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Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts class with Ms. Pillow. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year together. In this class we will be reading and writing every day as well as doing DGP's, (Daily Grammar Practice), and DRP’s, (Daily Reading Practice). We will become better readers and writers this year. 
 
If you ever have any concerns or questions please contact me at 901-634-2830.
Thank you,
Ms. Pillow
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lesson Plans: May 21, 2018

---Monday, May 21, 2018---

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW view a film on surviving in the Alaskan tundra.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Tuesday, May 22, 2018---

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW view a film on wolves.  

(Period 5) TLWview a film onthe magnificent animals on the continents and summarize.

---Wednesday, May 23, 2018---                     7thGrade Awards Ceremony

                                                                               1:00 p.m. in the gym

---Thursday, May 24, 2018---       Last Day of School

Wrap things up as it is only a half day of school for the students.       

Lesson Plans: May 14, 2018

---Monday, May 14, 2018---

Journal #40: Do you enjoy public speaking?  Why or why not?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

 

---Tuesday, May 15, 2018---

Journal #41Which is more important, book smarts or people smarts?  Why?  Which do you have more of?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

 

---Wednesday, May 16, 2018---                     FIELD DAY

 

---Thursday, May 17, 2018---

Journal #42What is something your parents don’t understand about your life? Why do you think they have trouble relating with you on this issue? 

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete Unit 3 Vocabulary test covering Lesson 11 – 15 vocabulary.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 3 Group 2 vocabulary test. 

     

---Friday, May 18, 2018---

Journal #43: What is something that you have always wanted to know, but have not wanted to ask?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

      

 

Lesson Plans: May 7, 2018

---Monday, May 7, 2018---

Journal #35: Explain a time when an advertisement or a commercial made you want to buy something.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 29… i bought new running shoes to wear to the gym(punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 29… oh please dear children stop your cruel play one of the frogs said (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 29 Underground Wonders(Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects if necessary, otherwise…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Tuesday, May 8, 2018---

Journal #36:List ways your life would be different if you could never again use a phone!

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 29… i bought new running shoes to wear to the gym(identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 29… oh please dear children stop your cruel play one of the frogs said (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 29 Underground Wonders(Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects if necessary, otherwise…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Wednesday, May 9, 2018---

Journal #37: Write about typical teenagers today. What do they look like? (Draw a picture if you would like)  What do they like to do? What are their likes and dislikes.  

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 29… i bought new running shoes to wear to the gym(identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 29… oh please dear children stop your cruel play one of the frogs said (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 29 Underground Wonders(Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4)TLW complete the assessment for Lesson 15 then begin to study for unit vocabulary test for Lesson 10 – 15, test on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

(Period 5) TLW will complete the assessment for Word List 3 Group 1 vocabulary and receive Word List 3 Group 2 vocabulary, homework due and assessment on Wed., May 17, 2018.

 ---Thursday, May 10, 2018---

Journal #38:What do you think is the hardest choice young people your age must make today? 

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 29… i bought new running shoes to wear to the gymplayer (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 29… oh please dear children stop your cruel play one of the frogs said (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 29 Underground Wonders(Q 14)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit: “Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus” and due on Thursday May 10, 2018.  TLW

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects if necessary, otherwise…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool    

---Friday, May 11, 2018---

Journal #39: Write a brief summary of a book you have read recently. Then explain why you did or did not like it.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 29… i bought new running shoes to wear to the gymplayer (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 29… oh please dear children stop your cruel play one of the frogs said (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 29 Underground Wonders(Q 16)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects if necessary, otherwise…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

      

 

Lesson Plans: April 30, 2018

---Monday, April 30, 2018---

Journal #30: If you could go back in time and do one thing differently, what would it be?  Explain your answer.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 28…rowland and i play rugby together however he is a better player(punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 28…edgar allan poes short story the black cat which deals with feelings of guilt was first published on august 19 1843 in the saturday evening post (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 28 Help Is Needed for the Earth(Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Tuesday, May 1, 2018---

Journal #31:Write about what you have done on a recent Saturday that you really enjoyed. Explain your answer.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 28…rowland and i play rugby together however he is a better player(identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 28…edgar allan poes short story the black cat which deals with feelings of guilt was first published on august 19 1843 in the saturday evening post (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 28 Help Is Needed for the Earth(Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW begin to present their book report projects

---Wednesday, May 2, 2018---

Journal #32:What is the one thing you remember most clearly about kindergarten or first grade? Explain why you think that memory is so clear. 

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 28…rowland and i play rugby together however he is a better player (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 28…edgar allan poes short story the black cat which deals with feelings of guilt was first published on august 19 1843 in the saturday evening post (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 28 Help Is Needed for the Earth(Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4)TLW complete the assessment for Lesson 14 vocabulary and receive Lesson 15 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., May 9, 2018.

(Period 5) TLW will complete the assessment for Word List 2 Group 10 vocabulary and receive Word List 3 Group 1 vocabulary, homework due and assessment on Wed., May 9, 2018.

---Thursday, May 3, 2018---

Journal #33:Where did you go on your most favorite trip or vacation? Recall one special memory about that time. 

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 28…rowland and i play rugby together however he is a better player (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 28…edgar allan poes short story the black cat which deals with feelings of guilt was first published on august 19 1843 in the saturday evening post (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 28 Help Is Needed for the Earth(Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit: “Rosa Parks: Beyond the Bus” and due on Thursday May 10, 2018.  TLW

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Friday, May 4, 2018---

Journal #34: What is the biggest surprise you have ever had in your life? Recall it with as much detail as possible.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 28…rowland and i play rugby together however he is a better player (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 28…edgar allan poes short story the black cat which deals with feelings of guilt was first published on august 19 1843 in the saturday evening post (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 28 Help Is Needed for the Earth(Q 16)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their book report projects

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George  

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

      

 

Lesson Plans: April 23, 2018

---Monday, April 23, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Math: Sub-Test 1 – 8:00-9:40

Journal #25: What is the best thing you have ever tasted? Would you eat it every day if you could?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

---Tuesday, April 24, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Math: Sub-Test 2/3 – 8:00-10:35

Journal #26What is the nicest thing someone has ever done for you?

(Periods 3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

---Wednesday, April 25, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Social Studies: Sub-Test 1/2 – 8:00 – 10:35

Journal #27How can you tell whether or not someone will be a good friend?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

---Thursday, April 26, 2018---

Journal #28What is the best part of being in the seventh grade?

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment,“Football Hooliganism” and due on Thursday May 3, 2018.   

(Periods 2,3,4)TLW receive Lesson 14 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed. May 2, 2018; visit the library.

(Period 5) TLW receive Word List 2 Group 10 vocabulary, homework due and assessment on Wed. May 2, 2018; visit the library.

---Friday, April 27, 2018---

No TNReady/TCAP Testing today

Journal #29: Do you enjoy helping other people? Why or why not?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete a quiz over the first part of the novel Julie of the Wolves; continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

 

Lesson Plans: April 16, 2018

---Monday, April 16, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Language Arts: Sub-Test 1 – 8:00-10:35

Journal #20: How was the first day of testing? How do you think you did?  Were you prepared for the writing?

(Periods 3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

---Tuesday, April 17, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Language Arts: Sub-Test 2/3 – 8:00-10:35

Journal #21:If you could have any kind of summer job, what would you pick?  Why?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

---Wednesday, April 18, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Language Arts: Sub-Test 4 – 8:00 – 9:40

Journal #22:Do you think you would enjoy being famous?  Why or why not?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

---Thursday, April 19, 2018---

TNReady/TCAP Science: Sub-Test 1/2 – 8:00-10:35

Journal #23:Write about he first time you realized your teachers have lives outside of school.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

---Friday, April 20, 2018---

No TNReady/TCAP Testing today

Journal #24: Write about a time when someone helped you get better at something you were struggling with. What was the most difficult part of the experience?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool.

 

Lesson Plans: April 9, 2018

---Monday, April 9, 2018---

Journal #15: What was the hardest thing for you to learn when you were very young?  For example, you might have had trouble learning to tie your shoelaces or drinking from a straw.  Explain how you finally learned to do it.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 27…although anika hasn’t ever been to lake tahoe the smiths like to go there often (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 27…the old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room then she put them up and looked out under them (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 27 Don’t Do It!(Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Who vs. Whom

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW read an article, “Does Technology Make Us More Alone?” and write an essay in response to what they read.   

(Period 5) TLW complete the PSA Exceptional Placement Test

---Tuesday, April 10, 2018---

Journal #16:Write any memories, feelings, and/or happenings that come into your mind when you hear the word ”fireworks.”

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 27…although anika hasn’t ever been to lake tahoe the smiths like to go there often (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 27…the old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room then she put them up and looked out under them (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 27 Don’t Do It!(Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Quiet vs. Quite

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of , Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5)TLW read an article, “Does Technology Make Us More Alone?” and write an essay in response to what they read.   

---Wednesday, April 11, 2018---

Journal #17:What do you think is your greatest accomplishment or achievement so far? Explain your answer. 

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 27…although anika hasn’t ever been to lake tahoe the smiths like to go there often (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 27…the old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room then she put them up and looked out under them (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 27 Don’t Do It! (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…To vs. Too vs. Two

(Periods 2,3,4)TLW complete the assessment for Lesson 13 vocabulary; during the two weeks of TNReady testing we will not have any  vocabulary homework.  

(Period 5) TLW will complete the assessment for Word List 2 Group 9; during the two weeks of TNReady testing we will not have any vocabulary homework. 

---Thursday, April 12, 2018---

Journal #18:What is the best idea you ever had? Think about this question and then write about it. 

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 27…although anika hasn’t ever been to lake tahoe the smiths like to go there often (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 27…the old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room then she put them up and looked out under them (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 27 Don’t Do It! (Q 14)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Their vs. There vs. They’re

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment,“The Limits of Empathy” and due on Thursday April 19, 2018.  TLW visit the library.    

---Friday, April 13, 2018---

Journal #19: Recall the last time you were scared or got ”butterflies in your stomach.”(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 27…although anika hasn’t ever been to lake tahoe the smiths like to go there often (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 27…the old lady pulled her spectacles down and looked over them about the room then she put them up and looked out under them(diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 27 Don’t Do It! (Q 15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Passed vs. Past

(Period 2,3,4,5)TLW write an essay expressing their opinion about; “What Do Wish More People Understood About What It’s Like to Be a Student in 2018?”

 

Lesson Plans: April 2, 2018

---Monday, April 2, 2018---

Journal #10: The phone call was mysterious andBegin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 26…my family went on a camping trip near the redwood forest but my sister hates camping (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 26…the evening of their expected arrival came (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 26 A Return to the Past(Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Identify THAMOS

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Tuesday, April 3, 2018---

Journal #11:What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?  Retell the event as completely as you can.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 26…my family went on a camping trip near the redwood forest but my sister hates camping (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 26…the evening of their expected arrival came (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 26 A Return to the Past(Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…What Does the Adjective Describe?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the novel study of , Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Wednesday, April 4, 2018---

Journal #12:Write about a “first” in our lifesuch as the first time you stayed home alone or the first time you stayed overnight at a friend’s house.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 26…my family went on a camping trip near the redwood forest but my sister hates camping (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 26…the evening of their expected arrival came (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 26 A Return to the Past(Q’s 10-14)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Functions of FANBOYS

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete the assessment for Lesson 12 vocabulary and receive Lesson 13 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., April 11, 2018.

(Period 5) TLW will complete the assessment for Word List 2 Group 8 vocabulary and receive Word List 2 Group 9 vocabulary, homework due and assessment on Wed. April 11, 2018. 

---Thursday, April 5, 2018---

Journal #13:What has been your favorite birthday present of all those you have received?  Write the reason for your answer.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 26…my family went on a camping trip near the redwood forest but my sister hates camping (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 26…the evening of their expected arrival came (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 26 A Return to the Past(Q 15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…IdentifyComparative Adjectives

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment,“Herd Behavior” and due on Thursday April 12, 2018.   

---Friday, April 6, 2018---

Journal #14: What is your earliest memory? Write as many details about it as you can recall.

(Periods 2,3,4)DGP 26…my family went on a camping trip near the redwood forest but my sister hates camping(diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 26…the evening of their expected arrival came(diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 26 A Return to the Past(Q 16

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Identify Superlative Adjectives

(Period 2,3,4,5) TLW read an article, “Does Technology Make Us More Alone?” and write an essay in response to what they read.   

 

Lesson Plans: March 26, 2018

---Monday, March 26, 2018---

Journal #6: What was the best part of your Spring Break?  Go into details why and what you did to make it the best part.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 25…wow that is the best childrens book that I have ever read (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 25…it cast its eyes upon the roads which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 25 I Would Like to Place an Order (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Identify articles

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the novel, Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel, Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Tuesday, March 27, 2018---

Journal #7: Maybe animals aren’t supposed to talk, but Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 25…wow that is the best childrens book that I have ever read (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 25…it cast its eyes upon the roads which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 25 I Would Like to Place an Order (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…A vs. An

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the study of the novel, Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel, Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool

---Wednesday, March 28, 2018---

Journal #8: I once had a magic pencil Start your journal with this line and finish the story.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 25…wow that is the best childrens book that I have ever read (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 25…it cast its eyes upon the roads which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 25 I Would Like to Place an Order (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Intro clauses and phrases

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete the assessment for Lesson 11 vocabulary and receive Lesson 12 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., April 4, 2018.

(Period 5) TLW will complete the assessment for Word List 2 Group 7 vocabulary and receive Word List 2 Group 8 vocabulary, homework due and assessment on Wed. April 4, 2018.  

---Thursday, March 29, 2018---

Journal #9: Is there anything you want so much that you would be willing to save all of your own money to get it?  Explain your answer.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 25…wow that is the best childrens book that I have ever read (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 25…it cast its eyes upon the roads which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 25 I Would Like to Place an Order (Q 14 and 15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…Formatting titles

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment, “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police” and due on Thursday April 5, 2018 and visit the library.  

---Friday, March 30, 2018---         GOOD FRIDAY…NO SCHOOL

Journal #:

 (Periods 2,3,4) DGP (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NoRedInk…

(Period 2,3,4)

(Period 5)

 

Lesson Plans: March 19, 2018

---Monday, March 19, 2018---

Journal #1: Write about the thoughts and feelings you have when you listen to your favorite song.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 24…who has read the poem the road not taken by robert frost (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 24…he put on over his shirt his wifes wadded nankeen jacket and over that he put his own cloth coat (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 24 Water, Water Everywhere (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW receive instructions for this quarters book report project; it will be a book trailer script that they will present in class on May 1, 2018; it can be either be a power point or key note; it will have to be put on a flash drive for presentation; the instructions and the rubric will be on Edmodo and my web site.

---Tuesday, March 20, 2018---

Journal #2: Invent something that would make doing homework easier.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 24…who has read the poem the road not taken by robert frost (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 24…he put on over his shirt his wifes wadded nankeen jacket and over that he put his own cloth coat (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 24 Water, Water Everywhere (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete the “diagnostic” grammar test on “Noredink” to find out their strength and weaknesses. 

---Wednesday, March 21, 2018---

Journal #3: Explain why you think you are or are not a good loser.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 24…who has read the poem the road not taken by robert frost (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 24…he put on over his shirt his wifes wadded nankeen jacket and over that he put his own cloth coat (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 24 Water, Water Everywhere (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW receive Lesson 11 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., March 28, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW receive SAT vocabulary Word List 2 Group 7 vocabulary words; test and homework and assessment on Wed., March 28, 20127

---Thursday, March 22, 2018---

Journal #4: Make a timeline of the next twenty years of your life.  List all the things that you would like to have happen in your life during those years. 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 24…who has read the poem the road not taken by robert frost (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 24…he put on over his shirt his wifes wadded nankeen jacket and over that he put his own cloth coat (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 24 Water, Water Everywhere (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4, 5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment, “The Kitty Genovese Murder, What Really Happened?" will be due on Thursday March 29, 2018; 

---Friday, March 23, 2018---

Journal #5: Explain what you think is the meaning of the saying, “Beauty is only skin deep.”

 (Periods 2,3,4) DGP 24…who has read the poem the road not taken by robert frost (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 24…he put on over his shirt his wifes wadded nankeen jacket and over that he put his own cloth coat (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW practice writing an essay

Lesson Plans: March 5, 2018

---Monday, March 5, 2018---

Journal #36: The day was warm and sunny and we were the only ones to see… Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 23…the new shiny red car is ours because my father won it in a contest (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 23…almanzo the main character in the book farmer boy gets up early for farming and he goes to school when he has time (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 23 Where in the World is the Center? (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW prepare for a Socratic Seminar discussion on the common themes in “Requiem for a Nest,” “Birdfoot’s Grampa,” and “A Parable for Sauntering

---Tuesday, March 6, 2018---

Journal #37: It was a hot, dry day and I had been walking for hours without food or water when

Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 23…the new shiny red car is ours because my father won it in a contest (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 23…almanzo the main character in the book farmer boy gets up early for farming and he goes to school when he has time (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 23 Where in the World is the Center?  (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue preparing for Socratic Seminar

---Wednesday, March 7, 2018---

Journal #38: As the jet flew over the mountain Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 23…the new shiny red car is ours because my father won it in a contest (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 23…almanzo the main character in the book farmer boy gets up early for farming and he goes to school when he has time (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 23 Where in the World is the Center?  (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW will FIT assignments; finish their Socratic Seminar discussion for Friday; complete all work due by tomorrow

---Thursday, March 8, 2018---

Journal #39: Which would you rather be: a fish or a bird?  Explain your answer in great details, 7 sentences or more.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 23…the new shiny red car is ours because my father won it in a contest (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 23…almanzo the main character in the book farmer boy gets up early for farming and he goes to school when he has time (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 23 Where in the World is the Center?  (Q 14)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment: “All Summer in a Day” is due today; TLW visit the library today

---Friday, March 9, 2018---

Journal #40: Imagine that you had to go to a deserted island for a week.  In addition to food, shelter, and other necessities that will be provided, you are allowed to take three personal items.  What would they be?  Explain the reasons for your choices.

 (Periods 2,3,4) DGP 23…the new shiny red car is ours because my father won it in a contest (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 23…almanzo the main character in the book farmer boy gets up early for farming and he goes to school when he has time (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 23 Where in the World is the Center?  (Q 15)

(Period 2,3,4,5) TLW discuss in the Socratic Seminar format the common themes in “Requiem for a Nest,” “Birdfoot’s Grampa,” and “A Parable for Sauntering using textual evidence and paraphrase

Have a Wonderful Spring Break Next Week

Lesson Plans: February 26, 2018

---Monday, February 26, 2018---

Journal #31: The cave was dark and there were a lot of twists and turns and funny corners. I was scared but kept going on and… Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 22…we had a small amount of snow during the winter but it rained often during the summer (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 22… his name even went into immortal print for the village paper magnified him (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 22 Where is Your Bottle of Water? (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue read “A Parable of Sauntering” by Albert W. Palmer and analyze the text using the SOAPSTone strategy to determine the central idea of the piece

---Tuesday, February 27, 2018---

Journal #32: One sunny morning some kids biked to the lake for a picnic lunch.  After they ate, the… Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 22…we had a small amount of snow during the winter but it rained often during the summer (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 22… his name even went into immortal print for the village paper magnified him (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 22 Where is Your Bottle of Water (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW prepare for a Socratic Seminar discussion on the common themes in “Requiem for a Nest,” “Birdfoot’s Grampa,” and “A Parable for Sauntering.

---Wednesday, February 28, 2018---

Journal #33: The noise was getting louder and louder Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 22…we had a small amount of snow during the winter but it rained often during the summer (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 22… his name even went into immortal print for the village paper magnified him (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 22 Where is Your Bottle of Water (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW be tested over the vocabulary #4 from the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation as a National Duty; continue preparing for Socratic Seminar

---Thursday, March 1, 2018---

Journal #34: The rocket ship landed on the moon and Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 22…we had a small amount of snow during the winter but it rained often during the summer (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 22… his name even went into immortal print for the village paper magnified him (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 22 Where is Your Bottle of Water (Q 14-16)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment: “Someone Might be Watching-An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction” is due today; “All Summer in a Day” due date 3/8/18; TLW continue preparing for Socratic Seminar tomorrow

---Friday, March 2, 2018---

Journal #35: We were paddling on a beautiful lake in the woods when our canoe tipped over andBegin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 22…we had a small amount of snow during the winter but it rained often during the summer (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 22… his name even went into immortal print for the village paper magnified him (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 22 Where is Your Bottle of Water (Q 17)

(Period 2,3,4,5) TLW discuss in the Socratic Seminar format the common themes in “Requiem for a Nest,” “Birdfoot’s Grampa,” and “A Parable for Sauntering using textual evidence and paraphrasing

Lesson Plans: February 19, 2018

---Monday, February 19, 2018---                No School

Journal #:

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 21…brad gave sheena his phone number but she did not call him (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 21…oh give us the man who sings at his work (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 21 Above and Beyond (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) NO SCHOOL!

---Tuesday, February 20, 2018---  Book Report Today!!!!!

Journal #27: We must preserve nature because…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 21…brad gave sheena his phone number but she did not call him (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 21…oh give us the man who sings at his work (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 21 Above and Beyond (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW read “A Parable of Sauntering” by Albert W. Palmer and begin to then analyze the text using the SOAPSTone strategy to determine the central idea of the piece; will play Quizlet to practice for the  “Requiem for a Nest/Birdfoot’s Grampa/A Parable of Sauntering” vocabulary test tomorrow.

---Wednesday, February 21, 2018---

Journal #28: Do you think using reusable bags at stores is helpful and worth the energy they take to make?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 21…brad gave sheena his phone number but she did not call him (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 21…oh give us the man who sings at his work (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 21 Above and Beyond (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW be tested over the “Requiem for a Nest/Birdfoot’s Grampa/A Parable of Sauntering” vocabulary and will receive vocabulary #4 from the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation as a National Duty

---Thursday, February 22, 2018---

Journal #29: The biggest example of waste I’ve ever seen…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 21…brad gave sheena his phone number but she did not call him (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 21…oh give us the man who sings at his work (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 21 Above and Beyond (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) Weekly CommonLit Assignment: “The Veldt” is due today; “Someone Might be Watching-An Introduction to Dystopian Fiction” due date 3/1/18; TLW visit the library today…

---Friday, February 23, 2018---

Journal #30: What do you personally think is the best way to help the environment?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 21…brad gave sheena his phone number but she did not call him (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 21…oh give us the man who sings at his work (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 21 Above and Beyond (Q 16)

(Period 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to reread “A Parable of Sauntering” by Albert W. Palmer to analyze the text using the SOAPSTone strategy to determine the central idea of the piece

 

Lesson Plans: February 12, 2018

---Monday, February 12, 2018---

Journal #23: Imagine that you were suddenly ten feet tall and you had to stay that way for one week.  What would that week be like?  Do you think you would like it, or would you be glad for the week to be over? Why?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 20…after we do homework we can sit around and watch television (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 20…both julia and elise who are sisters enjoy swimming but neither may swim by herself (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 20 The Pony Express (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW read “Requiem for a Nest” by Wanda Coleman; Use TP-CASTT to analyze the structure and meaning of the poem; analyze how a poet’s language develops a point of view and meaning.

---Tuesday, February 13, 2018---

Journal #24: The two space invaders stepped out of their spaceships and Begin your journal with that opening and finish it in detail.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 20…after we do homework we can sit around and watch television (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 20…both julia and elise who are sisters enjoy swimming but neither may swim by (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 20 The Pony Express (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW finish reading “Requiem for a Nest” by Wanda Coleman; using TP-CASTT to analyze the structure and meaning of the poem; analyzing how a poet’s language develops a point of view and meaning; then if we have time, will play Quizlet to practice for the Theodore Roosevelt Speech vocabulary #3 test tomorrow

---Wednesday, February 14, 2018---

Journal #25: I opened the front door very carefully  Begin your journal with that opening and finish it with details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 20…after we do homework we can sit around and watch television (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 20…both julia and elise who are sisters enjoy swimming but neither may swim by (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 20 The Pony Express (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW be tested over the vocabulary (3) from the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation as a National Duty and receive vocabulary for the poem, “Requiem for a Nest”

---Thursday, February 15, 2018---    

Parent-Teacher Conferences…3:30 to 6:00

Journal #26: This journal is your exit ticket for the day and last one for the week, so you will receive the journal at the end of the period today…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 20…after we do homework we can sit around and watch television (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 20…both julia and elise who are sisters enjoy swimming but neither may swim by (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 20 The Pony Express (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) CommonLit, “The Man in the Arena” is due today; TLW begin CommonLit assignment, “The Veldt” due date 2/22/18; TLW read the poem “Birdfoot’s Grampa” by Joseph Bruchac with a partner; use the TP-CASTT organizer to analyze the language and meaning of the poem; analyze how the language of the poem illustrates differences in point of view

---Friday, February 16, 2018---        NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Journal #:  No journal today

(Periods 2,3,4)

(Period 5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 20 The Pony Express (Q 16) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Period 2,3,4,5)

 

Lesson Plans: February 5, 2018

---Monday, February 5, 2018---

Journal #18: We are lucky the Earth provides us with…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 19…the new girl in our class plays tennis and basketball for the panthers (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 19…he had no money and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith who worked him very hard and gave him very little money (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 19 A Not-So-Successful Pullman Village (Q’s 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue identifying claims and tracking supporting evidence for the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt; (begin to work on the Claims and Evidence Chart)

---Tuesday, February 6, 2018---

Journal #19: I believe in helping the Earth because…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 19…the new girl in our class plays tennis and basketball for the panthers (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 19…he had no money and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith who worked him very hard and gave him very little money (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 19 A Not-So-Successful Pullman Village (Q’s 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW review and prepare for the vocabulary test (2) tomorrow over the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation as a National Duty; working and competing in groups  playing Quizlet

---Wednesday, February 7, 2018---

Journal #20: Write a letter to a local politician about the importance of saving the environment.  

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 19…the new girl in our class plays tennis and basketball for the panthers (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 19…he had no money and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith who worked him very hard and gave him very little money (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 19 A Not-So-Successful Pullman Village (Q’s 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW be tested over the vocabulary (2) from the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt, Conservation as a National Duty and receive vocabulary (3): TLW begin identifying claims and tracking supporting evidence for the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt to prepare for writing a comparison essay (“Autumntime”)

---Thursday, February 8, 2018---

Journal #21: Is it necessary to own a car?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 19…the new girl in our class plays tennis and basketball for the panthers (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 19…he had no money and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith who worked him very hard and gave him very little money (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 19 A Not-So-Successful Pullman Village (Q 14)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) CommonLit, “Why Are Bees Vanishing” is due today; TLW begin CommonLit assignment, “The Man in the Arena” due date 2/15/18; TLW visit the library. 

---Friday, February 9, 2018---

Journal #22: I see the effects of pollution when…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 19…the new girl in our class plays tennis and basketball for the panthers (diagram sentence)y

(Period 5) DGP 19…he had no money and was obliged to go and hire himself again to the goldsmith who worked him very hard and gave him very little money (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 19 A Not-So-Successful Pullman Village (Q 17) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Period 2,3,4,5) TLW continue identifying claims and tracking supporting evidence for the informational speech by Theodore Roosevelt; (continue to work on the Claims and Evidence Chart)