December 5-9 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Students are finishing up their guided reading novels.
  • While working with their groups students will complete a plot analysis on their novel to determine how to best summarize the novel.
  • Students will work independently to write a short, plot summary of their novel.
  • Students will work with their group to organize and film a book talk to be shown to students next year. The videos will be used to help future students select guided reading material. Students will learn how to use a video making chrome extension WeVideo.

*Students books are different lengths, so they are finishing up and completing products are different rates.

English

  • Students are finishing their PBL this week.
    • They will put any final touches on their products and be sharing them throughout the week.

September 26-30 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will continue to analyze plot as a group and groups will share analysis with class.
    • Homework: Students will complete question 3 on reading log.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will independently practice analyzing plot using Moby Max.
    • Homework: Students will read for at least 20 minutes and log it. Students should have all 3 questions on back of log complete. If not, they should complete them.
  • Wednesday 
    • Students will be grouped and assigned guided reading texts.
    • We will learn CHAMPS expectations during guided reading. Students will learn what their responsibilities are in guided reading. In addition, they will learn how to participate and evaluate their participation using a self assessment checklist. We will role play and model guided reading as a class.
    • Homework: Students will read for at least 20 minutes and log it. Students should have all 3 questions on back of log complete. If not, they should complete them.
  • Thursday
    • Students will start guided reading text and analyze the exposition.
    • Homework: Students will turn in reading log and get new one. They will complete question 1.
  • Friday
    • Students will continue to reading guided reading text with group while analyzing the exposition.
    • Homework: Students will complete question 2 on reading log.

English

  • Monday
    • Students will complete outline for W.A.R. draft 2.
      • Homework if not completed in class.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will complete rough draft for W.A.R. draft 2.
      • Homework if not completed in class.
  • Wednesday
    • We will have a lesson on commas in sentences. Students will utilize lesson to revise and edit W.A.R. 2.
  • Thursday
    • Students will complete writing stations revising and editing W.A.R. 2.
  • Friday
    • Students will complete final draft of W.A.R. 2.
      • Homework if not completed in class.

Lesson Plans for September 12- 16

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will watch BrainPop video and take notes over Theme.
    • Students will take theme snapshot to pre-assess.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 3
  • Tuesday
    • Students will work in a small group to determine theme of 4 picture books.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 4
  • Wednesday
    • Universal Screener
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 5
  • Thursday
    • Universal Screener
    • Homework: Reading Log is due at the beginning of class. Students will get a new reading log and complete Question 1.
  • Friday
    • Students will complete a quiz over theme.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 2

English

  • Monday
    • Students will learn how to compose a Writing About Reading Response. As a class we will review the outline notes, sentence starters and mentor text.
  • Tuesday
    • Student will complete W.A.R. outline.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will use their outline to create a rough draft.
  • Thursday
    • Students will work through writing stations with a partner to edit and revise their rough draft.
  • Friday
    • Students will publish final drafts of W.A.R.

September 6-9 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Tuesday
    • Students will work in small groups to review making inferences.
    • We will add “Genre Descriptions” to our reading composition notes.
    • Homework: Reading log questions 3 and 4
  • Wednesday
    • Students will complete Character Inference Graphic Organizer
    • Homework: Reading log question 5
  • Thursday
    • Students will watch BrainPop video on Theme.
    • Students will work in small groups to practice identifying theme in classic children’s stories.
    • Homework: Reading log question 1
  • Friday
    • Students will take snapshot on theme

English

  • Tuesday
    • Students will complete Character Analysis over Melody from “Out of My Mind.”
    • We will continue to read aloud “OMM.”
  • Wednesday
    • Students will learn how to construct a writing about reading response.
  • Thursday
    • Students will create a writing about reading response draft.
  • Friday
    • Students will share drafts and offer revision feedback.

August 29- September 2

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will take notes on how to process text by thinking within, beyond and about the text.
    • Students will read in their independent reading book while teacher conferneces with individuals.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will take a snapshot over inferences. This is designed to pre-assess this skill.
    • Lesson over inferences using “A Bad Case of the Stripes.”
    • Students will read in their independent reading book while teacher conferences with individuals.
  • Wednesday
    • As a class students will practice making inferences using text evidence from “Out of My Mind.”
    • Students will work independently to make inferences about their character from their independent reading book.
      • Students will complete Character Inference  Graphic Organizer.
  • Thursday
    • Students will continue to complete Character Inference Graphic Organizer
    • Students will complete an “Inference Exit Slip.”
      • Students will read in their independent reading book while teacher conferences with individuals.
    • Homework: Reading Log
      • Students will be assigned thier first reading log. They are expected to read 20 minutes, 5 days a week and answer 1 question a day over thier fiction independent reading book. This log is due, Thursday, September 8. It is not designed to be completed in one day or one sitting. It is an assignment that should be worked on a little each day. Students are working on an sample reading log in class with me and will have a reference if they do not understand how to properly complete it. I will grade the log using a rubric that will also be given to the students as a reference.
  • Friday
    • Students will take a snapshot over theme.
    • Students will take notes over theme and analyze theme in “The Dot” and “A Bad Case of The Stripes.”
    • Students will read in their independent reading book while teacher conferences with individuals.
    • Homework: Reading Log

English

  • Monday
    • Students will start their “Leave Your Mark” art project.
    • We will start our class interactive read aloud “Out of My Mind.”
  • Tuesday
    • We will continue to read “Out of My Mind” and find text evidence that provides clues about the character.
  • Wednesday
    • We will continue to read “Out of My Mind” and take notes over how to have a text talk.
  • Thursday 
    • Students will take learn how to construct a Writing about Reading paragraph response using the acronym R.A.C.E.
  • Friday
    • Student will construct their first draft of W.A.R.