October 30

Lesson Plans for October 28-November 1

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, October 28

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: Mindset Monday–Now that we have finished our first nine weeks, what are specific things you can do to improve your next nine weeks’ performance?
  • Watch a video about the differences between the left and right brain.
  • Finish brain surveys and answer the following question:  How accurate do you think this survey is for you? How can this information about your brain help you? 

Tuesday, October 29

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: “Two Ticket Tuesday”—If you had only two tickets to an event of your choice, what event would you choose, and who would you take with you? Explain.
  • Work on your digital task cards assigned last Friday for Word Study 2019-2. You should have a copy on your Google Drive already.

Wednesday, October 30

  • Work on Word Study List 2019-2 Digital Task Cards. 

Thursday, October 31

  • 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 an example.
  • Finish working on your Digital Task Cards and click the “Turn In” button.
  • Work on Vocabulary.com list Word Study 2019-2.

Friday, November 1

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Future Friday”–What are your dreams for the future?  What is your plan to make them happen?
  • Finish vocabulary work for the week.

6th Grade GT

Students will be writing their resolutions for Model UN.

September 22

Lesson Plans for September 23-27

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, September 23

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”~Do you feel like you have a growth or fixed mindset based on the notes we took last Monday? Explain why. (page 38 in your notebook) 
  • Complete the Growth Mindset matching activity and paste in your English notebook p. 39.

Tuesday, September 24

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Time Warp Tuesday”~If you could go backward (or forward) in time, where would you go?  What would you do? Explain why.
  • Finish Real World Writing Purposes activities from last week.
  • Work on Vocabulary.com list “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know.”

Wednesday, September 25

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live on a beach or in a cabin in the woods?  Explain your answer.
  • Work on NoRedInk assignment.

Thursday, September 26

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–You’re stranded on a deserted island.  What three things will you bring with you? (Be reasonable: You can’t bring a house or the internet with you.)
  • Brainstorm for a Six-Word Memoir.

Friday, September 27

  • 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.
  • Complete a Six-Word Memoir and add an artistic background.

6th Grade GT

Students will be researching their chosen world issues for Model UN.

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September 15

Lesson Plans for September 16-20

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, September 16

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”~Read the following quote: “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ~Nelson Mandela (former president of South Africa).  In your own words, explain what you think this quote means. How could you apply this quote to your own life? Give at least one example with your answer and explanation. 
  • Copy the Growth Mindset notes into your English notebook.
  • Read the passage about Growth Mindset and answer questions.

Tuesday, September 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”– “Tenacity is the ability to hang on when letting go appears most attractive.”  What does this quote mean to you? Explain why.
  • Participate in a growth mindset class activity

Wednesday, September 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather read minds or see into the future?  Explain your answer.
  • Word Study workday

Thursday, September 19

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–If you had the opportunity, what are three positive changes you would like to make in the world?
  • Introduce Real-World Writing Purposes.

Friday, September 20

  • 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.
  • Continue Real-World Writing Purposes

6th Grade GT

Students will be researching their chosen countries for Model UN.

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September 9

Lesson Plans for September 9-13

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, September 9

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”~Has there ever been something that you were not good at in the beginning, but then through practice, you became good at it? Explain.
  • Complete a parts-of-speech packet.

Tuesday, September 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Travel Tuesday”–If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?  Explain why.
  • Group activity–building effective sentences.

Wednesday, September 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “What Do You Know Wednesday”–What do you know about 9/11?  How do you know it?
  • Introduction to our first word study.

Thursday, September 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Think About It Thursday”–If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it and why?
  • Complete the Word Study #1 chart.
  • Complete a word study choice board activity.

Friday, September 13

  • 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.
  • Complete an “I am unique” writing activity in our English notebooks.

 

6th Grade GT

Students will be researching their chosen countries for Model UN.

 

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