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Claus, Mr. Randall

Lesson Plans

January 27-31

January 21-24 - MAP Testing

January 13-17


Weekend homework:  Work on Lion drawing art project.




Spelling Words

January 27-31 Spelling Words

January 21-24 Spelling Words

Memory Verses


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in who I trust.  Psalm 91:1-2


Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  Psalm 91:3-4

Monday:  Review "old" memory verse and begin learning "new" memory verse.

Tuesday:  Genesis 11:  Make a family tree flow chart tracing the lineage of Abram from Noah to Abram

Practice memory verses

Wednesday:  Genesis 12: God called Abram and God calls you and I

Practice memory verse

Thursday:  Memory verse test


Reading Assignments

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule Final Project

NOTE:  Students will need to purchase a trifold board and bring it to school.

Project Due:  February 6

Monday:  Learn about the elements of a story:  1. Purpose, 2. Setting,  3. Characters,  4. Plot,  5. Conflict,  6. Point of View, 7. Theme,  8. Language devices - similes, metaphors, personification, idioms, allusions, dialect, foreshadowing, symbolism, onomatopoeia, hyperbole,  9. Vocabulary

Tuesday:  Work on project

Wednesday:  Work on project

Thursday:  Work on project


Discovering Our Past: A History of the United States

Chapter 21:  Changing from a rural to an urban society, immigration, and a changing culture

Monday:  Read and Discuss Chapter 21, Lesson 1.  Take Cornell Notes about the following:  1. "old" immigrants  2. "new" immigrants  3. Perceived problems with "new" immigrants  4. emigrate  5. immigrate  6. "Push" factors  7. "Pull factors  8. steerage  9. Statue of Liberty  10. "The New Colossus"  11.  Emma Lazarus  12. Ellis Island  13. Angel Island  14. examiners  15. An immigrant's greatest challenge  16. recruit  17. assimilate  18. Reasons some native born Americans resented new immigrants 19. nativist  20. Chinese Exclusion Act  21. General attitude of Americans toward immigration

Tuesday:  Write a one page essay regarding whether our country should be a melting pot or a salad.

Wednesday:  Share melting pot vs. salad papers in class

Study today's immigration issues.  Write a one page essay about how our country should handle immigration

Thursday:  Share How Our Country Should Handle Immigration papers in class.


Art Project

How to Draw a Lion Head

How to Draw a Lion Head Detailed


Travel Brochure Info

Things to Include in a Travel Brochure

Travel Brochure Writing Checklist/Rubric




Writing and English Class Resources

Research Project:  How Sleep Affects the Mind, the Body, the Immune System, and Safety

How to Cite Media Sources of Information

Monday:  Research the ways sleep affects:  the brain, memory, mental health, mood, and personality, stress management, the immune system, safety at work and while driving, the body’s ability to heal itself, muscles, heart, diabetes,obesity, and alzheimer's disease.  Record the source of each fact you find.  

Tuesday:  Complete research, Works Cited page and cover page.

Wednesday:  Works Cited page due.  Cover page due.  Work on first draft of introduction.

Thursday:  First draft of Introduction due.  Write first draft about stages of sleep.

5 Techniques for Writing Introductory Paragraphs That Hook Your Audience

Transition Words and Phrases 01

How To . . . Speech Template

Microsoft Word Courses

Formatting Text in Microsoft Word

Paragraphs - Line Spacing and Indentations




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