December 10

Lesson Plans for December 10-21

8th Grade English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”–Write about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate for school and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on author’s position speeches

Tuesday–work on author’s position speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on author’s position speeches

Friday–work on author’s position speeches

Monday–turn in author’s position speeches

Tuesday–exam day–no class

Wednesday–exam day–no class

Thursday–exam day–no class

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Friday–Free Tech Friday (if we’ve had good behavior this week)

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–no class

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–exam day for 8th period

December 5

Lesson Plans for December 3-7

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Motivational Monday”–Kickstart your week by thinking about WHAT or WHO motivates you to do your BEST in everything you do.  Explain how this WHAT or WHO motivates you.
  • Complete the word study connections chart linked below.  The words are from your vocabulary.com “Persuasion and Argument” list.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com– “Persuasion and Argument” due December 7 and “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • We will create an organizer for our persuasive paper today.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Would you rather be the Grinch or the Elf?  Explain your answer.
  • Watch a video on Flocabulary about writing effective thesis statements and answer the questions.
  • Participate in a class activity–identifying the most effective thesis statement

Thursday

  • UIL Competition Day–no school

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you would love to get for Christmas?  Explain why.
  • Take notes on Thesis Statements/Claims in English notebooks.
  • Complete an assignment on writing effective thesis statements.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Tuesday–cont. working on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–no school

Friday–Finish your MUN media project.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Thursday–no school

Friday–Typing Club

 

November 25

Lessons for November 26-November 30

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Begin discussing the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Continue brainstorming for our persuasive paper.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”– Study both images linked in this post.  What are your initial thoughts about the images? How does this information connect with accomplishing the goals you set for this semester?
  • Watch the TED Talk video on time management linked to this post.
  • Complete the activity attached to the video.    

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Hashtag Tuesday”–Come up with two hashtags to describe your Thanksgiving break.  Explain why you picked those hashtags.
  • Watch the Scope video about smartphones.
  • Read the article, “Are Phones Making Us Zombies?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Words of Wisdom Wednesday”– Would you rather be a zombie or a vampire?
  • Continue brainstorming the topic for our persuasive paper.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”– Study the image linked to this post.  How accurate do you think the information is for you? Explain your answer.
  • Read the article, “Should Your Parents Control Your Cell Phone?” and answer the questions on the handout.
  • Work on our two lists on Vocabulary.com.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Five Things Friday–What are five things you absolutely have to have in your dream house?
  • Write a flash draft of our persuasive paper.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Finish brainstorming ideas for MUN media project.

Tuesday–Work on MUN media project.

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Work on MUN media project.

Friday–Same as Thursday.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Tuesday–Work on Typing Club.

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Thursday–Continue working on our Music Coding module.

Friday–Free Tech Friday

October 28

Lesson Plans for October 29-November 2

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below.  What message does the image convey to you? How can you apply this message to our goal-setting process?
  • Complete a goal-setting chart based on your brainstorming from Friday.
  • How are you going to track your progress?

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Talk to me Tuesday”–What is ONE THING that not many people know about you?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebook.
  • Finish assignment from last week–homework if necessary.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a spooky, abandoned house?  Explain your answer.
  • Complete a Halloween free-write assignment–Should trick-or-treating have an age limit? Why or why not? Write an opinion piece to defend your position.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Therapy Thursday”–What is something that helps you calm down when you are sad/mad?  Extend your answer and give example.
  • Introduce Persuasive Unit–watch video, discuss purpose, complete activity.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • As a class, read and annotate a model persuasive essay.

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”–Click on the image linked below.  What message does the image convey to you? How can you apply this message to our goal-setting process?
  • Complete a goal-setting chart based on your brainstorming from Friday.
  • How are you going to track your progress?

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Talk to me Tuesday”–What is ONE THING that not many people know about you?
  • Paste vocabulary notes into English notebook.
  • Finish assignment from last week–homework if necessary.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather walk through a graveyard at midnight or spend the night in a spooky, abandoned house?  Explain your answer.
  • Complete a Halloween free-write assignment.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Therapy Thursday”–What is something that helps you calm down when you are sad/mad?  Extend your answer and give example.
  • Introduce Argument Unit–watch video, discuss purpose, complete activity.

Friday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Free Topic Friday–Write about anything you want as long as it is appropriate and you don’t mind if I read it.
  • As a class, read and annotate a model argument essay.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Finish writing resolution about world issue for Model UN.

Tuesday–Peer conference/edit resolutions.

Wednesday–No class due to Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Edit and Revise our resolutions.

Friday–No class due to pep rally schedule.

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Continue working on our Music Coding module

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Same as Wednesday

October 18

Lessons for October 15-19

8th Grade English

Monday

  • 1. Respond to the following prompt in your online writing journal–Mindset Monday: What are your academic and personal goals for this school year? How can you best reach those goals? Why is it important for you to reach these goals?
  • We will continue working on our motto questions and activity steps in your notebooks.
  • If you finish, work on your blogging challenge from last week–creating an avatar.

Tuesday

  • 1. Respond to the following prompt in your online writing journal–“Techie Tuesday”–What is your favorite social media site, video game, or app? Explain why.
  • Update our English notebook.
  • Continue working on our Personal Motto project

Wednesday

  • Take the 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Free Thinking Thursday–Enjoy one more day of writing about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Finish your inspirational motto poster, turn it in on Classroom, and post it on your blog.

Friday

  • Student Holiday

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday

  • 1. Respond to the following prompt in your online writing journal–Mindset Monday: What are your academic and personal goals for this school year? How can you best reach those goals? Why is it important for you to reach these goals?
  • We will continue working on our motto questions and activity steps in your notebooks.
  • If you finish, work on your blogging challenge from last week–creating an avatar.

Tuesday

  • 1. Respond to the following prompt in your online writing journal–“Techie Tuesday”–What is your favorite social media site, video game, or app? Explain why.
  • Update our English notebook.
  • Continue working on our Personal Motto project

Wednesday

  • Take the 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Free Thinking Thursday–Enjoy one more day of writing about anything you want as long as it’s appropriate.
  • Finish your inspirational motto poster, turn it in on Classroom, and post it on your blog.

Friday

  • Student Holiday

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–Begin researching solutions for your world issue for Model UN.

Tuesday–Continue researching solutions.

Wednesday–No class due to Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–Continue researching solutions for your world issue.

Friday–Student Holiday

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Digital Citizenship topic

Wednesday–Coding with Mrs. Cooper

Thursday–pep rally

Friday–Student Holiday