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!

October 30-November 3

This week students learning that they will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. Throughout the month of November, I will take them step by step through the steps needed to create their very own novel!

Monday

  • Entry launch with Mrs. Cooper
  • Students get introduced to the project and get their Young Novelist Workbook, YNW

Tuesday

  • Students will brainstorm ideas for their novel using the Writer’s Eye technique in their YNW.

Wednesday

  • Students will Skype with Author, Alexandar London.

Thursday

  • Students will create a word count goal.
  • Students will complete Writer’s Eye brainstorming activity.
  • Students will silence the “Evil Inner Editor.”

Friday

  • Students will learn how to create awesome characters by using and completing pages 11-15 in their YWN.

October 23-27 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson j, f and space
  • Students will have time to respond to pen pal via e-mail.

Tuesday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson u, r, k
  • Students will complete “Independent and Dependent Clause” notes in their composition book.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Lesson d, e, i
  • Students will complete guided practice on identifying and creating independent and dependent clauses.

Thursday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • lesson c, g, n
  • Students will watch Flocabulary Video and complete Read and Respond over Complex Sentences.

Friday

  • Cursive Sentence Bellringer
  • Typing.com
    • Review week one of beginning typer lessons
  • Students will complete Flocabulary quiz over Complex Sentences.

October 16-19 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Some students will complete “Famous Fails” Slideshow while others workshop thier RACE 2 paragraph.

Tuesday

  • Cursive vowel combinations
  • Students will share their “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs.

Wednesday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will share “Famous Fails” Slideshow and RACE 2 paragraphs

Thursday

  • Cursive months
  • Students will complete “Dependent Clause and Independent Clause” Notes on Google Classroom

Friday

  • Teacher workday, so we can plan awesome lessons for awesome kids!

 

October 9-13 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “sk, sp, sq”
  • We will read the Scope Article, “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”
  • Students will work through the writing process this week to construct a response to the question, “Why should we be willing to fail?” This will be referred to as RACE 2

Tuesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “ch, sh, wh”
  • Students will start constructing a response to “They Failed” by completing their RACE 2 graphic organizer.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “kn, mb, wr”
  • Students will create a rough draft to their “They Failed” response paragraph. This will be called RACE 2 Rough Draft.

Thursday

  • Cursive Consonant Combinations “lt, ft, sl,”
  • Students will work through writing stations to peer edit their rough draft.

Friday

  • Students will polish and submit their final draft of RACE 2

Some students may master and work through this writing process faster. Those students will create their own “Famous Fails” slideshows about people in their own lives: parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, or friends.

Students who have not mastered the RACE paragraph writing skills will work as a small group through the standard based writing stations with me.

October 2-6 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive X
  • Students will learn how to combine two simple sentences and practice.

Tuesday

  • Cursive Y
  • Students will get their final drafts of RACE 1 back and make needed corrections for resubmission on google classroom.

Wednesday

  • Cursive Z
  • We will read the Scope Article, “They Failed. (And So Can You.)”
    • Students will work through the writing process this week to construct  a response to the question, “Why should we be willing to fail?” This will be referred to as RACE 2

Thursday

  • Consonant Combinations “bl, fl, and gl”
  • Students will start constructing a response to “They Failed” by completing their RACE 2 graphic organizer.

Friday

  • Consonant Combinations “br, cr, and dr”
  • Students will create a rough draft to their “They Failed” response paragraph. This will be called RACE 2 Rough Draft.

September 25-September 29

Monday

  • Cursive U
  • Students will work on RACE stations to complete their graphic organizers and rough draft.

Tuesday

  • Cursive V
  • Students will revise their RACE paragraphs using self-evaluation and peer feedback forms.

Wednesday

  • Cursive W
  • Students will select a new Writing About Reading Prompt and start their second RACE paragraph using the graphic organizer.

Thursday

  • Review all cursive letters learned to date
  • Students will complete RACE graphic organizer.

Friday

  • Review all cursive letters learned to date
  • Students will draft a paragraph to their second WAR prompt.

September 18-22 Lesson Plans

Monday

  • Cursive R
  • Students will complete Broad vs. Detailed competition.

Tuesday

  • Cursive S
  • C=Cite
    • Students will learn how to Cite evidence from the text when constructing a response to a prompt as a small group using “Out of My Mind.”
    • Students will practice citing using evidence from the text to prove character traits in “LIttle Red Riding Hood.”

Wednesday

  • Cursive T
  • E= Explain
    • Students will learn how to explain how their cited evidence supports their answer in their WAR paragraph.

Thursday

  • Cursive Review Letters
  • Students will put RACE Quick Guide notes and Reading Response self and peer evaluation notes in their composition book.

Friday

  • Cursive Review Letters
  • Students will independently cite evidence and explain their evidence in their W.A.R. draft.

September 11-15 Lesson Plans

This week we will work towards developing a writing about reading response.

Monday

  • Cursive N
  • This week students will learn how to construct a response to a question about what they are reading. This is called writing about reading, or W.A.R.
  • To help them thoroughly answer the questions given and write a well-developed paragraph, I will teach them to use the acronym R.A.C.E.
    • R=Reword/restate the question
    • A=Answer the question
    • C=Cite using evidence from the text
    • E=Explain how the evidence supports your answer.
  • We will put these notes in our composition book.

Tuesday

  • Cursive O
  • Students will learn how to Reword/restate the question
    • We will take notes, practice as a whole group (Kahoot)

Wednesday

  • Cursive P
  • Students will use question cards to practice rewording/restating the question in a small group.
  • Students will complete individual over restating/rewording a question.

Thursday

  • Cursive Q
  • Students will learn how to answer the question using transition words by taking interactive notes and working with a small group.
  • Students will learn the difference between broad and detailed responses by playing “Broad Vs. Detailed” game as a whole class. (Kahoot)

Friday

  • Cursive practice review of letters A-Q
  • Students will independently practice answering the question using appropriate transitions and broad responses.

August 28-September 1

English

  • Monday
    • Warm-up
      • cursive “F”
    • Set up composition notebook
    • Take notes
      • Parts of Speech = Sentence Ecosystem
  • Tuesday
    • Warm-up
      • cursive “G”
    • Watch Flocabulary video “Parts of Speech”
      • Take Quiz
    • Paste “Parts of Speech” vocabulary into composition book
  • Wednesday
    • Warm-up
      • cursive “H”
      • Watch Flocabulary Video “Subject and predicate”
        • Take quiz
  • Thursday
    • Warm-up
      • cursive “I” and review of all letters
    • Take interactive notes over subject and predicate
  • Friday
    • Warm-up
      • cursive “J”
    • Discuss a mentor sentence.
    • Interactive notes over compound subjects and predicates.