Month


6th Grade


7th Grade


8th Grade


Reading


Special Education

September
1st Quarter - Unit 1
Childhood
Narrative Essay
Unit 1
Generations
Narrative Essay
Unit 1
Rites of Passage
Narrative Essay








Weeks 1/2
Library Orientation
Generations
Introduction to Google drive, google docs, google classroom
Symbolism
Banned Books Week
Speed Date
Color Books
Weeks 3/4
Newbery Club
Tech Start:
Introduction to Google drive, google docs, google classroom
Narrative Essay
Circle of Life
Narrative Essay
RADD Leads
How to use your Planner
Pets
Book Fair Genre Activity



October











Weeks 5/6
Children's Rights: Malala Article Annotation
Figurative Language
Google Classroom: Introduce Poetry Terms using Quizlet and Kahoot
Scary Stories
Halloween Books
Weeks 7/8


What’s My Genre? Bookmark Contest
Book Fair Preview

What’s My Genre? Bookmark Contest
Book Fair Preview

What’s My Genre? Bookmark Contest
Book Fair Preview

Scholastic Booktalks

ABC Books
Thanksgiving Books

November
2nd Quarter - Unit 2
Animal Allies
Expository Essay
Unit 5
Facing Adversity
Expository Essay
Unit 2
The Holocaust
Expository Essay








Weeks 9/10
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Weeks 11/12

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

December











Weeks 13/14
Wonder Precepts
What's Your Problem? Realistic Fiction Booktalk
Anne Frank Connections
Anne Frank Background/NBC Learn
New Books Book Pass
Nursery Rhymes



Weeks 15/16

Argumentative Essay:
Daylight Saving Time


Start a Personal Journal to build a bank of narrative stories


Read the Movie


Holiday Books: Bear Stays Up



Winter Break
Winter Break
Winter Break
Winter Break
Winter Break






January











Weeks 17/18
Bucket List
Year in Review: point of view, multiple sources
Martin Luther King Blackout Poetry
Library Mouse
Charlie and Lola
Weeks 19/20


Goal Setting
Martin Luther King Blackout Poetry


Malcolm X Annotation Lesson



Winter Books


February
3rd Quarter - Unit 3
Modern Technology
Argumentative Essay
Unit 4
People and the Planet
Argumentative Essay
Unit 3
What Matters
Argumentative Essay








Weeks 21/22
Animal Allies NBC Learn Story
Rikki Tikki Tavi
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Brown vs. Board of Education: Separate is never Equal

Fairy Tales
Weeks 23/24

Nonfiction book report: Planet Report

Digital Life 101

Flowers for Algernon/Argumentative

Sharks

Valentines

March











Weeks 25/26
Argumentative Essay
Read Across America
Dr. Seuss Video
Cat in the Hat
Read Across America
Dr. Seuss: Horton Hatches the Egg: College Promise
Dr, Seuss
Dr. Seuss
Weeks 27/28
Technology: Using Quizlet and Kahoot to learn Unit Vocabulary
The Giver Censorship Lesson
Argumentative Essay
Ferdinand
Ferdinand

Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break
Spring Break






April
4th Quarter - Unit 5
Exploration
Argumentative Essay
Unit 3
Turning Points
Expository Essay
Unit 4
Human Intelligence
Expository Essay








Weeks 29/30
Planet Report
Works Cited
NBC Learn: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Metaphor and Simile
Works Cited Joke Books
Folktales
Weeks 31/32

Picture books about the Environment
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Scavenger Hunt
Poem in my Pocket
Stellaluna






May











Weeks 33/34
Bookmark Contest
College Promise
Book Fair Preview
Bookmark Contest
Book Fair Preview
Bookmark Contest
Book Fair Preview
Genre Booktalk
Bookmark Contest
Weeks 35/36
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair
Book Fair






June











Weeks 37/38
Summer Programs LBPL
Summer Programs LBPL
Summer Programs LBPL
Summer Programs LBPL
Summer Reading
Weeks 39/40
Closing/Inventory
Closing/Inventory
Closing/Inventory
Closing/Inventory
Closing/Inventory


Alphabetical List of Lessons

Animal Report
Ant Report
Banned Books Week
Bookmark Contest
Booktalks
Bucket List
Call It Courage
Children's Rights: Malala Article Annotation
Color Unit
Cornell Notes
Dictionary Days
Digital Literacy
Elmer (SPED)
The Hangman Poem
Heroes
Horton Hatches the Egg
Genre Dating Game
Goal Setting
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
Figurative Language
Flat Stanley
Immigration Report
Library Mouse
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Narrative Essay
Newbery Club
Orientation
Planet Report
Poem in my Pocket
Read the Movie
Ransom of Red Chief: Irony Lesson
Short Story Writing: Parts of the Story
Simile using Quick as a Cricket (Special Education or ELL)
Summer Programs
Rikki Tikki Tavi
The Terrible Things by Eve Bunting
Thinking Maps
Website Evaluation
Wonder