Olympic Middle School

OMS Mission: Ensure academic growth and social responsibility. Serving students in grades 6 and 7 in Shelton School District. Graduation Matters Shelton

 

Lessons: November 1-30
“The Main Idea is the Most Important Idea, and is the Most Often Referred To.”

 

  • Main Idea: “Outsiders.” We will read about 1 chapter each day in class, and practice distilling the main idea as a class.
  • Thinking Maps: Write the important events from each chapter. Then distill the main idea. Put quotes inside the frame.
  • Reading Assessment: Students looked over the correct "main idea" answers in class, and can make up their low scores before school, after school, or during lunch.
  • Homework: read 20+ minutes nightly—record and sign. Two Thinking Maps due every Friday.
    • These homework sheets are available on the general ELA site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons:  09.19.11 to 09.23.11  “The Main Idea is the Most Important Idea, and is the Most Often Referred To.”
  • Main Idea:  “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.” We will read about 2 chapters each day in class, and practice distilling the main idea as a class.
  •  Prewriting Module:  Groups practice how to go from “listed things to write about”, to a controlling idea with elaboration
  • Reading Assessment (2 days): easyCBM vocabulary and comprehension; SRI Lexile level
  • Homework:  read 20+ minutes nightly—record and sign.  ½ page summaries of reading due 09.21.11 and 09.23.11.
 
Lessons:  09.12.11 to 09.16.11
  •   Writing prompt: my favorite season.  Scored for: spelling, sentencing, elaboration, organization, narrow focus (controlling idea)
  •   Visual Background Information: describe main ideas and details for 23 photo images (describing “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key”) 
  •  Non-fiction Background Text: Draw a story strip and caption for “All Together Now—Inclusion in the Classroom” (describing “Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key)
  •  Homework:  read 20+ minutes nightly—record and sign.  ½ page summaries of reading due 09.14.11 and 09.16.11.
 

 

Lessons:  09.07.11 to 09.09.11

  • Letter to teacher, explaining what is important for us to know about you as a learner (scored for spelling, sentencing)
  • Homework menu signature due; Syllabus signature due
  • Homework:  read 20+ minutes nightly—record and sign.  First ½ page summary of reading due 09.09.11

 

 
 
 
Literacy Assignments for the week of 4/25-4/29/11

 

 
Monday: 
Objective: Demonstrate understanding of major ideas and supporting details (R2.1.3) Demonstrate ability to compare/contrast elements of text (R2.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Reading Assessment (Stem Questions) – Compare/Contrast & Main Idea
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
             
Tuesday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words and ideas in complex text (R 1.2.2) Summarize grade level text with a main idea (R 2.1.7) Plan use of elaboration strategies when prewriting for an essay (W1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Dictionary word prediction- Personification
Ø      Prompt Attack – Elaboration Planning
Ø      Read: Gathering Blue – Ch. 20
o        Summarizing/Main Idea Organizer
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and complete one entry from the Homework Menu.  Due Friday.
 
Wednesday:
Objective: Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (R 1.3.2) Evaluate books and authors to share common literary experiences (R4.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Content Dictionary—use personification correctly
Ø      Read: Gathering Blue – Ch. 21
o        Summarizing/Main Idea Organizer
Ø      Library book check
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 

 

Thursday:

 

Objective:  Use appropriate conventions (W 3.3) Apply understanding of electronic text features to utilize an assessment on a website (R2.2.2) Summarize grade level text with a main idea (R 2.1.7)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Grammar Practice
Ø      MSP Tutorial Review – Teacher Demonstration
Ø      Read: Gathering Blue – Ch. 22
o        Summarizing/Main Idea Organizer
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and complete one entry from the Homework Menu.  Due Friday.
 
Friday: (early release)
Objective: Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension (R 2.1) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Read: Gathering Blue – Ch. 23 (final chapter)
Ø      Gathering Blue Journal
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 

 

Literacy Assignments for the week of 3/28-4/1

Monday: 

 

Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words and ideas in complex text (R 1.2.2) Use a variety of persuasive techniques (W 3.2.1) Follow the steps of the writing process to write a well-elaborated essay (W1.1.1/3.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Dictionary word prediction- Dubiously
Ø      Persuasive Essay #2 – Editing and Revising and Final
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
             
Tuesday:
Objective: Summarize grade level text with a main idea (R 2.1.7) Analyze ideas, select a topic, and elaborate (W 3.1.1) Use a variety of persuasive techniques (W 3.2.1) Follow the steps of the writing process to write a well-elaborated essay (W1.1.1/3.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Persuasive Essay #2 – Final (last chance to complete “on time”)
Ø      SSR or Journal Write
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and complete one entry from the Homework Menu.  Due Friday.
 
Wednesday:
Objective: Understand and apply content vocabulary critical to the meaning of the text (R 1.3.2) Summarize grade level text with a main idea (R 2.1.7)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Content Dictionary—use dubiously correctly
Ø      Read: Gathering Blue – Ch. 9
o        Summary
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 
Thursday:
Objective:  Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension (R 2.1) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.2.1) Evaluate books and authors to share common literary experiences (R4.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Review SRI procedure
Ø      SRI – scholastic reading inventory
Ø      MSP demo walkthrough
Ø      Library book check
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and complete one entry from the Homework Menu.  Due Friday.
 
Friday: (early release)
Objective: Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension (R 2.1) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Reading STEM question
Ø      Re-take opportunities
Ø      Choice reading or journaling
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.  Enjoy Spring Break!
Literacy Assignments for the week of 2/14-18

 

Monday:
Objectives: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)    Prewrite, plan, draft, edit, publish using the writing process (W1)   Elaborate points using persuasive techniques(W2)    Organize writing using an effective introduction, strong position, persuasive devices with layers of support, and conclusion (W)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Predict meaning of analyze
Ø      Writing:  Continue persuasive writing assessment, using daily mini-lessons and helpful handouts.
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes
 
Tuesday:
 
Objectives: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)    Prewrite, plan, draft, edit, publish using the writing process (W1)   Elaborate points using persuasive techniques(W2)    Organize writing using an effective introduction, strong position, persuasive devices with layers of support, and conclusion (W)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Record meaning and correct use of analyze
Ø      Writing:  Continue persuasive writing assessment, using daily mini-lessons and helpful handouts.
Homework: Read a book at your level and
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Wednesday:
Objectives: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)    Prewrite, plan, draft, edit, publish using the writing process (W1)   Elaborate points using persuasive techniques(W2)    Organize writing using an effective introduction, strong position, persuasive devices with layers of support, and conclusion (W)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Predict meaning of analyze
Ø      Writing:  Continue persuasive writing assessment, using daily mini-lessons and helpful handouts.
Homework Due.  Tonight: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes
 
Thursday:
 
Objectives: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)    Prewrite, plan, draft, edit, publish using the writing process (W1)   Elaborate points using persuasive techniques(W2)    Organize writing using an effective introduction, strong position, persuasive devices with layers of support, and conclusion (W)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Predict meaning of analyze
Ø      Writing:  Continue persuasive writing assessment, using daily mini-lessons and helpful handouts.
Homework: Read a book at your level and
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
 
Friday, February 18, and Monday, February 21:
No School--Midwinter Break

 

 

Literacy Assignments for the week of 1/10-14
Monday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)  Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Identify and analyze cause and effect relationships (R 2.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Refute
Ø      Reading: The Outsiders (p.1-8)
o        Cause and Effect Organizer
Ø      Reading:  Self-analyze strengths and areas for improvement, based on results of 5 specific areas assessed in reading.
 
Tuesday:
Objective: Make inferences to help determine reading level (R 2.1.5/R1.3.2) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Review testing procedures and expectations
Ø      EasyCBM in the lab
Ø      Outsiders Journaling
Homework: Read a book at your level and
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
Wednesday:
Objective: Use appropriate conventions (W 3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Identify and analyze cause and effect relationships (R 2.3.1) Evaluate reading progress and apply strategies for setting grade-level-appropriate reading goals (R 4.1.2)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Grammar
Ø      Reading: The Outsiders (p. 9-18)
o        Cause and Effect Organizer
Ø      Reading:  Self-analyze strengths and areas for improvement, based on results of 5 specific areas assessed in reading.
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes
 
Thursday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)  Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Identify and analyze cause and effect relationships (R 2.3.1) Use a variety of persuasive techniques (W 3.2.1) 
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Refute
Ø      Read Aloud: The Outsiders (p. 19-27)
o        Cause and Effect Organizer
Ø       Persuasive Writing Module
 
Homework: Read a book at your level and
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Friday:
Objective: Use a variety of persuasive techniques (W 3.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Practice persuasive writing techniques
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes

 

Literacy Assignments for the week of 10/18-22

 

 
Monday: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)  Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Apply writing conventions (W3.3)  Elaborate (W 3.1.1) Pre-write (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Anecdote)
Ø  Review of reading question
Ø  Continue “Scar Story”
o   Pre-write (Due Today) & Controlling Idea Sentence
Ø  Elaboration Modules
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 
Tuesday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5)  Apply writing conventions (W3.3)  Elaborate (W 3.1.1) Draft writing (W 1.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Reading and Spelling Quiz
Ø  Elaboration Modules
Ø  Continue “Scar Story”
o   Controlling Idea Sentence (Due Today) & Rough Draft (Due 10/20)
Homework: Read a book at your level and work on your scar story.
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Wednesday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Apply writing conventions (W3.3)  Elaborate (W 3.1.1)  Draft writing (W 1.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Anecdote)
Ø  Elaboration Modules
Ø  Continue “Scar Story”
o   Rough Draft (Due Today)
o   Revising Activity
Homework: Read a book at your level and work on your scar story.
 
Thursday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Elaborate (W 3.1.1) Revise (W 1.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Library
Ø  Elaboration Modules
Ø  Continue “Scar Story”
o   Revising (Due 10/25)
Homework: Read a book at your level and work on your scar story.
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Friday:
Objective: Analyze the author’s writing style (R 2.4.2) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Reading/Writing Workshop
Ø  TURN IN READING HOMEWORK
Homework: Read a book at your level and work on your scar story.
“Scar Story” revision due 10/25 and complete final due 10/28.
Literacy Assignments for the week of 10/11-15
 
Monday: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)  Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Apply writing conventions (W3.3)  Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Tangible)
Ø  Review of reading question/appropriate responses
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for Inferences.
 
Tuesday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5)  Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Spelling/Grammar Practice
Ø  Partner Read: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 12)
o   Inference Organizer
Ø  Prewriting Module – Clustering
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Wednesday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5)  Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Tangible)
Ø   Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 13)
o   Inference Organizer
Ø  Prewriting Module - Clustering
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 
Thursday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1) Pre-write (W 1.1.1) Draft writing (W 1.2.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Entrance: Spelling Practice
Ø  Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 14)
o   Inference Ticket Out
Ø  Begin “Scar Story”
o   Brainstorm (Due Today) & Pre-write (Due 10/18)
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
PICK SOMETHING FROM THE HOMEWORK SHEET TO COMPLETE
 
Friday:
Objective: Analyze the author’s writing style (R 2.4.2) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø  Silent Read: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 15)
o   Journaling
Ø  Reading/Writing Workshop
Ø  TURN IN READING HOMEWORK
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes.
 
 

 

Literacy Assignments for the Week of 10/4 – 10/7
 
Monday: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R1.2.2) Use comprehension strategies to determine main idea (R2.1.3) Use strategies for accurate spelling (W3.3.2)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Specific)
Ø      Main Idea + Spelling Assessment #1
Ø      Read Silently: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 7)
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for main idea.
 
Tuesday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R2.1.5)  Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Spelling/Grammar Practice
Ø      Introduce Inferences
Ø      Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 8&9)
o        Inference Organizer
Ø      Prewriting Module – List, Group, Label
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for inferences.
 
Wednesday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Evaluate books and authors to share common literacy experiences (R4.2.1) Make and support inferences (R2.1.5)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Specific)
Ø      Library Visit
Ø      Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 10)
o        Inference Organizer
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for inferences.
 
Thursday:
Objective: Apply writing conventions (W3.3) Make and support inferences (R 2.1.5) Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Spelling Practice
Ø      Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 11)
o        Inference Organizer
Ø      Prewriting Module - Clustering
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for inferences.
 
Friday:
NO SCHOOL (Teacher Training Day)
 
 

 

 

Literacy Assignments for the week of 9/20-24
 
Monday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension (R2.1) Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Idea)
Ø      “easyCBM” Reading Assessment
Ø      Prewriting strategies – Alphabetic Taxonomy
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for main idea.
 

 

Tuesday:
Objective: Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension (R2.1) Evaluate books and authors to share common literary experiences (R 4.2.1) Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2)
 
Assignments:
Ø      “easyCBM” and “SRI” Reading Assessments
 
Ø      Library visit
 
 

 

Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for main idea.
 

 

Wednesday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1) Use comprehension strategies to determine main idea (R 2.1.3)
 
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Idea)
Ø      Prewriting strategies – Alphabetic Taxonomy
Ø      Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 2)
 
o        Main Idea/Summary Organizer
 
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes. 

 

 
Thursday:
Objective: Apply strategies to comprehend words (R 1.2.2) Analyze effective prewriting strategies (W 1.1.1) Use comprehension strategies to determine main idea (R 2.1.3)
Assignments:
Ø      Entrance: Cognitive Dictionary (Elaborate)
Ø      Read Aloud: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key (Ch 3)
o        Main Idea/Summary Organizer
Ø      Pre-writing Module
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for main idea.
 
Friday:
Objective: Reflect on written work and reading strategies and make goals for improvement (R 4.1.2/W4.1.2) Write in a variety of forms (W 2.3.1)
Assignments:
Ø      Reading/Writing Workshop
Homework: Read a book at your level for at least 20 minutes and look for main idea.
 
 

 

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