Weekly Plans

8th Grade

Please note: These come directly from my lesson plans. Some of the language/notes may not be familiar or make sense, and that is okay. Also note that this is subject to change and is no way set in stone. Life and learning changes plans consistently. If you missed a day, you MUST come and talk to me/email me once you return to school to get your missing work. 


Week

Monday

Session 1

Session 2

Week 1

1/8-1/12

EQ: How can reflection help us to better ourselves?

How do we write friendly letters?

Students will be able to apply their knowledge of friendly letter formatting by writing a letter to themselves.


New Years Letters to Ourselves:

What do you want to tell yourself from the beginning of the year, and what do you want to tell yourself going into next year?


Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6olqsC9NVA8


Due at the end of class!


During class- check in about NWEA/MAPS scores

Intro twelfth night


- What makes something humorous?


Give background on Shakespeare -- Shakespeare in our time (DVD in the room). Guided notes to go with this


Get ready to read-- what do they need to know about 12th night to help them understand?


Hand out books and translated versions


Discussion questions -- see the lesson book-- give before we read act one scene one


Read Act I scene one as a class with parts assigned

Do the close reading organizer together

HW: Read the rest of Act 1 for homework and complete the quote analysis WS for chapter one

Do the Act I storyboard

Due: Act I storyboard

Theme discussion:

Desire and love

Melancholy

Madness

Deceptio, disguise, and performance

Gender and sexual identity

Class, masters, and servants


Watch Act I of the play with discussion questions at hand




Class discussion -- Storyboard afterwards, due next class period



Read Act II


HW:

Act II storyboard

Act II discussion questions Both due Monday

Week 2

1/15-1/19


Due: Act II storyboard

https://www.folger.edu/olivia-may-i-movement-twelfth-night


Act II: Discussion questions and theme organizer, do the first one together. Finish together, anything not done is homework


HW: Start reading Act III I and complete the storyboard for Act II


Due: Discussion questions for Act III and Storyboard for Act II


Watch act II and III


Close reading for act III

Read Act IV together

With discussion questions


HW: Complete close reading sheet and storyboard for Act III

Read act IV for homework if not done in class



Due: Storyboards for III and IV and close reading

IV discussion questions


Watch act IV together


Continuing theme discussion-- do theme WS for act IV

Also, come back to, what makes this a comedy?


In Class Writing:

Assign each student a topic from pg 27 of plan book. Have them write at least one paragraph using CSC to answer the question


HW: Read Act V for homework! Do a storyboard and the quote analysis/theme



Week 3

1/22-1/26


NO SCHOOL

Watch Act V

End of the play: What happened?

Watch the last act of the play


Study time-- have students write true/false questions. Tick tac toe basically see page #34 in the bok


Review one last time


Test



Week 4

1/28-2/1

Start: Poetry Unit

Sonnet focus-- since we just came off of Shakespeare


Intro:

Crash Course https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDpW1sHrBaU


PPT

Explain the format and purpose

Read examples-- markup with syllable count and annotating sheet


HW: Finish annotating


SOAPSTone intro here for poetry?


Do SOAPSTone for sonnets we read yesterday


Introduce group sonnet assignment



HW: Start brainstorming for the sonnet  you will write

Read more sonnets!


Time to draft/work


Go outside and do PLT lesson on trees and stuff -- try to write a poem, sonnet, or quatrain about what we see


Turn in outside poems


HW: Have sonnets finished by Monday