English I Lesson Plans

If you are absent, check the plans posted to the clipboard by the door. If you need extra handouts, find them in the files on the supply table by the classroom door. Folders are labeled with the date they were given out. Please know that lesson plans are a work in progress and subject to change based on what we accomplish in class and what we still need more time on.

Second Quarter

 

First Quarter

October

 

week 9

Monday

10/18

Spillane out

Tuesday

10/19

Spillane out

Wednesday

10/20

Thursday

10/21

Friday

10/22

Bellwork

Write a sentence about the book your are reading for your reading log.

 

take out ISP & reading logs

Which character in Bronx do you indentify with the most?

Write 2 questions you’d like to ask me about my trip to Chicago.

 If you could “act out” any scene from Bronx which would you pick and why?

 How do you revise a poem? write 2 ideas your table has about revising poetry.

Vocabulary

mediocre

What fortifies Sterling?

sully

 

Lesson & Practice

Silent reading day!

 

-check reading logs

 

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

What’s in a Name writing & poem

Pictures from Chicago

 

SR: Bronx p. 87-106

 

 

Silent reading of Bronx

 

work on poetry anthology

silent reading- finish Bronx

 

Writing & revising our poetry; Work on Poetry Anthology

 

Socratic seminar on Bronx on Tuesday

Assessment or Summary

turn & talk

 

s-w-b-s discussion of characters we met today

?s you have about poetry anthology project

turn & talk to partner about your anthology

Homework

Reading log due

 

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

Read and log your time


 

week 11

Monday

10/25

 

Tuesday

10/26

 

Wednesday

10/27

Thursday

10/28

 

Friday

10/29

 

Bellwork

 

Review your hero’s journey notes. who’s a hero in Bronx? How do these students take steps in the journey?

 How can you revise a poem? List 2 ideas you have.

Get your poetry anthology out & together for our Open Mic. You will turn it in today.

 

Vocabulary

Unit 3 Words

 

 

 

Lesson & Practice

Silent Reading Day

 

Turn in reading logs

 

Finish reading Bronx Masquerade if you have not already

Socratic Seminar – on Bronx Masquerade and the Hero’s journey

 

 

Writing & revising our poetry

Open Mic Day- perform 1 of your poems from your poetry anthology

Teacher Work Day

Assessment or Summary

turn & talk to partner about your book

3-things you know about the hero’s journey pattern

2- ways Bronx Masquerade connects to the pattern

1 question you have

turn & talk

 

 

Homework

Reading log due

 

Read and log your time

 

 

 

Vocabulary Unit 3 due

 


week 7

Monday

10/4

Tuesday

10/5

 

Wednesday

10/6

Thursday

10/7

Friday

 

10/8

Bellwork

Tell me about the book you are reading for fun—do a somebody wanted but so sentence for it.

Write down 2 questions you have about using the Ning.

What are the subtraits for ideas?

How does Nikki Grimes organize the prose paragraphs? When does she start a new paragraph?

Use 1 unit 2 word in a sentence. Compare your Unit 2 vocabulary work with the person sitting next to you.

Vocabulary

Unit 2 vocabulary

erratic, alien, jeer

compensate, mediocre, fortify

proliferate

 

Lesson & Practice

Silent reading day!

 

-check reading logs

-check poem rough drafts from last week

-explain alternate vocabulary assignment

-review forum postings on the ning

 

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

Mini-lesson: How do I write dialogue?

 

Explode a moment from either your house narrative or classroom narrative and add dialogue as one of the details.

 

review paragraphing

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

Add to Somebody-Wanted-But-So notes

 

Review paragraphing for house/classroom narrative

Revise draft for paragraphs

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

Add to Somebody-Wanted-But-So notes

 

 

Assessment or Summary

Reading Record page numbers

 

What punctuation mark is most important to writing dialogue and why/

When should you start a new paragraph in a narrative?

 

Homework

Reading log due

 

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

 

Narrative final draft due Tuesday 10/12

Read and log your time

Vocabulary Unit 2 Words Due

 


 

week 8

Monday

10/11

Tuesday

10/12

Wednesday

10/13

Thursday

10/14

Bellwork

How many books have you read so far? Write 1 sentence describing your independent reading.

problem: someone calls you a bad name… what are your options in terms of reactions?

PSAT day – AVID students to take PSAT

What does anthology mean?

Vocabulary

Unit 2 vocabulary

erratic, alien, jeer

compensate, mediocre, fortify

proliferate

Lesson & Practice

Silent reading day!

 

-check reading logs

-check late vocabulary work

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

add to Somebody Wanted But So

3 hour class:

Learn to create videos using Flip cameras and Movie Maker—demo videos on class procedures

 

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Review poetry anthology assignment-read published poety and write down at least one

 

Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

update somebody-wanted-but-so

Assessment or Summary

record reading page numbers

 

 

 

Homework

Reading log due

 

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

Read and log your time

 


September

week 3

Monday

9/6

Tuesday

9/7

Wednesday

9/8

Thursday

9/9

Friday

9/10

Bellwork

 

List words that describe a hero.

How do you define hero’s journey?

What are 3 places/things Jack has to do during his journey?

Highlight the grammar errors of the Top 20 Errors sheet that you know/don’t kow

Vocabulary & Silent Reading

admonish -make a note of the definition on your Word Work page

breach – make a note of the definition on your Word Work page

 

* put your reading log on your table so that I can check it while you read silently

brigand- make a note of the definition on your Word Work page

commandeer- make a note of the definition on your Word Work page

 

deadlock- make a note of the definition on your Word Work page

Lesson & Practice

No School!

Holiday!

 

Brainstorm words related to hero’s or the hero’s journey

 

Take notes about the hero’s journey.

 

Turn and talk about how the journey pattern applies to Firestorm

Read around of House Memory Rough Drafts

 

What did we do well?

 

What will you do differently for your next draft?

 

Lesson on punctuating dialogue and adding it to your story.

 

Finish notes on the hero’s journey

 

Be prepared to discuss to the journey pattern as it relates to the book, Firestorm

-do top 20 grammar sort (highlight what you don’t know on list)

-do self and peer evaluation for collage project

-do read around of collage project essays

*turn in Mon. for late credit if you didn’t do it (13 of you 4th period)

Assessment or Summary

 

What film, tv show or other book do you know that follows the journey pattern?

Write 2 exchanges of dialogue between you and someone in your narrative.

3 things that were easy about our Socratic seminar

2 questions you have

1 Ah-ha or idea you had

Homework

Read and log your reading

 

-Did you bring your vocabulary book $?

-Read and log your reading

 

-finish rough draft of House Story due Wed. 9/8

Read and log your reading

Draw  a classroom blueprint and label 3 X titles (due Friday)

Read and log your reading

Summer reading collage due tomorrow

Read and log your reading

Summer Reading Collage project due

Classroom blueprint drawing with titles due

 


 

week 4

Monday

9/13

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

Thursday

 

Friday

9/17

Bellwork

Put your reading log on your table so that I can check it while you read silently

 n/a

n/a

 Write 2 lines of dialogue about homecoming week.

What does a  Venn Diagram do? Draw one and lable the parts.

Vocabulary & Silent Reading

diffuse

dilemma

efface

n/a

salvage

Lesson & Practice

Notes on using Context Clues to figure out unknown words

Lesson on Chunking

 

Read the

Article about 9th grade from the Sentinel

Benchmark Testing

Finish Benchmark Testing

Once finished, read silently or work on the rough draft of your classroom story (due tomorrow)

 

 Ms. Heetai to review rules for punctuating dialogue

 

finish reviewing the article about 9th grade failure

 

Review binder organization and pass back papers

Read aloud: “Book Lice” by Paul Fleischman

 

Find a partner.

 

Create a venn diagram or double bubble map of your similarities and differences

 

Write a poem for 2 voices

 

while I paint faces for homecoming

Assessment or Summary

How would Jack from Firestorm had done in his 9th grade year?

 

 

 

 

Homework

Read and log your reading

Finish chunking notes on 9th grade failure article

 

Read and log your reading

 

Read and log your reading

 

Read and log your reading

 Rough draft of one classroom story due

Read and log your reading

 


  

week 5

Monday

9/20

Tuesday

9/21

Wednesday

9/22

Thursday

9/23

Friday

9/24

Bellwork

How is looking for yourself or your identity like the hero’s journey?

 

 

n/a : begin planning your writing

List 6 traits of writing

How is high school like a masquerade?

How should you act when there is a substitute in class

Vocabulary

Unit 1 words: admonish, breach , brigand, commandeer,  deadlock, diffuse, dilemma, efface, salvage

Hero’s Journey words: archetype (archetypal), home, the call, preparation, crossing the border, road of trials, crisis, salvation, transformation, the return, and treasure

see Mon/Tues

see Mon/Tues

see Mon/Tues

Lesson & Practice

Silent reading of a book of your choice

 

 

 

District FCAT Writing Prompt

finish sharing poems for 2 voices

 

take notes on the trait of Ideas- list the sub-traits:

clarity, focus, details, exploding a moment, and showing not telling language

Read Spillane’s sample essay and color code with group

 

Ms. Heetai will guide you through an anticipation activity for Bronx Masquerade

Brainstorm a list of qualities about yourself

 

Fingerprints, like our responses to poetry are unique to us

Begin reading Bronx Masquerade

 

Start Somebody-Wanted-But-So notes in your journal to keep track of the characters

Assessment or Summary

Turn and talk to a partner about the book you read

 

 n/a

 

How is our response to what we read like a fingerprint?

 

 

How can anticipating what you read help you?

 

What does Somebody-Wanted-But-So help you do as a reader?

Homework

Reading Log Due

 

 

 

 

 


 

week 6

Monday

9/27

Spillane Out

Tuesday

 9/28

Wednesday

9/29

Thursday

 9/30

Friday

 10/1

Bellwork

 How does your journey through high school change you?

 Why did you not do your work with the sub? OR How was the sub?

 How do you feel about writing poetry? Write a sentence.

 Review for your quiz; take out your academic journal

 Take out your picture order; begin creating a table of contents in your journal

Vocabulary

 

genre, point of view

 

 

 

Lesson & Practice

Silent reading of a book of your choice

 

Do exit slip about the book you are reading:

3- details from your book

2- things you like

1- question you have about the book

 Shared Reading: Bronx Masquerade

 

Do: How to Read a Multigenre book (on back of your anticipation guide handout)

add to Somebody-Wanted-But -So notes

Poetry Rotations:

 

-Fingerprint poem

-Letter Poem

-If I…would you?

-Self portrait drawing

 

pass out vocabulary books (Unit 2 due next Friday 10/8)

Vocabulary Quiz

 underclass

picture day

 

Organize binders

Assessment or Summary

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

 Reading log due

read & log time

study for vocabulary quiz

read & log time

study for vocabulary quiz

 



 

August

week 1

Monday

 8/23

Tuesday

8/24

Wednesday

8/25

Thursday

8/26

Friday

8/27

Bellwork

Do: Sentence Completions

Read my comments & questions on your sentence completions & write me back.

Read my comments on my letter to you and write me back.

Revisit your book pass list and choose a book for silent reading and to possibly check out. Read for 8-10 minutes

Work with your group to brainstorm words that are similar to determination

Vocabulary

formative assessment, summarizing activity, syllabus (agenda words)

Lesson & Practice

In groups review syllabus  & create cornell notes style questions for the margins

Handouts:

sentence completions,

parent information form, syllabus

Watch Pet Peeve video

Complete the Fall Survey handout

Discuss technology & teacher pet peeves

Code of Conduct Scenarios

Writing Sample:

Good readers have common traits. Think about the characteristics of good readers.  Now write to explain what good readers do.

Watch: Think Different

Think different by doing the marshmallow challenge with your group.

Handouts:

Ning letter

Assessment or Summary

Exit slip:

3 names of people in our class

2 things you’ve learned about me

1 question you have

Exit slip: what did you learn about the books in our classroom library today?

Chart what good readers do

Debrief the challenge. What was easy? What was difficult? How did your team operate?

Watch TED video if time.

Homework

Review code of conduct, syllabus and class info with parents.

Tell parents to write me a note about you as a student (due Friday)

Get library letter signed by parent .

Get ning permission letter signed by parents.

Begin reading for your reading log. 1st Reading log checked on Monday.

All forms & signatures due:

  • syllabus
  • library letter
  • parent info
  • parent letter
  • ning letter

Order vocabulary books $11.


week 2

Monday

 8/30

Tuesday

8/31

Wednesday

9/1

Thursday

9/2

Friday

9/3

Bellwork

Watch the TED video about the Marshmallow challenge. How did  you do compared to the groups described in the video?

n/a

organize binder & journal with sections

Silent

Reading

Silent Reading: Read a book of your  choosing

Silent reading of a book of your choice

Silent reading of a book of your choice

Lesson & Practice

Put together binders and supplies ; tab composition book: classwork & reading journal

Do Book Pass

silent reading if time; vote on SSR time for class

Handouts:

bookpass

word work

Go to the Media Center to get Student IDs!

RA:  House on Mango Street

Writing Workshop:

Blueprints of a Lifetime

-sketch floorplan

-label 3 “stories”

-tell 1 story

-write 1 story

-share with group

(House Memory Writing)

Brown Bag Exam of Summer Reading (Firestorm)

Draft House naratives

Read around of House memory drafts

Begin summer reading collage for your choice book.

Assessment or Summary

Summarize tasks to complete for the week

Exit slip: How can drawing and discussion help you generate ideas for writing?

Read aloud from my summer choice book; reminders for tomorrow’s activity

Exit slip: After reading house memory drafts, what do you need to do to yours to improve it?

Homework

Read & log your time.

Reading log due – check in (not for a grade this week)

Read & log your time.

Order vocabulary book by Friday. Bring $11.

Read & log your time.

• Complete Rough Draft of House Memory narrative

Read & log your time.

Vocabulary book order due $11.

* do Google Docs Tuesday/Wed.