Friday, April 27: Last Day of CAASPP Testing

Goals: Finish CAASPP Performance Task. Read. Track progress with reading log. Participate in book talks. Explore genres of fiction. Reflect and relate on the genre activity.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks for Today and Monday 4/30
  • DUE: #053 #BookLove Reading Log, #022 Poetry Workshop (Visible Poem with 2 academic comments)
  • Bring fully charged iPad on Monday
  • Progress Report grades due today

1. CAASPP Performance Task

2. Read

3. #053 #BookLove Reading Log

Complete your reading log for this week. Click MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

EXAMPLE

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, #022 Visible Poem (poem, image, 2 academic comments), #BookLove Reading Log (if needed)

Thursday, April 26: #ThoughtfulThursday & Poetry Workshop

Goals: Watch a animated video of a poem. Analyze craft and form an evidence-supported interpretation. Revise your visible poem and write two supportive, academic comments to other students.

Announcements:

  • Performance Task day 2 tomorrow
  • Book talks for tomorrow and next Friday (May 4)

Agenda:

1.#052 Starter #ThoughtfulThursday Video

Open the #052 Starter in Google Classroom.

The #052 Starter has two questions. Watch the video twice and answer one part after each viewing.

  1. ANALYZING CRAFT: A golden line for me is…
  2. FORMING INTERPRETATIONS: The idea I’m getting is… OR What this means to me is…

Support your interpretation with evidence from the video.

When you finish, press See previous responses to read what your classmates wrote.

3. #022 Poetry Workshop

Open the #o22 Poetry Workshop in Google Classroom.

Reread the directions. Open the Poetry Workshop HyperDoc and reread the Publish section. Revise your poem, add two comments to other students, and MARK AS DONE. If you have time, complete the EXTEND activity.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Finish Poetry Workshop

Friday, April 20: Read & Community Circle

Goals: Read. Track your progress. Participate in Book Talks and a Community Circle. Use appropriate discussion techniques as you speak and listen.

Announcements:

  • Block Schedule: Periods 1, 3, 5 on Monday and Tuesday; Periods 2, 4, 6 on Wednesday and Friday.
  • Performance Task Test Wednesday and Friday

 

Agenda:

1. Read, #050 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #050 #BookLove Reading Log. MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

Participate in book talks by giving a talk or by jotting ideas on your My Next Reads list.

2. #051 #FantasticFriday Motivational Video

Watch the video. Respond by Analyzing Craft on Socrative.com. Open the assignment in Google Classroom.  MARK AS DONE.

#051 #Fantastic Friday.jpg

3. Community Circle

Participate in a community circle. Click HERE to see the slides we use to start the conversation.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad

Friday, April 13: #BookLove & PAT Time

Goals: Read. Track your progress. Participate in Book Talks.

Announcements:

  • Late Work: #044 Weekly Pages 14 (Request a Regrade) &  #043 Commonlit.org (Request a Regrade)
  • STAR Test on Monday
  • Quarter 4 Book Talks–>#048 in Google Classroom.
  • #YouCanLearnAnything Starter–>Click HERE to some 4.o responses.

Agenda:

1. Read, #049 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #049 #BookLove Reading Log. MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

Participate in book talks by giving a talk or by jotting ideas on your My Next Reads list.

See the graphics below for how to give a book talk and for how you will earn points.

 

 

2. PAT

If you completed the activities for #043 CommonLit.org–Watch Out: Cell Phones Can Be Addictive, you have earned a PAT (Preferred Activity Time). Thank you for your respectful behavior with the substitute.

NOTE: Some students still need to complete #044 Weekly Pages 14 about the same article. I recommend you complete that assignment before you start your PAT.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, SBAC Testing Begins Monday (Go to Sleep Early & Eat Breakfast)

Thursday, April 12: SBAC Interim (Performance Task)–Part 2

Goals: Read the task for part 2 of the SBAC performance task. Analyze the task by constructing a Do / What chart before you start the essay.

Announcements:

Agenda:

1. #045 Starter: Complete today’s starter in Google Classroom. See your classmates’s responses. MARK AS DONE.

If you missed class today, you can see the #Wake-Up Wednesday video HERE. Respond with the cognitive strategy Making Connections.

2. SBAC Performance Task (Practice)–Part 2

If you are absent you cannot make this up. You need to be in class, so I can activate the testing session. If you want to practice on your own, you can use the SBAC practice site HERE (log in as a guest and choose the grade 7 practice test).

Homework: Read 30 minutes, charge iPad

Wednesday, April 11: SBAC Interim (Performance Task)

Goals: Familiarize yourself with the format and tools of the Smarter Balanced test. Read three texts about mobile technology and learning. Select evidence that you will use to write a longer explanatory essay on the topic.

Announcements:

Agenda:

 

SBAC Performance Task (Practice)

If you are absent you cannot make this up. You need to be in class, so I can activate the testing session. If you want to practice on your own, you can use the SBAC practice site HERE (log in as a guest and choose the grade 7 practice test).

 

Homework: Read 30 minutes, charge iPad, #044 Weekly Pages 14 (Due Thursday)

Monday, April 9: STAR Reading Test

Goals: Plan your week by writing assignments in your agenda. Monitor your reading progress (STAR Reading Test). Read.

 Announcements:

  • SBAC Testing–Practice over the next two weeks. Multiple-choice ELA test starts April 16. Practice Performance Task on Wednesday.
  • 4th Quarter Booktalk will count for an assessment grade. Click HERE to sign up.
  • MARK AS DONE or TURN IN everything in Google Classroom.
  • Substitute Tomorrow: Read and respond to article assigned on CommonLit.org–>Login with school Google account.

Agenda:

1.  #042 Agenda: Open the Unit Calendar in Google Classroom. Write this week’s assignments in your Agenda. MARK AS DONE.

 

3. #043 STAR Reading Test

Go to gvjh.org . Click on the STUDENTS tab. Click on STAR Test Student Log In. Please WAIT quietly for further instructions.

NOTE: If you are absent, you will be called to the library to make-up this test.

 

4. Read

 

3. Debrief & Exit: Two Truths & a Lie!

 

Homework: Read 30 minutes, charge iPad