Weekly Words: The greatest mistake a person can make is being afraid to make one.
Gale L. Mitchell’s Lesson Plans Unknown
th th Homework - 7th grade: Complete effective listening poster if not finished in class,
7 and 8 Grade GATE Language Arts & Economics due Friday.
Homework - 8th grade: None
The Week of August 22, 2011
Standard and P.O. Recognize elements of Assess understanding of steps Assess understanding of steps Recognize and practice Assess functional writing
effective communication of effective understanding of effective understanding functional writing
Procedure: Introduce verbal and nonverbal Students will create a panel- Students will complete a panel- Explain purpose of functional Students’ direction for making
communication with mixed style poster that applies and style poster that applies and writing. Elicit examples. In bean burritos will be followed.
messages. Show cartoons. explains the four steps in a explains the four steps in a groups of four, students will Class will identify snafus and
7th Grade LA Explain listening activities. realistic setting. realistic setting. write precise directions to reasons for them.
Periods 1 and 2 Identify the steps of make and serve the perfect
effective communication. Have (Arts integration). (Arts integration) bean burrito (tortillas, beans,
students identify which steps grated cheese, spicy cheese
were missing in elephant dip, sliced olives, microwave,
drawing activity. plates, cutlery).
Standard and P.O. Resources are inputs/factors Identify and categorize Understand variables that Apply and analyze variables Apply and analyze variables
of production resources; use text and impact production that shift production that shift production
Procedure: Discuss categories of graphics to communicate Introduce production Students will “produce” candy Students will identify the
resources; difference between creatively possibilities curve. Students bars with variables in the variables that shift production
privately and publicly held. Students will complete their will take note on variables that process. and impacted their production
Economics Show sample of creative flow flow charts. shift production. Show success yesterday.
Period 4 chart for production. butter/guns relationship.
Students will begin work.
(Arts integration) (Arts integration)
Standard and P.O. Analyze elements of a short Read and analyze expository Collect and interpret primary Read and analyze expository Connect information in media
story; acquire new vocabulary text; recognize importance of source data text to personal experience
Procedure: in a relevant context cultural diversity Same gender groups will list Students will read and discuss Students will watch 7th Heaven
Intro story vocab. Read aloud Introduce Land of the Free advantages and disadvantages “Blue is for Boys and Pink is for episode about gender
“By Any Other Name.” Have and vocabulary. Students will of the opposite gender; then Girls” and “Man Rules.” Expand stereotypes and discrimination.
8th Grade LA students identify incidents of read, discuss, and analyze “The label them as cultural or culture discussion to gender
Periods 5 and 6 intolerance an behaviors that Nacirema People.” physical. issues and differences in
would make them communication.
uncomfortable in school.
1st Period 8:54-9:49 (7th LA) 8:54-9:39
2nd Period 9:53-10:43 (7th LA) 9:43-10:24
7th grade units – “What Did You Say?: Communication”; “Cosmos”
3rd Period 10:47-11:37 (Plan) 10:28-11:09
8th grade units – “Land of the Free”; “What Did You Say?: Argumentation and Debate” 4th Period 11:41-12:31 (Econ) 11:13-11:54
Economics – Metropolis: Economics, Personal Finance, and Consumerism Lunch 12:34-1:04 11:59-12:29
Each thematic unit contains complete descriptions of daily activities and performance objectives from 5th Period 1:07- 1:57 (Plan) 12:34-1:15
Arizona State and TUSD Standards and GATE Scope and Sequence. 6th Period 2:01 -2:51 (8th LA) 1:19-2:00
7th Period 2:55 -3:45 (8th LA) 1:55-2:45