*Lesson plans are subject to change due to student needs
Tuesday (9.3) Welcome! / Intro/Find Someone Who...
Wednesd.ay (9.4) Classroom Rules and Procedures/What is Growth Mindset?/My Mindset Beginning of the Year Survey & Scoring Guide/Labor Day Close Reading Article - Pencil Read & Margin Notes
Thursday (9.6) Labor Day Close Reading Article - Comprehension Check & Citing Textual Evidence (1-3)/Clock Buddies/WCS Student Code of Conduct Scavenger Hunt
Friday (9.7) Labor Day Close Reading Article - Comprehension Check & Citing Textual Evidence (4-6)/Finish WCS Student Code of Conduct Scavenger Hunt/The Power of YET
Monday (9.9) I PICK Books/Media Center Orientation & Book Check Out/"DNA & You" Close Reading Article - Pencil Read & Margin Notes
Tuesday (9.10) IDR/"DNA & YOU" Close Reading Article - First Read/REACH Gallery Walk/Growth Mindset Puzzle/Reading Goals - Personalized Reading Plan/Bookshelf/Monthly Progress Graph
Wednesday (9.11) IDR/ "Dna & YOU" Close Reading Article - Second Read & Dig a Little Deeper/District Writing Assessment
Thursday (9.12) IDR/ "Dna & YOU" Close Reading Article - Chunk Paragraphs with Power Summary Statements/District Writing Performance Task
Friday (9.13) IDR/Question Bands/District Writing Performance Task
Monday (9.16) IDR/"Creepy Crawly" Close Reading Article - Pencil Read & Margin Notes/"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" - Make the Connection/Dialogue with the Text/Elements of Literature (Conflict)/Listen to audio/District Writing Performance Task
Tuesday (9.17) IDR/"Creepy Crawly" Close Reading Article - Text Structure & Key Words about the topic/"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" - Dialogue with the Text/Elements of Literature (Conflict)/Listen to audio/District Writing Performance Task
Wednesday (9.18) IDR/"Creepy Crawly" Close Reading Article - New Thinking about the Topic/"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" - Active Reading Graphic Organizer (with partners)/District Writing Performance Task
Monday (9.23) IDR/ Continue Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Reading check questions. Some students may being called down for DRA Testing. Not all students will be tested during this cycle.
Tuesday (9.24) IDR/ Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Complete questions. Listen to Audio. Quiz.
Wednesday (9.25) IDR/Close Reading Rikki-Tikki Movie.
Thursday (9.26) IDR/Close Reading Article
Friday (9.27) IDR/Close Reading Article..
Introduce Spelling Lessons/Activity Book. Short/Long
Monday (9.30) IDR/ NWEA Make-ups. Continue Spelling Lessons 1,2
Tuesday (10.1) IDR/ NWEA Make-ups. Introduce Writing with Power Vocabulary Lesson 1.
Wednesday (10.2) IDR/ The Sandlot Theme, Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions.
Thursday (10.3) IDR/Vocabulary Lesson 2 Continue The Sandlot Summarizing/Genre, Characterization (How the author reveals a characters personality). Character Traits.
Friday (10.4) IDR/Close Reading ArticleMonday (9.30) IDR/ NWEA Make-ups. Continue Spelling Lessons 1,2
Monday (10.7) IDR/Text Structure Flip Book - Description/The Sandlot - Theme, Making Inferences & Drawing Conclusions/Summarizing & Genre/Characterization
Tuesday (10.8) IDR/"Pumpkin Guts" Close Reading Article - Pencil Read & Margin Notes/Text Structure Flip Book - Sequence
Wednesday (10.9) IDR/"Pumpkin Guts" Close Reading Article - Vivacious Vocabulary/Text Structure Flip Book - Compare & Contrast/Quickwrite/Parts of a Story
Thursday (10.10) IDR/"Pumpking Guts" Close Reading Article - Language Lingo & Daring Details/Text Structure Flip Book - Cause & Effect/Parts of a Story Cootie Catcher with Guided Notes
Friday (10.11) IDR/Scholastic Action: "The Orphan Train" - Action Activity: Finding Text Evidence/Vocabulary Ladder
Monday (10.14) IDR/"Spooky Spiders" Close Reading Article - Pencil Read & Margin Notes/Text Structure Flip Book - Problem & Solution/Parts of Story Matching Game/Media Center - Book Checkout
Tuesday (10.15) IDR/"Spooky Spiders" Close Reading Article - Vivacious Vocabulary & Language Lingo/Text Structure Task Cards/DAY OF AWESOME
Wednesday (10.16) IDR/"Spooky Spiders" Close Reading Article - Daring Details & Sensational Structure/October Quickwrite #4/Text Structure Task Cards
Thursday (10.17) IDR/:"Spooky Spiders" Close Reading Article/Review Text Structure
Friday (10.18) IDR/Vocabulary Ladder/Text Structure QUIZ
Monday (10.21) IDR New Reading Log, Due on Friday. Newsela close read: Youtube Lives of Students with Disabilities.
Tuesday (10.22) IDR/ Introduce Paragraph Editing.
Wednesday (10.23) IDR/ Paragraph Editing Marks
Thursday (10.24) IDR/Introduce Reading Group Rotations
Friday (10.25) IDR/Close Reading Article
Monday (10.28) IDR New Reading Log. Close Reading Article: Haunted Houses.
Begin Characterization Unit: Hotel Translyvania. Anticipation Activity. Key Vocabulary PowerPoint. Key Vocabulary Cross Word.
Tuesday (10.29) IDR/ Characterization Unit Cont. Part 1 Movie Notes. Fill in the blank handout.
Wednesday (10.30) IDR/ Characterization Unit Cont. Part 1 of the PPT lecture:
Major and Minor Characters
Setting (Time and Place)
Protagonist and Antagonist
Direct vs Indirect Characterization
Complete STEAL Activity
Thursday (10.31) IDR/Characterization Unit cont Complete Movie Notes While viewing 2nd Part of the Movie/Elements of a strory plot activity.
Friday (11.1) IDR/ Characterization Unit cont.Part II of the PPT lecture:
Traits, Feelings, Motivation
Character Types (Round vs flat, static vs dynamic, and character foils)
Monday (11.4) IDR/ Continue Characterization Unit Hotel Transylvania Part 2 of Movie Notes work with partners. Complete Dracula Characterization.
Tuesday (11.5) No School
Wednesday (11.6) IDR/Draculas Foil. Work on Extra Credit: A Gift for Mavis or Create a New Character
Thursday (11.7) IDR/Close Reading Article Finish Extra credit/Review for Test with partners
Friday (11.8) IDR/Close Reading Article..Final Exam Hotel Transylvania.
Monday (11.11) IDR/
Tuesday (11.12) No School Snow Day
Wednesday (11.13) No School Transportation Issue
Thursday (11.14) IDR/Leveled Reading Quizes Computer Lab 504
Friday (11.15) 1/2 Day (4,5,6) IDR/Close Reading Article/Begin Where the Wild things are Plot Diagram.
Monday (11.18) IDR/Continue Where the Wild Things Are. Plot Diagram/Important Events
Discuss how journeys to fantasy worlds allow characters to 'handle' the real world
How films incorporate Fantasy into Reality.
Tuesday (11.19) IDR/Begin Bridge to Terabithia
Anticipation Activity: Qualities of a Friend (Adjectives) Write sentences that Illustrate a friend performing an action that shows the quality with out indicating what the quality is. Extension activities.
Wednesday (11.20) IDR/ Historical Context of the Novel
1970's, The Vietnam War, Fashion, Women's rights, Life in the 70's etc.
Thursday (11.21) IDR/Author Biography: Katherine Paterson
Friday (11.22) IDR/Discuss Elements of a novel (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution). Use story Jack and the Beanstalk to illustrate.
Monday (11.25) IDR/Discuss Chapter 1+2. Simile and Metaphor work
"Still I Rise" Maya Angelo Simile/Metaphor identification. Journal Entries Chapters 1+2
Tuesday (11.26) 1/2 Day(1,2,3) Afternoon/Evening Conferences
Wednesday (11.13) No School
Thursday (11.14) No School Thanksgiving
Friday (11.15) No School
Monday (12.2) IDR/Review Chapters 1-4. Cloze Reading activity. Graphic Organizer/Active Listening. Discuss/Listen for Regional Dialect.
Tuesday (12.3) IDR/Pre Reading Vocabulary practice. "Still I Rise" Maya Angelo Simile/Metaphor identification.
Wednesday (12.4)IDR/Characterization of Jesse/Leslie
Thursday(12.5) IDR/Vocabulary Review Chapters 1-4
Friday (12.6) IDR/Vocabulary Quiz/Leveled Reading Quizes Computer Lab
Monday (12.9) IDR/Leveled Reading quizes. Pre Reading Activity/Vocabulary Chapters 5-9 Online Leveled reading quiz. Simile/Metaphor practice Quiz Average taken today!
Tuesday (12.10) IDR/"Still I Rise" Maya Angelo Simile/Metaphor identification.Chapters 5-6 Bridge to Terabithia
Wednesday (12.11)IDR/Characterization of Jesse/Leslie Continue 5-6 Active Listening Graphic organizer/Cloze Reading activity w/word-bank.
Thursday(12.12) IDR/Begin Chapters 7-9 Terabithia. Active Listening Graphic Organizer.
Friday (12.13) IDR/Finish 7-9. Quiz
Monday (1.20) No School MLK Day
Tuesday (1.21) Quarter 3 Begins/New schedules for some.
Wednesday (1.22)IDR/Continue Informational Essay Invasive Species
Thursday(1.23) IDR/Continue Informational Essay Invasive Species
Friday (1.24) IDR/Rough Draft Informational Essay/ Parts of Speech Activity