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Mrs. Simko, MS Literature

Mrs. Simko
6th, 7th, 8th Literature
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We believe the mission of Christ King School is to be a witness of Christ, as we educate our children to recognize, accept, and respect Jesus in ourselves and others.

 

"Your life becomes a masterpiece when you learn to master peace

[by placing trust in God]."

 

6th Weekly LESSON PLAN

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Descriptive Data

Lesson Dates: January 14th - 18th 

Topic/Unit: Novel - The Call of the Wild Link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm

Assessments of Student Learning:

  • Chapter 6 Work - January 11th
  • Notes on Chapter 6 in Notebooks - January 11th 
  • Chapter 7 Notes and Work - January 16th
  • Final Test Packet - January 18th
  • Reading Logs - January 19th

Long Term Assignments:

  • Quarter 3 Reading Logs - March 29th

Procedure:  Notes, assignments, readings, and some activities:
 

       Activity/Day 1: We will complete the work for chapter 6 today as well as complete a short extended activity for chapter 6. I will also check chapter 6 notes. We will begin with an activity and background information to support chapter 7.

       Homework:  Read chapter 7 and complete the notes for this chapter.

Activity/Day (no class Tuesday due to the field trip) 3: Chapter 6 work wraps up today with corrections. I will also check chapter 7 notes. We will do a vocabulary buzz and discuss the work for chapter 7 that will be completed tomorrow, as well as take a look at our final activity - a literary reference guide to this story.

       Homework: Review chapter 7 and notes!

Activity/Day 3: We will complete an activity for chapter 7 to wrap things up.

      Homework:  Review notes.

Activity/Day 4-5: We will complete the literary review for the novel as a group.

      Homework:  Reading logs due tomorrow - LAST DAY TO SUBMIT THESE IN THE CLASS FOLDER.

Materials Needed:

  • Notebooks and pens
  • Markers
  • Loose leaf paper

7th Weekly LESSON PLAN

(Keep in mind that if we want to make God smile, tell God your plans.)

Descriptive Data

Lesson Dates: January 14th - 18th  

Topic/Unit: Novel  The Pigman by Paul Zindel   

This Week's Assessments of Student Learning: 

  • Debates - January 16th through January 18th
  • Reading Log - January 19th

Long-Term Assessments of Student Learning: 

  • 3rd Quarter Reading Log - March 29th

Procedure:  Notes, assignments, readings, and some activities will be made available to you on my class page.

Activity/Day 1: We will build our arguments for this week's debates today.  Today each group choose their most convincing arguments and brainstorm examples from the novel to prove their stance.

             Homework - Read!

Activity/Day 2 and 3:  Groups should have arguments and examples intact and transfer these to notecards.  This is the only day to practice.  

             Homework - Read.

Activity/Day 3 - 5:  Groups will begin debating today and will be determined first by group presence due to multiple absences.  Volunteering is the second determiner then as decided by the control group (judges).  A winner will be determined on Wednesday and Thursday, with the final debate between these two on Friday.  

             Homework - Reading logs due tomorrow and to be shared in the class folder.  IT IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT this assignment.

Materials and Equipment Needed:

  • Notebooks and pens
  • Loose Leaf Paper

8th Weekly LESSON PLAN

(Keep in mind that if we want to make God smile, tell God your plans.)

Descriptive Data

Lesson Dates: January 14th - 18th   

Topic/Unit: Short Story

Assessments of Student Learning:

  • Structure/Analysis for the "Cask of Amontillado" - January 14th
  • Test Response to "Cask" - January 15th
  • Short Story Analysis - January 18th
  • Reading Logs - January 19th

Long Term Assignments:

  • 3rd Quarter Reading Logs - March 29th

Procedure:  Notes, assignments, readings, and some activities will be made available to you on my class page.

Activity/Day 1:  We will work to complete the literal, interpretive, and extended learning sections of the story packet for "Cask of Amontillado" and discuss the work.  

     Homework:   Read and review the packet material/story.

Activity/Day 2:  Test today.

     Homework:   Review the psychological mystery/horror notes.

Activity/Day 3 and 4:  We will work to decide on a story for a final report and work on this Wednesday and Thursday in class.

     Homework:   Review the chosen story and your notes.

Activity/Day 5:  Final analysis test today.

     Homework:   Read and complete the READING LOG - LAST DAY TOMORROW TO SUBMIT.

Materials and Equipment Needed:

  • Notebooks and pens 

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MS Calendar

January 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8th Lit. Test
January 15, 2019
6,7,8 Reading Log
January 15, 2019 |12:00 AM - 01:00 AM -
6th Lit. Test
January 18, 2019
7th LA essay
January 18, 2019
End of the 2nd Quarter
January 18, 2019 |12:00 AM - 01:00 AM -
6th LA essay
January 22, 2019