October 30

Lesson Plans for October 31-November 4

English

Monday

Respond to journal prompt:  Mindset Monday– “A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” –Albert Einstein — What did Einstein mean?  What can you learn from this?

Finish Six-Word Memoir project and share.

Finish online career survey.

Work on Vocabulary Choice Board.

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt:  Thoughtful Tuesday:  “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.” –Kid President — Draw a name from the bag and on the board, write a nice message to that person.

Vocabulary Study #2 Choice Board is due at the beginning of class.

Revisit participles and review.

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt:  Worthy Wednesday:  ___________ is worth more than gold. (Fill in the blank and explain.)

Complete quiz over participles.

Thursday

Respond to journal prompt:  Thankful Thursday:  I am thankful for __________ because _________.

Review informative/expository writing from Gallagher’s Real World Writing Purposes.

Brainstorm ideas for writing about careers.

Start researching information for career essay.

Friday

Respond to journal prompt:  Five Word Friday:  Imagine this…You just won one million dollars.  In exactly five words, explain what you would do.

Begin working on new Vocabulary Study #3 Chart.

Pre-AP English

Monday

Complete Verb Tense Pre-Assessment.

Finish Credo Project.

Complete Day One of Mentor Sentences–Verb or Participle?–What do you notice?

Tuesday

Complete Day Two of Mentor Sentences–Find Real-World Examples.

Take notes over Verbs vs. Participles in English notebook.

Wednesday (Early Release–12:00)

Complete Day Three of Mentor Sentences–Find Real-World Examples.

Revisit Real World Writing Purposes notes (Gallagher) and discuss informative/expository writing.

Discuss next writing assignment– “How NOT to be ______________________” (Gallagher); read mentor text; brainstorm ideas.

Thursday

Complete Day Four of Mentor Sentences–Write Imitation Sentences.

Begin drafting as Mrs. Velde models with her own writing.

Friday (Mrs. Velde will be out.)

Complete Day Five of Mentor Sentences–Identify verbs and participles in a paragraph.

Work on Vocabulary Study #2 Choice Board–due Tuesday, Nov. 8

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Continue assignment in Learning Odyssey–Theme and Main Idea

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Finish assignment in Learning Odyssey–Theme and Main Idea

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Begin assignment in Learning Odyssey–Latin and Greek Roots

Thursday

Pep Rally

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Continue assignment in Learning Odyssey–Latin and Greek Roots

October 26

Lesson Plans for October 24-October 28

English

Monday

Career interest survey and interactive career survey online

Tuesday

Day One of Mentor Sentences Dailies–Participles and Participial Phrases–What do you notice?

Vocabulary Study 2 Choice Board–due next Wednesday, November 2

Notes over participles and participial phrases

Wednesday

Day Two of Mentor Sentences Dailies–Participles and Participial Phrases–Find real-world examples

Vocabulary Choice Board work day

Thursday

Day Three of Mentor Sentences Dailies–Participles and Participial Phrases–Find real-world examples

Add Participles practice sheet to English notebook

Friday

Day Three of Mentor Sentences Dailies–Participles and Participial Phrases–Imitation Sentences

Pick your favorite Six-Word Memoir-create an artistic visual for the hallway and post on your blog.

Pre-AP English

Monday

Career interest survey packet and interactive career survey online

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal.

Complete Looping strategy with Credo brainstorming to generate ideas.

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal.

Work on Vocabulary 2 Choice Board.

Thursday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal.

Create Credo Thesis Statement.

Start working on artistic presentation of Credo.

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal.

Finish Personal Credo artistic presentation–post on blog.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on Moby Max vocabulary module.

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Work on vocabulary in Moby Max

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Begin assignment in Learning Odyssey–Theme and Main Idea

Thursday

Pep Rally

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Continue assignment in Learning Odyssey–Theme and Main Idea

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October 16

Lesson Plans for October 17-October 21

English

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Mindset Monday:  Write about a time when you accomplished something that you didn’t think you could. What did you learn from the experience?

Review Vocabulary Study 1 Choice Board–everything turned in?

Take notes on Relative Pronouns in English Notebook–complete practice exercise

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Terrific Tuesday:  What will you do today to make Tuesday Terrific?

Begin working on Vocabulary Study #2 Chart–due Friday

Review for 1st Nine Weeks Exam

Work on Six-Word Memoirs and Twitterographies

 

Wednesday

Take 1st Nine Weeks Exam

 

Thursday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Thumbs Up Thursday:  What is one thing that happened this week that was really good?

Finish Six-Word Memoirs and Twitterographies

Vocabulary work time

 

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Feel Good Friday:  What is one nice thing you did for someone this week?

Pick your favorite Six-Word Memoir-create an artistic visual for the hallway and post on your blog

Pre-AP English

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Mindset Monday:  Write about a time when you accomplished something that you didn’t think you could. What did you learn from the experience?

Review Vocabulary Study #1 Choice Board–feedback

Finish brainstorming for the Personal Credo project

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Terrific Tuesday:  What will you do today to make Tuesday Terrific?

Begin working on Vocabulary Study #2 Chart–due Friday

Create a Thesis Statement for Personal Credo

 

Wednesday

Take 1st Nine Weeks Exam

 

Thursday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Thumbs Up Thursday:  What is one thing that happened this week that was really good?

Finish Credo Thesis Statement

Vocabulary work time

 

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Feel Good Friday: What is one nice thing you did for someone this week?

Finish Personal Credo thesis statement–post on blog

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Continue reading and discussing  Search for the Shadowman

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Cont. reading and discussing Search for the Shadowman

Identify and record examples of different types of sentences in our novel

 

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal

Cont. reading and discussing Search for the Shadowman

 

Thursday

Review this week’s reading (Search for the Shadowman)

 

Friday

Answer comprehension questions over this week’s reading

October 10

Lesson Plans for October 10-October 14

English

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Mindset Monday:  What is one challenge you would like to overcome this week?

Take notes over Subordinate Conjunctions in interactive notebook.

Complete exercise over subordinate conjunctions.

 

Tuesday

Complete Day Four of Dailies Two.

Share Vocabulary Study 1 Chart for daily grade.

Work on Vocabulary Study 1 Choice Board.

 

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Wishful Wednesday:  What is one wish you have for your future?

Revisit Real World Writing Purposes–Expressive/Reflective Writing.

Begin writing Six-Word Memoirs and Twitterographies.

 

Thursday

Complete Day Five of Dailies Two.

Take notes over Relative Pronouns in interactive notebook.

Complete exercise over Relative Pronouns.

 

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Feel Good Friday:  What makes you feel good for yourself?

Turn in Vocabulary Study 1 Choice Board.

Vocabulary Quiz over Vocabulary Study 1.

Finish Six-Word Memoirs and Twitterographies.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Mindset Monday:  What is one challenge you would like to overcome this week?

Put notes in notebook–Subordinate Conjunctions.

Review exercise over notes–write your own sentences.

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–Think of a person you admire. Why do you admire them?

Share Vocabulary Study 1 Chart.

Work on Vocabulary Study 1 Choice Board.

 

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–What song inspires you?  Why do you find it inspirational?

Revisit Real World Writing Purposes–Expressive/Reflective Writing.

Begin discussing personal credo–discuss examples.

 

Thursday

Complete Day Four and Five of Dailies Two.

Brainstorm ideas for personal credo (Ideas Trait).

Draft a personal credo–turn it into a thesis statement.

 

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Writing Journal–If I ran the school, I would…

Turn in Vocabulary Study 1 Choice Board.

Vocabulary Quiz over Vocabulary Study 1

Finish personal credo thesis statements.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Continue reading and discussing  Search for the Shadowman.

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Cont. reading and discussing Search for the Shadowman.

Identify and record examples of different types of sentences in our novel.

 

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Cont. reading and discussing Search for the Shadowman.

 

Thursday

Review this week’s reading (Search for the Shadowman).

 

Friday

Answer comprehension questions over this week’s reading.