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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 Language Review, DRP’s, (Daily Reading Practice) and on Fridays Paragraph Editing. 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: February 18, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019          NO SCHOOL

(Period 1,2,3,4)

(Period 1,2,3,4)

 Tuesday, February 19, 2019

(Period 1,2,3,4) Mentor Sentence; Wk. 1…What can you infer that this sentence means.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Student willcreate debatable (argument) and non-debatable (fact) statements about certain topics in groups.

 Wednesday, February 20, 2019  

(Period 1,2,3,4) TNReady Prep…Need Those ZZZZZs: Young Night Owls Still Require Plenty of Sleep…Q’s 15/16.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Student willcontinue tocreate debatable (argument) and non-debatable (fact) statements about certain topics in groups.

 Thursday,February 21, 2019

(Period 1,2,3,4) TNReady Prep…Need Those ZZZZZs: Young Night Owls Still Require Plenty of Sleep…Q’s 17/18.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Student will take a state practice TNReady CAB Practice test.

Friday, February 22, 2019

(Period 1,2,3,4) TNReady Prep…Need Those ZZZZZs: Young Night Owls Still Require Plenty of Sleep…Q’s 19, 20, 21.

(Periods 2,3,4) Students will complete a reading check for the short story, “The Lottery.”

(Periods 1,2,3,4)Students will begin to craft an effective argumentative essay.

 

NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”. Novel and short stories are found on Curve.  

 

Reading Check Schedule

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 The Giver    Tuesday, January 15, 2019                 Chapters 1-4

                     Thursday, January 24, 2019               Chapters 5-9

                     Thursday, January 31, 2019               Chapters 10-13

                     Wednesday, February 6, 2019           Chapters 14-16

                     Monday, February 11, 2019                Chapters 17-18

                 

The Final Exam for The Giverwill be on Friday, March 1, 2019.

 Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 Fahrenheit 451      Section 1     Friday, January 25, 2019

                               Section 2     Friday, February 8, 2019

                               Section 3     Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

“Examination Day”                             Friday, January 18, 2019

“There Will Come Soft Rains”             Friday, February 8, 2019

“The Lottery”                                   Friday, February 22, 2019

 Brochure Project due on February 25, 2019

 

Lesson Plans: February 11, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Reading Check: The Giver, chapters 17-18

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1 RL.3 RL.4 RL.6

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1; RL.2; RL.3; RI.4

(Period 2,3,4) Students will receive the guidelines for the “Brochure” project, due on February 25, 2019; continue to learn how to craft an effective thesis statement for an argumentative writing response by understanding how to write a counter argument.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1 RL.3 RL.4 RL.6

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1; RL.2; RL.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Students will work on their projects which are due on February 25, 2019.

 Wednesday, February 13, 2019  

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1 RL.3 RL.4 RL.6

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1; RL.2; RL.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Students will complete a test created by the teacher on CAB.    

Thursday, February 14, 2019   ½ a Day…11:30 Dismissal

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1 RL.3 RL.4 RL.6

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1; RL.2; RL.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Students will continue to learn how to craft an effective thesis statement for an argumentative writing response by creating their own thesis statement for each topic presented in their groups.

Friday, February 15, 2019    NO SCHOOL

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1 RL.3 RL.4 RL.6

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RL.1; RL.2; RL.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4)

 

NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”. Novel and short stories are found on Curve.  

 

Reading Check Schedule

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 

The Giver    Tuesday, January 15, 2019                 Chapters 1-4

                    Thursday, January 24, 2019               Chapters 5-9

                    Thursday, January 31, 2019               Chapters 10-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019            Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019                 Chapters 17-18

                 

The Final Exam for The Giver will be on Friday, March 1, 2019.

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 

Fahrenheit 451      Section 1     Friday, January 25, 2019

                              Section 2     Friday, February 8, 2019

                              Section 3     Friday, February 22, 2019

  

Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 

“Examination Day”                               Friday, January 18, 2019

 

“There Will Come Soft Rains”             Friday, February 8, 2019

 

“The Lottery”                                       Friday, February 22, 2019

 

Brochure Project due on February 25, 2019

 

Lesson Plans: February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW analyze what the text, The Giver, says explicitly and draw logical inferences; analyze The Giver’s perspective; draw logical inferences.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue analyze what the text, The Giver, says explicitly and draw logical inferences; analyze The Giver’s perspective; draw logical inferences.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019  

Reading Check: The Giver, chapters 14-16

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW review the CFA taken last week.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW analyze how the author establishes, conveys, and contrasts the points of view of different characters and changes in Jonas’ perspective perspectives.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Reading Check: (period 1) Fahrenheit 451, Section 2

Reading Check: (period 2-4) “There Will Come Soft Rains”

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze how the author establishes, conveys, and contrasts the points of view of different characters and changes in Jonas’ perspective perspectives.

 

NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”. Novel and short stories are found on Curve.  

 

 Reading Check Schedule

 

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 

The Giver    Tuesday, January 15, 2019              Chapters 1-4

                  Thursday, January 24, 2019               Chapters 5-9

                  Thursday, January 31, 2019               Chapters 10-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019           Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019                Chapters 17-18

                  Tuesday, February 19, 2019               Chapters 19-20

                  Monday, February 25, 2019                Chapters 21-23

 

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 

Fahrenheit 451      Section 1     Friday, January 25, 2019

                              Section 2     Friday, February 8, 2019

                              Section 3     Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 

“Examination Day”                               Friday, January 18, 2019

 

“There Will Come Soft Rains”             Friday, February 8, 2019

 

“The Lottery”                                       Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 

  

Lesson Plans: January 28, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.5

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4; RI.8

(Period 1,2,3,4)  TLW continue to determine the meaning and purpose of the preamble/preview and how it relates to the rules and values of The Giver and relates to essential questions.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.5

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4; RI.8

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW analyze Jonas’ characterization in The Giver.

 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.5

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4; RI.8

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze Jonas’ characterization in The Giver.

Thursday, January 31, 2019  Reading Check The Giver, chapters 10-13

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.5

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4; RI.8

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW Analyze how specific elements of The Giverinteract with and affect “The Reaping “ scene from the Hunger Games.

Friday, February 1, 2019   

(Period 1) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.4; RI.5

(Periods 2,3,4) Daily Common Core ELA Practice: RI.1; RI.2; RI.3; RI.4; RI.8

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLWcontinue to analyze how specific elements of The Giverinteract with and affect “The Reaping “ scene from the Hunger Games.

 

NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”. Novel and short stories are found on Curve.  

 

 

Reading Check Schedule

 

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 

The Giver    Tuesday, January 15, 2019                 Chapters 1-4

                  Thursday, January 24, 2019               Chapters 5-9

                  Thursday, January 31, 2019               Chapters 10-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019            Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019                 Chapters 17-18

                  Tuesday, February 19, 2019               Chapters 19-20

                  Monday, February 25, 2019                Chapters 21-23

 

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 

Fahrenheit 451      Section 1     Friday, January 25, 2019

                           Section 2     Friday, February 8, 2019

Section 3     Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 

 

Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 

“Examination Day”                             Friday, January 18, 2019

 

“There Will Come Soft Rains”             Friday, February 8, 2019

 

“The Lottery”                                   Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 

  

Lesson Plans: January 21

Monday, January 21, 2019       MLK Holiday…No School

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 17…Use Only in Case of Fire (Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the text

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 9 Oral Language…correct sentences 1 a/b

(Period 1,2,3,4)

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 17…Use Only in Case of Fire (Q 6-9) prefix; word meaning; homographs and meaning

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 9 Oral Language…correct sentence 2 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will be with guidance today.

 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 17…Use Only in Case of Fire (Q 10-13) T/F; inference;

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 9 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete the Common Formative Assessment; analyze how Jonas character compares with others in the community.

 Thursday,January 24, 2019

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 17…Use Only in Case of Fire (Q 14) create cause-effect chart explaining the dangers presented in the selection

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 9 Oral Language…correct sentences 4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete reading check for The Giver, Chapters 5-9; continue to analyze how Jonas character compares with the others in the community.

Friday,January 25, 2019   

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 17…Use Only in Case of Fire (Q 15) 5-6 key words and 3-5 sentence summary and turn in

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 8 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a or b check

(Period 1) TLW complete the reading check for Section 1, Fahrenheit 451

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze the different meanings of “being released” in Jonas world.

 NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”.  Novel and short stories are found on Curve.  

Reading Check Schedule

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 

The Giver  Tuesday, January 15, 2019           Chapters 1-4

                  Thursday, January 24, 2019         Chapters 5-9

                  Monday, January 28, 2019           Chapters 10-11

                  Thursday, January 31, 2019         Chapters 12-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019     Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019          Chapters 17-18

                  Tuesday, February 19, 2019         Chapters 19-20

                  Monday, February 25, 2019         Chapters 21-23

 

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 

Fahrenheit 451  Section 1   Friday, January 25, 2019

Section 2  Friday, February 8, 2019

Section 3  Friday, February 22, 2019

 

Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 

“Examination Day”                                 Friday, January 18, 2019

 

“There Will Come Soft Rains”               Friday, February 8, 2019

 

“The Lottery”                                         Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 

  

Lesson Plans: January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 16…Thank You, Mr. Edison!(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the text

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 8 Oral Language…correct sentences 1 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue the study and evaluation of The Givertaking notes on utopia and utopia societies.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 16…Thank You, Mr. Edison! (Q 6-9) affixes; word meaning; homographs and meaning

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentence 2

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete the reading check for The Giver, Chapters 1-4; continue the study of The Giver.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 16…Thank You, Mr. Edison! (Q 10-13) T/F; idiom; sentence meaning; what kind of writing?

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 8 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings using textual evidence to support conclusions.

Thursday,January 17, 2019

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 16…Thank You, Mr. Edison! (Q 14) main idea; predict and explain

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 8 Oral Language…correct sentences 4

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW analyze how specific elements of a story interact with and affect each other using textual evidence to support conclusions.

Friday,January 18, 2019   

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 16…Thank You, Mr. Edison!(Q 15) 5-6 key words and 3-5 sentence summary and turn in

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 8 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a or b check

(Periods 2,3,4)TLW complete “Examination Day” reading check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze how specific elements of a story interact with and affect each other using textual evidence to support conclusions.

NOTE: Below you will find the reading check schedule for both in class reading, The Giver, all classes; and outside reading; Period 1, Exceptional LA: Fahrenheit 451; and the Standard LA classes: Periods 2-4, are reading three short stories, ”Examination Day”, “There Will Come Soft Rain” and “The Lottery”.  Novel and short stories are found on Curve.   

Reading Check Schedule

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 The Giver  Tuesday, January 15, 2019         Chapters 1-4

                  Tuesday, January 22, 2019          Chapters 5-6

                  Thursday, January 24, 2019         Chapters 7-9

                  Monday, January 28, 2019           Chapters 10-11

                  Thursday, January 31, 2019         Chapters 12-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019     Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019          Chapters 17-18

                  Tuesday, February 19, 2019        Chapters 19-20

                  Monday, February 25, 2019         Chapters 21-23

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

 Fahrenheit 451  Section 1  Friday, January 25, 2019

                           Section 2  Friday, February 8, 2019

                           Section 3  Friday, February 22, 2019

 Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 “Examination Day”                                 Friday, January 18, 2019

 “There Will Come Soft Rains”               Friday, February 8, 2019

 “The Lottery”                                         Friday, February 22, 2019

 

 

  

Lesson Plans: January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 15…The Olympic Games – Old and New(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the text

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 7 Oral Language…correct sentences 1

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW review texts and discuss…”Do Experiences or Material Goods Make Us Happier?”/ Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions”/”The Eighth Tuesday We Talk About Money” from Tuesdays WithMorriein preparation for writing assignment on Thursday and Friday of this week.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 15…The Olympic Games – Old and New(Q 6-9) suffix and meaning; word meaning

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 7 Oral Language…correct sentences 2 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry; introduction and vocabulary assignment.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 15…The Olympic Games – Old and New(Q 10-13) T/F; inference; author’s opinion; example of what kind of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 7 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continuethe study of the novel, The Giver, by Lois Lowry; reading chapters 1-4.

Thursday,January 10, 2019

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 15…The Olympic Games – Old and New(Q 14/15) main idea; two details about the subject of this selection

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 7 Oral Language…correct sentences 4 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW begin writing assignment assessing the ability to read, understand, and express understanding of text.  Relevant textual evidence from the passages will be required to address the writing prompt.

Friday,January 11, 2019   

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 15…The Olympic Games – Old and New(Q 16) 5-6 key words and 3-5 sentence summary and turn in.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 7 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a/b check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete writing assignment from yesterday assessing the ability to read, understand, and express understanding of text. Relevant textual evidence from the passages will be required to address the writing prompt.

Reading Check Schedule

Exceptional and Standard Language Arts: Periods 1-4

 The Giver  Tuesday, January 15, 2019           Chapters 1-4

                  Tuesday, January 22, 2019          Chapters 5-6

                  Thursday, January 24, 2019        Chapters 7-9

                  Monday, January 28, 2019           Chapters 10-11

                  Thursday, January 31, 2019         Chapters 12-13

                  Wednesday, February 6, 2019     Chapters 14-16

                  Monday, February 11, 2019           Chapters 17-18

                  Tuesday, February 29, 2019        Chapters 19-20

                  Monday, February 25, 2019         Chapters 21-23

 

Exceptional Language Arts ONLY: Period 1

Fahrenheit 451  Section 1   Monday, January 25, 2019

                           Section 2  Friday, February 8, 2019

                           Section 3  Friday, February 22, 2019

 

Standard Language Arts ONLY: Periods 2-4

 “Examination Day”                                 Friday, January 18, 2019

 “There Will Come Soft Rains”               Friday, February 8, 2019

 “The Lottery”                                         Friday, February 2019

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans: December 10, 2018

Monday, December 10, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 14…Looking for a Quick Meal(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the text

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 6 Oral Language Nairobi…correct sentences 1

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW read the short story, The Gift of the Magiand answer questions using textual evidence to prove their answers. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 14…Looking for a Quick Meal(Q 6-9) homophones; contractions; antonym; word meaning

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 6 Oral Language Nairobi…correct sentences 2 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW again read The Gift of the Magiin class and summarize the plot  and analyze the author’s use of setting and how it impacts characterization in the text.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 14…Looking for a Quick Meal(Q 10-13) T/F; facts/opinion; inference; example of what kind of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 6 Oral Language Nairobi…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue the stud of The Gift of the Magi

Thursday,December 13, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 14…Looking for a Quick Meal(Q 14/15) simile; illustration

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 6 Oral Language Nairobi…correct sentences 4 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW begin to read texts and discuss…”Do Experiences or Material Goods Make Us Happier?”/ Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions”/”The Eighth Tuesday We Talk About Money” from Tuesdays WithMorriein preparation for a Socratic Seminar next week. 

Friday,December 14, 2018   

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 14…Looking for a Quick Meal(Q 16) key words and summary

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 6 Oral Language Nairobi…correct sentences 5 a/b check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to read texts and discuss…”Do Experiences or Material Goods Make Us Happier?”/ Experiences Make Us Happier Than Possessions”/”The Eighth Tuesday We Talk About Money” from Tuesdays WithMorriein preparation for a Socratic Seminar next week. 

1stPeriod Only…Students are aware of when they are to present their “Current Events” presentation in class, every student has chosen their own day.

 

Lesson Plans: December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 13…Downhill Slide(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 5 Oral Language…correct sentences 1 a/b

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to work in class with the teacher to organize the graphic organizer for a compare and contrast essay, “Are Driverless Cars a Good Idea?”

Tuesday, December 4, 2018   AimsWeb Testing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 13…Downhill Slide(Q 6-9) antonym; word meaning; prefix/suffix; synonym

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 5 Oral Language…correct sentences 2 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW finish the graphic organizer for a compare and contrast essay and then begin, with the teacher to write the compare and contrast  essay, “Are Driverless Cars a Good Idea?”

 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 13…Downhill Slide(Q 10-13) T/F; facts/opinion; geography; example of what kind of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 5 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete reading check for A Christmas Carol, Stave V; TLW finish the compare and contrast essay, “Are Driverless Cars a Good Idea?”

 Thursday,December 6, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 13…Downhill Slide(Q 14) Create a chart of things people can do to prevent landslides or avalanche

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 5 Oral Language…correct sentences 4 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to read Stave III of A Christmas Caroland begin to compare and contrast the settings of Stave I and Stave III, the moods that they create, and what they reveal about Scrooge’s perspective

Friday,December 7, 2018   

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 13…Downhill Slide(Q 15) key words and summary

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 5 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a./b. check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to read Stave III of A Christmas Caroland to compare and contrast the settings of Stave I and Stave III, the moods that they create, and what they reveal about Scrooge’s perspective

 

1stPeriod Only…Students are aware of when they are to present their “Current Events” presentation in class, every student has chosen their own day.

 

Lesson Plans: November 26, 2018

 Monday, November 26, 2018   “Vocabulary Project” due…up load to Curve

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 12…Lazy Flotsam(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 4 Oral Language…correct sentences 1 a/b

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to identify what type of figurative language and what it means using quotes from A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 12…Lazy Flotsam(Q 6-9) synonym; homophones; word meaning

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 4 Oral Language…correct sentences 2 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to identify what type of figurative language and what it means using quotes from A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens

 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 12…Lazy FlotsamCountry(Q 10-13) T/F; problem; setting; example of type of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 4 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete reading check for A Christmas Carol, Stave IV; Stave V needs to be read by Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 with a reading check  on that day; TLW continue to read  A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens analyzing how setting shapes Scrooge’s character

 Thursday, November 29, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 12…Lazy Flotsam(Q 14-15)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 4 Oral Language…correct sentences 4 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW analyze and review the previous CFA to understand why they answered the questions as they did.

Friday, November 30, 2018       File-Folder Book Report Due

 (Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 12…Lazy Flotsam(Q 16) key words and summary

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 4 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a./b. check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete a writing assignment; A Christmas Carol, Scrooge’s Character.

 1stPeriod Only…Students are aware of when they are to present their “Current Events” presentation in class, every student has chosen their own day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson Plans: November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 11…Connecting Our Country(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 3 Oral Language…correct sentences 1

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to read  “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing how setting shapes Scrooge’s character

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 11…Connecting Our Country(Q 6-9) synonym; plural words; contractions; prefix

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 3 Oral Language…correct sentences 2

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete the CFA

 Wednesday, November 14, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 11…Connecting Our Country(Q 10-13) T/F; inference; meaning of word; example of what kind of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 3 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete reading check for “A Christmas Carol,” Stave III; Stave IV needs to be read by Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 with a reading check  on that day; TLW continue to read  “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing how setting shapes Scrooge’s character

Thursday, November 15, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 11…Connecting Our Country(Q 14-16) simile; main idea; research

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 3 Oral Language…correct sentences 4 a/b

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing Scrooge’s interaction with Marley, what it reveals about his perspective and values

Friday, November 16, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 11…Connecting Our Country(Q 17) key words and summary

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 3 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a./b. check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW have guidance today and will be with Ms. Sumlar and Mrs. Mogey.

 

1stPeriod Only

Students are aware of when they are to present their “Current Events” presentation in class, every student has their own day.

 

All Periods

“Vocabulary Project” due on Monday, November 26, 2018.

“File-Folder Book Report” due on Friday, November 30, 2018.

Lesson Plans: November 5, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 10…Can You Trust a Benedict Arnold? (Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentences 1 a./b.

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW reread “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing the use of figurative language and sensory details used to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

 Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 10…Can You Trust a Benedict Arnold? (Q 6-9) meaning of word; antonym; analogy; prefix

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentences 2 a./b.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; analyze the of figurative language and sensory details to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 10…Can You Trust a Benedict Arnold? (Q 10-13) T/F; inference; idiom; type of writing

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentences 3 a

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete reading check for “A Christmas Carol,” Stave 2; Stave 3 needs to be read by Wednesday, November 14thwith a reading check  on that day; TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; analyze the of figurative language and sensory details to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

 Thursday, November 8, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 10…Can You Trust a Benedict Arnold? (Q 14) honorable actions vs. dishonorable actions

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentences 4 a./b.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing words in context and their connotations, determine Scrooge’s perspective about Christmas, and compare and contrast Scrooge’s perspective to that of his nephews.

Friday, November 9, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 10…Can You Trust a Benedict Arnold? (Q 1-5) Key words; summarize; turn it in)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Week 2 Oral Language…correct sentences 5 a./b. check

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens analyzing words in context and their connotations, determine Scrooge’s perspective about Christmas, and compare and contrast Scrooge’s perspective to that of his nephews.

Lesson Plans: October 29, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 9…Please Wait(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 9…dangling modifiers; connotation; context clues; synonyms; prefix/root/suffix

(Period 1,2,3,4) TLW Students will finish reading “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers, analyzing Greg’s changing perspective about his father and Lemon based on his experience/interaction with Lemon Brown.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 9…Please Wait(Q 6-9) base word/affixes; synonyms; antonyms; analogy

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 9…redundancies; spelling; figure of speech; meaning; phrase or clause?

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW Students will continue analyzing Greg’s changing perspective about his father and Lemon based on his experience/interaction with Lemon Brown and theme of “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 9…Please Wait(Q 10-13) person point of view; author’s opinion; mood and words that support; problem in selection

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 9…meanings of word using root and affix to define; create words using root and affix; word meaning; commas needed; antonyms(Periods 1,2,3,4)TLW complete reading check for “A Christmas Carol,” Stave 1; Stave 2 needs to be read by Wednesday, November 7thwith a reading check  on that day; TLW will reread “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; analyze the of figurative language and sensory details to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

 Thursday,November 1, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 9…Please Wait(Q 14-15) list times one has to wait; how do you handle waiting

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 9…connotation; define in sentence context clues; simple/compound/complex/compound-complex sentence?/analogy and turn it in

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; analyze the of figurative language and sensory details to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

Friday, November 2, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 9…Please Wait(Q 16) Key words; summarize; turn it in)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Paragraph Editing #6…capitalization; commas; quotations marks; underlined words; and spelling.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will continue reading “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens; analyze the of figurative language and sensory details to describe Scrooge, determine connotations of these words and phrases, and draw conclusions about Scrooge’s character.

Lesson Plans: October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 8…Please Read This First(Q 1-5) subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 8…dangling modifiers; connotation; context clues; synonyms; prefix/root/suffix

(Period 1) TLW receive directions for completing this quarters “Current Events Presentation” project and rubric, and sign up when they wish to present their Current Event project; and “File Folder Book Report” and rubric; book approval is due by  October 29, 2018 and “file folder” book report is due on November 30, 2018.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW receive directions for completing this quarters “File Folder Book Report” and the rubric; book approval is due by October 29, 2018 and “file folder” book report is due on November 30, 2018.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 8…Please Read This First(Q 6-9) synonym; base word; prefix; homographs

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 8…redundancies; spelling; figure of speech and meaning; phrase or clause?

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW will complete the “Anticipation Guide” for “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” and then begin reading “The Treasure of Lemon Brown,” by Walter Dean Myers, analyzing the main character’s perspective on other characters in the text.  

 Wednesday, October 24, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 8…Please Read This First(Q 10-12) T/F; identify text type

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 8…meanings of word using root and affix to define; create words using root and affix; word meaning; commas needed; antonyms

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW visit the library first half of class looking for a book for the “file folder” project; TLW continue to analyze the main character’s perspective on other characters in “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”  TLW also receive the novel, "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 needs to be read by Wednesday, October 29th as there will be a reading check for Stave 1.

Thursday,October 25, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 8…Please Read This First(Q 13) cause/effect

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 8…connotation; define in sentence context clues; simple/compound/complex/compound-complex sentence?/analogy and turn it in

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze the main character’s perspective on other characters in “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”

Friday, October 26, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 8…Please Read This First(Q 14: Key words and summarize and turn it in)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Paragraph Editing #6…capitalization; commas; quotations marks; underlined words; and spelling.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW identify a theme of “The Treasure of Lemon Brown” by Walter Dean Myers and explain how the theme is developed through Greg’s experiences and changing perspective in the text.

Lesson Plans: October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 7…Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand(Q 1-5: subject; create title; author’s purpose; my purpose as a reader; genre of the piece)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 7…dangling modifiers; connotation; context clues; synonyms; prefix/root/suffix

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW review the culminating writing task and draft an introduction paragraph that introduces a topic clearly and previews what is to follow.

 Tuesday, October 16, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 7…Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand(Q 6-9: base word; homographs; synonyms; antonyms)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 7…redundancies; spelling; figure of speech and meaning; phrase or clause?

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete Written in BoneFinal Unit Exam-Part A

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 

(Periods 1,2,3,4)DRP Week 7…Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand(Q 10-13: person point of view; idioms; do you have a collection?; what kind of writing?)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 7…meanings of word using root and affix to define; create words using root and affix; word meaning; commas needed; antonyms

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW continue to analyze the effectiveness of text structures in contributing to the central ideas of an informational text so they can write with TE

Thursday,October 18, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 7…Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand(Q 14-15: metaphor and explain; what kind of writing)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Language Review Week 7…connotation; define in sentence context clues; simple/compound/complex/compound-complex sentence? /analogy

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW draft the body paragraphs and conclusion of an explanatory essay.

Friday, October 19, 2018

(Periods 1,2,3,4) DRP Week 7…Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (Q 16: Key words and summarize)

(Periods 1,2,3,4) Paragraph Editing #6…capitalization; commas; quotations marks; underlined words; and spelling.

(Periods 1,2,3,4) TLW complete Written in Bone Final Unit Exam-Part B