Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/17-12/20

Parents,

This is exam week! I have posted the exam schedule.

Note that Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are early release days (release at 12:15).

Mid Term Exam Schedule

Monday – 

  • Semester exam review – students can review any past vocabulary on Quizlet for the semester exam

Tuesday – Exams (periods 4 and 5)

Wednesday – Exams (periods 1, 2, and 6)

Thursday – Exams (periods 3, 7 and 8)

Friday, December 21 begins our winter break (NO SCHOOL)

Enjoy your time with family! Stay safe!

Thankful for you,

Mrs. Boo

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/3-12/7

Monday –

  • Reading Check – Students will read a passage and answer comprehension questions

HW: Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Tuesday –

  • Reading workshop
  • 9/11 Scope Article -text structure & summary practice

HW:

Finish “The Tomato Harvest” paired passage

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Wednesday-

  • Take up “Tomato Harvest”
  • Pass out “Robot on the Ice”
  • Finish reading workshop

HW: Complete “Robot on the Ice” **Due next Wednesday, December 12  **Students can earn up to 5 bonus points for proving answers!

  • Study vocabulary – click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games (test on Friday, December 7)

Thursday-

  • WOMS UIL

HW -Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary test & complete “Robot on the Ice”

Friday-

  • Quizlet Live & Vocabulary Practice
  • Vocabulary Test
  • I Have/Who Has Vocabulary Loop
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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 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 22-October 26

This is RED RIBBON WEEK!

Monday – WEAR RED

  • Hand out New Vocabulary
  • Out of my Mind
  • Plot Diagram Practice

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Tuesday – NERD DAY

  • Review sensory language, multi-meaning words, context clues, and point of view
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary words and finish POETRY passage “At the Window”

Wednesday- TWIN DAY

  • Common Assessment 1 (please make every effort to be at school)

HW: Study vocabulary and read for 20 minutes

Thursday-TEAM JERSEY

  • Vocabulary practice (poetry terms)
  • Analyze “Secrets” by Lola Ridge
  • Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- DRESS AS YOUR FUTURE

  • Vocabulary Activities

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of October 15-19

Monday – 

  • Hand out new vocabulary (test on Wednesday 10/17)

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

  • Figurative Language in popular songs (group and individual activity)

HW: Study vocabulary words and complete figurative language homework (students had to find 4 examples of figurative language in their fiction novel)

Tuesday –

  • Flocabulary’s What is Poetry? video
  • Poetry task cards

HW:Study vocabulary words and complete figurative language homework

Wednesday- FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE HOMEWORK DUE!

  • Out of My Mind
  • Read The Legend of the Bluebonnet (discuss literary elements)

HW: Read 20 minutes and complete the assigned lists in vocabulary.com (this will be a grade)

Thursday-

  • Discuss examples of figurative language in fiction books)
  • Read Pink and Say (discuss literary elements)

HW: Read 20 minutes and vocabulary.com (this will be a grade)

Friday-

  • Reading Scavenger Hunt
  • Read The Dot
  • Discuss 2 themes from The Dot (Make your mark and see where you go and Make each day a masterpiece)

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 9/24-9/28

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary Out of My Mind 3 (words are posted in Google Classroom) or CLICK this link to study and practice words https://quizlet.com/_3plkwz
  • Out of My Mind Novel
  • Finish Inferencing Activity (infer from novel)

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and complete Theme Task Cards

Tuesday – SUB (I will be at a workshop)

  • Watch Flocabulary’s Character video and take quiz
  • Inferencing Characters’ Feelings Task Cards
  • Read if finished early

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 10/5 and complete Theme Task Cards

Wednesday- Theme Task Cards Due & EARLY RELEASE

  • Take up theme task cards
  • Vocabulary practice & games

HW: Study vocabulary and bring in 3 items from trash that tell something about you (put in baggie with name)  **Students will be inferencing from these items. DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY!

Thursday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Inferencing Activities

HW: Study vocabulary and bring in 3 trash items

Friday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • SCOPE inferencing activity

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 10-September 14

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary words   **Go HERE to study and practice your words with ready-made flashcards and games.
  • Out of My Mind Novel
  • Finish Characterization of Melody Graphic Organizer
  • Early finishers will create a 9/11 WORDLE

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/21 and FINISH reading passage “The Day the Towers Fell” (DUE WEDNESDAY) Prove answers -5 bonus points on grade

Tuesday – SEPTEMBER 11…WE SHALL NEVER FORGET!

  • Watch Flocabulary’s 9/11 video **Discuss theme and events of this day in history
  • In partners, complete “Synonym and Antonym Match”
  • See video of heroes and discuss what it means to be a HERO

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

Wednesday-

  • Take up reading passage
  • Hand out reading log (due next Wednesday) *This will be a grade. Your child should be reading a fiction book.
  • Read chapter from Out of My Mind
  • Begin 9/11 Context Clues Task Cards

HW: Study vocabulary and reading log

Thursday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Complete 9/11 Context Clues Task Cards

HW: Study vocabulary and reading log

Friday-

  • Read Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary Game
  • Those finished with ALL work from the week will complete a 9/11 Cinquain

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of September 3-7

Monday –

LABOR DAY – SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Tuesday –

  • Glue character traits into our Interactive Notebook (discuss)
  • Begin characterization of Melody from our novel
  • Read Chapter 4 – Out of my Mind

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7  **Vocabulary test is THIS Friday. Go HERE to study words.

Wednesday-

  • Hand out first reading passage for hw (discuss the acronym UNWRAP **This can be found in the front of your child’s planner)  DUE Wednesday 9/12
  • Theme- Flocabulary video and quiz
  • Continue Character Graphic Organizer for Melody

HW: Reading passage and study vocabulary

Thursday-

  • Theme Task Cards – complete a few together
  • Theme Quiz
  • Read chapter 5 Out of my Mind
  • Quizlet Live

HW: Reading passage and study vocabulary

Friday-

  • Vocabulary Test
  • Read chapter 6 Out of my Mind
  • Theme Task Cards

HW: Have a great weekend!

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Lesson Plans for the Week of 8/27-8/31

We have almost 100% of our parents on Class Dojo now. Way to go!  Thank you. Be sure and download the app so you can see your child’s daily reports and messages. Feel free to use this to send a personal message to me if you have any questions or concerns. If you’re not signed up, ask your child for the form with his/her personal code so you can get signed up. This is how I will be communicating frequently with parents. 

Monday –

  • Hand out new vocabulary for Out of My Mind

**We will be starting a wonderful novel, Out of My Mind this week. This is a book about an eleven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who cannot speak. Throughout the book, she overcomes and amazes her readers with her determination and strength. Melody is certainly an unforgettable character.

  • Introduce Sharon Draper (author of our novel)
  • Show Out of My Mind Trailer
  • Begin Cerebral Palsy Webquest

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7  ***Click HERE to practice words with flashcards and games.

Tuesday –

  • Read chapters 1-2 in Out of My Mind
  • Finish Webquest
  • Character traits

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Wednesday-

  • Moby Max Reading Assessment
  • Character Graphic Organizer for Melody

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Thursday-

  • Moby Max Reading Assessment
  • Character Graphic Organizer for Melody

HW: Study vocabulary words for test on 9/7

Friday-

  • Read chapters 3-4 Out of My Mind
  • Finish Webquest, character graphic organizer and/or Moby Max Assessment

HW: Have a great weekend!

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