April 14

Lesson Plans for April 15-April 19

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 15

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–Describe the most difficult thing about being your age.  How do you use GRIT to overcome this difficulty?
  • Read the Spotify debate in the Scope magazine and complete an argument analysis.
  • Write an evaluation of the arguments given in the Spotify debate.

Tuesday, April 16

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote:  “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.” (Samuel Johnson) Explain this quote in your own words.  How does it fit with G.R.I.T.?
  • Complete the Argument Writing word study quiz.

Wednesday, April 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather live in a cave or live in a tree house?  Explain your answer.
  • Finish Monday’s assignment–evaluating arguments.
  • Discuss what we’ve learned about how to write a strong argument.

Thursday, April 18

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”–What is a world problem that you would most like to fix? Explain why.
  • Read the Scope article, “Do You Need Recess?”  Answer the comprehension questions and then fill in the argument essay outline.
  • Write an introduction for an argument essay on this issue.

Friday, April 19

  • Holiday

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on your PBL project proposal

Tuesday–work on your PBL project proposal

Wednesday–no class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule

Thursday–work on your PBL project proposal

Friday–Holiday

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club or Typing.com

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Thursday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Friday–Holiday

 

April 7

Lesson Plans for April 8-April 12

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 8

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– What would you say to a friend who had just failed at something they really wanted to do well at?  Explain your answer.
  • Work on your Argument Writing Word Study chart.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Math STAAR

Wednesday, April 10

  • Reading STAAR

Thursday, April 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Thoughtful Thursday”– Write about a time when you have defended someone or something?  Explain.
  • Turn in your Argument Writing Word Study chart.
  • Evaluate a model argument essay.

Friday, April 12

  • 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 free-write about an argument topic of choice.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on your PBL project proposal

Tuesday–STAAR

Wednesday–STAAR

Thursday–work on your PBL project proposal

Friday–work on your PBL project proposal

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club or Moby Max vocabulary

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

March 31

Lessons for April 1-April 5

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, April 1

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” ~Robert H. Schuller–How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss a model written argument.
  • Take notes on what makes a strong argument essay.

Tuesday, April 2

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison–What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.
  • Review and work on last week’s Scope assignment–analyzing a debate.

Wednesday, April 3

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather lose the ability to read or lose the ability to speak? Explain.
  • Finish the Scope assignment and turn it in.
  • Vote on this week’s debate topic–homework is to complete the debate preparation notes.

Thursday, April 4

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–Make a list of three things you like to do when you’re bored.  Explain.
  • Work on Word Study List #6 or debate notes for tomorrow.
  • Advanced English will debate today–have notes ready.

Friday, April 5

  • 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.
  • Participate in a fish-bowl debate–notes are due for a grade.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–organize robot kits

Tuesday–organize robot kits

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–choose a PBL project

Friday–choose a PBL project

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Tuesday–Typing Club

Wednesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Thursday–Typing Club

Friday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

 

March 24

Lessons for March 25-March 29

8th Grade and Advanced English

Monday, March 25

  • Respond to the following prompt in your Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”– Read the following quote: “You always pass failure on the way to success.” ~ Mickey Rooney; How can we apply this quote to having G.R.I.T.?  Explain your answer.
  • Analyze and discuss model written arguments from newspaper editorials.
  • Find out the topic we will debate tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 26

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Tenacious Tuesday”–Read the following quote:  “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” ~ H. Jackson Brown; What does this quote mean to you? As always, explain your answer.
  • Participate in an informal evidence-based debate

Wednesday, March 27

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”–Would you rather be a superhero that no one knows or be a super villain that everyone knows?  Explain.
  • Work on Word Study List #5 activities.

Thursday, March 28

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things that would be part of your ideal day?  Explain why.
  • Complete quiz over Word Study List #5.
  • Read Scope article and complete activity.

Friday, March 29

  • 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.
  • Take notes on argument writing.
  • Finish Scope assignment.

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on robotics

Tuesday–work on robotics

Wednesday–work on robotics

Thursday–go to robotics competition

Friday–8th graders go to career fair; 7th graders stay in 3rd-period classes

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Typing Club, Scratch, or other online learning games

Friday–Typing Club

December 10

Lesson Plans for December 10-21

8th Grade English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • 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.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

8th Grade Advanced English

Monday, December 10

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What is something good that happened to you last week or this past weekend?  Explain why it was such a good thing.
  • Fill in the graphic organizer for our zombie persuasive essay.
  • Work on vocabulary.com–“100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know” due December 14.

Tuesday, December 11

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  If you could be an ice cream topping, what would you be? Explain why that topping fits who you are.
  • Take notes on effective hooks and complete a practice activity.
  • Finish the organizer for our persuasive paper today.

Wednesday, December 12

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Would You Rather Wednesday”– Explain your answer.
  • Finish the notes on hooks and introductions.
  • Work on introductions of our persuasive essays.

Thursday, December 13

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title: “Three Things Thursday”–What are three things you have learned this week in any of your classes?  Explain a few details about each.
  • Type the final draft of our persuasive papers today.

Friday, December 14

  • 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.
  • Due today–vocabulary.com “100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know”
  • Finish and turn in our final drafts of zombie persuasive papers.

Monday, December 17

  • Respond to the following prompt in Google daily journal–Title:  “Mindset Monday”–What could you do to prepare for success on this week’s exams?  Explain.
  • Review for our final exam.

Tuesday, December 18

  • Exams:  4th and 5th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Wednesday, December 19

  • Exams:  1st, 2nd, and 6th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Thursday, December 20

  • Exams:  3rd, 7th, and 8th periods
  • Early Release at 12:15

Friday, December 21

  • First day of Christmas break

7th/8th Grade GT

Monday–work on author’s position speeches

Tuesday–work on author’s position speeches

Wednesday–No class due to Wacky Wednesday schedule.

Thursday–work on author’s position speeches

Friday–work on author’s position speeches

Monday–turn in author’s position speeches

Tuesday–exam day–no class

Wednesday–exam day–no class

Thursday–exam day–no class

7th/8th Technology

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Wednesday–Typing Club

Thursday–Complete an assignment about coding for “Hour of Code.”

Friday–Free Tech Friday (if we’ve had good behavior this week)

Monday–Typing Club

Tuesday–no class

Wednesday–no class

Thursday–no exam for my class