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 27

Lesson Plans for September 25-29

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?
  • If you have not already, submit your Word Study List 2 Chart in Classroom. Go to Wednesday, September 20, to turn it in.
  • Get a sheet with a prefix/suffix web on front and back and one sheet with a root tree front/back. Using the prefixes, suffixes, and roots from Word Study List 2, complete the webs and trees. Turn in completed worksheets to the tray for your class period.
  • If you have not already done so, go to NoRedInk to complete the two pathways I previously assigned.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Traveling Tuesday–If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why would you go there?
  • Work on vocabulary assignments from yesterday.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be a tiny person no taller than a few inches or a giant person over nine feet tall? Explain why.
  • Finish all word study assignments.  What is not finished is homework.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic on Sleep Needs. How are your sleeping habits affecting you personally?  How could the information on this graphic help you to improve your sleeping habits?  Any other thoughts?
  • Catch up on our English notebooks and add review notes on parts of speech and parts of a sentence.

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.
  • Finish all assigned work on No Red Ink.

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?
  • If you have not already, submit your Word Study List 2 Chart in Classroom. Go to Wednesday, September 20, to turn it in.
  • Get a sheet with a prefix/suffix web on front and back and one sheet with a root tree front/back. Using the prefixes, suffixes, and roots from Word Study List 2, complete the webs and trees. Turn in completed worksheets to the tray for your class period.
  • If you have not already done so, go to NoRedInk to complete the two pathways I previously assigned.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Traveling Tuesday–If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why would you go there?
  • Work on vocabulary assignments from yesterday.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Would You Rather Wednesday–Would you rather be a tiny person no taller than a few inches or a giant person over nine feet tall? Explain why.
  • Finish all word study assignments.  What is not finished is homework.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thought-provoking Thursday–Study the infographic on Sleep Needs. How are your sleeping habits affecting you personally?  How could the information on this graphic help you to improve your sleeping habits?  Any other thoughts?
  • Catch up on our English notebooks and add review notes on parts of speech and parts of a sentence.

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.
  • Finish all assigned work on No Red Ink.
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August 27

Lesson Plans for August 28-September 1, 2017

8th Grade English and PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  Mindset Monday–On Friday, you stated goals for this year.  Now, what steps must you take to reach these goals?
  • Heart Maps are due (in English notebook)
  • Review/discuss policies/procedures, expectations, and guidelines.
  • Complete the Policies & Procedures Questionnaire with a partner.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Tough Tuesday–What are your strengths?  How do you know this?
  • Finish setting up English notebooks–tabs, pockets, and baggies.
  • Review/discuss our English notebook guidelines and rubric.
  • Review CHAMPS expectations.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: Wishes Wednesday–If you could have one wish, what would it be?
  • Writing Assessment 2.0–write in Google Docs and Paste into PEG Writing program.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–If you had to throw out all but ONE of your possessions, which ONE prized possession would you keep?
  • Complete a Learning Styles survey and discuss the results.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  FriYay!–What is one thing you are really excited about right now?
  • Complete/discuss Multiple Intelligences survey.
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August 20

Lesson Plans for August 21-August 25, 2017

8th Grade English and PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to and discuss a prompt on the board:  Last year, what was your favorite class and why?
  • Create a daily writing journal in Google Docs.
  • Participate in a snowball writing activity based on today’s eclipse.

Tuesday

  • Respond to and discuss a prompt on the board:  What did you find most interesting about the solar eclipse yesterday?
  • Begin to set up our English notebooks.
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt for class procedures and policies–paste in English notebook.

Wednesday

  • Respond to and discuss a prompt on the board:  What is the most exciting thing about a new year?
  • Discuss/cover expectations for English notebooks and paste them in the notebook.
  • Finish notebook set-up.
  • Begin first writing activity–create a heart map.

Thursday

  • Respond to and discuss a prompt on the board: What is the most frightening thing about a new school year?
  • Complete an expository writing screener on Moby Max.

 Friday

  • Respond to and discuss a prompt on the board:  What are your goals for this school year?
  • Finish heart maps in English notebook from Wednesday.
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