December 12-16 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • 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.

English

  • Students will review for their final exam by completing a writing about reading response paragraph over their guided reading book and writing a paragraph response explaining the most meaningful thing they have learned while working on their PBL.
    • I will provide feedback in class so that students can make improvements on their writing responses on their final.

 

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.

November 7-11 Lesson Plans

Reading

*This week students do not have a reading log. They will get a new one on Thursday, November 10 that will be due November 17.

  • Guided Reading:
    • Students will continue to practice writing plot summaries with in their guided reading groups.
    • As a class, we will work read, annotate and analyze a passage of fiction to model how to apply what we have learned about fiction in a multiple choice testing environment.
  • Test:
    • Thursday and Friday, students will have a summative test over fiction. Students’ work in guided reading groups, in class, and on reading logs have prepared them for the test. However, if you they would like to study they can review notes in our reading composition book over point of view, figurative language, inferences, theme, plot, character roles and traits, tone and mood and summary.

English

  • Rough draft
    • Students will have a solid rough draft of their narrative by Tuesday and will spend the week working through their lessons and deliverables.
  • Final draft.
    • Students will have a final draft by Friday so they can start creating their product for their intended audience next week.

October 10-14 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will take notes over character roles in plot and character traits.
    • Students will work with their guided reading group to analyze the main character’s role in the plot.
    • Homework: Students will read from independent reading book for at least 20 minutes and log it.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will review maps and historical documents relevant to the setting of their guided reading book.
    • Students will read with their guided reading group.
      • Homework: Students will read from independent reading book for at least 20 minutes and log it.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will try to determine the conflict in their book as they work and read in their guided reading groups.
      • Homework: Students will read from independent reading book for at least 20 minutes and log it.
  • Thursday
    • Students will select a section of their text that either explains setting, character or conflict to read as a reader’s theatre to the rest of the class.
      • Homework: Students will read from independent reading book for at least 20 minutes and log it. Students will answer question 1 on new log.
  • Friday
    • We will take notes on point of view and students will determine the point of view their guided reading text is written in.
      • Homework: Students will read from independent reading book for at least 20 minutes and log it. They will answer question 2 on new log.

English

  • Monday 
    • Students will complete revisions of WAR 2 Final Draft and work on typing club if done.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will share WAR 2 aloud.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will start “Why Write?” PBL with an entry launch showcasing how fiction writing influences their world.
  • Thursday
    • Students will brainstorm and determine an audience and purpose for writing a narrative story.
  • Friday
    • Students will start outlining narrative.

 

October 3-7 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students who have mastered “Plot Episodes” will continue to analyze plot of “Knots on a Counting Rope.”
    • I will reteach plot episodes to students who did not master “Plot Episodes.”
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 3
  • Tuesday
    • Students will work with their guided reading group to read the first chapters of their group selected fiction novel to analyze setting and conflict.
      • Students will work on Guided Reading Handout 1.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 4
  • Wednesday
    • As a group, students will share their setting analysis.
    • Students will read in guided reading groups and work on Guided Reading Handout 1.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 5, Due tomorrow.
  • Thursday
    • We will have a whole group lesson on point of view.
    • Students will read their novel with group and determine the point of view of the text.
    • Students will work on Guided Reading Handout 1.
    • Homework: Reading Log is due at the beginning of class, and students will complete question 1 on new log.
  • Friday
    • Students will work with group to read novel and determine the conflict of their novel.
    • Students will complete Guided Reading Handout 1.
    • Homework: Reading Log Question 2

English

  • Monday
    • Students will type rough draft of W.A.R. 2 in Google Document and revise draft to add compound sentences with proper punctuation.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will learn how to use parts of speech to help find apporpriate synonyms to revise thier W.A.R. 2 draft.
  • Wednesday
    • Students will put W.A.R. 2 draft  into Peg Writing to edit spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.
  • Thursday
    • Students will complete writing stations and create final draft of W.A.R. 2.
  • Friday 
    • Students will share Writing About Reading 2 final draft.

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.

September 19-23 Lesson Plans

Reading

  • Monday
    • Students will complete “Theme Practice” on Moby Max.
    • We will have an interactive read aloud of “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” and analyze the theme of the text.
    • Homework: Reading Log question 3
  • Tuesday
    • Students will take notes over plot structure.
    • As a class we will identify the parts of plot and theme in the interactive read aloud “Freedom Trip.”
      • Homework: Reading Log question 4
  • Wednesday
    • As a group, students will complete a plot mountain after reading a short story.
      • Homework: Reading Log question 5, due tomorrow.
  • Thursday
    • Students will work independently to identify the part of plot in a short story on MobyMax.
      • Homework: Reading Log question 1
  • Friday
    • 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 rubric. We will role play and model guided reading as a class
      • Homework: Reading Log question 2

English

  • Monday
    • Students will complete writing stations and turn final draft of W.A.R. into Edmodo.
      • Homework if not completed in class.
  • Tuesday
    • Students will start a new writing about reading assignment, W.A.R. 2. Students will get to choose the prompt and text.
    • We will read aloud from “Out of My Mind”
  • Wednesday
    • Students will complete W.A.R. 2 outline.
    • We will read aloud from “Out of My Mind.”
  • Thursday
    • Students will complete W.A.R 2 Rough draft and start stations.
    • We will read aloud from “Out of My Mind.”
  • Friday
    • Students will complete stations and submit W.A.R. 2 final draft on Edmodo.
      • Homework if not completed in class.