Lesson plans

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Please bring paper and a composition book to class every day.

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April 10-13
Monday, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" Storyboard Chapters 1-6
Tuesday, "" Chapters 7-12
Wednesday, "" Chapters 11-20
Thursday, Reading the connection. 

PARCC TESTING AND REVIEW
February, March, first week of April

Welcome Back
January 9-13

1. Reading Notations
2. Composition Book
3. January-March Expectations
4. Spring Project- Shakespearean Terms
5. Freshman-College Years



December 5-9
Monday-Video on poverty as a science, Flowers for Algernon
Tuesday-Summarizing the non fiction idea and comparing the fictional science of the story
Wednesday-WIR
Thursday-WIR
Friday- 

November 28- December 2
Monday- Harriet Tubman Slave Narratives and songs as communication

Tuesday- Understanding Narrative tones within non-fiction
Wednesday-WIR chart story
Thursday-Write Pre-AP narratives 
Friday-Correct errors and expressions

November 21 & 22 
Thankful Ideas and Writing

Wed-Friday 
OUT for Thanksgiving. Have a beautiful time with your family.


November 14-18
Monday- Recap Book
Tuesday-take quiz
Wednesday- Begin media comparison and contrast paper
Thursday- More media and notes from both mediums of "The Giver."
Friday-Wrap up all sets of questions and terms for PARCC


November 7-11
Monday-Finishing "The Giver"
Tuesday- online portfolios
Wednesday- project development
Thursday- project and movie notes
Friday- knowing the comparisons in media and print with contrasting aspects of design
noted flaws in logic 

October 24-28
Monday Reading Chapters 2 and 3 of "The Giver."
Q & A
Tuesday Chapters 4 and 5
Q & A
Wednesday
Character Storyboard 
Thursday
Giver Chapters 5-7 finished
Friday WIR five paragraphs

October 17-21
Monday Springboard exercises pages 68-73
Tuesday- Writing prompt page 73
Wednesday- WIR preview 
Thursday-Correction of terms
Friday- Comprehensive EXAM 


October 11-14

Tuesday- Recall, Review 
Wednesday WIR
Thursday- SCA testing
Friday- Make up SCA and Composition Catch-up

October 3-7
Monday- Hero's Journey 
terminology applications 1-7 Ordinary World- 8. Ordeal
Tuesday- Respond to classmates and their work on the first tasks in the Odyssey.
Wednesday-writing in the round modified.
Thursday- Second part 
Friday- Terminology 8-11

September 26-30

Monday- Composition book check and re-writing of rough drafts
Tuesday- Parent Teacher Conferences 11-6 PM No School for Students
Wednesday- Computer reflections 
Thursday- Final scenes of "The Odyssey"
Friday- Writing in the Round, Hero's Journey Pre- Assessment

September 19-23

Monday- "The Road Not Taken"- Spring Speech Assignment

Tuesday- "O Captain" and "The Road Not Taken" comparisons

Wednesday- WIR Prep with hotdog

Thursday- WIR Bring planners and composition books

Friday- Group Responses "Lost Boy"

September 12-16

Monday- "O'Captain, My Captain" Analysis of poetry with figurative language terms and higher understanding of multiple meaning words. Parallel Structure

Tuesday- It's Epic? Odyssey as a narrative in comparison to "OCMC"
"Toy Story" video on Hero's Journey

Wednesday- Right, Write, and Wright
I write, my partner has written, I like/I modify
Thursday- WIR and/or Edmodo Quiz


Friday- Who Dunnitt? What is the mystery of a pun? 

September 6-9

Tuesday- Defining abstract terms to understand "Raymond's Run"
Author Profile

Wednesday- Assign computer terms and application of use policy.
Thursday- Modified How To Writing- Bring Planners to class
Friday-WIR K-W-L


Week of August 29-September 2

Monday- review and highlight writing errors found on papers. 
Assign reading folders. 

Tuesday- PBL ideas and foldable to responsive readings.

Wednesday- School is out at 11:30 short readings. 

Thursday- Writing in the Round aka WIR
Students should have a grade recorded in their planner each Thursday we have class. 

Friday- Revision writing and assessment

Week of August 22-26

Pre-AP classes: Please return signed participation agreements. 
Monday- Students will outline composition books and participate in prior knowledge recall as an assessment. 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Tuesday- Grade level texts will be assigned with reading guides, additional notes for understanding will be given with key terms from Friday. Imagery, Symbols, Motifs, Author's Purpose 
Wednesday- Searching the Hero's Journey, "The Odyssey." Read, reflect, respond. 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.3.A
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.

Thursday- Story board assessment, grades in planners. 

Friday- Imagery in "The Odyssey" Hercules analogies. 
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.




August 17- Welcome Back
August 18- Expectations
August 19- Making the Grade


















 

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