November 28

Lesson Plans for November 28-December 2

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, November 28
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~We basically have two weeks of instruction left in this nine-week grading period. What could you do this week to help yourself accomplish a strong finish this nine weeks? Explain your answer.
Complete the counselor lesson about building character.
Work on IXL Assignment #4 if you have not finished already~final due date is Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 29
Respond to the following journal prompt: “Thinking Tuesday”–Yesterday was Cyber Monday, but today is Giving Tuesday. If you had $1000, how would you use it to help others? Is there a particular charity you would donate to or a particular cause you would want to help? Explain why you would use your money this way.
Paste a R.A.C.E.S. response strategy graphic organizer and transition stems into our notebooks.

Wednesday, November 30
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~ Would you rather eat a holiday dinner with your family or with your three favorite celebrities? Explain your choice.
Finish reviewing the R.A.C.E.S. response strategy~turning prompts into statements.

Thursday, December 1 (Ugly/Tacky Sweater)
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Three-Things Thursday”~ What are three things that make you calm? Explain why.
Read a short article about growth mindset vs. fixed mindset and answer a prompt using the R.A.C.E.S. response strategy~work as a class.

Friday, December 2 (Light up, Shine, or Sparkle)
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 practice activities over types of sentences.
Read a short article and complete a constructed response using the R.A.C.E.S. strategy~individual work.

November 16

Lesson Plans for November 14-18

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, November 14
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~Read the following quote: “A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” by Albert Einstein~What do you think this quote means? What can you learn from this quote?
Complete Counselor Lesson #10 about the difference between being assertive and being aggressive.
Work on Word Study Concept Maps assigned last week and IXL Assignment #4
Begin working on Word Study #2022-3 Visual Representations.

Tuesday, November 15
Respond to the following journal prompt:“Turn-It-Around Tuesday”~If you could turn around any event to have a different outcome, what would it be and why? Make sure to explain.
Finish Word Study Concept Maps~due today.
Work on IXL Assignment #4~due Friday.
Work on the Word Study Visual Representation slides.

Wednesday, November 16
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~ Would you rather drop your phone in a really dirty toilet or in a hole full of spiders? Explain why.
Work on any assignments that you have not completed yet.

Thursday, November 17
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”~ How would your best friend describe you? Explain with examples.
Take the Word Study #2022-3 Quiz.
Finish other work.

Friday, November 18
Library Day!

November 7

Lesson Plans for November 7-November 11

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, November 7

Respond to the following prompt in 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.

Work on Word Study #2022-2 Chart and Quizlet.

 

Tuesday, November 8

Respond to the following journal prompt: “Tell Me Something Good Tuesday”–Write about something good that you’ve seen someone else do.  What makes their deed such a good thing?

Take notes on punctuation marks (paste notes in notebook).

Complete a practice activity and paste in notebook.

 

Wednesday, November 9

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather go without electricity or running water?  Explain your answer.

Complete the counselor lesson about being yourself–answer the questions and turn it in.

Complete a word study digital concept maps assignment for Word Study #2022-3.

 

Thursday, November 10

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Three Things Thursday~What are three kind or supportive things that we should say more often to each other?  Why these three?

Review the RACES strategy for writing a short constructed response.

Read a short passage and identify the different parts.

Focus on how to turn a prompt into an opening statement.

 

Friday, November 11

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Future Friday”–What are your dreams for the future?  What is your plan to make them happen?

Read another article from yesterday’s presentation and complete it with a partner.

November 1

Lesson Plans for October 31-November 4

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, October 31
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do. Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
Work on your scary narrative~due Thursday.
Work on prepositions and punctuation practice.

Tuesday, November 1
Complete Day Three of Daily Language 2~discuss as a class.
Complete the counselor lesson about leadership.
Work on scary narratives.
Work on prepositions and punctuation practice.

Wednesday, November 2
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~
Last day to work on scary narrative in class.
Work on prepositions and punctuation practice.

Thursday, November 3
Complete Days Four and Five of Daily Language 2~discuss as a class.
Begin working on Word Study Chart and Quizlet #3~due Monday.

Friday, November 4
Library Day!