May 4

Lesson Plans for May 3-May 7

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, May 3

Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– What is one thing you can do this week to finish the year on a strong note?  Explain.

Write a final rough draft of your persuasive speech.

Tuesday, May 4

Respond to the following prompt:  Title~ “Would You Rather Tuesday”~Would you rather have thought bubbles appear over your head for everyone to see (every thought) or for everyone you know to have access to your search history on your devices?  Explain your answer!

Finish the final copy of your persuasive speech and do peer editing/revising.

Wednesday, May 5

Catch up/Make up any work necessary from this nine weeks.

Thursday, May 6

Science STAAR Testing

Friday, May 7

Social Studies STAAR Testing

April 9

Lesson Plans for April 12-April 16

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, April 12

Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote:  “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill; What does this quote mean to you?  How does it relate to growth mindset?

Complete the Counselor Video Lesson~Enthusiasm and Attitude.

Define and discuss logical fallacies.

Tuesday, April 13

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison–What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.

Finish our discussion and review of logical fallacies.

Wednesday, April 14

Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather be a superhero that no one knows or be a super villain that everyone knows?  Explain.

Choose and begin brainstorming on a topic for our persuasive/argument speeches.

Discuss the requirements and expectations for our persuasive speeches.

Thursday, April 15

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”~Should middle school students get recess?  Give two reasons to support your claim.

Begin working on our persuasive speeches.

Friday, April 16

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.

Continue working on our persuasive speeches.

April 9

Lessons for April 5-April 9

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, April 12

Holiday

Tuesday, April 13

Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”~Read the following quote: “The biggest communication problem is that we do not listen to understand; we listen to reply.” ~Unknown.  What do you think this quote means?  Explain your thinking.

Complete the Counselor Video Lesson~Communication Skills.

Finish the speech analysis we began last Thursday~Winston Churchill speech.

Wednesday, April 14

Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather give a speech in front of 1000 people you don’t know or three people you do know?  Explain your choice.

Complete a speech analysis on the Gettysburg Address

Thursday, April 15

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”~Should teachers and students be “friends” on social media?  Give two reasons to support your argument.

Paste notes about logical fallacies in your notebook.

Complete a lesson about rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.

Friday, April 16

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.

Begin discussing logical fallacies and look at example advertisements.

March 28

Lesson Plans for March 29-April 2

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, March 29

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Mindset Monday”–How important do you think it is to set goals for yourself?  Explain with an example.

Complete the counselor video lesson for today~ “Making the Most of Every Day.”

Review last week’s work and finish any outstanding assignments.

Work on Vocabulary.com~List #3 is due this week.

Tuesday, March 30

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Top Two Tuesday”– What are the top two things you would like to accomplish by the end of this school year?  As always, explain your answer.

Complete a rhetorical analysis of a speech by Winston Churchill~discuss in class.

Wednesday, March 31

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your sense of smell?  Explain your answer.

Work on Word Study List #2020-7 Digital Task Cards.

Complete the visual vocabulary slides assignment from last Friday.

Thursday, April 1

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”~In your future, if you could run any business (and the business would be a guaranteed success), what business would you run?  Explain why.

Paste notes about logical fallacies in your notebook.

Complete a lesson about rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.

Friday, April 2

Good Friday Holiday

March 21

Lesson Plans for March 22-26

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, March 22

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote: “Life is a matter of making choices, and every choice you make makes you.”  What do you think this quote means? Explain how this quote relates to having a growth mindset.

Complete a counselor lesson about making good choices.

Read a Scope article about Harriet Tubman and relate her story to today’s counselor lesson.

Work on Vocabulary.com academic vocabulary lists.

Tuesday, March 23

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Top Two Tuesday”– What were the top two things you did over spring break?  As always, explain your answer.

Review the “20 Persuasive Techniques” handout we glued into our notebooks and complete the notebook assignment as a class.

Wednesday, March 24

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather be famous when you are alive and forgotten when you die or unknown when you are alive but famous after you die?  Explain.

Complete the Word Study #2020-7 chart and create a Quizlet.

Thursday, March 25

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”~If you were given the power to change one school rule or policy above all others, which one would you change? Explain why you would choose that rule or policy.

Complete a rhetorical analysis of a speech by Winston Churchill~discuss in class.

Friday, March 26

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Fairness Friday”–What do you think is the difference between fairness and equality?  Explain with an example.

Complete a counselor lesson on fairness and equality.

Read a Scope debate article and complete assignments to analyze the arguments used.

 

NOTE:  All plans are subject to change.