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8th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Week of April 9-13, 2012

Biotechnology Theme: Environmental Biotechnology “Preserving and Restoring Our Environment”

Essential Question: “What are my responsibilities to society?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

 W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. Daily Language Review (DLR) Review Wk 8
  1. 2.     Introduce Unit 5-Invasive Species, Create a folder
  2. 3.     Homework Package Review- Start working on Monday’s assignment.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will define and review different ways to represent the meaning of invasive species.

  1. 1.     DLR-Wk9
  2. 2.     Invasive Species- Define and introduce unit project (Multi-Genre Project)
  3. 3.     Write in Journal 2 new facts that you learned today.

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will identify and review invasive species found in Michigan.

  1. 1.     DLR-Wk9
    1. 2.     Invasive Species-Identify invasive species found in Michigan (Article Review).
    2. 3.     Reminder: Homework Package- Due Friday, April 13, 2012.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will identify invasive species found in Michigan; review their work and look for grammatical and spelling errors.

  1. Warm Up, DLR Wk9
  2. Invasive Species- Article Review

Friday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk9
  2. 2.     DLR-Wk9 Quiz
  3. 3.     Complete all finished work. Homework Package is due.

 Have a wonderful weekend!

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6th Grade ELA

6th English Language Arts (ELA)

Week of March 19-23, 201

 

Biotechnology Theme: Environmental Biotechnology “Preserving and Restoring Our Environment”

Essential Question: “How does research influence decision making?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

 W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. Writing Prompt
  1. 2.     Identifying complete and incomplete sentences.
  2. 3.     Homework Package Review- Start working on Monday’s assignment.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will put their thoughts and ideas on paper, as they focus on the content; increase vocabulary when using a graphic organizer.

  1. 1.     DLR-Wk7
  2. 2.     Natural Disaster-Volcano! ABC Brainstorming Activity
  3. 3.     Write in Journal 2 new facts that you learned today.

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; demonstrate an understanding of writing complete sentences.

  1. 1.     Writing Prompt- Using complete sentences
  2. 2.     Natural Disaster-Accelerated Reading Quiz
  3. 3.     Reminder: Homework Package- Due Friday, March 23, 2012.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review their work and look for grammatical and spelling errors.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk 7
  2. 2.     Natural Disaster-Video Review (Volcano)

Friday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk7
  2. 2.     Quiz (Indentifying Complete Sentences)
  3. 3.     Complete all finished work. Homework Package is due.

On Monday, March 26 we will visit the library to select a book of choice.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 
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7th Grade ELA

7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Week of March 19-23, 2012 

Biotechnology Theme: Environmental Biotechnology “Preserving and Restoring Our Environment.”

Essential Question: “How do actions affect our changing world?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

 

 W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. Writing Prompt
  1. 2.     Identifying complete and incomplete sentences.
  2. 3.     Homework Package Review- Start working on Monday’s assignment.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will put their thoughts and ideas on paper, as they focus on the content; increase vocabulary when using the lancer note format.

  1. 1.     DLR-Wk7
  2. 2.     Hunger in Africa- Introduction using Lancer Notes
  3. 3.     Write in Journal 2 new facts that you learned today.

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of writing complete sentences; demonstrate an understanding of cause and affect.

  1. 1.     Writing Prompt- Using complete sentences
  2. 2.     Hunger in Africa-Cause and Affect
  3. 3.     Reminder: Homework Package- Due Friday, March 23, 2012.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review their work and look for grammatical and spelling errors.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk 7
  2. 2.     Hunger in Africa-Video Review

Friday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk7
  2. 2.     Quiz (Indentifying Complete Sentences)
  3. 3.     Complete all finished work. Homework Package is due.

On Monday, March 26 we will visit the library to select a book of choice.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 
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8th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Week of March 19-23, 2012 

Biotechnology Theme: Environmental Biotectnology “Preserving and Restoring Our Environment”

Essential Question: “What are my responsibilities to society?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

 W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. Writing Prompt
  1. 2.     Identifying complete and incomplete sentences.
  2. 3.     Homework Package Review- Start working on Monday’s assignment.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will put their thoughts and ideas on paper, as they focus on the content; increase vocabulary when using the lancer note format.

  1. 1.     DLR-Wk7
  2. 2.     Invasive Species- Identify invasive species found in Michigan.
  3. 3.     Write in Journal 2 new facts that you learned today.

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using the correct capitalization, punctuation, and grammar; demonstrate an understanding of writing complete sentences.

  1. 1.     Writing Prompt- Using complete sentences
  2. 2.     Invasive Species- Cause and Effect
  3. 3.     Reminder: Homework Package- Due Friday, March 23, 2012.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review their work and look for grammatical and spelling errors.

  1. Warm Up, DLR Wk 7
  2. Invasive Species- Video Review

Friday:

Objective: Students will write complete sentences using a subject and a verb.

  1. 1.     Warm Up, DLR Wk7
  2. 2.     Quiz (Indentifying Complete Sentences)
  3. 3.     Complete all finished work. Homework Package is due.

On Monday, March 26 we will visit the library to select a book of choice.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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6th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Biotechnology Theme: Medical Biotechnology” Improving our Quality of Life”

Essential Question: “How do life experiences shape you?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.).

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will edit sentences and make corrections to punctuation, capitalization, and grammar; students will complete assignments that will increase fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing Prompts/Journal Writing
  2. 2.     Introduction to Cholera: Lancer Notes
  3. 3.     Name 2 new facts that you learned.

HOMEWORK- Read for 20-30 minutes (favorite book, magazine, news paper, etc.) each night and record your information in your Student Reading Log.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will provide informational facts about Yellow Fever.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2.     Video Review: Cholera
  3. 3.     Exit Slip- Question- What did you like the most? What did you about it the least?

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will use a literacy writing strategy to increase reading comprehension and written expression.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing Prompts/Writing Journal
  2. 2.     Comprehension Reading (Cholera)
  3. 3.    Name 2 new facts that you learned.

HOMEWORK- Read for 20-30 minutes (favorite book, magazine, news paper, etc.) each night and record your information in your Student Reading Log.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will complete assignments that will increase fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

  1. Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. Internet Response- Define “Cholera” in your own words and draw a picture that represent Cholera.
  3. Exit Slip: “Sum It Up” What have you learned?

Friday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will complete assignments that will increase fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

  1. 1.        Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2.        Quiz- Cholera
  3. 3.        Complete any unfinished work.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 
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7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Biotechnology Theme: Medical Biotechnology” Improving our Quality of Life”

Essential Question: “How does point of view shape our responses?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

W.PR.06.01 Students will: set a purpose; consider audience, and replicate authors’ styles and patterns when writing a narrative or informational piece.

W.PR.06.01 Students will: apply a variety of pre-writing strategies for both narrative (e.g., graphic organizers designed to develop a plot that includes major and minor characters, builds climax, and uses dialogue to enhance a theme) and informational writing (e.g.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will edit sentences and make corrections to punctuation, capitalization, and grammar; demonstrate an understanding of various birth defects as they provide informational facts.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing Prompt/Journal Writing
  2. 2.    Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease: Lancer Notes
  3. 3.    Name 2 new facts that you learned today.

HOMEWORK- Read for 20-30 minutes (favorite book, magazine, news paper, etc.) each night and record your information in your Student Reading Log.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will provide informational facts about various Scoliosis.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk5)
  2. 2.     Video Review: Congenital Heart Disease
  3. 3.     Exit Slip- Question- What did you like the most? What did you about it the least?

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will use a literacy writing strategy to increase reading comprehension and written expression.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing Prompts/Journal Writing
  2. 2.     Comprehension Reading (Congenital Heart Disease)
  3. 3.     Headline strategy activity

HOMEWORK- Read for 20-30 minutes (favorite book, magazine, news paper, etc.) each night and record your information in your Student Reading Log.

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; students will complete assignments that will increase fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

  1. Warm Up-Daily  Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. Internet Response- Define “Congenital Heart Disease.” Define and draw a picture to represent the defined word.
  3. Exit Slip: What did you learn the most about this birth defect?  What did you learn the least about this form of birth defect?

Friday:

  1. 1.        Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2.        Quiz- Congenital Heart Disease
  3. 3.        Complete any unfinished work.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 
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8th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Biotechnology Theme: Medical Biotechnology” Improving our Quality of Life”

Essential Question: “How does point of view shape our actions?”

Supporting Grade Level Content Expectations:

N.MR.06.03 Solve for the unknown in equations

A.FO.06.06 Represent information given in words using algebraic expressions and equations.

Agenda:

Monday:

Objective: Students will edit sentences and make corrections to punctuation, capitalization, and grammar; demonstrate an understanding of the use of stem cells as they provide informational facts and how its impact on society.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing Prompts
  2. 2.     Stem Cell Transplant-Sum It Up Strategy
  3. 3.     Name 2 new facts that you learned today.

HOMEWORK- Read for 20-30 minutes (favorite book, magazine, news paper, etc.) each night and record your information in your Student Reading Log.

Tuesday:

Objective: Students will edit sentences and make corrections to punctuation, capitalization, and grammar; Students will provide informational facts about Alzheimer Disease.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2.     Dakota Clarke- Lancer Notes Strategy
  3. 3.     Exit Slip- Question- What did you like the most? What did you about it the least?

Wednesday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; Students will use a literacy writing strategy to increase reading comprehension and written expression.

  1. 1.     Warm Up-Writing prompts
  2. 2.     Laura Dominguez -Text Rendering Strategy
  3. 3.     Exit Slip- Name 2 new facts that you learned today

Thursday:

Objective: Students will review a variety of language skills to help increase grammar skills; students will complete assignments that will increase fluency, comprehension, and written expression.

  1. 1. Warm Up-Daily      Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2. Peyton Manning- Headline Strategy
  3. 3. Exit Slip- Name 2 new facts that you learned today.

Friday:

  1. 1.        Warm Up-Daily Language Review (DLR Wk 5)
  2. 2.        Quiz- Review of reading articles
  3. 3.        Complete any unfinished work.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 
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