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 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 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 10/15-10/19

Bring your library book to school. Students will have an opportunity to return their fiction book and check out another one. I’m encouraging them to read a different type of fiction book this time.

Monday – 

  • Discuss Dialect and examples
  • Informal vs. formal language
  • Out of my Mind novel

Click HERE to practice vocabulary with flashcards and games.

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Tuesday –

  • Poetry lesson (discuss poetic devices used in poetry)
  • Partners will analyze two poems

HW: Study vocabulary words and read 20 minutes

Wednesday- VOCABULARY TEST IS TODAY!

  • Out of My Mind
  • Vocabulary test (this grade will go on the next 9 weeks)
  • Pass out poetry homework “At the Window”

HW: Complete poetry hw **Your child gets bonus points for proving their answers.

Thursday-

  • Visit the library
  • Out of my Mind
  • Poetry quiz (10 question quiz)

HW: Complete poetry hw

Friday-

  • no school for students (enjoy your day off)

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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Homecoming Pep Rally

Middle School students will NOT have Early Release this Friday, Oct 5th.  We will run our normal Pep Rally schedule.  Students will report to 8th period, teachers will take attendance, and then we will attend the pep rally as a campus. We will then walk back to the middle school for dismissal.

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