English and History 2018 - LA's Promise Charter Middle School - Porter

Hello All,

This website is for parents and students to understand what weekly assignments students have in my classes. All student work is listed on Google Classroom. I will post assignment summaries from Google Classroom here. Students have home practice that requires them to read 30 minutes a night. Most work is completed during class time but students can work on their assignments outside of class if they have fallen behind.

Feb 19th - Feb 22nd

English

Standards:

6.L.6 - Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

6.RI.5 - Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the ideas

L.6.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

RL.6.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Introduction:

Tues/Wed Reading chapter 9-10 Reading w/ Kahoot Review Game (45 min).

Thu/Fri - Greek gods, warmup quiz (15 min).


Independent:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Parts of a Sentence, and www.quizlet.com Greek Root Words


Cooperative:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - Greek Mythology Slideshow completion, Myth/Urn activity


Guided:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapter 10-11 - Group Reading


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Introduction

Mon/Tues - Review ThinkCERCAs - Shining Light - Organizing Your Argument Minilesson - Intro new Assignment - How the Greek Agora Changed the World (45 min)

Thu/Fri - Athens vs Sparta introduction video and discussion


Independent

Mon/Tues - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 5 and 6 and/or Athens/Sparta Worksheet

Thu/Fri - Athens/Sparta Passage Work and Quizlet Vocabulary Practice

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - City-state poster assignment - Create a poster using either www.Canva.com or poster paper.

Guided

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - ThinkCERCA argumentative writing guidance


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content and film close-reads. (20 min)


Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.

Feb 11th - Feb 15th

English

Standards:

6.L.6 - Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

6.RI.5 - Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the ideas

L.6.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

RL.6.4 - Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone

Introduction:

Tues/Wed Reading chapter 9-10 Reading w/ Kahoot Review Game (45 min).

Thu/Fri - Greek gods, (15 min).


Independent:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Parts of a Sentence, and www.quizlet.com Greek Root Words


Cooperative:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - Greek Mythology Slideshow completion, Myth/Urn activity


Guided:

Mon/Tues - N/A

Thu/Fri - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapter 10-11 - Group Reading


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Step 5 and 6 of ThinkCERCA - A Shining Light - Final Details, Intro and Conclusion

Thu/Fri - Read Athens/Sparta Passage - Answer the 8 questions as a whole class and review


Independent

Mon/Tues - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 5 and 6 and/or Athens/Sparta Worksheet

Thu/Fri - Athens/Sparta Passage Work and Quizlet Vocabulary Practice

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Complete Athens vs Sparta Worksheets

Guided

Mon/Tues - ThinkCERCA progress checks - Final

Thu/Fri - Athens vs Sparta Close Read/Annotations.


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content. (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.

February 4th - 8th

English

Standards:

6.L.6 - Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

6.RI.5 - Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the ideas

L.6.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


Introduction:

Mon/Tues- 10 min Hera Reading and discussion (15 min).

Thu/Fri - 10 min Aphrodite Reading and discussion(15 min).


Independent:

Mon/Tues - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Parts of a Sentence

Thu/Fri - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Parts of a Sentence, and www.quizlet.com


Cooperative:

Mon/Tues - Aphrodite Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.

Thu/Fri - Aphrodite Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.


Guided:

Mon/Tues - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapters 7-8 - Group Reading

Thu/Fri - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapter 8 - Group Reading


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Step 3 and 4 of ThinkCERCA - A Shining Light

Thu/Fri - Step 5 and 6 - ThinkCERCA Shining Light - Final Details, Intro and Conclusion

Independent

Mon/Tues - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 3, 4, and 5

Thu/Fri - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 6

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Work on Step 3 of ThinkCERCA as a group, share evidence together. Share step 5 claims as well.

Guided

Mon/Tues - ThinkCERCA progress checks

Thu/Fri - Intro and Conclusion writing, final touches on essay.


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content. (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.


English

Standards:

6.L.6 - Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

6.RI.5 - Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the ideas

L.6.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


Introduction:

Tue/Wed - 10 min Athena/Medusa Reading (15 min).

Thu/Fri - 10 min Athena/Arachne Reading (15 min).


Independent:

Tues/Wed - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Noun Practice and Verb

Thu/Fri - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Noun and Verb Practice, and www.quizlet.com


Cooperative:

Tues/Wed - Athena Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.

Thu/Fri - Athena Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.


Guided:

Tues/Wed - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapters 6-7 - Group Reading

Thu/Fri - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapters 7-8 - Group Reading


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Tues/Wed - Step 1 of ThinkCERCA - A Shining Light

Thu/Fri - Step 3 of ThinkCERCA - A Shining Light - Using Evidence

Independent

Tues/Wed - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 1 and 2

Thu/Fri - www.thinkcerca.com - Step 3 and 4

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Complete Parthenon Coloring Page and Parthenon Worksheet

Guided

Tues/Wed - ThinkCERCA Review - A Shining Light

Thu/Fri - Claim Writing Practice - A Shining Light


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content. (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.


January 22nd -26th

English

Standards:

6.L.6 - Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

6.RI.5 - Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the ideas

L.6.3 - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


Introduction:

Tue/Wed - 10 min Note Catching w/ documentary and discussion (15 min).

Thu/Fri - 10 min Note Catching w/ documentary and discussion (15 min).


Independent:

Tues/Wed - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Noun Practice

Thu/Fri - NoRedInk https://www.noredink.com Noun Practice, and www.quizlet.com


Cooperative:

Tues/Wed - Hades Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.

Thu/Fri - Hades Character and mythology study - Character Trait Vocabulary/comprehension questions.


Guided:

Tues/Wed - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapters 4-5 - Group Reading

Thu/Fri - Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Chapters 4-5 - Group Reading


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Tues/Wed - We will continue our review of Ancient Greece, using our Grapes organizer. Review of Step 5 of ThinkCERCA

Thu/Fri - Review ThinkCERCA writing process steps 5 and 6.

Independent

Tues/Wed - Complete assignment on www.thinkcerca.com - Claims

Thu/Fri - Complete assignment on www.thinkcerca.com - Claims

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Play the Kahoots you designed last week and also explore Athens here: http://mystery-productions.com/hyper/Hypermedia_2003/Miller/AM_hypermedia/Artifact/go.htm

Guided

Tues/Wed - Claim writing practice - How did Greece's geography influence trade, culture, and its food supply? Write a claim (one sentence) that answers this question.

Thu/Fri - How did Greece's geography influence trade, culture, and its food supply? Write a claim (one sentence) that answers this question.


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content. (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.


January 14th - January 18th

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - We will begin with the story of Pandora's box, exploring the myth and how it is an origin story. Students and teachers will then have a short discussion on the character traits of Zeus. Teacher will introduce character trait sheet and explain how it works.

Thur/Fri - Teachers and students will review the god Poseidon and watch a video on his contest with Athena. Review active and passive voice.

Independent

Mon - Fri - Two activities to focus on. Practice understanding pronouns and active/passive voice on No Red Ink - https://www.noredink.com and continue working on Chapter 1 vocabulary on Quizlet, https://quizlet.com/join/f58X37gH5 for our new novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Cooperative

Mon-Fri Read the Poseidon background text and complete the questions as a group of 2-3. When completed, add to your character trait sheet. If that is completed, create a short, five question Kahoot on Poseidon and Zeus.

Guided

Mon-Fri We will complete chapter 2 and 3 of our novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Students must complete comprehension questions as we read through the Chapter this week.

Wednesday Assignments

Read Article from Newsela as a whole class.

Independent work time/reading.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - We will continue our review of Ancient Greece, using our Grapes organizer. Review of Step 5 of ThinkCERCA

Thu/Fri - Review ThinkCERCA writing process steps 5 and 6.

Independent

Mon/Tues - Begin working on ThinkCERCA step 5. Complete all organizer cards.

Thu/Fri - Begin working on step 6 of ThinkCERCA, 5 paragraph minimum.

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Use this link https://www.sutori.com/story/geography-of-greece--ubm5q4F2qcg221VjGM9qRk1b to begin to add to your GRAPES graphic organizer. When done, create a Kahoot on the content.

Guided

Mon/Tues - ThinkCERCA check in and direct instruction on writing improvements.

Thu/Fri - Close reading of Ancient Greek Dark Ages, highlight key information, answer comprehension questions, and short discussion.

Wednesday

There is a test students will complete, afterwards, students will work on a worksheet on the Greek gods.


Philosophy

Introduction

University of Washington centered philosophy content. (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.

January 7th - January 11th

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Discussion of goals for 2019. Anticipation trailer for our new novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. NoRedInk - Grammar application we will be using for the rest of the year during independent station in order to prep for SBAC. Pronoun focus for the next two weeks.

Thur/Fri - Greek gods introduction, myth of Cronos, analysis of the "big three" (Zeus, Hades, Poseidon). Introduce character trait organizer.

Independent

Mon - Fri - Two activities to focus on. Practice understanding pronouns on No Red Ink - https://www.noredink.com/join/near-car-45 and begin working on Chapter 1 vocabulary on Quizlet, https://quizlet.com/join/f58X37gH5 for our new novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Cooperative

Mon-Fri Read the Zeus short story and complete the page in groups of 2-3. When completed, you may retell the story of Zeus and Cronos using www.storyboardthat.com or www.biteable.com

Guided

Mon-Fri Begin reading Chapter 1 of our novel, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Students must complete the five comprehension questions as we read through the Chapter this week.

Wednesday Assignments

Viewing of Greek Mythology Creation Story.

Whole Class Reading of Origin Story.

Independent work time.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Review of class norms, introduction to Greek History (overview) and introduction to ThinkCERCA writing process (steps 1 and 2) and class setup.

Thu/Fri - Review ThinkCERCA writing process (step 3) and expectations for work completion.

Independent

Mon/Tues - Begin working on ThinkCERCA steps 1 and 2. 70% accuracy on comprehension

Thu/Fri - Begin working on step 3 of ThinkCERCA, total of 6 quotes must be identified and highlighted

Cooperative

Mon-Fri - Complete map activity on Greek geography in groups of 2-3. After completion, help construct word wall vocabulary words.

Guided

Mon/Tues - Close reading of Ancient Greek geography, highlight key information, answer comprehension questions, and short discussion.

Thu/Fri - Close reading of Ancient Greek city-state system, highlight key information, answer comprehension questions, and short discussion.

Wednesday

Begin note taking on Ancient Greece Presentation, GRAPES organizer. Test on presented material next Wednesday.



Philosophy

Introduction

Crash Course Philosophy and discussion - Identity (20 min)

Activities:

Station 1 (30 min) - Meditation Station, quiet space to either meditate, read silently, or study.

Station 2 (30 min) - Chess Club - At this station, you must play chess! Either using www.lichess.org or using the boards.


English

Station Activities -

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.D: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Point of View Practice - Write a 3 sentence story from any point-of-view based on the following scenario: A girl has lost her cellphone at school and needs to find it. Remember, it can be written from any point of view, be prepared to share.

Thu/Fri - Point of View Practice - Write a 3 sentence story from any point-of-view based on the following scenario: A boy is riding his bike down a hill when the brakes on the bike go out. Remember, it can be written from any point of view, be prepared to share.

Independent

  • Mon/Tue - Storyboard That Review as a whole class. Explain cooperative group project.
  • Thu/Fri - New Quizlet Vocabulary - https://quizlet.com/_3a9jwn This is review of the whole semester. Final semester test is based on this vocabulary.

Cooperative:

  • Mon-Fri - Point of View Story Board Activity - Paper and Digital https://www.storyboardthat.com/

Guided:

  • Mon/Fri - Review NWEA Scores - Readers Theater Small Group - A Christmas Carol.

Exam on Wednesday based on Quizlet Vocabulary



History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9

Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Station Activities -

Introduction

Mon - Fri - Prince of Egypt Introduction, Viewing, Comprehension Questions (20 Min)

Independent:

  • Mon/Fri - Review new vocabulary - Judaism - https://quizlet.com/_46xqrt

Cooperative:

  • Mon-Fri Complete a GRAPES presentation using Google slides on either Nubia (Kush) or Egypt. Each category of GRAPES (Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economy, and Social Structure) should have its own slide. Use your notes, Quizlet, and the internet to make your presentation. See the rubric attached to Google Classroom. You will create this assignment in groups of 1-3. DUE AT THE END OF THE WEEK

Guided:

  • Mon/Tues - Complete Egypt and Nubia map activity.
  • Thur/Fri - Students and teacher will do a close read on Judaism, highlighting key information and answering a series of questions.



Philosophy Class

Philosophy GoFormative - Socrates - Chess Practice


November 26th - November 30th

English

Station Activities -

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.D: Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Point of View Review Part 1 https://www.slideshare.net/elkissn/point-of-view-41236427

Thu/Fri - Point of View Review Part 2 https://www.slideshare.net/elkissn/point-of-view-41236427

Independent

Cooperative:

  • Mon-Fri - Chronicles of Narnia Imagination Creation - Two options here for your work here, create your own magical world using the provided worksheet OR use https://www.storyboardthat.com/ to create a storyboard that outlines your own magical world or your own sequel to our story.

Guided:

  • Mon/Tues - Point of view worksheet reading and review with Mr. Porter. Pages 1-2.
  • Thur/Fri - Point of view worksheet reading and review with Mr. Porter. Pages 3-4.



History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.9

Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Station Activities -

Introduction

Mon/Tues - Blind Kahoot on Ancient Egypt

Thu/Fri - Quiz review on Egypt/Nubia

Independent:

Cooperative:

  • Mon-Fri Create a GRAPES presentation using Google slides on either Nubia (Kush) or Egypt. Each category of GRAPES (Geography, Religion, Achievements, Politics, Economy, and Social Structure) should have its own slide. Use your notes, Quizlet, and the internet to make your presentation. See the rubric attached to Google Classroom. You will create this assignment in groups of 1-3.

Guided:

  • Mon/Tues - Students and teacher will do a close read on Ancient Nubia/Kush, highlighting key information and answering a series of questions.
  • Thur/Fri - Egypt and Nubia map activity.



Philosophy Class

Meditation Crash Course Philosophy Review, Chess Practice and Chess History Video.



November 5th - 9th

English

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language by passing a quiz with 75% accuracy.

Students will show understanding of POV using a game of Kahoot for 60% accuracy


Introduction:

Mon/Tues: Story Reading, Figurative Language Review

Wed: Figurative Language Quiz - Graphic Organizer is allowed to be used.

Thur/Fri: Point of View Practice and Review Using Video and Kahoot

Finish Narnia movie if time


Independent Station:

Students will work on vocabulary words using Quizlet. https://quizlet.com/_3kowr1 Master to 70% Practice your skills.

Students can also practice grammar using https://www.noredink.com/join/blue-map-55


Cooperative Station:

Mon-Fri - http://www.classtools.net/arcade/quiz50_Literary--Terms--and--Figurative--Language--Marking--Period--1--Grade--7--WWmWb Choose a game and practice your figurative language knowledge. See who can get the highest score!


Guided Stations:

Mon-Fri - Narnia Novel Reading Chapters 13-14. Comprehension Questions as we work.


History

History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Objectives:

Students will create a presentation on an Egyptian gods/goddess of their choice.

Students will show understanding of key Egyptian vocabulary and concepts using Quizizz at 75%.


Introduction

Mon/Tues - Video Review using graphic organizer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiNLx8h5jVE

Wed - EGYPT TEST - OPEN NOTE

Thur/Fri - Complete Video Review using graphic organizer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiNLx8h5jVE


Independent Station

Begin creating a presentation on an Egyptian God or goddess of your choice. Use this website to get information on your chosen god or goddess. You must write the information in your own words and use imagery to enhance your presentation.


Cooperative Station

Research the Gods of Egypt using this website - http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html and then complete filling out the graphic organizer.


Guided Station

Students must work on and complete all www.goformative.com assignments on Egypt. Teacher will help with guidance.


English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

NWEA Language and Reading (Mon)

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language by creating a graphic organizer with all types of figurative language (Wed-Thu)

All students will work on a Google Doc version of their short Halloween centered story and will peer edit the work of one peer using Google comment system (Mon-Thu)


Introduction:

Mon/Tues: Peer Editing, glows and grows!! Using Google Docs and Writing Tools

Wed/Thu: Figurative Language Graphic Organizer Construction review


Independent Station:

Chronicles of Narnia Follow Along with Audio - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVYqppnknp5gfMHj_bKrBBlHsDLbhH6rJ Listen to the story (Chapters 12-13) and follow along in the digital book. Answer the questions on Chapter 12 on Quizizz -

Game Code 994806

Join game with this code at https://join.quizizz.com


Cooperative Station:

Tues/Wed: Begin work on figurative language graphic organizer, use the handout to make the organizer. Include a definition and an example for each type of figurative language. Include any extra examples of figurative language on the back.

Thur: Practice Figurative Language using https://quizlet.com/_2pn7s3 Focus on the Learn, Flashcards, and Match activities.


Guided Stations:

Mon-Fri - Story writing scaffolding and brainstorming w/ Teacher guidance. Peer editing.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Objectives:

Students will complete a comprehension activity on Ancient Egypt with completion of questions and 100% accuracy after group review.

Students will show understanding of key Egyptian vocabulary words and concepts at 70% and above using Quizizz.


Introduction

Tues - Review of Egypt through multimedia, GRAPES notes activity.

Wed - GRAPES Study and Quiz


Independent Station

Work on vocabulary associated with Egypt. https://quizlet.com/_5ddtxx

Study the Playposit Video on Hatsheput and answer the comprehension questions at https://www.playposit.com/play/879110/Hatshepsut---The-She-King-of-Egypt


Cooperative Station

Complete Worksheet on Egyptian Burial Practices.


Guided Station

Teachers and students will work on assignment on Ancient Egypt using www.goformative.com Students will listen to audio at station and follow along with the audio. Teacher will help guide students through the questions.

Oct. 22nd-26th

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

NWEA Language and Reading (Mon)

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language by creating a graphic organizer with all types of figurative language (Wed-Thu)

All students will work on a Google Doc version of their short Halloween centered story and will peer edit the work of one peer using Google comment system (Mon-Thu)


Introduction:

Mon/Tues: Peer Editing, glows and grows!! Using Google Docs and Writing Tools

Wed/Thu: Figurative Language Graphic Organizer Construction review


Independent Station:

Chronicles of Narnia Follow Along with Audio - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVYqppnknp5gfMHj_bKrBBlHsDLbhH6rJ Listen to the story (Chapters 11-12) and follow along in the digital book.


Cooperative Station:

Tues/Wed: Begin work on figurative language graphic organizer, use the handout to make the organizer.

Thur: Practice Figurative Language using https://quizlet.com/_2pn7s3 Focus on the Learn, Flashcards, and Match activities.


Guided Stations:

Mon-Fri - Story writing scaffolding and brainstorming w/ Teacher guidance. Peer editing.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Objectives:

  • Students will complete a comprehension activity on Ancient Egypt with completion of questions and 100% accuracy after group review.
  • Students will show understanding of key Egyptian vocabulary words and concepts at 70% and above using Quizizz.


Introduction

Tues - Review of Egypt through multimedia, GRAPES notes activity.

Wed - GRAPES Study and Quiz


Independent Station

Work on vocabulary associated with Egypt. https://quizlet.com/_5ddtxx

Study the Playposit Video on Hatsheput and answer the comprehension questions at https://www.playposit.com/play/879110/Hatshepsut---The-She-King-of-Egypt


Cooperative Station

Hieroglyphics math activity. Solve the equations using hieroglyphics



Guided Station

Teachers and students will work on assignment on Ancient Egypt using www.goformative.com Students will listen to audio at station and follow along with the audio. Teacher will help guide students through the questions.


Powerhour

Math - IXL and Prodigy

Reading - ThinkCERCA Introduction Part #3


Philosophy

Chess training, Completion of the Princess Bride. Theme activity.

Chess Practice and Instruction

Oct. 15th-19th

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

Students will complete a graphic organizer outlining a short scary story following a rubric.

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language by scoring above 75% on a Quizziz assessment.

All students will begin work on a Google Doc version of their short Halloween centered story.


Introduction:

Mon/Tues: Using your resources!! Using Google Docs and Writing Tools

Thu/Fri: Figurative Language Examples in Horror Writing - Mentor Texts


Independent Station:

Chronicles of Narnia Follow Along with Audio - Listen to the story (Chapters 8-9) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-l096bA_E8 and follow along in the digital book starting on pg 53.


Cooperative Station:

Mon-Tues: Two Choices - Create a Kahoot on Narnia or Figurative Language or work on typing your story on a Google Doc.

Thur-Fri: Practice Figurative Language using https://quizlet.com/_2pn7s3 Focus on the Learn, Flashcards, and Match activities.


Guided Stations:

Mon-Fri - Story writing scaffolding and brainstorming w/ Teacher guidance. Peer editing later in the week.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Objectives:

  • Students will complete a comprehension activity on Ancient Egypt with completion of questions and 100% accuracy after group review.
  • Students will show understanding of key concepts related to GRAPES and Ancient Egypt at 70% and above.


Introduction

Mon/Tues - Review of Egypt through multimedia, GRAPES notes activity.

Thu - GRAPES Summarization activity


Independent Station

Begin working on this new vocabulary associated with Egypt. https://quizlet.com/_5ddtxx

Study the Playposit Video and answer the comprehension questions at 75%- https://www.playposit.com/play/868410/Egypt-The-Gift-of-the-Nile---Porter-2018


Cooperative Station

Hieroglyphics Activity - Crack the code and write your name activity.

Create a Biteable on the Great Pyramids using the pyramid handout.


Guided Station

Teachers and students will work to complete two assignments on Ancient Egypt (Agriculture and The Rosetta Stone using www.goformative.com Comprehension answers guided by teachers and audio provided for all students. Audio link for Rosetta Stone assignment - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg4K8nQzvio


Powerhour

Math - IXL and Prodigy

Reading - ThinkCERCA Introduction Part #2


Philosophy

Chess training, Philosophy Crash Course - Intro to Philosophy. Monster house activity.

Chess Practice and Instruction


Oct 8th - Oct 12th

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

Students will complete a graphic organizer outlining a short scary story following a rubric.

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language by scoring above 75% on a quiz.


Introduction:

Mon/Tues: Allusion introduction/ Scary Story Starter Review

Thu/Fri: Figurative Language Review/ Scary Story Rubric Review


Independent Station: Here you will work on mapping out your scary story. Review the rubric, brainstorm ideas and begin filling out the graphic organizer. Students will need the graphic organizer for this station.


Cooperative Station: Figurative Language Kahoot and Quizizz Creation. In groups of 2-3, using one Chromebook, create a quiz on figurative language that we can play in class.


Guided Stations: We will read chapters 7 and 8 of our novel, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.


Objectives:

  • Students will create and complete a Biteable video presentation on what they learned about The Fertile Crescent.
  • Students will show understanding of key Egyptian vocabulary words at 70% and above.


Introduction

Mon/Tues - Teacher will have students who completed their Ziggurats present and talk about the highs/lows of the project.

Thu/Fri - Intro Videos on Egypt using Flocabulary and Brainpop, please take notes during the broadcast.


Independent Station

Begin working on this new vocabulary associated with Egypt. https://quizlet.com/_5ddtxx

Study the Playposit Video and answer the comprehension questions at 75%- https://www.playposit.com/play/868410/Egypt-The-Gift-of-the-Nile---Porter-2018


Cooperative Station

Biteable Video Creation. Students create their a video on the Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia and work in small groups. The video is a summary of everything they learned about The Fertile Crescent and Mesopotamia this school year. Work together to figure out how to use the application, Biteable. I can answer basic questions but really learning to use the website is up to you.


Guided Station

Teachers and students will work on assignment on Ancient Egypt using www.goformative.com Students will listen to audio at station and follow along with the audio. Teacher will help guide students through questions.


Powerhour

Math - IXL and Prodigy

Reading - ThinkCERCA Introduction


Philosophy

Spirited Away Completion and Discussion Questions

Chess Practice and Instruction


Oct 1st - Oct 5th English and History Assignments

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

Students will complete a Quizziz on plot structure with 75% accuracy.

Students will demonstrate understanding of figurative language above 75% accuracy.


Introduction:

Mon/Tue Figurative Language Introduction Slideshow.

Thu/Fri Viewing of 10 minutes of Narnia movie.


Independent:

Don't forget to do your reading log - https://goo.gl/forms/kzYgkOtIXZTmL3x33

Mon -Fri https://www.playposit.com/play/863757/figurative-language-in-music and work on https://quizlet.com/join/f58X37gH5

When you are done, there are some fun educational video game you can play but you must be done with both assignments. Let me know and I will send you a link.


Cooperative:

Create Figurative Language Graphic Organizers. These will be great study tools for tests! Follow instructions from Mr. Porter to understand how to make your organizers.


Guided Station:

Mon-Fri -

Read Chapter 6-7 as a whole group and answer comprehension questions on the chapter while working to identify figurative language as a small reading group.



History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


Objectives:

Students will examine visual examples of a ziggurat in order to build their own ziggurat in groups using crafting tools and a rubric for guidance at 75% rubric score.

Students will analyze both primary and secondary sources on the ancient civilization of Babylon and complete a quiz check at 75% accuracy.


Introduction Activity:

Mon-Tues - Flocab video on Human-Environment Interaction

Thu-Fri - Flocab video on Culture


Independent Group:

Mon - Tues - Practice primary/secondary sources https://www.playposit.com/play/863764/Primary-vs-Secondary-Sources-On-the-Baseball-Field

Thu -Fri - Quizlet - https://quizlet.com/_32oun3 - Babylon


Cooperative Group:

Ziggurat Creation Project Completion - Students will use the supplies in the classroom to make a Ziggurat as a group of 2-3. Each group will use the rubric in order to understand what their ziggurat should look like. Each ziggurat must be assigned Fertile Crescent god/goddess to live at the top of it. List of Fertile Crescent gods - http://www.worldmythos.com/listbabylonian.html


Guided Groups:

Mon - Fri

Students will work with teacher on a reading comprehension assignment on the Phoenicians using www.goformative.com. Teacher and students will close read assignment together, review and answer questions.


Wednesday

Kahoot content practice and viewing of movie - Mankind, the Story of Us All

Sept. 24th - Sept 28th English and History Assignments

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.3

Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.6.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


Objectives:

Students will watch a video narrative and identify plot structure at 75% accuracy.

Students will demonstrate understanding of vocabulary words above 75% accuracy.


Introduction:

Mon/Tue Vocabulary Quizlet Live On Practice - Quiz Wednesday on vocabulary.

Thu/Fri Kahoots on Chapters 3-5 - Warm up

If we are able to stay focused we can watch some of the movie this week!


Independent:

Don't forget to do your reading log - https://goo.gl/forms/kzYgkOtIXZTmL3x33

Mon -Tues - https://quizlet.com/_59qfw6 Practice Vocabulary Words

Thu/Fri - https://www.playposit.com/play/858336/The-Perfect-Friendship---6th


When you are done, there are some fun educational video game you can play but you must be done with both assignments. Let me know and I will send you a link.


Cooperative:

Humanities Work: Students will be given time to complete their Ziggurats from History class. Those who finish their Ziggurats will be allowed to make a Kahoot on our novel, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.


Guided Station:

Mon-Fri -

Read Chapter 5-6 as a whole group and answer comprehension questions on plot structure using graphic organizer and chapter review questions.


History

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.


Objectives:

Students will examine visual examples of a ziggurat in order to build their own ziggurat in groups using crafting tools and a rubric for guidance.

Students will analyze both primary and secondary sources on the ancient civilization of Babylon and complete a quiz check at 75% accuracy.


Introduction Activity:

Mon-Tues -Explanation of Ziggurat Group Project

Thu-Fri - Reader's Theatre Activity


Independent Group:

Mon - Tues - Hanging Gardens of Babylon - https://www.playposit.com/play/858311/Figurative-Language-in-Disney?classCode=248445-777841

Thu -Fri - Quizlet - https://quizlet.com/_32oun3 - Babylon


Cooperative Group:

Ziggurat Creation Project - Students will use the supplies in the classroom to make a Ziggurat as a group of 2-3. Each group will use the rubric in order to understand what their ziggurat should look like. Each ziggurat must be assigned Fertile Crescent god/goddess to live at the top of it. List of Fertile Crescent gods - http://www.worldmythos.com/listbabylonian.html


Guided Groups:

Mon - Fri

Students will work with teacher on a reading comprehension assignment on Babylon using www.goformative.com. Teacher and students will close read assignment together and review.


Wednesday

Quiz on Fertile Crescent and Primary/Secondary sources

Sept 17th -21st

English

Standards:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. (Hammurabi's Code Content Focus)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.


Objectives:

In groups, students will create a school rule, written in cuneiform, as an allusion to Hammurabi's Code and be graded using a rubric on a four-point scale.

Students will comprehend vocabulary words at 80% accuracy using the program Quizizz.


Introduction Activity:

Mon/Tues - Teacher will go over reading the weekly agenda and objectives before going into stations. Wed/Thu/Fri Hammurabi's Code and Fertile Crescent


Independent Group:

Mon - Fri

1. Complete the assignments on Hammurabi on Playposit - https://www.playposit.com/

2. Work on Quizlet Vocabulary - Do both Learn and Match https://quizlet.com/_55rtoa Prepare for quiz on Hammurabi, Thu/Fri


Cooperative Group:

Cuneiform Law Project - Mon/Tue - In Groups of 2-3 create a poster that outlines a "code" or law you would like to have at our middle school. Use the Cuneiform translation sheets to write your law. Thu/Fri - After completion groups will make Kahoots on the Fertile Crescent, 10 questions.


Guided Groups:

Mon - Fri

Students will work with teacher on a reading comprehension assignment on The Akkadians. Teacher and students will grade assignment together and review.



History

Objectives:

In groups, students will create a school rule, written in cuneiform, as an allusion to Hammurabi's Code and be graded using a rubric on a four-point scale.

Students will comprehend vocabulary words at 80% accuracy using the program Quizizz.


Introduction Activity:

Mon/Tues - Teacher will go over reading the weekly agenda and objectives before going into stations. Wed/Thu/Fri Hammurabi's Code and Fertile Crescent


Independent Group:

Mon - Fri

1. Complete the assignments on Hammurabi on Playposit - https://www.playposit.com/

2. Work on Quizlet Vocabulary - Do both Learn and Match https://quizlet.com/_55rtoa Prepare for quiz on Hammurabi, Thu/Fri


Cooperative Group:

Cuneiform Law Project - Mon/Tue - In Groups of 2-3 create a poster that outlines a "code" or law you would like to have at our middle school. Use the Cuneiform translation sheets to write your law. Thu/Fri - After completion groups will make Kahoots on the Fertile Crescent, 10 questions.


Guided Groups:

Mon - Fri

Students will work with teacher on a reading comprehension assignment on The Akkadians. Teacher and students will grade assignment together and review.

Sept 10th - Sept 14th

English

Hello everyone,


We continue our novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia. We will read Chapters 2-3 this week and we will also take a closer look at the exposition in plot structure, in particular, Character vs... and Setting


Independent Station:

You will work on three activities at this station -

1. Complete your independent reading log. https://goo.gl/forms/ZU4s0Q9p2AyQuSJE3 You should be reading 30 minutes a night, everynight.

2. Work on Chapter 1 Vocabulary until Wednesday before the quiz. After Wednesday work on Chapter 2-3 Vocabulary Words, 80% accuracy -

Chapter 1 https://quizlet.com/_4g0l3f Chapter 2 https://quizlet.com/_56bo61

3. Work on grammar using this program, make sure you finish the initial test - https://www.noredink.com After test, work on adjective assignments and practice.


Cooperative Station:

Three activities at this station to complete.

1. Character vs.... Mini-Posters

2. Word Wall Additions

3. Storyboard Chapters 1-2 (Digital/or paper)


Guided Station:

Here we will popcorn read Chapters 2 and 3 while answering comprehension questions and completing a graphic organizer on setting.


History

We continue looking at the birthplace of civilization, the Fertile Crescent! We will be examining the Sumerians and Gilgamesh while using a three station rotation. Pleas see the station rotation list below to understand your classwork for this week.


Independent Station:

Two assignments here -

1. Continue practice all 18 vocabulary words from the Fertile Crescent https://quizlet.com/_552hxx

2. Epic of Gilgamesh Video and Questions - https://www.playposit.com/join-class/248445-775811 - Watch the video with headphones and answer the questions. Complete all questions by the end of the week.


Cooperative Station:

This station will be focused on Cuneiform, the ancient writing of the Sumerians. Use the handout to complete your own personal mini-poster in a small group. Each group member needs to write their own name in cuneiform and beautify with imagery from the Fertile Crescent.


When done, work on the Gilgamesh word search.


Guided Practice Station:

Here we will read an overview of ancient Sumer and complete a graphic organizer using the GRAPES acronym. We will read together and annotate while reading and answering comprehension questions. Students must complete the organizer.

Sept 9/4 - 9/7

English

Back in action,


This week, we will start our novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia. We will tackle this novel while working on our ability to understand plot structures. Please see the station rotations below.


Independent Station:

You will work on three activities at this station -

Complete your independent reading log. https://goo.gl/forms/ZU4s0Q9p2AyQuSJE3 You should be reading 30 minutes a night, everynight.

Work on Chapter 1 Vocabulary Words, 80% accuracy - https://quizlet.com/_4g0l3f

Work on grammar using this program, make sure you finish the initial test - https://www.noredink.com/join/blue-map-55


Cooperative Station:

Students will create a poster outlining Exposition in plot structure (Characters, Setting, and Situation) Use the handout in order to complete the the mini poster activity. Afterwards, complete the vocabulary word search assignment.


Guided Station:

Here we will read through the first Chapter of our book while filling out a graphic organizer centered around the main characters of the book. We will read together, take notes and answer comprehension questions as well.

History

Welcome back from our mini-vacation! For the next month, we will be looking at the birthplace of civilization, the Fertile Crescent! We will be examining this ancient area using a three station rotation. Pleas see the rotation list below to understand your classwork for this week.


Independent Station:

Two practice stations here -

Fertile Crescent Vocabulary Builder. Practice this until you reach 80% -

https://join.quizizz.com - code - 528767

Go for the high-score!!!!

and

Practice all 18 vocabulary words from the Fertile Crescent https://quizlet.com/_552hxx


Cooperative Station:

Map of the Fertile Crescent Labeling Activity (I will give directions on this)

Vocabulary Word Search Activity when you finish the Map activity


Guided Practice Station:

Here we will read an overview of the Fertile Crescent and create a timeline using a second article from Newsela. We will read together and annotate while reading.


August 27th - August 31st

English

Hello Everyone,

Here is our agenda, let's have a great week!


Introduction:

Skill Review - Events and Plot Mountain Presentation

The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe WWII Preview Presentation

Station Review


Independent Station:

Use computers this week, spend 20-30 minutes using each of these applications - www.noredink.com (code is bluemap55) and https://quizlet.com/_2sj2aw - Sit with screen facing me. There will be a quiz on the All Summer in a Day vocabulary, Thursday and Friday, so please practice.


Cooperative/Creation Station:

Work on the important/unimportant events project. Label the events as either important or unimportant and create a display on the construction paper. Add 3 images representing scenes from the stories to the construction paper. Groups of 2 and 3.

After completion, students will be allowed to use a Chromebook to make a digital Storyboard of All Summer in a Day.


Guided/Teacher-Led Station:

Sign up for reading logs. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe90-c1Jx2KoP7NDIxFH1gILiU_jorCJHyF56dWOb94lDi81g/viewform?usp=sf_link Here, students will keep a reading log each week. 30 minutes every night.

We will review this Prezi together and take notes: https://prezi.com/jp8xtpqvh1vq/sequence-of-events/ and plot mountain

Small Group Kahoot Game - Events / Story Design (Plot Mountain) Graphic Organizer completion.


History

Hello Historians!!

Here is our agenda for the week, we will continue to learn about ancient humans and the rise of civilizations.


Introduction:

Humans and Agriculture Video Introduction

Primary and Secondary Sources - Presentation

Station Review (Groups, 20 minute rotations, how to rotate properly)


Independent Station:

Quizlet Vocabulary Practice - https://quizlet.com/join/5x3Ru3BRe

Hunter-Gatherer and Primary/Secondary - 80% accuracy to complete.

There will be a quiz on Hunter-Gatherer vocabulary words on Wednesday, so pay attention and practice.

Take notes on the vocabulary words.


Cooperative/Creation Station:

Create a Primary and Secondary Graphic Organizer, with a list of examples on each side of the organizer.

Bonus: After completing the organizer, you may make your own https://create.kahoot.it/ on Primary and Secondary sources in small groups of two-three. We will play completed Kahoots as a class.


Guided/Teacher-Led Station:

Quizlet Vocabulary Practice - https://quizlet.com/join/5x3Ru3BRe

Hunter-Gatherer and Primary/Secondary - 80% accuracy to complete.

There will be a quiz on Hunter-Gatherer vocabulary words on Wednesday, so pay attention and practice.

Take notes on the vocabulary words.