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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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).
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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