May 11

Lesson Plans for May 15-May 19

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–How can you make the next two weeks your strongest in middle school? (Shout-out to Kayla Graham for this one.)
  • Finish revising papers in PEG Writing.

Tuesday

  • Those who are not going on the field trip will complete the journal prompt and finish revising persuasive papers.
  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Tasty Tuesday–If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you never get tired of?  Explain why.  (Shout-out to Jacee Pinson for this one!)

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday: Would you rather stay in middle school the rest of your life or go to high school?  Explain why.  (Shout-out to Kayla Graham for this one!)
  • Complete Comma Notes and Comma Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday: If you could solve three world problems, what would they be?  Give short reasons why.
  • Work on final exam review.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Free-write Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Work on final exam review.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–How can you make the next two weeks your strongest in middle school? (Shout-out to Kayla Graham for this one.)
  • Finish revising papers in PEG Writing.

Tuesday

  • Those who are not going on the field trip will complete the journal prompt and finish revising persuasive papers.
  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Tasty Tuesday–If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you never get tired of?  Explain why.  (Shout-out to Jacee Pinson for this one!)

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday: Would you rather stay in middle school the rest of your life or go to high school?  Explain why.  (Shout-out to Kayla Graham for this one!)
  • Complete Comma Notes and Comma Scavenger Hunt.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday: If you could solve three world problems, what would they be?  Give short reasons why.
  • Persuasive speeches

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Free-write Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Persuasive speeches

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Moby Max

Tuesday

  • Learning Odyssey

Wednesday

  • Moby Max

Thursday

  • Learning Odyssey

Friday

  • Free time Friday

 

April 7

Lesson Plans for Monday, April 10-Friday, April 14

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Marvelous Monday–What is something you can do this week to make someone else feel marvelous? Be specific and make a plan.
  • Students will complete a short survey about topics that will be addressed in their class novel with Mrs. Iske.  This will be an entry event to introduce our inquiry project, which will culminate in a persuasive paper and presentation.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite school subjects.
  • Introduction to Persuasive Writing Unit–you will research a national issue and write a persuasive speech this nine weeks.  Watch a short video, and then begin brainstorming ideas.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.
  • Discuss the purpose of a Dialectical Journal–students will keep one during their research project to think about and reflect on their research findings and feelings regarding their topic.
  • Finish brainstorming topic.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are your three favorite things to do on a rainy day?  Give detail.
  • Mini-lesson on how to effectively research a topic.  Complete a Google search activity.

 Friday

Good Friday Holiday–no school.

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Marvelous Monday–What is something you can do this week to make someone else feel marvelous? Be specific and make a plan.
  • Students will complete a short survey about a variety of local, state, and national issues. This will be an entry event to introduce our inquiry project, which will culminate in a persuasive speech and presentation.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Introduction to Inquiry Project–students will be researching an issue of their choice and writing a persuasive speech.
  • Begin brainstorming ideas.  Participate in a Bad Idea Factory in the Think Lab.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather play a hero or a villain in a movie?  Explain why.
  • Students will take the results from their Bad Idea Factory yesterday and narrow down to a topic they would like to write about.
  • Introduce the Research Proposal and Dialectical Journal.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are your three favorite things to do on a rainy day?  Give detail.
  • Mini-lessons Day:  Formulating a Driving Question; Evaluating Sources; How to Use Diigo to bookmark sources; Effective Google Searches.

Friday

Good Friday Holiday–no school.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

Good Friday Holiday–No school.

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February 27

Lesson Plans for February 27-March 3

TEKS of the WEEK:  8.14, 8.16, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21

English

Monday

  • No journal prompt today.
  • Finish Phrases and Clauses Review from Friday.  Discuss and solve any struggles.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Trending Tuesday:  What is something GOOD that you think SHOULD be trending?
  • Finish imitating hooks (cont. From last Wednesday).

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Wise Words Wednesday:  “You must never feel badly about making mistakes…as long as you take the trouble to learn from them.  For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth  Explain what you think this quote means in your own words.  How could the lesson of this quote be helpful to you?
  • Pick a hook from Tuesday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis (in your notebook–highlight each part in a different color).

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:   Therapy Thursday–What is the BEST way to cheer you up when you’re upset/angry?  Explain why.
  • Finish writing introductions.

 Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Type a final copy of introduction on a new Google doc–title it “Introduction.”  Highlight each part of the introduction in a different color, and label what each color means.
  • Review for Nine Weeks Exam on Monday.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • No journal prompt today.
  • Finish Phrases and Clauses Review from Friday.  Discuss and solve any struggles.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Trending Tuesday:  What is something GOOD that you think SHOULD be trending?
  • Finish imitating hooks (cont. From last Wednesday).

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Wise Words Wednesday:  “You must never feel badly about making mistakes…as long as you take the trouble to learn from them.  For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth  Explain what you think this quote means in your own words.  How could the lesson of this quote be helpful to you?
  • Pick a hook from Tuesday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis (in your notebook–highlight each part in a different color).

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:   Therapy Thursday–What is the BEST way to cheer you up when you’re upset/angry?  Explain why.
  • Finish writing introductions.

 Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Type a final copy of introduction on a new Google doc–title it “Introduction.”  Highlight each part of the introduction in a different color, and label what each color means.
  • Review for Nine Weeks Exam on Monday.

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Tuesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

Wednesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.
February 17

Lesson Plans for February 20-February 24

TEKS of the WEEK:  8.14, 8.17, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21 

English

Monday

HOLIDAY

Tuesday

Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Time Travel Tuesday–If you could travel through time and space, where and when would you go?

Take notes over introductory hooks/leads in our English notebooks.

 

Imitate writing different hooks in response to the same prompt.

Wednesday

Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have the ability to fly or the ability to read people’s minds?

 

Complete Dailies assignment–read paragraph and identify/discuss grammatical structures (from Mary Ellen Ledbetter)

Thursday

Respond to a journal prompt:  Throwback Thursday–What is something we’ve done in class this year that you would like to do again?  Explain why.

Pick a hook from Monday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis.

 

Friday

Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.

Complete the introduction from yesterday.  Highlight the parts of the introduction in different colors.  Share with the class.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

HOLIDAY

Tuesday

Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Time Travel Tuesday–If you could travel through time and space, where and when would you go?

 

Take notes over introductory hooks/leads in our English notebooks.

 

Imitate writing different hooks in response to the same prompt.

Wednesday

Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have the ability to fly or the ability to read people’s minds?

 

Complete Dailies assignment–read paragraph and identify/discuss grammatical structures (from Mary Ellen Ledbetter)

Thursday

Respond to a journal prompt:  Throwback Thursday–What is something we’ve done in class this year that you would like to do again?  Explain why.

Pick a hook from Monday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis.

 

Friday

Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.

 

Complete the introduction from yesterday.  Highlight the parts of the introduction in different colors.  Share with the class.

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

 

Tuesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

 

Wednesday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

 

Thursday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

 

Friday

Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.

Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

February 8

Lesson Plans for February 6-10

TEKS of the WEEK:  8.14, 8.17, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal: Would You Rather—Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses OR the worst player on a team that always wins? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our group activity from Friday–recombining the sentences from your partners’ paragraphs.
  • Owners of paragraphs will then revise their paragraphs, using feedback from peers.

 

Tuesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online journal.
  • Take notes over transitions. They will go on the next LEFT blank page after sentence variety notes in our content section.
  • Identify transitions in a model expository paragraph.

 

Wednesday

  • Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather receive $1000 right now OR receive $50 a month for the rest of your life?
  • Revise your Digital Life paragraphs (incorporating suggestions from your group mates–or not). Label your final copy as such in your document.
  • Copy and paste your paragraph into Peg writing. Use the peer edit function before submitting it.
  • If you finish, you will complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Thankful Thursday–Write about something you are thankful for.
  • Finish peer editing and revising Digital Life paragraphs in PEG.  Make final submissions today.
  • If you finish early, complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Take notes over introductions in your English notebooks–identify and discuss hook, bridge, and thesis in a model introduction; write your own hooks for given prompts, emulating the sample responses

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal: Would You Rather—Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses OR the worst player on a team that always wins? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our group activity from Friday–recombining the sentences from your partners’ paragraphs.
  • Owners of paragraphs will then revise their paragraphs, using feedback from peers.

 

Tuesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online journal.
  • Take notes over transitions. They will go on the next LEFT blank page after sentence variety notes in our content section.
  • Identify transitions in a model expository paragraph.

 

Wednesday

  • Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather receive $1000 right now OR receive $50 a month for the rest of your life?
  • Revise your Digital Life paragraphs (incorporating suggestions from your group mates–or not). Label your final copy as such in your document.
  • Copy and paste your paragraph into Peg writing. Use the peer edit function before submitting it.
  • If you finish, you will complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Thankful Thursday–Write about something you are thankful for.
  • Finish peer editing and revising Digital Life paragraphs in PEG.  Make final submissions today.
  • If you finish early, complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Take notes over introductions in your English notebooks–identify and discuss hook, bridge, and thesis in a model introduction; practice writing parts of an introduction for given prompts, emulating the sample responses

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

 

Tuesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics Learning Odyssey.

 

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.

 

Thursday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

 

Friday

  • Respond to journal prompt in Power Writing Journal.
  • Work on Vocabulary in Moby Max.