November 25

Lessons for November 26-November 30

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Begin discussing the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article, “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Continue brainstorming the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Read the article, “Should Your Parents Control Your Cell Phone?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Write a flash draft of our persuasive paper.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Finish brainstorming ideas for MUN media project.

Tuesday–Work on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Work on MUN media project.

Friday–Same as Thursday.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Tuesday–Work on Typing Club.

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Thursday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Friday–Free Tech Friday

November 14

Vocabulary Assignments

Just a friendly reminder that you need to spend time working on Vocabulary.com!  You have two lists due before the end of the semester:

“Persuasion and Argument” due by December 7 and

“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due by December 14.

November 12

Lesson Plans for November 12-16

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote.  “All things are difficult until they are easy.” ~Thomas Fuller–What is one challenge you would like to overcome this school year?  Explain why overcoming this challenge is important to you.
  • Finish analyzing model persuasive essay to find persuasive techniques.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Turn Around Tuesday”–If you could turn around any event to have a different outcome, what would it be?  Explain why.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”–Share with the class some wise words, whether it’s a quote or advice.  Explain why your quote or advice is wise and why people should follow it.
  • Add more notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to our English notebook.
  • Discuss answers to yesterday’s assignment on persuasive appeals–due tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three-Things Thursday”–What are three things you are thankful for?  Explain why.
  • Complete a group activity–analyze persuasive speech for persuasive techniques and language.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Read the following quote.  “All things are difficult until they are easy.” ~Thomas Fuller–What is one challenge you would like to overcome this school year?  Explain why overcoming this challenge is important to you.
  • Finish analyzing model persuasive essay to find persuasive techniques.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Turn Around Tuesday”–If you could turn around any event to have a different outcome, what would it be?  Explain why.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”–Share with the class some wise words, whether it’s a quote or advice.  Explain why your quote or advice is wise and why people should follow it.
  • Add more notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos to our English notebook.
  • Discuss answers to yesterday’s assignment on persuasive appeals–due tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three-Things Thursday”–What are three things you are thankful for?  Explain why.
  • Assignment to be announced.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Assignment to be announced.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Continue brainstorming ideas for MUN media project.

Tuesday–Same as Monday.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Work on MUN media project.

Friday–Same as Thursday.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Thursday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Friday–Free Tech Friday

November 4

Lesson Plans for November 5-9

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below. What are you specifically doing to work toward your goal?  What can you do differently?
  • Finish taking notes over Persuasive Language.

Tuesday

  • Study for your Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Complete your Word Study List 2 Quiz.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Weather Wednesday”–Describe what you consider to be the perfect weather.  Explain why.
  • Work on appropriate questions we could ask at the career fair this afternoon.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two-Things Thursday”–What are two things you have done this week to accomplish your daily goals?
  • Read a persuasive paper and analyze it as a class.  What makes it persuasive?

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.
  • Put notes on Persuasive Techniques in your English notebook–match the terms to what we “noticed” in the speech yesterday.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below. What are you specifically doing to work toward your goal?  What can you do differently?
  • Finish taking notes over Persuasive Language.

Tuesday

  • Study for your Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Complete your Word Study List 2 Quiz.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Weather Wednesday”–Describe what you consider to be the perfect weather.  Explain why.
  • Work on appropriate questions we could ask at the career fair this afternoon.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Two-Things Thursday”–What are two things you have done this week to accomplish your daily goals?
  • Read a persuasive paper and analyze it as a class.  What makes it persuasive?

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos in your English notebook and complete a notebook activity.
  • Put notes on Persuasive Techniques in your English notebook–match the terms to what we “noticed” in the speech yesterday.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Turn in the final resolution about world issue for Model UN.

Tuesday–Work on line numbers on our resolutions.

Wednesday–No class due to Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Finish line numbering our resolutions.

Friday–No class due to pep rally schedule.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Same as Wednesday