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 2

Lesson Plans: April 3-April 7

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Finish all work on text structures from last week and turn it in.

Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Complete a speech analysis exercise using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in your English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th Graders will spend the whole day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th Graders will complete an annual tech assessment.
  • Work on Punctuation Practice packet.  Finish for homework.

 Friday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Free-write Friday–Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Put notes on Comma Rules in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt exercise and paste in notebook. 

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt:  Magnificent Monday–Write about how you can make this week magnificent.
  • Present group activity on logical fallacies.

 Tuesday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt: Top Two Tuesday–Write about your top two favorite hobbies.
  • Finish speech analysis activity using Persuasive Language Techniques notes in English notebook.

Wednesday

  • 8th-grade students will spend the day at the high school.

Thursday

  • 8th-grade students will complete an annual technology assessment.
  • Complete Punctuation Practice packet if you have not already.

 Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Paste Comma Rules notes in your English notebook.
  • Complete Comma Hunt activity and paste in your English notebook.

 

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.
February 17

Lesson Plans for February 20-February 24

TEKS of the WEEK:  8.14, 8.17, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21 

English

Monday

HOLIDAY

Tuesday

Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Time Travel Tuesday–If you could travel through time and space, where and when would you go?

Take notes over introductory hooks/leads in our English notebooks.

 

Imitate writing different hooks in response to the same prompt.

Wednesday

Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have the ability to fly or the ability to read people’s minds?

 

Complete Dailies assignment–read paragraph and identify/discuss grammatical structures (from Mary Ellen Ledbetter)

Thursday

Respond to a journal prompt:  Throwback Thursday–What is something we’ve done in class this year that you would like to do again?  Explain why.

Pick a hook from Monday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis.

 

Friday

Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.

Complete the introduction from yesterday.  Highlight the parts of the introduction in different colors.  Share with the class.

 

Pre-AP English

Monday

HOLIDAY

Tuesday

Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal:  Time Travel Tuesday–If you could travel through time and space, where and when would you go?

 

Take notes over introductory hooks/leads in our English notebooks.

 

Imitate writing different hooks in response to the same prompt.

Wednesday

Respond to the following journal prompt:  Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather have the ability to fly or the ability to read people’s minds?

 

Complete Dailies assignment–read paragraph and identify/discuss grammatical structures (from Mary Ellen Ledbetter)

Thursday

Respond to a journal prompt:  Throwback Thursday–What is something we’ve done in class this year that you would like to do again?  Explain why.

Pick a hook from Monday’s notes and write an introduction, complete with bridge and thesis.

 

Friday

Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Free-write Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.

 

Complete the introduction from yesterday.  Highlight the parts of the introduction in different colors.  Share with the class.

 

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.

February 8

Lesson Plans for February 6-10

TEKS of the WEEK:  8.14, 8.17, 8.19, 8.20, 8.21

English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal: Would You Rather—Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses OR the worst player on a team that always wins? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our group activity from Friday–recombining the sentences from your partners’ paragraphs.
  • Owners of paragraphs will then revise their paragraphs, using feedback from peers.

 

Tuesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online journal.
  • Take notes over transitions. They will go on the next LEFT blank page after sentence variety notes in our content section.
  • Identify transitions in a model expository paragraph.

 

Wednesday

  • Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather receive $1000 right now OR receive $50 a month for the rest of your life?
  • Revise your Digital Life paragraphs (incorporating suggestions from your group mates–or not). Label your final copy as such in your document.
  • Copy and paste your paragraph into Peg writing. Use the peer edit function before submitting it.
  • If you finish, you will complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Thankful Thursday–Write about something you are thankful for.
  • Finish peer editing and revising Digital Life paragraphs in PEG.  Make final submissions today.
  • If you finish early, complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Take notes over introductions in your English notebooks–identify and discuss hook, bridge, and thesis in a model introduction; write your own hooks for given prompts, emulating the sample responses

Pre-AP English

Monday

  • Respond to the following journal prompt in your online journal: Would You Rather—Would you rather be the best player on a team that always loses OR the worst player on a team that always wins? Explain your answer.
  • Finish our group activity from Friday–recombining the sentences from your partners’ paragraphs.
  • Owners of paragraphs will then revise their paragraphs, using feedback from peers.

 

Tuesday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online journal.
  • Take notes over transitions. They will go on the next LEFT blank page after sentence variety notes in our content section.
  • Identify transitions in a model expository paragraph.

 

Wednesday

  • Would you Rather Wednesday–Would you rather receive $1000 right now OR receive $50 a month for the rest of your life?
  • Revise your Digital Life paragraphs (incorporating suggestions from your group mates–or not). Label your final copy as such in your document.
  • Copy and paste your paragraph into Peg writing. Use the peer edit function before submitting it.
  • If you finish, you will complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Thursday

  • Respond to a journal prompt:  Thankful Thursday–Write about something you are thankful for.
  • Finish peer editing and revising Digital Life paragraphs in PEG.  Make final submissions today.
  • If you finish early, complete activities in Peg as assigned.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Take notes over introductions in your English notebooks–identify and discuss hook, bridge, and thesis in a model introduction; practice writing parts of an introduction for given prompts, emulating the sample responses

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.
February 1

Lesson Plans for January 30-February 3

TEKS of the Week:  8.02, 8.19c, 8.20, 8.21

English:

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt–Mindset Monday–What will you do to challenge yourself today? Explain why.
  • Continue work from Thursday and Friday–Sentence Combining and Parallel Structure
  • Complete Sentence Combining with Paragraphs assignment.

 

Tuesday

  • Review Sentence Combining and Parallel Structure concepts.

 

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in online journal–Wise Words Wednesday:  “The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” ~Michelangelo; What does this quote mean? How does it relate to you?
  • Finish all of your work for Thursday, Friday, and Monday (two sentence combining documents and parallel structure packet)–due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
  • Write a well-developed paragraph/response to the article linked on today’s post in classroom about balancing your digital life with other aspects of your life.  

 

Thursday

  • Respond to prompt in online journal–Thinking Thursday:  What is your favorite kind of weather?  Why?
  • Finish paragraph that was started yesterday.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Get in groups to break apart paragraphs into a group of sentences and recombine, using the six structures we have learned in our notes.

 

Pre-AP English:

Monday

  • Respond to journal prompt–Mindset Monday–What will you do to challenge yourself today? Explain why.
  • Continue work from Thursday and Friday–Sentence Combining and Parallel Structure
  • Complete Sentence Combining with Paragraphs assignment.

 

Tuesday

  • Review graded work.
  • Review Sentence Combining and Parallel Structure concepts.

 

Wednesday

  • Respond to journal prompt in online journal–Wise Words Wednesday:  “The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” ~Michelangelo; What does this quote mean? How does it relate to you?
  • Finish all of your work for Thursday, Friday, and Monday (two sentence combining documents and parallel structure packet)–due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
  • Write a well-developed paragraph/response to the article linked on today’s post in classroom about balancing your digital life with other aspects of your life.  

 

Thursday

  • Respond to prompt in online journal–Thinking Thursday:  What is your favorite kind of weather?  Why?
  • Finish paragraph that was started yesterday.

 

Friday

  • Respond to a journal prompt in your online writing journal–Freewrite Friday:  Write about anything you want as long as you don’t mind if I read it.
  • Get in groups to break apart paragraphs into a group of sentences and recombine, using the six structures we have learned in our notes.

 

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.