Lesson Plans

LESSON PLANS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/14 through 4/18

Monday, April 14...

QUICK WRITE - none

PLANS - Work on Career Research Paper in the library. All details of the career research paper can be found online at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.

NOTES - Notecards should contain one fact per card along with the source information for that fact.

HOMEWORK - Career Research Paper notecards (at least 50 except for period 3 which needs at least 30) due Thursday.


Tuesday, April 8...

QUICK WRITE - none

PLANS - Work on Career Research Paper in the library. All details of the career research paper can be found online at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.

Notecards should contain one fact per card along with the source information for that fact.

HOMEWORK - Career Research Paper notecards (at least 50 except for period 3 which needs at least 30) due Thursday.


Wednesday, April 9...

QUICK WRITE - none

PLANS - Work on Career Research Paper in the library. All details of the career research paper can be found online at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.

Notecards should contain one fact per card along with the source information for that fact.

HOMEWORK - Career Research Paper notecards (at least 50 except for period 3 which needs at least 30) due Thursday.


Thursday, April 10...

QUICK WRITE - none

PLANS - Students will hand in their Career Research Paper notecards for grading. They will spend the rest of class time working on an in-class essay to discuss what they have learned about their career choice to this point. This in-class essay is due by the end of class time.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Career Research Paper details and due dates can be located at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.


Friday, April 11...no school... HAPPY EASTER!



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 4/7/14-4/11/14

Monday, April 7...

QUICK WRITE - Choose one of the European Folktales we covered last week to discuss in an essay. Talk about your likes, dislikes and similarities to any American Fairy Tales as well as any other personal opinions you have about the folktale. This is due Friday, April 11.

PLANS - Discuss possible impact of what students do today and decisions they make can impact their future concerning college and career. Introduce Career Research Paper and assign proposal due tomorrow. All details of the career research paper can be found online at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.

NOTES - The proposal is simply to write your name on a piece of paper. Under your name write your #1 job choice (do not pick a professional athlete). Finally, list possible sources of information.

HOMEWORK - Quick write and Career Research Paper Proposal.


Tuesday, April 8...

QUICK WRITE - Choose one of the European Folktales we covered last week to discuss in an essay. Talk about your likes, dislikes and similarities to any American Fairy Tales as well as any other personal opinions you have about the folktale. This is due Friday, April 11.

PLANS - Periods 1, 2, and 3 will be taking the Writing PSSA. Periods 5 and 6 will watch the last 2 European Folktales.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Work on quick write for this week.


Wednesday, April 9...

QUICK WRITE - Choose one of the European Folktales we covered last week to discuss in an essay. Talk about your likes, dislikes and similarities to any American Fairy Tales as well as any other personal opinions you have about the folktale. This is due Friday, April 11.

PLANS - Hand back research paper proposals. Create general web on the board for the research project. Review with students how to complete research notecards and then allow them time to begin research on the computers.

NOTES - Place one fact on a single notecard. Make sure at the top of each notecard you have the source information. You must be able to find this source again later!!

HOMEWORK - Work on Quick Write due this week. Students may also work on their career research papers at home. All details of this project are located at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.


Thursday, April 10...

QUICK WRITE - Choose one of the European Folktales we covered last week to discuss in an essay. Talk about your likes, dislikes and similarities to any American Fairy Tales as well as any other personal opinions you have about the folktale. This is due Friday, April 11.

PLANS - Allow students to continue to work on research for their papers. By today, I should also have books from the library available for various careers.

NOTES - Place one fact on a single notecard. Make sure at the top of each notecard you have the source information. You must be able to find this source again later!!

HOMEWORK - Work on Quick Write due tomorrow. Students may also work on their career research papers at home. All details of this project are located at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.


Friday, April 11...

QUICK WRITE - DUE TODAY!

PLANS - Students will receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 23. All sections will be completed during class and collected at the end of class time.

VOCAB. WORDS - consume, devastate, deplore, despise, assess, appraise, competent, proficient, obsession, mania, contemplate, meditate

HOMEWORK - Students may work on their career research papers at home. All details of this project are located at http://pvmslairdcareerresearchpaper.weebly.com.


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 3/24/14-3/28/14

Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4...

Students will watch various European Folktales. Many of these folktales are the basis for our modern day, American fairy tales. Following each folktale the class will hold a short discussion comparing and contrasting the folktale to the modern fairy tale. We are doing this short unit until PSSAs are completed. We will then continue with our usual weekly work.



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 3/24/14-3/28/14

Monday, March 24...

 

QUICK WRITE - none due to PSSAs

PLANS - Vocabulary 22 homework collected for grading. Review for Tuesday’s test.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 22. Test on progressive tense verbs, direct/indirect objects, transitive/intransitive verbs, active/passive voice sentences.

VOCAB. WORDS - fraud, terrorize, scoundrel, hypnotize, inaccurate, malice, naive, scandal, deficiency, sham, erratic, assumption

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Tuesday, March 25...

QUICK WRITE - none due to PSSAs

PLANS - Final review for tomorrow’s test.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 22. Test on progressive tense verbs, direct/indirect objects, transitive/intransitive verbs, active/passive voice sentences.

VOCAB. WORDS - fraud, terrorize, scoundrel, hypnotize, inaccurate, malice, naive, scandal, deficiency, sham, erratic, assumption

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Wednesday, March 26...

QUICK WRITE - none due to PSSAs

PLANS - Test on progressive tense verbs, direct/indirect objects, transitive/intransitive verbs, active/passive voice sentences.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 22.

VOCAB. WORDS - fraud, terrorize, scoundrel, hypnotize, inaccurate, malice, naive, scandal, deficiency, sham, erratic, assumption

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Thursday, March 27...

QUICK WRITE - none due to PSSAs

PLANS - Introduce Career Research Paper. Discuss what the paper requirements are, check-in and due dates, and show classes the websquest site with all the information.

NOTES -

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 22.

VOCAB. WORDS - fraud, terrorize, scoundrel, hypnotize, inaccurate, malice, naive, scandal, deficiency, sham, erratic, assumption

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Friday, March 28...

QUICK WRITE - none due to PSSAs

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 22. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 23. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 23 homework for Monday.


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 3/17/14-3/21/14


Monday, March 17...

QUICK WRITE - All My Access papers due Friday so no QW.

PLANS - Vocabulary 21 homework collected for grading. Students will be given time to work on the netbooks on their My Access essays due this Friday.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 21. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - reaction, properties, conductor, circuit, electrons, acidic, alkaline, voltage, cathode, anode, hypothesis, electrolyte

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Tuesday, March 18...

QUICK WRITE - All My Access papers due Friday so no QW.

PLANS - Notes on indirect objects. Students will complete exercises A and B on pages 179-180 of textbook.

NOTES -

subject + verb + Who?/What? = direct object

subject + verb + direct object + To whom?/To what? = indirect object

*NO DIRECT OBJECT means NO INDIRECT OBJECT!

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 21. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - reaction, properties, conductor, circuit, electrons, acidic, alkaline, voltage, cathode, anode, hypothesis, electrolyte

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Wednesday, March 19...

QUICK WRITE - All My Access papers due Friday so no QW.

PLANS - Pop quiz on direct and indirect objects. Notes on transitive and intransitive verbs. Students will complete exercises A and B on pages 183-184.

NOTES - A transitive verb has a direct object. An intransitive verb does not have a direct object.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 21. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - reaction, properties, conductor, circuit, electrons, acidic, alkaline, voltage, cathode, anode, hypothesis, electrolyte

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Thursday, March 20...

QUICK WRITE - All My Access papers due Friday so no QW.

PLANS - Notes on active and passive voice verbs. Students will complete exercises B and C on page 186 of textbook.

NOTES - A transitive verb is in the active voice when the subject performs the action. A transitive verb is in the passive voice when the subject receives the action. The verb must be transitive (have a direct object) in order to be active or passive.

HOMEWORK - Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary test on lesson 21. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 (TOMORROW) online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - reaction, properties, conductor, circuit, electrons, acidic, alkaline, voltage, cathode, anode, hypothesis, electrolyte

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Friday, March 21...

QUICK WRITE - All My Access papers due TODAY so no QW.

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 21. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 22.

VOCAB. WORDS - fraud, terrorize, scoundrel, hypnotize, inaccurate, malice, naive, scandal, deficiency, sham, erratic, assumption

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 22 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays. All four due TODAY online BEFORE midnight (only 3 due for the period 3 class)!


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 3/10/14-3/14/14


Monday, March 10...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Vocabulary 20 homework collected for grading. Final review for Tuesday’s verb test.

NOTES - notes previously given

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 20. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - pendulum, suspend, pendant, appendage, pending, uninterrupted, abrupt, corrupt, bankrupt, disrupt, expenditure, rupture

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Tuesday, March 11...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Verb Test

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 20. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - pendulum, suspend, pendant, appendage, pending, uninterrupted, abrupt, corrupt, bankrupt, disrupt, expenditure, rupture

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Wednesday, March 12...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Notes will be given on Progressive and Perfect Progressive Tense Verbs. Students will then complete exercises A, B and C on pages 174 and 175 of the text as part of their notes.

NOTES -

Present Progressive = is + your verb + ing = is collecting

Past Progressive = was + your verb + ing = was collecting

Future Progressive = will be + your verb + ing = will be collecting

Pres. Perfect Progressive = has been + your verb + ing = has been collecting

Past Perfect Progressive = had been + your verb + ing = had been collecting

Future Perfect Progressive = will have been + your verb + ing = will have been collecting

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 20. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - pendulum, suspend, pendant, appendage, pending, uninterrupted, abrupt, corrupt, bankrupt, disrupt, expenditure, rupture

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Thursday, March 13...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - We will correct the classwork from yesterday together in class today. Notes will be given on direct objects. Students will complete exercises A and C on pages 177 and 178 of the textbook.

NOTES - A direct object receives the action of a verb.

The Coast Guard crew tracks icebergs.

Subject = crew

Verb = tracks

Subject + Verb + What? or Whom? = Direct Object

crew + tracks + what? = ICEBERGS

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 20. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

VOCAB. WORDS - pendulum, suspend, pendant, appendage, pending, uninterrupted, abrupt, corrupt, bankrupt, disrupt, expenditure, rupture

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Friday, March 14...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 20. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 21. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - reaction, properties, conductor, circuit, electrons, acidic, alkaline, voltage, cathode, anode, hypothesis, electrolyte

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 21 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays. All four due March 21 online (only 3 due for the period 3 class).

 

 

 

 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 3/3/14-3/7/14


Monday, March 3...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week. Students have a My Access essay of their choice due on Friday online.

PLANS - Collect vocabulary lesson 19 homework for grading. Students will be given the class period to rough draft their essay for the My Access paper due online this Friday.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 19. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS -contagious, surgical, dose, paralysis, respirator, clinical, cancer, lethal, antibiotic, preventative, tuberculosis, polio

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Tuesday, March 4...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week. Students have a My Access essay of their choice due on Friday online.

PLANS - Students will conjugate the verb forms of BE, HAVE, and DO. They will then complete exercise A on page 138 and exercise B on page 139.

NOTES -


HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 19. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS - contagious, surgical, dose, paralysis, respirator, clinical, cancer, lethal, antibiotic, preventative, tuberculosis, polio

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Wednesday, March 5...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week. Students have a My Access essay of their choice due on Friday online.

PLANS - Notes will be given on Tense Changes. Students will then complete exercises B and C on pages 144 and 145 of the text.

NOTES - In writing you use tenses to tell the time of events. Unnecessary tense changes make it difficult for your audience to understand when events take place. Keep the tense of verbs in your writing and speaking consistent within sentences and from one sentence to the next.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 19. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS - contagious, surgical, dose, paralysis, respirator, clinical, cancer, lethal, antibiotic, preventative, tuberculosis, polio

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Thursday, March 6...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week. Students have a My Access essay of their choice due on Friday online.

PLANS - Students will review for test on verbs planned for Tuesday, March 11. Students will complete numbers 11 through 63 on pages 151-153 in their notebooks. I will answer any questions and explain things as needed. These answers will all be corrected orally in class on Monday, March 10 to be sure students understand the concepts for the test.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 19. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS - contagious, surgical, dose, paralysis, respirator, clinical, cancer, lethal, antibiotic, preventative, tuberculosis, polio

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


Friday, March 7...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 19. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 20. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - pendulum, suspend, pendant, appendage, pending, uninterrupted, abrupt, corrupt, bankrupt, disrupt, expenditure, rupture

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 20 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by tonight, March 7!


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 2/17/14-2/21/14

Monday, February 17...No School...President’s Day

Tuesday, February 18...

QUICK WRITE - None this week due to short week thanks to more snow.

PLANS - Today was yet another snow day.


Wednesday, February 19...

QUICK WRITE - None this week due to short week thanks to more snow.

PLANS - We will be continuing the reading benchmark testing today in class.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 17. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS - archaeology, psychology, anthropology, physiology, meteorologist, journalist, paleontologist, psychologist, therapist, physicist, anthropologist, sociologist

VOCAB. PRACTICE... http://quizlet.com/36771905/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-17-flash-cards



Thursday, February 20...

QUICK WRITE - None this week due to short week thanks to more snow.

PLANS - Those who were absent will make up the reading benchmark. All those who completed the benchmark will review principal parts of regular verbs through extra practice page 19 in the back of the textbook. We will then review answers together.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test on lesson 17. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!

VOCAB. WORDS - archaeology, psychology, anthropology, physiology, meteorologist, journalist, paleontologist, psychologist, therapist, physicist, anthropologist, sociologist

VOCAB. PRACTICE... http://quizlet.com/36771905/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-17-flash-cards



Friday, February 21...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 17. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 18. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - coastline, colonize, massacre, militia, coordinate, abolish, envision, prohibit, petition, legislation, morale, conservative

VOCAB. PRACTICE... http://quizlet.com/36772276/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-18-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 18 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the second My Access essay of your choice submitted for a score by March 7!


 

 


LESSON PLANS WEEK of 2/10/14-2/14/14

**IF WE HAVE OFF DUE TO SNOW ANY TIME THIS WEEK I WILL SIMPLY MOVE THAT DAY’S LESSON PLANS TO THE NEXT DAY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE HAVE MONDAY OFF THOSE PLANS WILL BE FOLLOWED ON TUESDAY.**


Monday, February 10...

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due today.

PLANS - Notes will be reviewed on main verbs, helping verbs, and verb phrases. Student will complete extra practice exercises at the back of the book. **Period one will cover this during 9th period enrichment due to special program period 1 today.**

NOTES - Verbs show action or being. A main verb is the most important verb in a verb phrase. A verb phrase is made up of one or more helping verbs and a main verb.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

 


Tuesday, February 11...

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due this Wednesday.

PLANS - Notes will be given on principal parts of regular verbs. Students will then complete exercises B and C on page 127 in class as part of their notes.

NOTES - Four Principal Part of Verbs:

Present - WALK

Present Participle - IS/ARE WALKING

Past - WALKED

Past Participle - HAVE/HAS/HAD WALKED

HOMEWORK - Complete practice page 33 handed out at the end of class. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by tomorrow!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

 


Wednesday, February 12...

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due TODAY!

PLANS - We will be doing the reading benchmark testing today in class. Vocabulary homework assigned on Friday will be collected and graded.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

 


Thursday, February 13...

QUICK WRITE - None until next week.

PLANS - We will be doing day 2 of the reading benchmark testing today in class. Vocabulary homework assigned on Friday will be returned.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...


 



Friday, February 14...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 17. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 18. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 18 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by tonight!

 

 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 2/3/14-2/7/14

**IF WE HAVE OFF DUE TO SNOW ANY TIME THIS WEEK I WILL SIMPLY MOVE THAT DAY’S LESSON PLANS TO THE NEXT DAY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE HAVE MONDAY OFF THOSE PLANS WILL BE FOLLOWED ON TUESDAY.**


Monday, February 3...Snow Day

MOVED TO TUESDAY

 

 

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due Friday.

PLANS - Notes will be given on main verbs, helping verbs, and verb phrases. Student will complete exercise B on page 124 of the English book in their notebooks during class time.

NOTES - Verbs show action or being. A main verb is the most important verb in a verb phrase. A verb phrase is made up of one or more helping verbs and a main verb.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...



Tuesday, February 4...

FOLLOW MONDAY PLANS...MOVE TUESDAY PLANS TO WEDNESDAY

 

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due Friday.

PLANS - Notes will be given on principal parts of regular verbs. Students will then complete exercises B and C on page 127 in class as part of their notes.

NOTES - Four Principal Part of Verbs:

Present - WALK

Present Participle - IS/ARE WALKING

Past - WALKED

Past Participle - HAVE/HAS/HAD WALKED

HOMEWORK - Complete practice page 33 handed out at the end of class. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Quick Write due this Friday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...



Wednesday, February 5...Snow Day                                                                                     

MOVE TUESDAY PLANS TO THURSDAY and move Wednesday plans to next week.

 

 

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due Friday.

PLANS - Notes will be given on Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs. Students will then complete exercises A and B on pages 129-130 and exercises A and B on page 132.

NOTES - Principal Parts of Irregular Verbs:

Present - RUN

Present Participle - IS/ARE RUNNING

Past - RAN

Past Participle - HAVE/HAS/HAD RUN

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Quick Write due this Friday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...



Thursday, February 6...

FOLLOW TUESDAY PLANS and move Thursday plans to next week.

 

QUICK WRITE - Choose three jobs that you have thought about pursuing as an adult. In a five paragraph essay, discuss what you think you know about each job and why you want to do that job. This is the first part of the third marking period project in English class. Due tomorrow.

PLANS - Students will complete numbers 21-38 on pages 151-152 in their notebooks. We will then race boys against girls on the answers to these exercises for extra credit points on tomorrow’s vocabulary test.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Quick Write due this Friday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...



Friday, February 7...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 16. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 17. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 17 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online. You need to have at least 1 draft of the My Access essay on career choice submitted for a score by February 14!


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 1/27/14-1/31/14


Monday, January 27...

QUICK WRITE - Write an opinion paper about the “Pawsitive Behavior Program” in our school. What are the good points about the program? What are bad points about the program? What suggestions would you make to improve the program? This paper is due in proper MLA format Thursday in class.

PLANS - Students are to finish and hand in the Greek/Roman god/goddess names worksheet. When that has been completed using the mythology book, students are then to reread the beginning part of the mythology book through approximately page 50 (it’s large print with a LOT of pictures) to begin refreshing their memory in preparation for Thursday’s mythology test.

NOTES - Greek Gods................................Roman Gods...

Zeus (Chief God)....................... Jupiter

Poseidon (God of the Seas).........Neptune

Hermes (God of Commerce $).....Mercury

Hera (Queen of the Gods)........... Juno

Dionysus (God of Wine)...............Bacchus

Artemis(Goddess of the Woods)...Diana

Athena (Goddess of Wisdom).......Minerva

Hestia (Goddess of the Hearth)....Vesta

Hephaestus (God of Fire).............Vulcan

Hades (God of the Underword).....Pluto

Apollo (God of Light)...................Apollo

Ares (God of War).........................Mars

Aphrodite (Goddess of Love).........Venus

Eros (God of Love).........................Cupid

Hermes (Messenger of the Gods)...Mercury

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test is planned for Thursday, January 30.

VOCAB. WORDS - irony, ode, tone, figurative, prose, paraphrase



Tuesday, January 28...

QUICK WRITE - Write an opinion paper about the “Pawsitive Behavior Program” in our school. What are the good points about the program? What are bad points about the program? What suggestions would you make to improve the program? This paper is due in proper MLA format Thursday in class.

PLANS - We will correct/review the Greek/Roman god/goddess worksheet together in class. This is an important paper to use for studying for Thursday’s mythology test!

NOTES - Greek Gods................................Roman Gods...

Zeus (Chief God)....................... Jupiter

Poseidon (God of the Seas).........Neptune

Hermes (God of Commerce $).....Mercury

Hera (Queen of the Gods)........... Juno

Dionysus (God of Wine)...............Bacchus

Artemis(Goddess of the Woods)...Diana

Athena (Goddess of Wisdom).......Minerva

Hestia (Goddess of the Hearth)....Vesta

Hephaestus (God of Fire).............Vulcan

Hades (God of the Underword).....Pluto

Apollo (God of Light)...................Apollo

Ares (God of War).........................Mars

Aphrodite (Goddess of Love).........Venus

Eros (God of Love).........................Cupid

Hermes (Messenger of the Gods)...Mercury

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test Thursday, January 30.

VOCAB. WORDS - irony, ode, tone, figurative, prose, paraphrase



Wednesday, January 29...

QUICK WRITE - Write an opinion paper about the “Pawsitive Behavior Program” in our school. What are the good points about the program? What are bad points about the program? What suggestions would you make to improve the program? This paper is due in proper MLA format Thursday in class.

PLANS - Final review of concepts taught during mythology unit. Students will be given another review worksheet to address story concepts covered. This will be completed and corrected in class.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test TOMORROW!

VOCAB. WORDS - irony, ode, tone, figurative, prose, paraphrase



Thursday, January 30...

QUICK WRITE - Write an opinion paper about the “Pawsitive Behavior Program” in our school. What are the good points about the program? What are bad points about the program? What suggestions would you make to improve the program? This paper is due TODAY.

PLANS - Mythology Test Day!

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday.

VOCAB. WORDS - irony, ode, tone, figurative, prose, paraphrase



Friday, January 31...

PLANS - Students will take vocabu-lit test 15 part 3. They will then receive the assignment for Vocabulary lesson 16 (first 2 pages only). I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - calculate, consumer, refund, withdrawal, ledger, bookkeeping, investment, currency, earnings, donation, compensation, asset

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabu-lit lesson 16 homework for Monday. Work on My Access essays due March 21 online.

 

 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 1/20/14-1/24/14

Monday, January 20... No School... MLK Observance

Tuesday, January 21... Only had 20 minute classes due to early dismissal. We checked the vocabulary homework that was given on Friday and returned graded papers.

Wednesday, January 22... no school due to excessive cold weather

Thursday, January 23.... Students worked on the new quick write: write your opinion of this year's Pawsitive Behavior Program. What do you like? What don't you like? What problems have you seen? How would you change the program if you could? This paper will be due Thursday, January 30. We then worked on a Greek names vs. Roman names of gods and goddesses from mythology. Reminder: Vocab. test tomorrow!

Friday, January 24... Vocabulary test on the first 6 literary terms. Students then reviewed the final 6 literary terms. Students are to write an example of each term (NOT use the term in a sentence) for Monday.

**Sorry for the brief lesson plans this week. All this time off is wreaking havoc with my plans.**


 


LESSON PLANS WEEK of 1/13/14-1/17/14


Monday, January 13...

QUICK WRITE - Observe and discuss what I am doing at the beginning of

class. We will then discuss how to give accurate directions. Your task this week

is to pick one of the following two topics and write detailed directions on how to complete the task outlined:

1. Write directions on to make spaghetti and meatballs?

2. Write directions on how to get from your house to school.

Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = edit and proofread day, Thursday = final draft in blue or black ink due.

PLANS - I will collect the lesson 15 vocabulary words examples due today. Students will continue to work on their decorative outlines. SInce this is an independent, in-class project anyone who finishes early will read for AR (40 points are due soon for reading grades).

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test is planned for Tuesday, January 21.

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...



Tuesday, January 14...

QUICK WRITE - Observe and discuss what I am doing at the beginning of

class. We will then discuss how to give accurate directions. Your task this week

is to pick one of the following two topics and write detailed directions on how to complete the task outlined:

1. Write directions on to make spaghetti and meatballs?

2. Write directions on how to get from your house to school.

Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = edit and proofread day, Thursday = final draft in blue or black ink due.

PLANS - Students are to finish their in-class decorative outline project by the end of class today. Those finished already are to read for AR.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test is planned for Tuesday, January 21.

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...



Wednesday, January 15...

QUICK WRITE - Observe and discuss what I am doing at the beginning of

class. We will then discuss how to give accurate directions. Your task this week

is to pick one of the following two topics and write detailed directions on how to complete the task outlined:

1. Write directions on to make spaghetti and meatballs?

2. Write directions on how to get from your house to school.

Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = edit and proofread day, Thursday = final draft in blue or black ink due.

PLANS - Students will be handed a worksheet on "Greek & Roman Gods Together"

(http://teacherweb.com/PA/PantherValleyMiddleSchool/D~TERMN8RS(grade8team)/Roman-Gods.pdf). They will be given 15 minutes to fill in the Greek god/goddess names using the Mythology books. We'll review those names for accuracy and then fill in the Roman side together. There will be a "quest" (longer than a quiz but shorter than a test) tomorrow on these gods/goddesses.

NOTES -

Greek Gods................................Roman Gods...

Zeus (Chief God)....................... Jupiter

Poseidon (God of the Seas).........Neptune

Hermes (God of Commerce $).....Mercury

Hera (Queen of the Gods)........... Juno

Dionysus (God of Wine)...............Bacchus

Artemis(Goddess of the Woods)...Diana

Athena (Goddess of Wisdom).......Minerva

Hestia (Goddess of the Hearth)....Vesta

Hephaestus (God of Fire).............Vulcan

Hades (God of the Underword).....Pluto

Apollo (God of Light)...................Apollo

Ares (God of War).........................Mars

Aphrodite (Goddess of Love).........Venus

Eros (God of Love).........................Cupid

Hermes (Messenger of the Gods)...Mercury

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test is planned for Tuesday, January 21.

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...




Thursday, January 16...

QUICK WRITE - Observe and discuss what I am doing at the beginning of

class. We will then discuss how to give accurate directions. Your task this week

is to pick one of the following two topics and write detailed directions on how to complete the task outlined:

1. Write directions on to make spaghetti and meatballs?

2. Write directions on how to get from your house to school.

Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = edit and proofread day, Thursday = final draft in blue or black ink due.

PLANS - Students will complete a scavenger hunt to find products in the modern world that use Greek and Roman Mythology names

(http://teacherweb.com/PA/PantherValleyMiddleSchool/D~TERMN8RS(grade8team)/Mythology-Brands.pdf). This is for bonus points for the marking period.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for vocab test to be given Friday. Mythology test is planned for Tuesday, January 21.

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...



Friday, January 17...

PLANS - Students will take vocabu-lit test 15 part 2. They will then receive the assignment for the third part of vocabulary lesson 15. I will be available to help them if they have any questions. We are spending 3 weeks on these terms because they are terms students need to know very well for the upcoming PSSAs.

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE...

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabu-lit lesson 15 part 3 homework for Monday. Mythology test is planned for Tuesday, January 21.


 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 1/6/14-1/10/14...

Monday, Jan. 6...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week

PLANS - Students will use their time today to work on their My Access essays. Four essays are due by January 8 (only 3 are due for anyone in my period 3 class).

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at...

HOMEWORK - Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 8 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays). Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Tuesday, Jan. 7...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week

PLANS - Ended up not having school today due to Arctic Vortex Cold Blast. Stay warm, everyone!

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at...

HOMEWORK - Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 8 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays). Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Wednesday, Jan. 8...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week due to My Access essays being due this week.

PLANS - Students will be assigned a section/story from the D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Mythology. They are then to use class time to read the story and create an outline of the basic facts of the story.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at...

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Thursday, Jan. 9...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week due to My Access essays being due this week.

PLANS - Students will use class time to take their story outline and create a decorative outline. Students will be given at least 2 class periods to work on this in-class project.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - suspense, prose, symbolism, paraphrase, foreshadowing, metaphor, assonance, understatement, ode, figurative, tone, irony

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at...

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Friday, Jan. 10...

PLANS - Students will receive vocabulary lesson 15 test. They will then receive lesson 16 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - calculate, consumer, refund, withdrawal, ledger, bookkeeping, investment, currency, earnings, donation, compensation, asset

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at... (will be posted soon)

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 16 which will be collected on Monday.


 





LESSON PLANS WEEK of 12/30/13-1/3/14...

Monday, Dec. 30... NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, Dec. 31... NO SCHOOL


Wednesday, Jan. 1... HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Thursday, Jan. 2...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week....we only have 2 days...lol.

PLANS - Students will use their time today to work on their My Access essays. Four essays are due by January 8 (only 3 are due for anyone in my period 3 class).

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 8 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)


Friday, Jan. 3...

PLANS - Students will receive vocabulary lesson 15 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions. Students may also use the time to work on their My Access essays due in 5 days!

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at... (will be posted soon)

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 15 which will be collected on Monday plus My Access essays due by January 8 http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 12/16/13-12/20/13...


Monday, Dec. 16...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - . Students will watch and discuss DVD short of “Perseus and the Gorgon.” This short DVD can be viewed on Youtube at: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr9RYn18cYc

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Thursday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are Due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at...http://quizlet.com/32979519/vocabulary-14-word-explorer-flash-cards



Tuesday, Dec. 17...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Students will complete a scavenger hunt to find products in the modern world that use Greek and Roman Mythology names

(http://teacherweb.com/PA/PantherValleyMiddleSchool/D~TERMN8RS(grade8team)/Mythology-Brands.pdf). This is for bonus points for the marking period. Netbooks will be used to assist with this worksheet.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Thursday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are Due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/32979519/vocabulary-14-word-explorer-flash-cards

 




Wednesday, Dec. 18...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Students will watch and discuss DVD short of “Orpheus and Eurydice.”

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Thursday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/32979519/vocabulary-14-word-explorer-flash-cards



Thursday, Dec. 19...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week.

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary 14 test. The rest of class time will be used to work on My Access or to make up any missing work.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)




Friday, Dec. 20...

We will be attending the Middle School Talent Show in the morning. We then have a half day of school (12:30 dismissal).


 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 12/2/13-12/6/13...


Monday, Dec. 2... No School


Tuesday, Dec. 3...

QUICK WRITE - This week’s quick write will be given in science class. It is a reaction paper to the DVD that will be shown in class on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The prompt reads as follows:

Kevin, a young scientist, sits in his science classroom, hoping to be inspired with the perfect topic for his science project. With some help from a group of knowledgable scientists, he learns that in science, there is not one “correct” approach. In your opinion, do you think Kevin was successful in completing his task?

  1. Please include at least 2 examples to support your opinion.
  2. Follow Ms. Laird’s requirements for a QUick Write assignment with a rough draft and final copy written in blue or black pen.
  3. Make sure your essay has at least 3 paragraphs: intro., body, and conclusion.

This assignment is due to Mrs. Powell Friday, December 6.

PLANS - . Introduce Greek and Roman Mythology Unit. Read pages 9 through

15 from "Daulaire's Mythology" out loud. Create family tree on board.

NOTES - Uranus (sky) marries Gaea (Mother Earth). Their children are the

Titans (strongest = Cronus), the 6 Titanesses (Rhea marries Cronus), the 3

Cyclopes and the 50 headed beasts. Cronus and Rhea's only child to survive

Cronus' evil is Zeus.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are Due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards


Wednesday, Dec. 4...

QUICK WRITE - This week’s quick write will be given in science class. It is a reaction paper to the DVD that will be shown in class on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The prompt reads as follows:

Kevin, a young scientist, sits in his science classroom, hoping to be inspired with the perfect topic for his science project. With some help from a group of knowledgable scientists, he learns that in science, there is not one “correct” approach. In your opinion, do you think Kevin was successful in completing his task?

  1. Please include at least 2 examples to support your opinion.
  2. Follow Ms. Laird’s requirements for a QUick Write assignment with a rough draft and final copy written in blue or black pen.
  3. Make sure your essay has at least 3 paragraphs: intro., body, and conclusion.

This assignment is due to Mrs. Powell Friday, December 6.

PLANS - Read pages 16 through 43 in "Daulaire's Mythology."

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards



Thursday, Dec. 5...

QUICK WRITE - This week’s quick write will be given in science class. It is a reaction paper to the DVD that will be shown in class on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The prompt reads as follows:

Kevin, a young scientist, sits in his science classroom, hoping to be inspired with the perfect topic for his science project. With some help from a group of knowledgable scientists, he learns that in science, there is not one “correct” approach. In your opinion, do you think Kevin was successful in completing his task?

  1. Please include at least 2 examples to support your opinion.
  2. Follow Ms. Laird’s requirements for a QUick Write assignment with a rough draft and final copy written in blue or black pen.
  3. Make sure your essay has at least 3 paragraphs: intro., body, and conclusion.

This assignment is due to Mrs. Powell Friday, December 6.

PLANS - Read pages 44-69 in "Daulaire's Mythology."

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Marking period 2 My Access essays are due January 9 online at http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards



Friday, Dec. 6...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary 12 test. They will then receive vocabulary lesson 14 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - emptiness, nothingness, selfishness, willingness, restlessness, uneasiness, abundance, maintenance, magnificence, turbulence, grievance, diligence

VOCAB. PRACTICE online at... (will be posted soon)

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 13 plus My Access essays due by

January 9 http://www.myaccess.com (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 11/25/13-11/29/13...

Monday, November 25...

QUICK WRITE - none due to short week

PLANS - Review for tomorrow’s test using the following exercises from the book: pg. 93 #14-18, pg. 95 #75-82, pg. 247 #13-17, pg. 247 #18-22, and pg. 248 #33-38.

NOTES - all previous notes on nouns, appositives, pronouns, and antecedents

HOMEWORK - Study for tomorrow’s noun/pronoun test. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards


Tuesday, November 26...

QUICK WRITE - none due to short week

PLANS - Noun/Pronoun Test

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Next vocab test will be Friday, Dec. 6. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards


Wednesday, November 27...

QUICK WRITE - none due to short week

PLANS - Students are participating in activity day today with very limited class time.

NOTES - none

HOMEWORK - Next vocab test will be Friday, Dec. 6. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards


Thursday, November 28... No School.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


Friday, November 29... No School



 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 11/18/13-11/22/13...

Monday, November 18...

QUICK WRITE - Your school is considering adding McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, or Kentucky Fried Chicken to your school's lunch menu. This addition would make the cafeteria's selections more expensive, and eating fast food has been linked to rising obesity in young people. Should your school add fast food to the cafeteria? If yes, which would be the most successful addition? Write your essay to persuade your fellow students and make sure you address the cost increase and health risks in stating your opinion.

In your essay you should not only talk about foods you prefer. Look at the health values of the various foods presently served in the cafeteria as well as the health values of the various fast food choices. Research calorie content. Research the state regulations for your school lunch. Make sure you have facts and not just opinions.

Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday is rough draft day, Wednesday is proofreading/editing day, Thursday is work on final copy day, and final paper with rough draft and prewriting is due Friday. The paper must be written following proper MLA format. If typed, it must be double spaced with one inch margins.

PLANS - Notes on Reflexive Pronouns, Intensive Pronouns, and

Demonstrative Pronouns. Students will then complete exercise C on

page 234 and exercise B on page 236 as part of their notes.

NOTES -

Reflexive Pronouns refer to the subject.

Intensive Pronouns emphasize a noun or pronoun.

Demonstrative Pronouns point out a particular person, place, or thing.

first person, singular = myself

second person, singular = yourself

third person, singular = himself, herself, itself

first person, plural = ourselves

second person, plural = yourselves

third person, plural = themselves

HOMEWORK - Study for next Tuesday’s grammar test and Friday's vocab. test. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - adoption, adjustment, advancement, adjoin, adjacent, adhere, excel, expel, exhale, exclude, extensive, exploit

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...



Tuesday, November 19...

QUICK WRITE - Your school is considering adding McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, or Kentucky Fried Chicken to your school's lunch menu. This addition would make the cafeteria's selections more expensive, and eating fast food has been linked to rising obesity in young people. Should your school add fast food to the cafeteria? If yes, which would be the most successful addition? Write your essay to persuade your fellow students and make sure you address the cost increase and health risks in stating your opinion.

In your essay you should not only talk about foods you prefer. Look at the health values of the various foods presently served in the cafeteria as well as the health values of the various fast food choices. Research calorie content. Research the state regulations for your school lunch. Make sure you have facts and not just opinions.

Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday is rough draft day, Wednesday is proofreading/editing day, Thursday is work on final copy day, and final paper with rough draft and prewriting is due Friday. The paper must be written following proper MLA format. If typed, it must be double spaced with one inch margins.

PLANS - Notes on Indefinite Pronouns plus exercise C on page 238 as

part of notes.

NOTES - An indefinite pronoun does not refer to any particular person,

place, thing or idea.

Singular: all, another, any, anybody, anyone, anything, each, either,

everybody, everyone, everything,

most, much, neither, nobody, none, no one, nothing, one, some, somebody,

someone, something, such

Plural: all, any, both, few, many, most, none, several, some

HOMEWORK - Study for next Tuesday’s grammar test and Friday's vocabulary test. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - adoption, adjustment, advancement, adjoin, adjacent, adhere, excel, expel, exhale, exclude, extensive, exploit

VOCAB. PRACTICE located online at...



Wednesday, November 20...

QUICK WRITE - Your school is considering adding McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, or Kentucky Fried Chicken to your school's lunch menu. This addition would make the cafeteria's selections more expensive, and eating fast food has been linked to rising obesity in young people. Should your school add fast food to the cafeteria? If yes, which would be the most successful addition? Write your essay to persuade your fellow students and make sure you address the cost increase and health risks in stating your opinion.

In your essay you should not only talk about foods you prefer. Look at the health values of the various foods presently served in the cafeteria as well as the health values of the various fast food choices. Research calorie content. Research the state regulations for your school lunch. Make sure you have facts and not just opinions.

Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday is rough draft day, Wednesday is proofreading/editing day, Thursday is work on final copy day, and final paper with rough draft and prewriting is due Friday. The paper must be written following proper MLA format. If typed, it must be double spaced with one inch margins.

PLANS - Notes on antecedents. In-class work as part of notes exercise A on page 228 and exercise B on page 229.

NOTES - An antecedent is the noun or nouns to which a pronoun refers. A

pronoun agrees with its antecedent in person (1st, 2nd or 3rd person from

the chart given Thursday), number (whether it's singular or plural), and

gender (whether it's male, female or neuter/neutral).

HOMEWORK - Study for next Tuesday’s grammar test and Friday's vocabulary test. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - adoption, adjustment, advancement, adjoin, adjacent, adhere, excel, expel, exhale, exclude, extensive, exploit

Vocabulary 11 Practice... http://quizlet.com/30960427/vocabulary-lesson-11word-explorer-flash-cards

 

Practice for Nominative Case, Objective Case, Possessive Case, Intensive and Reflexive Case Pronouns... http://quizlet.com/30958716/nominative-objective-and-possessive-case-pronouns-flash-cards


 


Thursday, November 21...

QUICK WRITE - Your school is considering adding McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, or Kentucky Fried Chicken to your school's lunch menu. This addition would make the cafeteria's selections more expensive, and eating fast food has been linked to rising obesity in young people. Should your school add fast food to the cafeteria? If yes, which would be the most successful addition? Write your essay to persuade your fellow students and make sure you address the cost increase and health risks in stating your opinion.

In your essay you should not only talk about foods you prefer. Look at the health values of the various foods presently served in the cafeteria as well as the health values of the various fast food choices. Research calorie content. Research the state regulations for your school lunch. Make sure you have facts and not just opinions.

Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday is rough draft day, Wednesday is proofreading/editing day, Thursday is work on final copy day, and final paper with rough draft and prewriting is due Friday. The paper must be written following proper MLA format. If typed, it must be double spaced with one inch margins.

PLANS - Review for Tuesday’s test on nouns, appositives, pronouns, and antecedents.

NOTES - Review all notes in binder on the topics above.

HOMEWORK - Study for next Tuesday’s grammar test and Friday's vocabulary test. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

VOCAB. WORDS - adoption, adjustment, advancement, adjoin, adjacent, adhere, excel, expel, exhale, exclude, extensive, exploit

Vocabulary 11 Practice... http://quizlet.com/30960427/vocabulary-lesson-11word-explorer-flash-cards

 

Practice for Nominative Case, Objective Case, Possessive Case, Intensive and Reflexive Case Pronouns... http://quizlet.com/30958716/nominative-objective-and-possessive-case-pronouns-flash-cards


 


Friday, November 22...

PLANS - Students will take Vocabulary test for Chapter 11. They will then receive vocab. lesson 12 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - spinal, microscopic, digestion, amputate, fracture, respiration, optical, anatomy, inventory, parasite, dissect, dilate

VOCABULARY PRACTICE online at... http://quizlet.com/30961568/vocabulary-lesson-12-word-explorer-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Compete vocabulary sheets for Monday. Four MyAccess essays due by January 9. (Period 3 only needs to complete 3 of the 4 MyAccess essays.)

Practice for Nominative Case, Objective Case, Possessive Case, Intensive and Reflexive Case Pronouns... http://quizlet.com/30958716/nominative-objective-and-possessive-case-pronouns-flash-cards


 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 11/4/13 - 11/8/13...

Monday, November 4...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week because of the shortened week with Parent-Teacher conferences and Career Day on Friday.

PLANS -Students will be given the lesson 9 vocabulary packet which arrived late last week. They will complete all exercises for correction tomorrow.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Study for this week’s vocabulary test which will be on THURSDAY this week due to Career Day on Friday.


Tuesday, November 5...

QUICK WRITE - No quick write this week because of the shortened week with Parent-Teacher conferences and Career Day on Friday.

PLANS - Students will correct the vocabulary 9 lesson orally. They will then review all of the nouns using extra practice pages 10 and 11 from the back of the textbook. They are to do all exercises possible during the scheduled class time. (I will be at IU meetings all day and a sub will be in my room.)

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Study for this week’s vocabulary test which will be on THURSDAY this week due to Career Day on Friday.


Wednesday, November 6...

PLANS - Students will be given notes on Appositives. They will then complete exercise C on page 87 of their textbook as part of their notes. We will correct this exercise before the end of class.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Study for this week’s vocabulary test which will be on THURSDAY this week due to Career Day on Friday.


Thursday, November 7...

PLANS - Students will take Vocabulary Test for Lesson 9. They will then receive Vocabulary Lesson 10 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Finish vocabulary lesson homework for Monday.


Friday, November 8... Career Day

Once I receive the time schedule for these half days I will post my plans for today.



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 10/28/13 - 11/1/13...

Monday, October 28...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS -Simple vs. compound sentences. Students will then complete exercise B on page 40 as part of their notes. We will then discuss sentence fragments and run-on sentences. Students will complete exercises A, B, and C from pages 42-43 of the text. 

Periods 5 and 6 will instead work on their writing assignment for this class period and will receive these notes and class work on Tuesday.

 

 

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Write 5 simple sentences and 5 compound sentences and 5 fragments that are corrected into complete sentences to be handed in tomorrow, study for Friday's vocabulary test and work on the quick write due this Thursday.


Tuesday, October 29...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS - Notes on Kinds of Nouns...common, proper, concrete, abstract, and collective. Students will then complete exercise A on page 74 (evens only). Notes on plural and possessive nouns. Students will then complete ex. B on page 83 (odds only) and ex. B on page 85 (evens only) as part of their notebook. 

Periods 1, 2, and 3 will instead work on their writing assignment for this class period. Periods 5 and 6 will work on yesterday’s plans. Today's plans will be followed by all classes on Thursday of this week.

 

 

NOTES - A noun names a person, place thing or idea. There are several kinds of nouns...

common nouns...names any person, place, thing, or idea

proper nouns...names a particular person, place, thing, or idea and begins with a capital letter

concrete nouns...names a thing that can be seen, smelled, tasted, felt or heard

abstract nouns...names an idea, a quality, or a feeling that cannot be experienced with the senses

collective nouns...names a group of people, things or animals

Singular nouns represent 1 person, place, thing or idea (car, school, boy). Plural nouns represent

2 or more people, places, things or ideas.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Review notes from today. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on quick write if extra time is needed.


Wednesday, October 30...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS - Quiz on the types of nouns. Notes on appositives. Students will complete exercise A on page 

86 and exercise C on page 87 in the English book.                     

All classes corrected textbook pages 40 and 43 and together. ANy questions were answered. Students then took a quiz on simple and compound sentences along with fragments and run-ons. The rest of the class time was given to continue work on the writing assignment which is due tomorrow. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

NOTES - Appositives = a word or phrase that renames the subject of the sentence. For example:

Mr. Jones, a local singer, will entertain us. Mr. Jones is a noun and the

subject of the sentence. "A local singer" is the appositive that tells you

who Mr. Jones is.

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's vocabulary test and work on quick write due Thursday.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -


Thursday, October 31...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS - Notes on nominative and objective case pronouns. Students will 

then complete ex. A and C (using modified directions) as part of their 

notebook. 

We will instead follow Tuesday's original lesson plans on Kinds of Nouns. Wednesday's and Thursday's plans from this week will be moved to Monday and Tuesday of next week.

 

 

 

NOTES - Pronouns take the place of nouns in a sentence.

Nominative Case Pronouns (replace the subject)

1st person, singular, nominative case = I

2nd person, singular, nominative case = you

3rd person, singular, nominative case = he, she, it

1st person, plural, nominative case = we

2nd person, plural, nominative case = you

3rd person, plural, nominative case = they

Objective case Pronouns (replace the object)

1st person, singular, objective case = me

2nd person, singular, objective case = you

3rd person, singular, objective case = him, her, it

1st person, plural, objective case = us

2nd person, plural, objective case = you

3rd person, plural, objective case = them

HOMEWORK - Complete pronoun worksheet and study for Friday's

vocabulary test.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -


Friday, November 1...

PLANS - Students will take Vocabulary Test for Lesson 9. They will then receive Vocabulary Lesson 10 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions. 

Schedule changes today due to STEM meetings in the morning and Red Ribbon Week activities after lunch mean we need to postpone the lesson 10 vocabulary test to NEXT Friday. There will be no new lesson this week.

 

 

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Finish vocabulary lesson homework for Monday.


 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 10/21/13 - 10/25/13...


Monday, October 21...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 AND COUNTS FOR SCIENCE AND ENGLISH AND IS PART OF A CONTEST! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday is PREWRITING day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday = rough draft days, the following Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS - Notes on what a sentence is and the 4 kinds of sentences. Students

will then complete exercise C on page 29 (http://teacherweb.com/PA/PantherValleyMiddleSchool/Laird/4-Kinds-of-Sentences-WS.pdf) as part of their notes.

NOTES - A sentence is a complete thought which begins with a capital letter and ends in a period, question mark, or exclamation point...4 kinds of sentences:

declarative - makes a statement; ends in a period,

interrogative - asks a question; ends in a question mark,

exclamatory - shows emotion; ends in an exclamation point,

imperative - gives a command; ends in a period.

VOCAB. WORDS - translation, transplant, transition, transit, transaction, transmission, convey, consolation, conspiracy, congregate, constrict, convention

VOCAB. PRACTICE - http://quizlet.com/28611397/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-8-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Review notes from today. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on quick write if extra time is needed.


Tuesday, October 22...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday is PREWRITING day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday = rough draft days, the following Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS -Pop quiz on the 4 kinds of sentences. Notes will be given on natural order versus inverted order sentences. Students will then complete exercise C on page 35 http://teacherweb.com/PA/PantherValleyMiddleSchool/Laird/Inverted-Worksheet.pdf as part of their notes.

NOTES - Natural Order = a sentence where the subject comes first and the verb comes after

example = The man swam away from the island.

Inverted Order = when the verb comes BEFORE the subject

example = Away from the island the man swam.

VOCAB. WORDS - translation, transplant, transition, transit, transaction, transmission, convey, consolation, conspiracy, congregate, constrict, convention

VOCAB. PRACTICE - http://quizlet.com/28611397/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-8-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Review notes from today. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on quick write if extra time is needed.


Wednesday, October 23...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday is PREWRITING day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday = rough draft days, the following Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS -Simple vs. compound sentences. Students will then complete exercise B on page 40 as part of their notes. We will then discuss sentence fragments and run-on sentences. Students will complete exercises A, B, and C from pages 42-43 of the text.

VOCAB. WORDS - translation, transplant, transition, transit, transaction, transmission, convey, consolation, conspiracy, congregate, constrict, convention

VOCAB. PRACTICE - http://quizlet.com/28611397/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-8-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Write 5 simple sentences and 5 compound sentences and 5 fragments that are corrected into complete sentences to be handed in tomorrow and study for Friday's vocabulary test.


Thursday, October 24...

QUICK WRITE - THIS QUICK WRITE WILL BE DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31! YOUR TOPIC: Imagine you could team up with a scientist or an inventor from any time in history to make a new discovery. Who would you choose and what would your experiment or invention be? Would you hunt for radioactive elements with Marie Curie? Maybe you would partner with one of the Wright Brothers and build a new type of flying machine? Be creative! In your essay, tell why you selected this person and describe your findings or creation. Also explain why this scientist or inventor would be a good partner and describe, in detail, what you would do together. Your final essay must be 300-500 words. You must hand in your webbing, hand-written rough draft, and a final copy completed in ink using proper MLA format (if typed...double spaced with one inch margins using size 10-12 text in Times or Courier font). Monday is PREWRITING day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday = rough draft days, the following Monday and Tuesday = proofreading/editing days, and final papers are due Thursday!

PLANS - Notes on Kinds of Nouns...common, proper, concrete, abstract, and collective. Students will then complete exercise A on page 74 (evens only). Notes on plural and possessive nouns. Students will then complete ex. B on page 83 (odds only) and ex. B on page 85 (evens only) as part of their notebook.

NOTES - A noun names a person, place thing or idea. There are several kinds of nouns...

common nouns...names any person, place, thing, or idea

proper nouns...names a particular person, place, thing, or idea and begins with a capital letter

concrete nouns...names a thing that can be seen, smelled, tasted, felt or heard

abstract nouns...names an idea, a quality, or a feeling that cannot be experienced with the senses

collective nouns...names a group of people, things or animals

Singular nouns represent 1 person, place, thing or idea (car, school, boy). Plural nouns represent

2 or more people, places, things or ideas.

VOCAB. WORDS - translation, transplant, transition, transit, transaction, transmission, convey, consolation, conspiracy, congregate, constrict, convention

VOCAB. PRACTICE - http://quizlet.com/28611397/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-8-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Review notes from today. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test. Work on quick write if extra time is needed.


Friday, October 25...

PLANS - Students will take Vocabulary Test for Lesson 8. They will then receive Vocabulary Lesson 9 to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - captor, unlawful, mistreat, ancestry, ambassador, authorize, chronicle, doctrine, humane, populate, barter, strife

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Finish vocabulary lesson homework for Monday. Work on quick write which will be due next Thursday if extra time is needed.


 




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/30/13-10/4/13...

First Quarter Renaissance Project located online at

http://teacherweb.com/WQ/MiddleSchool/RenaissanceProject/apt1.aspx


Monday, September 30...

QUICK WRITE - Final copy is due Friday along with hand-written rough draft. The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: The US flag has many nicknames. One of those nicknames is “Old Glory.” Brainstorm on reasons why our flag got the nickname “Old Glory” and write a minimum 3 paragraph essay explaining the nickname “Old Glory.”

PLANS - Vocabulary lesson will be corrected. Students will review the parts of armor and how these pieces of metal protected the knights.

NOTES -

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test, work on your MyAccess papers (2 due by October 16) as well as your Renaissance project due THIS Wednesday.


Tuesday, Oct. 1...

QUICK WRITE - Final copy is due Friday along with hand-written rough draft. The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: The US flag has many nicknames. One of those nicknames is “Old Glory.” Brainstorm on reasons why our flag got the nickname “Old Glory” and write a minimum 3 paragraph essay explaining the nickname “Old Glory.”

PLANS - Students read the Legend of King Arthur online.

NOTES - Reading is online at http://www.animatedkingarthur.com/book/103-f3-king-arthur-and-his-knights#

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test, work on your MyAccess papers (2 due by October 16) as well as your Renaissance project due TOMORROW!

Wednesday, Oct. 2...

QUICK WRITE - Final copy is due Friday along with hand-written rough draft. The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: The US flag has many nicknames. One of those nicknames is “Old Glory.” Brainstorm on reasons why our flag got the nickname “Old Glory” and write a minimum 3 paragraph essay explaining the nickname “Old Glory.”

PLANS - Quiz on Arthur becoming King. We will briefly discuss the worksheet "The Process of Arthur Becoming King." Students will continue to fill in this worksheet throughout the rest of class using the book to find facts.

NOTES -

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test, work on your MyAccess papers (2 due by October 16).


Thursday, Oct. 3...

QUICK WRITE - Final copy is due Friday along with hand-written rough draft. The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: The US flag has many nicknames. One of those nicknames is “Old Glory.” Brainstorm on reasons why our flag got the nickname “Old Glory” and write a minimum 3 paragraph essay explaining the nickname “Old Glory.”

PLANS - Students will be introduced to another writer from the Renaissance Time Period, Geoffrey Chaucer. This person wrote THE CANTERBURY TALES which includes the story of “A Knight’s Tale.” Students will watch the beginning of the film A KNIGHT’S TALE. At the end of today’s section we will discuss the differences seen in Code of Chivalry.

VOCAB. WORDS -

VOCAB. PRACTICE -

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s vocab. test, work on your MyAccess papers (2 due by October 16).


Friday, Oct. 4...

PLANS -Students will take vocabulary test 5. They will then receive the next vocabulary lesson to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

HOMEWORK - Complete the vocabulary lesson for Monday. Work on your MyAccess papers (2 due by October 16).


 



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/23/13-9/27/13...

First Quarter Webquest located online at

http://teacherweb.com/WQ/MiddleSchool/RenaissanceProject/apt1.aspx

After clicking this link you must click on PROCESS. Next check-in this Thursday...you need a more detailed, colored sketch and at least 2 pictures of you starting your final project. Final completed project due Wednesday, October 2. If your project is late you will be kept back from the Ren. Faire trip on October 9.


Monday, Sept. 23...

Periods 1, 2, and 3 all students will be in the cafeteria for the STEM project KICK OFF! My period 5 and 6 classes will be given class time to work on their Ren. project or read for AR or work on their My Access papers.


Tuesday, Sept. 24...

QUICK WRITE - The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including prewriting, a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: Another name for the US flag is Old Glory. Why do you think our flag got the nickname Old Glory. Give as many possible details as possible. The essay must be a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Monday = prewriting day. (Period 3 will NOT do this essay since they are still working on last week’s science essay. Period 3 science essay is due Wednesday, Sept. 25.)

PLANS - Correct vocabulary homework. Discussion on "What is a Code of Honor?" Students will then be given the definition of Code of Honor. We will review the knight's Code of Chivalry and compare that code to the definition of Code of Honor. Students will then brainstorm how they should behave, how others should be treated, and a code of ethics for during tests. We will then create a classroom Code of Honor from the ideas brainstormed.

Period 3 will be taking their study skills test today and will cover these lesson plans tomorrow.

NOTES -

Code of Honor = a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or ideals that defines what constitutes honorable behavior within that community.

Code of Chivalry =

1. Thou shalt believe all that the church teaches and shalt observe all its directions.

2. Thou shalt defend the church.

3. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them.

4. Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born.

5. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.

6. Thou shalt make was against the Infidel without cessation and without mercy.

7. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they not be contrary to the laws of God.

8. Thou shalt never lie and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word.

9. Thou shalt be generous and give largess to everyone.

10. Thou shalt be everywhere & always the Champion of Right & the Good against Injustice & Evil.

VOCAB. WORDS - crude, foster, calculate, manual, complex, monitor, employ, duplicate, alternate, depression, distinction, poise

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/22459300/new-vocabulary-lesson-4-flash-cards 

HOMEWORK - Review notes, Work on your MyAccess papers at http://www.myaccess.com (2 due by October 16) as well as your Webquest on the Renaissance (due Oct. 2). Next webquest check-in due THIS Thursday. You must have a more detailed sketch showing you corrected missing things, it must be in color and send me two pictures (or show them to me on cel phone or ipod) showing me starting to work on your project.



Wednesday, Sept. 25...

QUICK WRITE - The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including prewriting, a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: Another name for the US flag is Old Glory. Why do you think our flag got the nickname Old Glory. Give as many possible details as possible. The essay must be a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Monday = prewriting day. (Period 3 will NOT do this essay since they are still working on last week’s science essay. Period 3 science essay is due Wednesday, Sept. 25.)

PLANS - Notes on the author of "Le Morte D'Arthur", Sir Thomas Malory, and information about the person who finally published the legend, Caxton. We'll also discuss why the new calendar year began in March during the Renaissance times. Period 3 will get modified notes on Code of Honor as well as today’s notes on Sir Thomas Malory. This will get period 3 caught up with the other classes.

NOTES - Sir Thomas Malory...

- born 1420 in Newbold Revel, Warwickshire, England..died March 14, 1470

(actually 1471 in our [Gregorian] calendar since the calendar year in that

time started around March 22...Gregorian Calendar compared to Julian

Calendar which was used in Ren.)

- parents names...John and Phillipa Malory

- little is known about Sir Thomas Malory

- As a young man of 23, records reveal that he was a respectable country

landowner with a growing interest in politics

- Malory was knighted in 1441

- married Elizabeth Walsh 1442

- obviously an educated man who could read both English and French

- he is called the prisoner-knight

- by 1443 he had become a violent, lawless individual who committed a

series of crimes, including poaching, extortion, robbery, and murder.

- Most of his life from 1451 was spent in prison

- he escaped from prison at least twice

- he did most of the writing of Le Morte D’Arthur while in prison

- Le Morte D’Arthur was written while he was in prison but not published

until 1485 by Caxton, the first of English printers

- this book is the earliest production of English prose

VOCAB. WORDS - crude, foster, calculate, manual, complex, monitor, employ, duplicate, alternate, depression, distinction, poise

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/22459300/new-vocabulary-lesson-4-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Review notes, Work on your MyAccess papers at http://www.myaccess.com(2 due by October 16) as well as your Webquest on the Renaissance (due Oct. 2). Next webquest check-in due THIS Thursday. You must have a more detailed sketch showing you corrected missing things, it must be in color and send me two pictures (or show them to me on cel phone or ipod) showing me starting to work on your project.



Thursday, Sept. 26...

QUICK WRITE - The weekly quick writes are a grade and must follow proper MLA format including prewriting, a handwritten rough draft and a final copy in blue or black ink. The topic for this week is: Another name for the US flag is Old Glory. Why do you think our flag got the nickname Old Glory. Give as many possible details as possible. The essay must be a minimum of 3 paragraphs. Monday = prewriting day. (Period 3 will NOT do this essay since they are still working on last week’s science essay. Period 3 science essay is due Wednesday, Sept. 25.)

PLANS - Pop quiz on Malory's life! Notes on the steps to becoming a knight. We'll then read part of Malory's version of the knighting of Arthur and discuss similarities and differences between Malory’s account and historical account.

NOTES - Steps to Becoming a Knight...

Becoming a Page:

A boy, usually of nobility, was chosen for knighthood, but not always. A boy started on his way to knighthood at about the age of seven or eight. At this time, he was sent to a Lord's castle to be trained for knighthood. This young trainee was known as a page. During his time as a page, he learned about horses, armor and weapons. Because hunting was so important, a page had to learn

how to handle hawks and falcons, as well as “dressing” a deer for venison. Since a page was also expected to serve the meals at the knight's table, they had to learn how to carve the meat properly before becoming a knight.

Pages practiced fighting with a sword against a wooden stake, or "pell" to develop muscles needed in becoming a strong knight. A page had to learn to skillfully use a bow and arrow for hunting and often practiced this skill by competing with others. Pages also had to clean the coats of mail by rolling it in

a barrel filled with sand.

A knight not only had to know how to fight in battle, but he also had to learn how to be courteous. The lady of the castle taught a young page manners and social graces. He would learn how to sing, play instruments and dance from the lady. The lady would also teach him to read and write. A priest would give the page religious training and he would often teach the page how to read and write.

Becoming a Squire:

At the age of fourteen the page became a squire. Squires had to follow their master on the battlefield to protect him if he would fall. From the 13th century, squires fought on the battlefield beside their knight. A squire was responsible for dressing the knight for battles and tournaments. He was the knight's assistant and the only one allowed to help the knight. The squire was responsible for taking care of the knight's armor and weapons. He had to become skilled in the use of the armor as well as the weapons. A squire had to get used to wearing the armor so it would be second nature to him when worn. A squire had to become skilled in using the lance, spear, or sword. He had to practice so that the lance

did not run back through his fingers when he struck the knight. He practiced against a wooden dummy called a quintain. A quintain was a heavy weighted sack or dummy in the form of a human. It was hung on a wooden pole along with a shield. The squire had to hit the shield in it's center. When hit, the whole

structure would spin around and around. The page had to move out of

the way quickly without getting hit and knocked off his horse by the weighted bag!

Knighting Ceremony:

When considered ready, generally between the ages of eighteen and twenty, a squire was dubbed a knight. This was often performed by the knight who trained him. On the eve before becoming a knight, the squire confessed his sins to a priest. He was given a symbolic bath and then he fasted, cleansing his soul. Dressed all in white he prayed and kept watch over his armor and his weapons

in the chapel all night. The next morning he would be dressed in symbolically colored clothes - red (for his blood), white (for purity), and brown (for the return to the earth when he died). Gilded spurs were attached to his ankles and he was "girded" with a sword. By a tap on each shoulder with a sword, he was dubbed a knight, thus reminding him of his vows he promised to uphold. If a knight broke his vows or was dishonorable, he was stripped of his knighthood in another ceremony to bury him, because in the Middle Ages, " a knight without honor is no longer alive."There were two other ways for one to become a knight. If there was a battle and the King needed additional men, he would knight a number of squires to have enough men to fight. Also, one could become a knight for showing bravery and courage in battle.

VOCAB. WORDS - crude, foster, calculate, manual, complex, monitor, employ, duplicate, alternate, depression, distinction, poise

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/22459300/new-vocabulary-lesson-4-flash-cards 

HOMEWORK - Complete exercise on creating a sentence that includes all 26 letters of the alphabet. You may use some letters more than once. Students may NOT use the brown fox sentence. This was a typical exercise Renaissance children did as part of their school work. Review notes, Work on your MyAccess papers at http://www.myaccess.com (2 due by October 16) as well as your Webquest on the Renaissance (due Oct. 2). Next webquest check-in due THIS Thursday. You must have a more detailed sketch showing you corrected missing things, it must be in color and send me two pictures (or show them to me on cel phone or ipod) showing me starting to work on your project.




Friday, September 27...

PLANS -Students will take vocabulary test 4. They will then receive the next vocabulary lesson to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS -

HOMEWORK - Complete the vocabulary lesson for Monday. Review notes, Work on your MyAccess papers at http://www.myaccess.com (2 due by October 16) as well as your Webquest on the Renaissance (due Oct. 2). Next webquest check-in due THIS Thursday. You must have a more detailed sketch showing you corrected missing things, it must be in color and send me two pictures (or show them to me on cel phone or ipod) showing me starting to work on your project.


 




English Lesson Plans

LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/16/13-9/20/13...

First Quarter Renaissance Project Webquest is located online at (due dates have not yet been updated). Next due date is Thursday, September 26. Students will need to have a detailed and colored sketch. Final project is due Wednesday, October 2.  http://teacherweb.com/WQ/MiddleSchool/RenaissanceProject/apt1.aspx


Monday, September 16...

QUICK WRITE - This quick write will be a grade for both English and Science class. The paper must be handed in ON TIME to receive credit in science class. How does technology effect society? Choose three choices from the word bank and write a minimum 5 paragraph essay giving examples and showing situations of how computers have effected society for each of your choices. It needs to be at least 5 paragraphs because you need an introduction, three body paragraphs (one for each word bank choice), and a concluding paragraph. Period 3 will have slightly modified assignment requirements. Monday = Prewriting Day!

PLANS - We will start by correcting the vocabulary lesson 3. Period 3 will then have the next two pages assigned which will be due tomorrow. The class will then review the set-up for the Cornell Method of taking notes. We will then practice taking notes from a verbal lecture using the Cornell Method. I will go around the classroom to check their notes to make sure they took them correctly. Students will be directed to use this method for their other classes.

NOTES - Cornell Notetaking Method involves separating your paper into a 1/3 section on the left (hole side) and 2/3 section on the right. The right section os to write teacher and book notes. You can write book notes using SQ3R (survey, question, read, recite, review). The 1/3 left side is to wrote questions you have for the teacher and make comments on the facts you are writing (wow, I didn’t know that... cool fact) and to star things the teacher repeats over and over since that will be a DEFINITE test question.

VOCAB. WORDS - siesta, fiesta, barrio, catalogue, bazaar, avalanche, output, sonar, laser, database, software, radiation

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/26254839/word-exloprer-vocab-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Quick write due Thursday. Study for Friday's Vocabulary Lesson 3 test. Next Ren. Project check-in will be Thursday, September 20. Work on your MyAccess papers online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (2 due by October 16).



Tuesday, September 17...

QUICK WRITE - This quick write will be a grade for both English and Science class. The paper must be handed in ON TIME to receive credit in science class. How does technology effect society? Choose three choices from the word bank and write a minimum 5 paragraph essay giving examples and showing situations of how computers have effected society for each of your choices. It needs to be at least 5 paragraphs because you need an introduction, three body paragraphs (one for each word bank choice), and a concluding paragraph. Period 3 will have slightly modified assignment requirements. Tuesday = Rough Draft Day!

PLANS - Review of all study skills concepts covered since the beginning of the school year. Test on study skills unit TOMORROW!

NOTES - review study skills packet and notes

VOCAB. WORDS - siesta, fiesta, barrio, catalogue, bazaar, avalanche, output, sonar, laser, database, software, radiation

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/26254839/word-exloprer-vocab-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Quick write due Thursday. Study for Friday's Vocabulary Lesson 3 test. Next Ren. Project check-in will be Thursday, September 20. Work on your MyAccess papers online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (2 due by October 16).



Wednesday, Sept. 18...

QUICK WRITE - This quick write will be a grade for both English and Science class. The paper must be handed in ON TIME to receive credit in science class. How does technology effect society? Choose three choices from the word bank and write a minimum 5 paragraph essay giving examples and showing situations of how computers have effected society for each of your choices. It needs to be at least 5 paragraphs because you need an introduction, three body paragraphs (one for each word bank choice), and a concluding paragraph. Period 3 will have slightly modified assignment requirements. Wednesday = Proofing/Editing Day!

PLANS - Study Skills Unit Test

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - siesta, fiesta, barrio, catalogue, bazaar, avalanche, output, sonar, laser, database, software, radiation

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/26254839/word-exloprer-vocab-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Quick write due tomorrow so complete final draft tonight! Study for Friday's Vocabulary Lesson 3 test. Next Ren. Project check-in will be Thursday, September 20. Work on your MyAccess papers online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (2 due by October 16).



Thursday, September 19...

QUICK WRITE - FInal copy due at the beginning of class.

PLANS - Discussion on "What is a Code of Honor?" Students will then be given the definition of Code of Honor. We will review the knight's Code of Chivalry and compare that code to the definition of Code of Honor. Students will then brainstorm how they should behave, how others should be treated, and a code of ethics for during tests. We will then create a classroom Code of Honor from the ideas brainstormed.

NOTES - Code of Honor = a set of rules or principles governing a community based on a set of rules or

ideals that defines what constitutes honorable behavior within that community.

Code of Chivalry =

1. Thou shalt believe all that the church teaches and shalt observe all its directions.

2. Thou shalt defend the church.

3. Thou shalt respect all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them.

4. Thou shalt love the country in which thou wast born.

5. Thou shalt not recoil before thine enemy.

6. Thou shalt make was against the Infidel without cessation and without mercy.

7. Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they not be contrary to the laws of God.

8. Thou shalt never lie and shall remain faithful to thy pledged word.

9. Thou shalt be generous and give largess to everyone.

10. Thou shalt be everywhere & always the Champion of Right & the Good against Injustice & Evil.

VOCAB. WORDS - siesta, fiesta, barrio, catalogue, bazaar, avalanche, output, sonar, laser, database, software, radiation

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/26254839/word-exloprer-vocab-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Quick write due Friday. Study for Friday's Vocabulary Lesson 3 test. Next Ren. Project check-in will be Thursday, September 20. Work on your MyAccess papers online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (2 due by October 16).



Friday, September 20...

QUICK WRITE - none on Fridays

PLANS -Students will take Vocabulary Lesson 3 test. They will then receive the next vocabulary lesson to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - crude, foster, calculate, manual, complex, monitor, employ, duplicate, alternate, depression, distinction, poise

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/22459300/new-vocabulary-lesson-4-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 4 worksheets, work on your MyAccess papers all online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (2 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (next check-in Thursday, September 20... final project due October 2).


 




English Lesson Plans

LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/9/13-9/13/13...

First Quarter Renaissance Project Websquest will be introduced this week and is located online at (due dates have not yet been updated)...

http://teacherweb.com/WQ/MiddleSchool/RenaissanceProject/apt1.aspx


Monday, September 9...

QUICK WRITE -

PLANS - We will start by collecting the vocabulary for correction. The class will then be given more specific instructions on how to begin work on the shield project and poster project so they can begin working on the Renaissance project. The link to the project directions is listed at the heading for these lesson plans. Finally, students will take and discuss surveys on “Can You Find and Remember Information When You’re Reading?” and “Preparing To Read.”

NOTES - These two worksheets will have the links posted here soon.

VOCAB. WORDS - departure, admission, acquire, remote, tireless, contribute, impulse, somber, tribute, sufficient, effective, interpret

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/25811657/vocabulary-word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's Vocabulary Lesson 2 test, work on your MyAccess papers online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (all 4 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (due October 1).



Tuesday, September 10...

QUICK WRITE -

PLANS - The class will b instructed on how to read a paragraph and finding the main idea of a paragraph. They will then be instructed on Pyramid Reading for subjects like science and social studies. They are then to complete the Pyramid Reading Grid on page 41 of their Study Skills packet.

NOTES - These two worksheets will have the links posted here soon.

VOCAB. WORDS - departure, admission, acquire, remote, tireless, contribute, impulse, somber, tribute, sufficient, effective, interpret

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/25811657/vocabulary-word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's Vocabulary 2 test, work on your MyAccess papers located online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (all 4 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (due October 1).



Wednesday, Sept. 11...

QUICK WRITE -

PLANS - Scanning and skimming will be defined and reviewed. Students will learn about the SQ3R study/reading method and will practice this technique using their science books.

NOTES - These two worksheets will have the links posted here soon.

VOCAB. WORDS - departure, admission, acquire, remote, tireless, contribute, impulse, somber, tribute, sufficient, effective, interpret

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/25811657/vocabulary-word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's Vocabulary 2 test, work on your MyAccess papers all online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (all 4 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (due October 1).



Thursday, September 12...

QUICK WRITE -

PLANS - Quiz on SQ3R. Students will then be introduced to the Cornell note-taking method which they will be instructed to use when taking notes in classes next week. These notes will then be checked by me throughout the week to check they followed the technique correctly.

NOTES - These two worksheets will have the links posted here soon.

VOCAB. WORDS - departure, admission, acquire, remote, tireless, contribute, impulse, somber, tribute, sufficient, effective, interpret

VOCAB. PRACTICE- http://quizlet.com/25811657/vocabulary-word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's Vocabulary 2 test, work on your MyAccess papers all online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log(all 4 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (due October 1).



Friday, September 13...

QUICK WRITE - none on Fridays

PLANS -Students will take Vocabulary Lesson 2 test. They will then

receive the next vocabulary lesson to begin (and possibly finish) in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions.

VOCAB. WORDS - siesta, fiesta, barrio, catalogue, bazaar, avalanche, output, sonar, laser, database, software, radiation

VOCAB. PRACTICE- will be posted before the end of the week

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday's Vocabulary 2 test, work on your MyAccess papers all online at http://www.myaccess.com/myaccess/do/log (all 4 due by October 16), and work on your Webquest on the Renaissance (due October 1).





Lesson Plans August 26 through 30...
All classes were introduced to expectations of this year's English class including class supplies. We then began working on the first few topics of study skills including getting and staying organized and maintaining a study area at home. Friday student received the first vocabulary lesson. All exercises for vocabulary lesson 1 are due on Tuesday, September 3.

Lesson Plans September 2 through 6...
Monday - No School...Labor Day
Tuesday - We will correct vocabulary 1 homework. The vocabulary 1 test will be this Friday. Classes will then continue to discuss study skills; specifically prioritizing and keeping and agenda book.
Wednesday - Lesson plans for the remainder of the week and in more detail will be posted on Tuesday, August 3.