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

Tuesday, March 20: Create a Free Verse Poem

Click HERE for Unit 7: Poetry Workshop HyperDoc

Learning Targets: Write at least two free verse poems. Use sensory details, similes, and metaphors.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday: Check the blog. Read. Complete your GV agenda. Complete Flocabulary: What Is Poetry?
  • Finish Argument Draft (Late)
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Flocabulary Poetry Quiz: Restudy and request a regrade (below 80% or below 3 on NEO).
  • Quarter 3 Reading Ladder Reflection: Thursday–Complete Books I Finished column

 

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) Poetry Workshop HyperDoc: Create Free Verse Poems

Open #022 Poetry Workshop in Google Classroom.

Open the link to the Poetry Workshop HyperDoc.

Scroll to Create Free Verse Poems.

Watch the YouTube tutorial for How to Write a Free Verse Poem.

Write your own poem in your English Journal. Title the entry Weekly Pages 12: Free Verse Poetry.

When you finish, start the next style of Free Verse Poem on the HyperDoc. You need to finish at least two types.

 

3) Debrief & Exit Routine

Analyzing Craft

Open the #027 Exit Ticket assignment in Google Classroom. Answer the question below:

ANALYZING CRAFT: Find the simile in the following lines. What is being compared?

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills..”
– from “The Daffodils” by William Wordsworth

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 12: Free Verse Poetry

 

Tuesday, January 31: Is Social Media Bad for Young People?

Goals: Read and respond to an opinion article from Newsela. Analyze the author’s craft. Add your own opinion to a class discussion.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks Friday 2/2
  • Missing Work (Mostly Good!): 1 Reading Log, 1 Would You Rather? (Weekly Pages 8),  1 English Journal
  • I’m Finished! Tab = If you complete a task from the “What to Do When I’m Done” list, fill out the I Finished Something form to receive credit.

1) Starter

Open the starter in Google Classroom. Answer today’s question. When you are done, choose See previous responses to see your classmates’ answers.

 

2) Reading Arguments: Social Media’s Effects…

Open the Unit 5: Reading Arguments HyperDoc. Read the Planning and Goal Setting task.

 

Read the task for Newsela Article #1. If you have not finished replying to the annotations, do that first. Today’s goal is for you to write to the prompt and take the quiz.

 

When you finish the Newsela quiz, go to Google Classroom and write your own opinion on the discussion post titled, “Evaluating: Is Social Media Bad for Young People?” Use evidence from the article and from your life to answer the question.

After others have responded, press See Classmates’ Answers. Write academic responses to at least two classmates.

4) What to Do When You Are Done

  • Finish Weekly Pages 9
  • Choose an activity from the What To Do When You Are Done list on the right sidebar.

 

5) Debrief

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Weekly Pages 9 (Due Tomorrow), Finish Newsela Article 1 (ALL)

Friday, January 19: Continuing to View The Outsiders

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to those who completed the Reading Ladder Reflection! I am proud of you for completing your first semester of seventh grade.
  • I am waiting for 12 people to complete the Reading Ladder Reflection
  • I am waiting for 3 Close Reading Responses
  • Absent Yesterday? Complete Reading Ladder Reflection (50 point assessment grade)
  • Book Talk Signups for Monday! (Tim and ???)

1) Check Reading Ladder Qtr 2 AND Complete Reading Log for Week of 1/19

Open your #BookLove Reading Log and scroll to Quarter 2 Reading Ladder Reflection

Look for a ✔ – , ✔, or ✔+ and / or comments in red. Your overall grade is in NEO. Please see the NEO rubric for details.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

Next, complete your reading log for this week.

TEACHER EXAMPLE

 

2) Continue Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Wednesday, January 17: Introduction to Film Terms

Goal: Learn the discipline-specific words to discuss films. Take notes on when and how filmmaking strategies are used in The Outsiders. Evaluate the effect of each strategy. 

Announcements:

  • Starters are different this week. Each day you will start by opening the Google Doc we are working on in order to review what we completed the day before.
  • Missing =  1 permission letter to watch the film.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Starter

  • Go to Google Classroom or Drive. Open the Comparing The Outsiders you started yesterday.
  • Add one more response analyzing the craft of the book (Parts A and B).
  • Make sure you have at least two responses analyzing the craft of the film (Parts C and D).
  • Be ready to share your thoughts.

2) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book) Step Two

Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom or Drive. Read the directions for Part 2.

As we watch the film, take notes when you see a particular filmmaking strategy being used. You must have at least one entry each day, but you are encouraged to write more than one.

 

3) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Tuesday, January 16: Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

Goal: Compare the exposition of the film with the exposition of the novel. Analyze the author’s and filmmaker’s craft.

Announcements:

  • Close Reading Responses are graded in NEO. Click rubric for an explanation of your score. Congratulations to those of you who finished! I am proud of the way you showed your knowledge of the cognitive strategies.
  • Missing =  2 permission letters to watch the film and 5 Close Reading Responses.
  • Absent Friday? Complete Reading Log. Take Outsiders Final Assessment (in Google Classroom).

1) Meet in the Library.

Return The Outsiders. Check out a new book (or books).

2) Agenda

Write this week’s assignments in your agenda. You can click assignment calendar (right sidebar) for the full month view.

 

3) Comparing The Outsiders (Film vs. Book)

  • Open your own copy of the note taking Doc in Google Classroom.
  • Complete Step 1, Part A and B

  • Watch the first 5 or 10 minutes of the film. Complete Part C.

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

Tuesday, January 9: When I Stepped Out into the Bright Sunlight from the Darkness…

Image Credit: @DrGarcia via Flickr

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Proofread and turn in Close Reading Responses. Read and annotate one nonfiction article. Complete the No Red Ink pretest.

Announcements:

  • You can find all Outsiders work at  bit.ly/staygoldGV
  • If you are done with The Outsiders, get a new book to read.
  • Newsela app: You can save your annotations. It is hard to see the Save button because it is white text on a white background. Just press annotate, type your response, and find the very hard-to-read Save button on the lower right.
  • Turn in the Outsiders movie permission letter to the Completed Work box.
  • Download Google Chrome from Self Service if you have not done so.

1) Starter

Click HERE to open the starter in Google Classroom.

On the Starter Form, answer the following questions. Use complete sentences.

  • Why is the first sentence of The Outsiders the same as the last sentence?
  • What words help you visualize the memory?

2) How to Revise from Feedback

Read the teacher comments on the close reading responses you finished last week. You should have completed 10 by Friday.

A. Read the private comment in Google Classroom. Click HERE to go directly to the assignment.

 

B.  Click on your Doc to see specific comments and suggestions about what you wrote.

C. It may be easier to view comments in Chrome: Open Chrome > Type Docs.Google.com> Press the three dots in the right corner > Select Request Desktop Version > Open the Doc with Close Reading Responses > Comments are in the boxes on the right side of your Doc.

D.  After you read the comment, make the necessary revision. Do not resolve until you have revised.

EXAMPLE of Doc with Teacher Comments (Chrome Desktop Version)

3) Workshop

Read the following checklist for today’s workshop priorities. Whatever you do not finish is homework.

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below: