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 18

Lesson Plans for April 17-April 21

English

Monday

  • School Holiday

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Terrific Tuesday–What was terrific about your Easter holiday?
  • Students will free write their feelings, ideas, and thoughts about gun control, which is an issue pertinent to the novel they are reading in Mrs. Iske’s class.
  • Students will then be given a side of the issue to brainstorm arguments for and discuss them in their small groups before discussing them as a class.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?  Explain why.
  • Students will discuss the purpose of a Dialectical Journal–students will keep one during their research project to think about and reflect on their research findings and feelings regarding their topic.
  • Students will finalize how they want to answer the writing prompt and then brainstorm reasons for their position.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are three things you are proud of?  Give details.
  • Mini-lesson on how to effectively research a topic.
  • Students will complete a Google search activity.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Feel Good Friday: What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • Mini-lesson on how to evaluate sources during research.
  • Students will evaluate a source that will be useful in their research.

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Holiday

 Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Terrific Tuesday–What was terrific about your Easter holiday?
  • Students will brainstorm topic ideas for their persuasive speech.  Once they know the topic, they will create a writing prompt, essential question to drive their research, and a thesis statement.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday:  Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?  Explain why.
  • Introduce the Research Proposal and Dialectical Journal.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Three Things Thursday:  What are three things you are proud of?  Give details.  
  • Mini-lessons Day:  Formulating a Driving Question; Evaluating Sources; How to Use Diigo to bookmark sources; Effective Google Searches.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Feel Good Friday: What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • Finish mini-lessons from yesterday if necessary.
  • Spend time working on the research proposal.

7th Grade Power ELA

Monday

  • Holiday

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 diagnostics in Learning Odyssey.

 

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