April 14

Lesson Plans for April 15-April 19

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 15

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.  How do you use GRIT to overcome this difficulty?
  • Read the Spotify debate in the Scope magazine and complete an argument analysis.
  • Write an evaluation of the arguments given in the Spotify debate.

Tuesday, April 16

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote:  “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” (Samuel Johnson) Explain this quote in your own words.  How does it fit with G.R.I.T.?
  • Complete the Argument Writing word study quiz.

Wednesday, April 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish Monday’s assignment–evaluating arguments.
  • Discuss what we’ve learned about how to write a strong argument.

Thursday, April 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”–What is a world problem that you would most like to fix? Explain why.
  • Read the Scope article, “Do You Need Recess?”  Answer the comprehension questions and then fill in the argument essay outline.
  • Write an introduction for an argument essay on this issue.

Friday, April 19

  • Holiday

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on your PBL project proposal

Tuesday–work on your PBL project proposal

Wednesday–no class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule

Thursday–work on your PBL project proposal

Friday–Holiday

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club or Typing.com

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Thursday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Friday–Holiday

 

April 7

Lesson Plans for April 8-April 12

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 8

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– What would you say to a friend who had just failed at something they really wanted to do well at?  Explain your answer.
  • Work on your Argument Writing Word Study chart.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Math STAAR

Wednesday, April 10

  • Reading STAAR

Thursday, April 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”– Write about a time when you have defended someone or something?  Explain.
  • Turn in your Argument Writing Word Study chart.
  • Evaluate a model argument essay.

Friday, April 12

  • 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.
  • Complete a free-write about an argument topic of choice.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on your PBL project proposal

Tuesday–STAAR

Wednesday–STAAR

Thursday–work on your PBL project proposal

Friday–work on your PBL project proposal

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

March 31

Lessons for April 1-April 5

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 1

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” ~Robert H. Schuller–How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss a model written argument.
  • Take notes on what makes a strong argument essay.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily 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.
  • Review and work on last week’s Scope assignment–analyzing a debate.

Wednesday, April 3

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak? Explain.
  • Finish the Scope assignment and turn it in.
  • Vote on this week’s debate topic–homework is to complete the debate preparation notes.

Thursday, April 4

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–Make a list of three things you like to do when you’re bored.  Explain.
  • Work on Word Study List #6 or debate notes for tomorrow.
  • Advanced English will debate today–have notes ready.

Friday, April 5

  • 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.
  • Participate in a fish-bowl debate–notes are due for a grade.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–organize robot kits

Tuesday–organize robot kits

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–choose a PBL project

Friday–choose a PBL project

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

 

March 24

Lessons for March 25-March 29

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, March 25

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “You always pass failure on the way to success.” ~ Mickey Rooney; How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss model written arguments from newspaper editorials.
  • Find out the topic we will debate tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote:  “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” ~ H. Jackson Brown; What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.
  • Participate in an informal evidence-based debate

Wednesday, March 27

  • Respond to the following prompt in 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.
  • Work on Word Study List #5 activities.

Thursday, March 28

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things that would be part of your ideal day?  Explain why.
  • Complete quiz over Word Study List #5.
  • Read Scope article and complete activity.

Friday, March 29

  • 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.
  • Take notes on argument writing.
  • Finish Scope assignment.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on robotics

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–work on robotics

Thursday–go to robotics competition

Friday–8th graders go to career fair; 7th graders stay in 3rd-period classes

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing Club

March 18

Lesson Plans for March 18-March 22

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, March 18

  • Holiday

Tuesday, March 19

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Top Two Tuesday”– What were the top two things you did over spring break?  As always, explain your answer.
  • Review and correct the Word Study List 5 Chart.
  • Begin working on the Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards assignment.

Wednesday, March 20

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live at the top of a tall New York City apartment building or at the top of a mountain?  Explain.
  • Begin our Argument Research unit–discuss unit outline.

Thursday, March 21

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three songs or books you love the most?  Explain why.
  • Begin step one of our research unit–ideas for a topic.

Friday, March 22

  • 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.
  • Work on Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards assignment.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–holiday

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–work on robotics

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–holiday

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing club