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

Friday, April 6: #BookLove & Community Circle

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

Announcement:

  • LATE Work: #037 Weekly Pages 13 (Request a Regrade) &  #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge (MARK AS DONE)
  • STAR Test on Monday
  • Practice SBAC Performance Task Wednesday

Agenda:

1. Read, #040 #Book Love Reading Log, & Book Talks

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete your #040 #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. Community Circle

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

 

3. #041 Exit Ticket (Socrative / ENG7 RM 402)

EVALUATING: What do you think about your #ReadingWithoutWalls book so far? Explain.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Bring Book Tomorrow

Thursday, April 5, 2018: #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge

Goals: Identify a book that will be “reading without walls” for you. Post the title, author, and reason it is “reading without walls” to a Google Classroom discussion.

Announcement:

  • Sign up for 4th Quarter Book Talks
  • Due Today: Weekly Pages 13 (top of English Journal Doc)

Agenda:

1. #034 Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Read the directions and answer today’s question. Be sure to press See previous responses to read what your classmates wrote.

2. #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls Challenge!

Read the handout (see below) about the Reading Without Walls Challenge. After you search the online catalog and choose your book, post to the #039 #ReadingWithoutWalls assignment in Google Classroom.

For the national program, click HERE.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Bring Book Tomorrow