Monday, September 15, 2014

Objective:

  • Identify key information from Freak the Mighty
Homework: 
  • No HW

Agenda:
  • Freak the Mighty test

Objective:

  • Identify main themes from Freak the Mighty
  • Review and identify key information from Freak the Mighty
Do Now:
  • No Do Now
Homework:
Agenda
  • Mini-lesson on themes
  • Group work on 3 themes
  • Freak the Mighty jeopardy (groups)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Objective:

  • Sequence the plot events in chronological order
  • Identify and describe themes in Freak the Mighty
Do Now:

Who is your best friend(s)? What makes that person(s) 
a best friend? What types of things do you do when
you hang out?

Homework:
  • No HW

Agenda:
  • Students work on plot event activity (chronological order) in groups.
  • Review characters study worksheet
  • Teacher directed lesson on theme
    • Students begin citing evidence on three themes from the story


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Objective:

  • Identify, define, and use vocabulary from Freak the Mighty
Do Now:
  • Why is 9/11 a significant day for the United States?
  • Explain what you know on the topic.
Homework:
  • Complete vocabulary definitions and sentences
  • Complete vocabulary worksheets
Agenda:
  • Complete vocabulary activity 
    • teacher (explanations)
    • individual (definitions and sentences)
    • groups (drawings)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Objective:
  • Define, identify, and use vocabulary from Freak the Mighty
Do Now: 
Who is the most interesting member of your family? Why? 
Give examples as evidence.

Homework:
  • No HW
Agenda:
  • Class vocabulary activity
    • Teacher explanations
    • Student-created definitions
    • Group drawings

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Objective:

  • Cite textual evidence in a cohesive paragraph
  • Define vocabulary from Freak the Mighty
Do Now:
What do you think it's like to be blind? How would it affect 
your daily activities?  How would people treat you differently?

Homework:
  • Complete chapter 13 textual evidence

Agenda:
  • Review chapters 6 and 7 worksheets
  • In groups, work on chapter 13 textual evidence

Monday, September 8, 2014

Objective:

  • Answer questions using textual evidence
Do Now: 

Describe what it be like if your favorite book or 
movie character lived next door.

Homework:

Complete chapter 6 & 7 textual evidence worksheet

Agenda:
  • Complete and review chapter 1 textual evidence
  • Mini lesson on using quotation marks and ellipsis
  • In groups, work on textual evidence chapter 6 & 7

Friday, September 5, 2014

Objective:

  • Cite textual evidence from a reading passage
Do Now:
    Give a chronological description of what you
    do after you wake up until you walk into first period class.
Homework:
  • Freak the Mighty book
Agenda:
  • Finish learning styles survey
  • Organize binders
  • Introduce textual evidence
  • Practice textual evidence worksheet in groups

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Objectives:

  • Organize materials
  • Complete learning styles survey
  • Identify course expectations
Do Now:

Describe your goals for 7th grade both
in and out of school.  Why are these goals
important to you?

Homework:
  • Bring Freak the Mighty book
  • Course policy signed
  • English supplies
Agenda:
  • Complete course overview
  • Organize English materials
  • Learning styles survey
  • Collect homework
    • Summer Reading
    • Course policies

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Objectives:
  • Introductions
  • Identify course objectives and expectations
  • Identify learning style
Do Now:

What did you do this summer? What were the best and worst parts of summer? Describe some events or activities you did in detail.

Homework

1. Course policy signed
2. Bring Freak the Mighty
3. Bring Freak the Mighty summer reading assignment
4. All class materials due tomorrow

Agenda

- Do Now
- Introductions and course expectations
- Learning style survey