Wednesday, May 23: Newsela Nonfiction Connections

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read a nonfiction article, respond with three annotations, take a comprehension quiz, and write a paragraph identifying the main idea and supporting it with textual evidence.

Announcements:

  • All library books due May 25.
  • iPad return June 4
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6

 

2) FINISH #068 Newsela Article: An 11-year-old gives an inspiring speech at March for Our Lives

Open the assignment in Google Classroom. You may change the Lexile level if it seems too hard or too easy.

  • Annotate the article: As you read, select three passages to highlight. For your response, choose a “Track Your Thinking” prompt from the Thought Log (Click HERE). Include the cognitive strategy abbreviation.
  • Write to the Newsela prompt. This is an assessment grade.
  • Take the Quiz.

FINISHED EARLY? Read another article from the Among the Hidden text set (click HERE). Complete the same 3 steps as you did for the assignment above. Annotate with “Track Your Thinking” prompts. Note the cognitive strategies used. Write. Take the quiz. When you finish complete the I’m Finished form (top menu).

 

Homework: Charge iPad, Finish #66 Voice Actors on Flipgrid, Finish #068 Newsela Article

Tuesday, May 22: Newsela Nonfiction Connections

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read a nonfiction article, respond with three annotations, take a comprehension quiz, and write a paragraph identifying the main idea and supporting it with textual evidence.

Announcements:

  • All library books due May 25.
  • iPad return June 4
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6

 

1) FINISH #066 Voice Actors Wanted! Assessment (DUE THURS 5/24)

Make your recording on Flipgrid. Download the Flipgrid app from self service. You will find the join code in Google Classroom Assignment #066.

 

VOICE ACTORS WANTED ASSESSMENT

VOICE ACTORS WANTED GRADING SCALE

 

2) START #068 Newsela Article: An 11-year-old gives an inspiring speech at March for Our Lives

Open the assignment in Google Classroom. You may change the Lexile level if it seems too hard or too easy.

  • Annotate the article: As you read, select three passages to highlight. For your response, choose a “Track Your Thinking” prompt from the Thought Log (Click HERE). Include the cognitive strategy abbreviation.
  • Write to the Newsela prompt. This is an assessment grade.
  • Take the Quiz.

FINISHED EARLY? Read another article from the Among the Hidden text set (click HERE). Complete the same 3 steps as you did for the assignment above. Annotate with “Track Your Thinking” prompts. Note the cognitive strategies used. Write. Take the quiz. When you finish complete the I’m Finished form (top menu).

 

Homework: Charge iPad, Finish Voice Actors Assessment (Due Thurs., May 24)

Friday, May 18: #BookLove and Revise Thought Log

Goals: Read. Track thinking. Elaborate. Revise.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks—Today, Monday, and Friday Sign-Ups
  • Continue reading your self-selected book—Monday, May 21 Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Download Flipgrid app from Self Service
  • Start Voice Actors Wanted! today and finish Monday

 

1) #067 #BookLove Reading Log 

Complete your #BookLove reading log in Google Drive.
When you finish, MARK AS DONE.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Book Talks

If you are not giving a book talk, take notes on your Next Reads list.

 

4) Revise #058 Thought Log 

 

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Finish #066 Voice Actors Wanted Assessment(Due Monday end of class)

Thursday, May 17: Finish Among the Hidden & Revise Thought Log

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read. Track your thinking. Practice reading aloud with feeling. Make connections between the “hero’s journey” and your own life.

Announcements:

  • Tomorrow–> Voice Actors Wanted Assessment
  • May 21 Quarter 4 Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Book Talks Tomorrow 5-18 and Monday 5-21
  • Return Among the Hidden Tomorrow
  • ASB Election forms available in the front office or room 307–You may run for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, or sergeant at arms.
  • iPad Return June 4 (in English class)–To purchase your iPad apply at bit.ly/sbTEPP

 

1) #065 Starter

Open #065 Starter in Google Classroom or click HERE.

 

3) Read Among the Hidden.

Stop at least two times to practice your voice acting. Remember, your assessment is Friday.

4)Revise #058 Thought Log 

After you revise, choose one entry to be evaluated for an assessment grade. Highlight that entry.

 

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice for Voice Acting Assessment (Tomorrow). Return ATH Tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, May 16: Be the Hero of Your Own Life Story

Click HERE for theUnit 9: Among the Hidden website.

Goals: Read. Track your thinking. Practice reading aloud with feeling. Make connections between the “hero’s journey” and your own life.

Announcements:

  • Friday–> Voice Actors Wanted Assessment
  • May 21 Quarter 4 Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Book Talks Friday 5-18 and Monday 5-21

 

1) #065 Starter

Open #065 Starter in Google Classroom or click HERE.

 

3) Read Among the Hidden.

Stop at least two times to practice your voice acting. Remember, your assessment is Friday.

4) #058 Thought Log 

Open your Thought Log in Google Classroom. Complete today’s entry (5/16).

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Complete Thought Log (Last One!)

 

Friday, May 11: #BookLove and Thought Log

Goals: Read. Track thinking. Elaborate. Revise.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks for next week
  • Continue reading your self-selected book–May 21 Reading Ladder Reflection
  • Sub Plan for Monday

 

1) #063 #BookLove Reading Log 

Complete your #BookLove reading log in Google Drive.
When you finish, MARK AS DONE.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Book Talks

If you are not giving a book talk, take notes on your Next Reads list.

 

3) Read Among the Hidden.

 

4) #058 Thought Log 

Open your Thought Log in Google Classroom. Complete today’s entry (5/11).

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Complete Thought Log

Thursday, May 10: Read & Track Your Thinking

Click HERE for the Among the Hidden Unit 9 website.

Learning Targets: Track your thinking. Refer to the text. Elaborate on your responses.  Revise your work.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Schedule
  • Check Gmail for Mini-Quiz 1 Score
  • Continue Independent Reading at Home
  • DUE TODAY: Thought Log May 3 – 9

 

1) #061 Starter—ATH Mini-Quiz

Open the starter in Google Classroom or click HERE. Use the “track your thinking” prompts to write an extended response to the given passage from Among the Hidden Chapter 17, page 79.

 

2) Read and #058 Thought Log

Continue reading Among the Hidden. Track your thinking as your read.

Take a few minutes to practice your reading fluency. See the graphic below for tips.

Voice Actors Wanted

After reading for 25 minutes, open #058 Thought Log in Google Classroom.

Write today’s Thought Log entry.

Work on elaborating your response. Say more than you normally would.  Spend two minutes revising what you wrote.

 

3) Debrief

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Continue Reading Your Self-Selected Reading Book, Thought Log

 

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