August 25

Lesson Plans for August 29-September 2

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, August 29
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~In life, do you want things to be easy or challenging? Explain your choice with examples.
Paste pages in notebook for this week’s lessons~Building Vocabulary, affix notes, affixes practice, verb tenses, and commonly misused words.
Fill in notes for affixes and begin working on the affixes practice.

Tuesday, August 30
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Travel Tuesday”–If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Explain why.
Finish working on the affixes practice in notebooks.
Work on IXL recommendations~re, able, and words with Greek and Latin roots~due Monday.

Wednesday, August 31
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be a superhero or a villain? Explain why.
Begin working on verb tenses~complete an activity in the notebook.

Thursday, September 1
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”~If you had to throw out all but ONE of your possessions, which ONE prized possession would you keep? Explain why.
Begin working on Word Study Chart #2022-1 and create a Quizlet study set~due Friday.

Friday, September 2
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.
Continue working on verb tenses~complete a group activity.

August 19

Lesson Plans for August 22-August 26

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, August 22

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Motivational Monday”~Read the following quote: “There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs.” ~Zig Ziglar–What do you think this quote means?  How can you connect the meaning to your own life?  Explain.

Paste reference pages in notebooks.

Quickly review parts of speech~complete a mad libs activity.

Tuesday, August 23

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Talent Tuesday”–What is your greatest talent?  How do you see yourself using this talent in your future?

Begin working on a “Power of Words” lesson.

Wednesday, August 24

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather go cliff diving or bungee jumping?  Explain your choice.

Continue with the “Power of Words” lesson.

Thursday, August 25

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”~Think of someone you admire or look up to.  What are the qualities of that person that you admire?  Explain.

Complete a word study chart and create a Quizlet study set.

Friday, August 26

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.

Library day~Digital Citizenship with Mrs. Kelley.

August 10

Lesson Plans for August 11-August 19

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Thursday, August 11
Introduction to class and to Mrs. Velde.
Talk about what supplies they’ll need for my class.
Begin a student profile activity.

Friday, August 12
Participate in a scavenger hunt about class procedures and policies.
Sign up for Google Classroom.
Work on student profile writing activity–due Tuesday.
Homework: Bring materials to decorate your writer’s notebook–due Tuesday.

Monday, August 15
Create a Google Doc for your daily writing journal.
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~Last year, what was your favorite class and why?
Discuss my expectations for daily journal entries and show examples.
Test Skyward logins.
Test our other logins.

Tuesday, August 16
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Two-Things Tuesday”–What are two exciting things about starting a new school year? Explain your choices.
Decorate notebooks (bring your materials).

Wednesday, August 17
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds? Explain why.
Finish decorating your notebooks.
Advanced students will take an essay exam over the Book Thief~bring your book.

Thursday, August 18
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”~What is the most frightening thing about a new school year? Explain why.
All students will complete a writing screener to pre-assess their knowledge of revising and editing skills.

Friday, August 19
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Future Friday”~What would you like to accomplish this year? What are your goals? Explain.
Finish everything from this week so that we’ll be ready to go on Monday.