March 9: Take a Stand! Speeches Day 2

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and make sure you are ready with your speech.
  • Book Talks Monday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Argument Speech: Make a video and email it to amcmillan@sbunified.org I will post it on the home page of NEO.
  • Google Classroom Done / Turn In: Only press done or Turn in if you are actually finished!

 

1) Read / Log / Book Talk

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete this week’s #BookLove Reading Log.

Participate in book talks by giving a book talk or by jotting down titles in your Next Reads list.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

On your notes, write each speaker’s name, topic, and check agree / disagree based on what you think about the claim.

 

3) Vote!

Vote on the top three speakers. You will find the voting form in Google classroom. Justify your choices with three reasons. Keep in mind the following learning targets for a point 3.0 score:

The speaker will—
– Introduce a clear claim about a controversial issue.
– Acknowledge alternate or opposing claims.
– Organize reasons and evidence logically.
– Maintain a formal style, avoiding slang or texting language.
– Conclude with a final thought on the controversial issue.

AND

– Use eye contact and adequate volume (speak loud enough for people to hear).
– Pronounce words clearly.

4) Exit Ticket

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

March 8: Take a Stand! Speeches

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Plan your speech.
  • Argument Help: YouTube “Think Alouds” on  Unit 6:Take a Stand site
  • Take a Stand! Speeches today and tomorrow
  • Book Talks Tomorrow
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss assessment in Google Classroom

 

1) Golden 10

Open your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom. You have 10 minutes to work on your Golden 10. If you are done, skip to the last row.

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

 

3) Debrief and Exit

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

March 7: Plan Your Speech

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Modify your argument essay into speech form. Practice giving your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Revise your argument (color-code and reflect & relate)
  • Argument Help: YouTube “Think Alouds” on Take a Stand Site
  • Take a Stand! Speeches Tomorrow
  • Book Talks Friday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment

 

1) Golden 10

Open your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom. You have 10 minutes to work on your Golden 10. If you are done, skip to the last row.

 

2) Wake-Up Wednesday

Analyzing Craft: What does this speaker do well? What makes his speech effective? Consider what he says and how he says it.

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM 402. Share your response using the cognitive strategy Analyzing CraftWait to read the response of others. Vote.

 

3) Plan Speech & Practice

Find instructions for planning your speech on the Publish! page of the Unit 6 site. After you plan your speech, take turns giving it to a partner. Focus on speaking slowly, pronouncing each word carefully, and using eye contact.

 

4) Debrief and Exit

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech

Tuesday, March 6: Revise Your Draft

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Analyze your argument draft: How much evidence do you have? Do you have enough reasoning and elaboration? Have you minimized summary?

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog, especially about how to write a counterargument
  • Argument YouTube “Think Alouds”→ Look on the Writing page of the Unit 6 website or on the Draft Your Argument assignment on G Classroom.
  • Book Talks This Week
  • QUIZ: ArgumentYour Highest Grade is in NEO
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Revise & Reflect (Assessment Grade)

Revising Meaning

Click HERE to go to the Revise page on the Unit 6 website.

Watch this video tutorial:

 

After you color-code your essay, complete the Reflecting & Relating form. Go to the Reflecting & Relating assignment in Google Classroom or click HERE. NOTE: This is an assessment grade.

 

3) Workshop Time

Catch Up on Unit 6: Take a Stand.

If you finish the Revise assignment, turn in your draft to Google Classroom.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Color-Code and Revise

 

Monday, March 5: The Counterargument = Argue Back

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Open book and reading workshop text

Learning Targets: Read. Participate in book talks. Address the counterargument to your claim.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read Friday’s blog, complete #BookLove reading log, write Argument body paragraphs
  • Book Talks This Week
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Quiz Retakes: You will take a second quiz today (Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning). Your score will be the highest of the two.

 

1) Read

 

2) Agenda

Copy this week’s assignments in your agenda. For the full month view and active links, click Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

 

3) Write Your Argument

As you write your argument today, keep the counterargument in mind. Your goal is to think ahead about how people disagree with your claim in order to prove them wrong.

Here is one graphic that might help you with structuring your essay:

 

4) Exit & Debrief (Quiz Retake)

If you are absent and you want to retake this quiz, email me or send me a message over NEO.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Finish Your Argument

March 2: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read. Track progress. Participate in Book talks. Add evidence and elaboration (reasoning) to your argument.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on the Dr. Suess celebration.
  • Book talks Monday 3/5

 

1) Read

Complete this week’s reading log.

Participate in Book Talks. Write reading ideas in your My Next Reads list.

 

2) Minilesson: Adding Evidence and Reasoning

Read about Step 5: Write on  Unit 6: Take a Stand

Open your own Argument Draft from Google Classroom. Type your Draft on Docs.

Your goal for today is to write body paragraphs with evidence and reasoning to support your claim.

You  may want to refer to the anchor charts on the slide deck below.

 

3) Quiz: Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM402 to take the quiz. If you are absent, you will need to make an appointment with me to make this up.

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Argument Essay (Intro and body paragraphs)

 

March 1: Dr. Seuss Celebration

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Make Connections to Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Write a list of favorite books.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog for details on writing your introduction and first body paragraph.
  • Book Talks Friday 3/2
  • Dr. Seuss Celebration Today!

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Dr. Suess Celebration

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Finish writing your body paragraphs.