November 28

Lesson Plans for November 28-December 2

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, November 28
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~We basically have two weeks of instruction left in this nine-week grading period. What could you do this week to help yourself accomplish a strong finish this nine weeks? Explain your answer.
Complete the counselor lesson about building character.
Work on IXL Assignment #4 if you have not finished already~final due date is Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 29
Respond to the following journal prompt: “Thinking Tuesday”–Yesterday was Cyber Monday, but today is Giving Tuesday. If you had $1000, how would you use it to help others? Is there a particular charity you would donate to or a particular cause you would want to help? Explain why you would use your money this way.
Paste a R.A.C.E.S. response strategy graphic organizer and transition stems into our notebooks.

Wednesday, November 30
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~ Would you rather eat a holiday dinner with your family or with your three favorite celebrities? Explain your choice.
Finish reviewing the R.A.C.E.S. response strategy~turning prompts into statements.

Thursday, December 1 (Ugly/Tacky Sweater)
Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal– Title: “Three-Things Thursday”~ What are three things that make you calm? Explain why.
Read a short article about growth mindset vs. fixed mindset and answer a prompt using the R.A.C.E.S. response strategy~work as a class.

Friday, December 2 (Light up, Shine, or Sparkle)
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.
Continue practice activities over types of sentences.
Read a short article and complete a constructed response using the R.A.C.E.S. strategy~individual work.

October 23

Lesson Plans for October 24-October 28

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, October 24
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” Do you think that believing in yourself is important? Why or why not?
Participate in a prewriting activity for narrative writing.

Tuesday, October 25
Complete Day One of Daily Language 2~discuss as a class.
Complete the counselor lesson about supportive friendships.
Begin writing your scary narrative.

Wednesday, October 26 (Early Release at 12:00)
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title: “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather watch a scary movie with a scary movie buff or watch a scary movie with a scaredy-cat? Make sure to explain your choice.
Work on your scary narrative.

Thursday, October 27
Complete Day Two of Daily Language 2~discuss as a class.
Work on your scary narrative.

Friday, October 28
Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.
Work on your scary narrative.

October 18

Lesson Plans for October 17-21

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, October 17

School Holiday

Tuesday, October 18

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote: “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” ~Robert H. Schuller–Explain what you think this quote means in your own words.  Don’t forget to provide a personal example.

Review and complete Counselor Lesson #6~Showing Basic Respect.

Finish the analysis of Stephen King’s essay, “Why We Crave Horror Stories?”

Wednesday, October 19

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 a night in a spooky abandoned old house? Explain why.

Participate in learning stations activity about descriptive writing.

Thursday, October 20

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?

Finish the learning stations activity from Wednesday.

Friday, October 14

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.

Participate in a prewriting activity for narrative writing.

September 9

Lessons for September 12-16

8th Grade English and Advanced English

Monday, September 12

Respond to the following prompt in your Google writing journal–Title: “Mindset Monday”~Read the following quote: “Life is a matter of making choices, and every choice you make makes you.”  What do you think this quote means?  Explain how it relates to your life.

7th Period~packet work day.

Review and take notes on irregular verb tenses.

Finish our collaborative stories from last week~due Wednesday.

Begin working on IXL Assignment #2~due next Friday, September 23.

Tuesday, September 13

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Teen Tuesday”~Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.

Complete an assignment about irregular verb tenses.

Wednesday, September 14

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal– Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”~Would you rather ride a roller coaster or go down a giant water slide?  Explain why.

Review and grade verb tense and affix packets in class.

Share our collaborative stories.

Thursday, September 15

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Thoughtful Thursday”–Complete the following statement:  “____________ is worth more than gold.”  Explain your choice.

Complete a visual representation activity for Word Study #2022-1~due Monday.

Friday, September 16

Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Free Topic Friday”~You may write about anything you want as long as it is school appropriate, and you don’t mind if your principal sees it.

Participate in a Whodunit! Game about Irregular Verbs.