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Lesson Plans for 2023-24 *Tentative—Subject to Change

Feb.19-23, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Tuesday Terms—Using context clues to identify the definition of terms.

  1. iReady individualized practice
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Wednesday Wise words—understanding and infering the meaning of a quote.

  1. Super Bowl Commercial Analysis
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Thursday thoughts—What age do you consider to be old?  Do you think age is just a number? Give reasons why.

  1. Crumpled heart—creative story boarding
Friday

Bell Ringer : Friday Figurative language—

  1. iReady assigned lesson
  2. iReady individualized practice
Feb.12-16, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Monday Mistakes—correct the grammar mistakes.

  1. Literary Love Songs—Identifying figurative language and what it means. Modeling and Partner Work
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Tuesday Terms—Using context clues to identify the definition of terms.

  1. Literary Love Songs—Identifying figurative language and what it means. Independent work
  2. iReady individualized practice
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Wednesday Wise words—understanding and infering the meaning of a quote.

  1. iReady idependent practice
Thursday

Reading STAAR Benchmark

Friday

No School

Feb.5-9, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: How important is academic growth to you?

  1. Diagnostic test
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: What will you do to make sure you do your very best on this test?

  1. Diagnostic test
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Free Wrie a half of a page.
       1. Diagnostic—finish up

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Keep journals open to identify 10 differences between the book and the movie.

  1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Friday

Bell Ringer: Keep journal open to identify 10 differences between the book and the movie.

  1. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Jan. 29-Feb.2, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: What was the point of the story about Mrs. Jones and the vacuum cleaner?  Use the RACE process.

  1. Read Non-fiction books or another book if this is competed 20 min.
  2. iReady Assignment 25 min.
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Why did Jenner leave?

  1. Read Chapters 24-25, p. 118-129
  2. Quiz 10 NIMH
  3. Non-fiction AR book test due today by end of the day!!!
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: How do you explain the 7 dead rats in the hardware store?
       1. IReady individual assignments—Complete 2

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Who was preventing the rats from moving the Frisby’s home? Why?

  1. Read pages 130-146 Ch. 26-Epilogue.
  2. Quiz 10 NIMH
  3.  Comprehension Questions
  4. AR Test
Friday

Bell Ringer: Do you think the rats succeeded in their new home?

  1. Complete anything that is still due
Jan. 22-26, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. NO SCHOOL
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: How do you explain the 7 dead rats at the hardware store?

  1. Read Chapters 17-18, p. 74-87
  2. Quiz 7 NIMH
  3. iReady
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about what will happen next in the story.
       1. IReady individual assignments—Complete 2

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Why do you think the men want to capture the rats?

  1. Read pages 88-103 Ch. 19-21.
  2. Quiz 8 NIMH
  3.  Comprehension Questions
  4. iReady
Friday

Bell Ringer: Do you think it is okay that the rats were used for experimentation?

  1. Read Chapters 22-23, p. 104-117
  2. Comprehension Questions
  3. Quiz 9 NIMH
  4. iReady
Jan. 15-19, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. NO SCHOOL
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Why do you think the owl recognized Mrs. Frisby’s husband?

  1. Read p. 38-50 Ch. 9-11 of Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH
  2. Comprehension Questions
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: What evidence is there that these rats are intelligent?
       1. Quiz #4 NIMH
       2. Read Ch. 12-14, p. 51-63

  1. Comprehension Questions
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Why do you think the men want to capture the rats?

  1. Quiz #5 NIMH 2.
  2. Read pages 64-73 Ch. 15-162.
  3.  Comprehension Questions
  4. iReady
Friday

Bell Ringer: How do you explain the 7 dead rats at the hardware store?

  1. Quiz #6 NIMH
  2. Read Chapters 17-18, p. 74-87
  3. Comprehension Questions
  4. iReady
Jan. 8-12, 2024 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Bell Ringer: In a complete sentence, explain what ANTHROPOMORPHISM means and give an example.
    1. Introduce Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
    2. Comprehension Questions
    3. Read p. 1-11
Tuesday
  1. Bell Ringer: In what ways were the members of the Frisby family like humans?
    1. Reading quiz #1 in Google Classroom over NIMH
    2. Read p. 12-21
    3. Comprehension questions
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Why do you think Mrs. Frisby was willing to help Jeremy?  What does this tell you about the kind of mouse she is?
1. Quiz #2 NIMH
2. Work on the iReady assignment that I assigned first then work on your pathway.

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Do you think Mr. Fitzgibbon would plow up the Frisby's home if he knew it were there? Why or why not?
1. Read pages 25-33
2. Comprehension Questions

Friday

Bell Ringer: What advice would you have given Mrs. Frisby when the owl asked her to come into his house? Why?
1. Quiz #3 NIMH
2. iReady

Dec. 18-22, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday
  1. Grade Bell Ringers for a test grade
  2. Team Building Exercise
  3. Finish Literary viewing of Harry Potter
Tuesday
  1. Review for Finals
  2. Team Building Exercise
Wednesday

FINALS

Thursday

FINALS

Friday

Merry Christmas

Dec. 11-15, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. iReady individualized skill practice
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Vocabulary for Chapters 13-14 of Brian’s Winter

  1. Reading Brian’s Winter Ch. 13-14
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Comprehenion questions in packet for Brian’s Winter Ch. 13-14

  1. Brian’s Winter Chapters 15-16
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Write a short summary of what happened in the reading.

  1. Brian’s Winter Ch. 17
  2. Comprehension Questions & Vocabulary
  3. AR test
Friday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. IReady individuslized practice
Dec. 4-8, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. iReady individualized skill practice
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Vocabulary for Chapters 7-9 of Brian’s Winter

  1. Reading Brian’s Winter Ch. 7-9
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Comprehenion questions in packet for Brian’s Winter Ch. 7-9

  1. Brian’s Winter Chapters 10-12
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Write a short summary of what happened in the reading.

  1. Brian’s Winter Ch. 13-14
  2. Comprehension Questions & Vocabulary
Friday

UIL Meet at NTCC

  1. IReady for any student not competing
Nov. 27-Dec. 1, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. iReady individualized skill practice
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. Begin Reading Brian’s Winter
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. iReady individual skills practice
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Write a short summary of what happened in the first reading.

  1. Brian’s Winter
Friday

Bell Ringer: Describe the characters so far in the novel.

  1. Brian’s Winter
Nov. 13-17, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. Citing Evidence to Make Inferences—modeled practice
  2. Guided Practice
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. Citing Evidence to Make Inferences—partner practice
  2. Assessment
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Grammar practice

  1. iReady individual skills practice
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. iReady individual Skills practice
Friday

Bell Ringer: What are you most thankful for?

  1. Thanksgiving Escape Room
Nov. 6-Nov.10, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Capitalization and Punctuation practice

  1. Summarizing Informational Texts—modeled practice
  2. Guided Practice
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Capitalization and Punctuation practice

  1. Summarizing Informational Texts—partner practice
  2. Assessment
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Write a 3-4 sentence summary of what we read in the last section of Skeleton Creek.

  1. Skeleton Creek
  2. Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary Practice
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Which protagonist do you relate most to? Why?

  1. Skeleton Creek
  2. Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary Practice
Friday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. i-Ready individual skills practice
Oct.30-Nov.3, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No School

Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Previously on Skeleton creek...p.1-60, Give a brief summary of what has happened so far.

  1. Skeleton Creek p.61-?
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #13 & 14. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.iReady Individual Skills Practice

Thursday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #15 & 16. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.iReady Individual Skills Practice

Friday

Bell Ringer: Write a breif summary of what happened in the last video we watched.

  1. Skeleton Creek
  2. Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary Practice
Oct. 23-27, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #7 & 8. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.iReady Individual Skills Practice

Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #9 & 10. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.Unit 1: Determining/Analyzing Central Idea and Details

  1. Interactive Video
  2. Modeled Practice
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #11 & 12. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

  1. Lesson Continued from yesterday
  2. Paired Practice/Guided Practice
  3. individual Practice
Thursday

Bell Ringer: What happened in the House of Usher video that Sarah made in Skeleton Creek?

  1. .iReady Individual Skills Practice
Friday

Bell Ringer: Write a breif summary of what happened in the last reading.

  1. Skeleton Creek p. 61-?
  2. Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary Practice
Oct. 16-20, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #3 & 4. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.iReady Diagnostc Test

Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #5 & 6. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

1.iReady Diagnostc Test

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: What happened in the House of Usher video that Sarah made in Skeleton Creek?

  1. Skeleton Creek p. 25-50?
  2. Comprehenion Reading Questions
  3. Vocabulary
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Compare Ryan and Sarah.  How are they the same and how are they different?

  1. i
  2. Skeleton Creek p. 50-?
  3. Comprehenion Reading Questions
  4. Vocabulary
Friday

Bell Ringer: Puctuation and Capitalization #3 & 4. Refer to slide in Google classroom feed.

  1. If Diagnostic is complete with NO red or yellow flags….Class Team-builder exercise!
Oct. 9-13, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

No school

Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Sentence Fragments...Write down your answer and your proof.

  1. Study Island #2 Comprehension Skills a.b.c.d.e. Due Today
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

  1. iReady Diagnostic
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Write a short summary of the nonfiction book that you read. 2-3 sentences

  1. iReady Diagnostic
Friday

Bell Ringer: Correct the sentence…Ali needed to go to the supermarket, she was preparing for the slumber party that weekend.

  1. If Diagnostic is complete with NO red or yellow flags….Class Team-builder exercise!
Oct. 2-6, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Watch the viseo over sentence fragments.  Write down the sentence fragment.  Correct it.

  1. Study Island #2 Comprehension Skills a.b.c.d.e. Due Thursday
  2. Check out non-fiction book from Library
  3. AR Test on it by Thursday
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Tuesday Warm-up—Sentence Fragments...Write down your answer and your proof.

  1. Study Island #2 Comprehension Skills a.b.c.d.e. Due Thursday
  2. Check out non-fiction book from Library
  3. AR Test on it by Thursday
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Wednesday Warm-up—Sentence Fragments...Write down your answer and your proof.

  1. Study Island #2 Comprehension Skills a.b.c.d.e. Due Thursday
  2. Check out non-fiction book from Library
  3. AR Test on it by Thursday
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Thursday Warm-up—Sentence Fragments...Write down your answer and your proof.

  1. Study Island #2 Comprehension Skills a.b.c.d.e. Due Thursday
  2. Check out non-fiction book from Library
  3. AR Test on it by Thursday
Friday

NO SCHOOL

Sept. 25-29, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Watch the viseo over commas splices.  Write down the comma splice sentence.  What is needed to correct it?

  1. Study Island Diagnostic
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: IWhat is the most effective way to combine sentences 3-4?

  1. Finish Study Island Diagnostic
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Rewrite sentence 24 correctly.

  1. Begin—What is the question really asking? ( a breakdown of questions related to passages)
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Combine sentences 7-8.

  1. Begin—What is the question really asking? ( a breakdown of questions related to passages)
Friday

Bell Ringer: Revise sentence 26.

  1. RLA STAAR Vocabulary--Blooket
Sept. 18-22, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: “The planets have been read wrongly before now, even by the centaurs.  I hope this is one of those times.”  Explain this quote. What do the planets show? Why does Firenze show this?

  1. Harry Potter Ch. 16
  2. Ch. 16 Quiz
  3. Begin Chapter 17
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: In 3-4 sentences, summarize the obstacles the trio had to pass to get to the Stone.

  1. Finish Chapter 17
  2. Discuss novel whole class
  3. Work on project
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Why was Harry able to gain the Sorcerer’s Stone but Quirrell and Voldemort could not?

  1. AR test
  2. Compare to part of the movie
  3. Enjoy magical treats
Thursday

Bell Ringer: At the end of the novel, the narrator is concluding the book to show that everyone has a happy ending.  Give 3 examples of this.

       1. RLA STAAR Vocabulary--Blooket

Friday

Bell Ringer: FREE Write

  1. RLA STAAR Vocabulary
Sept. 11-15, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Write a letter home decribing what it would be like during your first couple of weeks at Hogwarts if you were there.

  1. Harry Potter Ch. 11
  2. Ch. 11 Quiz
  3. Begin Chapter 12
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: What did Harry see when trying to get his book back from Snape?

  1. Finish Chapter 12
  2. Chapter 12 Quiz
  3.  Read Chapter 13
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: What did Harry and Ron see in the “Mirror of Erised?” What can you infer that this says about them?

  1. Chapter 13 Quiz
  2. Read Chapter 14 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  3. Chapter 14 Quiz
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Describe the Philosopher’s Stone. Why does the trio believe Snape wants to find it?

       1. Read Chapter 15

  1. Chapter 15 Quiz
  2. Begin Ch. 16
Friday

Bell Ringer: How did the trio get rid of Norbert the dragon? 

  1. Finish Chapter 16
  2. Chapter 16 Quiz
Sept. 4-8, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

NO School: Labor Day

Tuesday

No School—Teacher Inservice

Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Making Connections—What house would the sorting hat put you in and why?

  1. Read Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Chapter 8 Quiz
  3. Begin chapter 9
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Personification—“His broomstick was rising higher and higher and started to drift lazily towards the Forbidden Forest and out of sight.”

Explain what object is being personified an the human-like qualityin this quote.

       1. Finsh Ch. 9

  1. Chapter 9 Quiz
  2. Begin Chapter 10
Friday

Bell Ringer: Hermione is described as a “know-it-all.” Provide examples from the text that shows this.

  1. Finish Chapter 10
  2. Chapter 10 Quiz
  3. Begin Chapter 11
Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: HOw does Hagrid’s appearance differ from his personality?

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Ch. 5
  2. Ch. 5 Quiz
  3. Chapter 5-6 Vocabulary
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Setting plays an important role in reading. Describe, in detail, one of the magical shops in Diagon Alley.

  1. Read Chapter 6
  2. Chpater 6 Comprehension Quiz
  3. Answer questions related on the handout.
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: Ron vs. Draco—Descrie their character traits.

  1. Beginning of Year Assessment in DMAC
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Free Write

       1. Continue Assessment
Friday

Bell Ringer: Make an inference about why you think Harry decided not to befriend Draco.

  1. Read Chapters 7-8
August 21-25, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Write a few sentences about your weekend.

  1. Skittle Challenge questions
  2. Introduce Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  3. Begin Reading Harry Potter Ch. 1-2
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about the beginning of the novel.

  1. Quiz 1& 2 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 3-4
  3. Discussion
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: What characters are standing out to you so far?

  1. Quiz 3 & 4 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 5-6
  3. Discussion
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Create a quick plot summary of events for the first 4 chapters.

  1. Quiz 5 & 6 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 7-8
  3. Discussion
Friday

Bell Ringer: How do you think Harry feels about his circumstances? How would you feel?

  1. Quiz 7 & 8 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 9-10
  3. Discussion
August 14-18, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Bell Ringer: Write a few sentences about your weekend.

  1. Skittle Challenge questions
  2. Introduce Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  3. Begin Reading Harry Potter Ch. 1-2
Tuesday

Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about the beginning of the novel.

  1. Quiz 1& 2 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 3-4
  3. Discussion
Wednesday

Bell Ringer: What characters are standing out to you so far?

  1. Quiz 3 & 4 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 5-6
  3. Discussion
Thursday

Bell Ringer: Create a quick plot summary of events for the first 4 chapters.

  1. Quiz 5 & 6 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 7-8
  3. Discussion
Friday

Bell Ringer: How do you think Harry feels about his circumstances? How would you feel?

  1. Quiz 7 & 8 of Harry Potter
  2. Read Ch. 9-10
  3. Discussion
August 14-18, 2023 Lessons for the Week
Monday

Meet the Teacher 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

1st Day of School

  1. Classroom Procedures
Friday

2nd Day of School

  1. First Days Goal Setting