April 23

Lesson Plans for April 24-April 28

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–Write about one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made.  What important lessons did you learn from that mistake?  How did making that mistake improve who you are today?
  • Begin planning our persuasive paper.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Truthful Tuesday–What do you have the hardest time being truthful about?  Explain.
  • Complete a review over punctuation using notes.
  • Continue researching our topic and record facts in our dialectical journal.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  Give details.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Freewrite Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–Write about one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made.  What important lessons did you learn from that mistake?  How did making that mistake improve who you are today?
  • We will work on our proposals today.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Truthful Tuesday–What do you have the hardest time being truthful about?  Explain.
  • Complete a review over punctuation using notes.
  • Work on persuasive research proposal.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  Give details.
  • Research topic and continue filling in the organizer.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Freewrite Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.
April 18

Lesson Plans for April 17-April 21

English

Monday

  • School Holiday

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Terrific Tuesday–What was terrific about your Easter holiday?
  • Students will free write their feelings, ideas, and thoughts about gun control, which is an issue pertinent to the novel they are reading in Mrs. Iske’s class.
  • Students will then be given a side of the issue to brainstorm arguments for and discuss them in their small groups before discussing them as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?  Explain why.
  • Students will discuss the purpose of a Dialectical Journal–students will keep one during their research project to think about and reflect on their research findings and feelings regarding their topic.
  • Students will finalize how they want to answer the writing prompt and then brainstorm reasons for their position.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are three things you are proud of?  Give details.
  • Mini-lesson on how to effectively research a topic.
  • Students will complete a Google search activity.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Feel Good Friday: What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • Mini-lesson on how to evaluate sources during research.
  • Students will evaluate a source that will be useful in their research.

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Holiday

 Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Terrific Tuesday–What was terrific about your Easter holiday?
  • Students will brainstorm topic ideas for their persuasive speech.  Once they know the topic, they will create a writing prompt, essential question to drive their research, and a thesis statement.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?  Explain why.
  • Introduce the Research Proposal and Dialectical Journal.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are three things you are proud of?  Give details.  
  • Mini-lessons Day:  Formulating a Driving Question; Evaluating Sources; How to Use Diigo to bookmark sources; Effective Google Searches.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Feel Good Friday: What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • Finish mini-lessons from yesterday if necessary.
  • Spend time working on the research proposal.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

 

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April 7

Lesson Plans for Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Marvelous Monday–What is something you can do this week to make someone else feel marvelous? Be specific and make a plan.
  • Students will complete a short survey about topics that will be addressed in their class novel with Mrs. Iske.  This will be an entry event to introduce our inquiry project, which will culminate in a persuasive paper and presentation.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite school subjects.
  • Introduction to Persuasive Writing Unit–you will research a national issue and write a persuasive speech this nine weeks.  Watch a short video, and then begin brainstorming ideas.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.
  • Discuss the purpose of a Dialectical Journal–students will keep one during their research project to think about and reflect on their research findings and feelings regarding their topic.
  • Finish brainstorming topic.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are your three favorite things to do on a rainy day?  Give detail.
  • Mini-lesson on how to effectively research a topic.  Complete a Google search activity.

 Friday

Good Friday Holiday–no school.

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Marvelous Monday–What is something you can do this week to make someone else feel marvelous? Be specific and make a plan.
  • Students will complete a short survey about a variety of local, state, and national issues. This will be an entry event to introduce our inquiry project, which will culminate in a persuasive speech and presentation.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Introduction to Inquiry Project–students will be researching an issue of their choice and writing a persuasive speech.
  • Begin brainstorming ideas.  Participate in a Bad Idea Factory in the Think Lab.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.
  • Students will take the results from their Bad Idea Factory yesterday and narrow down to a topic they would like to write about.
  • Introduce the Research Proposal and Dialectical Journal.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are your three favorite things to do on a rainy day?  Give detail.
  • Mini-lessons Day:  Formulating a Driving Question; Evaluating Sources; How to Use Diigo to bookmark sources; Effective Google Searches.

Friday

Good Friday Holiday–no school.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

Good Friday Holiday–No school.

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April 2

Lesson Plans: April 3-April 7

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Finish all work on text structures from last week and turn it in.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Complete a speech analysis exercise using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in your English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th Graders will spend the whole day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th Graders will complete an annual tech assessment.
  • Work on Punctuation Practice packet.  Finish for homework.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Free-write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Comma Rules in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt exercise and paste in notebook. 

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Present group activity on logical fallacies.

 Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Finish speech analysis activity using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th-grade students will spend the day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th-grade students will complete an annual technology assessment.
  • Complete Punctuation Practice packet if you have not already.

 Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Paste Comma Rules notes in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt activity and paste in your English notebook.

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.
March 26

Lesson Plans for March 27-March 31

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Memory Monday–What is one of your most cherished memories?  Why?
  • Continue introduction to persuasive techniques and logical fallacies; begin group activity.

Tuesday

  • Math STAAR Testing
  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Tasty Tuesday–What are your favorite foods?  Explain why.

Wednesday

  • Reading STAAR Testing
  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday–What are three things (other than physical descriptors) about you that make you unique?  Explain.
  • Text structure challenge:  Take the topic you chose last week, and write about it using a different text structure than the one you used.

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Finish all work on text structures.

 

Pre-AP English

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Memory Monday–What is one of your most cherished memories?  Why?
  • Continue introduction to persuasive techniques and logical fallacies; begin group activity.

Tuesday

  • Math STAAR Testing
  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Tasty Tuesday–What are your favorite foods?  Explain why.

Wednesday

  • Reading STAAR Testing
  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday–What are three things (other than physical descriptors) about you that make you unique?  Explain.
  • Text structure challenge:  Take the topic you chose last week, and write about it using a different text structure than the one you used.

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Finish all work on text structures.

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

 

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