Lesson Plans

LESSON PLANS WEEK of 11/28/16-12/2/16...

Monday, November 28… No School due to Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday, November 29…

QUICK WRITE - Research paper proposals will be returned to students. some need to see me about their final choice of career to research. Students will receive notes on how to begin their research along with an outline of what should be included in their paper and how to start their notecards.

PLANS - Students will then receive the close section of vocabulary 13 to redo by tomorrow. Most students skipped this page on their homework. The few who completed it will be exempt from this assignment. Students will then read together aloud pages 9-15 of the D’Aulaire’s Greek Mythology book. They will then complete lesson 1 worksheet which includes a character list, vocabulary to know, and comprehension questions. These worksheets will be completed for homework.

NOTES - Olden Times, Gaea, The Titans, and Cronus...

Gaea - mother earth

Uranus - father sky

Titans and Titanesses - first children of earth and sky; giants

Cyclopes - one-eyed children of earth and Uranus

Tartarus - the deepest, darkest pit on earth

Cronus - youngest titan; overthrew Uranus

Rhea - wife and sister of Cronus; a Titaness

Zeus - youngest child of Cronus; King of Gods

Crete - island where Zeus was raised

VOCAB. WORDS - know-how, tutor, educator, compute, knowledgeable, recollection, revelation, inquiry, scrutiny, deduce, ascertain, speculate

VOCAB. PRACTICE - will be posted soon

HOMEWORK - Study today’s notes. Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Complete mythology worksheet 1 for homework. Begin work on research paper. First 25 notecards due Tuesday, Dec. 6.


Wednesday, November 30…

QUICK WRITE - I will answer any questions concerning the career research paper. Students will be instructed to have at least 25 notecards completed by Tuesday, December 6.

PLANS - Students will read together aloud pages 16-21 of the D’Aulaire’s Greek Mythology book. They will then complete lesson 2 worksheet which includes a character list, vocabulary to know, and comprehension questions. These worksheets could be collected at any time for a grade.

NOTES - Zeus and His Family...

Amaltheia - fairy goat, horns flowed with ambrosia and nectar

Aegis - breastplate of Zeus

Metis - first wife of Zeus; goddess of prudence

Prometheus,Epimetheus - Titans who left to join Zeus in revolt

lightning bolt - Zeus’ weapon; symbol of his power

Atlas - strongest Titan; carries the sky on his shoulders

Typhon and Echidna - monsters sent by Mother Earth to fight Zeus

Mount Olympus - highest mountain in Greece; home of the gods

Iris - fleet-footed messenger of the gods; traveled on a rainbow

Hestia - goddess of the hearth; daughter of Cronus

VOCAB. WORDS - know-how, tutor, educator, compute, knowledgeable, recollection, revelation, inquiry, scrutiny, deduce, ascertain, speculate

VOCAB. PRACTICE - will be posted soon

HOMEWORK - Study today’s notes. Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Complete in class worksheet on mythology if not completed in class. Continue to work on career research paper. First 25 notecards due Tuesday, Dec. 6.


Thursday, December 1…

QUICK WRITE - There will be a spot check of what students have done so far on their research paper.

PLANS - Students will be given the day on the computers to research their careers and work on their notecards/outline. For students who have a decent amount of work done on the research paper may use the time to work on My Access if it is up and running.

VOCAB. WORDS - know-how, tutor, educator, compute, knowledgeable, recollection, revelation, inquiry, scrutiny, deduce, ascertain, speculate

VOCAB. PRACTICE - will be posted soon

HOMEWORK - Study today’s notes. Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Continue to work on career research paper. First 25 notecards due Tuesday, Dec. 6.


Friday, December 2...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 13. 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 - emptiness, nothingness, selfishness, willingness, restlessness, uneasiness, abundance, maintenance, magnificence, turbulence, grievance, diligence

VOCABULARY PRACTICE - will be posted soon

HOMEWORK - Finish vocabulary packet 14 for Monday. Continue to work on career research paper. First 25 notecards due by Tuesday, Dec. 6.




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 10/17/16-10/21/16...

Monday, October 17…

QUICK WRITE - None this week. Instead we will be working on My Access and a TDA in class.

PLANS - Correct vocabulary lesson 6 together in class. Students will use the computers to work on the persuasive essay on My Access which must be completed before the end of the marking period.

NOTES - none

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 - Work on the My Access essay. Students may revise their writing as many times as they wish until the due date. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Tuesday, October 18…

QUICK WRITE - None this week. Instead we will be working on My Access and a TDA in class.

PLANS - Students will be instructed on how to write a text dependent analysis essay. They will then be given a poem, “Casey At The Bat”, including a text dependent analysis essay which will be due by the end of class on Thursday.

NOTES -

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 - Work on the My Access essay. Students may revise their writing as many times as they wish until the due date. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Wednesday, October 19…

QUICK WRITE - None this week. Instead we will be working on My Access and a TDA in class.

PLANS - Work will continue in class on the text dependent analysis essay.

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 - Work on the My Access essay. Students may revise their writing as many times as they wish until the due date. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Thursday, October 20…

QUICK WRITE - None this week. Instead we will be working on My Access and a TDA in class.

PLANS - Students have today in class to finish their final copy of the text dependent analysis essay on “Casey At The Bat.”

NOTES - none

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 - Work on the My Access essay. Students may revise their writing as many times as they wish until the due date. Study for Friday’s vocabulary test.


Friday, October 21...

PLANS - Students will take vocabulary test 6. 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 - exceed, receded, proceedings, intercede, secede, concede, confinement, indefinite, finality, finale, infinity, finite

VOCAB. PRACTICE - https://quizlet.com/55734251/word-explorer-level-h-lesson-7-flash-cards/

HOMEWORK - Complete vocabulary lesson 7 for Monday.




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/26/16-930/16...

Monday, September 26…

QUICK WRITE - For those who have Mr. Kocha for Reading Class: The character of Eddie in The Five People You Meet In Heaven goes on a quest similar to the knights of King Arthur’s court. Describe and analyze how Eddie’s life follows the Code of Chivalry and, in a way, how his actions would make him a good knight. This is a text dependent analysis essay so be sure to use specific references to the book as you put together your essay. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

For those in German Class: Explain which character you believe is the most powerful protagonist and which character is the most powerful antagonist in Excalibur up to the halfway point of the movie. Use specific references to the movie to support your opinions and discuss reasons other characters cannot fill the role of strongest protagonist/antagonist. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

PLANS - Correct Vocabulary packet 4 together in class. Pd. 2 will also review answers for Renaissance Language handout from last week. We will continue the movie EXCALIBUR from time marker 01:15:00 through 01:32:00.

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 - Work on this week’s quick write and the Renaissance Project (final project due Oct. 5). Renaissance Faire Trip Thursday, October 13. pastedGraphic.pdf Money and permission slips due by Friday, Sept. 30. Renaissance Unit Test will be given Thursday, October 6.


Tuesday, September 27…

QUICK WRITE - For those who have Mr. Kocha for Reading Class: The character of Eddie in The Five People You Meet In Heaven goes on a quest similar to the knights of King Arthur’s court. Describe and analyze how Eddie’s life follows the Code of Chivalry and, in a way, how his actions would make him a good knight. This is a text dependent analysis essay so be sure to use specific references to the book as you put together your essay. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

For those in German Class: Explain which character you believe is the most powerful protagonist and which character is the most powerful antagonist in Excalibur up to the halfway point of the movie. Use specific references to the movie to support your opinions and discuss reasons other characters cannot fill the role of strongest protagonist/antagonist. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

PLANS - Notes on parts of armor will be given. We will then finish the final chapter of the movie EXCALIBUR. Discuss implications behind Mordred killing Morgana as well as the reappearances of Merlin, Lancelot and Guinevere.

NOTES - will be posted soon

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 packet for Monday. Work on this week’s quick write and the Renaissance Project (final project due Oct. 5). Renaissance Faire Trip Thursday, October 13. pastedGraphic_1.pdf Money and permission slips due by Friday, Sept. 30. Renaissance Unit Test will be given Thursday, October 6.


Wednesday, September 28…

QUICK WRITE - For those who have Mr. Kocha for Reading Class: The character of Eddie in The Five People You Meet In Heaven goes on a quest similar to the knights of King Arthur’s court. Describe and analyze how Eddie’s life follows the Code of Chivalry and, in a way, how his actions would make him a good knight. This is a text dependent analysis essay so be sure to use specific references to the book as you put together your essay. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

For those in German Class: Explain which character you believe is the most powerful protagonist and which character is the most powerful antagonist in Excalibur up to the halfway point of the movie. Use specific references to the movie to support your opinions and discuss reasons other characters cannot fill the role of strongest protagonist/antagonist. Monday is prewriting day, Tuesday rough draft day, Wednesday is proofing and editing day, and Thursday the rough draft and final copy are due. We will spend about 7 minutes each day on this essay which is NOT enough time to finish the assignment properly so some time must be spent on this assignment at home.

PLANS - Will be posted sometime Monday, Sept. 26.

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 packet for Monday. Work on this week’s quick write and the Renaissance Project (final project due Oct. 5). Renaissance Faire Trip Thursday, October 13. pastedGraphic_2.pdf Money and permission slips due by Friday, Sept. 30. Renaissance Unit Test will be given Thursday, October 6.


Thursday, September 29…

QUICK WRITE - Will be collected at the beginning of class today.

PLANS - Will be posted sometime Monday, Sept. 26.

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 packet for Monday. Work on this week’s quick write and the Renaissance Project (final project due Oct. 5). Renaissance Faire Trip Thursday, October 13. pastedGraphic_3.pdf Money and permission slips due by Friday, Sept. 30. Renaissance Unit Test will be given Thursday, October 6.


Friday, Sept. 30...

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 - 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 - Complete vocabulary lesson 5 for Monday. Renaissance Faire Trip Thursday, October 13.pastedGraphic_4.pdf Money and permission slips due by today! Renaissance Unit Test will be given Thursday, October 6.




LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/19/16-9/23/16...


Monday, Sept. 19...

QUICK WRITE - If you had a time machine, what famous moment in history would you like to witness? Explain, in detail, what happens and WHY you would want to witness this event in history. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = proofreading/editing day, Thursday = final dopy due in pen in proper MLA format (or emailed or on flashdrive).

PLANS - Vocab. 3 Packet will be collected for grading of certain areas. Rough drafts of projects will be returned. 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 - 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 - Review notes on Code of Chivalry and notes from today. Study for Friday’s vocabulary 3 test and work on projects for Renaissance unit.


Tuesday, Sept. 20...

QUICK WRITE - If you had a time machine, what famous moment in history would you like to witness? Explain, in detail, what happens and WHY you would want to witness this event in history. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = proofreading/editing day, Thursday = final dopy due in pen in proper MLA format (or emailed or on flashdrive).

PLANS - Pop quiz on Sir Thomas Malory and Code of Chivalry. Students will then read (pd. 2)/have read to them (all other classes) 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 - 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 - Study for Friday’s vocabulary 3 test and work on projects for Renaissance unit.


Wednesday, Sept. 21…

QUICK WRITE - If you had a time machine, what famous moment in history would you like to witness? Explain, in detail, what happens and WHY you would want to witness this event in history. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = proofreading/editing day, Thursday = final dopy due in pen in proper MLA format (or emailed or on flash drive).

PLANS - Quizzes will be returned from yesterday. Notes will be given on steps to becoming a knight. Pd. 2 class only 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.

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 - Study for Friday’s Vocabulary 3 test. Work on Renaissance Project.


Thursday, Sept. 22…

QUICK WRITE - If you had a time machine, what famous moment in history would you like to witness? Explain, in detail, what happens and WHY you would want to witness this event in history. Monday = prewriting day, Tuesday = rough draft day, Wednesday = proofreading/editing day, Thursday = final dopy due in pen in proper MLA format (or emailed or on flashdrive).

PLANS - Notes will be given on parts of armor through a handout and teacher instruction. Period 2 class only will also review the Renaissance Language paper started yesterday. We will then continue the movie EXCALIBUR (TV edit) from time marker 00:26:00 through 00:52:30.

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 - Study for Friday’s Vocabulary 3 test. Work on Renaissance Project.


Friday, Sept, 23...

PLANS - Quick Write will be collected. 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 packet for Monday. Work on your Renaissance Project (final project due Oct. 5).



LESSON PLANS WEEK of 9/12/16-9/16/16...

Monday, Sept. 12...

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

PLANS - I will review with students how to properly use Microsoft Word (or most word processing programs) to set up proper MLA format. This is the format that will be used for any typed papers. Although I do not require all papers be typed there will be times that it is a requirement. Students always have the option of typing their papers/essays and handing them in through email, Goggle docs, or on flash drive. Students will also receive the instructions and choices for the Renaissance Unit Project. The first draft/outline of their choice is due this Friday, Sept. 16.

NOTES - Use font TIMES or TIMES NEW ROMAN

  • font size = size 10, 11, or 12 only
  • double space = spacing between lines

**DO NOT just hit enter twice! Set the program to double space**

  • to right of the justification box there in a box with up and down arrows...that is line spacing; choose 2.0

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 and study for Friday's vocabulary test. Work on Renaissance Project. Rough draft/outline of choice of project due this Friday.


Tuesday, Sept. 13...

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

PLANS - Students will go on the computers to practice MLA Format covered yesterday through an in class activity. Once completed, students will be instructed on how to save a document to a flash drive and how to save a document as a pdf and save the pdf to a flash drive.

NOTES - Save a document on a USB memory device

  1. Insert the memory device into a USB port.
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click Save As.
  4. Do one of the following: Windows 7. Click Computer. Under Devices with Removable Storage, double-click the USB memory device. Windows Vista. ...
  5. In the File name box, type a name for the document.
  6. Click Save.

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 and study for Friday's vocabulary test. Work on Renaissance Project. Rough draft/outline of choice of project due this Friday.


Wednesday, Sept. 14… No School due to Act 80 Day


Thursday, Sept. 15...

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

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 - 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 for Friday’s vocab. test. Review notes.


Friday, Sept. 16...

PLANS -Students will take vocabulary test 2. 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 9/5/16-9/9/16...

Monday, Sept. 5... No School....Happy Labor Day!

Tuesday, Sept. 6...

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

PLANS - Outlining and summary writing will be reviewed. These were concepts covered last week but need to be reviewed to move on in the unit. Today students will watch a video and take notes on the Cornell Method of note taking. We will then do an in-class activity where I will read an article as if I am lecturing and students will take notes as if this were a lecture class using the Cornell Method.

NOTES - The Cornell Method of note taking was developed at Cornell University MANY years ago. It is a helpful way to take notes for all grade levels middle school through graduate school and even into the work force. The paper should be set up as follows: __________________________________________________________________________

Topic                                                                                                            Date_______________

         subtopics                                                                      facts

         big ideas                                                                        dates

         questions                                                                       names

                                                                                               vocabulary and definitions

___________________________________________________________________________

What did I learn today?

___________________________________________________________________________

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 and study for Friday's vocabulary test.


Wednesday, Sept. 7…

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

PLANS - Students will be given a handout that will review and evaluate how well they understand the concepts of outlining, summaries, and the Cornell Method. The paper is due at the end of class. It will be graded as a class work grade.

NOTES - We will briefly review the Cornell Method set up and what goes where. See yesterday’s notes.

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 for Friday’s vocab. test. Review notes.


Thursday, Sept. 8...

QUICK WRITE - None this week. We will start with Quick Write assignments next week! :)

PLANS - Notes will be given on strategies on how to better take the following tests: multiple choice, true/false, matching, open ended questions, and essay questions

NOTES - (will 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 - Study for Friday’s vocab. test. Review notes.


Friday, Sept. 9...

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 8/29/16-9/2/16...

These weekly lesson plans will be much more detailed as of Tuesday, Sept. 6. For now, last week students were introduced to my classroom rules. I also spoke with the advanced class to let them know I will be incorporating some higher level skills from reading since many of them have German rather than reading and that class will not spend as much time on grammar basics of which they should already have a good grasp. I will evaluate what grammar skills this class understands well enough to skip or just glance over.


All class periods worked last week on using science and social studies texts to create bullet outlines of important information and creating a summary. These are the first two steps in text dependent analysis writing which is required on the PSSAs. These skills will also help our students to take better notes in class.


Tuesday, Sept. 6 we will first correct vocabulary packet 1. We will then learn about taking notes using the Cornell Method through a video and teacher modeling. Students will complete an in-class lecture/Cornell Method activity to create notes using the Cornell Method. 


More detailed lesson plans as I will put up each week will be posted by the end of the day Tuesday, Sept. 6.