Pre-AP Lesson Plans

Susan Trent- NMS                  Pre-AP Language Arts Lesson Plan 16-  Dec. 4-8, 2017

TESS Goals/Domain(s)

Goal 1- Impact student learning through cross-curriculum collaboration.  Domains: 1d, 3c

Goal 2- Use knowledge of students to make instructional decisions. Domains: 1b, 1e, 4e

Goal 3- Use technology to enhance instruction and student learning.  Domains: 1d, 3e, 4a


Standards: Goals and Project Presentation

  • RL.6.1-6, RL.6.10
  • L.6.1e, L.6.2, L.6.3, L.6.4c; L.6.5, L.6.6
  • SL.6.1, SL.6.2, SL.6.5
  • W.6.3, W.6.7, W.6.8, W.6.10


  • Student MacBooks
  • Google Classroom
  • Document Camera


  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpretation
  • Elaboration

Academic Vocabulary: anxious, asserting, assumption, collapsing, confidence, disrespect, integrated, memorial, immigration, freedom, eviction, terrorist, skyline, niqab, heritage


Towers Falling Project- continued

Monday-Tuesday:  Towers Falling pages 99-120 in assigned Reading Groups; during reading the groups will identify any new vocabulary words that is on their vocabulary sheet and note the pages/paragraph; following assigned reading, Lit Circle students will be assigned a specific job:  the Summarizer, the Questioner, the Clarifier, or the Predictor.  They will use information on the preprinted bookmark as a guide. 

When job sheet is completed, groups will discuss the information and turn in the sheet.  Take DAZE mid-year assessment

Wednesday: Take STAR mid-year assessment; complete any incomplete work from Mon-Tues;  answer comprehension questions in Google Classroom covering pg. 99-120.

Thursday:  DIBELS- Students will read “The Tree House” and answer multiple-choice/short answer questions; remaining time will be reading independent novels

Friday: Complete any make-up tests


  • Writing Journal
  • Student copies of Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
  • Lit Circle Vocabulary Organizer
  • Lit Circle Job Assignment
  • Student copy of “The Tree House”


  • Read for 20 minutes and complete Home Reading Log.

Cross-Curricular Activities:  

Academic Vocabulary across curriculum:  Towers Falling is based on a true historical event that occurred on 9/11/2001. 

Post: ****Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5; Home Reading Log due on Wednesday Dec. 6th




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