Bennett Lessons

Daily ESE/NES Accomodations

Where appropriate, the following lesson accommodations are utilized for identified ESE and NES students. 1. Provide written outline. 2. Write key points on the board. 3. Make sure directions are understood. 4. Allow extra time to complete tasks. 5. Reduce class/homework assignments. 6. Handout worksheets one at a time. 7. Provide structured routine in written form. 8. Permit computer printed assignments. 9. Provide written directions. 10. Allow extra time for exams. 11. Read all test items. 12. Allow student(s) to write on test. 13. Keep all directions simple and clear. 14. Use materials from a lower skill level if necessary. 15. Class work may be completed at home. 16. Assign buddies and peer tutors. 17. Utilize the Total Physical Response. 18. Limit correcting errors in pronunciation or vocabulary.

WEEK 2 August 17- 21

ELA Class

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday

8/17/20

 

Standard

Target

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

Task

Highlight the The Great Escape Lyrics andthe context clues that define this week’s vocabulary words.

Highlight the The Great Escape Lyrics andthe context clues that define this week’s vocabulary words.

Tuesday

8/18/20

 

Standard

  • Various
  • Various

Target

District Test

District Test

Task

Performance Matters ELA Test

Performance Matters ELA Test

Wednesday

8/19/20

 

Standard

Target

I can determine the main idea in a text

I can determine the main idea in a text

Task

Read and annotate Spiders Text and answer basic comprehension questions from the text.

Read and annotate Water Shortage Textand answer basic comprehension questions from the text.

Thursday

8/20/20

 

Standard

Target

I can use text evidence to support mythinking about what the text says directly and indirectly (inferences.)

I can use text evidence to support mythinking about what the text says directly and indirectly (inferences.)

Task

Highlight the Spiders Text to identify the different types of text evidence (explicit and inferences).

Highlight the Water Shortage Textto identify the different types of text evidence (explicit and inferences).

Friday

8/21/20

 

Standard

LAFS.7.RI.2.5 

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions in Spiders Text.

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept.

Task

Word choice handout including Allusion and Analogy

Scientific text structure activity for the Water Shortage Text.

Reading Class

Weekly schedule unless disrupted by testing or holidays:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday:  5-minute read aloud followed by 20 minutes of independent reading and 5 minutes of journaling.  Tuesday and Thursday: 20 minutes of Freckle.

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

 

 

Monday

8/17/20

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

LAFS.7.RI.2.5

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept.

Task

Using a Flocabulary activity, students will dilineate between connotative and denotative words in text.

Flocabulary Text Structure Video and activity for identifying types of informative text structures.

Tuesday

8/18/20

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

LAFS.7.RI.2.5

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept.

Task

Using a Flocabulary activity, students will dilineate between connotative and denotative words in text.

Flocabulary Text Structure Video and activity for identifying types of informative text structures.

Wednesday

8/19/20

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

LAFS.7.RI.2.5

Target

Word choice strategy lesson

Text structure strategy lesson

Task

Reading strategy book word choice lesson #

Reading strategy book text structure lesson #

Thursday

8/20/20

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

Target

Word choice strategy lesson

Text structure strategy lesson

Task

Reading strategy book word choice lesson #

Reading strategy book text structure lesson #

Friday

8/21/20

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

LAFS.8.RI.2.4

Target

Review

Review

Task

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

WEEK 3 August 24- 28

ELA Class

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

Task

Highlight the The Great Escape Lyrics andthe context clues that define this week’s vocabulary words.

Highlight the The Great Escape Lyrics andthe context clues that define this week’s vocabulary words.

Tuesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can use text evidence to support mythinking about what the text says directly and indirectly (inferences.)

I can use text evidence to support mythinking about what the text says directly and indirectly (inferences.)t

Task

Highlight the Spiders Text to identify the different types of text evidence (explicit and inferences).

Highlight the Water Shortage Textto identify the different types of text evidence (explicit and inferences).t

Wednesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions in Spiders Text.

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept

Task

Word choice activity including Allusion and Analogy

Scientific text structure activity for the Water Shortage Text.

Thursday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions in Spiders Text.

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept

Task

Word choice activity including Allusion and Analogy and review for Friday assesment

Scientific text structure activity for the Water Shortage Text and review for Friday assesment

Friday

 

 

Standard

Target

Summative test on RI.2.8 and RI.1.1 Formative quiz for two weeks of Flocabulary

Summative test on RI.2.5 and RI.1.1 Formative quiz for two weeks of Flocabulary

Task

Summative/Formative Quiz

Summative/Formative Quiz

Reading Class

Weekly Rotations forr both 7th and 8th grades

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

  • Reading Strategies Lessons pp. 151 and 152
    • Does the story have to be set there and then?
    • Tenses as a clue to flashback and back story
  • Reading Strategies Lessons pp. 151 and 152
    • Does the story have to be set there and then?
    • Tenses as a clue to flashback and back story

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

I can explain how setting contributes to a story.

I can explain how setting contributes to a story.

Task

In small groups, students will discuss how setting contributes to a story.

In small groups, students will discuss how setting contributes to a story.

Friday

 

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

Review

Review

Task

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

WEEK 4 August 31- September 4th

ELA Class

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions in Spiders Text..

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

Task

Word choice activity including Allusion and Analogy

Highlight the The Great Escape Lyrics andthe context clues that define this week’s vocabulary words.

Tuesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can use text evidence to support mythinking about what the text says directly and indirectly (inferences.)

I can analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text,and how it develops and refines a key concept

Task

Highlight the Spiders Text to identify the different types of text evidence (explicit and inferences).

Scientific text structure activity for the Water Shortage Text and review for Thursday  assessment

Wednesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can integrate information from a video with a text

I can integrate information from another source or media.

Task

Integrate information from the video to answer questions from the Spider text.

Integrate information from the table on the US Geological Survey website with the Water Shortage Text to answer this activitiy’s questions.

Thursday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can distinguish between connotative and denotative definitions in Spiders Text.

Summative test on RI.2.5 RI.3.9, and RI.1.1

Task

Word choice activity including Allusion and Analogy and review for Friday assesment

Summative Test for our Water Shortage Unit

Friday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

Task

Using the 8th Flocabulary Summative Review Book, students will practice withe a variety of targeted vocabulary strategies.

Using the 7th Flocabulary Summative Review Book, students will practice withe a variety of targeted vocabulary strategies.

Reading Class

Weekly Rotations forr both 7th and 8th grades

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

I can provide an objective summary of a text

I can provide an objective summary of a text

Task

In small groups, create an objective summary of the text (Strategies p. 149)

In small groups, create an objective summary of the text (Strategies p. 149)

Friday

 

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

Review

Review

Task

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

WEEK 5 September 8th to September 11th

ELA Class

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday

 

 

Standard

Target

 

 

Task

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

I can define words or phrases based on context clues in text.

Task

Using the 8th Flocabulary Summative Review Book, students will practice withe a variety of targeted vocabulary strategies.

Using the 7th Flocabulary Summative Review Book, students will practice withe a variety of targeted vocabulary strategies.

Wednesday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can demonstrate mastery of unit vocabulary words

I can demonstrate mastery of unit vocabulary words

Task

Unit 1 Summative Vocabulary Exam for 8th grade (The Great Escape)

Unir 1 Summative Vocabulary Exam for 7th grade (Too Easy)

Thursday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can use the RACES writing strategy to craft responses to questions in writing

I can use the RACES writing strategy to craft responses to questions in writing

Task

Students are introduced to the RACES writing strategy and will practice responding according to the strategy

Students are introduced to the RACES writing strategy and will practice responding according to the strategy

Friday

 

 

Standard

Target

I can use the RACES writing strategy to craft responses to questions in writing

I can use the RACES writing strategy to craft responses to questions in writing

Task

Students are introduced to the RACES writing strategy and will practice responding according to the strategy

Students are introduced to the RACES writing strategy and will practice responding according to the strategy

Reading Class

Weekly Rotations forr both 7th and 8th grades: The weekly schedule is highly structured with two mini lessons on Monday and Wednesday.  There will be only one small group on those days.  Tuesday and Thursday will have two.  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays will be used for Read alouds. Fridays will be used as make-up days for small groups and read alouds

 

8th Grade

7th Grade

Weekly Resources

Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

I can provide an objective summary of a text

I can provide an objective summary of a text

Task

In small groups, create an objective summary of the text (Strategies p. 149)

In small groups, create an objective summary of the text (Strategies p. 149)

Friday

 

 

Standard

LAFS.8.RL.1.2

LAFS,7.RL.1.2

Target

Review

Review

Task

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding

Review and revisit lessons for the week for complete understanding