Lesson Plans

LESSON PLANS WEEK of 10/2/17-10/6/17…


Monday, October 2…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week due to projects being due Wednesday. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Collect Vocabulary packet 5. We will then review for tomorrow’s Renaissance Test.

NOTES - Students should study their notes on the following subtopics:

Sir Thomas Mallory

Code of Chivalry

Steps to Becoming A Knight

Parts of Armor

Review Questions given last week and corrected on EXCALIBUR.

VOCAB. WORDS - operation, detour, institute, volley, resignation, staple, breach, recruit, liberal, diversion, imperative, patronize

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/51752494/word-explorer-lesson-5-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for tomorrow’s Renaissance Test. Renaissance Project due this Wednesday. Work on your My Access essays. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11 (you need your own transportation home at approximately 4:30pm).


Tuesday, October 3…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week due to projects being due Wednesday. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Collect Vocabulary packet 5. We will then review for tomorrow’s Renaissance Test.

PLANS - Renaissance Test day!

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - operation, detour, institute, volley, resignation, staple, breach, recruit, liberal, diversion, imperative, patronize

VOCAB. PRACTICE -  https://quizlet.com/51752494/word-explorer-lesson-5-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Renaissance Project due this Wednesday. Work on your My Access essays. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11 (you need your own transportation home at approximately 4:30pm).


Wednesday, October 4…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week due to projects being due Wednesday. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Collect Renaissance Projects! Review Renaissance map reading skills with all classes including a “Where is..?” game.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - operation, detour, institute, volley, resignation, staple, breach, recruit, liberal, diversion, imperative, patronize

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/51752494/word-explorer-lesson-5-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s Vocabulary test. Work on your My Access essays. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11 (you need your own transportation home at approximately 4:30pm).


Thursday, October 5…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week due to projects being due Wednesday. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Review with students the requirements for the Renaissance Faire trip for those going and for those remaining behind. Share the daily performance schedule with students and discuss each type of performance.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - operation, detour, institute, volley, resignation, staple, breach, recruit, liberal, diversion, imperative, patronize

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/51752494/word-explorer-lesson-5-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study for Friday’s Vocabulary test. Work on your My Access essays. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11 (you need your own transportation home at approximately 4:30pm).


Friday, October 6...

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 - bearings, adverse, laborious, priority, intensive, controversy, qualification, eligible, inclination, stature, substantial, aptitude

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/52471203/word-explorer-lesson-6-vocabulary-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 6 for Monday. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11.




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/25/17-9/29/17…

Plans for this week will be posted very soon.


LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/18/17-9/22/17…

Monday, September 18…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Collect Vocabulary packet 3. Students will then take the lexile level test using Achieve 3000. This is a program that students will be using in all of their major subject classes.

VOCAB. WORDS - uncanny, dormitory, inevitable, mystify, scant, vulnerable, meander, contraption, tuition, crucial, spunk, urgency

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/92648334/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Work on your My Access essays. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11. Money and permission slips due by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Tuesday, September 19…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Students will first be introduced to the Renaissance Project. They will then begin to watch the movie EXCALIBUR. This is the TV edit version of the movie.

NOTES - Keep character list and story line journal as we watch the movie.

VOCAB. WORDS - uncanny, dormitory, inevitable, mystify, scant, vulnerable, meander, contraption, tuition, crucial, spunk, urgency

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/92648334/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Work on your My Access essays. Begin working on your Renaissance Project. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11. Money and permission slips due by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Wednesday, September 20…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Students will have an opportunity to ask questions about their Renaissance Project. After answering any questions, we will continue with the movie of EXCALIBUR.

NOTES - Continue to keep character list and story line journal.

VOCAB. WORDS - uncanny, dormitory, inevitable, mystify, scant, vulnerable, meander, contraption, tuition, crucial, spunk, urgency

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/92648334/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Work on your My Access essays. Begin working on your Renaissance Project. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11. Money and permission slips due by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Thursday, September 21…

QUICK WRITE - There will be no quick write this week. However, the 3 My Access essays for the first marking period are now posted at my www.access.com. The due date is listed with the essays. All students should take time this week to work on these essays.

PLANS - Classes will continue to watch the movie EXCALIBUR.

VOCAB. WORDS - uncanny, dormitory, inevitable, mystify, scant, vulnerable, meander, contraption, tuition, crucial, spunk, urgency

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/92648334/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Work on your My Access essays. Begin working on your Renaissance Project. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11. Money and permission slips due by Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Friday, Sept. 22...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 3. 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 - draft, confirmation, reproduction, animation, ferret, rivet, virus, confer, neutral, utility, attribute, articulate

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/49882066/word-explorer-lesson-4-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 4 for Monday. Renaissance Faire Trip Wednesday, October 11. Money and permission slips due by Wednesday, September 27.



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/11/17-9/15/17...


Monday, September 11…

QUICK WRITE - We have talked about the Code of Chivalry as it existed during the Renaissance days. In a minimum 5 paragraph essay, Talk about a person you know personally or you know of who represents the knightly virtues of the Code of Chivalry. How do they represent the Code of Chivalry in their everyday lives? Talk about what they do for their family and even strangers that make them a chivalrous person. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday (even though we are not in school) = proofread/edit day and finish final draft in blue or black ink or typed. Please follow the examples handed out to you Monday and use the prewriting sheet for your prewriting for this assignment. Final papers are due Thursday in class with your prewriting sheet and hand written rough draft.

PLANS - Students will receive notes on the steps to becoming a knight.

NOTES -

Step 1 The right connections

A Knight was recognized by Middle Ages society as a man who possessed great combat skills and who adhered to the Code of Chivalry. Knights would generally come from a noble, or wealthy, family - a would-be knight had to have the right connections. The steps to knighthood started as a boy.

Step 2 Upbringing

Up to the age of 7 years old a young boy would be brought up in the home of his parents. During this time he would be expected to learn basic good manners and to understand the role of the knight, chivalry and loyalty to his king. Games would be played mimicking the role of a knight. Toys would include a wooden sword and shield.

Step 3 The Page

At just seven years old a young boy would be sent to commence his education at the home or castle of a noble. His role would be as a page, the third step towards becoming a knight. It was the duty of a Page to serve their knight at meals, care for the knight's clothes and assist them in dressing. The ages of the pages would range from seven years old up to fourteen years old. The young page would receive an education being taught religion, manners, riding, hunting, hawking and strategic games such as backgammon and chess. A Page would soon start to acquire the skills required of a Knight by practicing the skills of tilting a lance and watching the prowess and training of their seniors. The use of the lance would be practiced together with the skills of horsemanship. The page would attend their knight at Tournaments.

Step 4 The Squire

The Medieval Squire was a servant to a knight during the Middle Ages. The role to a squire was one of the most important steps to Knighthood and started when a page reached the age of fourteen years old. The duties of a Squire were to learn about Chivalry, the rules of Heraldry, horsemanship and practice the use of weapons and the skills required of a Knight. It was also their duty to enter into the social life of the castle and learn courtly etiquette, jousting, music and dancing. The Squire served in this role for seven years and became a Knight at the age of twenty-one. Sometimes knighthood was conferred on a squire at an earlier age as the reward for bravery on the battlefield. In time of war Squires accompanied Knights on the battlefield, leading and tending the horses and dressing them in the Knight’s armor. They came under fire from arrows and many squires were killed doing their duty.

Step 5 The Knight

After many long years of training and learning the skills of combat and chivalry required of a Knight during the Middle Ages the steps to Knighthood were completed and symbolized in the order of Knighthood ceremony.

Clothing

▪ The Knight wore a white vesture to symbolize purity covered by a red robe which symbolized nobility

▪ His shoes and hose were black which symbolized death

The Ritual

▪ A sword and shield was placed on the altar

▪ The Knight knelt or stood at the Chapel altar, in silent prayer, for ten hours

The Ceremony

Knighthood was conferred in the adoubement ceremony.

▪ In the morning he was joined by others to hear Mass and a lengthy sermon on the duties of a knight

▪ A sponsor took possession of the sword and shield which had been blessed by the priest

▪ The sword and shield was passed to the Bishop who was to conduct the knighthood ceremony

▪ The Knight was presented to the Bishop by two sponsors

▪ The Knight took his vows and swore an oath of allegiance to the church and King

The Dubbing

▪ This final part of the Knighthood ceremony would have been conducted by the Bishop or even the king

▪ The Bishop presented the sword & shield and 'Dubbed' the squire who was pronounced a Knight when the lord would say, "I dub thee Sir Knight." .

▪ 'Dubbing' was a blow struck with the flat of the hand or the side of the sword and was regarded as an essential act of the knighting ceremony

▪ At the end of the Knighthood ceremony a Knight could claim the title “Sir".

VOCAB. WORDS - stench, novelty, flabbergasted, violation, extinguish, dilapidated, gibberish, optimism, trivial, territorial, ludicrous, hysteria

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/89690003/word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today. Work on your quick write.


Tuesday, September 12…

QUICK WRITE - We have talked about the Code of Chivalry as it existed during the Renaissance days. In a minimum 5 paragraph essay, Talk about a person you know personally or you know of who represents the knightly virtues of the Code of Chivalry. How do they represent the Code of Chivalry in their everyday lives? Talk about what they do for their family and even strangers that make them a chivalrous person. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday (even though we are not in school) = proofread/edit day and finish final draft in blue or black ink or typed. Please follow the examples handed out to you Monday and use the prewriting sheet for your prewriting for this assignment. Final papers are due Thursday in class with your prewriting sheet and hand written rough draft.

PLANS - Continue notes started yesterday

NOTES - Same as yesterday.

VOCAB. WORDS - stench, novelty, flabbergasted, violation, extinguish, dilapidated, gibberish, optimism, trivial, territorial, ludicrous, hysteria

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/89690003/word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today. Work on your quick write. Study Vocabulary 2 packet for Friday’s quiz.


Wednesday, September 13… NO SCHOOL…In-Service Day

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today. Work on your quick write. Study Vocabulary 2 packet for Friday’s quiz.


Thursday, September 14…

QUICK WRITE - QW will be collected at the beginning of class.

PLANS - Students will then read (pd. 1, 2, 7, 8)/have read to them (pd. 6) the beginning of a modernized version of Le Morte D’Arthur which chronicle the events that led to Arthur becoming king.

NOTES - Book in classroom.

VOCAB. WORDS - stench, novelty, flabbergasted, violation, extinguish, dilapidated, gibberish, optimism, trivial, territorial, ludicrous, hysteria

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/89690003/word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today. Work on your quick write. Study Vocabulary 2 packet for Friday’s quiz.


Friday, Sept. 8...

PLANS -Students will take vocabulary test 1. 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 - uncanny, dormitory, inevitable, mystify, scant, vulnerable, meander, contraption, tuition, crucial, spunk, urgency

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/92648334/word-explorer-vocabulary-lesson-3-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete the vocabulary lesson for Monday if not completed in class.



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/4/17-9/8/17...

Monday, Sept. 4No School…Labor Day


Tuesday, Sept. 5...

QUICK WRITE - In a minimum 3 paragraph essay, discuss a topic you feel would make a great writing topic for a weekly quick write. You need and introductory paragraph of at least 3 sentences, a body paragraph of at least 5 sentences, and a concluding paragraph of at least 3 sentences. You must do prewriting, have a handwritten rough draft, and a final copy written in blue or black pen or typed (can be emailed to me at lairdk@cliu.org). Time will be given each day in class but there is NOT enough time to complete the essay properly in class. Due Date: Friday, September 8.

PLANS - Vocabulary lesson 1 packet will be checked for completion and will be corrected as a class. 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.

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 - initiate, boredom, monotonous, bland, persecute, dilemma, conspicuous, testimony, restraint, notorious, eavesdrop, implication

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/89691030/word-explorer-lesson-1-level-h-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today and study for Friday's vocabulary 1 test. Work on this week’s quick write.


Wednesday, Sept. 6

QUICK WRITE - In a minimum 3 paragraph essay, discuss a topic you feel would make a great writing topic for a weekly quick write. You need and introductory paragraph of at least 3 sentences, a body paragraph of at least 5 sentences, and a concluding paragraph of at least 3 sentences. You must do prewriting, have a handwritten rough draft, and a final copy written in blue or black pen or typed (can be emailed to me at lairdk@cliu.org). Time will be given each day in class but there is NOT enough time to complete the essay properly in class. Due Date: Friday, September 8.

PLANS - Pop quiz on Sir Thomas Malory and Code of Chivalry. Students will then read (pd. 1, 2, 7, 8)/have read to them (pd. 6) the beginning of a modernized version of Le Morte D’Arthur chronicaling the events that led to Arthur becoming king.

NOTES - Book in classroom.

VOCAB. WORDS - initiate, boredom, monotonous, bland, persecute, dilemma, conspicuous, testimony, restraint, notorious, eavesdrop, implication

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/89691030/word-explorer-lesson-1-level-h-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Study notes from today and study for Friday's vocabulary 1 test. Work on this week’s quick write.


Thursday, Sept. 7...

QUICK WRITE -In a minimum 3 paragraph essay, discuss a topic you feel would make a great writing topic for a weekly quick write. You need and introductory paragraph of at least 3 sentences, a body paragraph of at least 5 sentences, and a concluding paragraph of at least 3 sentences. You must do prewriting, have a handwritten rough draft, and a final copy written in blue or black pen or typed (can be emailed to me at lairdk@cliu.org). Time will be given each day in class but there is NOT enough time to complete the essay properly in class. Due Date: Friday, September 8.

PLANS - Quizzes will be returned from yesterday. Notes will be given on steps to becoming a knight. Classes will also receive a handout activity on the language of the Renaissance Time. All classes will start watching the movie EXCALIBUR (TV edit). We will get through time marker 00:26:00.

NOTES - to be posted soon

VOCAB. WORDS - initiate, boredom, monotonous, bland, persecute, dilemma, conspicuous, testimony, restraint, notorious, eavesdrop, implication

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/89691030/word-explorer-lesson-1-level-h-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete handout on language of Renaissance Time if not completed in class. Study for tomorrow’s vocab test. Complete essay due tomorrow.


Friday, Sept. 8...

PLANS -Students will take vocabulary test 1. 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 - stench, novelty, flabbergasted, violation, extinguish, dilapidated, gibberish, optimism, trivial, territorial, ludicrous, hysteria

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/89690003/word-explorer-lesson-2-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete the vocabulary lesson for Monday if not completed in class.


LESSON PLANS WEEK of 8/28/17-9/1/17...

Monday, August 28...

QUICK WRITE - None today. All classes will receive this week’s quick write tomorrow.

PLANS - I will review with students expectations of English class this year and will share the letter that is to go home and be signed by parents.

NOTES - None for today.

VOCAB. WORDS - none

VOCAB. PRACTICE - none

HOMEWORK - Get letter from the teacher signed and return by Friday.


Tuesday, August 29...

QUICK WRITE -

PLANS - Students will discuss any questions they may have about the quick write for this week. They will then be given this entire class period to write on the topic. The assignment, unlike other weeks throughout the year, will be due tomorrow.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - none

VOCAB. PRACTICE - none

HOMEWORK - Quick write started today is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.


Wednesday, August 30

QUICK WRITE - Collect the one day quick write at the beginning of class.

PLANS - Students will be introduced to all of the websites that they will be using during their 8th grade year. Next week they will receive a 1/2 sheet of paper with all website addresses, their usernames and their passwords. This is expected to be attached to their agenda book. 8th grade students are expected to have their agenda book with them every class period throughout the day.

NOTES - none

VOCAB. WORDS - none

VOCAB. PRACTICE - none

HOMEWORK - none



Thursday, August 31...

QUICK WRITE - none

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 - none

VOCAB. PRACTICE - none

HOMEWORK - Review notes from today.


Friday, Sept. 1...

PLANS -Students will receive vocabulary 1 lesson packet. They will have the entire class period to begin (and possibly finish) the packet in class. I will be available to help them if they have any questions. Completed packet is due Tuesday, Sept. 5.

VOCAB. WORDS - initiate, boredom, monotonous, bland, persecute, dilemma, conspicuous, testimony, restraint, notorious, eavesdrop, implication

VOCAB. PRACTICE- https://quizlet.com/89691030/word-explorer-lesson-1-level-h-flash-cards

HOMEWORK - Complete the vocabulary lesson for Tuesday if not completed in class.