Lesson Plans for the Week of 1/29-2/2

READING BENCHMARK ON FEBRUARY 14. PLEASE MAKE ALL EFFORTS TO BE AT SCHOOL!

New vocabulary words are HERE.

Monday –

Genius Hour

Hw: Finish “Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage (due Wednesday) and read Genius Hour topic for 20 minutes.

Tuesday- 

  • Hand out new vocabulary words (vocabulary test on 2/9)
  • Introduce debate “Finders/Keepers”
  • Discuss and define 5 vocabulary words from our debate

Hw: Read 20 minutes (Genius Hour Topic) **”Sailing to New Horizons” reading passage due TOMORROW!

Wednesday-

  • Take up hw (reading passage) & pass out new reading passage
  • Read letters from debate and decide which side you’re on
  • Discuss the claim, counterclaim, and rebuttals in each letter

Hw: Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Thursday–

  • Complete “Tone” & “Scavenger Hunt” in partners
  • Discuss last week’s hw

Hw:Complete reading passage “Tomato Harvest/A Run to Remember” paired passage & study vocabulary

Friday- Mrs. Lobue will be at a workshop; a sub will be in my room

  • Read “Ruby Bridges: Girl of Courage”
  • Complete the main idea and supporting details activity (give textual evidence)
  • Ruby Bridges Flocabulary video & quiz
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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 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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Early Release Mon-Wed & Lesson Plans for the Week of 12/18-12/20

Don’t forget that students have exams each day this week. We’ll also have early release Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 12/15.

See schedule below.

Please make sure your child has a book in case he/she finishes an exam early.  Also, have your child charge his/her computer and bring it to school.

Monday, 12/18 Tuesday, 12/19 Wednesday, 12/20
4th         7:55-9:15 1st         7:55-9:15 3rd          7:55-9:15
2nd        9:20-9:25 2nd       9:20-9:25 2nd         9:20-9:25
5th         9:30-10:50 2nd       9:30-10:50 7th          9:30-10:50
Lunch   10:55-11:25 6th        10:55-12:15 8th          10:55-12:15
Study Hall 11:30-12:15 Grab and Go Lunch Grab and Go Lunch
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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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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 November 13- November 17

BRING IN CANNED GOODS FOR OUR FOOD DRIVE!

READING PASSAGE DUE TUESDAY. THERE WILL BE NO READING LOG THIS WEEK DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING BREAK!

Monday –

  • Read novel
  • Introduce “The Flaming Sky”(the Hindenburg Disaster)
  • Watch “Behind the Scenes” video with the author of “The Flaming Sky”

Hw: Study vocabulary words (Go HERE to practice), read 20 minutes, and complete “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece” reading passage if you didn’t last week (due TUESDAY)

Tuesday – READING PASSAGE DUE!

  • Take up reading passage – “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece”
  • Read novel
  • “The Flaming Sky”
  • Video accounts of a witness to the Hindenburg disaster and a survivor

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Wednesday- AUTHOR SKYPE WITH TOM ANGLEBURGER

  • Non Fiction Text Features, Mood, Text Structure Vocabulary & Tone printables
  • Watch footage of the Hindenburg disaster

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Thursday-

  • Read novel
  • Complete printables

Hw: Study vocabulary and read 20 minutes

Friday- VOCABULARY TEST

  • Vocabulary test
  • Discuss “The Golden Age of Ancient Greece” – Homework Superstars teach!
  • Read novel
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