October 29

Lesson Plans for October 30-November 3

8th Grade and PreAP English

Monday

BELL WORK: Verb Tense mentor sentences–finish sentence stalking

CLASS WORK: 

  • Career Cruising online program

Tuesday

BELL WORK: Word Study List 3 Check

CLASS WORK:

  • NaNoWriMo Launch: students will watch video and receive workbook
  • students will join the NaNoWriMo classes online
  • discuss word count goal pp. 52-55
  • discuss silencing your inner editor (critic)

Wednesday

  • Author Skype with Alexander London at 10:00 in the cafeteria
  • Early Release Day for professional development at 12:00

Thursday

BELL WORK: Verb tense mentor sentences–imitate sentences

CLASS WORK:

  • go over survival tips p. 46
  • go over tracking chart in front of the workbook

Friday

BELL WORK: Verb Tense mentor sentences–imitating sentences

CLASS WORK:

  • complete writer’s eye brainstorming activity

 

 

 

 

October 22

Lesson Plans for October 23-October 27

8th Grade and PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–What skill do you have that you are most confident about and why?
  • Take notes on Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebook.
  • Complete activity.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Ticket Twosday–If you won only two tickets to your dream concert, who would you go see and who would you take with you?
  • Copy notes from our Growth Mindset lesson yesterday.  “Change your thinking–change your mindset.”
  • Receive Word Study List 3 and begin working on it–due Thursday.

Wednesday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Notice and Note.
  • Go to ReadWorks link in Classroom.  Read the article about memories and complete the comprehension questions in your table group.
  • On your own, map out a Brief Constructed Response (BCR) using the RACES graphic organizer.

Thursday

  • Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Sentence Stalking.
  • Take notes on Verb Tenses in your English notebook.
  • Complete Verb Tense activity in your English notebook.

Friday

  • Library–Mrs. Cooper will introduce students to National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) with “What is a Novel Anyway?”  Click here for Mrs. Cooper’s presentation. 

 

October 16

Lesson Plans for October 16-20

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!
October 8

Lesson Plans for October 9-13

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Describe a time in your life when persistence paid off.
  • Reread the passage “Growth Mindset” and answer the prompt in groups using the RACES strategy.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Terrific Trait Tuesday–Name your favorite character trait of two people who are close to you.  Why are these your favorite traits?
  • Continue working on our Growth Mindset answer using the RACES strategy.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather lose your left hand or your right foot? Explain why.
  • Type the Growth Mindset paragraph from our RACES organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–Write about a time when you struggled with something new. What did you do to improve? Explain your answer.
  • Continue working on our Mentor Sentence document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence–find notable sentences in your own reading.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete word study activities over lists 1 and 2.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Describe a time in your life when persistence paid off.
  • Reread the passage “Growth Mindset” and answer the prompt in groups using the RACES strategy.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Terrific Trait Tuesday–Name your favorite character trait of two people who are close to you.  Why are these your favorite traits?
  • Continue working on our Growth Mindset answer using the RACES strategy.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather lose your left hand or your right foot? Explain why.
  • Type the Growth Mindset paragraph from our RACES organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–Write about a time when you struggled with something new. What did you do to improve? Explain your answer.
  • Continue working on our Mentor Sentence document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence–find notable sentences in your own reading.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Complete word study activities over lists 1 and 2.
October 1

Lesson Plans for October 2-October 6

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Watch the video linked below.  How do you think the idea of fixed vs. growth mindset relates to you?  Do you think you have a fixed or growth mindset?  Explain your answers.
  • Read the passage about “Growth Mindset” and discuss the comprehension questions in your groups–annotate the passage

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tune Tuesday–Name three songs that you would include in a soundtrack of your life and why.
  • Discuss then begin working on the Mentor Sentences document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence.
  • Finish the notes and assignments from last Friday’s Google Slides lesson.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have fame or fortune? Explain why.
  • Complete word study activities.  Word Study List 2 Quiz is tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Trophy Thursday–What kind of trophy would you like to win?  Explain why.
  • Complete the Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Add notes about Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Follow the RACES strategy to answer a prompt about the “Growth Mindset” article we read and discussed on Monday.

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Watch the video linked below.  How do you think the idea of fixed vs. growth mindset relates to you?  Do you think you have a fixed or growth mindset?  Explain your answers.
  • Read the passage about “Growth Mindset” and discuss the comprehension questions in your groups–annotate the passage

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tune Tuesday–Name three songs that you would include in a soundtrack of your life and why.
  • Discuss then begin working on the Mentor Sentences document about Parts of Speech and Parts of a Sentence.
  • Finish the notes and assignments from last Friday’s Google Slides lesson.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be stuck on a desert island with only people you hate or alone?  Explain why.
  • Complete word study activities.  Word Study List 2 Quiz is tomorrow.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you had to give up one of your five senses (vision, smell, taste, touch, hearing) which would you give up and why?
  • Complete the Word Study List 2 Quiz.
  • Add notes about Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebooks.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Follow the RACES strategy to answer a prompt about the “Growth Mindset” article we read and discussed on Monday.