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 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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Lesson Plans for the Week of 10/23-10/27

IT’S RED RIBBON WEEK AT WOMS!

Monday – WEAR RED

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice)
  • Read novel
  • Go to the library to check out a non-fiction book

Hw: Study vocabulary words & read 20 minutes (remember to record all books read on your 40 -Book Challenge Form)

Tuesday – WEAR HAWAIIAN 

  • Read novel
  • Discuss data & most missed concepts from Common Assessment #1
  • Hand out parent letter to be sent home sharing grade and student quintile
  • Kahoot game

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week and  read 20 minutes

Wednesday- WEAR COLLEGE SHIRTS/CRAZY SOCKS

  • Read novel
  • Hand out new reading passage (drama titled “The Big Jump”)
  • Begin “The Monkey’s Paw” drama from Scope Magazine

Hw: Read 20 minutes, study vocabulary, and complete reading homework ”                  ”

Thursday- BE A SUPERHERO – DON’T DO DRUGS!

  • Continue “The Monkey’s Paw” from Scope
  • Watch video on mood and how music, words, and figurative language can create the mood in a drama or story
  • Work in partners to infer information from the drama

Hw: Read 20 minutes, study vocabulary, and complete reading homework  “The Big Jump”

Friday- WEAR NEON

  • Continue working with partners to infer
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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 10/9-10/13

READING PASSAGE DUE WEDNESDAY. THERE WILL BE NO READING LOG THIS WEEK.

STUDY VOCABULARY HARD – Common Assessment 1 soon to come and vocabulary will need to be known to answer questions.

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice)
  • Partners will work together to analyze a poem using TPCASTT strategy

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday –

  • Read Legend of the Bluebonnet (focusing on the rule of 3, the great helper, the theme and the setting)
  • Begin filling out graphic organizer

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “Tiger” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Read Pink and Say (focusing on the magic helper, theme, setting, dialect)
  • Finish filling out graphic organizer (comparing yesterday’s book to today’s)

Hw: Read 20 minutes study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Read novel
  • Study Island (review various concepts for next week’s common assessment)

Hw: Read 20 minutes and study vocabulary

Friday-

  • Text Evidence (Homework Superstar)
  • Study Island
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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 11-15

 

photo credit: lovethispic.com

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (Go to Vocabulary 2017-2018 tab on my blog to practice new words – there are games and flashcards)
  • Read Out of my Mind novel
  • Watch two Kid Friendly videos of what happened on 9/11
  • Discuss the THEME of this tragic event

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Discuss 40 Book Challenge **We are having a contest between 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Let’s win this!
  • Begin 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes each night, and complete “The Day the Towers Fell” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due WEDNESDAY)

Wednesday- READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Take up reading passage “The Day the Towers Fell”
  • Read novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • 9/11 Choice Board

Hw: Read 20 minutes and answer 1 comprehension question

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Check hw (showing text evidence)  **Starting next passage and on, I’ll be picking “Text Evidence” superstars!
  • 9/11 Choice Board

**One of the activities students can complete on their choice board is a word cloud. I wanted to share mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s Word Cloud

Students can also chose to create an online timeline of 9/11’s major events. Here’s mine.

Mrs. Lobue’s 9/11 Timeline

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Lesson Plans for September 4-8

Monday –

NO SCHOOL (Happy Labor Day)

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes, and fill out reading log

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Begin filling in plot diagram for novel
  • Review common themes found in literature

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week, read 20 minutes, and fill in reading log

Wednesday- READING LOG DUE!

  • Read novel
  • Get new homework (reading passage – due 11/13)
  • Theme task cards as a whole group for review

Hw: Reading passage (prove answers)

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • Theme snapshot to access understanding of this concept

Hw: Study vocabulary words and complete reading passage

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Out of my Mind Vocabulary Test
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Lesson Plans for the Week of August 28-September 1

Monday –

  • Introduce and go over new reading vocabulary (test on Friday 9/8)
  • Introduce Sharon Draper (author of Out of my Mind)
  • Watch book trailer
  • Begin Out of my Mind

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes

Tuesday – 

  • Read novel
  • Complete character organizer on main character in novel
  • Glue in Plot Diagram into Interactive Notebooks – we will fill this in as we read the novel

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes

Wednesday-

  • Read novel
  • Go over and discuss reading log (Due Wednesday, September 6) **Students must read any 5 nights that they choose (100 minutes total)

Students are expected to read 20 minutes each night. This is not meant to be filled in or completed in one night.

Students are to complete it one question at a time.

I will grade the log using a rubric (a copy of this will go home for you to see).

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes and fill in reading log

Thursday-

  • Read Novel
  • Begin Cerebral Palsy Webquest

Hw: Study vocabulary words all week & read 20 minutes and fill in reading log

Friday-

  • Read Novel
  • Finish Cerebral Palsy Webquest
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