Tuesday, January 23: Compare & Contrast

Goals: Compare the film The Outsiders with the book. Demonstrate mastery of film terms.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 1/26 and Monday 1/29
  • Absent Yesterday? Write assignments in agenda. Continue Comparing The Outsiders.
  • Review Routines: Entry / Exit / Workshop Time / Consequences

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Answer today’s question. When you are done, choose See previous responses to see your classmates’ answers.

 

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2 and 3

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

After you finish the film write a short paragraph comparing the film to the book. Be sure to answer the questions listed in Part 3: Evaluate.

4) Debrief

 

Monday, January 22: Zoom in, Zoom out, Pan, Low Angle, High Angle, Soundtrack & More

Goals: Read. Update Next Reads lists and participate in Book Talks. Analyze The Outsiders.

Announcements:

  • Check your Semester 1 grade on NEO.
  • The Outsiders film guide (Comparing the Outsiders) will be on the Semester 2 grade.
  • Absent Friday? Make sure you have complete your Reading Ladder Reflection.

1) Read

Open book and reading workshop text

 

Participate in book talks by listening and taking notes in your Next Reads list. Sign up for a book talk by pressing the link in the right sidebar.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. For a month view, click the Assignment Calendar link in the right sidebar.

Agenda 1 - 22

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Book vs. Film)–Continue Part 2

Find your Comparing The Outsiders in Google Classroom. Use film terms to analyze the craft of the film. Consider how each filmmaker’s strategy affects your experience as a viewer.

 

4) Closure

Friday, January 19: Continuing to View The Outsiders

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who completed the Reading Ladder Reflection! I am proud of you for completing your first semester of seventh grade.
  • I am waiting for 12 people to complete the Reading Ladder Reflection
  • I am waiting for 3 Close Reading Responses
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete Reading Ladder Reflection (50 point assessment grade)
  • Book Talk Signups for Monday! (Tim and ???)

1) Check Reading Ladder Qtr 2 AND Complete Reading Log for Week of 1/19

Open your #BookLove Reading Log and scroll to Quarter 2 Reading Ladder Reflection

Look for a ✔ – , ✔, or ✔+ and / or comments in red. Your overall grade is in NEO. Please see the NEO rubric for details.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

Next, complete your reading log for this week.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Continue Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Thursday, January 18: Reading Ladder Reflection Quarter 2

Bookshelf with ReadGoals: Track your reading progress so far this quarter. Write specific goals for next quarter.

Announcements:

  • Are you reading at home 30 minutes daily?
  • Bring book tomorrow for reading time.
  • 1 student missing STAR assessment.

1) Reading Ladder Reflection

  • Open your #BookLove Reading Log in Drive.
  • Scroll to the Reading Ladder Reflection for Quarter 2
  • For Challenge Yourself, list only books you finished.
  • For Find Your Reading Rate, use all the pages you read, even if you did not finish the book.
  • In the set goals section, make sure you answer all questions, and include 2 or 3 Potential Goals for Readers (click the link to open).

TEACHER EXAMPLE

(Click HERE to open in a new window.)

Reading Ladder Reflection

Click HERE to see Ms. McMillan’s actual Reading Ladder Reflection from this quarter. Scroll past quarter 1.

2) What to Do When You Are Done (See the right sidebar for ideas.)

If you have not complete The Outsiders Final Assessment and Reflection, please complete that first.

3) Continue Viewing The Outsiders

Homework: Finish Reading Ladder Qtr. 2, Read, Bring Book Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 17: Introduction to Film Terms

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Starters are different this week. Each day you will start by opening the Google Doc we are working on in order to review what we completed the day before.
  • Missing =  1 permission letter to watch the film.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Starter

  • Go to Google Classroom or Drive. Open the Comparing The Outsiders you started yesterday.
  • Add one more response analyzing the craft of the book (Parts A and B).
  • Make sure you have at least two responses analyzing the craft of the film (Parts C and D).
  • Be ready to share your thoughts.

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Tuesday, January 16: Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

Goal: Compare the exposition of the film with the exposition of the novel. Analyze the author’s and filmmaker’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Close Reading Responses are graded in NEO. Click rubric for an explanation of your score. Congratulations to those of you who finished! I am proud of the way you showed your knowledge of the cognitive strategies.
  • Missing =  2 permission letters to watch the film and 5 Close Reading Responses.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Meet in the Library.

Return The Outsiders. Check out a new book (or books).

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. You can click assignment calendar (right sidebar) for the full month view.

 

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

  • Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom.
  • Complete Step 1, Part A and B

  • Watch the first 5 or 10 minutes of the film. Complete Part C.

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Friday, January 12: Reflect & Relate

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Reflect on what you learned from The Outsiders unit. 

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Complete starter and all Outsiders activities. You will be called to the library to make up the STAR test.
  • I still need 5 parent signatures in order for us to watch The Outsiders.
  • Make sure you have turned in your 15 Close Reading Responses to Google Classroom.
  • Meet in the library Tuesday. Bring your Outsiders book to turn in. If you have any other library books, bring those to renew or turn in.
  • Book Talks resume next Friday. Use the form to sign up (right sidebar).
  • Coming Up! Reading Ladder Reflection 1/17

1) Reading Workshop / Reading Log

Take out your book and read silently.

Complete your #BookLove Reading Log for this week. Book Talks resume next Friday. Please sign up on the form (right sidebar).

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Reading and Writing Workshop

  1. Finish reading The Outsiders and finish 15 Close Reading Responses. Click HERE to open the assignment in Google Classroom. Note that this assignment is now late, so you will earn partial credit.
  2. Outsiders Final: Click HERE to open the Final Assessment and Reflection form in Google Classroom.
  3. Done?
    1. Make sure you have completed all No Red Ink and Newsela assignments
    2. Choose a Bonus Points activity from The Outsiders site. There is one in the Research tab and one in the Nonfiction tab:  bit.ly/staygoldGV 
    3. See the options in What to Do When Are Done (right sidebar).

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below: