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:

Monday, January 8: Revising from Feedback

Image Credit: @DrGarcia via Flickr

Outsiders Website: bit.ly/staygoldGV 

Goals: Revise close reading responses from feedback. Finish the Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses.

Announcements:

  • Finish The Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses by tomorrow 1/9 (last day). All Outsiders activities, including Newsela and No Red Ink, are due Friday 1/12. 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.
  • Get the Outsiders movie permission letter signed tonight. We will watch the movie next week.
  • Download Google Chrome from Self Service if you have not done so.

1) Reading Workshop

Take out your book and read silently.

2) Agenda

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

 

3) Minilesson: How to Write Exemplary Close Reading Responses

Click HERE to open the example responses in Google Classroom. Annotating the Doc as a PDF, write what you notice about each response. Turn in your work to Classroom when you finish.

 

 

4) Exit Routine

Before you leave, complete the routine outlined below:

 

HOMEWORK: Finish The Outsiders and all 15 close reading responses. Get movie permission letter signed.

Monday, October 23: Reading Workshop & Motivational Monday

Open book and reading workshop text

Goals: Read. Listen to or participate in book talks. Analyze the author’s craft of a Motivational Monday video. Watch a video / listen to a song explaining sensory details.

Announcements:

  • New seats Thursday: If you have a preference, send me a message via NEO or email.
  • Check your NEO grades today for Quarter 1 grades. Grades from Quarter 1 continue in Quarter 2. The semester ends Jan. 19.
  • Absent last week? Read the blog entries. Update your reading log, complete the Reading Ladder Reflection. Complete the Draft Your Narrative assignment from Google Classroom.
  • Substitute tomorrow = PAT time Thursday

Reading & Writing Workshop

1) Read

2) Book Talks: Erik, Isabella, Kimberly

If you hear something you like, jot it down in your My Next Reads list in Notes.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

3) Agenda & Announcements

Copy this week’s assignments in to your agenda. You may also see the month view by clicking Assignment Calendar in the right sidebar.

4) Motivational Monday: A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

As you watch the video, use the cognitive strategy Analyzing Craft to choose a “golden line.”

Share your response with your elbow partner. Be prepared to share with the class.

  • A special line or phrase for me is…
  • This word/phrase stands out for me because…
  • I like how the author uses ___ to show…

5) Log in to Flocabulary.com: Using Descriptive Language

Homework: Read. Charge Your iPad. Bring Ear Buds.