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.
September 20

Lesson Plans for September 18-September 22

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–What does failure mean to you? Have you ever felt like a failure? How did you cope?
  • Study your vocabulary by opening your word study Quizlet that you created and playing the games available.  Your quiz is tomorrow.
  • Work on the assignment on how to turn a prompt into a topic sentence.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Techie Tuesday–What are your favorite apps or games?  Why are they your favorites?
  • Vocabulary quiz over Word Study List 1.
  • Continue working on the assignments in No Red Ink.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have live one hundred years in the future or one hundred years in the past? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our Turning Prompts into Topic Sentences worksheet and discuss.
  • Begin working on our new Word Study List 2.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic linked below.  How well does it illustrate the connection between your favorite color and your personality?  Explain your answer.
  • No Red Ink work day with further instruction by Mrs. Velde.

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.
  • Work on Word Study 2

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–What does failure mean to you? Have you ever felt like a failure? How did you cope?
  • Study your vocabulary by opening your word study Quizlet that you created and playing the games available.  Your quiz is tomorrow.
  • Work on the assignment on how to turn a prompt into a topic sentence.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Techie Tuesday–What are your favorite apps or games?  Why are they your favorites?
  • Vocabulary quiz over Word Study List 1.
  • Continue working on the assignments in No Red Ink.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have live one hundred years in the future or one hundred years in the past? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our Turning Prompts into Topic Sentences worksheet and discuss.
  • Begin working on our new Word Study List 2.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic linked below.  How well does it illustrate the connection between your favorite color and your personality?  Explain your answer.
  • No Red Ink work day with further instruction by Mrs. Velde.

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.
  • Work on Word Study 2
September 9

Lesson Plans for September 11-September 15

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Day to Remember–You are too young to remember the actual events on September 11, 2001, so why do you think it is so important that you learn about it and observe its importance?
  • Grade/review Word Study List 1 chart.
  • Finish notes from Friday over constructed responses (RACE).

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Trading Tuesday–If you could trade lives with anybody for a day, who would it be and why?
  • Complete a grammar review packet.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
  • Participate in Word Study Stations for Word Study List 1.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • Work on a constructed response as a class–Focus on R (rewording the question), A (answering the question), and C (citing evidence to support your answer).

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Freewrite Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on our class constructed response–Focus on E (explain your answer) and S (sum up your answer).

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Day to Remember–You are too young to remember the actual events on September 11, 2001, so why do you think it is so important that you learn about it and observe its importance?
  • Grade/review Word Study List 1 chart.
  • Finish notes from Friday over constructed responses (RACE).

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Trading Tuesday–If you could trade lives with anybody for a day, who would it be and why?
  • Complete a grammar review packet.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
  • Participate in Word Study Stations for Word Study List 1.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
  • Work on a constructed response as a class–Focus on R (rewording the question), A (answering the question), and C (citing evidence to support your answer).

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Freewrite Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Continue working on our class constructed response–Focus on E (explain your answer) and S (sum up your answer).