Week of September 6

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ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: September 6, 2016

Objective: I understand scholar success expectations.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Understand
  • Apply

Key Questions:

  • What are expectations? Why do we need rules and expectations? How can we be organized in this class?

Assessment of Learning:

  • Observation
  • “Fist to Five” check for understanding

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” – BB/H, IP, GP
    • Quickwrite: Expectations (What are they? Why do we need them?, etc)
    • Scholars share quickwrite responses. Whole Class Discussion
  2. Scholar Folders – DI, GP
    • Scholars will learn how to label their folders, and how they will be used
  3. Student Survey/About Me… GP, IP
    • Scholars will begin work on a “Student Survey” / “About Me” activity
      (to be stored in folder and finished tomorrow)
  4. Presentation: Scholar Success Expectations DI, IP, GP
    • Scholars will take notes, using a note-recorder – IP
      • O.A.R. Expectations (PBIS Behavior Matrix)
      • CHAMPS
      • Voice Levels
        • Practice Voice Levels (GP)
      • 5 – in – 10 Procedure
        • Practice the 5 in 10 procedure (GP)
  1. Lesson Closure
    • Check for Understanding: fist to five
      • On a scale of 1 to 5, how well do you understand voice levels, the 5 in 10, CHAMPS, and overall expectations?

Differentiation:  Building Community

Key Vocabulary: Expectations, Success, Voice Levels, CHAMPS, Organization, Procedure

Homework:  Only homework this week is a request for composition books


ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: September 7, 2016

Objective: I understand scholar success expectations. We are a Classroom Community.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply

Key Questions: Why is it important to follow expectations and procedures? Who are we, as a class?

Assessment of Learning: application and observation

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” – BB/H
    • Write the Steps of the 5 in 10 Procedure. Did you follow the 5 in 10?  – IP
  2. Review the 5 in 10 Process
    • Review the steps of the 5 in 10 (our process for beginning class well) – DI
    • Practice the steps of the 5 in 10 – GP
  3. Student Survey/All About Me – due today (10 minutes to finish)
    • 10 minutes to complete Student Survey from yesterday – IP
    • Pair/Share (turn and talk) Student Survey – GP
  4. Continue ‘Scholar Success Expectations’ presentation
    • Discussion and notes (on note recorder) – DI/GP/IP
  5. Lesson Closure
    • Discussion: Why do we need to have, understand, and follow classroom expectations?
    • What is a classroom community? / How are we a community?


Pair/ Share
Whole Group, Partners, Independent Work

Key Vocabulary: Procedure, Community, Expectations, Success

Homework: Request for scholars to bring in a composition book to use for English class


ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: September 8, 2016

Objective: I understand and follow Success Expectations. I am a part of our Classroom Community

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Create

Key Questions: What is a Classroom Community?  How does a Classroom Community operate?

Assessment of Learning: Discussion, Observation, Exit Slip

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” – BB/H
    • Define the two words: fact, fiction  – IP
    • Review Responses: Fact = truth; Fiction = made-up/false (DI)
  2. Game: Fact or Fiction (Two Truths and a Lie) – IP/GP
    • Scholars each write 2 facts about themselves, and one fictitious (untrue) statement. -IP
    • Each scholar takes his/her turn, and classmates try to guess which statement is fiction. -GP
  3. Begin Social Contract
    • Scholars answer questions about how they believe we all want to be (and should be) treated as members of our classroom community. This work will continue tomorrow.  DI
  4. Continue Scholar Success Expectations (if not finished, and if there is time) – DI/IP
  5. Lesson Closure: Sticky Note Exit Slip – IP
    • Which three things are most important to you as a member of the Classroom Community?
      • Trust, Patience, Honesty, Fun, Learning, Friendship, Safety, Respect, Responsibility, Organization, etc…

Differentiation: Building Community/Relationships, Various teaching/learning styles

Key Vocabulary: fact, fiction, social contract, classroom community

Homework: Request for composition book for ELA class


ELA 6 Lesson Plan (Ward)

Date: September 9, 2016

Objective: We are a Classroom Community.  I am a part of our Classroom Community.

Bloom’s Level of Rigor

  • Remember
  • Understand
  • Apply
  • Create

Key Questions: How will we work together as a Classroom Community?

Assessment of Learning: observation, discussion, comfort-level check

Learning Agenda:

  1. “Do Now” Short Written Response- BB/H / IP
    • What is one thing you’d like Ms. Ward to know and understand about you?
    • What do you think we will be learning about this year in ELA class?
    • What would you like to learn about in ELA class?
    • Write one question that you have for Ms. Ward.
  2. Name Game (Getting to Know Each Other) – DI / GP
  3. Name Tents – Each scholar makes a name tent for his/her desk (keep in class folder to re-use) – DI/IP
    • Scholars may continue working quietly as we begin discussing the Social Contract
  4. Social Contract work continues
    • Scholars refer to yesterday’s responses (making sure all responses are complete) – IP
    • Scholars discuss yesterday’s responses in pairs or trios –GP
    • Representatives share thoughts with the class. -GP
  5. Lesson Closure: We will finalize and sign the social contract on Monday and Tuesday next week.
    Thumbs Up = I feel good about the social contract so far, Thumbs Down = I don’t like the social contract,

Thumb sideways = I’m not sure how I feel

Differentiation: Building Community, Thumb Rating, small groups

Key Vocabulary: Classroom Community, Social Contract, Adjective (used with Name Game)

Homework: Please bring your composition book by Monday, if you can.


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