of some sort. The students were already asking me last week what games we are going to play. They remember all the games we played last year for review. This should be a fun and informative week that I’m looking forward to!

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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 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 10/16-10/20

VOCABULARY TEST IS THURSDAY DUE TO STUDENT HOLIDAY ON FRIDAY!

Monday –

  • Common Assessment #1
  • Read book when finished

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Academic Vocabulary #1) all week (Go HERE to practice) and read 20 minutes each night.

Tuesday –

  • Finish Common Assessment #1 (put answers in DMAC)
  • Read book when finished

Hw: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes each night.

Wednesday-

  • Quizlet Live
  • Vocabulary Activity

Hw: Read 20 minutes study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Read Out of Mind novel
  • Review Common Assessment #1

Hw: Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

Friday-

Student holiday – teacher inservice day

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/2-10/6

Monday –

  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Dialect & Register Lesson & Activity

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 reading log

Tuesday- 

  • Read novel
  • Begin poetry mini unit

Hw: Study vocabulary words, read, and answer 1 comprehension question on reading log

Wednesday- READING LOG DUE & EARLY RELEASE

  • Hand out new reading passage for hw (poem)  DUE 10/11
  • Share some examples of reading log responses
  • Out of Mind Book Trailer to “Fight Song”

Hw: Poetry passage

Thursday

  • Read novel
  • Introduce TPCASTT strategy for analyzing poems
  • Digital classroom on TPCASTT strategy

Hw: Poetry Passage

Friday-

  • Out of my Mind 3 Vocabulary Test
  • TPCASTT – Analyze a poem together
  • Work with partners to analyze a poem using TPCASTT strategy (if time)
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