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

Wednesday, April 4: SBAC Interim and Testing Observations

Goals: Practice using the SBAC testing format and tools. Work with a partner to take notes on questions, cognitive strategies used, and tips for test takers.

Agenda:

#038 SBAC Interim and Testing Observations:

After you log in, work with your elbow partner on the practice test.

Read each test question with your partner. Together, agree upon the answer. After you complete each question, one person writes a cognitive strategy you used, a question you have, or a tip you might give to test takers. Take turns writing. You only need to write one note per test question.

When you finish, turn in the paper to me. MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

 

Homework: Read 30 minutes, charge iPad, Weekly Pages 13 (Due Thursday)

Tuesday, April 3: Reflecting & Relating

Goals: Check all of your grades and comments on NEO. Write a reflection about your own scholarly progress and set goals for 4th quarter.

Announcements:

  • SBAC Testing–Practice over the next two weeks. Multiple-choice ELA test starts April 16.
  • SBAC Testing–Do you have your state ID number?
  • 4th Quarter Booktalk will count for an assessment grade. Click HERE to sign up.
  • Are you missing work from Unit 7 (Poetry)? Please finish the assignments and Request a Regrade.
  • MARK AS DONE or TURN IN everything in Google Classroom.

Agenda:

1. #034 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 #TerrificTuesday video HERE. Respond with the cognitive strategy Revising Meaning.

2. #035 Agenda: Open the Unit Calendar in Google Classroom. Write this week’s assignments in your Agenda. MARK AS DONE.

3. #036 Check Your Grades in NEO & Reflect on Your Progress: Open the #036 Check Your Grades Doc in Google Classroom. Check your NEO grades and reflect on your progress as a scholar. TURN IN to Google Classroom.

4. #037 Weekly Pages 13 (Due Thursday): Start the Weekly Pages on the top of your English Journal. Include today’s date (aligned left) and the title Weekly Pages 13. Click HERE for writing ideas.

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

Homework: Read 30 minutes, charge iPad, Weekly Pages 13 (Due Thursday)

Friday, March 23: Polish for Publication

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Read. Update your reading log (track your progress). Polish your poem for publication.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog. Reading Ladder Reflection and MARK AS DONE
  • April SBAC Testing & practice
  • Keep on Reading!

 

1) Read and Update #BookLove Reading Log

Read for 15 minutes and update this week’s reading log. Click

EXAMPLE for 3/23

 

Proofread your #029 Quarter 3 Reading Ladder Reflection. Be sure to include at least one of the Potential Goals for Readers.  Make sure you MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

EXAMPLE QTR 3 Reading Ladder Reflection

 

Participate in Book Talks. If you are listening, write books titles on your My Next Reads list in Notes.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) Minilesson: Polish Your Poem

ANALYZING CRAFT: Study the my example for the #VisiblePoem publication. What do you notice?

Use the example (or mentor text) to proofread and polish your own poem.

 

3) Workshop Time

Here are your priorities for today’s workshop time. Please MARK AS DONE in Google Classroom as you finish each one.

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad

Thursday, March 21: Reading Ladder Reflection for Quarter 3

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Track your reading progress for third quarter. List books from easiest to most challenging. Set specific goals for next quarter.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog. Publish one poem
  • Due Today #026 Weekly Pages 12: Google Classroom > #026 > MARK AS DONE
  • Friday 3/23 Book Talks

 

1) Starter: Golden 10 

Open Google Classroom and assignment #024 Golden 10: Weekly Work Chart.

Read the directions.

Spend 10 minutes on late work or “To do if I have time…”

 

2) # 029 Quarter 3 Reading Ladder Reflection

Open #029 Reading Ladder Reflection Quarter 3  in Google Classroom. Read the instructions.

Choose one goal from the Potential Goals for Readers. This goal must be in your reflection.

Read my example below as a mentor text.

 

3) #022 Poetry Workshop HyperDoc: Publish

Open #022 Poetry Workshop in Google Classroom.

Open the link to the Poetry Workshop HyperDoc.

Scroll to Publish and read the directions. Watch the video tutorials (on the #VisiblePoem Slide Deck) to get started.

 

 

3) Debrief & Exit Routine

Open the #03assignment in Google Classroom. Answer the questions below:

Socrative / ENG7RM402

MONITORING: How many books did you finish this quarter? How many books have you finished this year?

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Read, Charge iPad, #029 Reading Ladder Qtr. 3, #022 Publish Free Verse Poem

 

Wednesday, March 21: Publish Your #VisiblePoem

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Publish one of your free verse poems. Include an original or “free to use” image to help readers visualize.

Announcements: 

  • Absent Yesterday? Read the blog. Create Free Verse Poems for Weekly Pages 12.
  • Quarter 3 Reading Ladder Reflection: Tomorrow
  • New Personal Learning Routine: All assignments are in G Classroom. Start in G Classroom every day. Read the directions. Press MARK AS DONE or Turn In for everything.
  • Friday 3/23 Book Talks

 

1)#024 Starter: Golden 10 

Open Google Classroom and assignment #024 Golden 10: Weekly Work Chart.

Read the directions.

Spend 10 minutes on late work or “To do if I have time…”

 

2) #028 Wake-Up Wednesday Video

Open the Google Classroom assignment #028 Wake-Up Wednesday to type your response to the Favorite Poem Project Video: “Caminante, no hay camino.”

WUW 3:21

 

3) #022 Poetry Workshop HyperDoc: Publish

Open #022 Poetry Workshop in Google Classroom.

Open the link to the Poetry Workshop HyperDoc.

Scroll to Publish and read the directions. Watch the video tutorials (on the #VisiblePoem Slide Deck) to get started.

The YouTube Playlist below contains 3 videos about how to make your #VisiblePoem:

 

4) #030 Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Weekly Pages 12, Books I Finished