January 15

Lesson Plans for January 15-January 19

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Weather day

Wednesday

  • Weather Day

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online Google journal:  Write about one thing you value in life and why.
  • Watch the Shmoop video about Types of Sentences.
  • Review the notes over Types of Sentences and complete practice activity–paste in English notebook.
  • Write your own sentences on Step 3 of your Mentor Sentences document.

Friday

  • Work on Word Study List 4 Choice Board
  • Turn in Word Study List 4 Choice Board and completed activities on Google Classroom–today’s post.
  • Complete independent practice packet–Types of Sentences; review your notes and yesterday’s Shmoop video if necessary.

 

PreAP English

Monday

  • Holiday

Tuesday

  • Weather day

Wednesday

  • Weather Day

Thursday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online Google journal:  Write about one thing you value in life and why.
  • Watch the Shmoop video about Types of Sentences.
  • Review the notes over Types of Sentences and complete practice activity–paste in English notebook.
  • Write your own sentences on Step 3 of your Mentor Sentences document.

Friday

  • Work on Word Study List 4 Choice Board
  • Turn in Word Study List 4 Choice Board and completed activities on Google Classroom–today’s post.
  • Complete independent practice packet–Types of Sentences; review your notes and yesterday’s Shmoop video if necessary.

 

TIER 2 Tutoring

This week we will be working on vocabulary acquisition.  Students will complete activities on Moby Max.

December 8

Finishing Strong After Nanowrimo!

Although National Novel Writing Month has ended, we have not.  Students are still making the final touches to their stories, and we have projects that go along with our novels to complete next week.  Our students have worked hard on their stories, and I am so proud of their efforts!  To finish up the nine weeks/semester, we have some important dates to remember:

Friday, December 8                    Last day to turn in all binder assignments

Wednesday, December 13           Novel projects are due–click here for instructions.

Thursday, December 14             Finishing touches

Friday, December 15                 Evidence of Skills Applied document due–click here for a copy

Monday, December 18 – Wednesday, December 20          Click here for Semester Exam schedule

While we are so close to Christmas that we can taste it, we must finish strong, the Roughneck way!

November 17

NaNoWriMo Continues!

First of all, I apologize for not putting lessons on this week.  All students have been working diligently on our novels, and I have to say, many of them are so creative!  I am so proud!  Students received a checklist from me in Google Classroom at the beginning of the week which shows them what has to be done by the end of each week between now and December 13.  This checklist is organized by levels, and as they complete each level, they earn not only the grades for what they have completed, but also new privileges they can enjoy in class.  Click here for a copy of that checklist!

Also, today in 8th grade only, every core class is allowing our students to work on their novels as well as the assignments in their novel workbooks.  We are having what’s called a “Write-in,” and I am so thankful to all of the teachers in other disciplines who are being so supportive!  By November 30, our students must reach their word-count goals in order to receive goodies from the NaNoWriMo organization, and some of our students have already reached their goals.

Some students who struggle with writing need to also take time at home.  I know that no one wants to work over a holiday, but they may need to in order to reach their goals and finish the required work.

This has been an exciting project, and a few teachers have even gotten involved in the fun by writing their own novels!  Make sure to ask your child about their novels and check out the great work they have done.

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 22

Lesson Plans for October 23-October 27

8th Grade and PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–What skill do you have that you are most confident about and why?
  • Take notes on Fixed vs. Growth Mindset in your English notebook.
  • Complete activity.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Ticket Twosday–If you won only two tickets to your dream concert, who would you go see and who would you take with you?
  • Copy notes from our Growth Mindset lesson yesterday.  “Change your thinking–change your mindset.”
  • Receive Word Study List 3 and begin working on it–due Thursday.

Wednesday

  • Complete Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Notice and Note.
  • Go to ReadWorks link in Classroom.  Read the article about memories and complete the comprehension questions in your table group.
  • On your own, map out a Brief Constructed Response (BCR) using the RACES graphic organizer.

Thursday

  • Mentor Sentences–Verb Tense: Sentence Stalking.
  • Take notes on Verb Tenses in your English notebook.
  • Complete Verb Tense activity in your English notebook.

Friday

  • Library–Mrs. Cooper will introduce students to National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo) with “What is a Novel Anyway?”  Click here for Mrs. Cooper’s presentation. 

 

October 16

Lesson Plans for October 16-20

8th Grade English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!

PreAP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online daily journal: Mindset Monday–How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something? How does it make you feel when you succeed at something? Explain.
  • Turn in Mentor Sentences document–link it to post for October 12.
  • Work on Digital Task Cards assignment–finish Tasks One-Four by tomorrow.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in your online journal: Tell Me Something Good Tuesday–Tell me something good that you have seen someone else do.
  • Complete our 1st Nine Weeks Exam.

Wednesday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: We Rise Wednesday– What does the following quote mean to you?  “We rise by lifting others.” ~Robert Ingersoll–Don’t forget to explain your answer.
  • Finish the Digital Task Cards assignment–Tasks Five and Six.  Turn your Google Slides copy into today’s post on Classroom.
  • Go to Read Works and read the assigned article.  Answer the comprehension questions and then answer #10 using the RACES strategy.  Fill in the graphic organizer first and then type the paragraph on a new Google doc.

Thursday

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  Thoughtful Thursday–What is your dream job?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish the week’s work.
  • Grade notebooks.

Friday

  • Student Holiday!  Enjoy!