April 14

Lesson Plans for April 15-April 19

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 15

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.  How do you use GRIT to overcome this difficulty?
  • Read the Spotify debate in the Scope magazine and complete an argument analysis.
  • Write an evaluation of the arguments given in the Spotify debate.

Tuesday, April 16

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote:  “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” (Samuel Johnson) Explain this quote in your own words.  How does it fit with G.R.I.T.?
  • Complete the Argument Writing word study quiz.

Wednesday, April 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish Monday’s assignment–evaluating arguments.
  • Discuss what we’ve learned about how to write a strong argument.

Thursday, April 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”–What is a world problem that you would most like to fix? Explain why.
  • Read the Scope article, “Do You Need Recess?”  Answer the comprehension questions and then fill in the argument essay outline.
  • Write an introduction for an argument essay on this issue.

Friday, April 19

  • Holiday

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on your PBL project proposal

Tuesday–work on your PBL project proposal

Wednesday–no class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule

Thursday–work on your PBL project proposal

Friday–Holiday

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club or Typing.com

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Thursday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Friday–Holiday

 

March 31

Lessons for April 1-April 5

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 1

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” ~Robert H. Schuller–How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss a model written argument.
  • Take notes on what makes a strong argument essay.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison–What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.
  • Review and work on last week’s Scope assignment–analyzing a debate.

Wednesday, April 3

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak? Explain.
  • Finish the Scope assignment and turn it in.
  • Vote on this week’s debate topic–homework is to complete the debate preparation notes.

Thursday, April 4

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–Make a list of three things you like to do when you’re bored.  Explain.
  • Work on Word Study List #6 or debate notes for tomorrow.
  • Advanced English will debate today–have notes ready.

Friday, April 5

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Participate in a fish-bowl debate–notes are due for a grade.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–organize robot kits

Tuesday–organize robot kits

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–choose a PBL project

Friday–choose a PBL project

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

 

March 18

Lesson Plans for March 18-March 22

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, March 18

  • Holiday

Tuesday, March 19

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Top Two Tuesday”– What were the top two things you did over spring break?  As always, explain your answer.
  • Review and correct the Word Study List 5 Chart.
  • Begin working on the Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards assignment.

Wednesday, March 20

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live at the top of a tall New York City apartment building or at the top of a mountain?  Explain.
  • Begin our Argument Research unit–discuss unit outline.

Thursday, March 21

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three songs or books you love the most?  Explain why.
  • Begin step one of our research unit–ideas for a topic.

Friday, March 22

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Work on Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards assignment.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–holiday

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–work on robotics

Friday–work on robotics

7th/8th Technology

Monday–holiday

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing club

January 13

Class Agenda for January 14-18

8th Grade English

Monday, January 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Reflect on your performance in this class last nine weeks.  What will be your goals in this class this nine weeks? What is one powerful word that could help you stay motivated to reach your goals?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebooks.
  • Work on Word Study List #3–due tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 15

  • Complete a questionnaire over sentence types.
  • Work in groups to complete a sentence types activity.

Wednesday, January 16

  • Work on Mentor Sentences 2019-1 Step Three–due Friday.
  • Paste grammar notes into English notebook (subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns).

Thursday, January 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thinking Thursday”–Think about what you want your life to look like in ten years.  Write about it.
  • Begin working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards.

Friday, December 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards
  • Complete independent practice on sentence types.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, January 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Reflect on your performance in this class last nine weeks.  What will be your goals in this class this nine weeks? What is one powerful word that could help you stay motivated to reach your goals?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebooks.
  • Work on Word Study List #3–due tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 15

  • Work on Daily Language Study 2019-1 Day Three
  • Work in groups to complete a sentence types activity.

Wednesday, January 16

  • Complete a questionnaire over sentence types.
  • Paste grammar notes into English notebook (subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns).

Thursday, January 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thinking Thursday”–Think about what you want your life to look like in ten years.  Write about it.
  • Begin working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards.

Friday, December 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on Word Study #3 Digital Task Cards
  • Complete independent practice on sentence types.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on projects and speeches

Tuesday–work on projects and speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on projects and speeches

Friday–work on projects and speeches

7th/8th Technology

Monday–work on project

Tuesday–work on project

Wednesday–work on project

Thursday–typing club

Friday–typing club

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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