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!

November Lesson Plans

Now that NaNoWriMo is in full swing, here is what your child will be doing this month in English. Students will be able to work through each step at their own pace, and the must be completed by listed to ensure no one falls behind.

If you haven’t talked to your child about their novel yet, ask them about it. They are developing some very interesting plots, and I have loved reading what they have so far!

Complete each task to advance to the next level. Privilege Date to complete level
Level 1

  • Complete “Writer’s Eye”
  • Complete “Creating awesome Characters” pages 11-15 and write character bio on draft page
  • Set word count goal
  • Complete “Creating Conflict” pages 16-19 and write a conflict scene on draft page
  • Sign up for NaNoWriMo class using google classroom instructions
November 3
Level 2

  • Read and Complete “Outlining Your Plot” pages 20-30 flocab
  • Read and complete “Setting” pages 31-38 flocab
  • Complete “Story Map” p. 6.5
  • Read and Complete “Writing Really Good Dialogue” Pages 39-56 flocab
  • Write ¼ of word count goal
Choose seat. November 8
Level 3

  • Read and complete “Back to the Beginning” pages 56-59
  • Read and complete “Details, Details, Details” pages 60-70 Flocab
  • Read and complete “Character Interviews” pages 74-80
  • Write ½ of word count goal
Choose seat.

Listen to music.

November 15
Level 4

  • Read and complete “List, list, list” pages 81-84
  • Read and complete “Sub Plotting” pages 72-73
  • Write ¾ of word count goal
  • Create a Book Cover
Choose seat.

Listen to music.

Bring snack.

November 28
Level 5

  • Reached word count goal!
  • Create a video for Author Bio
  • Trade novels and complete each other’s pages 86-90
  • Create book trailer
  • Create book illustrations
Choose seat.

Listen to music.

Bring snack and drink.

November 30

 

Wondering how things will be graded this month?

Daily Grades:

As you complete each task on the list, it will be a daily grade.

You will apply the skills, ideas generated and words written to your working novel.

 

Test Grade:

At the end of November, you will get a test grade for your novel.

How will it be graded?

Your progress toward your word count goal will be part of the test grade. A minimum word count for a passing test grade is 1,000 words. There is no maximum word count goal.

Your novel must demonstrate that you have included all of the skills we will work through this month.

Skills to be identified in your novel:

  • Character development
  • Conflict and plot
  • Relevant setting
  • Sensory details
  • Dialogue that develops the story
  • Introduction Strategy
  • Conclusion Strategy

 

Lost your Workbook? Use this link to access it.

Young Novelist Workbook

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 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.

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.

 

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.