February 12-16 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Notes over thesis statement
  • Model writing thesis statements
  • Students will select a prompt and write a thesis statement for their Expository Essay

Tuesday

  • Benchmarks

Wednesday

  • Benchmarks

Thursday

  • Notes over Hook and Bridge
  • Students will write their own Hook and Bridge for their Expository Essay

Friday

  • Expository Essay Vocabulary Quiz
    • Study on Quizlet; the link is on Google Classroom

February 5-9

Monday

  • Vocabulary study 3 work time
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Tuesday

  • Work time on Vocabulary study 3
  • Notes over Expository Essay and example of Expository essay
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Wednesday

  • Complete Expository Essay Planning Sheet
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Thursday

  • Turn in Vocabulary Study 3
  • Take Vocabulary 3 Quiz
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

Friday

  • Analyze example Expository Essay to identify thesis statements
  • Read from “I Will Always Write Back”

January 29- February 2

Monday

  • Students will receive letters from their pen pals and write real letters back.

Tuesday

  • Students will respond to pen pal via e-mail.

Wednesday

  • Students will review vocabulary words for the week.
  • We will read pages 53-80.

Thursday

  • Students will take Vocabulary 2 Quiz.
  • We will read pages 86-104.

Friday

  • Students will get choice board.
  • We will read pages 105-118

January 22-26

Monday:

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: intrigued, wafted.
  • Read pages 1-12 in “I Will Always Write Back”

Tuesday

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: colonialism, liberated, parallels
  • Read pages 13-39

Wednesday

  • Warm-up
    • Vocabulary words: ululating, inflation, rationed, naive, and correspondence
  • Students will complete a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Caitlin and Martin’s lives in preparation for writing a paragraph.
  • Read pages 39-52

Thursday

  • Students will take vocabulary quiz.
  • Students will complete compare and contrast writing assignment.

Friday

  • Students will complete web quest and writing assignment explaining something they have learned about Zimbabwe.
  • Students will start vocabulary study packet 2.

January 16-19

Tuesday

  • Students will complete typing.com Beginner Review 1.
  • Students will complete and discuss a pre-reading activity to the novel “I Will Always Write Back.”
  • We will read aloud pages 1-23.

Wednesday

  • Students will complete typing.com T, S, and L keys.
  • We will read aloud pages 31-48.
  • Students will complete exit ticket short response to “Describe Martin’s day to day life. In what ways is it similar or different to Caitlin’s?”

Thursday

  • Students will complete typing.com O, B, and A keys.
  • We will read aloud pages 49-64.
  • We will discuss the previous day’s exit ticket responses.
  • Students will get vocabualry list and practice.

Friday

  • Students will complete typing.com V, H, and M keys.
  • We will read pages 65-80.
  • Students will complete vocabulary practice.

January 8-12 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Students will complete “Excerpt Revisions and Edits” and turn in to Google Classroom

Tuesday

  • Students will complete “NaNoWriMo Showcase Slides,” and get it approved by Mrs. Kelley

Wednesday

  • The whole class will rehearse for NaNoWriMo showcase.

Thursday

  • Students will polish or make any last minute improvements to the showcase.

Friday

  • NaNoWriMo Showcase in the library. Parents are invited!

NaNoWriMo Showcase, January 12

You are invited to the NaNoWriMo Showcase!

Who: Parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.

What: Students will showcase a selection of their work from our novel project.

When: Friday, January 12 during your child’s English class period

                 (Check the chart below for time.)

Where: Middle School Think Lab, Library

Schedule

Period 1 7:55 – 8:40
Period 2 8:44 – 9:29
Period 3 9:33 – 10:18
Period 4 11:31 – 12:16
Period 6 1:09 – 1:54
Period 7 1:58 – 2:43

Hope to see you there!

December 4-8 Lesson Plans

This week students will start editing and revising their novel using the NaNoWriMo workbook.

Monday:

  • Students will complete pages 86-89 in their NaNoWriMo workbook.
    • This means they will switch novels with another student an offer feedback.

Tuesday:

  • Students will “Unleash Their Inner Editor” using pages 90-94 in their workbook.

Wednesday:

  • Students will use pages 96-98 to start “Cleaning It Up.”

Thursday:

  • Students will use pages 99 and 100 to choose an “Exceptional Excerpt.”

*Any student that has not written 1,000 words, the minimum goal, I will work in a small group until they have written 1,000 words.