February 23

Lesson Plans for February 26-March 2

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Mindset Monday–In order to succeed at something, would you rather have a challenge or attain it easily?  Why?  Explain.
  • Finish Persuasive Ads group activity and present them.
  • Homework:  Finish Intro to Persuasive Techniques in Advertising assignment from last week.

Tuesday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Types of Phrases–Step One.
  • Take notes on Types of Phrases in English comp book–update the table of contents–complete Types of Phrases activity and discuss.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Wise Words Wednesday–What does the following quote mean to you?  How can you apply it to your own life?
  • Begin working on Digital Task Cards for Word Study List #6.

Thursday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Types of Phrases–Step Two
  • Take notes on Logical Fallacies and complete activity in English comp book.  Watch video examples–identify the fallacies used.

Friday

  • Focused Free-write Friday:  Topic TBA

 

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Mindset Monday–
  • Finish Persuasive Ads group activity and present them.
  • Homework:  Finish Intro to Persuasive Techniques in Advertising assignment from last week.

Tuesday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Types of Phrases–Step One.
  • Take notes on Types of Phrases in English comp book–update the table of contents–complete Types of Phrases activity and discuss.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Wise Words Wednesday–What does the following quote mean to you?  How can you apply it to your own life?
  • Begin working on Digital Task Cards for Word Study List #6.

Thursday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Types of Phrases–Step Two
  • Take notes on Logical Fallacies and complete activity in English comp book.  Watch video examples–identify the fallacies used.

Friday

  • Focused Free-write Friday:  Topic TBA

 

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week we will take a benchmark on the Study Island program in order to determine teaching topics in tutoring.

February 20

Lesson Plans: February 19-23

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Complete Phrases vs. Clauses pre-assessment.
  • Update English comp book notes and table of contents.
  • Finish Persuasive Techniques in Advertising notes/activity in English comp book.
  • Watch video of advertisements and identify persuasive techniques used (see notebook); explain how these techniques are persuasive.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Wise Words Wednesday–What does the following quote mean to you?  How can you apply it to your own life? “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz
  • Begin working on Word Study List #6–due Friday, February 23.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Thoughtful Thursday–Do you think that protest can effect change?
  • Go over Persuasive Techniques in Advertising activities–what are the techniques used and how are they persuasive?

Friday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences #1–Types of Phrases.
  • Take notes on Types of Phrases in your English comp books.

 

PreAP English

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Complete Phrases vs. Clauses pre-assessment.
  • Update English comp book notes and table of contents.
  • Finish Persuasive Techniques in Advertising notes/activity in English comp book.
  • Watch video of advertisements and identify persuasive techniques used (see notebook); explain how these techniques are persuasive.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Wise Words Wednesday–What does the following quote mean to you?  How can you apply it to your own life? “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz
  • Begin working on Word Study List #6–due Friday, February 23.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Thoughtful Thursday–Do you think that protest can effect change?
  • Go over Persuasive Techniques in Advertising activities–what are the techniques used and how are they persuasive?

Friday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences #1–Types of Phrases.
  • Take notes on Types of Phrases in your English comp books.

 

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week we will take a benchmark on the Study Island program in order to determine teaching topics in tutoring.

February 5

Lesson Plans for February 5-February 9

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Mindset Monday–How can you set up your week How can you set yourself up today to have a productive week?
  • Quiz over subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns.
  • Grade Word Study List 5 chart as a class.

Tuesday

  • Complete the five sentence activity posted on Classroom–identify dependent vs. independent clauses–discuss as a class.
  • Begin introduction to our Power of Persuasion unit–what makes words powerful?  How can we use language in a powerful way?
  • Watch persuasive speeches and discuss what makes them effective and powerful.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to control the weather or talk to animals?
  • Participate in group activity–persuasive speech analysis
  • Finish No Red Ink lessons on subordinate conjunctions.

Thursday

  • Complete the five sentence activity posted on Classroom–creating complex sentences–discuss as a class.
  • Complete quiz over subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns.
  • Finish Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards.

Friday

  • Complete the paragraph activity posted on Classroom–using sentence variety to improve a paragraph–discuss as a class.
  • Take notes in English comp book about persuasive techniques, including rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.

 

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal:  Mindset Monday–How can you set up your week How can you set yourself up today to have a productive week?
  • Quiz over subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns.
  • Grade Word Study List 5 chart as a class.

Tuesday

  • Complete the five sentence activity posted on Classroom–identify dependent vs. independent clauses–discuss as a class.
  • Begin introduction to our Power of Persuasion unit–what makes words powerful?  How can we use language in a powerful way?
  • Watch persuasive speeches and discuss what makes them effective and powerful.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your Google journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be able to control the weather or talk to animals?
  • Participate in group activity–persuasive speech analysis
  • Finish No Red Ink lessons on subordinate conjunctions.

Thursday

  • Complete the five sentence activity posted on Classroom–creating complex sentences–discuss as a class.
  • Complete quiz over subordinate conjunctions and relative pronouns.
  • Finish Word Study List 5 Digital Task Cards.

Friday

  • Complete the paragraph activity posted on Classroom–using sentence variety to improve a paragraph–discuss as a class.
  • Take notes in English comp book about persuasive techniques, including rhetorical devices and logical fallacies.

 

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week we will be working on vocabulary acquisition.  Students will complete activities on Moby Max.

December 8

Finishing Strong After Nanowrimo!

Although National Novel Writing Month has ended, we have not.  Students are still making the final touches to their stories, and we have projects that go along with our novels to complete next week.  Our students have worked hard on their stories, and I am so proud of their efforts!  To finish up the nine weeks/semester, we have some important dates to remember:

Friday, December 8                    Last day to turn in all binder assignments

Wednesday, December 13           Novel projects are due–click here for instructions.

Thursday, December 14             Finishing touches

Friday, December 15                 Evidence of Skills Applied document due–click here for a copy

Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20          Click here for Semester Exam schedule

While we are so close to Christmas that we can taste it, we must finish strong, the Roughneck way!

November 17

NaNoWriMo Continues!

First of all, I apologize for not putting lessons on this week.  All students have been working diligently on our novels, and I have to say, many of them are so creative!  I am so proud!  Students received a checklist from me in Google Classroom at the beginning of the week which shows them what has to be done by the end of each week between now and December 13.  This checklist is organized by levels, and as they complete each level, they earn not only the grades for what they have completed, but also new privileges they can enjoy in class.  Click here for a copy of that checklist!

Also, today in 8th grade only, every core class is allowing our students to work on their novels as well as the assignments in their novel workbooks.  We are having what’s called a “Write-in,” and I am so thankful to all of the teachers in other disciplines who are being so supportive!  By November 30, our students must reach their word-count goals in order to receive goodies from the NaNoWriMo organization, and some of our students have already reached their goals.

Some students who struggle with writing need to also take time at home.  I know that no one wants to work over a holiday, but they may need to in order to reach their goals and finish the required work.

This has been an exciting project, and a few teachers have even gotten involved in the fun by writing their own novels!  Make sure to ask your child about their novels and check out the great work they have done.

Happy Thanksgiving!