Lesson Plans for the Week of April 8-12

Monday- 

  • Hand back 4 Square Biography Posters (ask your child to see this) **Each student perused a biography book to learn about a person of his/her choice.
  • Begin “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • Complete GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1” to practice vocabulary for THURSDAY’s test. Click HERE to study words.
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Finish “Text Structures” for “The Girl Who Lived Forever” (hyperdoc)
  • Watch “Who was Anne Frank?” video

HW:

  • Complete “Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Extra Credit” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE THURSDAY!
  • GIMKIT assignment “Academic Vocabulary #1 (due Wednesday)
  • Continue working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday- GIMKIT HW ASSIGNMENT DUE

  • Watch short Anne Frank video
  • Watch a few more excellent examples of Passion Project Presentations
  • Vocabulary practice for tomorrow’s test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Thursday-

  • Take up“From Charlie Joe’s Guide to Extra Credit”
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Genius Hour

HW: GENIUS HOUR -Get prepared for presentation (week of 4/29)

Friday- FIELD TRIP Sixth graders will be going to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education in Tyler. The bus will leave at 9:00 and return by 2:00

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class. A note will come home soon with important information regarding presentations & expectations.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of March 25-March 29

Alcatraz Webquest

This week, we will continue our Alcatraz study. Last week, we learned many facts about “The Rock” or Alcatraz (some of its famous inmates, the daily routine of an inmate, and the history of Alcatraz) through a webquest. This week, we are focusing on one of history’s greatest mysteries – Did Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers escape on June 11, 1962?

Monday- 

  • Read “Escape from Alcatraz” in Scope

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers! DUE WEDNESDAY!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Tuesday – 

  • Mini unit on the central idea and supporting details
  • Begin “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”

HW:

  • Complete “To Alexis – Email” reading passage **Prove answers!
  • Start working on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Wednesday-

  • Take up “To Alexis – Email” reading passage & pass out new reading passage “Composting”
  • Complete “Show What You Know Central Ideas & Details”
  • Watch “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Thursday-

  • Finish “Breakout from Alcatraz” Documentary
  • Academic vocabulary review

HW:

  • “Composting” reading passage (prove answers)
  • Work on the presentation part of your Genius Hour.

Friday-

  • Genius Hour – Continue to focus on finishing research and begin on presentation

**I have shown many examples of finished projects and given expectations of presenting their answers to their driving question in front of the class.

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 2/4-2/8

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Monday –

  • Read Max
  • You’ve been hired! Create a Google Slide representing your chosen persuasive technique.

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Understand the Difference Between Main Idea & Topic”) for a grade. **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Tuesday –  A SUB WILL BE IN MY ROOM; I WILL BE AT A WORKSHOP.

  • Complete “Full Day/Traveling West”

HW: Moby Max (Complete “Identify Universal Themes”) for a grade  **Please sign and return the “Max” PG consent form.

Wednesday- “MAX” PG CONSENT FORM DUE!

  • Max
  • Advertising – Work on your slide

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Reading Workshop – Read “The Girl Who Dared” from SCOPE magazine

HW: Moby Max (Complete Prefix Suffix Lesson) for a grade.

Friday-

  • Max – finish the novel
  • Finish reading workshop
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Lesson Plans for the Week of January 21-January 25

Important Dates to Mark on your Calendar:

1/23- Early Release Day (release at noon)

2/11- Math Benchmark   2/12– Reading Benchmark *(These days will be run like STAAR)

**Please make EVERY effort to have your child at school on these days.

Monday –

NO SCHOOL – MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday –

  • Read Max
  • Listen to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Three Sides” reading passage
  • Student choice – Topic is Dr. King (art or Flip Grid)

HW: Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, February 1)

HW:

Thursday-

  • Max
  • Scope Debate: “Should School Be Shorter?”
  • Activity: Claim, Support, Counterclaim, Rebuttal

HW: Complete “The Incredible Shrinking Pyramid” (due next Thursday 1/31)

Friday- 

  • Max
  • Moby Max (context clues)
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Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/26-11/30

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving break!

Monday –

  • Hand out new Non-Fiction/Text Structure Vocabulary
    Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)
  • Begin “The Flaming Sky” (The Hindenburg Disaster) by watching “Behind the Scenes”
  • Complete “Before Reading” activity

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Tuesday –

  • “The Flaming Sky” & “A Survivor’s Story”
  • “Read, Think, & Explain”  Non-Fiction Story Elements

HW: Study vocabulary and finish Vocabulary.com assignment (DUE WEDNESDAY for a grade)

Wednesday-

  • Finish “Read, Think, & Explain” **Students will be writing a summary of the main events.
  • Watch “The Hindenberg Disaster- Real Footage”

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Thursday-

  • Non-Fiction Text Features
  • In partners, complete a text features scavenger hunt

HW: Complete “Tomato Harvest/ A Run to Remember” (paired passage) **Due next Wednesday, December 5  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

Friday-

  • Discuss “The Big Jump” drama (students will get their grade returned)
  • Non-Fiction Text Features Race
  • Flocabulary Non-Fiction Text Features video and quiz
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Lesson Plans for the Week of November 12-16

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • 5 Types of Text Structure (Flocabulary)
  • Breakout Video

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Thursday, November 15)

HW: Finish “The Big Jump” Drama hw and study “drama” vocabulary

Tuesday –

  • Out of My Mind
  • Begin “I’m Thankful” Google Slides (include particular text structures in the presentation)

HW: Finish “The Big Jump” Drama hw and study “drama” vocabulary

Wednesday- THE BIG JUMP DRAMA HOMEWORK IS DUE

  • Turn in “The Big Jump”
  • Out of My Mind (finish novel)
  • Work on “I’m Thankful” Google Slides

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “I’m Thankful” Google Slideshow

Thursday-

  • Vocabulary/Out of my Mind Novel Test
  • Work on “I’m Thankful” Google Slides

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “I’m Thankful” Google Slideshow

Friday- 

  • Present Google Slides to table group

HW: Have a wonderful, and safe, Thanksgiving break!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 11/5-11/9

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • Hand out new drama vocabulary (test on Thursday, November 15)
  • Discuss “At the Window” poetry

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW:

  1. Complete Vocabulary.com “Drama” assignment for a grade. This is due by Wednesday, November 7
  2. Get Common Assessment 1 letter signed by parent

Tuesday –

  • “The Monkey’s Paw” Drama
  • Inferencing Activity

HW:

  1. Complete Vocabulary.com “Drama” assignment for a grade. This is due by Wednesday, November 7
  2. Get Common Assessment 1 letter signed by parent

Wednesday- COMMON ASSESSMENT LETTER & VOCABULARY.COM DUE

  • Hand out “The Big Jump” hw
  • Out of my Mind
  • Mood words and how they affect the story, poem, or play

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “The Big Jump”

Thursday-

  • Out of my Mind
  • “The Monkey’s Paw” short film
  • Compare/contrast “The Monkey’s Paw” play to the film

HW: Study vocabulary and complete “The Big Jump”

Friday- 

  • “The Monkey’s Paw” quiz
  • Plot Elements Flocabulary quiz

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/29- 11/2

Monday – 

  • Out of my Mind
  • Kick Me Vocabulary Game (context clues activity)
  • Point of view activities

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Tuesday – 

  • Point of View and Figurative language activities

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE AT NOON

  • Halloweiner
  • Digital Halloween Breakout

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-

  • Review Common Assessment 1
  • Send home letter for parents to sign (Common Assessment 1 results)
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- 

  • Vocabulary test
  • Out of my Mind
  • Discuss “At the Window” poem

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of October 1-5

THIS IS HOMECOMING WEEK- Each day is a dress up theme.

Monday – TACKY TOURIST

  • SCOPE inferencing activity: Read “The Good Deed” and infer from the story with a partner (provide text evidence)
  • Out of My Mind Novel

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and bring 3 pieces of trash that tell about you

Tuesday – DRESS AS YOUR FAVORITE MEME/VINE

  • Finish Scope Inferencing Activity
  • Figurative language in songs -watch a video and then provide specific examples of literary devices used in songs
  • Out of My Mind novel

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and bring 3 pieces of trash that tell about you

Wednesday- DRESS IN YOUR FAVORITE DECADE

3 pieces of trash are due!

  • Hand out figurative language hw (due next Wednesday)
  • Flipgrid Inferencing

HW: Study vocabulary and fill in figurative language chart from nightly reading **Book must be fiction!

Thursday- WESTERN

  • Finish Flipgrid Inferencing
  • Out of My Mind novel

HW: Study vocabulary and figurative language chart

Friday- MAROON AND WHITE

  • Out of My Mind novel
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Figurative Language in songs!!

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Monday –

  • Make inferences from Mrs. Lobue’s trash
  • Out of My Mind Novel
  • Safety Procedures

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/21 and continue reading log (due WEDNESDAY)

TuesdaySUB (I will be at a workshop)

  • Watch Flocabulary’s Inferencing video and take quiz
  • Synonym/Antonym Task Cards
  • Read if finished early

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/21  **Reading log DUE tomorrow!

Wednesday- PICTURE DAY and READING LOG DUE

  • Take up reading log
  • Hand out Theme Task Cards (due next Wednesday)
  • Inferencing Digital Class

HW: Study vocabulary and work on theme task cards

Thursday-

  • Read Out of My Mind (make inferences and give text evidence)
  • Drawing conclusions practice

HW: Study vocabulary and theme task cards

Friday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary Game – join vocabulary.com
  • Vocabulary Test – Good luck!

HW: Have a great weekend!

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