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

 

May 1

Lesson Plans for May 1-May 5

English

Monday

  • Visit from Ms. Pearce, high school counselor
  • Homework: Continue researching your persuasive paper topic.  Complete the first five rows of your Dialectical Research Journal.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–What are your top two favorite movie characters or book characters ever?  Explain why.
  • Fill in your persuasive paper organizer.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather have super-sensitive taste or super-sensitive hearing?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.  Write your claim on the organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday: What are three things you would love to do, but something is holding you back?  Give details.
  • Watch a video about writing a counter argument/claim and rebuttal.
  • Work on writing a counter argument for your persuasive paper.  Write your counter argument and rebuttal on your organizer.

 Friday

  • Visit from Ms. Pearce, high school counselor

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Visit from Ms. Pearce, high school counselor
  • Homework: Continue researching your persuasive paper topic.  Complete the first five rows of your Dialectical Research Journal.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–What are your top two favorite movie characters or book characters ever?  Explain why.
  • Fill in your persuasive paper organizer.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather have super-sensitive taste or super-sensitive hearing?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.  Write your claim on the organizer.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday: What are three things you would love to do, but something is holding you back?  Give details.
  • Watch a video about writing a counter argument/claim and rebuttal.
  • Work on writing a counter argument for your persuasive paper.  Write your counter argument and rebuttal on your organizer.

 Friday

  • Visit from Ms. Pearce, high school counselor

 

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • STAAR Preparation

Tuesday

  • STAAR Preparation

Wednesday

  • STAAR Preparation

Thursday

  • STAAR Preparation

Friday

  • STAAR Preparation
April 23

Lesson Plans for April 24-April 28

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–Write about one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made.  What important lessons did you learn from that mistake?  How did making that mistake improve who you are today?
  • Begin planning our persuasive paper.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Truthful Tuesday–What do you have the hardest time being truthful about?  Explain.
  • Complete a review over punctuation using notes.
  • Continue researching our topic and record facts in our dialectical journal.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  Give details.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Freewrite Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Mindset Monday–Write about one of the biggest mistakes you have ever made.  What important lessons did you learn from that mistake?  How did making that mistake improve who you are today?
  • We will work on our proposals today.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Truthful Tuesday–What do you have the hardest time being truthful about?  Explain.
  • Complete a review over punctuation using notes.
  • Work on persuasive research proposal.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather be able to teleport anywhere or be able to read minds?  Explain why.
  • Watch a video about writing a persuasive claim.
  • Work on writing a claim for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  Give details.
  • Research topic and continue filling in the organizer.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Freewrite Friday: Write about anything you want to as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Continue researching for our paper and continue filling in the organizer.

 

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.
April 2

Lesson Plans: April 3-April 7

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Finish all work on text structures from last week and turn it in.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Complete a speech analysis exercise using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in your English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th Graders will spend the whole day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th Graders will complete an annual tech assessment.
  • Work on Punctuation Practice packet.  Finish for homework.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Free-write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Comma Rules in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt exercise and paste in notebook. 

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Present group activity on logical fallacies.

 Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Finish speech analysis activity using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th-grade students will spend the day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th-grade students will complete an annual technology assessment.
  • Complete Punctuation Practice packet if you have not already.

 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.
  • Paste Comma Rules notes in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt activity and paste in your English notebook.

 

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 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.