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!

NaNoWriMo Showcase, January 12

You are invited to the NaNoWriMo Showcase!

Who: Parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.

What: Students will showcase a selection of their work from our novel project.

When: Friday, January 12 during your child’s English class period

                 (Check the chart below for time.)

Where: Middle School Think Lab, Library

Schedule

Period 1 7:55 – 8:40
Period 2 8:44 – 9:29
Period 3 9:33 – 10:18
Period 4 11:31 – 12:16
Period 6 1:09 – 1:54
Period 7 1:58 – 2:43

Hope to see you there!

December 4-8 Lesson Plans

This week students will start editing and revising their novel using the NaNoWriMo workbook.

Monday:

  • Students will complete pages 86-89 in their NaNoWriMo workbook.
    • This means they will switch novels with another student an offer feedback.

Tuesday:

  • Students will “Unleash Their Inner Editor” using pages 90-94 in their workbook.

Wednesday:

  • Students will use pages 96-98 to start “Cleaning It Up.”

Thursday:

  • Students will use pages 99 and 100 to choose an “Exceptional Excerpt.”

*Any student that has not written 1,000 words, the minimum goal, I will work in a small group until they have written 1,000 words.

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.

Correcting RACE Paragraph Test Grade

Dear Parents,

This week your children submitted their final copy of their RACE 1 paragraph to Google Classroom. This is their first English test grade that is worth 50% of their grade.  They have been graded in Google Classroom and “returned” digitally. I have not entered the grades into Skyward yet because ALL students will make corrections to their draft on Monday during class and/or after school. I will hand out a checklist in class Monday and go over how to correct their draft. The checklist will be due Wednesday, October 4th and their updated draft must be re-submitted to Google Classroom. If a student made a 100, they most likely still have something on their document they can correct and will receive a pass for making the corrections. If a student made any grade other than 100, I will re-grade their paragraph and give them the updated, higher grade as their test grade in Skyward.

If all the google classroom talk sounds like Greek to you, your child can explain it to you. 🙂

Please e-mail if you have any questions.

Mrs. Kelley

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.