February 27- March 3 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will continue analyzing debate of their choice with a partner.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will share out their findings to the class. They will explain the claim, support, counter argument, rebuttal and faulty reasoning.
    • Other groups will question their findings.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will complete faulty reasoning worksheet.
  • Thursday
    • Students will complete persuasive text analysis independently.
  • Friday
    • Students will take persuasive text quiz.
      • They will need to be able to use the definitions and examples from this week’s work.

English

  • This week students will complete editing and revising their expository essay.
  • Students will share them out to their class and publish them to their blog.

February 21-25 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Tuesday
    • Students will make inferences using text evidence over the drama, “War of the Worlds.”
  • Wednesday and Thursday
    • Students will read two sides to the argument, “Should Balloons be Banned.”
    • Students will analyze each argument to determine the claim, supporting evidence, counterargument, rebuttal and faulty reasoning with teacher guidance.
  • Friday
    • Students will work with a partner to analyze Scope debate topic of their choice to determine claim, supporting details, counterargument, rebuttal, and faulty reasoning. Students will complete the “Comparing and Contrasting Persuasive Texts” graphic organizer.

English

  • This week students will learn how to elaborate expository essays and create reflective conclusions.
  • Students will complete “Expository Essay Planning Sheet” and type their essay in Google Docs.
  • Students will publish essay to PEG Writing and make recommended revisions.

February 6-10 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday and Tuesday
    • Students will take a nonfiction test over determining author’s purpose, topic, main idea, supporting details, text structure and summary.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will take notes over how to determine the meaning of words by identifying roots of words, prefixes, and suffixes.
  • Thursday
    • Students will practice determining the meaning of words by completing practice questions on study island.
  • Friday
    • Students will practice using the dictionary as a reading resource.

English

  • Monday
    • Students will share their final drafts of the Apollo 13 paragraphs.
  • Tuesday-Friday
    • Students will analyze the components of an expository essay. T
    • They will start pre-writing a response to a self-selected writing prompt over the autobiography, “I Am Malala.”
    • Students will compose a thesis statement.
    • Students will learn how to write effective introductions and use elaboration strategies.