June 1: Digital Portfolios: Student Choice!

Click HERE for the Unit 10: Digital Portfolio HyperDoc

Goals: Revise, edit, and reflect the student choice piece for your portfolio. Add it to your portfolio site.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks–Today
  • iPad return Monday
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6
  • Last day to turn in late work June 6–I’m Finished or Request a Regrade forms

 

1) #077 Starter

Open #077 Starter on Google Classroom.  Read the directions carefully before you start.

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2) #072: Digital Portfolio–Revise & Edit Your Explanatory Writing.

Before you start, open the directions by click the image below or in Google Classroom: #072 Digital Portfolio

Digital Portfolio Screen Shot

Next , choose another writing sample to include in your portfolio. This may be a poem or something you wrote in weekly pages. You may also choose something you wrote in another class.

You can search by the word “argument” or follow this workflow: Google Drive > Classroom folder > English 7 folder > search for your writing

Follow the directions below to revise and edit your work:

Revise & Edit

Click HERE for how to change the sharing settings to “anyone with the link.”

 

3) Add the student choice writing Doc to Your Portfolio Site and Write Your Reflection

Click HERE for how to add a Doc to your site.

On the Narrative page for your site, write a reflection responding to the question below:

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Homework: Put your iPad, case, and keyboard in your backpack to bring for Monday, Finish revising and editing your student choice writing

Thursday, May 31: Revise & Reflect on Argument Writing

Click HERE for the Unit 10: Digital Portfolio HyperDoc

Goals: Revise, edit, and reflect on the argument piece you wrote this year. Add it to your portfolio site.

Announcements:

  • Book Talks–Tomorrow
  • iPad return June 4
  • Digital Portfolio project due June 6
  • Last day to turn in late work June 6–I’m Finished or Request a Regrade forms

 

1) #076 Starter

Open #076 Starter on Google Classroom.  Read the directions carefully before you start.

 

2) #072: Digital Portfolio–Revise & Edit Your Explanatory Writing.

Before you start, open the directions by click the image below or in Google Classroom: #072 Digital Portfolio

Digital Portfolio Screen Shot

Next , find your argument writing in Google Drive.

You can search by the word “argument” or follow this workflow: Google Drive > Classroom folder > English 7 folder > search for your argument essay

Follow the directions below to revise and edit your work:

Revise & Edit

Click HERE for how to change the sharing settings to “anyone with the link.”

 

3) Add the argument writing Doc to Your Portfolio Site and Write Your Reflection

Click HERE for how to add a Doc to your site.

On the Narrative page for your site, write a reflection responding to the question below:

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Homework: Charge iPad, Finish revising and editing your argument writing

Tuesday, March 13: Revising from Feedback

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Read the teacher feedback about your written argument (in Google Classroom). Make changes to your draft and Request a Regrade. Read an article about Anne Frank in preparation for tomorrow’s assembly.

Announcements

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog, renew or Checkout Library Books, complete agenda
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Written Argument: Revise based on my feedback. Request a regrade (lower than 3).
  • Make-Up Speeches: Dominick, Noah, Jason
  • Book Talks Monday 3/19

 

1) Starter: Golden 10 (Revising Your Argument Draft from Feedback)

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

Revising Meaning

Most students spend the Golden 10 revising the argument draft from my feedback. To see my comments, click on the assignment titled Argument Draft in Google Classroom.

Notice I have recorded STRENGTHS & STRETCHES. Strengths are what you did well. Stretches are things for you to improve in order to make your argument better.

 

After you read your feedback, please reply back with a question or comment.

 

After you revise your draft, complete the Request a Regrade form.

 

2) Newsela: “Anne Frank”

In preparation for tomorrow’s assembly, read the Newsela article assigned to you about Anne Frank. Click HERE for the article. Be sure to sign in with Google.

After you read, complete the writing activity and take the quiz.

 

3) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Revise Your Argument Draft (Due Thursday), Finish Newsela: Anne Frank (Quiz and Write)

 

March 9: Take a Stand! Speeches Day 2

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Check the blog and make sure you are ready with your speech.
  • Book Talks Monday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment
  • Regrade for Argument Speech: Make a video and email it to amcmillan@sbunified.org I will post it on the home page of NEO.
  • Google Classroom Done / Turn In: Only press done or Turn in if you are actually finished!

 

1) Read / Log / Book Talk

Read for 15 minutes.

Complete this week’s #BookLove Reading Log.

Participate in book talks by giving a book talk or by jotting down titles in your Next Reads list.

Requirements for 60-Second Booktalk

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

On your notes, write each speaker’s name, topic, and check agree / disagree based on what you think about the claim.

 

3) Vote!

Vote on the top three speakers. You will find the voting form in Google classroom. Justify your choices with three reasons. Keep in mind the following learning targets for a point 3.0 score:

The speaker will—
– Introduce a clear claim about a controversial issue.
– Acknowledge alternate or opposing claims.
– Organize reasons and evidence logically.
– Maintain a formal style, avoiding slang or texting language.
– Conclude with a final thought on the controversial issue.

AND

– Use eye contact and adequate volume (speak loud enough for people to hear).
– Pronounce words clearly.

4) Exit Ticket

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

March 8: Take a Stand! Speeches

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Give your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact. Listen and take notes on your classmates’ topics and whether you agree or disagree.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Plan your speech.
  • Argument Help: YouTube “Think Alouds” on  Unit 6:Take a Stand site
  • Take a Stand! Speeches today and tomorrow
  • Book Talks Tomorrow
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss assessment in Google Classroom

 

1) Golden 10

Open your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom. You have 10 minutes to work on your Golden 10. If you are done, skip to the last row.

 

2) Give Speech / Listen to Classmates and Take Notes

 

3) Debrief and Exit

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech / Late Argument Essays (Turn in to Google Classroom)

March 7: Plan Your Speech

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand! Site

Learning Target: Modify your argument essay into speech form. Practice giving your speech with appropriate volume, pronunciation, and eye contact.

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Revise your argument (color-code and reflect & relate)
  • Argument Help: YouTube “Think Alouds” on Take a Stand Site
  • Take a Stand! Speeches Tomorrow
  • Book Talks Friday
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment

 

1) Golden 10

Open your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom. You have 10 minutes to work on your Golden 10. If you are done, skip to the last row.

 

2) Wake-Up Wednesday

Analyzing Craft: What does this speaker do well? What makes his speech effective? Consider what he says and how he says it.

Go to Socrative / ENG7RM 402. Share your response using the cognitive strategy Analyzing CraftWait to read the response of others. Vote.

 

3) Plan Speech & Practice

Find instructions for planning your speech on the Publish! page of the Unit 6 site. After you plan your speech, take turns giving it to a partner. Focus on speaking slowly, pronouncing each word carefully, and using eye contact.

 

4) Debrief and Exit

 

Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Practice Giving Your Speech

Tuesday, March 6: Revise Your Draft

Click HERE for Unit 6: Take a Stand Site

Learning Targets: Analyze your argument draft: How much evidence do you have? Do you have enough reasoning and elaboration? Have you minimized summary?

Announcements:

  • Absent Yesterday? Read yesterday’s blog, especially about how to write a counterargument
  • Argument YouTube “Think Alouds”→ Look on the Writing page of the Unit 6 website or on the Draft Your Argument assignment on G Classroom.
  • Book Talks This Week
  • QUIZ: ArgumentYour Highest Grade is in NEO
  • Make-Up: Monitor & Discuss Assessment

 

1) Starter: Golden 10

Complete today’s weekly work chart. Spend 10 minutes on late work or on To do when you are done.

 

2) Revise & Reflect (Assessment Grade)

Revising Meaning

Click HERE to go to the Revise page on the Unit 6 website.

Watch this video tutorial:

 

After you color-code your essay, complete the Reflecting & Relating form. Go to the Reflecting & Relating assignment in Google Classroom or click HERE. NOTE: This is an assessment grade.

 

3) Workshop Time

Catch Up on Unit 6: Take a Stand.

If you finish the Revise assignment, turn in your draft to Google Classroom.

 

4) Debrief & Exit Routine

 

Homework: Read, Charge Your iPad, Color-Code and Revise